In Memoriam Kaylie S. Green 1990-2023

The Department of Physics & Astronomy, Western University, is devastated to report that Astronomy PhD candidate Kaylie S. Green passed away in London, Ontario on March 31, 2023, at the age of 32.

Kaylie was born in Regina and attended the University of Calgary (BSc, 2012) and University of Alberta (MSc, 2014). At Calgary she worked with Prof. D. Leahy, co-authoring two papers on supernova remnants; her Master’s research at the University of Alberta was supervised by Erik Rosolowsky. After spending several years working in industry, Kaylie joined Western’s Astronomy PhD program in 2019 to work with Prof. Sarah Gallagher on quasars. She received the Department’s Wehlau Memorial Award in 2022. Her PhD degree will be awarded posthumously at Western’s Spring Convocation in 2023. 

Kaylie was a friend, colleague and mentor to many in the Western Physics and Astronomy community. She was a talented and persistent scientist working to bring new insights to our understanding of windy quasars.  She brought a keen mind, a cheerful disposition, and a sense of professionalism to everything she did.  She was particularly passionate about astronomy outreach and loved sharing that passion with others. The entire Department will miss her greatly.

On May 11, 2023 Western University will be lowering its flag half-mast in honour of Kaylie

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