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I am a final year Ph.D. candidate and NSF Graduate Research Fellow in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton and a visiting graduate student at the Institute for Advanced Study in the School of Natural Sciences. In 2017, I completed my undergraduate education at UC Berkeley in the Physics and Astronomy Departments.

Research

I work in computational, nuclear astrophysics and am primarily interested in high-energy transient phenomena including supernovae, compact object mergers, thermonuclear burning, and accretion disks. I am particularly interested in using simulations to build more realistic models of transients and improve upon commonly used simplifications or idealized initial conditions. My Ph.D. advisor is Jim Stone.

Equity & Inclusion, Teaching, and Outreach

I care deeply about math and science education, the accessibility of science, and equity and inclusion in physics, astronomy, and theoretical astrophysics. I have put thought and effort toward these goals through my roles as a graduate fellow and instructor with Princeton Prison Teaching Initiative, an executive board member of Princeton Women in Physics, a founding member of our departmental climate committee, a frequent volunteer at Peyton Public Observing and at Lick Observatory, and more.

Contact Me

Reach me at ghalevi@princeton.edu, or if you’re local, find me in my (newly windowed!) basement office, 003 Peyton Hall on Princeton’s campus, or at my windowless basement office, 048 Bloomberg Hall at the IAS.