Anna Y. Q. Ho

annayqho@berkeley.edu

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I am a Miller Fellow in the astronomy department at UC Berkeley. I'm interested in the extremes of massive-star death: relativistic explosions and late-stage eruptive mass-loss. To find these explosions I use wide-field high-cadence optical surveys and to follow them up I use telescopes observing all across the electromagnetic spectrum, with a particular recent focus on mm/sub-mm wavelengths (ALMA/NOEMA/SMA).

I obtained my PhD from Caltech in 2020 under the supervision of Shri Kulkarni, working with the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF). Before coming to Caltech, I spent a year on a Fulbright at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg, Germany, where I worked with Hans-Walter Rix, Melissa Ness, and David Hogg on The Cannon. I obtained my B.S. in Physics at MIT in 2014, after spending two summers at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) working with Scott Ransom on millisecond pulsars.