I am a NASA Einstein Fellow at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. My research focuses on understanding the regions around supermassive black holes. For my graduate work in astrophysics at the University of California Santa Barbara, I worked with Tommaso Treu and Brendon Brewer to develop a method for modeling the geometry and kinematics of the broad line region in order to measure supermassive black hole masses more precisely. For a list of my publications look here and for a description of my research look here.
Contact me by email: anna.pancoast AT cfa.harvard.edu
Some upcoming talks, conferences, and travel:
- Astronomy seminar at UConn Physics Dept., November 29, 2017
- Astronomy colloquium at UCLA, January 17, 2018 (visiting UCLA Jan. 15-18)
- TAPIR seminar at Caltech, January 19, 2018
- Astrophysics seminar at the American Museum of Natural History, February 20, 2018