Lindheimer Postdoctoral Fellow
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Dr. Michelle Vick is the Lindheimer Postdoctoral Fellow at CIERA (2022-current). She studies tidal physics in a broad range of astrophysical systems. Her interests range from coalescing neutron stars to pre-common envelope binaries to giant planets orbiting their host stars. Michelle uses a combination of analytic techniques and numerical simulations to determine how tidal dissipation affects the orbital evolution of these systems and the structure of their components.