Kyle M. Cudworth
Professor Emeritus, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics; and the College

Director of Yerkes Observatory: 2001-2012

Assistant Chairman for Academic Affairs: 2006-2009

Education: BS 1969 (Physics) Minnesota; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1974

Phone: (262) 245-6860
Location: Yerkes Obs.; ERC 405
Email: kmcastro.uchicago.edu

Affiliations: Yerkes Observatory

Research
Publications: ADS | arXiv | inSPIRE

Research Fields:
Cudworth's research deals primarily with proper motion studies of old star clusters and related objects, including issues of cluster membership, internal dynamics, distances, and stellar kinematics in the Galactic halo. He is increasingly involved in educational outreach activities.

Graduate Students
Past Graduate Students: Lauren Grodnicki (2010, Astronomy and Astrophysics)

Teaching Courses
Past courses:
  • [ASTR 18100] The Milky Way: 2006 - 2007 (Spring); 2004 - 2005 (Spring)
  • [ASTR 20000] Tutorial in Astronomy and Astrophysics: 2010 - 2011 (Autumn); 2005 - 2006 (Winter)
  • [ASTR 29700] Participation In Research: Astronomy and Astrophysics: 2005 - 2006 (Winter)
  • [ASTR 30700] Preparation for Summer Research Project: 2010 - 2011 (Spring); 2007 - 2008 (Spring)
  • [ASTR 30900] Research Project Seminar: 2011 - 2012 (Autumn); 2009 - 2010 (Autumn); 2008 - 2009 (Autumn)
  • [ASTR 37100] Pre-Candidacy Research: 2010 - 2011 (Autumn); 2009 - 2010 (Winter); 2008 - 2009 (Autumn); 2007 - 2008 (Spring); 2005 - 2006 (Autumn, Winter); 2004 - 2005 (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
  • [ASTR 49400] Postcandidacy Research in Astrophysics: 2010 - 2011 (Autumn); 2009 - 2010 (Winter); 2008 - 2009 (Winter); 2007 - 2008 (Spring)