Assistant Professor

DARK, Niels Bohr Institutet

Københavns Universitet


38. "Prompt Accretion Disk Formation in an X-Ray Faint Tidal Disruption Event"
      Hung, T., Foley, R. J., Ramirez-Ruiz, E., Dai, J.L., Auchettl, K. A. et al.
      Submitted to ApJ, arXiv:2003.09427

37. "Illuminating black hole cusp populations in young star clusters"
      Kaaz, N., Kremer, K., Ramirez-Ruiz, E., Auchettl, K. A.
      Submitted to ApJ, arXiv:2002.09502

36. "The lowest of the low: discovery of SN 2019gsc and the nature of faint Iax supernovae"
      Srivastav, S., Smartt S. J., Leloudas, G. et al., (including Auchettl, K. A.)
      Accepted to MNRAS, arXiv:2001.09722

35. "Peak-Luminosity/Decline-Rate Relationship for Tidal Disruption Events"
      Hinkle, J. T.*, Holoien, T.W.-S., Shappee, B. J., Auchettl, K. A. et al
      Submitted to ApJL, arXiv:2001.08215

34. "A Catalog of M-dwarf Flares with ASAS-SN"
      Rodríguez Martínez, R.*, Lopez, L.A., Shappee, B.J., Schmidt, S.J., et al., (including Auchettl, K. A.)
      Submitted to MNRAS, arXiv:1910.01142

33. "To TDE or not to TDE: The luminous transient ASASSN-18jd with TDE-like and AGN-like qualities"
      Neustadt, J.M.M.*, Holoien, T. W.-S., Kochanek, C. S., Auchettl, K. A. et al.,
      Accepted to MNRAS, arXiv:1910.01142

32. "The tidal disruption event AT2017eqx: spectroscopic evolution from hydrogen rich to poor suggests
     an atmosphere and outflow"

      Nichols, M., Blanchard, P.K., Berger, E., Gomez, S., et al. (including Auchettl, K. A.),
      Accepted by MNRAS, arXiv:1904.10571

31. "Discovery and Early Evolution of ASASSN-19bt, the First TDE Detected by TESS"
      Holoien, T. W.-S. , Vallely, P. J., Auchettl, K. A., Stanek, K. Z., Kochanek, C. S., et al.,
      Accepted by ApJ, arXiv:1904.09293

30. "Asymmetries of Heavy Elements in the Young Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A"
      Holland-Ashford, T.*, Lopez, L., Auchettl, K. A.,
      Accepted by ApJ, arXiv:1904.06357

29. "The spectral evolution of AT 2018dyb and the presence of metal lines in tidal disruption events"
      Leloudas, G., Dai, L., Arcavi, I., Vreeswikj, P. M., et al. (including Auchettl, K. A.),
      Accepted by ApJ, arXiv:1903.03120

28. "Black hole masses of tidal disruption event host galaxies II"
      Wevers, T., Stone, N.C., van Velzen, S., Jonker, P.G , Hung, T., Auchettl, K. A., et al.
      Accepted by MNRAS, arXiv:1902.04077

27. "Evidence of Particle Acceleration in the Superbubble 30 Doradus C with NuSTAR"
      Lopez, L.A., Grefenstette, B.W., Auchettl, K. A., Madsen, K.K, and Castro, D.
      Accepted to ApJ, arXiv:1811.12416

26. "Seeing Double: ASASSN-18bt Exhibits a double-power-law Rise in the Early-Time K2 Light Curve"
      Shappee, B.J., Holoien, T. W.-S., Drout, M. R., Auchettl, K. A., Stritzinger, M. D., et al.
      Accepted by ApJ, arXiv:1807.11526

25. "Photometric and Spectroscopic Properties of Type Ia Supernova 2018oh with Early Excess
      Emission from the Kepler 2 Observations"

      Li, W., Wang, X., Vinko, J., Mo, J., Hosseinzadeh, G., et al. (including Auchettl, K. A.)
      Accepted by ApJ, arXiv:1811.10056

