About Me

I am a Ph.D. student at Harvard Astronomy and I am originally from Korea. My research interest lies in high energy astrophysics which spans from black hole accretion physics to Fast Radio Bursts (FRB).


Harvard University

Ph.D. Candidate in Astrophysics September 2020 - Present

Academic advisor: Ramesh Narayan

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)

B.S. Physics major / Math minor March 2015 - February 2020

cum laude
Senior thesis advisor: Keun-young Kim

California Institute of Technology

Study Abroad Program September 2017 - December 2017

University of California, Berkeley

Summer Session June 2016 - August 2016


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Impacts of galactic perturbers on fueling the MBH with a resolution appropriate accretion model

Visiting Student Intern March 2020 - August 2020

Supervisor: Prof. Ji-hoon Kim (Seoul National University)
Work still in progress

Localized ASKAP FRBs' high time resolution analysis

Visiting Research Associate December 2018 - June 2019

Prof. Jean-Pierre Macquart, Dr. Clancy James, Dr. Ian Morrison (Curtin University)
Prof. Matthew Bailes, Prof. Adam Deller, Dr. Ryan Shannon (Swinburne University)

J. X. Prochaska et. al. 2019 Science, 365
Hyerin Cho et. al. 2020 ApJL, 891
M. W. Sammons et. al. 2020 ApJ, 900
S. Bhandari et. al. 2020, accepted to ApJL arXiv:2008.12488

Numerical modeling of time-independent accretion discs with instabilities

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) June 2018 - August 2018

Supervisor: Prof. Sterl Phinney (Caltech)
Final Report