We begin the academic year with two faculty members newly promoted. Joaquin Vieira is now an Associate Professor of Astronomy and of Physics. Tony Wong is now a Full Professor of Astronomy. Congratulations to all!
Prof. Joaquin Vieira
- Extragalactic surveys
- Galaxy Evolution
Professor Vieira is an observational cosmologist who works across the electromagnetic spectrum. His scientific interests include: galaxy evolution and structure formation at high redshift; the star formation history of the Universe; the epoch of reionization; the cosmic microwave background. He builds experiments, conducts cosmological surveys, and performs followup observations of distant galaxies. He works with data from the South Pole Telescope (SPT), Dark Energy Survey (DES), Herschel, Hubble, Spitzer, Chandra, and ALMA. He is currently helping to build future mm and sub-millimeter facilities and pondering the cosmic evolution of dust and ionized carbon.
- 2009 Ph.D. Physics, The University of Chicago
- 2005 M.S. Physics, The University of Chicago
- 2002 B.S. Astrophysics, The University of California, Los Angeles
Distinctions / Awards
In The News
Prof. Joaquin Vieira, grad students Kedar Phadke and Sreevani Jarugula, and undergrad Sydney Lower are among the astronomers who have made recent discoveries about how galaxies were formed.
Prof. Joaquin Vieira and graduate student Kedar Phadke will be among the first astronomers to observe with NASA’s $10B James Webb Space Telescope, launching in 2019.
Joaquin Vieira, an assistant professor of astronomy and of physics at the University of Illinois and a faculty affiliate at the National Center for Computing Applications (NCSA) has been named a Sloan Research Fellow for 2017.
Prof. Joaquin Vieira talked about his work taking baby pictures of the universe, setting up a telescope at the South Pole, Astronomy on Tap Champaign-Urbana, and his family in The News-Gazette's Getting Personal story and video.