Alumni

Current and Former TA / ITC Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students

The Division of Theoretical Astrophysics and the Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) at Harvard University is a center for excellence in theoretical astrophysics that integrates conceptual theory and computational modeling. The ITC was established in 2004 and is regarded by many as the most prominent theory center in astrophysics in the world. Former postdoctoral fellows and graduate students have gone on to premier and competitively sought-after positions in astrophysics after completing their research fellowships at the ITC.

 

NameYear of DepartureCurrent TItleCurrent Institution
Sayan Chakraborti2016Management ConsultantMcKinsey & Company
Cora Dvorkin2016Assistant ProfessorHarvard University, Dept. of Physics
Yanfei Jiang2016Postdoctoral FellowKavli Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Peking University
Lorenzo Sironi2016Assistant ProfessorColumbia University
Annalisa Pillepich2015Postdoctoral FellowMax Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidleberg, Germany
Raffaella Margutti2015Assistant ProfessorNorthwestern University
Cameron McBride2015Senior Research ScientistTruefit Corp.
Michael McCourt2015Postdoctoral FellowUC Santa Barbara
Thomas Greif2015Postdoctoral Fellow 
Laura Sales2015Assistant ProfessorUC, Riverside
Konstantin Batygin2014Assistant ProfessorCaltech
Simeon Bird2014Postdoctoral FellowJohns Hopkins University, Kreiger School of Arts & Sciences
Shy Genel2014Associate Research ScientistThe Flatiron Institute Center for Computational Astrophysics
Dan Milisavljevic2014Postdoctoral FellowSmithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Smadar Naoz2014Assistant ProfessorUCLA
Olek Sadowski2014Postdoctoral FellowM.I.T.
Molly Swanson2014Postdoctoral Fellow 
Mark Vogelsberger2014Assistant ProfessorM.I.T.
Tassos Fragos2013Postdoctoral FellowGeneva Observatory, University of Geneva
Anna Ijjas2013Postdoctoral FellowPrinceton University
Bence Kocsis2013Assistant ProfessorEotvos University
Marc Metchnik2013Postdoctoral FellowUniversity of Arizona
Matthew Walker2013Assistant ProfessorCarnegie Mellon University
Charlie Conroy2012Associate ProfessorHarvard University, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Elena D'Onghia2012Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
Anna Frebel2012Assistant ProfessorM.I.T.
Lijun Gou2012ProfessorNational Astronomical Observatories of China
Patrik Jonsson2012IndustrySpace-X
Kaitlin Kratter2012Assistant ProfessorUniv. of Arizona
Stella Offner2012Assistant ProfessorUMass Amherst
Asaf Pe'er2012ProfessorUniversity College Cork, Ireland
Hagai Perets2012Assistant ProfessorTechnion, Israel
Darin Raggozine2012Assistant ProfessorFlorida Institute of Technology
Yue Shen2012Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Illinois
Debora Sijacki2012Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Cambridge, UK
Svetlin Tassev2012Physics TeacherBraintree High School, MA
Matija Cuk2011Research ScientistSETI Institute
Eric Hallman2011ConsultantAb Initio Software
Mario Juric2011ProfessorUniversity of Washington
Uri Keshet2011Senior LecturerBen-Gurion University
Akshay Kulkarni2011Software Developer EngineerMicrosoft, Inc
Jifeng Liu2011Principal AstronomerNational Astronomical Observatories of China
Jonathan Pritchard2011Senior LecturerImperial College London, England
Yuval Birnboim2010Senior LecturerThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Chi Kwan Chan2010Postdoctoral FellowUniversity of Arizona
Mark Dijkstra2010Associate ProfessorUniversity of Oslo, Norway
Daniel Fabrycky2010Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Chicago
Alison Farmer2010 Industry
Dusan Keres2010Assistant ProfessorUC San Diego
Ruth Murray - Clay2010Assistant ProfessorUC Santa Barbara
Desika Narayanan2010Assistant ProfessorHaverford College
Hiroshi Oda2010 Chiba University
Alicia Soderberg2010Associate ProfessorHarvard University, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Hy Trac2010Assistant ProfessorCarnegie Mellon University
Jaiyul Yoo2010Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Zurich
Daniel Baumann2009Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Cambridge, UK
Sukanya Chakrabarti2009Assistant ProfessorRochester Institute of Technology
Thomas (T.J.) Cox2009Data ScientistVoxer
Gregory Dobler2009Assistant ProfessorNew York University
Adam Lidz2009Associate ProfessorUniversity of Pennsylvania
David Weldrake2009 Australia
Amit Yadav2009Member, AstrophysicsPrinceton, Institute for Advanced Study
Beth Willman2008Associate ProfessorHaverford College
Niayesh Afshordi2007Associate ProfessorUniversity of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute
Joseph Barranco2007Associate ProfessorSan Francisco State University
Avery Broderick2007Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute
Eric Ford2007ProfessorPenn State University
Tommy Grav2007Senior ScientistPlanetary Science Institute
Yuexing Li2007Assistant ProfessorPenn State University
Jonathan McKinney2007Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Maryland
Yeshe Fenner2006Project OfficerRoyal Women's Hospital, Murdoch Childrens Res. Inst., Melbourne Australia
Kazunori Kohri2006Associate ProfessorKEK (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Japan)
Miguel Morales2006Associate Professor University of Washington
Banibrata Mukhopadhyay2006Associate Professor Indian Institute of Science
Joshua Winn2006Associate ProfessorM.I.T.
Volker Bromm2004ProfessorUniversity of Texas, Austin
James Bullock2004ProfessorUC Irvine
Feng Yuan2003Professor and Director of
Astrophysics Division
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory
Stuart Wyithe2002ProfessorUniversity of Melbourne
Vassiliki Kalogera2001ProfessorNorthwestern University
Dimitrios Psaltis2000ProfessorUniversity of Arizona
Woong-Tae Kim2000ProfessorSeoul National University
Mikhail Medvedev2000ProfessorUniversity of Kansas
Volker Springel2000ProfessorHeidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies
Ue-Li Pen1999ProfessorCanadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
Charles Gammie1998ProfessorUniversity of Illinois
Uros Seljak1998ProfessorUC Berkeley
Eve Ostriker1996ProfessorPrinceton University
Shude Mao1995ProfessorJodrell Bank Observatory, University of Manchester
David Clarke1993ProfessorSaint Mary's University, Nova Scotia, Canada
B. Scott Gaudi ProfessorOhio State University
Christopher Kochanek ProfessorOhio State University
Ravi Pilla  Columbia University
Eric Woods Visiting Assistant ProfessorState University of New York, Albany

