Kaley Brauer

  • Program Years: 2018-2022
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Astrophysics
  • Academic Advisor: Anna Frebel
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2021)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Physics, Brown University, 2017

Current Status


Brauer, K., Ji, A. P., Drout, M. R., & Frebel, A. (2021). Collapsar R-Process Yields Can Reproduce [Eu/Fe] Abundance Scatter in Metal-Poor Stars. The Astrophysical Journal 915 (2), 81.

Gull, M., Frebel, A., Hinojosa, K., Roederer, I. U., Ji, A. P., & Brauer, K. (2021). R-process-rich Stellar Streams in the Milky Way. The Astrophysical Journal, 912(1), 52.

Kinematics of Highly r-Process-Enhanced Halo Stars. Brauer, K., Ji, A., Frebel, A., July 2019, Presented at IAU Symposium 353 on Galactic Dynamics.

Brauer, K., Ji, A. P., Frebel, A., Dooley, G. A., Gomez, F. A., & O'Shea, B. W. (2019). The Origin of r-process Enhanced Metal-poor Halo Stars In Now-destroyed Ultra-faint Dwarf Galaxies. The Astrophysical Journal, 871(2), 247.

Brauer, K., Vrtilek, S. D., Peris, C., & McCollough, M. (2018). Phase-resolved spectroscopy of the low-mass X-ray binary V801 Ara. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 478(4), 4894.

The Shape of Near-Earth Asteroid 275677 (2000 RS11) From Inversion of Arecibo and Goldstone Radar Images. Brauer, K., Busch, M. W., et al., Nov 2015, Presented at 47th Meeting of the Division of Planetary Science.


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (offer declined), 2018
Whiteman Fellowship, MIT, 2017-2018
R. Bruce Lindsay Award, Brown University, 2017
Eva A. Mooar Prize, Brown University, 2017
Sigma Xi Honor Society, 2017
Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award, Brown University, 2015