The MIT Kavli Institute paves the way for new developments in space- & ground-based astrophysics. Our faculty, research staff, and students develop technology & instrumentation with a focus on an engineering and technical core.
Researchers at The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research explore extreme and unusual phenomena found beyond the Earth including extrasolar planets, black holes, neutron stars, and distant galaxies and clusters of galaxies.
I started my graduate studies at MIT in the fall of 2017. I received B.S./M.S. degrees at Yonsei University in South Korea. During my master’s degree, I studied on the torus of Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN). At MIT, I am working with Professor Anna Frebel on neutron capture elements of old stars. Specifically, my current studies are to measure and analyze the abundances of s- and/or r-process elements of halo stars in our Galaxy and to provide self-consistency constraints on r-process models. This can help us to understand how and where the r-process elements are generated, and ultimately the chemical evolution of the Universe.
Galactic Astrophysics, First Stars/Reionization, Optical/IR Astronomy