Cool Star Lab Presents at Cool Stars Conference


Adam Burgasser and Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi were among hundreds of attendees at the 18th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and the Sun, held in Flagstaff, AZ, June 8-13.  This biennial conference highlights the latest research in low-temperature, low-mass stars and brown dwarfs, and this year had its fair share of exciting results in both observation and theory.

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Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi


Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi is a graduate student in the Cool Star Lab.  Here’s her bio as told by Melisa Tallis:

Daniella graduated from MIT with a BS in physics in 2011. She will complete her PhD from UCSD in 2016. Daniella’s research focuses on identifying systems of two or more low mass stars by using spectral data. Her work also involves classifying these low mass stars and building spectral models for them as well. Daniella has presented her research at various conferences around the world. Currently she is involved with the CASS Journal Club, and her hobbies include listening to music, cooking, and surfing. As an active advocate of outreach programs, Daniella now aspires to promote science and scientific development in her home country of Peru.

Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi named an IPAC Visiting Graduate Fellow


Graduate student Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi has earned an IPAC Visiting Graduate Student Fellowship for 2014.  She will be working with Dr. Chris Gelino at Caltech/IPAC for six months, analyzing Hubble Space Telescope images of late-type T and Y dwarfs identified by WISE.  Muchas felicidades Daniella!


Cool Star Lab helps with Cross-Border Science Journalism Conference

Members of the Cool Star Lab were both organizers and participants at the Cross-Border Science Journalism Conference held at the Institute of the Americas at UCSD on April 27th, 2013.  This conference/workshop brought together science journalists from the US and Mexico to strengthen cross-border exchanges on science, environment, agriculture, health, and other issues in which the U.S. and Latin America have a shared link and vital stake. Panelists also discussed resources of identifying and reporting, markets on both sides of the border, cyber security and new reporters’ tools.

Adam Burgasser and Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi were technical consultants for the conference, setting up and operating the Google webcast that is now available on Youtube (see below).  Dianna Cowern attended the conference, and learned some new tools for her science reporting toolbox.


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Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi awarded Friends of the International Center Scholarship

Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi has been awarded a Friends of the International Center Graduate Scholarship for 2013-2014.  In her application, she describes her personal goal to promote science and scientific development in her home country of Peru.