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Anderson, Steve | Payroll and Benefits Specialist and Interim Financial Specialist

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Ph: (608) 262-8544
Office: 2544 Sterling Hall

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Babler, Brian | Research Scientist

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Ph: (608) 263-4678
Office: 4536 Sterling Hall

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Barger, Amy | Professor

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Research Interests:

Observational cosmology, distant galaxies and supermassive black holes, observations at X-ray, optical, near-infrared, submillimeter, and radio wavelengths, star formation and accretion histories of the universe

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Benjamin, Bob | Visiting Associate Professor (UW-Whitewater)

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Research Interests: I work on the global structure of the Milky Way Galaxy, studying the distribution of stars and gas in order to determine the structure of the bulge, bar, disk, spiral arms, and warp. I also work on large-scale models of the ISM and high velocity clouds.

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Bershady, Matthew | Professor

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Research Interests:

Galaxy structure & evolution; spectroscopic instrumentation.

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Boettcher, Erin | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: My research interests broadly include observational extragalactic astronomy, galaxy formation and evolution, variable star studies, and cosmic rays.

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Carlson, Erika | Graduate Student

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Office: 3511B Sterling

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Cassinelli, Joseph | Emeritus

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Research Interests:

Structure and theory of stellar winds, high resolution X-ray observations of early type stars, diagnostics of magnetic fields of hot stars, decretion models for the formation of disks around rapidly rotating stars.

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Chen, Yi-Hao | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: My interests focus mainly on structure formation in the universe, including MHD simulation around compact objects and their impact on cosmic structure. I am also interested in weak gravitational lensing.

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Churchwell, Edward | Emeritus

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Techniques: Radio and IR astronomy
Science Interests: star formation; physics of the interstellar medium; large scale Galactic structure; structure, properties, and evolution of HII regions

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Corrales, Lia |

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Office: 4518 Sterling

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D'Onghia, Elena | Assistant Professor

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Research Interests: My research focuses on dynamics of galaxies. I learn about fundamental physics by studying the dynamics and formation of galaxies using analytic methods and numerical simulations.

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Davis, Julie | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I'm interested in extragalactic astronomy and in particular the gaseous environments around galaxies. I'm part of the CHILES radio survey on the Very Large Array, investigating extragalactic neutral hydrogen and using other multi-wavelength observations to construct a more complete picture of how gas cycles through galaxies.

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Erb, Dawn | Visiting Associate Professor (UW-Milwaukee)

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Research Interests: Galaxy formation and evolution, the kinematics, chemical evolution and stellar populations of galaxies at high redshift, feedback processes in starburst galaxies, and the evolution of the intergalactic medium at high redshift.

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French, David | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: Extragalactic astronomy, and primarily the evolutionary consequences of galaxy-absorber interactions.

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Gabelt, Sam | Electronics Technician

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Research Interests:

Star Tracker 5000 hardware fabrication

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Gallagher, Jay (John) | W. W. Morgan Professor

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Research Interests:

What are the structures of present day galaxies, how are they evolving, and in what ways do they connect to their cosmic environments?  My research addresses these and related questions from an observational perspective with an emphasis on less massive galaxies. Active binary stars such as novae also remain an area of interest.

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Goldstein, Jacqueline | Graduate Student

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Office: 4558 Sterling

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Gonzalez-Casanova, Diego | Graduate Student

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Office: 6283B Chamberlin

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Haffner, Matt | Senior Scientist

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Research Interests:

I am broadly interested in many facets of the structure of the Milky Way, especially the interplay between the gaseous and stellar components. My current efforts are focused on characterizing the Warm Ionized Medium of our ISM with the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper (WHAM), currently located at CTIO in Chile.

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Haines, Tim | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I am interested in using massively parallel computing systems such as GPU clusters to perform astronomical simulations at extremely high resolution.

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Hall, Kendall | Graduate Student

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Office: 3511B Sterling

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Heinz, Sebastian | Fluno Bascom Professor, Department Chair

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Research Interests:

High energy astrophysics and the astrophysical application of computational fluid mechanics in the context of cosmic structure formation and flows in the vicinity of compact objects.

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Hernandez, Audra | Postdoctoral Researcher

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Research Interests: I am interested in the initial conditions of massive star and star cluster formation, including the physical conditions, dynamics, and formation of Infrared Dark Clouds (IRDCs). Now, with Bart Wakker, I am studying the metallicities of the gaseous halo of the Milky Way.

