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Cassidy is a second-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.
Cassidy is working with Matt Turk on simulating the formation of Population III stars, the first stars in the universe. She is implementing magnetized turbulence on the subgrid-scale in GAMER, a GPU-accelerated adaptive mesh refinement code for astrophysics, to investigate how these physical processes may interfere with star formation.
University of Oklahoma - Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics (2018)