Faculty Interests

Planetary Astrophysics

Exoplanetary Atmospheres

Fortney, Skemer, Zhang, Murray-Clay

Detection of Exoplanets

Skemer, Vogt

Structure and Evolution of Exoplanets and Solar System Objects

Fortney, Nimmo, Garrick-Bethell, Lin, Garaud

Planet Formation and Dynamics

Lin, Murray-Clay, Ramirez-Ruiz

Convection in the Interiors of Stars and Planets

Garaud, Brummell


Galaxies in the Local Volume

Stars, Star Clusters and Stellar Evolution

Bolte, Smith, Foley

Stellar Populations, Galactic Structure and Galaxy Interactions

Bolte, Brodie, Guha Thakurta, Madau, Max, Rockosi, Smith


Extragalactic Astrophysics and Cosmology

Inter(galactic + stellar) Medium Program of Studies

Madau, Primack, Prochaska, Robertson

Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Brodie, Bundy, Faber, Guha Thakurta, Koo, Leauthaud, Madau, Max, Prochaska, Primack, Robertson, Rockosi

Dark Matter and Galaxies

Leauthaud, Madau, Profumo, Dine, Primack, Ritz, Rockosi

The Early Universe

Aguirre, Dine, Madau, Prochaska, Profumo, Robertson


High Energy and Particle Astrophysics

Gamma Rays and Cosmic Rays

Ritz, Atwood, Johnson, Sadrozinski, Schalk, Jeltema, Profumo, Primack, Ramirez-Ruiz, Smith, Williams

Supernovae, Hypernovae, Gamma-Ray Bursts

Foley, Prochaska, Ramirez-Ruiz

Black Holes, Neutron Stars, AGN

Ramirez-Ruiz, Madau, Max, Prochaska

X-Ray Astrophysics


Particle Astrophysics and the Early Universe

Profumo, Dine, Primack, Aguirre


Radio and Sub-mm Astronomy

Galaxy Formation and Interstellar Medium




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