Boettcher, Erin | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: My research interests broadly include observational extragalactic astronomy, galaxy formation and evolution, variable star studies, and cosmic rays.

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Carlson, Erika | Graduate Student

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Chen, Yi-Hao | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: My interests focus mainly on structure formation in the universe, including MHD simulation around compact objects and their impact on cosmic structure. I am also interested in weak gravitational lensing.

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Davis, Julie | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I'm interested in extragalactic astronomy and in particular the gaseous environments around galaxies. I'm part of the CHILES radio survey on the Very Large Array, investigating extragalactic neutral hydrogen and using other multi-wavelength observations to construct a more complete picture of how gas cycles through galaxies.

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French, David | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: Extragalactic astronomy, and primarily the evolutionary consequences of galaxy-absorber interactions.

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Goldstein, Jacqueline | Graduate Student

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Gonzalez-Casanova, Diego | Graduate Student

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Office: 6283B Chamberlin

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Haines, Tim | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I am interested in using massively parallel computing systems such as GPU clusters to perform astronomical simulations at extremely high resolution.

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Hall, Kendall | Graduate Student

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Jones, Logan | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I am interested in AGN, galaxy evolution, and other aspects of extragalactic astronomy and observational cosmology. My previous work includes contributions to a new method of measuring the mass of supermassive black holes in disk galaxies by the pitch angle of their spiral arms.

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Krishnarao, Dhanesh | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I study diffuse ionized gas in the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds using WHAM!

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Kundert, Alisha | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I study fossil galaxy groups and clusters using multiwavelength observations and simulations. I am interested in characterizing the properties of these systems in order to understand their origin and nature.

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Leiner, Emily | Graduate Student

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Office: 5510 Sterling Hall

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Machuca, Camilo | Graduate Student

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Murray, Claire | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: My research interests include star formation, the interstellar medium and gas flows in galaxies.

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Pace, Zachary | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I'm interested in extragalactic astronomy, specifically, the interrelationship between a galaxy's gas content, stellar populations, and morphological structure. My research involves using integral field spectroscopy from targeted WIYN observations and the MaNGA survey to provide spatially-resolved star-formation histories. I occasionally delve into machine-learning, astrostatistics, and data analysis to promote and pursue best-practices. I also do some educational outreach through the SDSS Plates for Education program, Galaxy Zoo, and blogging.

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Pardy, Stephen | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: My research uses N-Body simulations and a wide range of observations to understand the evolution of Magellanic type galaxies (galaxies similar to the Large and Small Magellanic clouds) - especially after merger events. I also study the atomic and molecular ISM in galaxies and how dark matter affects tidal streams.

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Peters, Charee | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: Currently, I am working on cataloging radio observations of supernovae, tidal disruption events, active galactic nuclei, and other variable and transient events from the CHILES survey. I am looking to see how each kind of event changes in brightness and for how long. This will help to better understand each event and lead to new ways of classifying and distinguishing these different kinds of phenomena. I plan on extending this work to other wavelengths, including x-ray and optical. In the past, I have worked on modeling spectra of supernovae and typing supernova remnants via their emission morphology.

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Pollack, Max | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: Blue Straggler stars, mass transfer processes in binary systems, angular momentum evolution of close binaries

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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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Smart, Brianna | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I am presently working on studying the ISM with Matt Haffner. I have previously worked on measuring the motions of stars in the Magellanic Clouds with Knut Olsen, classifying and identifying interesting massive stars in M31 and M33 with Phil Massey, and observing extra-solar planets to constrain their parameters and possibly identify magnetic fields with the University of Arizona Astronomy Club research group.

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Tofflemire, Ben | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I study the formation and early evolution of binary stars. Specifically, I carry out long-term observational monitoring campaigns to characterize how young binary star systems interact with their surrounding protoplanetary disks, left over from star formation.

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Vang, Andrea | Graduate Student

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Office: 6511E Sterling Hall

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Williams, Anna | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: Galaxy structure and evolution from the observational perspective. My current projects involve HST grism spectra for a metallicity study of galaxies at redshift ~2, and radio data from the EVLA to look for signs of AGN in post-starburst galaxies.

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