CONTACT Joint ALMA ObservatoryEMAIL (click here)
Alonso de Córdova 3107TEL: +56 2-2467-6391
Vitacura, Santiago
Chile
EXPERTISE Star Formation — Polarization — Radio Instrumentation — Millimeter-wave Interferometry
EDUCATIONUniversity of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Ph.D., AstrophysicsDec 2014
Title: “From Cores to Envelopes to Disks: A Multi-scale View of Magnetized Star Formation”
Adviser: Richard L. Plambeck
M.A., AstrophysicsMay 2010
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
B.S., Physics (Highest Distinction); Spanish minor May 2006
DISTINCTIONSNAOJ Director General's Award2018
NAOJ Fellowship2017–2022
Jansky Fellowship2014–2017
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship2013–2014
Mary Elizabeth Uhl thesis prize2014
Robert A. Trumpler Graduate Student Excellence Award 2013
American Astronomical Society Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize 2013
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 2010–2013
Chancellor’s Science Fellowship at UC Berkeley2008–2010
Kenan-Lewis Teaching Internship at Woodberry Forest School2007
Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia2002–2006
Phi Beta Kappa2005
LANGUAGESEnglish — native
Spanish — fluent
Japanese — elementary
Chuj — elementary (Mayan dialect spoken in San Mateo Ixtatán, Guatemala)
MEMBERSHIPSAmerican Astronomical Society (AAS)
International Astronomical Union (IAU)
Union Radioscientifique International (both USNC and URSI)
Sociedad Chilena de Astronomía (SOCHIAS)
Astronomical Society of Japan (ASJ)
APPOINTMENTSNAOJ Fellow, NAOJ Chile Observatory & ALMA (Santiago, Chile)2017–2022
Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, NAOJ (Santiago, Chile)2017–2022
Research Associate, Harvard/CfA (Cambridge, MA)2017–
Jansky Fellow, NRAO & Harvard/CfA (Cambridge, MA)2014–2017
Graduate student researcher, UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)2008–2014
Independent physics tutor (Berkeley, CA)2009–2013
Physics lecturer, iFly SF Bay (Union City, CA) Summer 2011
Co-instructor, Radio 101 graduate seminar (Berkeley, CA) Fall 2010
Graduate student instructor, UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA) Fall 2008, Fall 2009
Faculty member, Woodberry Forest School (Woodberry Forest, VA) Fall 2006, Spring 2008
Faculty member, Yinhatil Nab’en School (San Mateo Ixtatán, Guatemala) 2007
Calculus tutor, University of Virginia Athletics Dept. (Charlottesville, VA) 2003–2006
NSF REU research intern, University of Rochester (Rochester, NY) Summer 2005
TELESCOPE TIMEALMA
Scattering in IM Lup at Bands 3 & 6 (9 hr, B-ranked)Aug 2018
Perseus magnetic fields survey (18 hr, B-ranked)Aug 2018
Magnetic fields in BHR 71 (3 hr, A-ranked)Aug 2017
Magnetic fields in Class 0 protostellar envelopes (5 hr, A-ranked)Aug 2016
Scattering in IM Lup at Band 7 (4 hr, B-ranked)Aug 2016
Magnetic fields in Class 0 protostellar envelopes (6 hr, B-ranked)Aug 2015
Magnetic fields in Class 0 protostellar envelopes (7 hr, B-ranked)Apr 2014
Magnetic fields in Class II protoplanetary disks (7 hr, filler)Apr 2014
As co-I, A: 24 hr, 3 proj.; B: 56 hr, 9 proj.; C: 36 hr, 6 proj. 2014–
VLA
DDT: Exploring new, faint structure around NGC 1275 and NGC 1272 (6 hr)Apr 2017
DDT: Synchrotron in H-alpha filaments around 3C84 (6 hr)May 2015
As co-I, 12 hr, 2 proj. 2013–
SMA
Cepheus Polarization Survey: follow-up with SWARM (65 hr)Apr 2017
Cepheus Polarization Survey: a Pilot Study (38 hr, resubmission)May 2016
Measuring the polarization position angle of 3C286 at 345 GHz (4 hr)Feb 2016
Cepheus Polarization Survey: a Pilot Study (38 hr)May 2015
Envelope rotation in Class 0 protostellar envelopes (12 hr)Oct 2014
SOFIA
As co-I, 8 hr, 3 proj. 2016–
CARMA
Magnetic fields in star-forming filaments (24 hr)Mar 2013
TADPOL survey, polarization key project (280 hr)Feb 2012
FUNDINGJSPS KAKENHI grant
"Early-Career Scientists" grant, 2018–2020 ($30,000, PI C. Hull) Apr 2018
NRAO student observing support
Associated with ALMA project 2013.1.00726.S ($27,280, award PI Z.-Y. Li) May 2015
OBSERVING EXPERIENCEALMA, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Astronomer on Duty (AoD): Periodically work 8-day AoD observing shifts at the ALMA Observing Support Facility (OSF).
