Richard G. Kron
Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics; and the College

Director of Yerkes Observatory: 1989-1991

Education: BS 1972 (Physics) University of Arizona; PhD 1978 (Astronomy) University of California Berkeley

Phone: (630) 840-4310 or (773) 702-3335
Location: TAAC 28
Email: richoddjob.uchicago.edu

Affiliations: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory; Yerkes Observatory

Research
The evolution of stellar populations in galaxies (history of the star-formation rate), the cosmic evolution of quasars, and generally the state of things at high redshift.
Publications: ADS | arXiv | inSPIRE

Research Fields:
Kron specializes in studies of distant galaxies and quasars using survey techniques.

Member of Research Groups:
  • Fermilab: Experimental Astrophysics Group

Graduate Students
Past Graduate Students: Lauren Grodnicki (2010); Andrew Puckett (2007); Brian C. Wilhite (2004); Barbara J. Carter (1999); Bradford P. Holden (1999); Marianne Y. Takamiya (1998)

Teaching Courses
  • [ASTR 18100] The Milky Way: 2013 - 2014 (Autumn)

Past courses:
  • [ASTR 30400] Galaxies: 2009 - 2010 (Spring)
  • [ASTR 30700] Preparation for Summer Research Project: 2008 - 2009 (Spring)
  • [ASTR 40400] QSOs in the SDSS: 2007 - 2008 (Autumn)
  • [ASTR 45400] Image Processing (Analysis): 2012 - 2013 (Autumn); 2011 - 2012 (Autumn)
  • [NTSC 10200] Evolution of the Universe: 2006 - 2007 (Spring)
  • [PHSC 12000] Origin of the Universe and How We Know: 2012 - 2013 (Spring)

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