I am now an astronomer at Carnegie Observatories.

I worked at the Caltech Observatories Research astronomer. From 2010 to 2012 I was a senior postdoctoral scholar working on the SED Machine. Prior to my work on SED Machine, I was a postdoctoral scholar working on the MOSFIRE spectrograph for the mighty Keck Telescope.

My Ph.D. work was supervised by Professor David Koo at Lick Observatory. For fun, I tracked down my academic genealogy from the Berkeley “Badgrads” wiki: N.P. Konidaris (2009) → D.C. Koo (1981) → I.R. King (1952) → H. Shapley (1913) → H.N. Russell (1900) → C.A. Young (no Ph.D.). I’m very fond of Young’s 7-prism spectrograph (figure from Young, “Spectroscopic notes”, 1870):

C.A. Young high-dispersion prism

Contact Information

  • Office: 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, California, 91101 USA
  • Email: npk@carnegiescience.edu
  • Phone: 831-704-6425

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