Prof. Blecha earned her PhD at Harvard working with Avi Loeb. She is an Assistant Professor of Astronomy at the University of Florida where a fair number of recent Harvard graduates have landed including Sarah Ballard, Paul Torrey, Zach Slepian and Stephen Eikenberry.
Since April, PhD alumni Fernando Becerra, How-Huan Chen, and Anjali Tripathi have been working on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 data and epidemiology team. The group has used their data and visualization skills for a range of projects, including their newly created COVID Watch website. Released for the start of flu season, the site makes data available for tracking COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses across the country's largest county. More at: ... Read more about Recent alumni help government COVID-19 data and epidemiology efforts
At the annual Awards Ceremony, Rita Fireman and Astronomy Chair Avi Loeb are seen presenting the Fireman Fellowship Award to Philip Cowperthwaite for this year's best dissertation in the field of Astrophysics at Harvard. This award is named in honor of Rita's husband, Edward Fireman, a long time physicist at the Smithsonian Astronomical Observatory. Phil is a student of Edo Berger and will be starting a Hubble Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena.
The Research Integrity Resources Initiative was created to provide FAS researchers with proactive tools to support excellence in the stewardship of strong research data. Some of these resources are provided to make the FAS community aware of offices, policies, training, and programs that are currently available across Harvard University.
In addition, this initiative also provides resources to manage conflict, communication, and/or behavioral concerns to avoid misunderstandings that may lead to allegations of research misconduct and to foster an...
Hannah Jang-Condell, our alum who received her Ph.D. in 2004, has been given tenure at the University of Wyoming. She is an Associate Professor in their Physics and Astronomy Department. She studies planet formation theory, protoplanetary disk models, extrasolar planets, computational astrophysics, astrobiology. Congratulations, Hannah!
In case you haven't already heard the news about Ryan Hickox - a former Harvard grad student - now tenured professor at Dartmouth! Ryan also is one of the first "house professors" in the house system that Dartmouth is expanding:
Local public radio station WBUR recently broadcast a segment about the Watertown play Silent Sky about the Harvard College Observatory "computers:" Meredith Hughes (PhD 2010) is interviewed at the end of the segment about her great-grandmother, a former head computer at Lockheed Martin. ...