News

  • New position at UW!

    Exciting news; as of today I’ve officially started a new position as an Assistant Professor in the astronomy department at the University of Washington! I’m so glad to be joining UW’s fantastic group of astronomers, building my own research group on all-things-massive-stars, and enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. It’s sure to be quite an adventure!
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  • The Weirdest Stars in the Universe at STScI

    This past Tuesday I gave the STScI monthly public lecture in Baltimore, MD – thanks to everyone who braved the rain and thunderstorms to attend! The lecture was livestreamed online and is now available to watch on YouTube. This is one of my favorite public lecture topics, so check it out to learn more about enormous red supergiants, core-collapse supernovae (and their impostors), neutron […]
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  • UV ISM Diagnostics for Star-Forming Galaxies

    The results of our Hubble Cosmic Origins Spectrograph SNAP program, which has had data trickling in since late 2013, are now in press with ApJ! The paper was authored by Erika Zetterlund, a second-year at CU and the first grad student member of my research group, along with Claus Leitherer and Charles Danforth, and shows some very exciting results on developing and […]
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  • AAS 225 Cannon Plenary Talk now online!

    Slidecasts are now available for the 225th AAS meeting plenary talks! If you’re interested in seeing my Cannon prize talk, or any of the other excellent plenaries given at the meeting, click here (AAS login required).
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  • Annie Jump Cannon Doodle and AAS Talk

    Thumbs up to Google for marking Annie Jump Cannon’s 151st birthday with today’s Google Doodle! I was honored to be this year’s recipient of the AAS award given annually in her honor – head over to the AAS award website to see the full list of excellent female astronomers that have been recognized over the years. Along with the other 2014 AAS prize winners I’ll […]
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