John R. Weaver

John R. Weaver

PhD fellow

I am a PhD student based at the Cosmic Dawn Center advised by Sune Toft, with Peter Capak (IPAC), Henry McCracken (IAP), and Dave Sanders (IfA). I received my Masters degree in 2018 from the University of St Andrews advised by Vivienne Wild. My research focuses on the assembly and evolution of galaxies across the 1.37 billion year history of our Universe, through direct observation with optical and infrared telescopes from both space and from the ground.

Previously, I have interned as a summer researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for AstronomyLeiden Observatory, and the Maria Mitchell Observatory. I am also the project director of the spectroscopy database at the American Association of Variable Star Observers.

Beyond academia, I am a frequent contributor to popular science publications, and have been a long-time volunteer at public observatories.

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