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I’m a 5th year Physics graduate student at UC San Diego. I am originally from Lima, Per├║ and received a B.S. in Physics from MIT in 2011. My research focuses on the identification and characterization of brown dwarfs binary systems, particularly on finding binary systems of late-M/early-L plus T dwarfs by detecting methane absorption in their low-resolution, near-infrared SpeX spectra. My goal is to constrain the binary fraction of low mass stars and brown dwarfs in the small separation regime and produce┬ádistributions of fundamental population properties to compare against brown dwarf formation theories. I am interested in learning how brown dwarfs form, how they get assembled into binary systems.

e-mail: daniella@physics.ucsd.edu