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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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Poster Presentations
7. Disentangling Dust Extinction and Intrinsic Color Variation of Type Ia Supernovae With Near-Infrared and Optical Photometry, RogerFest: A Festival of Cosmic Explosions, Caltech Cahill Center, Pasadena, CA, (Aug 21-23, 2009)

6. Disentangling Dust Extinction and Intrinsic Color Variation of Type Ia Supernovae With Near-Infrared and Optical Photometry, Stellar Death & Supernovae, Kavli Inst. for Theoretical Physics (KITP), UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA, (Aug 17-21, 2009)

5. Disentangling Intrinsic Color Variation and Dust Extinction of Type Ia Supernovae With Near-Infrared, Optical, and Ultraviolet Photometry, AAS Meeting #213, Long Beach, CA (Jan 9-14, 2009)

4. Type Ia Supernovae are Good Standard Candles in the Near Infrared: Evidence from PAIRITEL, AAS Meeting #211, Austin, TX, (Jan 7-11, 2008)

3. The Absolute Brightness of Type Ia SNe in the NIR from PAIRITEL: Implications for the NASA/DOE Joint Dark Energy Mission 2nd GSRP Symposium, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, (Sep 19-21, 2007)

2. Infrared Light Curves of Nearby Supernovae with the Peters Automated Infrared Imaging Telescope (PAIRITEL), Poster Presentation, AAS Meeting #207, Washington, DC, (January 8-12, 2006)

1. Toward a More Standardized Candle Using GRB Energetics and Spectra, 4th Workshop on Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Afterglow Era, Rome, Italy, (Oct 18-22, 2004)

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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