24. "Stellar Binaries That Survive Supernovae"
      Kochanek, C. S., Auchettl, K. A., and Belczynski, C.,
      Accepted by MNRAS. arXiv:1810.08620

23. "Serendipitous Discovery of a 14-year-old Supernova at 16 Mpc"
      Guillochon, J., Stockler de Moraes, J., Nicholl, N., Patnaude, D. J., Auchettl, K. A., et al.
      RNAAS, 2 (2018), 3, 165. arXiv:1809.00163

22. "The Age Evolution of the Radio Morphology of Supernova Remnants"
      Stafford, J.N.*, Lopez, L.A., Auchettl, K. A., and Holland-Ashford, T.*
      Accepted by ApJ. arXiv:1808.08234

21. "ASASSN-18ey: The Rise of a New Black-Hole X-ray Binary"
      Tucker, M. A.*, Shappee, B. J., Holoien, T. W.-S., Auchettl, K. A., Strader, J., et al.,
      Accepted by ApJL. arXiv:1808.07875

20. "PS18kh: A new tidal disruption event with a non-axisymmetric accretion disk"
      Holoien, T. W.-S., Huber, M. E., Shappee, B. J., Eracleous, M., Auchettl, K. A., et al.,
      Accepted by MNRAS, arXiv:1808.02890

19. "Evidence for Cosmic-Ray Escape in the Small Magellanic Cloud using Fermi Gamma-rays"
      Lopez, L.A., Auchettl, K. A., Linden, T., Bolatto, A. D., Thompson, T. A., and Ramirez-Ruiz, E.,
      Accepted by ApJ. arXiv:1807.06595

18. " Chandrasekhar and sub-Chandrasekhar models for the X-ray emission of Type Ia supernova
     remnants (I): Bulk properties"

      Martínez-Rodríguez, H., Badenes, C., Lee, S-H., Patnaude, D. J., et al. (including Auchettl, K. A.)
      ApJ, 865 (2018), 151. arXiv:1807.02990

17. "Discovery of an Extraordinary Binary System"
      Thompson, T. A., Kochanek, C.S., Stanek, K.Z., et al. (including Auchettl, K. A.)
      Accepted to Science. arXiv:1806.02751

16. "Measurement of the core-collapse progenitor mass distribution of the Small Magellanic Cloud"
      Auchettl, K. A., Lopez, L.A., Badenes, C., Ramirez-Ruiz, E., Beacom, J.F., and Holland-Ashford, T.*
      Accepted to ApJ. arXiv:1804.10210

15. "The Unusual Late-Time Evolution of the Tidal Disruption Event ASASSN-15oi"
      Holoien, T. W.-S. , Brown, J.S.* , Auchettl, K. A., Kochanek, C. S., et al.,
      Submitted to MNRAS. arXiv:1804.00006

14. "XMM-Newton observation of supernova remnant G346.6-0.2"
      Auchettl, K. A., Ng, C.-Y., Wong, B.T.T.*, Lopez, L., Slane, P.,
      ApJ, 847 (2017), 121. arXiv:1707.09370

13. "The empirical dependence of the tidal disruption event rate on stellar surface mass density
      and velocity dispersion"

      Graur, O., French, K. D., Zahid, H. J., Guillochon, J., Mandel, K. S.,Auchettl, K. A., Zabludoff., A. I.,
      ApJ, 853 (2018), 39. arXiv:1707.02986

12. "Comparing Neutron Star Kicks to Supernova Remnant Asymmetries"
      Holland-Ashford, T.*, Lopez, L., Auchettl, K. A., Temim, T., and Ramirez-Ruiz, E.,
      ApJ, 844 (2017), 84. arXiv:1705.08454

11. "The ultraviolet spectroscopic evolution of the low-luminosity tidal disruption event iPTF16fnl"
      Brown, J.S.* , Kochanek, C. S., Holoien, T. W.-S. ,Stanek, K. Z., Auchettl, K. A., et al.,
      MNRAS, (2018), 473, 1130. arXiv:1704.02321

