Curriculum Vitae

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Aleksandra Kuznetsova

University of Michigan
Astronomy and Astrophysics
West Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: kuza [at] umich [dot] edu


(Sept 2020–) Sagan Fellow, American Museum of Natural History

(June-Sept 2020) Visiting Astronomer, Adler Planetarium

(May 2020) Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan


(2020) PhD.  Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Michigan, Advisor: Lee Hartmann

(2020 expected) Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies, University of Michigan

(2016) M.S.  Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Michigan

(2014) B.S. Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

(2014) B.A. Geological Sciences, University of Rochester

(2014) Minor Mathematics, University of Rochester


“Angular Momenta, Magnetization, and Accretion of Protostellar Cores” (Kuznetsova, A., Hartmann, L., Heitsch, F., 2020) ApJ. 

“The Origins of Protostellar Core Angular Momenta” (Kuznetsova, A., Hartmann, L., Heitsch, F., 2019) ApJ.

“The Role of Gravity in Producing Power-law Mass Functions” (Kuznetsova, A., Hartmann, L., Heitsch, F., Ballesteros-Paredes, J., 2018)  ApJ

“On Estimating Angular Momenta of Infalling Protostellar Cores From Observations” (Zhang, S., Hartmann, L., Zamora-Aviles, M., Kuznetsova, A., 2018) MNRAS

“Kinematics and Structure of Star-Forming Regions: Insights from Cold Collapse Models” (Kuznetsova, A., Hartmann, L., Ballesteros-Paredes, J., 2018) MNRAS

“Gravitational Focusing and the Star Cluster Initial Mass Function” (Kuznetsova, A., Hartmann, L., Burkert, A., 2017) ApJ

“Signatures of Star Formation by Cold Collapse” (Kuznetsova, A., Hartmann, L., Ballesteros-Paredes, J., 2015) ApJ

“Bondi-Hoyle-Littleton Accretion and the Upper Mass Stellar IMF” (Ballesteros-Paredes, J., Hartmann, L., Perez-Goytia, N., Kuznetsova A., 2015) MNRAS


(01/2020) Dissertation Talk, AAS 235; Talk

(11/2019) Star and Planet Seminar, UMass Amherst; Talk

(11/2019) BU Seminar; Talk

(11/2019) ITC Seminar, CfA; Talk

(11/2019) Lunch Talk, Yale; Talk

(11/2019) Origins Seminar, LPL, University of Arizona; Talk

(06/2019) Origins of Solar Systems Gordon Research Seminar + Conference, Mt. Holyoke College; Poster

(06/2019) From Stars to Planets II, Gothenburg, Sweden; Talk

(03/2019) Athena++ User Meeting, UNLV, Nevada; Talk

(06/2018) MODEST-2018, Santorini, Greece; Talk

(03/2018) Star and Planet Formation in the Southwest 2, AZ; Poster

(03/2017) Star Formation: Cores to Clusters, ESO Santiago, Chile; Poster

(06/2015) Origins of the Solar System Gordon Research Conference, Mt. Holyoke College; Poster

(06/2015) Frontiers in Star Formation, UM-Ann Arbor; Invited Talk

(10/2014) Circumstellar Disks and Planet Formation, MIRA, UM-Ann Arbor; Poster

(01/2014) 223rd AAS Meeting, Washington, DC; Poster