Hannah Klion

  • Program Years: 2015-2019
  • Academic Institution: University of California, Berkeley
  • Field of Study: Astrophysics
  • Academic Advisor: Eliot Quataert
  • Practicum(s):
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2017)
  • Degree(s):
    PhD Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 2021
    M.A. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 2017
    B.S. Physics, California Institute of Technology, 2015

Current Status

  • Status: Computational Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • Research Area: Computational Physics
  • Personal URL: https://www.klion.org


H. Klion, R. Jambunathan, M. E. Rowan, E. Yang, D. Willcox, J.-L. Vay, R. Lehe, A. Myers, A. Huebl, W. Zhang (2023) Particle-in-cell Simulations of Relativistic Magnetic Reconnection with Advanced Maxwell Solver Algorithms. The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 952, id. 8.

H. Klion, A. Tchekhovskoy, D. Kasen, A. Kathirgamaraju, E. Quataert, R. Fernandez (2022) The impact of r-process heating on the dynamics of neutron star merger accretion disc winds and their electromagnetic radiation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 510, Issue 2, p. 2968.

H. Klion, P. Duffell, D. Kasen, E. Quataert (2021) The Effect of Jet-Ejecta Interaction on the Viewing Angle Dependence of Kilonova Light Curves. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 502, Issue 1, p. 865

P. Duffell, E. Quataert, D. Kasen, H. Klion (2018) Jet Dynamics in Compact Object Mergers: GW170817 Likely had a Successful Jet. The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 866, Issue 1, Article ID 3.

H. Klion, O. E. Bronson Messer, J. Austin Harris, Thomas Papatheodore (2017) Optimizing Gravity and Nuclear Physics in FLASH for Exascale. Peer-reviewed poster at SC17. Extended abstract in Proceedings of ACM SuperComputing 17, Denver Colorado, USA, November 2017 (SC'17).

H. Klion and E. Quataert (2017) A Diagnostic for Localizing Red Giant Differential Rotation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters, Volume 464, Issue 1, p. L16

E. Quataert, R. Fernandez, D. Kasen, H. Klion, B. Paxton (2016) Super-Eddington Stellar Winds Driven by Near-Surface Energy Deposition. Monthly Notice of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 458, Issue 2, p. 1214.

J. Fuller, H. Klion, E. Abdikamalov, C. D. Ott (2015), Supernova Seismology: Gravitational Wave Signatures of Rapidly Rotating Core Collapse. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 450, Issue 1, p. 414.

E. Abdikamalov, C. D. Ott, D. Radice, L. F. Roberts, R. Haas, C. Reisswig, P. Moesta, H. Klion, E. Schnetter (2014), Neutrino-driven Turbulent Convection and Standing Accretion Shock Instability in Three-Dimensional Core-Collapse Supernovae. The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 808, p. 70.


Berkeley Physics Theory Fellowship, April 2015 (deferred until 2019-2020)

Berkeley Hellman Graduate Award, April 2015 (declined)

Best poster presentation, West Coast Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, January 2014