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David Charbonneau
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This year I am the chair of the admissions committee for the Harvard PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Around the country, committees such as ours are setting to work to select the incoming class. I thought it timely to share some worries I have been having about one required element of our application: the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test, and the Subject Test in Physics.
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Is it 4.5x easier to win a prestigious Royal Society Fellowship if you are a man?
The Royal Society is the preeminent scientific club in the United Kingdom, and it is arguably the oldest such society in existence. Each year, the Royal Society offers its University Research Fellowships. These are highly cov...
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I am sorry this blog post is late. I meant to post it Monday. Yes, the blog is important! But I think my daughter might have lice and I had to deal with that urgently. I am sorry I can't accept the invitation to speak at the ...
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Thank you David.  I understand and support your lack of guilt.  With my youngest growing out of his toddler clothing, I value my time with him more than the paper(s) sitting in my inbox.
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The NSF just released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) announcing a very interesting initiative for postdocs: In short, principal investigators of NSF grants can submit a request for supplemental funding to cover salary support ...
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Of course, given the subject of this blog I have my eye here particularly on advising women on how they might leverage their exciting research results toward broader professional success: At conferenc...
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For much of the past 6 weeks since the September start of the academic year, my wife has been traveling to Switzerland, Kosovo, New York, and Washington DC for her research on the relationship between...
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Which Grad Program Will Be The First To Drop the GRE?

This year I am the chair of the admissions committee for the Harvard PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Around the country, committees such as ours are setting to work to select the incoming class. I thought it timely to share some worries I have been having about one required element of our application: the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test, and the Subject Test in Physics.

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2014/12/which-grad-program-will-be-first-to.html
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I will honor Labor Day 2014 by fixing a longstanding cancer in my life: My smartphone is hereafter going to have an circumscribed role in my time and mind.
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I have just started a one year sabbatical at the Geneva Observatory. July was a very hectic month! Our fourth daughter, Terra, was born July 7th, and then our team of six packed up our home and hopped on the plane to Geneva o...
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This week's guest blogger is J. Rigby. Dr. Rigby is an Astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Deputy Operations Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope. Dr. Rigby's re...
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For my first post to the Women in Astronomy Blog, I would like to describe some activities that the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy is undertaking with regard to parental leave policies ...
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Professor of Astronomy
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  • Harvard University
    Professor of Astronomy
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I am a Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University and an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. My research goals are to detect and characterize planets orbiting other stars, with the ultimate goal of developing methods to search for life on these distant worlds. I am a member of the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy of the American Astronomical Society.
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  • University of Toronto
    Math, Physics, Astronomy, 1992 - 1996
  • Harvard University
    Astronomy, 1996 - 2001
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