Where Are They Now (2010-present)

Alumni from the UW-Madison Astronomy Department have moved on to positions in research, administration, and beyond. A list of Ph.D. graduates of the Department is provided below.


  • Nigra, Lou; Ph.D.: 2012; Advisor: Stanimirovic; Current Position: Adler Planetarium, Chicago
  • Hess, Kelley M.; Ph.D.: 2011; Advisor: Wilcots; Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Friedman, Samuel.; Ph.D.: 2011; Advisor: Heinz; Current Position:  Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Southern California Westside Cancer Center/Physical Sciences in Oncology Center
  • Stone, Jennifer M.; Ph.D.: 2011; Advisor: Zweibel; Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, The Laboratory for Theoretical Astronomy & Astrophysics, Nagoya University
  • Hill, Alex S.; Ph.D.: 2011; Advisor: Haffner; Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science, Marsfield, NSW, Australia
  • Keenan, Ryan C.; Ph.D.: 2011; Advisor: Barger; Current Position: Fulbright Fellowship, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile
  • Chomiuk, Laura B.; Ph.D.: 2010; Advisor: Wilcots; Current Position: NRAO Jansky Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • Beresnyak, Andrey R.; Ph.D.: 2010; Advisor: Lazarian; Current Position: Director's Fellowship, Los Alamos
  • Geller, Aaron M.; Ph.D.: 2010; Advisor: Mathieu; Current Position: Lindheimer Fellowship, Northwestern
  • Trouille, Laura E.; Ph.D.: 2010; Advisor: Barger; Current Position: CIERA Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Northwestern
  • Cyganowski, Claudia J.; Ph.D.: 2010; Advisor: Churchwell; Current Position: NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, NRAO and Center for Astrophysics, Harvard






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