Adam Miller’s research focuses on observations from optical time-domain surveys to study stellar evolution, specifically star formation and stellar death. He searches for accretion outbursts from young stars, known as FU Ori-like eruptions, to understand how solar-mass stars grow in their infancy. Dr. Miller also studies the latest stages of stellar evolution via observations of exploding stars, known as supernovae, which he uses to understand the explosion mechanisms and the environments around massive stars and compact objects. He is also the Program Director for the LSSTC Data Science Fellowship Program, a training fellowship for graduate students in astronomy (and related fields) that aims to teach cutting edge methods in data science in advance of the LSST survey by the Vera C. Rubin Observatory.
Adam Miller started his postdoctoral career at Northwestern as the LSST Data Science Fellow (2016 – 2021), joining the CIERA faculty in 2021.