June 12, 2020 at 4:59 pm

Astrophysics Institute News in Review, 2019-20

This past year, the Astrophysical Institute had three graduate students obtain their Ph.D.s.

Zhejie “Jerry” Ding has taken a postdoctoral position at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Kornpob Bhirombhakdi has taken a postdoctoral position at the Space Telescope Science Institute.

And Reza Katebi has become a machine-learning engineer at Honeywell.

The 10” Fecker telescope continues to draw large crowds during open telescope nights, with more than 1,500 visitors over the past year.

On the research side, Ryan Chornock was heavily involved in observations of the “space cow,” while Hee-Jong Seo has been busy preparing for the start of the DESI survey next year. Douglas Clowe has been busy observing at telescopes in Chile on a project to prepare for the LSST survey in 2023.

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