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Cail M. Daley

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Contact Information

127 Astronomy
1002 W. Green Street
Urbana IL 61801
M/C 221
Graduate Student


Cail is a second-year PhD student in Astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He graduated high school at Phillips Exeter Academy, and received a BA in Physics & Astronomy from Wesleyan University. As an undergraduate, Cail studied Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) observations of gas and dust in planetary systems. He worked under Dr. Meredith Hughes at Wesleyan University, and spent a summer working under Dr. Catherine Walsh at Leiden University. Cail currently works with advisor Gil Holder and the South Pole Telescope (SPT) collaboration, studying gravitational lensing of the cosmic microwave background.

Research Interests

Gravitational Lensing
Computational Astrophysics, Numerical Analysis
Astrostatistics, Astroinformatics
Natural Language Processing


Wesleyan University, BA Astronomy & Physics (2014-2018)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD Astronomy (2018-Present)

Highlighted Publications

Journal Articles

Daley, Cail, Alanna Meredith Hughes, Evan S. Carter, Kevin Flaherty, Zachary Lambros, Margaret Pan, Hilke Schlichting, Eugene Chiang, Mark Wyatt, David Wilner, Sean Andrews, and John Carpenter. "The Mass of Stirring Bodies in the AU Mic Debris Disk Inferred from Resolved Vertical Structure." The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 875, no. 2, 2019, p. 87.