GW Students Present Research at the 19th American Astronomical Society HEAD Meeting

March 1, 2022

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Left to right: Professor Alexander van der Horst, Alyson Joens, Hui Yang, Hallie Fausey, Caden Gobat, Alex Lange, Pi Nuessle, Brendan O'Connor, Rachael Stewart, and Sarah Chastain.

In March 2022 eight (!) GW astrophysics  graduate students and one undergraduate student traveled to the 19th AAS High-Energy Astrophysics Division conference in Pittsburgh and presented their exciting research results. This is one of the largest national astrophysics meetings and the first in-person one after the COVID19 pandemic. The GW student cohort was one of the largest (if not the largest) among all universities. This reflects the rapid growth of GW astrophysics group as well as the quality of  research done by the GW astrophysics students. The topics of the student research projects ranged from gamma-ray bursts, early Universe and magnetars to X-ray and radio surveys, machine-learning (AI) applications in astronomy, and CubeSat design.