Research Overview

Areas of research within the Astronomy Department consist of:

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Student Research Opportunities

Current and prospective graduate students interested in collaborating with faculty should view our list of student research opportunities.

Faculty Research Interests

Name Research Areas
Peter J. Adshead Cosmology, Theory
Gabrielle D. Allen Computation and Data
Matias Carrasco Kind Computation and Data, Cosmology, Galaxies and ISM, Observation
Patrick I Draper Cosmology, Theory
Bryan Dunne Observation
Brian D. Fields Cosmology, Galaxies and ISM, Stars and Planets, Theory
Jeffrey P Filippini Cosmology, Instrumentation
Decker French Compact Objects, Galaxies and ISM, Observation
Charles F. Gammie Compact Objects, Computation and Data, Stars and Planets, Theory
Robert A Gruendl Galaxies and ISM, Instrumentation, Observation
Gilbert Holder Cosmology, Theory
Eliu Antonio Huerta Escudero Compact Objects, Computation and Data
Athol J Kemball Computation and Data, Observation, Stars and Planets
Xin Liu Compact Objects, Computation and Data, Cosmology, Observation
Leslie W Looney Galaxies and ISM, Instrumentation, Observation, Stars and Planets
Benjamin J. McCall Galaxies and ISM, Observation
Felipe Menanteau Computation and Data, Cosmology, Galaxies and ISM, Instrumentation, Observation
Telemachos Ch Mouschovias Computation and Data, Galaxies and ISM, Stars and Planets, Theory
Gautham Narayan Compact Objects, Computation and Data, Cosmology, Observation
Paul M. Ricker Compact Objects, Computation and Data, Cosmology, Stars and Planets, Theory
Stuart L. Shapiro Compact Objects, Computation and Data, Cosmology, Theory
Jessie F Shelton Cosmology, Theory
Yue Shen Compact Objects, Computation and Data, Galaxies and ISM, Observation
Matthew J Turk Computation and Data, Stars and Planets
Joaquin Vieira Computation and Data, Cosmology, Galaxies and ISM, Instrumentation, Observation
Tony Wong Galaxies and ISM, Observation
Dr. Nicolas Yunes Compact Objects, Cosmology, Theory