SMA, Mauna Kea, Hawaii
Visiting observer: accompanied the SMA telescope operator during the 12–17 Nov 2015 observing shift.
CARMA, Cedar Flat, CA
Observing: responsibilities during week-long shifts include taking science data for other astronomers, communicating with staff and scientists across the CARMA consortium, controlling the telescope, protecting the telescope during inclement weather, and troubleshooting problems both during and outside of normal busienss hours. 90+ days from 2010–2014.
Hardware: assisted in the building, testing, installation, calibration, upgrading, and maintenance of the 1 mm dual-polarization receiver system at CARMA. 30+ days from 2010–2014.
Software and array support: developed and maintain several software programs, including one that fits geometric delays after array changes, and several that allow for calibration and monitoring of polarization observations.
Observer scheduling: responsible for scheduling all week-long observer shifts, maintaining the observer database, and communicating with PIs and observers within and outside of the CARMA consortium.
PUBLICATIONS
Invited reviewHull, C. L. H. & Zhang, Q., “Interferometric Observations of Magnetic Fields in Forming Stars,” 2018, Frontiers in Astronomy & Space Science, submitted
Underlined names indicated students supervised by C. L. H. Hull
1st – 3rd authorHull, C. L. H., et al., “ALMA observations of polarization from dust scattering in the IM Lup protoplanetary disk” 2018, ApJ, 860, 82
Hull, C. L. H., et al., “ALMA observations of dust polarization and molecular line emission from the Class 0 protostellar source Serpens SMM1,” 2017, ApJ, 847, 92
Hull, C. L. H., et al., “Unveiling the Role of the Magnetic Field at the Smallest Scales of Star Formation,” 2017, ApJL, 842, 9 [press release]
Lee, J. W. Y., Hull, C. L. H., and Offner, S. R., “Synthetic Observations of Magnetic Fields in Protostellar Cores,” 2017, ApJ, 834, 201
Hull, C. L. H., Girart, J. M., and Zhang, Q., “880 µm SMA polarization observations of the quasar 3C 286,” 2016, ApJ, 830, 124
Hull, C. L. H., et al., “An extremely high velocity molecular jet surrounded by an ionized cavity in the protostellar source Serpens SMM1,” 2016, ApJL, 823, 27
Cortes, P. C., Girart, J. M., Hull, C. L. H., et al., “Interferometric mapping of magnetic fields: The ALMA view of the massive star forming clump W43-MM1,” 2016, ApJL, 825, 15
Houde, M., Hull, C. L. H., et al., “Dispersion of Magnetic Fields in Molecular Clouds. IV — Analysis of Interferometry Data,” 2016, ApJ, 820, 38
Hull, C. L. H. and Plambeck, R. L., “The 1.3mm Full-Stokes Polarization System at CARMA,” 2015, JAI, 4, 1550005
Sabin, L., Hull, C. L. H., et al., “Millimeter polarisation of the protoplanetary nebulae CRL 618 and OH 231.8+4.2: A follow-up study with CARMA,” 2015, MNRAS, 449, 2368
Davidson, J. A., Li, Z.-Y., Hull, C. L. H., et al., “Testing Magnetic Field Models for the Class 0 Protostar L1527,” 2014, ApJ, 797, 74
Wright, M. C. H., Hull, C. L. H., et al., “NGC 7538 IRS 1: Interaction of a polarized dust spiral and a molecular outflow,” 2014, ApJ, 796, 112
Hull, C. L. H., Plambeck, R. L., et al., “TADPOL: A 1.3 mm Survey of Dust Polarization in Star-forming Cores and Regions,” 2014, ApJS, 213, 13
Hull, C. L. H., Plambeck, R. L., et al., “Misalignment of Magnetic Fields and Outflows in Protostellar Cores,” 2013, ApJ, 768, 159
