Doyal ''Al'' Harper
Director of Yerkes Observatory: 2012-present, 1982-1989
Education: BA 1966 (Electrical Engineering) Rice University; PhD 1971 (Space Science) Rice University
Phone: (773) 702-0183
Location: ERC 579; Yerkes Observ.
Affiliations: Director, Yerkes Observatory
Publications: ADS | arXiv | inSPIRE
Harper's research deals with problems of formation of galaxies, stars, and planetary systems, physics of the interstellar medium, and properties of interstellar dust. His experimental research group constructs and operates infrared instrumentation. He helped pioneer astronomical research on airborne telescopes, and at the South Pole. His group is currently constructing the facility far infrared camera for NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Far Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).
Past Graduate Students: Reid Sherman (2011, Astronomy and Astrophysics); David M. Cole (1999, Astronomy and Astrophysics)
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