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Hooper, Eric | Scientific Staff, Interim WIYN Director and Astrophysics REU Director

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Ph: (608) 262-1249
Office: 5507B Sterling Hall

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Jaehnig, Kurt | Technical Staff

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Ph: (608) 263-4688
Office: 5520 Sterling Hall

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Jones, Logan | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I'm interested in AGN, galaxy evolution, and other aspects of observational cosmology. My previous work includes contributions to a new method of measuring the mass of disk galaxies by the pitch angle of their spiral arms.

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Kaplan, David | Visiting Associate Professor (UW-Milwaukee)

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Research Interests: I work on observations of compact objects (mainly neutron stars and white dwarfs), making precision measurements to help understand their basic properties and evolution. I also work towards using existing and new radio arrays for studies of the time-domain sky.

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Kotulla, Ralf | Assistant Researcher

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Research Interests: I'm modeling stellar populations and the chemical evolution in star clusters and galaxies, as well as working on innovative ways for astronomical data processing.

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Kresse, Kerry | Director, Woodman Astronomical Library

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Ph: (608) 262-8696
Office: 6515 Sterling Hall

Kriewald, Kay | Senior Outreach Specialist, Space Place

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Ph: 608-262-9251
Office: 2514 Sterling Hall

Krishnarao, Dhanesh | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I study diffuse ionized gas in the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds using WHAM!

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Kundert, Alisha | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I study fossil galaxy groups and clusters using multiwavelength observations and simulations. I am interested in characterizing the properties of these systems in order to understand their origin and nature.

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Lattis, Jim | Director, Space Place

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Ph: 608-263-0360
Office: 2514 Sterling Hall

Lazarian, Alex | Professor

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Research Interests:

MHD Theory: Reconnection, Dynamo Theory; Interstellar Dust: Alignment, Microwave Emission;
Interstellar Turbulence: Statistical Studies; Circumstellar Regions and Comets: Polarization
Molecular Clouds: Dynamics

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Leiner, Emily | Graduate Student

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Office: 5510 Sterling Hall

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Machuca, Camilo | Graduate Student

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Office: 3511B Sterling

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Mathieu, Robert | Professor

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Research Interests:

Structure, kinematics and dynamics of star clusters and star-forming regions; stellar binary populations; blue stragglers and other objects with alternative stellar evolution pathways; formation of binary stars; stellar angular momentum evolution.

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Meade, Marilyn | Research Scientist

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Ph: (608) 263-4678
Office: 4536 Sterling Hall

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Michalski, Don | Technical Staff

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Ph: (608) 263-4685
Office: 4521 Sterling Hall

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Murray, Claire | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: My research interests include star formation, the interstellar medium and gas flows in galaxies.

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Nordsieck, Kenneth | Emeritus

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Research Interests:

Instrumental, observational, and analytical applications of astronomical polarimetry; optical studies of stellar envelopes and the polarization that arises from scattering by interstellar dust.

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Normington, Angela | Administrative Staff

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Ph: 608-262-2965
Office: 2548 Sterling Hall

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Orio, Marina | Senior scientist (visiting from INAF, Italian National Institute of Astrophysics - Padova Observatory)

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Research Interests: Interacting binaries, novae, evolution of the type Ia supernovae progenitors, close binaries' populations in nearby galaxies. Optical, UV and X-ray observations, X-ray gratings spectra.

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Pace, Zachary | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I'm interested in extragalactic astronomy, specifically, the interrelationship between a galaxy's gas content, stellar populations, and morphological structure. My research involves using integral field spectroscopy from targeted WIYN observations and the MaNGA survey to provide spatially-resolved star-formation histories. I occasionally delve into machine-learning, astrostatistics, and data analysis to promote and pursue best-practices. I also do some educational outreach through the SDSS Plates for Education program, Galaxy Zoo, and blogging.

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Pardy, Stephen | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: My research uses N-Body simulations and a wide range of observations to understand the evolution of Magellanic type galaxies (galaxies similar to the Large and Small Magellanic clouds) - especially after merger events. I also study the atomic and molecular ISM in galaxies and how dark matter affects tidal streams.

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Percival, Jeff | Senior Scientist

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Research Interests:

Control systems, rocket guidance and navigation.

