Sarah Taft

Sarah Taft

Sarah Taft

Astrophysics PhD Student, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics


John T. Tate Hall
Room 201-06
116 Church Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professional Background

Worked with Professor John Cannon researching the neutral hydrogen content of nearby dwarf galaxies at Macalester College. Graduated from Macalester College in May 2019 with a B.A. in Physics with an emphasis in Astronomy. Took two gap years to work in Chicago, Illinois as a STEM Scholar Coach with the Schuler Scholar Program. Currently a 1st year Astrophysics PhD student.

Research Interests

Currently working with Professor Michael Coughlin on Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) time-domain light curve classification.

Teaching Subjects
AST 1001: Exploring the Universe (Teaching Assistant, Fall 2021)

Selected Publications

Delayed Stellar Mass Assembly in the Low Surface Brightness Dwarf Galaxy KDG215. Cannon et al., The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 864, Issue 1, article id. L14, 6 pp. (2018).

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