Department of Astronomy
The University of Texas at Austin,
2515 Speedway, Stop C1402
Austin, Texas 78712-1206, USA
|Trajectory|| Just in case my name isn't unique enough (or you
really want to know): I started out on Jan. 10th, 1972, in
Went to this
in Haifa, then the MIS in
Munich, Germany, and finally the
also in Munich.
I studied physics from 1991 on at the LMU. I obtained a Ph.D. in astronomy at the Universitäts-Sternwarte in 2002. I wrote my thesis on galaxy evolution in the MUNICS survey. I was a post-doc at the University of Texas at Austin Department of Astronomy and McDonald Observatory from 2002 to 2006, partly on a von Humboldt fellowship (2002-2004). I was a staff scientist at MPE from 2007-2010, and a professor at IA-UNAM from 2011-2013. Currently I'm a Research Scientist at McDonald Observatory, The University of Texas at Austin.
|Research||Galaxy formation and evolution; photometric
and spectroscopic galaxy surveys
FDF, COSMOS, SDSS-IV/MaNGA);
luminosity function and mass function of galaxies;
stellar populations in galaxies; structure of galactic disks and bulges; bulge kinematics
(The HET Dark Energy Experiment - HETDEX and HETDEX.org);
astronomical instrumentation (MaNGA, VIRUS-W, VIRUS) software for data processing.|
Data from my papers in electronic form is available here.
Yet another Object Detection Application, a package for
object detection, photometry and classification.
LTL, the Little Template Library, together with Claus A. Gössl, and Jan Snigula. An expression templates based C++ library for array processing, image processing, FITS and ASCII I/O, and linear algebra (scientific computing, in short).
|Leisure||Anything that catches my interest and sparks my curiosity, really. Music. Literature. Science. Cooking. And - after a long break - photography again.|
Last updated: 07 May 2014; send comments to < drory at astro dot as dot utexas dot edu>