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Department Chair: Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz Department Manager: Jenna Scarpelli
Associate Chair: Ruth Murray-Clay Graduate Advisor: David Sugg
Undergraduate Program: Jonathan Fortney Graduate Program: Brant Robertson
Jason X Prochaska
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences
  • Department
    • Astronomy & Astrophysics Department
    • UC Observatories
  • Phone
    831-459-2135
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location ISB 359
  • Mail Stop UCO / Lick Observatory
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Astronomy, Astrophysics

Research Interests

My research examines the nature of gas both within and outside of galaxies, primarily during the first few billion years of the universe. The analysis relies on high resolution spectroscopy of distant, intrinsically bright sources (quasars, gamma-ray bursts). In this manner, we use the absence of light to study the metallicity, molecular fraction, depletion, ionization state, and velocity fields of gas in the young universe....

Biography, Education and Training

PhD 1998, UC San Diego
Carnegie/Hubble Fellow at Carnegie Observatories 1999-2002