Barger, Amy | Professor

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Ph: (608) 263-7106 | Office: 6504 Sterling Hall

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)

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Ph: (262) 472-5114 | Office: 6506 Sterling Hall

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

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Ph: 608-265-3392 | Office: 6215 Chamberlin Hall

Research Interests:

Galaxy structure & evolution; spectroscopic instrumentation.

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D'Onghia, Elena | Assistant Professor

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Ph: (608) 263-4622 | Office: 3504 Sterling Hall

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

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Ph: (608) 890-3765 | Office: 5507C Sterling Hall

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

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Ph: (608) 263-2456 | Office: 5504 Sterling Hall

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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Heinz, Sebastian | Associate Professor, Associate Department Chair

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Ph: (608) 890-1459 | Office: 4506 Sterling Hall

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

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Ph: (608) 265-2554 | Office: 4510 Sterling Hall

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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Lazarian, Alex | Professor

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Ph: 608-262-1715 | Office: 6289 Chamberlin Hall

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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Mathieu, Robert | Professor

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Ph: (608) 890-3767 | Office: 6506 Sterling Hall

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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Stanimirovic, Snezana | Associate Professor

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Ph: (608) 890-1458 | Office: 4514 Sterling Hall

Research Interests: ISM, IGM, galaxies

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Townsend, Richard | Assistant Professor

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Ph: 608-262-1752 | Office: 4550 Sterling Hall

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

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Ph: (608) 890-2071 | Office: 5508 Sterling Hall

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

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Ph: 608-262-2364 | Office: 6211 Chamberlin Hall

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

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Ph: 608-262-7921 | Office: 6281 Chamberlin Hall

Research Interests:

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

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