Eileen Meyer

Post-doctoral Fellow

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Experience:

Space Telescope Science Institute
Postdoctoral Fellow
October 2012 - present
(advisor Dr. William Sparks)
- Astrometry of the jet in M87

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Visiting Researcher
June - October 2012
(hosted by Dr. Markos Georganopoulos)
- Study of large-scale relativistic jets with Fermi

Kavli Institute, Stanford University
Visiting Graduate Student
Fall 2011
(working with Dr. Marco Ajello, hosted by Dr. Stefan Funk)
- Study of Blazars and Extragalactic Background with Fermi

Rice University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Research
January 2006-June 2012
(research advisor: Dr. Giovanni Fossati)


Ph.D. Physics, Rice University
Defended June 2012
Dissertation: The Blazar Envelope and the Relativistic Jet Dichotomy: Unification of radio-loud AGN

M.S. Physics, Rice University
Received May 2008
Thesis: The effects of Intrinsic Spectral Curvature and Flux Limits on the Measured Evolutionary Behavior of BL Lac objects

B.S. Astrophysics, Rice University
Received May 2005

Accepted Proposals as PI:

Fermi Cycle 6 (2013) Advancing the New Radio-Loud AGN Unification Scheme with FERMI

HST Cycle 21 (2013) Proper Motions at 500 Mpc: Measuring Superluminal motions in Optical Jets with HST, 8 orbits

Fermi Cycle 4 (2011) A New View of the Relativistic Jet Dichotomy with Fermi

Giant Metrewave Telescope (GMRT) Cycle 19 (2010)
Measuring Blazar Power from Low-Frequency Steep Lobe Emission

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Teaching Experience:

Courses at Rice University
Instructor, ASTR 201: Stars, Galaxies and the Universe, Summer 2010
Teaching Assistant, ASTR 552: Galaxies and Cosmology, Spring 2007
Laboratory Instructor, PHYS 101: Undergraduate Mechanics Lab, Fall 2005,2006

Community Family Center, Houston, TX
Instructor, SAT and college preparation for under-served high school students, Summer 2006


Texas Space Grant Consortium Fellowship, 2010-11, 2011-12
Harvard/CFA X-ray Astronomy School Fellowship, 2011
Graduate Service Award, Rice University, 2009

Professional Affiliations and Activities:

Reviewer for the Astrophysical Journal
Member, American Astronomical Society, 2010-present
Eileen Meyer


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