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Meet the AAS Keynote Speakers: Dr. Jennifer van Saders

3 Jan 2020, 13:00 UTC
Meet the AAS Keynote Speakers: Dr. Jennifer van Saders
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In this series of posts, we sit down with a few of the keynote speakers of the 235th AAS meeting to learn more about them and their research. You can see a full schedule of their talks here, and read our other interviews here!The past decade has seen an explosion of astrophysical survey data. From the Kepler and K2 missions which monitored the sky for nearly a decade to the Gaia mission which accurately maps the positions of stars in the Milky Way, our knowledge of stars has increased dramatically. However, even with this vast wealth of data, stellar models still have some catching up to do in terms of accurately describing diverse populations of stars over their lifetimes.

Dr. Jennifer van Saders, Associate professor at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa Institute for Astronomy.
Dr. Jennifer van Saders is an Assistant Professor of Astronomy at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa Institute for Astronomy. She will be giving a plenary lecture at #AAS235 next week. van Saders’s work focuses on stellar modeling, specifically with respect to stellar rotation and evolution. Her primary expertise is in gyrochronology, which uses the fact that stars rotate slower as they evolve to determine ...

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