Cosmology, Extragalactic & Galactic

Cosmology is the study of the origin of the universe. Researchers in this area aim to understand the formation and evolution of the universe and its structures at larger scales, including galaxy clusters, individual galaxies, large stellar populations, and the interstellar and intergalactic media. Some areas of attention include large-scale survey development and analysis (including the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Pan-STARRS, the Dark Energy Survey, and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope); computational modeling of galactic evolution; studies of stellar populations and their feedback effects; and the nature of dark matter and energy.


Fred Adams Mario Mateo Mateusz Ruszkowski
Hugh Aller Tim McKay Patrick Seitzer
Eric Bell Chris Miller Keren Sharon
Joel Bregman Jon Miller Monica Valluri
Gus Evrard Sally Oey  
Oleg Gnedin Douglas Richstone  


Research Scientists & Postdocs

Pedro R. Capelo Nick Indriolo David Nidever
Fujun Du Jiangtao Li Amy Reines
Renato Dupke Yuan Li Ian Roederer
Edmund Hodges-Kluck Antonela Monachesi Abdu Zoghbi


Graduate Students

Vivienne Baldassare Hui Li Meghin Spencer
Brian Devour Matthew Miller Alejo Stark
Dan Gifford Colin Slater Bryan Terrazas
Jessica Kellar Yingyi Song  


Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)