Dr. Sarah Pearson

Astrophysicist, Science Communicator & Public Speaker

The Extragalactic Streams Group

Located at the Niels Bohr Institute (U. Copenhagen).
Funded by Villum Fonden (project VIL53081) and the Marie Curie Fellowship (project 101103129).

Sarah Pearson

group leader

Pearson recently returned to the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen after spending 10 years in the US, where she obtained her PhD degree in Astronomy from Columbia University in 2018, held a NASA Hubble Fellowship at New York University (2020-2023), and a Flatiron Research Fellowship at the Center for Computational Astrophysics (2018-2020). Pearson's research interests include galactic collisions, stellar streams, galactic bars, and dark matter. You can find a link to her publications here and details on her research interests here.

Postdocs

We are hiring for a fall 2024 start date. The deadline has passed.

Please reach out if you are interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions fellowship in dynamics related topics in my group. The deadline is September 11th, 2024. You need to have defended your PhD prior to the deadline.


PhD students

We are hiring for a fall 2024 start date. The deadline has passed.


Master's & Bachelor's students

For students enrolled at the University of Copenhagen, please get in contact about potential projects for the fall 2024 semester at sarah.pearson (at) nbi.ku.dk.


Join our group!

The Extragalactic Streams group will be hiring more PhD students and postdocs in 2025 and 2026. In addition to positions in my group, there are also other opporunities to work at U. Copenhagen (e.g. the DAWN and DARK Postdoctoral Fellowships, and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions fellowship). Please reach out if you are interested in working with us.