Krumholz, M. R., Crutcher, R. M., and Hull, C. L. H., “Protostellar Disk Formation Enabled by Weak, Misaligned Magnetic Fields,” 2013, ApJL, 767, 11
Hughes, A. M., Hull, C. L. H., et al., “Interferometric Upper Limits on Millimeter Polarization of the Disks around DG Tau, GM Aur, and MWC 480,” 2013, AJ, 145, 115
Hull, C. L. H., Bower, G. C., et al., “Primary Beam Shape Calibration from Mosaicked, Interferometric Observations,” 2010, PASP, 122, 1510
Dubus, G., Taam, R. Hull, C., Watson, D. M., et al., “Spitzer Space Telescope Observations of the Magnetic Cataclysmic Variable AE Aquarii,” 2007, ApJ, 663, 516
Watson, D. M., Bohac, C. J., Hull, C., et al., “The development of a protoplanetary disk from its natal envelope,” 2007, Nature, 448, 1026
OtherStephens, I. et al., “ALMA Reveals Transition of Polarization Pattern with Wavelength in HL Tau's Disk,” 2017, ApJ, 851, 55
Nagai, H. et al., “ALMA Science Verification Data: Millimeter Continuum Polarimetry of the Bright Radio Quasar 3C 286,” 2016, ApJ, 824, 132
Tobin, J. J. et al., “The VLA Nascent Disk and Multiplicity (VANDAM) Survey of Perseus Protostars. Resolving the Sub-arcsecond Binary System in NGC 1333 IRAS2A,” 2015, ApJ, 798, 61
Stephens, I. et al., “The Magnetic Field Morphology of the Class 0 Protostar L1157-mm,” 2013, ApJL, 769, 15
Zauderer, B. A. et al., “Birth of a relativistic outflow in the unusual gamma-ray transient Swift J164449.3+573451,” 2011, Nature, 476, 425
Law, C. J. et al., “Spectropolarimetry with the Allen Telescope Array: Faraday rotation toward bright polarized radio galaxies,” 2011, ApJ, 728, 57
Bower, G. C. et al., “The Allen Telescope Array Pi GHz Sky Survey I. Survey Description and Static Catalog Results for the Boötes Field,” 2010, ApJ, 725, 1792
Croft, S. et al., “The Allen Telescope Array Twenty-centimeter Survey – A 690-Square-Degree, 12-Epoch Radio Dataset – I: Catalog and Long-Duration Transient Statistics,” 2010, ApJ, 719, 45
Zasowski, G. et al., “Spitzer Infrared Spectrograph Observations of Class I/II Objects in Taurus: Composition and Thermal History of the Circumstellar Ices,” 2009, ApJ, 694, 459
UnrefereedHull, C. L. H. et al., “Magnetic fields in forming stars with the ngVLA,” 2018, chapter in the ngVLA Science Book.
Kameno, S. et al., “3C 279: ALMA detection of radio flare in total and polarized flux densities,” 2018, The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 11572
Hull, C. L. H., “How to Give a Great Talk,” 2017, URSI Radio Science Bulletin, No. 361, June 2017, pp. 75-79 [IEEE Xplore] [arXiv]
Tychoniec, Ł., Hull, C. L. H., et al., “Chemical and kinematic complexity of the very young star-forming region Serpens Main observed with ALMA,” 2017, IAUS 332 proceedings
Hull, C. L. H. et al., “Characterizing the polarization response of the ALMA primary beam,” 2015, ALMA Technical Note
Isella, A., Hull, C. L. H., et al., “Next Generation Very Large Array Memo No. 6, Science Working Group 1: The Cradle of Life,” 2015, ngVLA Memo Series, 6
Carilli, C. L. et al., “Next Generation Very Large Array Memo No. 5: Science Working Groups — Project Overview,” 2015, ngVLA Memo Series, 5
Hull, C. L. H. and Plambeck, R. L., “The 1.3mm Full-Stokes Polarization System at CARMA,” 2015, CARMA Memo Series, 64
Hull, C. L. H., “From Cores to Envelopes to Disks: A Multi-scale View of Magnetized Star Formation,” 2014, Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley [PDF] [ADS] [ProQuest]
