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Nicole Lloyd-Ronning

, Computational Physics and Methods,

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About Nicole

 Nicole Lloyd-Ronning is an astrophysicist in the Computational Physics and Methods group at Los Alamos National Lab.  She models the multi-scale physics behind the bright, explosive deaths of very massive stars, the black holes they create, and uses these explosions as tools to learn about star formation and their evolution in our universe.  She is the author of Great Mysteries in Astrophysics: A Guide to What We Don’t Know, a book about the most pressing unsolved puzzles in our universe. She facilitates LANL’s APS Inclusivity Diversity and Equity Alliance, and works as part of several other LANL Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging focus groups.  She grew up all over the U.S. and Germany, and graduated high school in Honolulu, Hawaii. She received her B.A. in physics from Cornell University and her Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University, and has been living in and loving New Mexico since 2003. In her free time, she likes to run, swim, listen to music, read, cook, and eat.


2022 - APS Fellow

2020 - LANL Community Medal

2019 - Distinguished Mentor Award

2016 - M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship


LANL, 08/2003 - 06/2004

CITA, 08/2001 - 08/2003


Physics/Astrophysics, Stanford University, 04/2001


Physics, Cornell University, 05/1996

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