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Erica Hammerstein Name:Erica Hammerstein
Title:Graduate Student
Room:ATL 1227

Erica Hammerstein is a graduating sixth-year graduate student interested in time-domain astrophysics and transients related to supermassive black hole phenomena. She is working with Dr. Brad Cenko and other ZTF collaborators on the discovery, classification, and follow-up of tidal disruption event (TDE) candidates as part of the Zwicky Transient Facility collaboration. Erica is currently focused on understanding the multi-wavelength properties of the ZTF sample of TDEs as well as the population of black holes at the center of these events and their host galaxies. She has been a teaching assistant for ASTR101 and is currently involved in GRAD-MAP and the outreach events presented to the department, and has served as the Prospective Student Visit Coordinator. She served as the graduate student Vice President and Graduate Council representative.

She obtained her undergraduate degree in Astronomy from the University of Michigan in 2018 and defended her PhD in April of 2024. She will continue her work as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.
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