Research

Stars Group

Chemical Abundances

Compact Objects

Cool Stars

Galactic Structure

Space Astrometry

Stellar Clusters

Stellar Pulsation

Whole Earth Telescope

Stars Group

Weekly Events:

Faculty/Scientists

Publications


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 |  astro-ph

Thomas G Barnes III

Superintendent McDonald Observatory

Research Interests

Observational aspects of variable stars, particularly distance scale issues for Cepheid and RR Lyrae variables.

Group Areas

Stars, Galactic Structure, Stellar Pulsation


ADS
 |  astro-ph

G. Fritz Benedict

Senior Research Scientist

Research Interests

Space astrometry; search for extrasolar planetary systems; surface photometry of galaxies; barred galaxies.

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Extrasolar Planetary Systems, Stars, Cool Stars, Galactic Structure, Space Astrometry


ADS
 |  astro-ph

Michel Breger

Adjunct Professor

Research Interests

Stellar astrophysics: the formation, structure and evolution of stars; asteroseismology; photometry and polarimetry.
Theory and Observations of Pulsating Stars

Group Areas

Stars


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 |  astro-ph

Harriet Dinerstein

Professor

Research Interests

Planetary nebulae; abundances in gaseous nebulae; infrared, optical, and ultraviolet spectroscopy of emission lines; extragalactic H II regions and star formation in disk galaxies; classical novae.

Group Areas

Stars, Chemical Abundances, Interstellar, HII Regions & Planetary Nebulae


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 |  astro-ph

Cynthia Froning

Research Affiliate - Research Fellow

Group Areas

Stars


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 |  astro-ph

Mary Kay Hemenway

Research Fellow

Research Interests

Astronomy education.

Group Areas

Stars, Instrumentation & Device Development, EXES: mid-IR spectrograph


ADS
 |  astro-ph

David Lambert

Professor

Research Interests

Stellar atmospheres; chemical composition of stars; chemical evolution of the universe.

Group Areas

Stars, Chemical Abundances


ADS
 |  astro-ph

Phillip MacQueen

Senior Research Scientist

Research Interests

Instrumentation, CCD detectors, exoplanets, the Galaxy halo.

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Stars, Instrumentation & Device Development


ADS
 |  astro-ph

Barbara McArthur

Research Scientist

Research Interests

HST Astrometry; search for extrasolar planets.

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Extrasolar Planetary Systems, Stars, Cool Stars, Galactic Structure, Space Astrometry


ADS
 |  astro-ph

Mike Montgomery

Research Scientist

Research Interests

Pulsation and seismology of white dwarf stars, nonlinear light curve modeling, numerical and theoretical studies of convection, evolution of white dwarf stars, constitutive physics of white dwarfs (crystallization, diffusion), Science Director of Whole Earth Telescope.

Group Areas

Stars, Compact Objects, Stellar Pulsation, Whole Earth Telescope, Theory, Asteroseismology, White Dwarfs


ADS
 |  astro-ph

Edward Nather

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

Observational studies of interacting binary collapsed stars; asteroseismology of white dwarfs; the Whole Earth Telescope.

Group Areas

Stars, Whole Earth Telescope


ADS
 |  astro-ph

Ivan Ramirez

Research Fellow

Research Interests

Chemical abundances of planet-host stars; solar twins and solar siblings; Galactic chemical evolution; stellar granulation.

Group Areas

Planetary Systems, Stars, Chemical Abundances


ADS
 |  astro-ph

Edward L Robinson

Professor

Research Interests

Observational studies of white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes; cataclysmic variables, low-mass X-ray binaries, X-ray transients; pulsating white dwarfs.

Group Areas

Stars


ADS
 |  astro-ph

Matthew Shetrone

Senior Research Scientist

Research Interests

Observational techniques; queue scheduled telescopes; galactic nucleosynthesis; stellar evolution.

Group Areas

Stars


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 |  astro-ph

Chris Sneden

Professor

Research Interests

Chemical composition of stars; stellar evolution; galactic nucleosynthesis.

Group Areas

Stars, Chemical Abundances


ADS
 |  astro-ph

Jocelyn Tomkin

Research Fellow

Research Interests

High-resolution stellar spectroscopy.

Group Areas

Stars


ADS
 |  astro-ph

Robert G Tull

Senior Research Scientist

Research Interests

Astronomical instrumentation.

Group Areas

Stars


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 |  astro-ph

Don Winget

Professor

Research Interests

Theory and observation: cosmochronology; evolution of the Milky Way; late stages of stellar evolution; stellar pulsations; white dwarf stars as dark matter detectors; the Whole Earth Telescope.

Group Areas

Stars, Compact Objects, Stellar Pulsation, Whole Earth Telescope, Theory, Asteroseismology, White Dwarfs

Postdocs

Publications


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 |  astro-ph

Jens Adamczak

Postdoctoral Fellow

Group Areas

Stars


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 |  astro-ph

Barbara Castanheira

Postdoctoral Fellow

Group Areas

Stars

Graduate Students

Publications


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 |  astro-ph

Keaton Bell

Graduate Student

Group Areas

Stars


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 |  astro-ph

Ross Falcon

Graduate Student

Group Areas

Stars, White Dwarfs


ADS
 |  astro-ph

Thomas Gomez

Graduate Student

Group Areas

Stars


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 |  astro-ph

Sam Harrold

Graduate Student

Group Areas

Stars, Star Formation & Protoplanetary Disks


ADS
 |  astro-ph

Julie Hollek

Graduate Student

Group Areas

Stars, Chemical Abundances


ADS
 |  astro-ph

Kevin Jumper

Graduate Student

Group Areas

Stars, Theory


ADS
 |  astro-ph

Marc Schaeuble

Graduate Student

Group Areas

Stars