NOTE: The Astronomy program is not accepting applications for Fall 2019. Fluctuations in admissions have given us wonderful but very large classes the past two years. To ensure proper advising and financial support for our graduate students, we find we need a one-year pause to get back to equilibrium. We will resume soliciting applications as usual for Fall 2020 admission.

University of Maryland

Department of Astronomy

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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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