Postdoctoral Fellow, Astronomy
V. Zach Golkhou is a Moore-Sloan and WRF Fellow at the University of Washington. He studies the origin of high-energy astrophysical transients, particularly Gamma-ray Bursts (GRBs), and using such transients as astrophysical probes. He is also an experimentalist focusing on robotic telescopes, data mining, and novel technologies for transient detection and follow-up.
His Ph.D. research has been on the application of advanced computational and statistical techniques to optimally extract knowledge to astronomical data with a focus on transient phenomena such as GRBs and Supernovae. He has studied astrophysical explosions across the electromagnetic spectrum and beyond: constraining the sizes of GRB progenitors through gamma-ray analyses, studying the early Universe with optical/NIR GRB afterglow follow-up campaigns, searching for SN in extreme star-forming galaxies, hunting for the elusive electromagnetic counterparts of advanced LIGO Gravity Wave sources.