Research in astronomy & astrophysics

Our active and vibrant astronomy program, fully established in 2007, continues to grow in size and reputation. In both 2014 and 2015, new faculty members joined the astronomy group, which is currently conducting a faculty search to hire a new member for the third consecutive year.

Research interests span a variety of fields such as exoplanets, planet and protoplanetary disk formation, gamma-ray bursts, observational cosmology, galaxy formation, reverberation mapping, accretion processes and outflows around compact objects such as black holes, and atomic & molecular astrophysics.

The pages at right summarize in more detail the specific research interests of each of our faculty members.