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:
- Visiting the Dark Cosmology Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark, August 22-26, 2016
- Texas A&M Astronomy Seminar, September 12, 2016
- Einstein Symposium, October 18-19, 2016
- Talk at the Harvard Black Hole Initiative, November 8, 2016