Garofali, Kristen

Title

Graduate Student

Office

B317

Phone

206-543-4954

Email

garofali@uw.edu

Studied at

Michigan State University (2012)

Joined UW in

2012

My research interests are in high-energy astronomy studying populations of objects like high-mass X-ray binaries (HMXBs) and supernova remnants (SNRs).

Research

In my research I am interested in identifying and characterizing HMXB populations in nearby galaxies using both the Chandra and Hubble Space Telescopes. This kind of work can provide better observational constraints on population synthesis models for interacting binary stars. My advisor for this work is Dr. Benjamin Williams. 

Please see my website for more information about my current research!

About Me

I am originally from Michigan, the flattest but nevertheless Greatest (Lakes) state, and since moving to the Pacific Northwest I have abandoned my flatlands roots to become an avid backpacker and hiker. I am also a lover of both beer and science, and consider myself lucky to be able to combine those two on a monthly basis as the co-organizer of Astronomy on Tap Seattle.