Shardha Jogee 's Homepage

Dr. Shardha Jogee
Department of Astronomy
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station C1400, RLM 16.224
Austin, TX 78712-0259

Phone: (512) 471 1395
Fax : (512) 471 6016
Office : RLM 16.224


I am a Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, conducting research on the evolution of galaxies. Prior to joining UT, I was a tenure-track astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) which is responsible for science operations of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the future next generation James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

Short 2-page CV
Long CV + Publications
Education and Public Outreach

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Astronomy, CalTech, U.S.A (1999-2002)

Grant Awards
Total federal science and education grant awards = $2,713,662. Science grants account for $2,018,662, of which $1,391,361 are from grants where I am the Principal Investigator (PI). Education and outreach grants account for $695,000. See CV for details

Other Awards

Current Research

Research Projects

The research program in our group addreses observational and theoretical aspects of the evolution, structure, and activities of disk galaxies across diverse environments,ranging from fields to rich clusters, and over a wide range of redshifts (z = 0 to 3), covering the last 12 billion years. Our group addresses these questions by conducting and analyzing some of the largest and deepest galaxy surveys to date. Working closely with different theorists, we also use our data to test theoretical models, improve the model baryonic physics and advance galaxy evolution paradigms. In recent years our group has been quantifying the assembly history of galaxies by measuring the merger rate, star formation rate, and black hole activity of galaxies, and also through `Structural Archaeology' -- the census of core stellar structures (classical bulges, stellar disks, and bars) at different cosmic epochs. Here is a
partial list of publications. Our group's research is funded by NASA, NSF, NHARP, UT and other agencies. Please contact me for a list of current projects for graduate students.

We are part of several international science teams, which have conducted some of the largste/deepest photometric and spectroscopic surveys of galaxies, both in the nearby and distant Universe.

Research Group/Advisees

Images from GEMS and HUDF

Excerpts from (GEMS) Left: Examples of bars and spiral arms in disk galaxies at redshifts z~0.3-0.9. or lookback times of 3.6--7.5 Gyr, from Jogee et al (2004). Right: A particularly spectacular double galaxy interaction. (SOURCE: the GEMS collaboration; Jogee et al. 2003)
The Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF), the deepest visible-light image ever made of the Universe, (Credit: NASA, ESA, S Beckwith and HUDF home team ) shows the first galaxies to emerge from the so-called "dark ages," (the time shortly after the big bang when the first stars reheated the cold, dark universe), and chronicles a period when the universe was younger and more chaotic, with violent interactions between galaxies.

Education and Public Outreach

Education and Public Outreach

Popular Articles/Press/Talks

Classes and Seminars
  • Astro 104: Undergraduate Astronomy Seminar (Science Majors) : Fall 2008

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