Hull, C. L. H., and Plambeck, R. L., “Probing magnetic-field morphology in protostellar envelopes with the CARMA 1.3 mm dual-polarization receiver system,” 2014, in General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (URSI GASS), 2011 XXXIth URSI, 1–4
Bauermeister, A. et al., “Monitoring of Secondary Calibrator Fluxes at CARMA,” 2012, CARMA Memo Series, 59
Hull, C. L. H., Plambeck, R., and Engargiola, G., “1 mm Dual-polarization Science with CARMA,” 2011, in General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, 2011 XXXth URSI, 1–4
Zauderer, B. A. et al., “GRB 110328A / Swift J164449.3+573451: CARMA mm detection,” 2011, GRB Coordinates Network, Circular 11841
Williams, P. K. G. et al., “Training the Next Generation of Astronomers,” 2009, astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, Position Paper 65
PRESENTATIONS
Invited talksUniversidad de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile Scheduled
"Cosmic Dust & Magnetism" meeting, Daejeon, South Korea Scheduled
ISM 2018 meeting, Cozumel, Mexico (declined) May 2018
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI [KEY] 26 Apr 2018
Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile [KEY] 6 Apr 2018
Symposium in honor of Pierre Cox, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile [KEY] 27 Mar 2018
"Magnetic fields or turbulence" mtg., Hsinchu, Taiwan [KEY] 6 Feb 2018
Joint ALMA Observatory, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile [KEY]7 Dec 2017
East Asian ALMA Science Workshop, Daejeon, South Korea (declined) Nov 2017
QUESO polarization workshop, Garching, Germany (declined) Oct 2017
NAOJ, Mitaka, Japan [KEY] 22 Sep 2017
Midwest Magnetic Fields Workshop, Madison, WI (declined) May 2017
NRAO (CV), Charlottesville, VA (job interview) [KEY] 1 Feb 2017
MPIfR, Bonn, Germany [KEY] 14 Nov 2016
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK [KEY] 27 Oct 2016
Brown University, Providence, RI (talk) [KEY] 20 Oct 2016
Fellows at the Frontiers, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL [KEY] 1 Sep 2016
University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada [PPTX] 16 May 2016
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL [PPTX] 23 Feb 2016
15 Años de Ciencia con Gemini en Argentina, La Plata, Argentina [PPTX] 2 Jun 2015
Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía, La Plata, Argentina [PPTX] 1 Jun 2015
Joint ALMA Observatory, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile [PPTX]20 May 2015
Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Victoria, BC, Canada [PPTX] 28 Apr 2015
DRAO, Penticton, BC, Canada [PPTX] 27 Apr 2015
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN [PPTX] 24 Apr 2015
NRAO (NM), Socorro, NM [PPTX] 13 Feb 2015
NAOC, Beijing, China [PPTX] 13 Aug 2014
ASTROPOL 2014, Grenoble, France [PPTX] 27 May 2014
Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley, CA [PPTX] 14 Feb 2014
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY [PPTX] 26 Nov 2013
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY [PPTX] 22 Nov 2013
NRAO/University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA [PPTX] 25 Sep 2013
Instituto de Astronomía (IA), UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico [PPTX] 11 Sep 2013
Centro de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica (CRyA), UNAM, Morelia, Mexico [PPTX] 5 Sep 2013
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL [PPTX]10 Jul 2013
SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA [PPTX] [video] 26 Feb 2013
