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Honggeun Kim

Graduate Student

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.

Research interests: 

Galactic Astrophysics, First Stars/Reionization, Optical/IR Astronomy

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