We have four new members to our group, starting in the Spring semester. Chao Shi, a second-year graduate student, will be focusing on black hole growth from both stellar-sized and massive seeds. Three undergraduate students, Erin Caldwell, Vasiliy Demchenko, and Martin Halicek, will be joining the group, obtaining valuable experience in astrophysics research and learning about various topics in high-redshift galaxy formation.
In other news, our cluster arrived in Georgia Tech a couple of weeks ago, and the IT guys are configuring it right now. It’ll be ready and stress-tested by the new year. Then it’ll get some stress-testing from myself!