Tim Brandt and Blake Sherwin awarded Proctor honorific graduate fellowships
Graduate students Tim Brandt (Astrophysics) and Blake Sherwin (Physics)
have been awarded Charlotte Elizabeth Proctor graduate fellowships
by the Graduate School, Princeton University. These fellowships are
awarded university-wide to support students in their final year of
dissertation research who have displayed the highest scholarly excellence.
Tim's thesis work with Professor Ed Turner is based on analysis of the
results of the ongoing SEEDS project, a direct-imaging search for planets
around nearby stars using adaptive-optics technology on the National
Observatory of Japan's S8.2 m Subaru telescope. Tim's work is aimed at
characterizing the types, frequency and occurrence of planetary systems.
Blake is doing his thesis work under the supervision of Professor David
Spergel on fundamental cosmology and the cosmic microwave background.
His work focuses on the analysis of gravitational lensing in the CMB using
the AtacamaCosmology Telescope, though he has also worked on the
Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect andon Baryon Acoustic Oscillations."