2016 Hellman Graduate Awardee
1st year PhD in Atronomy
El-Badry is a first-year astronomy grad student at UC Berkeley. Kareem is broadly interested in galaxy formation and evolution, with a focus on low-mass galaxies. His research seeks to better understand how energy injected into galaxies through supernovae, radiation pressure, and stellar winds (collectively called “stellar feedback”) regulates galaxies’ star formation rates and dynamical evolution.
“I am extremely grateful to receive the the Hellman award, which has alleviated the financial burdens surrounding moving to Berkeley and beginning graduate school. The award allows me to work with any research group, regardless of the group’s funding status, and has made it possible for me to prioritize my research from day one.”