Hi! I’m Junhan Kim, a sixth-year graduate student in the Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona. I work 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 work with the co-investigators of Black Hole PIRE program to develop techniques to compare the EHT data and the black hole simulations.
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.
I will be joining the Division of Physics, Math & Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology as a Robert A. Millikan Prize Postdoctoral Fellow, starting September 2019.
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).
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