10. "Using HAWC to Discover Invisible Pulsars"
      Linden, T., Auchettl, K. A., Bramante, J., Cholis, I., Fang, K., Hooper, D., Karwal, T., Li, S.,
      Phys. Rev. D, (2017) 96, 103016. arXiv:1703.09704

9. "Comparison of the X-ray emission from Tidal Disruption Events with those of Active Galactic Nuclei"
      Auchettl, K. A., Ramirez-Ruiz, E., and Guillochon, J.,
      ApJ, 852 (2018), 37. arXiv:1703.06141

8. "A Test of the Neutron Star Hypothesis for Fomalhaut b"
      Poppenhaeger, K., Auchettl, K. A., Wolk, S.,
      MNRAS, (2017) 468, 4018. arXiv:1703.03279

7. "New physical insights about Tidal Disruption Events from a comprehensive observational inventory at
      X-ray wavelengths"

      Auchettl, K. A., Guillochon, J., and Ramirez-Ruiz, E.,
      ApJ, 838 (2017), 149. arXiv:1611.02291

6. "The Long Term Evolution of ASASSN-14li"
      Brown, J.S.* , Holoien,T. W.-S.* , Auchettl, K. A., Stanek, K. Z., et al.,
      MNRAS, (2017) 466, 4904. arXiv:1609.04403

5. "Multi-wavelength analysis of Galactic supernova remnant MSH11-61A"
      Auchettl, K. A., Slane, P., Castro, D., Forster, A and Smith, R. K.
      ApJ, 810 (2015), 43. arXiv:1507.08012

4. "X-ray analysis of the proper motion and pulsar wind nebula for PSR J1741-2054"
      Auchettl, K. A., Slane, P., Romani, R. W., and XVP-PWN collaboration.,
      ApJ, 892 (2015), 68. arXiv:1501.03225

3. "Fermi-LAT Observations of Supernova Remnant Kesteven 79"
      Auchettl, K. A., Slane, P., Castro, D.
      ApJ, 783 (2014), 32. arXiv:1401.2745

2. "Extracting the size of the cosmic ray anomaly"
      Auchettl, K. A., Balazs, C.,
      ApJ, 749 (2012), 184. arXiv:1106.4138

1. "INTERFEROME: The database of IFN regulated genes"
      Samarajiwa, S., Forster, S.,Auchettl, K. A., Hertzog, P.,
      Nuclei Acids Research 2009, Vol. 37: D852.


Detailed CV can be found here


2020 -- :          Senior Lecturer/ASTRO-3D fellow
                         School of Physics
                         University of Melbourne

2019 -- :          Assistant Adjunt Professor
                         Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
                         University of California, Santa Cruz

2018 -- 2020: Assistant Professor
                         DARK Cosmology Center/Niels Bohr Institute
                         Københavns Universitet

2015 -- 2018: CCAPP Postdoctoral Fellow
                         The Center for Astro-particle Physics and Cosmology
                         The Ohio State University


2012 -- 2015: Ph.D., Physics and Astronomy, Monash University

2011 -- 2012: M.Sc., Physics, University of Waterloo and the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics

2007 -- 2010: B.Sc (Hons)., Physics and Mathematics, Monash University


I am currently an Assistant Professor at DARK which is apart of the University of Copenhagen. Before this, I was a CCAPP Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ohio State University.

My research focuses on understanding the physical processes and observational signatures related to the extreme death of stars, and how these processes influence, and are influenced by their surrounding environment. In particular, I use spaced- and ground- based instruments to study tidal disruption events, black holes, supernovae, and their diffuse and compact objects.

I earned my Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy from Monash University in 2015 studying the high energy emission from supernova remnants and pulsar wind nebulae. During my Ph.D. I was a Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Predoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. I received my Masters of Science from University of Waterloo in 2012, where I was also a Perimeter Scholars International student at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. I received a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physics from Monash University in 2010.

I am from Melbourne, Australia 🇦🇺



Email: katie[dot]auchettl[at]nbi[dot]ku[dot]dk

Twitter: @ka_am_au

Address: DARK/NBI, University of Copenhagen, Lyngbyvej 2, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark