Ashley Villar astronomer



Hi, my name is Ashley Villar!

I am currently a NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Harvard in the Astronomy department. I study the eruptions, mergers and explosions of stars. I’m especially interested in utilizing multiband light curves to understand the underlying physics of optical transients.

I graduated from MIT in 2014 where I majored in physics and minored in mathematics. I wrote my senior thesis with John Johnson and Josh Winn on asteroseismology.

In my spare time, I volunteer, climb, and shamelessly want to be a ghost hunter.

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