Meet the Authors

Astrobites is a collaboration between astronomy and astrophysics graduate students from around the world. If you have questions or remarks about a blog post, please leave a comment right below the post. Don’t be afraid to start the conversation!

You can email us at: astrobites@gmail.com

Our Twitter handle is @astrobites

Astrobites is written by graduate students in Astrophysics at universities throughout the world. Hover over each picture below to read more about the author.

Author Map

 

The Daily Rotation

Astrobites regular daily posts are authored by a rotation of authors who each write one article per month:

Aaron Pearlman
California Institute of Technology

 

Aaron Pearlman

 

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Author since: 01/2019
Past institution(s):

Aaron Tohuvavohu
Penn State/NASA Swift

 

Aaron Tohuvavohu

 

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Author since: 01/2018
Past institution(s):
Reed College

Avery Schiff
University of Colorado Boulder

 

Avery Schiff

 

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Author since: 01/2018
Past institution(s):

Briley Lewis
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

 

Briley Lewis

 

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Visit @briles_34 on Twitter
Author since: 01/2019
Past institution(s):
Columbia University, American Museum of Natural History

Bryanne McDonough
Boston University

 

Bryanne McDonough

 

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Author since: 01/2019
Past institution(s):

Caitlin Doughty
New Mexico State University

 

Caitlin Doughty

 

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Visit @ccdought on Twitter
Author since: 01/2018
Past institution(s):
University of Washington

Charles Law
Harvard

 

Charles Law

 

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Author since: 01/2019
Past institution(s):

Ellis Avallone
University of Hawaii

 

Ellis Avallone

 

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Visit @ellantonia_ on Twitter
Author since: 01/2019
Past institution(s):
University of Washington

Emma Foxell
University of Warwick

 

Emma Foxell

 

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Author since: 01/2018
Past institution(s):

Haley Wahl
West Virginia University

 

Haley Wahl

 

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Visit @hwahl16 on Twitter
Author since: 01/2019
Past institution(s):
University of Vermont

Jamie Wilson
Queen’s University Belfast

 

Jamie Wilson

 

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Author since: 01/2019
Past institution(s):

Jenny Calahan
University of Michigan

 

Jenny Calahan

 

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Visit @jkcalahan on Twitter
Author since: 01/2019
Past institution(s):

Jessica May Hislop
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics

 

Jessica May Hislop

 

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Author since: 01/2019
Past institution(s):

Jessica Roberts
University of Colorado Boulder

 

Jessica Roberts

 

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Author since: 01/2018
Past institution(s):

Joanna Ramasawmy
University of Hertfordshire

 

Joanna Ramasawmy

 

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Visit @joramasawmy on Twitter
Author since: 01/2018
Past institution(s):
University of St Andrews, University of Innsbruck

John Weaver
University of Copenhagen

 

John Weaver

 

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Visit @astroweave on Twitter
Author since: 01/2019
Past institution(s):
University of St Andrews, Connecticut College

Kaitlyn Shin
MIT

 

Kaitlyn Shin

 

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Author since: 01/2019
Past institution(s):
Stanford University

Kate Storey-Fisher
NYU

 

Kate Storey-Fisher

 

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Author since: 01/2019
Past institution(s):
Brown University

Keir Birchall
University of Leicester

 

Keir Birchall

 

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Visit @keekslb on Twitter
Author since: 01/2019
Past institution(s):

Lauren Sgro
University of Georgia

 

Lauren Sgro

 

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Author since: 01/2018
Past institution(s):

Michael Foley
Harvard

 

Michael Foley

 

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Author since: 01/2019
Past institution(s):
University of Notre Dame

Oliver Hall
University of Birmingham

 

Oliver Hall

 

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Visit @asteronomer on Twitter
Author since: 01/2019
Past institution(s):

Philippa Cole
University of Sussex

 

Philippa Cole

 

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Author since: 01/2018
Past institution(s):

Samuel Factor
University of Texas at Austin

 

Samuel Factor

 

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Visit @smfactor0 on Twitter
Author since: 01/2018
Past institution(s):
Wesleyan University

Sanjana Curtis
North Carolina State University

 

Sanjana Curtis

 

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Author since: 01/2018
Past institution(s):

Spencer Wallace
University of Washington

 

Spencer Wallace

 

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Visit @scwallace7 on Twitter
Author since: 01/2019
Past institution(s):
University of Arizona

Stephanie Hamilton
University of Michigan

 

Stephanie Hamilton

 

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Visit @StephHamy820 on Twitter
Author since: 01/2018
Past institution(s):
Michigan State University

Sunayana Bhargava
University of Sussex

 

Sunayana Bhargava

 

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Author since: 01/2019
Past institution(s):
King’s College London, University College London

Tarini Konchady
Texas A&M University

 

