Institute for Computational Astrophysics

Graduate Degree Recipients

Doctor of Philosophy in Astronomy - PhD

 Name James Wurster
 Year Completed  2013
Thesis Title  "Feedback fro Active Glactic Nuclei: A Study of It's Impact and Numerical Implementations"
Supervisor  Dr. Rob Thacker
Where Did They Go  Post Doctoral Fellow position at Monash University, Australia
 Name Michael Gruberbauer
 Year Completed  2013
Thesis Title  “Bayesian Asteroseismology”
Supervisor  Dr. David Guenther
Where Did They Go  Return to Austria to pursue a new career in meteorology
 Name  Chris Geroux
 Year Completed  2013
 Thesis Title   “The Interaction Between Multi-Dimensional Convection and Radial Stellar Pulsation”
 Supervisor   Dr. Robert Deupree
 Where Did They Go   Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Exeter, UK
Name  Dave Williamson
 Year Completed  2013
 Thesis Title  "The Origin and Evolution of Cold Gaseous Structures in Galaxies and Galactic Outflows"
 Supervisor  Dr. Rob Thacker
 Where Did They Go  Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Laval, QC
 Name Anneya Golob
 Year Completed  2013
 Thesis Title "Blue BX Galaxies Breaking Bad"
 Supervisor  Dr. Marcin Sawicki
 Where Did They Go PhD program at SMU
Name Diego Castañeda
Year Completed 2012
Thesis Title “The Effects of Differential Rotation on the Spectral Energy Distribution and Line Profiles for Models of the Rapidly Rotating Star α Oph "
Supervisor Dr. Robert Deupree
Where Did They Go PhD program at SMU
Name Michael Casey
Year Completed 2011
Thesis Title "Analysis of Pre-Main-Sequence δ-ScutiStars"
Supervisor Dr. David Guenther
Where Did They Go Remain in the Halifax area
Name Catherine Lovekin
Year Completed 2008
Thesis Title "Non-Radial Oscillations in Rotating Intermediate Mass Stars"
Supervisor Dr. Robert Deupree
Where Did They Go Post Doctoral Fellow at Meudon, France
Name Jonathan Ramsey
Year Completed 2011
Thesis Title "Into the void: Simulations of protostellar jets from Keplerian discs extended to observational length scales"
Supervisor Dr. David Clarke
Where Did They Go Max Panck Institute, Heidelburg, Germany

Master of Science (Astronomy) - MSc

Name Liz Arcila-Osejo
Year Completed 2011
Thesis Title "Star-Forming and Passive Galaxies at z~2 in the CFHT Legacy Survey"
Supervisor Dr. Marcin Sawicki
Where Did They Go PhD program at SMU
Name Chris C. Capobianco
Year Completed 2006
Thesis Title "Modelling Dusty Planetary Disks Using Secular Perturbation Theory"
Supervisor Dr. Joeseph Hahn
Where Did They Go PhD program at Queens University, Kingston, ON
Name Chris Geroux
Year Completed 2007
Thesis Title "Effects of Stellar Rotation on Young Cluster HR Diagrams"
Supervisor Dr. Robert Deupree
Where Did They Go PhD program at SMU
Name Aaron Gillich
Year Completed 2007
Thesis Title "Effects of Rotation on Stellar Spectra"
Supervisor Dr. Robert Deupree
Where Did They Go NTT Sustain, London, England
Name Catherine Lovekin
Year Completed 2005
Thesis Title "Models of Achernar: Evolution and Atmospheres of a Rapidly Rotating B star"
Supervisor Dr. Robert Deupree
Where Did They Go Completed the PhD program at SMU then a Post Doctoral Fellow at Meudon, France
Name Nick MacDonald
Year Completed 2008
Thesis Title "Bridging the Gap: Synthetic Radio Observations of Numerical Simulations of Extragalactic Jets"
Supervisor Dr. David Clarke
Where Did They Go Taught English as a Second Language, Greece for a year and then to the PhD program at Boston University, USA
Name Jonathan Ramsey
Year Completed 2007
Thesis Title NA
Supervisor Dr. David Clarke
Where Did They Go PhD program at SMU
Name Robert Sorba
Year Completed 2009
Thesis Title "Using the 1.6 μm Bump to Study Rest H-Band Selected Galaxies at Redshift 2"
Supervisor Dr. Marcin Sawicki
Where Did They Go PhD program at SMU
Name Joel Tanner
Year Completed 2007
Thesis Title "Asteroseismology of Intermediate Mass Stars: Pre-main Sequence Evolution"
Supervisor Dr. David Guenther
Where Did They Go PhD program at Yale University, New Haven‚ Connecticut, USA