SOFIA Science Center, NASA Ames, Mountain View, CA [PPTX]23 May 2012
Summer schoolsNAASC Interferometry School, Green Bank, WV (talk) [PPTX] 14 July 2015
Talks & posters IAU XXX General Assembly: Division H day, Vienna, Austria (poster) [PDF] 27 Aug 2018
IAU Symposium 342: Perseus in Sicily, Noto, Sicily, Italy (talk) [KEY] 15 May 2018
American Astronomical Society 231st meeting, National Harbor, MD [iPoster] 10 Jan 2018
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan (talk) [KEY] 2 Oct 2017
RIKEN, Tokyo, Japan (talk) [KEY] 19 Sep 2017
ASJ annual meeting, Hokkaido, Japan (talk) [KEY] 12 Sep 2017
Harvard/CfA SMA Science Meeting, Cambridge, MA (exit seminar) [KEY] 30 Jun 2017
Harvard/CfA Star Formation Journal Club, Cambridge, MA (talk) [KEY] 26 Apr 2017
Multi-scale Star Formation meeting, Morelia, Mexico (talk) [KEY] 7 Apr 2017
NRAO postdoc symposium, Charlottesville, VA (talk) [KEY] 28 Mar 2017
NRAO (NM) Wednesday lunch talk, Socorro, NM (talk) [KEY]15 Mar 2017
UVa star formation theory lunch, Charlottesville, VA (talk) [KEY] 31 Jan 2017
Regional star formation meeting, New Haven, CT [KEY] 27 Jan 2017
Origins Space Telescope Hyperwall talk at AAS 229, Grapevine, TX (talk) [PPTX] 4 Jan 2017
American Astronomical Society 229th meeting, Grapevine, TX (poster) [PDF] 4 Jan 2017
University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany (talk) [KEY] 11 Nov 2016
Harvard-Heidelberg meeting, MPIA, Heidelberg, Germany (talk) [KEY] 8 Nov 2016
Half a Decade of ALMA, Indian Wells, CA (talk) [KEY] 20 Sep 2016
EPoS 2016, Ringberg Castle, Germany (talk) [PPTX] (poster) [PDF] 30 June 2016
Heiles/Crutcher meeting, Madison, WI (talk) [PPTX] [video] 26 May 2016
Harvard/CfA ITC Luncheon, Cambridge, MA (talk) [PPTX] 28 Apr 2016
NRAO postdoc symposium, Green Bank, WV (talk) [PPTX] 28 Mar 2016
American Astronomical Society 227th meeting, Kissimmee, FL (talk) [PPTX] 8 Jan 2016
Next Generation VLA workshop, Kissimmee, FL (talk) [PPTX] 4 Jan 2016
UMass Amherst lunch talk, Amherst, MA (talk) [PPTX] 2 Dec 2015
Harvard/CfA postdoc symposium, Cambridge, MA (talk) [PPTX] 20 Nov 2015
SMA seminar, Hilo, HI (talk) [PPTX]17 Nov 2015
UC Berkeley RAL seminar, Berkeley, CA (talk) [PPTX]9 Nov 2015
Harvard/CfA SMA Science Meeting, Cambridge, MA (talk) [PPTX] 30 Oct 2015
Magnetic Fields in the Universe V, Cargèse, Corsica, France (talk) [PPTX] 5 Oct 2015
Harvard/CfA IRDC meeting, Cambridge, MA (talk) [PPTX] 15 Apr 2015
Boston University Tuesday Lunch, Boston, MA (talk) [PPTX] 14 Apr 2015
NRAO postdoc symposium, Socorro, NM (talk) [PPTX] 6 Apr 2015
Harvard/CfA ITC pizza lunch, Cambridge, MA (talk) [PPTX] 31 Mar 2015
Harvard/CfA Star Formation Journal Club, Cambridge, MA (talk) [PPTX] 4 Mar 2015
ALMA EOC polarization calibration meeting, Socorro, NM (talk) [PPTX] 2 Feb 2015
UMass Amherst star formation mini-meeting, Amherst, MA (talk) [PPTX] 14 Jan 2015
American Astronomical Society 225th meeting, Seattle, WA (talk) [PPTX] 5 Jan 2015
IAU Symposium 305: Polarimetry, Punta Leona, Costa Rica (talk) [PPTX] 4 Dec 2014
Harvard/CfA postdoc symposium, Cambridge, MA (talk) 14 Nov 2014
NRAO meeting: Filamentary Structure, arlottesville, VA (talk) [PPTX] 10 Oct 2014
URSI General Assembly, Beijing, China (talk) [PPTX] 19 Aug 2014
EPoS 2014, Ringberg Castle, Germany (poster) [PDF], (talk) [PPTX] 4 Jun 2014
Midwest Magnetic Fields Workshop, Madison, WI (talk) [PPTX] 28 April 2014
American Astronomical Society 223rd meeting, National Harbor, MD (talk) [PPTX] 7 Jan 2014
