Graduate Student Highlight: Jahmour Givans

November 12, 2020

Graduate Student Highlight: Jahmour Givans

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Graduate Student Highlight Questions

Short answer questions:

What year are you in?

I am in my 5th year.

What group are you in?

I’m a member of Prof. Chris Hirata’s research group.

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Miami, FL where I lived until I left for college in 2012.


Long answer questions:

Describe your research in 200 words or fewer.

My research is focused on better modeling of cosmological observables and their systematics. I help develop and improve existing theoretical models and test the results against simulations and/or real data. So far I’ve applied this modeling to the Lyman-alpha forest and detectors that measure weak gravitational lensing of galaxies.

What have you done in physics that you are most proud of?

I’m most proud of my past work on the Grad Studies Committee. We worked hard to help develop consistency among core courses.

What have you done outside of physics that you are most proud of?

I'm proud of my past political activism regarding environmental issues.

What are your future goals?

In the near term I’d like to graduate and move onto a postdoctoral position. My longer term goals include traveling to new places and getting out in nature more.