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Tea Temim

Research Astronomer

Department of Astrophysical Sciences

Princeton University

Peyton Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544

temim AT astro​.princeton​.edu

I recently joined the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. My research focuses on understanding how supernova explosions of massive stars affect their environment and enrich the interstellar medium. I am particularly interested in the evolution of supernova remnants and pulsar winds, the connection between stellar progenitors/explosions and their observed remnants, dust production and processing by supernovae, and dust evolution in galaxies.

I previously worked on the James Webb Space Telescope's Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) at STScI (2016-2021) and was a research scientist and JWST postdoctoral fellow at NASA Goddard (2010-2016). I was a postdoctoral researcher and a predoctoral fellow at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (2007-2010) and obtained my PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2009.