Taylor L Tobin

 Taylor Tobin

Contact Information

218 Astronomy Building
1002 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL
MC 221

Office Hours

  • ASTR-503: Wed. 1-2 pm; Thurs. 3:30-4:30 pm
Graduate Student
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Research Description

My thesis focuses on using linear and circular polarization measurements of SiO Masers around late-type, evolved stars to both test theories of maser propagation and determine the structure and magnitude of the magnetic fields around these stars. To obtain sufficient circular polarization measurements for these Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) observations, I utilize a precision reduction method created by my advisor, Athol Kemball, and a previous graduate student (Kemball & Richter, 2011).


  • BS (2013), Astronomy, Indiana University Bloomington
  • BS (2013), Physics, Indiana University Bloomington


  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2015-2018)


  • ASTR-503 Observational Astronomy (Primary TA)
  • ASTR-210 Intro to Astrophysics (Asst. Grader)