Erika Nesvold Joins the Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Group at DTM as a Postdoctoral Fellow

Erika Nesvold
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 

Erika Nesvold joins DTM as a postdoctoral fellow from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where she conducted research on numerical modeling of circumstellar debris disks at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)

Nesvold received her Ph.D. in physics from UMBC in 2015. For her thesis project, she developed a 3D debris disk model named SMACK with her advisor, Marc Kuchner (GSFC), to study the interactions between a debris disk and any planets orbiting in or near the disk.

Nesvold said this model is the first of its kind "to simultaneously model the dynamical and collisional evolution of the planetesimals in a disk in 3D." 

While at DTM, Nesvold will work with John Chambers, studying the dynamics of exoplanets and disks. 

Please join us in welcoming Nesvold to DTM as our newest postdoctoral fellow.

2 September 2015