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(Nov 2019)

Stephanie H Ho

Brief CV (html)

Education

Ph.D. in Physics, with Astrophysics Emphasis | 2013 - 2019

University of California, Santa Barbara

Advisor: Prof. Crystal L. Martin

Thesis: How Do Galaxies Get Their Gas?

B.Sc. in Physics/Enrichment Stream in Theoretical Physics | 2009 - 2013

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Advisor: Dr. Man Ho Chan

Reciprocity student of UC Education Abroad Program | 2011 - 2012

University of California, Santa Barbara

Positions Held

Postdoctoroal Research Associate | 2019 - present

Texas A&M University

Supervisor: Prof. Robert C. Kennicutt Jr.

Graduate Student Researcher | 2013 - 2019

University of California, Santa Barbara

Teaching Assistant | 2013 - 2015, 2016 - 2017, 2019

University of California, Santa Barbara

Honors and Awards

Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize (Honorable Mention) | AAS Winter Meeting | 2019

UC LEADS Program Fellowship (Mentoring) | UC Santa Barbara | 2018, 2019

Graduate Opportunity Fellowship | UC Santa Barbara | 2017 - 2018

Doctoral Student Travel Grant | UC Santa Barbara | 2017 - 2018

Graduate Research Mentorship Program Fellowship | UC Santa Barbara | 2015 - 2016

Travel Award for Excellence in Graduate Research | American Physical Society | 2015

Worster Summer Research Fellowship (Mentoring) | UC Santa Barbara | 2014, 2016

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award | UC Santa Barbara | 2014 - 2015

Yzurdiaga Graduate Fellowship | UC Santa Barbara | 2013 - 2014

Herbert P. Broida Fellowship | UC Santa Barbara | 2013 - 2014

Yasumoto International Exchange Scholarship | CUHK | 2011

Publications

​(In reverse chronological order)

1st/2nd author publications = 5 | Total publications = 6

  • Ho, S. H., Martin, C. L. & Schaye, J., Morphological and Rotation Structures of Circumgalactic Mg II Gas in the EAGLE Simulation and the Dependence on Galaxy Properties.  2020, ApJ, submitted 

  • Ho, S. H. & Martin, C. L., Resolving 3D Disk Orientation Using High-resolution Images: New Constraints on Circumgalactic Gas Inflows.  2020, ApJ, 888, 14 [ADS]

  • Martin, C. L., Ho, S. H., Kacprzak, G. G. & Churchill, C. W., Kinematics of Circumgalactic Gas: Feeding and Feedback.  2019, ApJ, 878, 84 [ADS]

  • Ho, S. H., Martin, C. L. & Turner, M. L., How Gas Accretion Feeds Galactic Disks.   2019, ApJ, 875, 54 [ADS]

  • Ho, S. H., Martin, C. L., Kacprzak, G. G. & Churchill, C. W., Quasar Probing Galaxies: Signatures of Gas Accretion at Redshift z ≈ 0.2.  2017, ApJ, 835, 267 [ADS]

  • Kacprzak, G. G., Martin, C. L., Bouché, N., Churchill, C. W., Cooke, J., LeReun, A., Schroetter, I., Ho, S. H. & Klimek, E.  2014, New Perspective on Galaxy Outflows from the First Detection of Both Intrinsic and Traverse Metal-line Absorption.  2014, ApJL, 792, L12 [ADS]

Approved Proposals
As PI:
  • VLA, 2020A, 36 hours awarded (VLA/20A-400): HI Observations of z=0.2 Galaxies with Corotating Circumgalactic Gas

  • HST, Cycle 27, 25 orbits (HST-GO-15866): Angular Momentum of the Warm-Hot Circumgalactic Medium

  • Gemini Observatory, 2015A, 7.2 hours (GN-2015A-Q-60): Studying Galaxy Disk Structures and its Relation with Gas Accretion in z=0.15-0.3 Galaxies

As CoI:
  • MMT, Red Channel Spectrograph, 2020A, 1 night, PI: Rob Kennicutt 

  • HST, Cycle 24, 10 orbits (HST-GO-15754), PI: Crystal Martin

  • Keck II, NIRC2/LGSAO, 2017A, 1 night, PI: Crystal Martin

  • Keck II, NIRC2/LGSAO, 2016B, 1 night, PI: Crystal Martin

  • Keck I, LRIS, 2015A, 2 nights, PI: Crystal Martin

  • Keck I, LRIS, 2014A, 2 nights, PI: Crystal Martin

Observing Experience

Keck Observatory, Keck I, LRIS, 5 nights

Keck Observatory, Keck II, NIRC2/LGSAO, 3 nights

MMT Observatory, Blue Channel Spectrograph, 1 night 

Apache Point Observatory, 3.5m, DIS, 6 half nights

McDonald Observatory, 2.7m, Virus-W, 3 nights

Service & Outreach

External Reviewer, Cycle 28 Hubble Space Telescope Proposals | 2020

Referee for MNRAS | 2019 - present

Co-organizer, Astronomy Seminar, Texas A&M University | 2019 - present

Speaker, Astronomy on Tap Santa Barbara | Mar 2019

Panelist, APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics | Jan 2019

Judge, Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards, AAS | Jan 2019

Graduate Mentor, UC LEADS Program, UC Santa Barbara | 2018, 2019

Member, Physics Circus, UC Santa Barbara | 2014 - 2019

Co-organizer, Physics Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium, UCSB | 2016

© 2020 by Stephanie Ho. (Last update: August 24, 2020)