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Peters, Charee | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: Currently, I am working on cataloging radio observations of supernovae, tidal disruption events, active galactic nuclei, and other variable and transient events from the CHILES survey. I am looking to see how each kind of event changes in brightness and for how long. This will help to better understand each event and lead to new ways of classifying and distinguishing these different kinds of phenomena. I plan on extending this work to other wavelengths, including x-ray and optical. In the past, I have worked on modeling spectra of supernovae and typing supernova remnants via their emission morphology.

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Pittman, Sharon | Graduate and Undergraduate Coordinator

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Ph: 608-890-3775
Office: 2554 Sterling Hall

Pollack, Max | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: Blue Straggler stars, mass transfer processes in binary systems, angular momentum evolution of close binaries

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Reynolds, Ron | Emeritus

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Ph: 608-262-1249
Office: 3504 Sterling Hall

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Rosenwasser, Ben | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: My interests lie in galaxy formation and evolution, which I investigate using deep imaging surveys.

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Savage, Blair | Emeritus

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Ph: 608-265-8786
Office: 3508 Sterling Hall

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Shetty, Shravan |

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Office: 6219 Chamberlin

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Smart, Brianna | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I am presently working on studying the ISM with Matt Haffner. I have previously worked on measuring the motions of stars in the Magellanic Clouds with Knut Olsen, classifying and identifying interesting massive stars in M31 and M33 with Phil Massey, and observing extra-solar planets to constrain their parameters and possibly identify magnetic fields with the University of Arizona Astronomy Club research group.

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Smith, Michael | Technical Staff

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Ph: (608) 890-2983
Office: 6213 Sterling Hall

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Sparke, Linda | Emeritus

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Research Interests: Structure and dynamics of galaxies, including observation and modelling of warped disks and polar rings; dynamical models for bars; studies of circumstellar and circumbinary disks in eccentric stellar binaries.

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Stanimirovic, Snezana | Professor

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Research Interests: ISM, IGM, galaxies

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Teche, Aaron | System Administrator

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Ph: (608) 262-2198
Office: 5507E Sterling Hall

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Tofflemire, Ben | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I study the formation and early evolution of binary stars. Specifically, I carry out long-term observational monitoring campaigns to characterize how young binary star systems interact with their surrounding protoplanetary disks, left over from star formation.

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Townsend, Richard | Associate Professor

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Research Interests:

I’m interested in dynamical phenomena of massive stars – primarily, rotation, pulsation, mass loss and magnetic fields. I make extensive use of theoretical models and computational tools to explore these fascinating processes.

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Tremonti, Christy | Assistant Professor

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Research Interests:

Feedback from massive stars and black holes; the triggering and quenching of star formation and black hole activity;  galactic chemical evolution

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VanDer Geest, Rick | Shop Staff

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Ph: 608-262-6155
Office: 5527 Sterling Hall

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Vang, Andrea | Graduate Student

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Ph: 612-987-8510
Office: 6511E Sterling Hall

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Wakker, Bart | Senior Scientist

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Research Interests:

Stuff about the interstellar and intergalactic medium that NASA and NSF support.

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Whitney, Barbara | Senior Scientist

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Research Interests:

I work on star formation, radiation transfer, and infrared surveys of our Galaxy and the Magellanic Clouds.

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Wiener, Josh |

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Wiessinger, Nicole | Physical Sciences Academic Advisor

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Office: 2508 Sterling

Wilcots, Eric | Professor, Associate Dean for the Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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Research Interests:

My research broadly focuses on understanding the evolution of individual galaxies and galaxy groups primarily through observations at radio wavelengths.  Particular topics include Magellanic-type spirals, the evolution of the gas content of galaxy groups, radio AGN, and the evolution of the interstellar medium in groups.

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Williams, Anna | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: Galaxy structure and evolution from the observational perspective. My current projects involve HST grism spectra for a metallicity study of galaxies at redshift ~2, and radio data from the EVLA to look for signs of AGN in post-starburst galaxies.

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Williams, Rick | Shop Staff

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Ph: 608-262-6156
Office: 5527 Sterling Hall

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Wolf, Marsha | Senior Scientist

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Research Interests:

My research interests include galaxy evolution, stellar populations in galaxies, merging galaxies, post-starburst galaxies, quasar host galaxies, and astronomical instrumentation.

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Zweibel, Ellen | W. L. Kraushaar Professor of Astronomy and Physics

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Research Interests:

I’m a theoretical astrophysicist with a specialty in plasma astrophysics.

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