University of Maryland

Department of Astronomy

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College Park, MD 20742-2421
(301) 405-1505
(301) 314-9067 (fax)

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Specialties for Degree Program

Research specialty Degree type
PhD
(Theoretical/Experimental)
Master's
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
Astronomy Both Enroute-to-PHD

Departmental Research and Staff

THEORETICAL

Atmospheric & Space Physics

Space plasma physics; terrestrial radiation belts.
Konstantinos Papadopoulos

Computational Astrophysics - Simulations of asteroid evolution

Derek Richardson

Computational Astrophysics - Simulations of cosmological halo evolution

Massimo Ricotti

Cosmology and Galaxy Formation

Massimo Ricotti

High Energy Astrophysics

Black holes; neutron stars; gravitational radiation.
M. Miller

Planetary Science

Solar system dynamics: rings, asteroids, collisions; solar system origins (Hamilton, Richardson); extrasolar planets (Kempton).
Douglas Hamilton, Eliza Kempton, Derek Richardson

Relativity & Gravitation

Black hole astrophysics.
M. Miller

EXPERIMENTAL

Extragalactic Astronomy

Optical, infrared, radio, and X-ray observations. Active galactic nuclei; jets; time-domain astronomy; starbursts; star formation; galactic winds; intergalactic medium; galaxy clusters; dark matter; cosmology.
Alberto Bolatto, Suvi Gezari, Richard Mushotzky, Sylvain Veilleux

Millimeter-Wave Astronomy

Star formation; interstellar medium; galactic structure, dynamics, and evolution; protostellar disks; active galactic nuclei; instrumentation.
Alberto Bolatto, Andrew Harris, Lee Mundy, Stuart Vogel

Planetary Science

Comets; asteroids; solar system space missions (Sunshine); extrasolar planets (Deming).
L. Deming, Jessica Sunshine

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