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Christian Hayes

Science Software Engineer

I'm a science software engineer at Space Telescope Science Institute working with the JWST NIRSpec instrument team.  In the past I helped commission the Gemini High-resolution Optical SpecTrograph (GHOST) at Gemini-S and develop its data reduction pipeline.  I have also worked extensively with the SDSS-IV/APOGEE survey, both in helping plan and run the survey as its Target/Field Selection Coordinator and produce survey data as a member of the APOGEE Stellar Parameter and Chemical Abundance Pipeline (ASPCAP) team.  My research background is in exploring the chemistry of metal-poor systems to help us understand how they have formed and evolved over time.


Ph.D. Candidate, Astronomy​, University of Virginia

Advisor:  Steven R. Majewski

M.S., Astronomy, University of Virginia

B.S., Astronomy/Astrophysics, Indiana University

Minor:  Mathematics

B.S., Physics, Indiana University





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