Sunny Wong wins Steck Award

Sunny Wong, an undergraduate working with me, received the Steck Family Award for the Finest Senior Thesis at UC Santa Cruz for his thesis “Evolution of Helium Star - White Dwarf Binaries Leading up to Thermonuclear Supernovae”. This work is also described in his first author paper of the same name.

Electron-Capture-Initiated Stellar Collapse

I’m in Leiden, NL at the Lorentz Center for a workshop I helped organize on Electron-Capture-Initiated Stellar Collapse.

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The Deaths and Afterlives of Stars

I’m in Baltimore, MD at the Space Telescope Science Institute for the 2019 Spring Symposium.

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Hubble Fellows Symposium

I’m in Baltimore, MD at the Space Telescope Science Institute for the 2019 Hubble Fellows Symposium. I’m giving a talk entitled Double White Dwarf Mergers and the Formation of R CrB Stars.

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MESA Instrument Paper V

I’m in Santa Barbara, CA finalizing the fifth MESA Instrument paper. Here were all are, hard at work. (Photo taken by Matteo Cantiello.)

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