The Kavli Astrophysics Community Forum is a career-focused workshop seeking to connect current physics and astrophysics postdocs and fellows from the Kavli Foundation family of institutes to professionals from academia, government/NGO/policy, and the private sector. The event will include a number of development activities: (1) panel discussions with non-academic professionals and new faculty; (2) networking opportunities with advanced-degree professionals in non-academic sectors; (3) workshops with career coaches; and (4) break-out sessions with professors and postdocs to discuss interview strategies/tips.
Highlighted Speakers, Panelists, and Special Guests
Karen Kelsky is the Founder and CEO of The Professor Is In, a full-service individual and institutional consultancy on the academic job search and all elements of the academic and post-academic career. She speaks nationally and internationally on topics related to Ph.D. professionalization, and is a columnist at Chronicle Vitae.
Bri McWhorter is the Founder and CEO of Activate to Captivate, where she teaches communication techniques from an actor’s point of view. She specializes in public speaking, scientific communications, interview skills, and interpersonal communications.
Chihway Chang is an Assistant Professor at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at University of Chicago. In her research, she works on weak gravitational lensing data in the Dark Energy Survey and different techniques in combining these measurements with other data sets such as the galaxy position and CMB lensing.
Professor at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at University of Chicago. I’m a particle cosmologist, focusing on dark matter searches, high-energy astrophysics, and the physics of the early universe. I’m a senior scientist at Fermilab and a Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Chicago.
Professor Necib is an astroparticle physicist, interested in understanding the origin of Dark Matter. She uses a combination of simulations and observational data to correlate the dynamics of Dark Matter with that of the stars in the Milky Way, and infer properties of Dark Matter.
Ke Wang is an Assistant Professor at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University-Beijing. In his research he observes high-mass star formation at high resolution. He is an expert in submillimeter interferometry and has served in the European ALMA Regional Center and the SMA operations team for more than 5 years.
REBA M. BANDYOPADHYAY
Reba is an astronomer whose primary research interest was infrared and X-ray observations of X-ray binary stars – systems containing a black hole or a neutron star – in our Galaxy. She is the (first ever!) Legislative and Science Policy Analyst for the NSB, where she specializes in Congressional relations and national science and engineering policy.
Max Malacari has spent the last two years working across multiple industries and capabilities, from the acceleration of clinical trial enrollments in the healthcare sector, to redesigning the go-to-market strategy of a retail measurement company.
Andreas Schulze works as a Data Scientist at OmegaLambdaTec. His focus is on predictive Modelling, Simulation and IoT. He leads the OmegaLambdaTec Smart Grid solution and works on customer projects in the fields of Smart Energy, Smart Infrastructure, Mobility and Industry 4.0.
Benjamin Wu an AI Research Resident with NVIDIA and research affiliate with NAOJ. At NVIDIA, he is part of the Learning and Perception Research group, which focuses on deep learning and computer vision research. He currently works on problems at the intersection of machine learning and astrophysics.
Connor BottrellKavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe at University of Tokyo
Hsin-Yu ChenKavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research at MIT
Susan ClarkKavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University
Danielle NorciniKavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at University of Chicago
Yu QiuKavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University-Beijing
Naomi RobertsonKavli Institute for Cosmology at University of Cambridge
Kenneth WongKavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe at University of Tokyo
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