2020
Alumni (Fellow)

Chris Hayes

C. Mark Pirrung Family Jefferson Fellow
Kokomo, Indiana
Degrees:
B.S. Indiana University (2015)
M.S. University of Virginia (2017)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2020)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Astronomy

Bio:

Christian Hayes is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Virginia. He studies our galaxy, the Milky Way, and nearby galaxies, to understand how these galaxies form and have evolved over time. His dissertation focuses on understanding how the Milky Way grows by consuming dwarf galaxies, and finding examples of dwarf galaxies that were consumed in the past. He plans to move into industry and work as a data scientist.

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