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

  • Research Area: Astrophysics
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  • Publications

    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