One of the depressing things about summer time as a young astronomer is that it means many of your friends pack up and leave as they advance in their careers. Earlier this summer, two of my fellow postdocs pulled up stakes for greener pastures. And yesterday, we said goodbye to another of our friends, as postdoc Agnes Kim and her husband Ryan left Texas for Milledgeville, Georgia, where Agnes will be a professor in the Chemistry and Physics Department at Georgia College and State University.
Agnes studies white dwarfs, like myself. She works on how white dwarfs might be useful for probing exotic particle physics, like the production of elusive neutrinos, or perhaps even the interaction of dark matter with the normal matter that makes up a white dwarf.
I wish Agnes and Ryan well in their new adventures!