Adam Boesky January 2022 – now
Adam is a rising sophomore at Harvard working with me and co-supervised by Edo Berger as a PRISE student fellow. Adam is working on the impact from correlated uncertain parameters on the rates and properties of double compact objects as a function of redshift. Adam is presenting his work with a poster at the GMT conference on black hole physics in Arizona in September and is preparing a manuscript for publication.
Simone Abeti, April 2022 – now
Simone is working on his BSc. thesis in Milano-Bicocca. He is working on the spins of binary black holes with me and Davide Gerosa as advisors. Simone will start his MSc. degree in Astronomy & Astrophysics in September 2022 in Milano-Bicocca, Italy and is presenting his work with a poster at the GMT conference on black hole physics in Arizona in September.
Kaylie Hausknecht, April 2021 – now:
Kaylie started part time in April 2021 and has been working full time over the summer ’21 as a PRISE summer student to explore merging BH-NS and NS-NS binaries and their electromagnetic counterparts and possible contributions to r-process enrichment in our Universe. Kaylie is a Harvard student and will be continue working on this project the coming year.
A screenshot of Kaylie Hausknecht presenting some of the creative news headers from when the first NS-BH detections were announced.
Tom Wagg, 2019-2020:
Together with Selma de Mink I supervised Tom Wagg on his project on BH-NS (and BH-BH and NS-NS) and their detectability in LISA. Tom is now starting his PhD at the University of Washington (UW).
Floris Kummer, 2019-2020
Lokesh Khandelwal, 2019-2020
I immensely value (peer-) mentoring programs and early-career support networks. I have contributed as a mentor to several mentoring programs and (helped) established several mentoring networks over the past years.
I have served as a mentor in several mentor programs including:
- The SAO–UMass Latino Initiative Program (2021 & 2022)
- The Harvard AEMES Mentorship Program (2021)
- The Harvard Astronomy peer-mentoring program (2021)
- W+OCP: The Woman of Color Program (2021)
Mentoring with applying to PhD programs
I have written numerous resources for applying for Ph.D. positions in Astronomy, and every year I support ~10 students with their applications by discussing the application timeline, providing feedback on written essays, and giving advice regarding offers and rejections.