Nick Choksi

Nick Choksi

Contact: or find me somewhere around Campbell Hall

I'm a fifth year graduate student and NSF Fellow in the Department of Astronomy at UC Berkeley. I work with Eugene Chiang on problems in planet formation and dynamics. I also received my undergraduate degrees in physics and astrophysics from Berkeley in 2019. As an undergrad I mostly worked with Oleg Gnedin on modeling the formation of stellar clusters across cosmic time.

Berkeley Astronomy
Berkeley Physics


dynamics, planet formation, planet-disk hydrodynamic simulations, chondrule formation, globular clusters
CV and publications (first-author and all).

Some past talks:
Are globular clusters simple after all?
The star clusters that make black hole binaries across cosmic time


I grew up in the suburbs of southeastern Michigan before I ran away from the cold and moved to Berkeley. In my free time, I play tennis, dabble in the nerd grab bag of books and television (Star Trek, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings...), eat too much hummus, and play with my dog, Hank.

Teaching materials

Astro C10 (Intro to Astronomy)

Astro 7A (Intro to Astrophysics I)

Astro 7B (Intro to Astrophysics II)