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!

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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

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The Daily Rotation

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

Paddy Alton
Durham University

Paddy Alton

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

Natasha Batalha
Pennsylvania State University

Natasha Batalha

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

Joanna Bridge
Pennsylvania State University

Joanna Bridge

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

Ben Cook
Harvard University

Ben Cook

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

Leonardo dos Santos
University of Sao Paulo

Leonardo dos Santos

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Visit @RogueAstro on Twitter
Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):
University of Groningen

Jesse Feddersen
Yale University

Jesse Feddersen

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

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):

Michael Hammer
University of Arizona

Michael Hammer

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

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):

Gourav Khullar
University of Chicago

Gourav Khullar

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Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):
University of Cambridge, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Stacy Kim
The Ohio State University

Stacy Kim

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

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

Tim Lichtenberg
ETH Zurich

Tim Lichtenberg

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

Christopher Lovell
University of Sussex

Christopher Lovell

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Visit @polyphantastic on Twitter
Author since: 12/2015
Past institution(s):

Kelly Malone
Penn State

Kelly Malone

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

Elisabeth Matthews
University of Exeter

Elisabeth Matthews

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

Ingrid Pelisoli
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Ingrid Pelisoli

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

Zephyr Penoyre
Columbia University

Zephyr Penoyre

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

Joseph Schmitt
Yale University

Joseph Schmitt

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

Gudmundur Stefansson
Pennsylvania State University

Gudmundur Stefansson

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

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

Benny Tsang
University of Texas at Austin

Benny Tsang

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

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

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:

Chris Faesi
Harvard University

Chris Faesi

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

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

Nathan Sanders
[Non-academic]

Nathan Sanders

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

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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Author since: 10/2014
Past institution(s):
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Astrobites Authors Emeritus

Astrobiters Emeritus are those authors who no longer write on the daily rotation, but are actively engaged as editors or in other committee service:

Courtney Dressing
Harvard University

Courtney Dressing

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

Maria Drout
Harvard University

Maria Drout

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

Josh Fuchs
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Josh Fuchs

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

Dan Gifford
University of Michigan

Dan Gifford

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Author since: 01/2011
Past institution(s):
Western Washington 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

Tanmoy Laskar
UC Berkeley

Tanmoy Laskar

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

Elisabeth Newton
Harvard University

Elisabeth Newton

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

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
New Mexico State University

Meredith Rawls

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

Astrobites Alumni

Astrobites alumni are past members of the regular rotation:

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

Aaron Bray
Harvard University

Aaron Bray

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

Yvette Cendes
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Yvette Cendes

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

Elisa Chisari
University of Oxford

Elisa Chisari

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

Ian Czekala
Harvard University

Ian Czekala

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

Brett Deaton
North Carolina State University

Brett Deaton

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

Andrew Emerick
Columbia University

Andrew Emerick

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

Ryan Foltz
University of California at Riverside

Ryan Foltz

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

Jaime Green
Columbia University

Jaime Green

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

Shannon Hall
University of Wyoming

Shannon Hall

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

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

Kirit Karkare
Harvard University

Kirit Karkare

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Author since: 10/2011
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):

Elizabeth Lovegrove
University of California at Santa Cruz

Elizabeth Lovegrove

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

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

Erika Nesvold
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Erika Nesvold

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

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):

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

Anna Rosen
University of California at Santa Cruz

Anna Rosen

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

Katherine Rosenfeld
Harvard University

Katherine Rosenfeld

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

Evan Schneider
University of Arizona

Evan Schneider

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

Zachary Slepian
Harvard University

Zachary Slepian

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

Rebecca Smethurst
Oxford University

Rebecca Smethurst

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

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

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

Guest Authors

Astrobites guest authors have contributed one or more articles to the site:

Warrick Ball
University of Cambridge

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Holly Capelo
Wesleyan University

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Amandeep Gill
University of Colorado at Boulder

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Professor Jonathan Fortney
University of California, Santa Cruz

Professor Jonathan Fortney, UCSC

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Professor John Johnson
California Institute of Technology

Professor John Johnson, Caltech

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Tom McClintock
University of Arizona

Tom McClintock

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Ben Nelson
University of Florida

Ben Nelson

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Andrew Pontzen
University College London

Andrew Pontzen

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Dr. Kevin Schawinski
Yale University

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Yuan-Sen Ting
Harvard University

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