Amelia Marengo

BS. Physics, B.S Astrophysics
Illinois Institute of Technology

About Me

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.

I am Amelia Marengo, a junior student of physics and astrophysics at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

I feel very privileged to have participated in the CIERA REU, and am excited about the ongoing results that my project is producing.

I love being active in my student community-
  • I am the Head of Advancement of IITs chapter of the Society of Physics Students. I coordinate professional development opportunities and the Mentorship Program.
  • I am the President of the Astrophysical Club. I arrange lecture series, workshops, and social events.
  • I am the founder and President of the Jewish Cultural Club. I develop community building, educational, and charity events.
  • I work as a tutor for Paper.
I love to read! Please do not ask me my favorite book :) When I start a new book, I suddenly have no recollection of any other book I have ever enjoyed.

Exotic Stars in N-Body Models

With Dr. Aaron Geller and Dr. Anna Childs

National Science Foundation grant No. AST 2149425

    We examine a large grid of open cluster N-body simulations to identify exotic stars. We derive the frequency of exotic stars' existence over time for different initial star populations. Moreover, we investigate the predicted distributions of exotic star spin, eccentricity, period, and mass-ratio over time. These N-body predictions provide expectations for how the frequencies and parameters of exotic stars in real open clusters depend on characteristics of those clusters.

Please click here to read the research note.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant No. AST 2149425, a Research Experience s for Undergraduates (REU) grant awarded to CIERA at Northwestern University. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material a re those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.