Tarini Konchady

 

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Visit @sirius_stargaze on Twitter
Author since: 01/2018
Past institution(s):

Tomer Yavetz
Columbia University

 

Tomer Yavetz

 

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Author since: 01/2018
Past institution(s):
Princeton University

Vatsal Panwar
University of Amsterdam

 

Vatsal Panwar

 

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Visit @ExoShastri on Twitter
Author since: 01/2018
Past institution(s):
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

William Saunders
Boston University

 

William Saunders

 

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Author since: 01/2019
Past institution(s):
University of Pennsylvania

Astrobites Administrators

Astrobites is collectively organized by a set of committees composed of members of the Astrobites collaboration. The current members of the administrative committee are:

Amber Hornsby
Cardiff University

 

Amber Hornsby

 

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Author since: 01/2017
Past institution(s):

Ashley Villar
Harvard University

 

Ashley Villar

 

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Visit @astroVAV on Twitter
Author since: 10/2014
Past institution(s):
MIT

Benny Tsang
University of Texas at Austin

 

Benny Tsang

 

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Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):
University of Hong Kong

Gourav Khullar
University of Chicago

 

Gourav Khullar

 

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Visit @isskywalker on Twitter
Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):
University of Cambridge, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Aalto University

Michael Zevin
Northwestern University

 

Michael Zevin

 

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Visit @spacedontwait on Twitter
Author since: 10/2014
Past institution(s):
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Astrobites Alumni

Astrobites alumni are past members of the regular rotation:

Aaron Bray
Harvard University

 

Aaron Bray

 

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Author since: 12/2010
Past institution(s):
Yale University

Adele Plunkett
European Southern Observatory

 

Adele Plunkett

 

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Author since: 8/2011
Past institution(s):
Yale University, University of Chile

Alice Olmstead
University of Maryland

 

Alice Olmstead

 

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Visit @aliceolmstead on Twitter
Author since: 2/2012
Past institution(s):
Boston University

Allison Strom
California Institute of Technology

 

Allison Strom

 

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Author since: 10/2011
Past institution(s):

Andrew Emerick
Columbia University

 

Andrew Emerick

 

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Author since: 11/2013
Past institution(s):
University of Minnesota

Anna Rosen
University of California at Santa Cruz

 

Anna Rosen

 

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Author since: 8/2011
Past institution(s):

Anson Lam
University of California at Los Angeles

 

Anson Lam

 

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Author since: 11/2013
Past institution(s):
California Institute of Technology

Ben Cook
Harvard University

 

Ben Cook

 

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Visit @bacook17 on Twitter
Author since: 10/2014
Past institution(s):
Princeton University

Ben Montet
California Institute of Technology

 

Ben Montet

 

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Author since: 12/2012
Past institution(s):
University of Illinois

Betsy Mills
NRAO

 

Betsy Mills

 

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Author since: 12/2012
Past institution(s):
University of California at Los Angeles

Bhawna Motwani
California Institute of Technology

 

Bhawna Motwani

 

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Author since: 01/2017
Past institution(s):
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Brett Deaton
University of Idaho

 

Brett Deaton

 

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Author since: 11/2013
Past institution(s):
North Carolina State University, Washington State University, Abilene Christian University

Caroline Huang
Johns Hopkins University

 

Caroline Huang

 

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Author since: 10/2014
Past institution(s):
Harvard University

Caroline Morley
University of California at Santa Cruz

 

Caroline Morley

 

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Visit @astrocaroline on Twitter
Author since: 03/2011
Past institution(s):
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chris Faesi
Harvard University

 

Chris Faesi

 

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Author since: 10/2011
Past institution(s):
Indiana University

Christopher Lovell
University of Sussex

 

Christopher Lovell

 

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Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):
Cardiff University

Courtney Dressing
University of California, Berkeley

 

Courtney Dressing

 

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Author since: 12/2010
Past institution(s):
Princeton University, Harvard University, California Institute of Technology

Dan Gifford
[Non-academic]

 

Dan Gifford

 

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Author since: 01/2011
Past institution(s):
Western Washington University, University of Michigan

Daniel Berke
Swinburne University of Technology

 

Daniel Berke

 

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Author since: 01/2018
Past institution(s):

David Wilson
University of Warwick

 

David Wilson

 

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Visit @astrodave2 on Twitter
Author since: 10/2014
Past institution(s):
Lancaster University, Michigan State University

Eckhart Spalding
University of Arizona

 

Eckhart Spalding

 

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Author since: 01/2017
Past institution(s):
Illinois College, University of Kentucky

Elisa Chisari
University of Oxford

 

Elisa Chisari

 

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Author since: 12/2012
Past institution(s):
Princeton University

Elisabeth Matthews
MIT

 

Elisabeth Matthews

 

