Stanislav DeLaurentiis, a student in astrophysics at Columbia College, is one of 23 academically outstanding and socially committed U.S. citizens selected as a 2023 Gates Cambridge Scholar. DeLaurentiis has done theoretical research here at Columbia on black hole mergers with Professor Zoltan Haiman and observational research on the magnetic activity of stars with Professor Marcel Agueros. He plans to pursue a PhD to study the galactic center, focusing on characterizing the fluid and planetary dynamics that govern supermassive black hole accretion disks and the objects that are embedded within them.
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