University of Toronto G2000 seminar, Toronto, ON, Canada (talk) [PPTX] 20 Nov 2013
Caltech Astronomy Tea Talk, Pasadena, CA (talk) [PPTX] [video] 11 Nov 2013
NRAO lunch talk, Socorro, N.M. (talk) [PPTX] 6 Nov 2013
University of Arizona seminar, Tucson, AZ (talk) [PPTX] 4 Nov 2013
Princeton Wunch talk, Princeton, NJ (talk) [PPTX] 23 Oct 2013
American Museum of Natural History seminar, New York, NY (talk) [PPTX] 22 Oct 2013
Harvard/CfA RG lunch talk, Cambridge, MA (talk) [PPTX] 18 Oct 2013
Yale Stellar Tea talk, New Haven, CT (talk) [PPTX] 14 Oct 2013
Ford Fellows conference, Washington, DC (talk) [PPTX] 28 Sep 2013
UT Austin Planets/Life/ISM seminar, Austin, TX (talk) [PPTX] 13 Sep 2013
Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares (ICN), UNAM, Mexico City (talk) [PPTX] 10 Sep 2013
CARMA Science Symposium, Chicago, IL (talk) [PPTX], (poster) [PDF]8 Jul 2013
Cornell Galaxy Lunch talk, Ithaca, NY (talk) [PPTX]10 May 2013
UC Berkeley Astronomy Dept. Lunch Talks, Berkeley, CA (talk) [PPTX]25 Apr 2013
UC Berkeley RAL/Planet & Star Formation seminar, Berkeley, CA (talk) [PPTX]24 Apr 2013
ALMA/NAASC mtg.: “From Dust to Rocks to Planets,” Kona, HI (talk) [PPTX]10 Apr 2013
University of Hawaii IfA lunch talk, Honolulu, HI (talk) [PPTX]4 Apr 2013
Magnetic Fields in the Universe IV, Playa del Carmen, Mexico (talk) [PPTX]5 Feb 2013
American Astronomical Society 221st meeting, Long Beach, CA (talk) [PPTX]10 Jan 2013
University of Pittsburgh AstroCoffee, Pittsburgh, PA (talk) [PPTX]12 Nov 2012
NRAO/UVa TUNA lunch talk, Charlottesville, VA (talk) [PPTX] 6 Nov 2012
UC Berkeley Graduate-Student/Postdoc Seminar, Berkeley, CA (talk) [PPTX]2 Nov 2012
Star Formation & the ISM: 35 Years Later, Berkeley, CA (poster) [PDF]10 Sep 2012
NSF CARMA Site Visit, Cedar Flat, CA (talk) [PPTX]27 Aug 2012
Midwest Magnetic Fields Workshop, Madison, WI (talk) [PPTX]4 Apr 2012
ALMA/NAASC mtg.: “Outflows, Winds, & Jets”, Charlottesville, VA (poster) [PDF]4 Mar 2012
NSF Reverse Site Visit for CARMA, Arlington, VA (talk) [PPTX]12 Oct 2011
URSI General Assembly, Istanbul, Turkey (talk) [PPTX]19 Aug 2011
OVRO lunch seminar, Bishop, CA (talk) [PPTX]24 Jun 2011
CARMA Science Symposium, Berkeley, CA (talk) [PPTX]1 Mar 2011
UC Berkeley Graduate-Student/Postdoc Seminar, Berkeley, CA (talk) [PPTX]18 Feb 2011
ALMA Spectroscopy 2011 conference, Victoria, BC, Canada (poster) [PDF]15 Jan 2011
URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, CO (talk) [PPTX]5 Jan 2011
UC Berkeley Radio Astronomy Laboratory Seminar, Berkeley, CA (talk) [PPTX]8 Nov 2010
American Astronomical Society 215th meeting, Washington, DC (poster) [PDF]4 Jan 2010
UC Berkeley Graduate-Student/Postdoc Seminar, Berkeley, CA (talk) [PPTX]4 Dec 2009
UVa Undergraduate Research Network Symposium, Charlottesville, VA (talk) 4 Nov 2005
UVa Society of Physics Students meeting, Charlottesville, VA (talk)30 Sep 2005
U of Rochester Physics & Astronomy REU Symposium, Rochester, NY (talk)5 Aug 2005
ADVISINGJoint ALMA Observatory, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile
Valentin Le Gouellec, master's & Ph.D. student2018–
Valentin started as an aerospace engineering master's student at ISAE Supaero (France) working with me on using ALMA data to map magnetic fields at ~30 au resolution in low-mass protostellar cores. He is now a Ph.D. student funded by the ESO studentship program, and is co-advised by me and Anaëlle Maury (CEA Saclay).