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Visit @astro_lizzie on Twitter
Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):
University of Cambridge, University of Exeter

Elisabeth Newton
Harvard University

 

Elisabeth Newton

 

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Author since: 12/2010
Past institution(s):
University of California at Santa Barbara

Elizabeth Lovegrove
University of California at Santa Cruz

 

Elizabeth Lovegrove

 

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Author since: 8/2011
Past institution(s):

Emily Sandford
Columbia University

 

Emily Sandford

 

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Author since: 01/2017
Past institution(s):
Yale University

Erika Nesvold
University of Maryland Baltimore County

 

Erika Nesvold

 

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Author since: 12/2012
Past institution(s):

Evan Schneider
Princeton University

 

Evan Schneider

 

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Visit @navelation on Twitter
Author since: 02/2011
Past institution(s):
University of Arizona, Bryn Mawr College

Gudmundur Stefansson
Pennsylvania State University

 

Gudmundur Stefansson

 

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Visit @gummiks on Twitter
Author since: 10/2014
Past institution(s):
University of Iceland

Ian Czekala
Harvard University

 

Ian Czekala

 

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Author since: 12/2010
Past institution(s):
University of Virginia

Ingrid Pelisoli
University of Potsdam

 

Ingrid Pelisoli

 

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Visit @ingrid_rhcp on Twitter
Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Jaime Green
Columbia University

 

Jaime Green

 

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Author since: 11/2013
Past institution(s):

Jamila Pegues
Harvard University

 

Jamila Pegues

 

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Author since: 01/2017
Past institution(s):

Jesse Feddersen
Yale University

 

Jesse Feddersen

 

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Visit @spacehoosier on Twitter
Author since: 10/2014
Past institution(s):
Indiana University

Jessica Donaldson
University of Maryland

 

Jessica Donaldson

 

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Author since: 12/2012
Past institution(s):
Boston University

Joanna Bridge
University of Louisville

 

Joanna Bridge

 

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Visit @bojibridge on Twitter
Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):
Pennsylvania State University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Joseph O’Rourke
California Institute of Technology

 

Joseph O'Rourke

 

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Author since: 12/2012
Past institution(s):
Yale University

Joseph Schmitt
Yale University

 

Joseph Schmitt

 

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Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):
University of Iowa

Josh Fuchs
Texas Lutheran University

 

Josh Fuchs

 

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Visit @fuchsjt on Twitter
Author since: 12/2012
Past institution(s):
Rhodes College

Joshua Kerrigan
Brown University

 

Joshua Kerrigan

 

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Author since: 01/2017
Past institution(s):
University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Joshua Suresh
Harvard University

 

Joshua Suresh

 

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Author since: 12/2010
Past institution(s):
Massachusetts Institue of Technology

Justin Vasel
Indiana University

 

Justin Vasel

 

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Visit @justinvasel on Twitter
Author since: 12/2011
Past institution(s):
University of Minnesota Duluth

Katherine Rosenfeld
Lincoln Lab

 

Katherine Rosenfeld

 

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Author since: 12/2010
Past institution(s):
Harvard University, Yale University

Kelly Malone
Penn State

 

Kelly Malone

 

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Visit @kellyamalone on Twitter
Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Kerrin Hensley
Boston University

 

Kerrin Hensley

 

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Author since: 01/2017
Past institution(s):
Williams College

Kevin Moore
University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Kevin Moore

 

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Author since: 1/2012
Past institution(s):

Kim Phifer
[Non-academic]

 

Kim Phifer

 

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Author since: 8/2011
Past institution(s):
University of California, Los Angeles; University of Cambridge

Kirit Karkare
Harvard University

 

Kirit Karkare

 

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Author since: 10/2011
Past institution(s):
California Institute of Technology

Korey Haynes
Astronomy Magazine

 

Korey Haynes

 

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Author since: 11/2013
Past institution(s):
George Mason University, Macalester College

Lauren Weiss
University of California at Berkeley

 

Lauren Weiss

 

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Author since: 8/2011
Past institution(s):
Harvard University

Leonardo dos Santos
Geneva Observatory

 

Leonardo dos Santos

 

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Visit @RogueAstro on Twitter
Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):
University of São Paulo, University of Chicago

Lisa Drummond
University of Melbourne

 

Lisa Drummond

 

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Author since: 01/2017
Past institution(s):

Lucia Morganti
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE Garching)

 

Lucia Morganti

 

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Author since: 11/2011
Past institution(s):

Mara Johnson-Groh
University of Victoria

 

Mara Johnson-Groh

 

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Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):
University of Victoria, Gustavus Adolphus College

Mara Zimmerman
University of Wyoming

 

Mara Zimmerman

 

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Author since: 01/2017
Past institution(s):
Juniata College

Maria Charisi
Columbia University

 

Maria Charisi

 

