Attending Blake Pantoja's PhD defense remotely (happening at the Universidad de Chile's Cero Calan) from my office @STScI.
I am very proud and happy to have co-directed Blake's thesis with James Jenkins and sorry not being able to attend in person! His thesis work started when I was working at ESO. Blake was awarded the competitive ESO PhD studentship for a year. He learned all the intricacies of high contrast, direct imaging. Together we made preliminary tests and analysis of a fast pace star hopping with VLT/SPHERE.
"SAFARI: Bridging the Gap Between Radial Velocities and Direct Imaging".