Andrew Chael in 2018

I am a graduate student in theoretical and computational astrophysics with the Event Horizon Telescope and a candidate for a Ph.D. in the Physics department at Harvard University. I work at the Black Hole Initiative.

My research uses new cutting-edge approaches for simulating and imaging the EHT’s black hole targets Sgr A* and M87. My primary graduate adviser is Ramesh Narayan, and I am also advised by Shep Doeleman and Michael Johnson.

I was born and grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I received a BA in Physics with a secondary concentration in Medieval studies from Carleton College in 2013, and I earned an AM in Physics from Harvard in 2015.

I also serve as a Resident Tutor at Dunster House in Harvard College, where I mentor and advise undergraduates on national fellowship applications, LGBTQ life, physics and astronomy courses, and paths to graduate school.

I am a proud member of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Outlist of LGBTQIA+ members of the astronomical community.

Some recent photos from my travels