Binh Nguyen (they/them)

Graduate Student
Binh standing with their arm on a large telescope.

Contact Information

PAB B345


B.A., Linguistics, University of Arizona, 2023
B.S., Astronomy, University of Arizona, 2023

I am interested in cosmology and galaxy evolution. My past projects include studying the dark matter distribution and kinematics of simulated ultra-faint dwarf galaxies (UFDs), as well as tracking the contributions of disrupted satellite galaxies to the stellar halos of Milky Way-mass galaxies in the FOGGIE simulations. Now I am working with Ben Williams to apply simulation results to the observational capabilities of the Roman Space Telescope, which could predict how well Roman is going to help us match our galaxy evolution models with reality.

Outside of astronomy, I am a published poet, novelist and literary translator. My poetry has been featured in journals like Euphony, The Common and Puerto del Sol, and my translation of the medieval Vietnamese verse novel Tale of Kiều is slated for publication at the London-based independent publisher Major Books. I am currently seeking to publish my magical realism novel The Drum Comes Home, while also working on the first-ever Vietnamese translation of the Aeneid. Last but not least, I am a contributor to the Vietnamese-language magazine Tia Sáng, where I write science communication articles on astronomy topics.