Hello! I’m Dr. Abigail (Abbie) Stevens, a National Science Foundation Astronomy & Astrophysics postdoctoral fellow at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. I use rapid variability signals (called quasi-periodic oscillations, or QPOs) coming from material in the strong gravitational field close to neutron stars and stellar black holes, to probe how matter behaves in extreme environments and look for signatures of general relativity.
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CV – my academic curriculum vitae
Research – a description of my astronomy research for non-scientists
Coding resources – links for getting started with software development for astronomy research and X-ray data analysis
Mental wellbeing in academia – slides and other resources
Studies of mental wellbeing among graduate students – useful ammunition when pushing for change in your department
Blog – updated occasionally, usually with an academic/scientific slant
About – my personal background
Contact – many ways to contact me!