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Anderson, Steve | Payroll and Benefits 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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Bard, Chris | Graduate Student

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Research Interests:

I do computer simulations of magnetospheres, both around stars and the Earth. My simulations run in parallel on computer clusters, some on CPUs and others on GPUs.

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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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Bernstein-Cooper, Elijah | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: Motivation: What role does atomic hydrogen gas play in the shielding and formation of molecular hydrogen in giant molecular clouds? Methods I use: Optical, infrared, and radio observations.

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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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Boyer, Caryl | Associate Managing Editor

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Ph: (608) 265-6005
Office: 2558 Sterling

Buckley, Scott | Shop Staff

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Ph: 608-263-4679
Office: 6262 Chamberlin Hall

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Burkhart, Blakesley | Graduate Student

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Research Interests:

Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence is an essential physical process in our Galaxy and beyond.  How can we better understand it by connecting observations, numerical simulations, and theory?

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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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Chisholm, John | Graduate Student

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Research Interests:

Observational galactic evolution, specifically feedback processes that help to regulate star formation and evolve galaxies. I am interested in feedback processes in both star forming galaxies and Active Galactic Nuclei.

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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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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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Diamond-Stanic, Aleks | Grainger Postdoctoral Fellow

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Research Interests: I am interested in the co-evolution of galaxies and their supermassive black holes, and the role of feedback in regulating star formation.

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Eigenbrot, Arthur | Graduate Student

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Research Interests:

Astronomical instrumentation, primarily related to better use of fiber optics through a better understanding of the effects multi-mode fibers have on astronomical data. Modeling density distributions in edge-on spiral galaxies. Vampire proofing. Ghost busting.

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Erb, Dawn | Visiting Assistant 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 | Shop Staff

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Ph: 608-263-4676
Office: 5519A Sterling Hall

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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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Gosnell, Natalie | Graduate Student

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Research Interests:

I am interested in how close stellar encounters dynamically alter the population of open clusters.  For my thesis, I’m investigating the formation mechanism of blue straggler stars.  I use Hubble photometry to directly detect their white dwarf companions in order to map out the mass transfer history of these fascinating stellar products.

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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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Heinz, Sebastian | Associate Professor, Associate 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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Hill, Nick | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I work with the use of graphical processing units to analyze the spectra of pulsating, binary, and patchy stars. At times, I've dabbled in stellar magnetospheres.

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Hooper, Eric | Scientific Staff, Interim WIYN 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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Kaplan, David | Visiting Assistant 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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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

Kundert, Alisha | Graduate Student

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Office: 4558 Sterling Hall

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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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Lindner, Robert | Research Associate

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Research Interests: Understanding the initial conditions of molecular cloud formation and star formation. Statistical comparisons between observations and simulations.

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Lundgren, Britt | NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow

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Research Interests: I am primarily interested in how galaxies have evolved throughout the history of the Universe, both in terms of their luminous stellar properties as well as their more elusive gas, dust, and dark matter content. I use a combination of observations from deep galaxy surveys and the spectra of distant quasars to shed light on these questions.

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Makuluni, Anita | Managing Editor, The Astronomical Journal

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Ph: 608-265-6005
Office: 2558 Sterling Hall

Mao, Sui Ann | NRAO Jansky Postdoctoral Fellow

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Research Interests: I am interested in how large-scale coherent magnetic fields are generated in galaxies and how these fields evolve over cosmic time. I have been using mainly radio polarization observations to probe the magnetic field structures in our own Milky Way, and in nearby galaxies such as the Magellanic Clouds.

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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 at the interface of stellar evolution and stellar dynamics; 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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Milliman, Katelyn | Graduate Student

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Research Interests:

Studying the binary populations of open clusters.

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Morsony, Brian | NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow

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Research Interests: Computational and theoretical modeling of gamma-ray bursts, supernova and AGN, numerical simulations of jets, computational fluid dynamics, including relativistic- and magneto-hydrodynamics.

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Mosby, Greg | Graduate Student

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Research Interests:

My research interests include (but most certainly not limited to) star formation, galaxy evolution, and instrumentation to advance science. I also dabble in applied mathematics now and then for sport. My current research focuses on using quasars and their host galaxies to test paradigms of galaxy evolution.

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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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Nielsen, Danielle M. | Graduate Student

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Research Interests:

I study galaxy groups with particular interest in detecting the intragroup medium via observational methods.

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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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Pardy, Stephen | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I am interested in using numerical simulations and a wide range of observations to understand the evolution of bars and disks in Magellanic type galaxies, especially after merger events. I am also involved in projects on the atomic and molecular ISM in galaxies.

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Percival, Jeff | Senior Scientist

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Ph: 608-262-8686
Office: 5518 Sterling Hall

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Peters, Charee | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I am interested in understanding galaxy evolution and structure through radio observations. Specifically, I am probing the neutral atomic hydrogen and cold gas content in galaxies using VLA observations. In the past, I have also worked on modeling spectra of supernovae and typing supernova remnants.

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Pittman, Sharon | Graduate and Undergraduate Coordinator

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

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Reynolds, Ron | Emeritus

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

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Ryon, Jenna | Graduate Student

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Research Interests:

I’m interested in extragalactic astronomy, specifically, star clusters as they relate to galaxy evolution and star formation in the outer regions of galaxies.

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Sanford, Barbara | Development Specialist

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Ph: (608) 890-3987
Office: 2510 Sterling Hall

Savage, Blair | Emeritus

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

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Schechtman-Rook, Andrew | Graduate Student

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Research Interests:

I am chiefly interested in the stellar populations of spiral galaxies. Other interests include (but are not limited to) tidal dwarf galaxies, the effects of galactic dust on observed photometric and kinematic parameters of external galaxies, and computational methods for machine learning and vision.

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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 | Associate 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: Stars. Specifically, I find atmospheric convection and its role in the development magnetic fields fascinating.

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Townsend, Richard | Assistant 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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Turnbull, Margaret | Visiting Assistant Professor

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Research Interests: Astrobiology, direct imaging of Earth-like exoplanets.

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Van Ryzin, Gary | Department Administrator

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Ph: 608-262-3072
Office: 2550 Sterling Hall

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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Vera-Ciro, Carlos | Postdoctoral Researcher

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Research Interests: I primarily work on galactic dynamics, focusing on the effect of radial migration on the overall structure of the stellar disk of systems like the Milky Way. Others interests include dwarf galaxies, stellar streams and the properties of the dark matter distribution in the Local Group.

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Wake, David | Associate Scientist

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Ph: (608) 262-0492
Office: 6219 Chamberlin 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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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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Wold, Isak | Graduate Student

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Research Interests:

Observational astronomy, focusing on radio and UV wavelengths to study galaxy evolution.

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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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Wood, Corey | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: My primary research interests are in astronomical instrumentation and galactic outflows driven by supernova feedback.

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Yoon, Doosoo | Graduate Student

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Research Interests: I'm interested on the dynamics of jets in microquasars (or X-ray Binaries) and their interaction with the ambient medium.

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Zweibel, Ellen | W. L. Kraushaar Professor, Department Chair

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Research Interests:

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

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