Xilu Wang successfully defended her PhD thesis, "Supernovae as gamma ray emitters from the MeV to the TeV." She is moving on to a N3AS Postdoctoral Fellowship at Notre Dame and Berkeley. Congratulations Dr. Wang!
Brian D. Fields
- Cosmology, Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics. Nucleosynthesis. Dark matter. Cosmic-ray, gamma-ray, and neutrino astrophysics. Supernovae, particularly near-earth explosions and at cosmic distances. Astrobiology.
- PhD in Physics. U. of Chicago 1994.
- AB in Physics and English. Williams College 1989.
Distinctions / Awards
- ASTR 210: Introduction to Astrophysics (Spring 2018)
- ASTR 401 Scientific Writing for ASTR 406 (Fall 2013)
- ASTR 406 - Galaxies and the Universe ( Fall 2013)
- ASTR 350: Introduction to Cosmology (Fall 2011)
- ASTR 596/496:The Art and Practice of Astronomy (FA14, FA15)
- ASTR 596/496 PC: Physical Cosmology (Spring 2010)
- ASTR 596/496 NPA: Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics (Fall 2009)
In The News
Evidence of two near-Earth supernova explosions appears in the current issue of Nature. Prof. Brian Fields discusses these new findings and how nearby supernovae could affect the Earth.
The Astronomy Department congratulates our graduate students and faculty named to the "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent" by the Center for Teaching Excellence for Fall 2015: Ms. Susmita Adhikari, Mr. Di Wen, and Profs. Bryan Dunne, Brian Fields, and Athol Kemball.