Congratulations 2018 PhDs

May 24, 2018

2018 PhD students
From the left, Back row: Anjali Tripathi, Stephen Portillo, Ryan Loomis, Luke Kelley, Xinyi Guo, Chris Faesi, Eddie Chua Front row: Kate Alexander, Jieun Choi, Pierre Christian, Hope Chen, Marion Dierickx, Fernando Becerra Not pictured: Phil Cowperthwaite

Congratulations to the class of 2018. 

Kate Alexander, Edo Berger, Cosmic Extremes: Probing Energetic Transients with Radio Observations; Alexander will take her NASA Hubble Fellowship as an Einstein Fellow at Northwestern University.

Fernando Becerra, Lars Hernquist, Formation of Supermassive Black Hole Seeds in the First Galaxies; Becerra will be a Developer/Designer at a Fathom, a software company located in Boston.

How-Huan Chen (aka Hope), Alyssa Goodman, The Life and Death of Interstellar Turbulence: The Intriguing Case of Ophiuchus; Chen will be a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.

Jieun Choi, Charles Conroy, From Stars to Galaxies: Unveiling Their Properties, Connection and Evolution with Next Generation Stellar Models

Pierre Christian, Avi Loeb, Novel Astrophysical Constraints on Black Holes; Christian was awarded the Steward Observatory Prize Fellowship in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics at the University of Arizona.

Kunting Chua (aka Eddie), Lars Hernquist, Structure of Dark Matter Halos in Illustris: Effect of Baryons; Chua Research Scientist at the Institute of High Performance Computing in Singapore.

Philip Cowperthwaite, Edo Berger, From Design to Detection: Joint Gravitational Wave and Electromagnetic Astronomy; Cowperthwaite be a Hubble Post-Doctoral Fellow at Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena.

Marion Dierickx, Avi Loeb, Simulations of Local Group Galactic Interactions; Dierickx is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Harvard College Observatory.

Christopher Faesi, Charles Lada. The Physical Nature of the GMC Population in NGC 300; Faesi is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany.

Xinyi Guo, Ramesh Narayan, Particle Acceleration and Heating in Low Mach Number Collisionless Shocks; Guo is working for DE Shaw in NY in software development for computational chemistry applications.

Luke Kelley, Lars Hernquist, Massive Black-Hole Binary Mergers: Dynamics, Environments & Expected Detections; Kelley will be a CIERA Post-Doctoral Fellow at Northwestern University.

Ryan Loomis, Karin Oberg, Millimeter/submillimeter Observations of Chemical and Physical Complexity in Protoplanetary Disks; Loomis will be a Jansky Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

Stephen Portillo, Douglas Finkbeiner, Counting Stars: Developing probabilistic cataloging for crowded fields, Portillo will be a DIRAC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Washington

Anjali Tripathi, Sean Andrews, The Resolved Spatial Distribution of Solids in Protoplanetary Disks