Meridith Joyce

PhD Student in Physics and Astronomy

I am a third year graduate student working in computational astrophysics under the direction of Brian Chaboyer. My research focuses on the Dartmouth Stellar Evolution Program (DSEP) code. My thesis goal is to develop a 3-D stellar evolution code inspired by the current 1-D model, integrating modules from the MESA (Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics) evolution code.I earned Bachelor of Science degrees in math and in physics from Bucknell University in 2013.I have experience observing, but my background is primarily theoretical. I spend most of my time working with data, software, and computers. I spent a term working as a software engineer for MIT's Lincoln Laboratory in the summer of 2015, after which I participated in an intensive course in stellar evolution and MESA programming hosted at UCSB.When I'm not coding, I enjoy dancing and hiking with my dog.

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B.S. in Math and B.S. in Physics, Bucknell University