NSF Graduate Research Fellow in Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Arizona, Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory
I am a graduate student in astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Arizona, where I work with Professor Dan Stark studying the Epoch of Reionization through the lens of galaxies. I use ground- and space-based observations to characterize the physical properties of some of the earliest galaxies to exist, gain insights into how star formation proceeded within the first billion years of cosmic time, and ultimately, understand the link between these objects and the process of hydrogen reionization.
I was formerly an undergraduate at Arizona State University where I worked on the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array as a member of the Low Frequency Cosmology Lab.
email: lwhitler [at] arizona [dot] edu
Science: B. Robertson (UCSC), S. Tacchella (Cambridge), E. Curtis-Lake (Hertfordshire), S. Carniani (Scuola Normale Superiore), and the JADES Collaboration