LZK photo I'm a fourth year graduate student in the department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Harvard University. My research interests surround a wide variety of high-energy transients---short-lived astronomical events, usually in distant galaxies. Most of my work has been theoretical, concerning Tidal Disruption Events (TDEs) --- in which stars are ripped apart by massive black holes in the centers of galaxies, and LIGO gravitational wave progenitors --- binaries systems of neutron stars and stellar-mass black holes. I've recently begun working with Lars Hernquist and his group, working with data from the 'Illustris' cosmological simulations. Currently, we are exploring the massive blackhole (MBH) population in these simulations.

Feel free to contact me via e-mail:
LKelley [@/at] cfa.harvard.edu

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University of Zurich

Purdue University

Harvard University

University of Birmingham

Columbia University

Harvard University

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of California, Berkeley



Interests: Transients, Tidal Disruptions, Gravitational Waves, Compact Binaries, Gamma Ray Bursts, Supernovae.