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Boryana Hadzhiyska

Center for Astrophysics


I originally come from Sofia, Bulgaria, and am currently a graduate student at the Center for Astrophysics (CfA), working with Prof. Daniel Eisenstein and Prof. Lars Hernquist on various concepts in (mostly) theoretical cosmology. Recently, my focus has been on testing the validity of and extending population models such as the halo occupation distribution (HOD) and subhalo abundance matching (SHAM) in hydrodynamical simulations. Another part of my research is the development of the N-body simulation code Abacus along with Lehman Garrison, Daniel Eisenstein,
Nina Maksimova and Sownak Bose. Outside of work, I like biking and being in nature, singing, reading classic novels, learning new languages, and supporting social justice initiatives.

Princeton (BA), Cambridge (MA), Harvard (PhD candidate)