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Title: Graduate Student
Room: ATL 1227
Tom\'as Ahumada-Mena is a fifth year PhD candidate at the UMD astronomy department. His interests revolve around colliding compact objects, such as binary neutron star mergers and neutron star-black hole mergers, which are thought to power optical transients. He is currently working under the supervision of Dr. Leo Singer (NASA/GSFC) and he has been using the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) to conduct a systematic search for optcial counterparts to short gamma-ray bursts (SGRBs). Tom\'as has taken part in the ZTF multi-messenger (MMA) efforts hunting gravitational wave optical counterparts and mining for fast fading transients in the ZTF data stream. He completed his undergraduate degrees at Pontificia Universidad Catolica (PUC) in Chile.
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