Department of Astronomy

The University of Texas at Austin


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Phone: (512) 471-1483

About Me

My Research


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy at The University of Texas at Austin.  I work on observations of the distant universe, discovering and characterizing galaxies hailing from only 500 million years after the Big Bang.  Here is my CV.

Recent Research Highlights:

We recently observed with the new spectrograph MOSFIRE on the Keck 10m telescope.  Stay tuned for results!

The CANDELS program has just taken its last (of more than 900!) Hubble Space Telescope orbits.

The upgrade of the Hobby Eberly Telescope for HETDEX is underway!

Currently, I am teaching Astronomy 301, Introduction to Astronomy.  I use an interactive philosophy, where we use class time to perform activities related to the topic at hand, using peer instruction to facilitate increased knowledge retention.

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