Student participants

Please click on the links to see the reports from the students of the 2017 program.


Name: Floor Broekgaarden Afilliation: University of Amsterdam Project Title:Efficiently sampling rare events in population synthesis models
PhDAdvisor: Daan Crommelin; Selma de Mink Research Interests:
Theoretical and computational Astrophysics, Gravitational Waves.
Project Advisors: Stephen Justhan, Ilya Mandel, Jon Gair
Name: Micheal Zevin Afilliation: Northwestern University Project Title: Binary-binary interactions
PhD Advisor: Vicky Kalogera Research Interests: Gravitational Waves, LIGO, Stellar Evolution. Project Advisors: Johan Samsing, Carl Haster, Carl Rodriguez, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz
Name: Alejandro Vigna-Gómez Afilliation: University of Birmingham Project Title: Stellar mergers as pair instability supernova progenitors
PhD Advisor: Ilya Mandel Research Interests: Binary Stellar Evolution, Progenitors,Mass Transfer,Common Envelope Events. Project Advisors: Stephen Justham, Phillip Podsiadlowski
Name: Valeriya Korol Afilliation: Leiden University Project Title: Dynamics in primordial black hole clusters
PhD Advisor: Elena M. Rossi Research Interests: Compact Objects,Gravitational Waves, BlackHoles, Binary Systems, Stellar Dynamics. Project Advisors: Ross Church, Melvin Davies, Ilya Mandel, Cole Miller
Name: Zoheyr Doctor Afilliation: University of Chicago Project Title:Testing compact binaries formation models using supernova observations
PhD Advisor: Daniel Holz Research Interests:
Electromagnetic follow-up of Gravitational Wave-Sources/Modeling, Binary Mergers, Astronomical Data Analysis.
Project Advisors: Chris Belczynski, Daniel Holz, Ben Farr, Chris Fryer
Name: Rhondale (Ron) Tso Afilliation: Caltech Project Title:Multiband cosmology using centi-Hertz gravitational wave sources
PhD Advisor: Yanbei Chen Research Interests: Tests of GR, BH environments, GW detection strategies. Project Advisors: Jon Gair, Daniel Holz, Joey Shapiro Key
Name: Stefano Ascenzi Afilliation: University of Rome La Sapienza Project Title: The luminosity function of macronovae
PhD Advisor: Enzo Brocato; Valeria Ferrari; Viviana Fafone Research Interests: Accretion Disks, Compact Objects, Cosmology, Gravitational Waves, Plasma; Astroparticle; Astro; Plasma Physics. Project Advisors: Ryan Foley, Stefan, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Chris Fryer, Nicole Lloyd Ronning, Silvia Piranomonte
Name: Soumi De Afilliation: Syracuse University Project Title:Effect of mass ratio in common envelope flows
PhD Advisor: Duncan Brown Research Interests: LIGO Data; Parameter Measurement, Astrophysics in Compact Binary Sources of Gravitational Waves. Project Advisors: Morgan McLeod, Ilya Mandel, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Tassos Fragos
Name: Luke Kelley Afilliation: Harvard Center for Astrophysics Project Title:Astrometric gravitational wave detections
PhD Advisor: Research Interests: Theoretical Astrophysics, Black-hole Binary Evolution, Nanohertz Gravitational-Wave Signatures, Tidal Disruption Events. Project Advisors: Jon Gair, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Will Farr, Carl Haster
Name: Sophie Schroder Afilliation: Niels Bohr Institute Project Title:Notes on wind in binaries
PhD Advisor: Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Aldo Alberto Batta Marquez Research Interests: Stellar Rotation, Mass transfer on the evolution of massive star binaries, Supernova explosion. Project Advisors: Morgan McLeod, Tassos Fragos
Name: John Ryan Westernacher-Schneider Afilliation: University of Guelph Project Title: Neutrinos and gravitational waves from core-collapse supernovae: Constraints on the supernova progenitor properties
PhD Advisor: Luis Lehner Research Interests: Hydrodynamic Turbulence, Fluid-gravity Duality, Tidal Dsiruption. Project Advisors: Irene Tamborra, Meng-Ru Wu, Evan O'Connor, Erin O'Sullivan, Phillip Moesta
Name:Ariadna Murguia Berthier Afilliation: UC Santa Cruz Project Title:Quasi-spherical accretion flow from the collapse of massive stars
PhD Advisor:Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz Research Interests: Common envelope evolution of binaries, black hole mergers Project Advisors: Agnieska Janiuk, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Ilya Mandel
Name:Mads Sorensen Afilliation:University of Geneva Project Title:The Milky Way and solar neighborhood supernova rate. 
PhD Advisor:Georges Meyenet & Tassos Fragos Research Interests:Stellar and binary formation and evolution, X-ray binaries, Supernovae Project Advisors:Chris F., Duncan Brown, Nicole, Phillip M.
Name: Francisco Rivera-Paleo Afilliation: Universidad Michoacana de San Nicola de Hidalgo Project Title:Novel tests of general relativity
PhD Advisor:Francisco Siddhartha Guzman Research Interests: Accretion Disks, Compact Objects, Gravitational Waves, Plasma, Plasma Physics. Project Advisors: Will Farr, Ben Farr, Jeandrew Brink, Jess McYver, Alex Nielsen