Cassidy M Wagner

 Cassidy Wagner

Contact Information

132 Astronomy
1002 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL
MC 221

Office Hours

  • T 2-3PM, Th 10-11AM
Graduate Student
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Cassidy is a first-year Graduate Student in Astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Bachelor's degree in Astrophysics from the University of Oklahoma in 2018. As an undergraduate, Cassidy used machine learning techniques to analyze data from active galactic nuclei as well as worked on simulating pulsar radio signals. She is currently a member of the NANOGrav collaboration.

Research Interests

  • Computational simulations
  • High-performance computing
  • Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Compact objects
  • NANOGrav, LIGO

Research Description

Cassidy is working with Matt Turk on implementing subgrid-scale turbulence in GAMER, a GPU-accelerated adaptive mesh refinement code for astrophysics. 


  • University of Oklahoma - Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics (2018)