Dr. Abigail (Abbie) Stevens is an NSF-funded postdoctoral research fellow based in Michigan. She researches black holes and neutron stars (dead stars with extreme physics; see the research page for more details). Dr. Stevens is on the Steering Committee for STROBE-X (a proposed NASA Probe-class mission), a NICER affiliated scientist (a NASA X-ray telescope on the International Space Station), and co-developer for Stingray software. She also involved in the Python in astronomy and open-source science communities. Before moving to Michigan, Dr. Stevens did her PhD at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, her MSc at the University of Alberta in Canada, and her BA at Bard College in upstate New York.
One of Abbie’s favorite aspects of being a scientist is speaking with school and community groups about astronomy, physics, and space science. She also loves incorporating scientific realism in art and storytelling via hands-on workshops, performances/presentations, and consulting/advising on creative projects. Please get in touch if you’re interested in public outreach or science consulting!