Graduate Alumni

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Two new alumni, Amber Medina and Theron Carmichael, both 2021 recipients of an Edward Fireman Fellowship

May 28, 2021

Amber will be heading to the University of Texas at Austin as an Early Career Fellow. This postdoctoral position is unique in that in addition to furthering her research on the radiation environments of low-mass stars, she will also be mentored on how to become an effective teacher and research advisor. 

Theron's postdoc plans are to start a research associate position at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland this fall. There he will continue researching transiting brown dwarfs from the TESS mission. 

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Jane Huang

Jane Huang Receives the 2020 Robert L. Brown Outstanding Dissertation Award and the 2020 IAU PhD Prize

May 26, 2021

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) / Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jane Huang is the winner of the 2020 Robert L. Brown Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, for her Harvard Dissertation, Rings and Spirals in Protoplanetary Disks: The ALMA View of Planet Formation.

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Laura Blecha

Alumna Prof. Laura Blecha named 2021 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.

March 22, 2021

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.

More information on her award can be found here. 

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Recent alumni help government COVID-19 data and epidemiology efforts

October 21, 2020
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
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AAS Press Officer Rick Fienberg (Harvard Astronomy PhD 1985) honored for national eclipse viewing safety and outreach

July 30, 2018

AAS Press Officer Rick Fienberg (Harvard Astronomy PhD 1985) is being honored with NASA’s Exceptional Public Achievement Medal “for exceptional service to the nation in [his] tireless efforts for the public’s safe solar viewing of the 2017 total solar eclipse.”... Read more about AAS Press Officer Rick Fienberg (Harvard Astronomy PhD 1985) honored for national eclipse viewing safety and outreach