Sherwood Richers

  • Program Years: 2012-2016
  • Academic Institution: California Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Astrophysics
  • Academic Advisor: Christian Ott
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2013)
  • Degree(s):
    B.A. Astronomy-Physics, University of Virginia, 2012

Current Status


Sherwood Richers et al. "Monte Carlo Neutrino Transport in Post-Merger Disks." The Astrophysical Journal 11/2015
Philipp Moesta et al. "Magnetorotational Core-Collapse Supernovae in Three Dimensions." The Astrophysical Journal Letters 03/2014
John F. Hawley, Sherwood A. Richers, Xiaoyue Guan, and Julian H. Krolik. "Testing Convergence for Global Accretion Disks." The Astrophysical Journal 08/2013
Cornelia Müller et al. “Dual-frequency VLBI study of Centaurus A on sub-parsec scales.” Astronomy and Astrophysics 04/2011


Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship 2016-2017
Best Student Talk at TASC 2013 meeting
Outstanding Astronomy Undergraduate 2012
Deaver Scholarship for Physics Majors in 2009-10 & 2010-11
Mitchell Scholarship 2011-12
Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society, inducted 2011
Intermediate Honors (awarded after 2nd year)
UVA Dean’s List 2008-2012