Dr. Shane W. Davis


PRIMARY RESEARCH INTERESTS

High energy astrophysics, Accretion Theory, Black Holes, X-ray Binaries,
Active Galactic Nuclei, Ultraluminous X-ray Sources, Magnetars,
Radiative Transfer, Star Formation Feedback, and Magnetohydrodynamics

EDUCATION

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Ph.D., Physics, received 2006

Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA
B.S., Physics, with University Honors, received 2000


EMPLOYMENT

Assistant Professor, 2014 - present
Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Senior Research Associate, 2012 - 2014
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010 - 2012
Canadian Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Member (Postdoctoral Fellow), 2006 - 2010
School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, 2000 - 2006
Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Undergraduate Research and Teaching Assistant, 1998 - 2000
Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA


AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, 2016
Mead Honored Faculty, U. of Virginia, 2016
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 2015
Beatrice D. Tremaine Award, CITA, 2012
Chandra Fellowship, 2006
Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies, 2000
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, 1999



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