Abigail Polin is a postdoctoral fellow joint between the Carnegie Observatories and Caltech. She is interested in supernovae and other astrophysical transients. She models these events using hydrodynamical and radiative transport simulations, and makes testable predictions that are compared to light curves and spectra of observed supernovae. She is also heavily involved in the interpretation of observed transients, especially sub-Chandrasekhar Type Ia supernovae and Calcium-rich transients.
Polin received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2020.