TRES on the 1.5m Tillinghast at FLWO on Mt. Hopkins, AZ. Picture was taken during an observing run on TRES in November 2019.
Daniel A. Yahalomi
I am a second year PhD student in Astronomy and Astrophysics at Columbia University. Previously, I worked as an Astronomer at the Harvard CfA on the TESS Science Team and with the Origins of Life Collaboration. I completed my undergraduate degree at MIT in Physics with minors in Computer Science and Comparative Media Studies in 2018.
I search for and study planets outside our solar system - to study planetary formation, architecture, and habitability. Outside of planetary research, I am also interested in characterizing self-lensing binaries with white-dwarf companions to investigate white-dwarf structure models. I hope to search for and find new self-lensing binaries with TESS.
To read more about my research interests and experience, see my research page!
SRMP students building galileoscopes in October, 2019.
Early mentorship and support from teachers and professors gave me the confidence to pursue a career in astronomy. I really enjoyed working with and mentoring high school students.
Two of the main outreach projects I work on are the Harvard Observing Project as an observer and the Harvard-MIT Science Research Mentorship Program (SRMP) as the Head of Observing .
To read more about my outreach work, see my outreach page!