Elizabeth (Libby) Tolman, Ph.D.

Flatiron Research Fellow, Compact Objects, CCA, Flatiron Institute

Elizabeth (Libby) Tolman joined the Center for Computational Astrophysics as a Flatiron Research Fellow. Libby has a Ph.D. in Physics from MIT, where she worked on a range of fusion problems, focusing on the study of novel plasma behavior relating to the large population of 3.5 MeV alpha particles that will exist in next-generation tokamaks. Currently, she is working to apply the deep, hands-on knowledge of plasmas that she gained during her fusion Ph.D. to the nascent field of extreme plasma astrophysics. Libby completed her undergraduate studies in physics at Princeton University.

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