Maryam Modjaz, Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar, Center for Computational Astrophysics, Flatiron InstituteMaryam Modjaz’s website

Maryam Modjaz is an Associate Professor of Physics at NYU and on sabbatical at the Center for Computational Astrophysics for 2018-2019. Her research addresses fore front problems in stellar death astrophysics and time-domain astronomy, which include Gamma-Ray Bursts and different kinds of Supernovae, which all are amongst most powerful explosions in the Universe.

She received the Ph.D. from the Harvard University in 2007 and a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2000, where she also worked as a Miller Fellow from 2007-2010. In 2010-2011 she was a Hubble Fellow at Columbia University. The recipient of Harvard University’s Fireman Prize for an outstanding PhD dissertation, her work has been featured on NPR, in Astronomy Now, and in a feature article in UC Berkeley’s “California” magazine. In September 2016, she was featured in the Apple ad for iphone7 & iwatch2 in her capacity as NYU professor of physics.

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