Richard G. Kron
Director of Yerkes Observatory: 1989-2001
Assistant Chairman for Academic Affairs: 2015-present
Education: BS 1972 (Physics) University of Arizona; PhD 1978 (Astronomy) University of California Berkeley
Phone: (773) 702-3335 or (630) 840-4310
Location: ERC 533
Affiliations: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory; Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics; Yerkes Observatory
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
Kron specializes in studies of distant galaxies and quasars using survey techniques.
Scientific projects: Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI)
Past scientific projects: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Past Graduate Students: Dylan Hatt (2017, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Lauren Grodnicki (2010, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Andrew Puckett (2007, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Brian C. Wilhite (2004, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Barbara J. Carter (1999, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Bradford P. Holden (1999, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Marianne Y. Takamiya (1998, Astronomy and Astrophysics)
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