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Astronomy
Picture of the Day
TODAY
18th January 2008
Supernova Factory
NGC 2770
19th July 2005
A Nearby Supernova in M51
SN 2005bf
27th October 2005
The Last Titan
PEOPLE: The Stellar Forensics Group at NYU

Group Head: Maryam Modjaz (the picture below on the right shows me in the Apple Ad "Don't Blink" in 2016 where I explain what "Nits" are

Ph.D Student: Marc Williamson

Postdoctoral Fellow & NYU CUSP lecturer Federica Bianco (homepage)

Postdoctoral Fellow Tyler Pritchard (homepage)

Postdoctoral Fellow (and future MSU faculty) Wolfgang Kerzendorf (homepage)

Former group members:
- Junior Research Scientist Magdalena Siwek (Feb 2018 - July 2018, now PhD student at Harvard University)
- Postdoctoral Fellow Shan Huang (2014-2017, now Senior Data Scientist and Strategist at IBM)

- Postdoctoral Fellow Or Graur (2014-2016, now NSF fellow at Harvard CfA) (homepage) and featured at PhDcomic's 2minute thesis animation

- Ph.D Student: Yuqian Liu (2012-2017; now at Capital One as Data scientist)

- Ph.D. Student Kierran Finn (2015-2016 now PhD student in the UK)

- Junior Research Assistant: David Fierroz (2011-2015)

- NYU-Abu Dhabi undergraduate student Seung Man Oh (2013-2015)

- Ph.D Student Nitya Doddamane (2012-2012)

Some of our activities, besides working on awesome science:
Group outing to the Rose Center Hayden Planetarium (July 2012).


Research group meeting always involves some treats -- here HOME-MADE delicious chocolate-covered strawberries by David et al (August 2012).

The best way to reach me is via email: mmodjaz(at)nyu.edu
Dr. Maryam Modjaz
Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics
New York University
Meyer Hall of Physics
4 Washington Place, room 513
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 992-8780