Aloisi, Bob | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I am returning to UW - Madison to earn an Astronomy PhD, after initially earning a BS Chemical Engineering degree many years ago. I am working with Professor Vanderburg on Exoplanet research, initially searching for hot Jupiter planets orbiting white dwarf stars.

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Erena, Allison | Graduate Student

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Habegger, Roark | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: Cosmic Ray propagation in the ISM, ICM; Interaction of fluid and kinetic scales in astrophysical plasmas; Compact Object Mergers; Astrophysical Dynamos; Numerical and computational methods for PDEs;

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Ho, Ka Wai | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: Analytical and numerical MHD Turbulence, Star Formation, Tidal Disruption near SMBH and Computational Astrophysics

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Laseter, Isaac | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I am broadly interested in early galaxy evolution and the epoch of reionization. My current project involves finding the lowest metallicity Lyman-alpha emitters out to z ~1, which are the nearest analogues of early progenitors.

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Ley, Francisco | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: My field of research is Plasma Astrophysics and I study cosmic ray acceleration mechanisms using analytical tools and Particle-In-Cell numerical simulations of plasmas.

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Linck, Evan | Graduate Student

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Lopez, Aaron | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: Aaron is working with Professor Rich Townsend and third year grad Jacqueline Goldstein studying oscillation modes of stellar interiors. The goal of their work is to map instability strips -- regions of a stellar parameter space where oscillations may arise spontaneously.

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Machuca, Camilo | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I'm interested in extragalactic astronomy, with a focus on using integral field spectroscopy to understand galaxy dynamics and evolution.

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Majidi, Dorsa | Graduate Student

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McClure, Rachel | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I am passionate about science education and improving public attitude towards the natural sciences. Though my research interests are developing as I explore the department, I currently work on alternative stellar evolutionary paths with Prof. Robert Mathieu.

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Morris, Melissa | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I am interested in learning about the relationship between galaxies and their environments. I work with Eric Wilcots, using AGN with bent radio jets in galaxy groups to learn about the gas that exists in these environments. I'm also passionate about education and making academia more equitable.

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Nine, Andrew | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I am interested in binary stellar evolution and alternative stellar evolution pathways. Specifically, my work focuses on the chemical evolution of stars following mass transfer.

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Oppor, Joshua | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: Primarily interested in instrumentation, specifically integral field unit spectroscopy. Orbital mechanics and galactic kinematics.

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Pena, Teddy | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I'm interested in AGN/host galaxy evolution, galaxy dynamics, and the intersection between high redshift surveys and galaxy simulations. Currently working with Elena D'Onghia on spiral galaxy luminosity profiles.

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Rosenthal, Michael | Graduate Student

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Rosenwasser, Ben | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: My interests lie in galaxy formation and evolution, which I investigate using deep imaging surveys.

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Rybarczyk, Daniel | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: Interstellar Medium; Tiny Scale Atomic Structure (TSAS); Radio Astronomy

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Sha, Lizhou | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I study exoplanets, or planets that orbit stars other than our Sun. I use advanced computational techniques to uncover unusual planetary system architectures. My current focus is on the formation of hot gas giants and the statistics of their planetary systems.

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Stafford, Jennifer | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I study AGN in centers of cool-core galaxy clusters using magneto-hydrodynamic simulations. Currently, I am investigating the role of anisotropic conduction in preventing catastrophic cooling.

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Taylor, Anthony | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I study Emission Line Galaxies at moderate (z=0.3-1, H-alpha, [OIII]5007) and high (z>5, Lyman-alpha) redshifts with wide field multi band optical imaging and deep spectroscopy.

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TorresVillanueva, Estephani | Graduate Student

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Witherspoon, Catherine | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I'm interested in extragalactic astronomy. More specifically, I focus on understanding gas distributions and dynamics in other galaxies.

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Yuen, Ka Ho | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: Analytical and numerical MHD Turbulence, Grain Alignment, Star Formation

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