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Erica Hammerstein Name: Erica Hammerstein
Title: Graduate Student
Room: PSC 1238
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E-mail: ekhammer
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Erica Hammerstein is a second-year graduate student interested in time-domain astrophysics and particularly in transients related to supermassive black hole phenomena. She is working with Prof. Suvi Gezari 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 properties of the host galaxies of the ZTF sample of TDEs as well as the population of black holes at the center of these events. She completed a degree in Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in 2018. She has been a teaching assistant for ASTR101 and is currently involved in GRAD-MAP.
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