Ken Shen

Ken SHen

Ken Shen

Research Specialist


UC Berkeley Department of Astronomy
213 Campbell Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-3411

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Specialty Areas

Supernovae and explosive transients, accreting white dwarfs, binary stellar evolution, and thermonuclear combustion


I’m an assistant staff researcher in the UC Berkeley astronomy department where I study the astrophysics of white dwarfs in interacting binary systems, with a focus on thermonuclear phenomena.  I received my PhD in September 2010 in the Department of Physics at UC Santa Barbara where I worked with Lars Bildsten at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, and from 2011-2014, I was a postdoctoral Einstein fellow at UC Berkeley and LBNL.