Carlos Orquera, Universidad Católica del Norte (Chile), undergraduateJan – Sep 2018
Carlos was an REU student funded through the NRAO Office of Diversity & Inclusion Chile Program, who worked with me and co-supervisor Paulo Cortés (Scientist at ALMA) on his undergradaute thesis entitled, "Mapping the magnetic field in the remarkable W43 high-mass star-forming region."
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA
Joyce Lee, Southampton (UK) master's studentAug 2015 – May 2016
Joyce worked on a project comparing CARMA polarization observations of protostars with synthetic observations of star-formation simulations from Stella Offner (co-adviser, astronomy professor at UT Austin). Thesis title: "Synthetic Observations of Magnetic Fields in Protostellar Cores." Published paper: [ADS].
TEACHINGUC Berkeley, Astronomy Dept. & Radio Astronomy Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Co-instructor
– AY 250: Radio 101, Introduction to Radio Astronomy (graduate seminar) Fall 2010
Graduate student instructor
– AY C10: Introductory Astronomy for Non-majors (undergraduate)Fall 2009
– AY 7A: Introductory Astronomy for Majors (undergraduate) Fall 2008
iFly SF Bay, Union City, CA
Physics lecturer: taught physics at a skydiving tunnel Summer 2011
Independent physics tutor, Berkeley, CA
Tutored high school and college students in physics2009–2013
Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, VA
Faculty member: taught AP, general, freshman, & research physics Fall 2006, Spring 2008
Yinhatil Nab’en School, San Mateo Ixtatán, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Faculty member: taught secondary-level math, physics, and music 2007
University of Virginia Athletics Dept., Charlottesville, VA
Tutor: tutored UVa athletes in Calculus 2003–2006
SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
Public lecturesCape Cod Astronomical Society, South Yarmouth, MA [KEY] 3 Nov 2016
Cambridge Science Festival, Cambridge, MA [PPTX] 24 Apr 2016
U.S. Invitational Young Physicists Tournament, Woodberry Forest, VA [PPTX] 30 Jan 2015
Mt. Tam Astronomy Program, Mt. Tamalpais State Park, CA [PPTX] 5 Apr 2014
Wonderfest New Science Smorgasbord, San Francisco, CA [PPTX] [video] 11 Dec 2013
Wonderfest Science-Comedy Improv Blitz, San Francisco, CA [video] 1 Nov 2013
Charlottesville Astronomical Society, Charlottesville, VA (webinar) [PPTX]7 Aug 2013
Epworth United Methodist Church, Berkeley, CA [PPTX]23 Mar 2013
UC Berkeley Physics Dept. "Launch Day," Berkeley, CA [PPTX]21 Aug 2012
Peninsula Astronomical Society, Los Altos Hills, CA [PPTX]10 Aug 2012
Cerro Coso Community College, Bishop, CA [PPTX]10 Nov 2011
East Bay Astronomical Society, Oakland, CA [PPTX]27 Nov 2010
Charlottesville Astronomical Society, Charlottesville, VA2 Nov 2005
WorkshopsWonderfest, San Francisco Bay Area, CASep 2013 – Jan 2014
Science Envoy
– Member of the inaugural class of eight Envoys from Berkeley and Stanford
– Engaged in monthly science communication workshops
– Spoke at public Wonderfest events (see "Public Lectures" section for videos)
Science communication workshop with Alan Alda, Stanford, CA16–18 Jan 2014
Workshop by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Included media training, improvisation, and other techniques designed to improve scientists’ abilities to communicate successfully in challenging settings. Here is a recording of me engaging in a (challenging!) mock interview during the workshop: [video]
FameLab, San Francisco, CA7 Dec 2012
Science communication workshop followed by a three-minute public speaking competition in front of a live audience.
Popular articles"How to Give a Great Talk" Dec 2017
Wrote an article about how to give great scientific presentations, which appeared in the "Early Career Representative Column" of the URSI Radio Science Bulletin. The article can be found both on IEEE Xplore and arXiv.
Centurion Magazine Oct 2015
Was interviewed for an article about ALMA and star formation. The article is available in French [PDF] and German [PDF].
