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PRINCETON ELITE CONSULTING AND MENTORING

About Me

WHAT I DID SO FAR

I am a former Researcher at Princeton University in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences. I graduated as a Master at Potsdam University (Germany) with the Major in Physics and Minors in Astronomy and Computer Science. After my PhD in Physics and Astronomy at Macquarie University in Sydney (Australia) I went on to work as a Research Scholar at National Central University (Taiwan) and Princeton University (USA). I have authored and co-authored many publications in major peer-reviewed Scientific Journals and gave Talks at a number of International Conferences. My experience in Teaching, Supervising Students, Private Tutoring, writing Scientific Articles, and dealing with Application Procedures has given me deep insights into how to be successful at Universities, and I am more than willing to share these insights with you.

 

My CV

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, DEPARTMENT OF ASTROPHYSICAL SCIENCES, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY (USA)

JUNE 2014 - AUGUST 2017

  • Developed the Data-Reduction Pipeline for the 2,400 fiber Prime Focus Spectrograph for the 8.2m Subaru Telescope on Mauna Kea (Hawaii)

  • Officer in the Postdoc Council

  • Taught College Courses in Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy in County, State, and Federal Prisons under the auspices of Princeton University

  • Facilitated Public Observing Nights

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER, GRADUATE INSTITUTE OF ASTRONOMY, NATIONAL CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (TAIWAN)

JANUARY 2012 - MAY 2014

  • Developed the Data Reduction Pipeline for the Spectral Energy Distribution Machine, an Integral Field Spectrograph for the fast classification of Supernovae and other Transient Objects at the 60" Telescope situated at Mt. Palomar (California, USA)

  • Supervised Summer Students

ASTRONOMY IT SUPPORTER,  RESEARCH CENTRE FOR ASTRONOMY, ASTROPHYSICS AND ASTROPHOTONICS, MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY (AUSTRALIA)

NOVEMBER 2011 - JANUARY 2012

  • Dealt with wide range of computer hardware and software problems

SENIOR RESEARCH OFFICER, RESEARCH CENTRE FOR ASTRONOMY, ASTROPHYSICS AND ASTROPHOTONICS, MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY (AUSTRALIA)

SEPTEMBER 2011 - OCTOBER 2011

  • Investigated GPU programming as possible solution to speed up data-reduction tasks

  • Developed state-of-the-art C++ computer program for the optimal wavelength calibration of the UCLES Spectrograph at the 3.9m Anglo-Australian Telescope (doubled the wavelength accuracy)

SUPPORT ASTRONOMER, AUSTRALIAN ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY (AUSTRALIA)

JULY 2008 - DECEMBER 2010

  • Observed 75 nights at the 1.2m UK Schmidt Telescope in support of the RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE), the first Major Spectroscopic Survey of Galactic Stars in the Southern Hemisphere

ASSISTANT RESEARCHER, STELLAR ACTIVITY GROUP, ASTROPHYSICAL INSTITUTE POTSDAM (GERMANY)

JULY 2000 - AUGUST 2007

  • Developed the Data Reduction Pipeline for the STELLA Echelle Spectrograph (SES), now mounted to the 1.2m STELLA Robotic Telescope (Teide Observatory, Teneriffe, Canary Islands, Spain)

  • Reduced many stellar spectra and analyzed the data

  • Implemented latest optimal-extraction algorithms in C++

ASSISTANT RESEARCHER, STELLAR MAGNETO-HYDRODYNAMICS GROUP, ASTROPHYSICAL INSTITUTE POTSDAM (GERMANY)

JULY 1998 - JUNE 2000

  • Handled such tasks as plotting data, writing documentations, preparing lectures

PRIVATE TUTOR, ABACUS PRIVATE TUTORING (GERMANY)

MARCH 2006 - AUGUST 2007

  • Tutored Highschool students in Mathematics and Physics

 

Education

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY, PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY (AUSTRALIA)

APRIL 2012

MASTER OF PHYSICS
POTSDAM UNIVERSITY (GERMANY)

JUNE 2008

HIGHSCHOOL DEGREE
GEORG CANTOR GYMNASIUM FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, AND TECHNIQUES, HALLE/SAALE (GERMANY)

JUNE 1994

Publications

 

PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE PACIFIC, ACCEPTED

N. Blagorodnova, J. D. Neill, R. Walters, S. R. Kulkarni, C. Fremling, S. Ben-Ami, R. G. Dekany, J. R. Fucik, N. Konidaris, R. Nash, C.-C. Ngeow, E. O. Ofek, D. O’ Sullivan, R. Quimby, A. Ritter, K. E. Vyhmeister

ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL, 2017

L. Whitesides, R. Lunnan, M. M. Kasliwal, D. A.Perley, A. Corsi, S. B. Cenko, N. Blagorodnova, Y. Cao, D. O. Cook, G. B. Doran, C. Fremling, F. Masci, E. Karamehmetoglu, S. R. Kulkarni, P. E. Nugent, A. Ritter , A. Rubin, J. Sollerman, F.Taddia, P.Vreeswijk, P.Wozniak

PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE PACIFIC, 2017

E. A. Hyde, D. M. Russel, A. Ritter, M. D. Filipovic, L. Kaper, K. Grieve, A. O'Brian, R. Cooke

ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL, 2017

A. Kunder, G. Kordopatis, M. Steinmetz, T. Zwitter, P. J. McMillan, L. Casagrande, H. Enke, J. Wojno, M. Valentini, C. Chiappini, G. Matijevic, A. Siviero, P. de Laverny, A. Recio-Blanco, A. Bijaoui, R. F. G. Wyse, J. Binney, E. K. Grebel, A. Helmi, P. Jofre, G. Gilmore, A. Siebert, B. Famaey, O. Bienayme, B. K. Gibson, K. C. Freeman, J. F. Navarro, U. Munari, G. M. Seabroke, B. Anguiano, M. Zerjal, I. Minchev, W. Reid, J. Bland-Hawthorn, J. Kos, S. Sharma, F. Watson, Q. A. Parker, R. Scholz, D. Burton, P. Cass, M. Hartley, K. Fiegert, M. Stupar, A. Ritter , K. Hawkins, O. Gerhard, W. J. Chaplin, G. R. Davies, Y. P. Elsworth, M. N. Lund, A. Miglio, and B. Mosser

ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL, 2016

P.-C. Yu, C.-C. Lin, H.-W. Lin, C.-D. Lee, N. Konidaris, C.-C. Ngeow, W.-H. Ip, W.-P. Chen, H.-C. Chen, M. A. Malkan, C.-K. Chang, R. Laher, L-C. Huang, Y.-C. Cheng, R. Edelson, A. Ritter , R. Quimby, S. Ben-Ami, E. O. Ofek, J. Surace, S. R. Kulkarni

SPIE, 2016

N. Tamura, N. Takato, A. Shimono, Y. Moritani, K. Yabe, Y. Ishizuka, A. Ueda, Y. Kamata, H. Aghazarian, S. Arnouts, G. Barban, R. H. Barkhouser, R. C. Borges, D. F. Braun, M. A. Carr, P.-Y. Chabaud, Y.-C. Chang, H.-Y. Chen, M. Chiba, R. C. Y. Chou, Y.-H. Chu, J. Cohen, R. P. de Almeida, A. C. de Oliveira, L. S. de Oliveira, R. G. Dekany, K. Dohlen, J. B. dos Santos, L. H. dos Santos, R. Ellis, M. Fabricius, D. Ferrand, D. Ferreira, M. Golebiowski, J. E. Greene, J. Gross, J. E. Gunn, R. Hammond, A. Harding, M. Hart, T. M. Heckman, C. M. Hirata, P. Ho, S. C. Hope, L. Hovland, S.-F. Hsu, Y.-S. Hu, P.-J. Huang, M. Jaquet, Y. Jing, J. Karr, M. Kimura, M. E. King, E. Komatsu, V. Le Brun, O. Le Fevre, A. Le Fur, D. Le Mignant, H.-H. Ling, C. P. Loomis, R. H. Lupton, F. Madec, P. Mao, L. S. Marrara, C. Mendes de Oliveira, Y. Minowa, C. Morantz, H. Murayama, G. J. Murray, Y. Ohyama, J. Orndor, S. Pascal, J. M. Pereira, D. Reiley, M. Reinecke, A. Ritter , M. Roberts, M. A. Schwochert, M. D. Seiert, S. A. Smee, L. Sodre, D. N. Spergel, A. J. Steinkraus, M. A. Strauss, C. Surace, Y. Suto, N. Suzuki, J. Swinbank, P. J. Tait, M. Takada, T. Tamura, Y. Tanaka, L. Tresse, O. Verducci, D. Vibert, C. Vidal, S.-Y. Wang, C.-Y. Wen, C.-H. Yan, N. Yasuda

THE ASTRONOMER'S TELEGRAM, 2014

N. Konidaris, R. Quimby, S. Ben-Ami, C. C. Ngeow, E. Ofek, A. Ritter , Y. C. Cheng, P. C. Yu

THE ASTRONOMER'S TELEGRAM, 2014

N. Konidaris, R. Quimby, S. Ben-Ami, C. C. Ngeow, E. Ofek, A. Ritter

IAU SYMPOSIUM 290, 2014

C.-C. Ngeow, N. Konidaris, R. Quimby, A. Ritter , A.-R. Rudy, E. Lin, S. Ben-Ami

SETTING THE SCENE FOR GAIA AND LAMOST - THE CURRENT AND NEXT GENERATION OF SURVEYS AND MODELS, PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION, 2014

