## Delilah Gates

Delilah Gates is a physics graduate student at Harvard University. She studies high-spin black holes and gravity working to analytically characterize observational signatures of near extremal Kerr black hole using the emergent near-horizon conformal symmetry.

Delilah’s interests include (near) extremal black hole geometries, black hole binaries, AdS/CFT correspondence, and black hole entropy. She never expected to live in the time where black holes transition from science fiction to science fact. So exciting!

Before joining Harvard, she earned two Bachelors of Science, one physics and one math, from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Delilah has a passion for support and community building within the physics community with a mindfulness towards equity for those who are members of underrepresented groups.

## Jahmour Givans

Jahmour is a graduate student at the Ohio State University. He is a member of the DESI Lyman-alpha working group. In addition to this, he helps organize the biweekly DESI Research Forum.

His work involves building better mathematical models of the Lyman-alpha forest power spectrum and its cross-power spectrum with other cosmological tracers such as quasars. On a day-to-day basis over the last several months, he has typically either been working on analytical perturbation theory calculations, numerically computing them, or playing around with simulation outputs. His goal is to test these improved models against simulations and data in hopes of better understanding the high-redshift universe and more accurately determining cosmological parameters.