Berkeley Science Review, Berkeley, CAApr 2009
Wrote a "Labscope" article on Austin Roorda's UC Berkeley Vision Science lab. The BSR is a graduate-student-run publication covering science and technology at Berkeley. [PDF]
Chronicle Express, Penn Yan, NYSep 2007
Wrote a public article for the Chronicle Express Penn Yan's local paper, describing research I did as a summer researcher at the University of Rochester; the results were later published in Nature and the Astrophysical Journal. [PDF]
Other experienceU.S. Association for Young Physicists Tournaments
Board member 2014–2017
U.S. Invitational Young Physicists Tournament
Head juror (University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA)28–29 Jan 2017
Head juror (Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA)29–30 Jan 2016
Head juror (Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, VA)30–31 Jan 2015
Juror (Harker School, San Jose, CA)31 Jan – 1 Feb 2014
Juror (Harker School, San Jose, CA)1–2 Feb 2013
Team co-leader (WFS) (N.C. School of Science & Mathematics, Durham, NC)8–9 Feb 2008
Strip the Cosmos” documentary filming, CARMA, Cedar Flat, CA 30 Jul 2014
Consulted with producers and was filmed on-site at CARMA for a segment on star formation in the “Inside the Sun” episode. The United States premiere was on 19 Nov 2014 on the Science channel. [video]
WFS capital campaign celebration, Woodberry Forest, VA9 Nov 2012
Invited to speak about the importance of the science program at Woodberry Forest; the event marked the successful completion of the school's most recent capital campaign.
Communicating with Washington, Washington, DC 8–9 May 2012
Lobbied on behalf of the AAS.
Consultant for TV show “Castle”, Los Angeles, CA Nov 2011
Consulted with the producers of the TV show “Castle” about an episode involving radio astronomy, telescopes, satellites, and data collection.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICETime Allocation CommitteeJun 2016, 2017, 2018
ALMA: science assessor for ALMA Cycles 4, 5, and 6.
CFHT: proposal reviewer.
Review panels2016–
Panelist: participated in the review process for NSF, ALMA, and ERC programs.
ALMA polarization calibration 2015–
Team member: assisting with further commissioning of the ALMA polarization system, along with other members of the ALMA Extension and Optimization of Capabilities (EOC) team.
Origins Space Telescope (OST) science working group 2016–
I am a member of the "Milky Way, ISM, and Nearby Galaxies" science working group, which is one of five groups drafting science goals for the future Origins Space Telescope mission. I am the leading the drafting of the "killer app" on magnetic fields and polarization.
Next Generation VLA (ngVLA) science working groups 2014–
I was an internal (NRAO) co-chair and organizer of the “Cradle of Life” working group, which proposed initial science cases for the ngVLA; I was a coauthor of a white paper summarizing the working group's findings. I was also the primary author of a chapter in the ngVLA Science Book.
LMT TolTEC collaboration 2016–
I am an unfunded collaborator on the TolTEC project to build an imaging polarimeter for the Large Millimeter Telescope in Mexico. TolTEC was funded by an NSF MSIP grant in 2017.
Referee experience
Nature Communications, Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), Astrophysical Journal Letters (ApJL), Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A), Astrophysics & Space Science (Ap&SS).
Conference organization
Focus Meeting 4 (article) at the IAU XXX GA (SOC co-chair), Vienna, Austria 30–31 Aug 2018
ALMA/ESO Science Day, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile 15 Dec 2017
CARMA Science Symposium (SOC), Chicago, IL 7–9 Jul 2013
CARMA Science Symposium (LOC), Berkeley, CA 28 Feb – 1 Mar 2011
Jefferson Scholars selection committee, Charlottesville, VA2015, 2016
Committee member: interviewed and selected candidates for the Jefferson Fellowship at the University of Virginia.
CfA undergraduate-thesis reader, Cambridge, MA2016–
External reader: read and critiqued a Harvard undergraduate astronomy thesis.
Postdoc Council, Cambridge, MA2015–
Council member: organize events for the Harvard/CfA postdoc community.
Mentoring program, UC Berkeley Astronomy Dept., Berkeley, CA2010–2013
Mentor master: co-leader of the graduate mentoring program.
MISCELLANYSmithsonian Staff Photo Contest, Washington, DC2015, 2017
My photos "Autumn Love" and "Bath Time" won second place in the "Non-Smithsonian people" (2015) and "Non-Smithsonian objects" (2017) categories, respectively. Both photos were (or will be) on display for a year at exhibitions in the Ripley Center in Washington, DC.
Masala Chaat, Berkeley, CA; Cambridge & Somerville, MA2011–2017
Food critic: reviewed all of the 60+ Indian restaurants in Berkeley, CA and Cambridge & Somerville, MA!
REFERENCESAvailable upon request.