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:

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

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

Keir Birchall
University of Leicester

Keir Birchall

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

Jenny Calahan
University of Michigan

Jenny Calahan

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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):

Sanjana Curtis
North Carolina State University

Sanjana Curtis

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Author since: 01/2018
Past institution(s):
PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore

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

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

Michael Foley
Harvard

Michael Foley

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

Emma Foxell
University of Warwick

Emma Foxell

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

Oliver Hall
University of Birmingham

Oliver Hall

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

Stephanie Hamilton
University of Michigan

Stephanie Hamilton

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

Jessica May Hislop
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics

Jessica May Hislop

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

Tarini Konchady
Texas A&M University

Tarini Konchady

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

Charles Law
Harvard

Charles Law

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

Briley Lewis
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Briley Lewis

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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):

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

Aaron Pearlman
California Institute of Technology

Aaron Pearlman

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

Joanna Ramasawmy
University of Hertfordshire

Joanna Ramasawmy

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Author since: 01/2018
Past institution(s):
University of St Andrews, University of Innsbruck

Jessica Roberts
University of Colorado Boulder

Jessica Roberts

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

William Saunders
Boston University

William Saunders

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

Avery Schiff
University of Colorado Boulder

Avery Schiff

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

Lauren Sgro
University of Georgia

Lauren Sgro

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

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

Aaron Tohuvavohu
Penn State/NASA Swift

Aaron Tohuvavohu

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

Haley Wahl
West Virginia University

Haley Wahl

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

Spencer Wallace
University of Washington

Spencer Wallace

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

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

Jamie Wilson
Queen’s University Belfast

Jamie Wilson

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

Tomer Yavetz
Columbia University

Tomer Yavetz

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

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):

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

Benny Tsang
University of Texas at Austin

Benny Tsang

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Visit @astrobitesbenny on Twitter
Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):
University of Hong Kong

Ashley Villar
Harvard University

Ashley Villar

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

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:

Paddy Alton
Durham University

Paddy Alton

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

Ruth Angus
Oxford University

Ruth Angus

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

Nick Ballering
University of Arizona

Nick Ballering

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

Natasha Batalha
Pennsylvania State University

Natasha Batalha

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

Daniel Berke
Swinburne University of Technology

Daniel Berke

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

Aaron Bray
Harvard University

Aaron Bray

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

Yvette Cendes
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Yvette Cendes

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

Maria Charisi
Columbia University

Maria Charisi

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

Elisa Chisari
University of Oxford

Elisa Chisari

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

Ben Cook
Harvard University

Ben Cook

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Author since: 10/2014
Past institution(s):
Princeton 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

Ian Czekala
Harvard University

Ian Czekala

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

Mia de los Reyes
California Institute of Technology

Mia de los Reyes

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Author since: 01/2017
Past institution(s):
North Carolina State University, University of Cambridge

Brett Deaton
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory

Brett Deaton

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

Jessica Donaldson
University of Maryland

Jessica Donaldson

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

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

Maria Drout
University of Toronto

Maria Drout

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

Lisa Drummond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lisa Drummond

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

Andrew Emerick
Columbia University

Andrew Emerick

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

Chris Faesi
Harvard University

Chris Faesi

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

Jesse Feddersen
Yale University

Jesse Feddersen

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

Ryan Foltz
University of California at Riverside

Ryan Foltz

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

Josh Fuchs
Texas Lutheran University

Josh Fuchs

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

Dan Gifford
[Non-academic]

Dan Gifford

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

Nathan Goldbaum
University of Illinois

Nathan Goldbaum

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

Jaime Green
Columbia University

Jaime Green

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

Matthew Green
University of Warwick

Matthew Green

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

Steph Greis
University of Warwick

Steph Greis

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

Shannon Hall
University of Wyoming

Shannon Hall

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

Michael Hammer
University of Arizona

Michael Hammer

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

Nick Hand
University of California at Berkeley

Nick Hand

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

Korey Haynes
Astronomy Magazine

Korey Haynes

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

Kerrin Hensley
Boston University

Kerrin Hensley

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

Caroline Huang
Johns Hopkins University

Caroline Huang

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

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

Kirit Karkare
Harvard University

Kirit Karkare

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

Joshua Kerrigan
Brown University

Joshua Kerrigan

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

Stacy Kim
The Ohio State University

Stacy Kim

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

Michelle Kislak
University of California at Los Angeles

Michelle Kislak

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

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

Michael Küffmeier
University of Copenhagen

Michael Küffmeier

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

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

Tanmoy Laskar
UC Berkeley

Tanmoy Laskar

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

Tim Lichtenberg
ETH Zurich

Tim Lichtenberg

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

Elizabeth Lovegrove
University of California at Santa Cruz

Elizabeth Lovegrove

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

Christopher Lovell
University of Sussex

Christopher Lovell

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

Kelly Malone
Penn State

Kelly Malone

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

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

Betsy Mills
NRAO

Betsy Mills

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

Ben Montet
California Institute of Technology

Ben Montet

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

Kevin Moore
University of California at Santa Barbara

Kevin Moore

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Author since: 1/2012
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):

Caroline Morley
University of California at Santa Cruz

Caroline Morley

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Author since: 03/2011
Past institution(s):
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bhawna Motwani
California Institute of Technology

Bhawna Motwani

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

Erika Nesvold
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Erika Nesvold

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

Elisabeth Newton
Harvard University

Elisabeth Newton

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

Joseph O’Rourke
California Institute of Technology

Joseph O'Rourke

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

Alice Olmstead
University of Maryland

Alice Olmstead

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Author since: 2/2012
Past institution(s):
Boston University

Tony Pan
Harvard University

Tony Pan

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

Jamila Pegues
Harvard University

Jamila Pegues

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

Ingrid Pelisoli
University of Potsdam

Ingrid Pelisoli

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Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Zephyr Penoyre
Columbia University

Zephyr Penoyre

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

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

Philipp Plewa
Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics

Philipp Plewa

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

Adele Plunkett
European Southern Observatory

Adele Plunkett

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

Sukrit Ranjan
Harvard University

Sukrit Ranjan

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

Meredith Rawls
University of Washington

Meredith Rawls

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

Anna Rosen
University of California at Santa Cruz

Anna Rosen

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

Katherine Rosenfeld
Lincoln Lab

Katherine Rosenfeld

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

Nathan Sanders
[Non-academic]

Nathan Sanders

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

Emily Sandford
Columbia University

Emily Sandford

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Author since: 01/2017
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

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

Nora Shipp
University of Chicago

Nora Shipp

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

Peter Sinclair
University of New Mexico

Peter Sinclair

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

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

Rebecca Smethurst
University of Nottingham

Rebecca Smethurst

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

Eckhart Spalding
University of Arizona

Eckhart Spalding

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

Gudmundur Stefansson
Pennsylvania State University

Gudmundur Stefansson

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

Allison Strom
California Institute of Technology

Allison Strom

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

Joshua Suresh
Harvard University

Joshua Suresh

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

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

Shang-Min Tsai
Universität Bern

Shang-Min Tsai

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Author since: 01/2017
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Sam Turnpenney
University of Leicester

Sam Turnpenney

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

Justin Vasel
Indiana University

Justin Vasel

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Author since: 12/2011
Past institution(s):
University of Minnesota Duluth

Lauren Weiss
University of California at Berkeley

Lauren Weiss

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

David Wilson
University of Warwick

David Wilson

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Author since: 10/2014
Past institution(s):
Lancaster University, Michigan State University

Mara Zimmerman
[Non-academic]

Mara Zimmerman

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Author since: 01/2017
Past institution(s):
University of Wyoming, Juniata College