Io Kleiser

  • Program Years: 2013-2018
  • Academic Institution: California Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Astrophysics
  • Academic Advisor: Sterl Phinney
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2015)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Astronomy and Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 2012

Current Status

  • Research Area: Astrophysics


Inflated helium stars as progenitors of rapidly fading supernovae,
Kleiser et al., in prep.

Spectra of Hydrogen-poor Superluminous Supernovae from the Palomar Transient Factory,
Quimby, R. M. et al., 2018, ApJ, 855, 2

Models of bright nickel-free supernovae from stripped massive stars with circumstellar shells,
Kleiser et al. 2018, MNRAS, 475, 3152

SN 2015U: a rapidly evolving and luminous Type Ibn supernova,
Shivvers, I. et al., 2016, MNRAS, 461, 3057

Rapidly Fading Supernovae from Massive Star Explosions,
Kleiser, I. & Kasen, D., 2014, MNRAS, 438, 318

Peculiar Type II Supernovae from Blue Supergiants,
Kleiser, I. et al., 2011, MNRAS, 415, 372.

Broad-Line Reverberation in the Kepler-Field Seyfert Galaxy Zw 229-015,
Barth, A. et al., 2011, ApJ, 732, 121.

PTF 10vgv: A Supernova Without a Detected Post-Breakout Plateau,
Corsi, A. et al, 2011, ApJL, 747, L5.

The Massive Progenitor of the Type II-Linear SN 2009kr,
Elias-Rosa, N. et al., 2010, ApJL, 714, L254.

PTF10fqs: A Luminous Red Nova in the Spiral Galaxy Messier 99,
Kasliwal, M. et al., 2010, ApJ, 730, 134.

Evidence for an FU Orionis-like Outburst from a Classical T Tauri Star,
Miller, A. et al., ApJ, 730, 80

GRB 090902B: Afterglow Observations and Implications,
Pandey, S. et al., 2010, ApJ, 714, 799

Five poster presentations + 32 astronomical circulars (not peer-reviewed)


Gilloon Fellowship, Caltech, 2012.

Student Opportunity Fund, UC Berkeley, 2011.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), UC Berkeley, 2011.

Daniel E. Wark Award, UC Berkeley Astronomy Department, 2010, 2011.