Alumni: Constance M. Rockosi, 2001
Professor/Astronomer, UC Santa Cruz
I study our own Milky Way galaxy to find out how and why it evolved to what it is today. The evidence is that our Galaxy is a fairly typical spiral galaxy. That means that by studying our home in the universe, we can learn a lot about the evolution of other spiral galaxies like it. We can also use the story of our own Galaxy to help interpret observations at high redshift, where we can catch galaxies in the process of forming.
University Of Chicago' Class Of 2001
Ph.D. Thesis: "Detection and analysis of the tidal tails around the globular cluster Palomar 5 in the SDSS commissioning data"; Scientific Advisor: Donald G. York