The MIT Kavli Institute paves the way for new developments in space- & ground-based astrophysics. Our faculty, research staff, and students develop technology & instrumentation with a focus on an engineering and technical core.
Researchers at The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research explore extreme and unusual phenomena found beyond the Earth including extrasolar planets, black holes, neutron stars, and distant galaxies and clusters of galaxies.
Ani is a third-year graduate student working with Professor Anna Frebel on characterizing the chemical abundances of metal-poor stars in the Milky Way’s halo and surrounding dwarf galaxies. Previously, Ani received degrees in physics and mathematics from Cornell University and worked on identifying radio transient events in the Galactic Center.
Honors and awards:
Henry Kendall Teaching Award, 2016 NSF GRFP Honorable Mention, 2016 Whiteman Fellow, Sep 2014 - Sep 2015 Cranston and Edna Shelley Award for Undergraduate Research in Astronomy, 2014