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Rachel Bean

Professor of Astronomy


Current Graduate Students:

Victoria Calafut, 2014-
Cluster mislocation in kinematic Sunyaev-Zel’dovich (kSZ) effect extraction

Georgios Valogiannis , 2014-
Beyond delta: Tailoring marked statistics to reveal modified gravity
Efficient simulations of large scale structure in modified gravity cosmologies with comoving Lagrangian acceleration

Current Cornell undergraduate students:

Trey Driskell, Fall 2018
Samuel Evans, Fall 2018

Recent Undergraduate REU Summer Student:

Jonathan Davis, Summer REU 2018 (Utah Valley University)

Past Cornell undergraduate students:

Keri Heuer, Spring 2017 (rising Junior)
Avirukt Mittal, Spring 2017 (=>Perimeter Institute & UC Berkeley grad school)
Byeonghee Yu, Fall 2015/Spring 2016 (=> UC Berkeley grad school)
Brenna Mockler, Spring 2015 (=> UC Santa Cruz grad school)
Kira Hicks: Fall 2013-Spring 2014 (=>University of Washington grad school)
Mykyta Hulko, 2012-2013 (=> University of Toronto grad school)
Jae Hwan Kang, 2011-2012 (=> Stanford grad school)
Derek Schaeffer, 2006-2007 ( => UCLA grad school)
Matipon Tangmatitham, 2005-2007 ( => Cornell grad school)

Past Undergraduate REU Summer Students:
Victoria Calafut: Summer REU 2013 and Fall 2013 (The College of New Jersey=> Cornell grad school)
Gavin Hartnett 2008 (Syracuse => UC Santa Barbara grad school)
Nicholas Hollon 2007 (Villanova => Chicago grad school)

Past Graduate Students:
Joyce Byun, PhD 2015. Currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Geneva.
Looking for non-Gaussianity in all the right places: A new basis for non-separable bispectra
Non-Gaussian Shape Discrimination with Spectroscopic Galaxy Surveys
Non-Gaussian Shape Recognition

Eva-Marie Mueller, PhD 2015. Currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Oxford University.
Constraints on massive neutrinos from the pairwise kinematic Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect
Constraints on gravity and dark energy from the pairwise kinematic Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect
Cosmological Implications of the Effective Field Theory of Cosmic Acceleration

Istvan Laszlo, PhD 2012. Went onto to be a lecturer at Monash University.
Optimising cosmic shear surveys to measure modifications to gravity on cosmic scales
Disentangling dark energy and cosmic tests of gravity from weak lensing systematics
Cosmological constraints on dark matter self-interactions
Nonlinear growth in modified gravity theories of dark energy

Nishant Agarwal, PhD 2011. Currently an assistant professor at U. Mass. Lowell
Universality in D-brane Inflation
Cascading Cosmology
Reconstruction of a general inflationary action
Dynamical stability conditions in scalar tensor theories of gravity

Matipon Tangmatitham, M.S. 2011. Currently a grad student at Michigan Tech.
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day, Feb 12th 2014! “Rocket, Meteor, and Milky Way over Thailand”
Constraining the properties of gravity with large scale structure

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