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Dept. of Physics & Astronomy The University of Utah 115 South 1400 East 2001 James Fletcher Building Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0830 USA Tel: (801) 581-6901 Fax: (801) 581-4801

Astronomy & Astrophysics 201 James Fletcher Bldg. 115 South 1400 East Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0830 (801) 581-6901

Dept of Physics & Astronomy University of Utah

The astronomy and astrophysics program in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at The University of Utah has undergone a major expansion during the past few years. Our astronomy and astrophysics faculty members carry out exciting research on the frontiers of astronomy and astrophysics: planet formation, stellar populations, star clusters, stellar chemical compositions, black holes, cosmic rays, gamma-ray astronomy, dark matter, galaxy formation and evolution (including the Milky Way), gravitational lensing, supernovae, large-scale structure, and cosmology. The University of Utah is a full institutional member in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III, including the BOSS project, which is creating the largest threedimensional map of galaxies to study galaxy evolution and investigate the mystery of dark energy, and the SEGUE and APOGEE projects, which are mining the stellar content of the Milky Way in order to provide essential clues for understanding its structure, formation and evolution. The department recently commissioned the Willard Eccles Observatory, a high-altitude observatory providing dedicated support for the astronomy program’s research and teaching missions. Astronomy and astrophysics faculty members and students use world-class facilities in their research, including the Hubble Space Telescope, the Gemini, Subaru, Keck, and other telescopes, as well as the VERITAS and HAWC observatory. Analysis and simulations are performed at the University’s Center for High Performance Computing.

Come join the Astronomy & Astrophysics program at The University of Utah!

Adam Bolton

Assistant Professor Ph.D. , MIT, 2005 Structure, dynamics, & evolution of galaxies; observational cosmology; gravitational lensing; precision algorithms for astronomical spectroscopy

Ben Bromley

Professor Ph.D. , Dartmouth College, 1994 Planet formation; formation & evolution of black holes; galactic dynamics; large-scale structure of the universe; computational & statistical method in astrophysics

Kyle Dawson

Assistant Professor Ph.D. , Cornell Univ., 2004 Observational cosmology; astronomical instrumentation; supernovae; largescale structure; spectroscopic surveys

Paolo Gondolo

Professor Ph.D. , UCLA, 1991 Nature of dark matter & dark energy; high-energy cosmic neutrinos

Inese Ivans

Assistant Professor Ph.D. , Univ. of Texas at Austin, 2002 Stellar spectroscopy; origins of chemical elements; stellar populations; formation and evolution of galaxies, including the Milky Way

David Kieda

Professor Ph.D. , Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1989 Experimental high energy astrophysics; energetic phenomena in compact objects; gamma ray astronomy; cosmic ray physics

Stephan LeBohec

Associate Professor Ph.D. , Univ. of Paris XI, 1996 Gamma-ray astronomy; compact objects; intensity interferometry imaging of stars

Pearl Sandick

Assistant Professor Ph.D. , Univ. of Minnesota, 2008 Dark matter; particle astrophysics & cosmology; supersymmetry phenomenology; physics beyond the standard model

Anil Seth

Assistant Professor Ph.D. , Univ. of Washington, 2006 Observations of nearby galaxies; formation of galaxy nuclei & black holes; galaxy histories from resolved stellar populations & star clusters

Wayne Springer

Associate Professor Ph.D. , Univ. of Maryland, 1991 Ultra high energy cosmic ray physics; cosmic ray detectors; astroparticle physics; observational astronomy

Zheng Zheng

Assistant Professor Ph.D. , Ohio State University, 2004 Cosmology, large-scale structure, & galaxy clustering; galaxy formation & evolution; high-redshift star forming galaxies; radiative transfer of Lyman-alpha photons & application in astrophysics

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