Benjamin J. Shappee



Graduate Student
Department of Astronomy
The Ohio State University

Contact information:

4055 McPherson Laboratory
140 W 18th Avenue
Ohio 43210-1173
Phone: 1-614-292-7881

Curriculum vitae

My complete entry in ADS

    I am a Presidential Fellow and fifth-year graduate student in the Department of Astronomy of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.  I have accepted a Hubble Fellowship and a Carnegie-Princeton Fellowship and in the fall (2014) I will be moving to Pasadena to join The Carnegie Observatories.  In 2013 I was awarded the Allan Markowitz Graduate Award in Observational Astronomy and in 2010 I was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.  I was an undergraduate at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where I was awarded the Herman Y. Carr Scholarship and the Richard T. Weidner Prize.  As an undergraduate I worked with Prof. Saurabh Jha on the dust extinction of Type Ia Supernovae.  For high school, I attended the Science/Engineering Specialized Learning Center housed within Manalapan High School in New Jersey.
    My research focuses on variable objects and triple stellar systems.  I have worked on HST Cepheid distances with
Prof. Kris Stanek and on the mass-loss induced eccentric Kozai (MIEK) mechanism in triple systems with Prof. Todd Thompson.  Additionally, I have worked on the constraining the progenitor systems of Type Ia SNe.  My thesis focuses on finding nearby supernovae with the next generation All Sky Automated Survey (ASAS) telescope ASAS-SN (now pronounced "assassin") along with undergraduate student Jacob Jencson, graduate student Tom Holoien, Prof. Chris Kochanek, José Prieto, and thesis advisor Prof. Kris Stanek.


Lead Author Publications:

ASAS-SN pictures

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