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Welcoming New CEHW Members

Please join us in welcome new CEHW postdocs Dr. Zhao Guo and Dr. Daniel Stevens.

Zhao earned his Ph.D. from Georgia State University with a dissertation on “Asteroseismology in Binary Stars with Applications of Bayesian Inference Tools” advised by Dr. Douglas Gies. Zhao was a postdoctoral fellow at the Copernicus Astronomical Center in Poland. Zhao’s research focuses on stellar variability, including space photometry, ground-based spectroscopy, and theoretical modeling of binary stars. Zhao also brings experience with the MESA and GYRE codes and in applying Bayesian inference and optimization algorithms. Zhao will be contributing to the HPF and NEID planet search teams and to the modeling the effects of stellar variabiilty on Doppler planet surveys with Suvrath Mahadevan and Eric Ford.

Dan earned his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University with a dissertation on the precise characterization of of stars in single-line eclipsing binary star systems and implications for exoplanets, advised by Dr. Scott Gaudi. Dan has contributed to the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT) survey and is interested in characterizing transiting planets and low-mass stars in EBs, particularly those that will be observed by the Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS). He will be an Eberly Research Fellow, and plans to work with Jason Wright and Suvrath Mahadevan on the NEID, HPF, and MINERVA planet search programs, among other projects.

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