 

 

 

NameYear of DepartureCurrent TItleCurrent Institution
Maria Drout2016Hubble Postdoctoral FellowCarnegie Observatories
Gregory Green2016Postdoctoral FellowStanford University / KIPAC
Gongjie Li2016Postdoctoral FellowHarvard University
Dylan Nelson2016Postdoctoral FellowMax Planck Institute for Astronomy, Garching
Vicente Rodrigues-Gomez2016Postdoctoral Fellows Space Telescope Science Institute
Yucong Zhu2016Quantitative AnalystD.E.Shaw Group
Nathan Sanders2014Senior Director of Quantitative AnalysisLegendary Entertainment
Paul Torrey2014Postdoctoral FellowMIT
Rebekah Dawson2013Assistant ProfessorPenn State University
Diego Munoz2013Research Associate Cornell University
Tony Pan2013Princial ScientistsInvention Science Fund
Robert Penna2013Postdoctoral FellowM.I.T.
Gregory Snyder2013Postdoctoral FellowSpace Telescope Science Institute
Nick Stone2013Postdoctoral FellowColumbia University
Eli Visbal2013Postdoctoral FellowColumbia University
Gurtina Besla2012Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Arizona
Laura Blecha2012Postdoctoral FellowUniversity of Maryland
Chris Hayward2012Associate Research ScientistFlatiron Institute Center for Computational Astrophysics
Tongyan Lin2012Postdoctoral FellowBerkeley Center for Theoretical Physics
Eddie Schlafly2012Postdoctoral FellowLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Meng Su2012Postdoctoral FellowMIT
Sui Ann Mao 2011Postdoctoral FellowUniversity of Wisconsin - Madison
Robert Marcus2011Systems EngineerNorthrup Grumman Corp.
Roman Shcherbakov2011Software EngineerTeradata
Svetlin Tassev2011Physics TeacherBraintree High School, MA
Stephanie Bush2010Research ScientistIndustry
Claude-Andre Faucher-Giguere2010Assistant ProfessorNorthwestern University
Cesar Fuentes2010Assistant ProfessorCATA, Universidad de Chile
Joey Munoz2010Postdoctoral FellowUCSB
Ryan O'Leary2010Postdoctoral FellowUC Berkeley
Tracey Slatyer2010Assistant ProfessorM.I.T
Alekandre (Sasha) Tchekhovskoi2010Postdoctoral FellowUC Berkeley
Miguel de Val Borro2009Postdoctoral FellowPrinceton, HATSouth Survey
Matthew McQuinn2009Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Washington
Eliza (Miller-Ricci) Kempton2009Assistant ProfessorGrinnell College
Kaloyan Penev2009Associate Research ScholarPrinceton University
Randall Cooper2008Data ScientistGoldman Sachs
Joel Hartman2008Associate Research ScholarPrinceton University
Philip Hopkins2008Assistant ProfessorCaltech
Rebecca Shafee2008Postdoctoral Fellow in GeneticsHarvard Medical School
Ryan Hickox2007Assistant ProfessorDartmouth College
Oliver Zahn2007Executive DirectorBerkeley Center for Cosmological Physics
Brant Robertson2006Associate ProfessorUniversity of Arizona
Hannah Jang-Condell2004Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Wyoming
Feryal Ozel2002ProfessorUniversity of Arizona
Kristen Menou1999Associate ProfessorColumbia University
Rosalba Perna1999Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado
Eliot Quataert1999Professor, DirectorTheoretical Astrophysics Center, UC Berkeley
Ann Esin1998Professor, DirectorHarvey Mudd College
Rohan Mahadevan1997Vice-PresidentPayPal