Bard, Chris | Graduate Student

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I do computer simulations of magnetospheres, both around stars and the Earth. My simulations run in parallel on computer clusters, some on CPUs and others on GPUs.

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Bernstein-Cooper, Elijah | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: Motivation: What role does atomic hydrogen gas play in the shielding and formation of molecular hydrogen in giant molecular clouds? Methods I use: Optical, infrared, and radio observations.

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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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Burkhart, Blakesley | Graduate Student

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Research Interests:

Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence is an essential physical process in our Galaxy and beyond.  How can we better understand it by connecting observations, numerical simulations, and theory?

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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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Chisholm, John | Graduate Student

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Observational galactic evolution, specifically feedback processes that help to regulate star formation and evolve galaxies. I am interested in feedback processes in both star forming galaxies and Active Galactic Nuclei.

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Eigenbrot, Arthur | Graduate Student

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Astronomical instrumentation, primarily related to better use of fiber optics through a better understanding of the effects multi-mode fibers have on astronomical data. Modeling density distributions in edge-on spiral galaxies. Vampire proofing. Ghost busting.

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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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Office: 4558 Sterling

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Gonzalez-Casanova, Diego | Graduate Student

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Office: 6283B Chamberlin

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Gosnell, Natalie | Graduate Student

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I am interested in how close stellar encounters dynamically alter the population of open clusters.  For my thesis, I’m investigating the formation mechanism of blue straggler stars.  I use Hubble photometry to directly detect their white dwarf companions in order to map out the mass transfer history of these fascinating stellar products.

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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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Hill, Nick | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I work with the use of graphical processing units to analyze the spectra of pulsating, binary, and patchy stars. At times, I've dabbled in stellar magnetospheres.

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Kundert, Alisha | Graduate Student

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Office: 4558 Sterling Hall

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Leiner, Emily | Graduate Student

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Office: 5510 Sterling Hall

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Milliman, Katelyn | Graduate Student

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Studying the binary populations of open clusters.

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Mosby, Greg | Graduate Student

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My research interests include (but most certainly not limited to) star formation, galaxy evolution, and instrumentation to advance science. I also dabble in applied mathematics now and then for sport. My current research focuses on using quasars and their host galaxies to test paradigms of galaxy evolution.

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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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Nielsen, Danielle M. | Graduate Student

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I study galaxy groups with particular interest in detecting the intragroup medium via observational methods.

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Pace, Zachary | Graduate Student

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Pardy, Stephen | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I am interested in using numerical simulations and a wide range of observations to understand the evolution of bars and disks in Magellanic type galaxies, especially after merger events. I am also involved in projects on the atomic and molecular ISM in galaxies.

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Peters, Charee | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I am interested in understanding galaxy evolution and structure through radio observations. Specifically, I am probing the neutral atomic hydrogen and cold gas content in galaxies using VLA observations. In the past, I have also worked on modeling spectra of supernovae and typing supernova remnants.

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Ryon, Jenna | Graduate Student

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I’m interested in extragalactic astronomy, specifically, the characteristics of populations of young star clusters in nearby galaxies and how they relate to globular clusters.

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Schechtman-Rook, Andrew | Graduate Student

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I am chiefly interested in the stellar populations of spiral galaxies. Other interests include (but are not limited to) tidal dwarf galaxies, the effects of galactic dust on observed photometric and kinematic parameters of external galaxies, and computational methods for machine learning and vision.

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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: Stars. Specifically, I find atmospheric convection and its role in the development magnetic fields fascinating.

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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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Wold, Isak | Graduate Student

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Research Interests:

Observational astronomy, focusing on radio and UV wavelengths to study galaxy evolution.

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Wood, Corey | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: My primary research interests are in astronomical instrumentation and galactic outflows driven by supernova feedback.

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Yoon, Doosoo | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I'm interested on the dynamics of jets in microquasars (or X-ray Binaries) and their interaction with the ambient medium.

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