Junhan Kim (김준한)

Postdoctoral Scholar in Physics, Caltech

Hi! I’m Junhan Kim, a postdoctoral scholar in physics in the Observational Cosmology Group, Division of Physics, Math, and Astronomy at Caltech.

I did my PhD in the Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona. I worked with Prof. Dan Marrone on the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project to study the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy with an angular resolution smaller than the apparent size of the black hole event horizon. We developed a Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) receiver for the South Pole Telescope. I also worked with the co-investigators of Black Hole PIRE program to develop techniques to compare the EHT data and the black hole simulations.
(My academic genealogy)

Before entering graduate school, I did my undergraduate study at Seoul National University, majored both electrical engineering and astronomy. Then, I worked at MTI Co., Ltd. as a skilled industrial personnel to fulfill South Korea’s mandatory military service.

In October 2023, I will be joining the Department of Physics at Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) as an assistant professor.

Junhan working at the South Pole Telescope, located at National Science Foundation’s Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica, during 2014-15 season (Credit: Chris Kendall).

Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology, 91125, Pasadena, California, United States