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Astrobites is written by graduate students in Astrophysics at universities throughout the US and Europe. Hover over each picture below to read more about the author.

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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:

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

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
Princeton University

Elisa Chisari

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Author since: 12/2012
Past institution(s):
Universidad de Buenos Aires

Brett Deaton
Washington State University

Brett Deaton

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

Chris Faesi
Harvard University

Chris Faesi

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

Ryan Foltz
University of California at Riverside

Ryan Foltz

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

Josh Fuchs
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Josh Fuchs

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

Jaime Green
Columbia University

Jaime Green

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

Korey Haynes
George Mason University

Korey Haynes

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

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

Ben Montet
California Institute of Technology

Ben Montet

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

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

Meredith Rawls
New Mexico State University

Meredith Rawls

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Author since: 11/2013
Past institution(s):
San Diego State University, Harvey Mudd 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

Justin Vasel
Indiana University

Justin Vasel

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Author since: 12/2011
Past institution(s):
University of Minnesota Duluth

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:

Dan Gifford
University of Michigan

Dan Gifford

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

Susanna Kohler
University of Colorado at Boulder

Susanna Kohler

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Author since: 2/2011
Past institution(s):
University of California at Santa Barbara

Elisabeth Newton
Harvard University

Elisabeth Newton

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

Nathan Sanders
Harvard University

Nathan Sanders

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

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

Nathan Goldbaum
University of California at Santa Cruz

Nathan Goldbaum

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Author since: 3/2011
Past institution(s):

Tanmoy Laskar
Harvard University

Tanmoy Laskar

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

Adele Plunkett
Yale University

Adele Plunkett

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Author since: 8/2011
Past institution(s):
University of Chile

Sukrit Ranjan
Harvard University

Sukrit Ranjan

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Author since: 10/2011
Past institution(s):
Massachusetts Institue of Technology

Evan Schneider
University of Arizona

Evan Schneider

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Author since: 02/2011
Past institution(s):
Bryn Mawr College

Lauren Weiss
University of California at Berkeley

Lauren Weiss

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

Astrobites Alumni

Astrobites alumni are past members of the regular rotation:

Aaron Bray
Harvard University

Aaron Bray

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

Ian Czekala
Harvard University

Ian Czekala

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

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):

Kirit Karkare
Harvard University

Kirit Karkare

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

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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Author since: 03/2011
Past institution(s):
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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
University of California at Los Angeles

Kim Phifer

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

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

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

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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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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