Department of Astronomy Center for Radiophysics & Space Research

Current Grad Student Spotlight

Want to know what it's like to be a graduate student at Cornell?

Here are short profiles of some of our current graduate students to give you a feel for what it's like to do graduate study here.

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Kassandra Anderson

[Current graduate student in exoplanetary science.] Kassandra is a second-year graduate student working with Professor Dong Lai on the dynamics of exoplanetary systems, with a focus on the orbital evolution and migration of hot Jupiters. 
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Paul Corlies

[Current graduate student in planetary science.] Paul Corlies is a second year student working with Professor Alex Hayes on a monitoring campaign to track and characterize cloud outbursts in Titan's atmosphere.
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Matt Hankins

[Current graduate student in Infrared Studies] Matt Hankins is a second year PhD student working with Professor Terry Herter on the Faint Object InfraRed CAmera for the Sofia Telescope (FORCAST) instrument. He is interested in massive evolved stars and young stars as well as the galactic center which is home to many of these kinds of objects.
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T. K. Daisy Leung

[Current grad in Astronomy] T. K. Daisy Leung is a graduate student working with Prof. Dominik Riechers on studying the interstellar medium (ISM) properties of distant galaxies.     
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Riccardo Pavesi

Riccardo Pavesi is a fifth year PhD student working with Professor Dominik Riechers on measuring gas and dust properties of galaxies at high-redshift.

Sean Marshall

Sean Marshall is a fifth year PhD student working with Professor Don Campbell on observations of near-Earth asteroids.