Dorn-Wallenstein, Trevor


PhD Candidate





Studied at

MS University of Washington (2016), BA Wesleyan University (2015)

Joined UW in


I am a fourth-year graduate student interested in massive stars, stellar evolution, stellar populations, and data science. I use data from the Gaia mission to select putative massive stars, and time series photometry from missions like TESS and WISE to characterize the variability of luminous stars. I also use cutting edge stellar evolution models to diagnose populations with unresolved binaries, and high-resolution spectra from the ARCES instrument on the Apache Point Observatory 3.5-meter telescope to study interesting single objects.

Outside of graduate school, I help organize Astronomy On Tap SEA, play drums and percussion in Night Lunch, and bake cookies.