Hi - A woman who graduated with a BS in physics in May contacted Kat Volk and me about research opportunities involving comets. I mentioned that LSST was the future in this field, especially for long-period comets. She did an REU a year ago that involved writing code in Python for modeling direct imaging of exoplanets and asked if someone on Rubin Observatory could use her skills. I said she shouldn’t work for free, but she said she makes enough money working 20 hours a week that she could work on a research project/do coding for about that number of hours. I can provide her CV if you’re interested.
She applied to a couple of grad schools last year and didn’t get in. I got the impression that no one gave her good advice. She plans to apply again this fall, although she indicated she might wait a year.
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