Two PhD students successfully defended their PhD theses after the summer break:
- Dr. Grace Foster completed her thesis and defense on “X-ray studies of exoplanet systems” in August 2022;
- Dr. Ekaterina Ilin completed her thesis and defense on “High lights: stellar flares as probes of magnetism in stars and star-planet systems” in September 2022.
Grace has started a job as a data scientist in the US, and Ekaterina will begin a postdoc position in my group on her own funding which she was awarded for the analysis of her XMM-Newton observing program. For me, these are the first of my Potsdam-based PhD students who have completed their studies. Great fun and a great honor for me to be their guide on their academic journey!