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Rich Townsend

Rich Townsend

I'm an Assistant Professor within the Department of Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I arrived at UW-Madison in Fall 2008, having followed a rather meandering post-graduate career path that started at University College London; veered off into voluteer work and the Real World; and then — after a few years back at UCL — took me across the ocean to the University of Delaware, where I was a research scientist for a while.

My research interests are quite varied, but mostly focus on the astrophysics of massive stars. I lean toward the more theoretical side of the field, although I do like to go observing when the chance presents itself.

Outside of work, I enjoy mucking around with computers (on both software and hardware sides); playing Lego (with my daughter) and Team Fortress 2 (without her, natch!); reading; walking; and cooking.

A copy of my Curriculum Vitae can be found here. And, if you want to learn more about where I come from, have a gander at the Townsend Family Records.


Updated 2009-10-13 15:15:21