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Author since: 01/2017
Past institution(s):
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Maria Drout
Carnegie Observatories

 

Maria Drout

 

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Author since: 8/2011
Past institution(s):
Harvard University, University of Cambridge; University of Iowa

Matthew Green
University of Warwick

 

Matthew Green

 

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Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):
University of Warwick

Meredith Rawls
University of Washington

 

Meredith Rawls

 

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Visit @merrdiff on Twitter
Author since: 11/2013
Past institution(s):
New Mexico State University, San Diego State University, Harvey Mudd College

Mia de los Reyes
California Institute of Technology

 

Mia de los Reyes

 

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Visit @MiaDoesAstro on Twitter
Author since: 01/2017
Past institution(s):
North Carolina State University, University of Cambridge

Michael Hammer
University of Arizona

 

Michael Hammer

 

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Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):
Cornell University

Michael Küffmeier
University of Copenhagen

 

Michael Küffmeier

 

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Author since: 10/2014
Past institution(s):
Freie Universität Berlin, Uppsala University

Michelle Kislak
University of California at Los Angeles

 

Michelle Kislak

 

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Author since: 10/2011
Past institution(s):

Natasha Batalha
Pennsylvania State University

 

Natasha Batalha

 

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Author since: 10/2014
Past institution(s):
Cornell University

Nathan Goldbaum
University of Illinois

 

Nathan Goldbaum

 

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Author since: 3/2011
Past institution(s):
University of California at Santa Cruz

Nathan Sanders
[Non-academic]

 

Nathan Sanders

 

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Author since: 12/2010
Past institution(s):
Harvard University; Michigan State University

Nick Ballering
University of Arizona

 

Nick Ballering

 

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Author since: 12/2012
Past institution(s):
University of Wisconsin Madison

Nick Hand
University of California at Berkeley

 

Nick Hand

 

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Author since: 9/2011
Past institution(s):

Nora Shipp
University of Chicago

 

Nora Shipp

 

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Author since: 01/2017
Past institution(s):
Brown University

Paddy Alton
Durham University

 

Paddy Alton

 

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Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):
University of Cambridge

Peter Sinclair
University of New Mexico

 

Peter Sinclair

 

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Visit @Phiteros on Twitter
Author since: 01/2018
Past institution(s):

Philipp Plewa
Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics

 

Philipp Plewa

 

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Author since: 01/2017
Past institution(s):

Rebecca Smethurst
University of Nottingham

 

Rebecca Smethurst

 

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Author since: 11/2013
Past institution(s):
University of Durham, Oxford University

Ruth Angus
Oxford University

 

Ruth Angus

 

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Author since: 11/2013
Past institution(s):

Ryan Foltz
University of California at Riverside

 

Ryan Foltz

 

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Author since: 10/2011
Past institution(s):

Sam Turnpenney
University of Leicester

 

Sam Turnpenney

 

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Author since: 01/2017
Past institution(s):

Shang-Min Tsai
Universität Bern

 

Shang-Min Tsai

 

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Author since: 01/2017
Past institution(s):

Shannon Hall
University of Wyoming

 

Shannon Hall

 

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Author since: 11/2011
Past institution(s):
Whitman College

Stacy Kim
The Ohio State University

 

Stacy Kim

 

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Author since: 10/2014
Past institution(s):
California Institute of Technology

Steph Greis
University of Warwick

 

Steph Greis

 

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Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):

Suk Sien Tie
The Ohio State University

 

Suk Sien Tie

 

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Author since: 10/2014
Past institution(s):
California Institute of Technology

Sukrit Ranjan
Harvard University

 

Sukrit Ranjan

 

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Author since: 10/2011
Past institution(s):
Massachusetts Institue of Technology

Susanna Kohler
American Astronomical Society

 

Susanna Kohler

 

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Author since: 2/2011
Past institution(s):
University of Colorado Boulder; University of California at Santa Barbara

Tanmoy Laskar
UC Berkeley

 

Tanmoy Laskar

 

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Author since: 2/2011
Past institution(s):
Harvard University

Thankful Cromartie
University of Virginia

 

Thankful Cromartie

 

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Author since: 01/2017
Past institution(s):
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tim Lichtenberg
ETH Zurich

 

Tim Lichtenberg

 

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Author since: 10/2014
Past institution(s):
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Peking University

Tony Pan
Harvard University

 

Tony Pan

 

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Author since: 3/2011
Past institution(s):

Yvette Cendes
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Yvette Cendes

 

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Author since: 11/2013
Past institution(s):
Case Western Reserve University

Zachary Slepian
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 

Zachary Slepian

 

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Author since: 09/2011
Past institution(s):
Harvard University, Oxford University, Princeton University

Zephyr Penoyre
Columbia University

 

Zephyr Penoyre

 

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Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):
University of Cambridge