We offer opportunities for both observational and theoretical projects in galaxy evolution, stellar populations, stellar physics, cosmology, and galactic dynamics. Students have access to our wide-field Schmidt telescope at Kitt Peak, Arizona, early access to data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and access to CWRU’s high speed computing cluster.

Current Graduate Student Research

Ray Garner is working on detecting extragalactic HII regions around M101. He is using these detections to search for star forming satellites in the M101 Group, as well as to understand the physical conditions in the star forming regions and ionized gas in the outer disk of M101. (Advisor: Chris Mihos)