Luna Zagorac

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Graduate School Student Year 5 (Padmanabhan)
EVN 305
Research Areas: 
Research : 

My research interests tend to lie at the intersection of theoretical cosmology, particle astrophysics, and high-powered computing (HPC). I am moved by questions of cosmic archaeology, encapsulating phenomena in the early universe including inflation, dark matter production, primordial black holes, and large scale structure evolution. At the same time, I am passionate about questions of archaeoastronomy and cosmogony, particularly in the case of using primary hieroglyphic sources to map Ancient Egyptian constellations and understand relevant notions of  universal creation. 

Honors & Awards: 

2020 - Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST)

2019 - Franke Graduate Student Fellowship

Selected Publications: 
Zagorac, Easther, and Padmanabhan. “GUT-scale primordial black holes: mergers and gravitational waves.” Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2019.06(2019): 052 .