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    I am an astronomer, cosmologist, and data scientist, currently a NSF funded Assistant Research Scientist at the UC San Diego Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences (CASS) and a Research Affiliate in the MIT STS Program. I work on several theoretical and observational projects to devise and implement fun experiments that leverage cosmology to test fundamental physics, including novel tests of quantum theory with astronomical observations as well as Infrared and Optical studies of Supernovae with ground and space based telescopes to measure the expansion history of the universe, cosmic acceleration, and dark energy. I enjoy exploring fascinating scientific questions at the intersection between observational astronomy, astrophysics, data analysis, and the philosophy of science through research, science writing, art, animation, public outreach, and science media engagement. For more, see my Bio, Resume, and CV.
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University of California, Berkeley

UC Berkeley Senior Thesis
"How to Generate Supernova Light Curves: Photometry with the Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope and its Application to Type Ia Supernovae, Cosmology, and the Accelerating Universe", Friedman, Andrew, The Lick Observatory Supernova Search, Advisors: Prof. Alex Filippenko (Astronomy) & Prof. Richard Muller (Physics), 97 pages, (Spring 2002) (ps / pdf)

"The Lick Observatory Supernova Search: Type Ia Supernovae, Cosmology, and the Accelerating Universe", Friedman, Andrew, Senior Honors Thesis in Physics, UC Berkeley, Advisors: Prof. Alex Filippenko (Astronomy) & Prof. Richard Muller (Physics), (22 pages) (December 2001) (ps / pdf)


Undergraduate Infrared Astronomy Lab Reports
(Astronomy 122 UC Berkeley, Fall 2001)
5. "Extragalactic Astronomy and the Intensity Profiles of Galaxies", Friedman, Andrew, Lab Report 5, Astronomy 122, Undergraduate Infrared Astronomy Laboratory, UC Berkeley, Professor James Graham & TA Nate McCrady (ps / pdf)

4. "Infrared Observations of the NGC1333 Star Forming Region", Friedman, Andrew, Lab Report 4, Astronomy 122, Undergraduate Infrared Astronomy Laboratory, UC Berkeley, Professor James Graham & TA Nate McCrady (ps / pdf)

3. "Photometry With the Leuschner Infrared Camera", Friedman, Andrew, Lab Report 3, Astronomy 122, Undergraduate Infrared Astronomy Laboratory, UC Berkeley, Professor James Graham & TA Nate McCrady (ps / pdf)

2. "Detecting Faint Signals", Friedman, Andrew, Lab Report 2, Astronomy 122, Undergraduate Infrared Astronomy Laboratory, UC Berkeley, Professor James Graham & TA Nate McCrady (ps / pdf)

1. "Photon Statistics", Friedman, Andrew, Lab Report 1, Astronomy 122, Undergraduate Infrared Astronomy Laboratory, UC Berkeley, Professor James Graham & TA Nate McCrady (ps / pdf)


Supernova Discoveries
7. Supernova 2001ae in IC 4229, Friedman, A.S., Li, W.D., Schwartz, M. 2001, International Astronomical Union Circulars, IAUC 7597, 1 (2001) (NASA/ADS)

6. Supernova 2001L in MCG -01-30-11, Friedman, A.S., Li, W.D., Chornock, R. 2001, International Astronomical Union Circulars, IAUC 7566, 1 (2001) (NASA/ADS)

5. Supernova 2000fa in UGC 3770, Friedman, A.S., Li, W.D., Schwartz, M. 2000, International Astronomical Union Circulars, IAUC 7533, 2 (2000) (NASA/ADS)

4. Supernova 1999gb in NGC 2532, Friedman, A.S., Li, W.D., Puckett, T. 1999, International Astronomical Union Circulars, IAUC 7316, 2 (1999) (NASA/ADS)

3. Supernova 1999ej in NGC 495, Friedman, A.S., King, J.Y., Li, W.D., Lick Observatory Supernova Search 1999, International Astronomical Union Circulars, IAUC 7286, 1 (1999) (NASA/ADS)

2. Supernova 1999bx in UGC 11391, Friedman, A.S., Li, W.D. 1999, International Astronomical Union Circulars, IAUC 7154, 1 (1999) (NASA/ADS)

1. Supernova 1999ac in NGC 6063, Modjaz, M., King, J. Y., Papenkova, M., Friedman, A.S., Johnson, R. A., Li, W. D., Treffers, R. R., Filippenko, A. V. 1999, International Astronomical Union Circulars, IAUC 7114, 1 (1999) (NASA/ADS)



University of California, San Diego UCSD Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Center for Theoretical Physics Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Vienna Harvard University Astronomy Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics UC Berkeley Astronomy National Science Foundation National Aernautics & Space Administration
Last Updated: Andrew Samuel Friedman, 6/2017

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF Award #1056580 (2012-2014) through an NSF Science, Technology, and Society Postdoctoral Fellowship at MIT and the NSF INSPIRE program via NSF Award #1541160 (2015-2018).

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