Astronomy & Astrophysics

Faculty (Experimentalists)

Udara Abeysekara Joel Brownstein Tabitha Buehler Kyle Dawson

Udara Abeysekara

Experimental high energy astrophysics.

Gamma Ray Astronomy/VERITAS
HAWC
StarBase
Astronomy at the U

Joel Brownstein

Utilizing the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS3) to discover new strong gravitational galaxy lenses. In conjunction with follow-up Hubble Space Telescope (HST) multi-color images of the galaxy lenses detected in the Sloan Lens ACS (SLACS) survey, we are providing constraints on structure formation & galaxy evolution problems.

Research Website
Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS3)
Sloan Lens ACS (SLACS) Survey & BOSS Emission Line Lensing Survey (BELLS)
The Master Lens Database
Astronomy at the U

Tabitha Buehler

Star Formation

AstronomUrs
South Physics Observatory
Astronomy at the U

Kyle Dawson

Observational cosmology & the instrumentation required for astronomical observations.

Research Website
Willard L. Eccles Observatory
Astronomy at the U

Inese Ivans David Kieda Stephan LeBohec Anil Seth

Inese Ivans

An observational astronomer interested in the application of stellar spectroscopic tools (as well as advanced statistical, multivariate analysis, & data mining techniques) to investigate topics ranging from the origins of chemical elements in the universe to the formation & evolution of galaxies.

Cosmic Origins
Willard L. Eccles Observatory
Astronomy at the U

David Kieda

Experimental high energy astrophysics, including energetic phenomena in compact objects such as Active Galactic Nuclei & black holes, astrophysical signatures of quantum gravity, quark matter, & determination the origins of cosmic rays with energies above 1012 eV.

Gamma Ray Astronomy/VERITAS
HAWC
StarBase
Astronomy at the U

Stephan LeBohec

Stephan is interested by the gamma ray emission around compact objects such as super-massive black-holes as in the M87 radio-galaxy or in X-ray binaries. Stephan is also interested in using Intensity Interferometry with future Cherenkov telescope arrays to observe the detailed images of stars with unprecedented angular resolutions.

Gamma Ray Astronomy/VERITAS
StarBase
Astronomy at the U

Anil Seth

Anil studies how galaxies form by focusing on the nearest galaxies where we can see individual stars & star clusters. His current focus is understanding the massive star clusters & black holes that form at the centers of galaxies. His work uses the Hubble Space Telescope & large ground based optical & infrared telescopes.

Research Website
Willard L. Eccles Observatory
Astronomy at the U

Wayne Springer Daniel Wik Gail Zasowski

Wayne Springer

Ultra high energy cosmic ray physics; cosmic ray detectors; astroparticle physics; observational astronomy

Willard L. Eccles Observatory
HAWC
South Physics Observatory
Astronomy at the U

Daniel Wik

X-ray astronomy; galaxy clusters; galaxies; black holes; cosmology

Research Website
Astronomy at the U

Gail Zasowski

Galactic archeology; the Milky Way; stellar populations; the interstellar medium

Research Website
Astronomy at the U

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