I am a PhD student based at the Cosmic Dawn Center advised by Sune Toft, with Peter Capak (fmr. Caltech/IPAC), Henry McCracken (IAP), Bahram Mobasher (UCR), and Dave Sanders (IfA/Hawaii). I received my Masters degree in 2018 from the University of St Andrews advised by Vivienne Wild. My research focuses on the assembly and evolution of galaxies across the history of the Universe, through direct observation with telescopes from both space and the ground.
I have held internship or visiting positions at the California Institute of Technology, the University of Hawaii, the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy, Leiden Observatory, and the Maria Mitchell Observatory. I also led the creation of the spectroscopy database AVSpec for the American Association of Variable Star Observers as a Mayall Fellow.
Beyond academia, I am a frequent contributor to popular science publications including the paper digest Astrobites, and have been a long-time volunteer at public observatories.
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PhD in Astrophysics, 2021
University of Copenhagen (expected)
MPhys in Physics with Astrophysics, 2018
University of St Andrews
A near-infrared selected catalog of 1.7 million galaxies with precise photometric redshifts
We employ t-distributed Stochastic Neighborhood Embedding (t-SNE) to tackle this outstanding problem in galaxy evolution
We use SDSS-MaNGA integral field spectroscopy to investigate a sample of rare post-starbust galaxies
We construct and model the Stellar Mass and Mass Density Functions from the COSMOS2020 catalog
We use ESO’s VLT telescope to disect NGC 7252 with spatially resolved spectroscopy
Can machine learning help identify stars in galaxy catalogs?
We use detailed multi-wavelength Hubble imaging to learn about the history and fate of a peculiar galaxy
Robust derivation of Dn4000 and H-delta indices using Principal Component Analysis
We use Hubble Grism Spectroscopy from 3D-HST to identify 29 candidates at z>6
Using the COSMOS2020 catalog to identify the most massive galaxies at 3<z<6
An approved Cycle 1 JWST program to investigate five galaxies and their role in reionizing our Universe
Using variability to determine the dust content and test models of the intrinsic spectral index of quasar variations
Exploring six massive galaxy clusters to investigate dark matter, galaxy evolution, and the first galaxies
The widest multi-wavelength galaxy survey with deep near-infrared coverage and ancillary observations
As first author: 1
I began my career in astronomy as an assistant to a planetarium lecturer. Giving back to the community is a part of who I am.
Astronomy on Tap – Copenhagen is a monthly event held at Huset, organised by astronomers in Copenhagen.
Crisp evening air. Clear skies. Maybe a telescope. Nothing refreshes me more than a night under the stars.