A. Ritter, Q. A. Parker

SETTING THE SCENE FOR GAIA AND LAMOST - THE CURRENT AND NEXT GENERATION OF SURVEYS AND MODELS, PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION, 2014

A. Ritter, N. Konidaris, C. C. Ngeow, R. Quimby, S. Ben-Ami

CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY SKALNATE PLESO, 2013

A. Ritter, C.C. Ngeow, N. Konidaris, R. Quimby, S. Ben-Ami

ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL, 2013

G. Kordopatis, G. Gilmore,
M. Steinmetz, C. Boeche, G. M. Seabroke, A. Siebert, T. Zwitter, J. Binney, P. de Laverny, A. Recio-Blanco, M. E. K. Williams, T. Pi, H. Enke, S. Roeser, A. Bijaoui, R. F. G. Wyse, K. Freeman, U. Munari, I. Carrillo, B. Anguiano, D. Burton, R. Campbell, C. J. P. Cass, K. Fiegert, M. Hartley, Q. A. Parker, W. Reid, A. Ritter , K. S. Russell, M. Stupar, F. G. Watson, O. Bienayme, J. Bland-Hawthorn, O. Gerhard, B. K. Gibson, E. K. Grebel, A. Helmi, J. F. Navarro, C. Conrad, B. Famaey, C. Faure, A. Just, J. Kos, G. Matijevic, P. J. McMillan, I. Minchev, R. Scholz, S. Sharma, A. Siviero, E. Wylie de Boer, and M. Zerjal

SPIE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, 2012

S. Ben-Ami, N. Konidaris, R. Quimby, J. T. C. Davis, C. C. Ngeow, A. Ritter , A. Rudy

ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL, 2011

A. Siebert, M. E. K. Williams, A. Siviero, W. Reid, C. Boeche, M. Steinmetz, J. Fulbright, U. Munari, T. Zwitter, F. G. Watson, R. F. G. Wyse, R. S. de Jong, H. Enke, B. Anguiano, D. Burton, C. J. P. Cass, K. Fiegert, M. Hartley, A. Ritter , K. S. Russel, M. Stupar, O. Bienayme, K. C. Freeman, G. Gilmore, E. K. Grebel, A. Helmi, J. F. Navarro, J. Binney, J. Bland-Hawthorn, R. Campbell, B. Famaey, O. Gerhard, B. K. Gibson, G. Matijevic, Q. A. Parker, G. M. Seabroke, S. Sharma, M. C. Smith, E. Wylie-de Boer

ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 2006

I. Savanov, S. Hubrig, G. Mathys, A. Ritter , and D. W. Kurtz

ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 2005

K. G. Strassmeier, J. B. Rice, A. Ritter , M. Kuker, G. A. J. Hussain, S. Hubrig, and R. Shobbrook

ASTRONOMISCHE NACHRICHTEN, 2004

K. G. Strassmeier, T. Granzer, M. Weber, M. Woche, M. I. Andersen, J. Bartus, S.-M. Bauer, F. Dionies, E. Popow, T. Fechner, G. Hildebrandt, A. Washuettl, A. Ritter , A. Schwope, A. Staude, J. Paschke, P. A. Stolz, M. Serre-Ricart, T. De La Rosa, R. Arnay,

EXOTIC STARS AS CHALLENGES TO EVOLUTION, IAU COLL. 187, ASP CONFERENCE SERIES

S. Hubrig, C. R. Cowley, S. Bagnulo, G. Mathys, A. Ritter, G.M. Wahlgren

1ST POTSDAM THINKSHOP ON SUNSPOTS AND STARSPOTS, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, 2002

K. G. Strassmeier, T. Granzer, M. Weber, M. Woche, A. Washuettl, S.-M. Bauer, J. Paschke, G. Hildebrandt, A. Ritter , J. H. M. M. Schmidt, A. Hempelmann, and R. Arnay

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The services I offer are unique in Taiwan and are designed to give your high school teenager the best possible chance to get accepted into or awarded a scholarship at one of the World’s best Universities, like Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Stanford,...

Suitable Majors:

  • Physics

  • Astronomy

  • Mathematics

  • Computer Science

Research projects are related to the comparison of the GAIA Survey to the Galaxia Model of the Galaxy (Sharma et al. 2011) looking for systematic discrepancies and new Stellar Streams (disrupted galaxies which got eaten by the Milky Way). Possible small research projects for High School or Undergraduate University Students include:

  • Develop a new transformation from the Johnson-Cousins Photometric System to the GAIA G color

  • Identify known and new members of already known Stellar Streams in the GAIA data

  • Investigate the selection effects in the GAIA Survey

 

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