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Benjamin Coughenour

Postdoctoral ResearcherNuSTAR
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I’m currently a postdoc at SSL working with John Tomsick on X-ray binaries and NuSTAR survey data.

I earned my PhD from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 2020 working under Professor Ed Cackett. My research is focused on X-ray binaries, which are comprised of either a black hole, neutron star, or white dwarf accreting material from a stellar companion. While I primarily work with data from NuSTAR, I’ll often use data from other X-ray telescopes as well.