KNAC Faculty

...including graduate degree, title, and research specialties.


Colgate University

Thomas J. Balonek UMass Professor of Physics & Astronomy Variable stars; quasar variability; asteroids
Jeffrey Bary Vanderbilt Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy Pre-main sequence stars
Jonathan Levine Berkeley Associate Professor of Physics planetary science, meteorites, and instrument development

Haverford College

Kate Daniel Johns Hopkins Assistant Professor of Physics at Bryn Mawr
Galaxy evolution and dynamics

Dan Grin Caltech Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Particle cosmology, with a view toward galaxy surveys and CMB experiment

Karen Masters Cornell Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Extragalactic astronomy, galaxy surveys, galaxy morphology, HI in galaxies, citizen science

Andrea Lommen Berkeley Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Pulsars, gravitational waves

R. Bruce Partridge Oxford Emeritus Professor of Astronomy
Cosmology, the microwave background, and radio studies of galaxies

Paul Thorman New Mexico Physics Laboratory Instructor
Milky Way structure, nearby stars, and data mining large optical/IR surveys

Middlebury College

Eilat Glikman Columbia Assistant Professor of Physics
Quasars and AGN

Jonathan Kemp Columbia Telescope Specialist
Cataclysmic variable stars, amateur-professional collaboration

Stephen Ratcliff Princeton Professor of Physics Variable stars; stellar spectroscopy; instrumentation

P. Frank Winkler Harvard Professor Emeritus of Physics Supernova remnants and the interstellar medium

Richard Wolfson Dartmouth Professor of Physics
The solar corona and coronal mass ejections

Swarthmore College

David Cohen Wisconsin Professor of Astronomy, Department Chair
Modeling and X-ray observations of winds from massive stars; exoplanets

Eric Jensen Wisconsin Professor of Astronomy
Formation of planets; young stars in binary systems, exoplanets

Mary Ann Klassen Wyoming Senior Laboratory Lecturer in
Physics and Astronomy

Tristan Smith Caltech Assistant Professor of Physics
Early universe cosmology, neutrinos, CMB

Vassar College

Fred Chromey Harvard Emeritus Professor of Astronomy Structure and history of nearby galaxies

Debra Elmegreen Harvard Maria Mitchell Professor of Astronomy Star formation; structure of spiral and interacting galaxies

Colette Salyk Caltech Assistant Professor of Astronomy
Planet formation

Wellesley College

James Battat Harvard Assistant Professor of Physics
fundamental physics through astrophysics, dark matter detection

Richard French Cornell Professor of Astronomy,
& Observatory Director

Planetary astronomy (in particular Saturn)

Kim McLeod Arizona Associate Professor of Astronomy
& Department Chair

Observational extrasolar planet searches

Kristina Punzi Rochester Institute of Technology Laboratory Science/Observatory Manager
pre-main sequence stars, nearby young moving groups, X-ray astronomy

Wesley Watters MIT Associate Professor of Astronomy
Mars surface processes, impact cratering, planetary geodynamics

Wesleyan University

Bill Herbst Toronto John Monroe Van Vleck Professor
of Astronomy

Sellar formation; photometry; rotation; accretion disks

Meredith Hughes Harvard Assistant Professor of Astronomy Radio astronomy and planet formation
Roy Kilgard Leicester Support Astronomer and Research Associate Professor of Astronomy
X-ray source populations in galaxies; statistical challenges in X-ray astronomy

Ed Moran Columbia Professor of Astronomy
X-ray Astronomy; X-ray background radiation

Seth Redfield Colorado Associate Professor of Astronomy, Department Chair
UV and optical spectroscopy; local ISM; exoplanets

Williams College

Kevin Flaherty


Lecturer and Observatory Supervisor

Star and planet formation
Karen B. Kwitter UCLA Ebenezer Fitch Professor of Astronomy;
Department Chair
Planetary nebulae, interstellar medium, spectroscopy, evolution of intermediate-mass stars

Jay M. Pasachoff Harvard Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy; Observatory Director Solar corona as studied at total eclipses; solar chromosphere; interstellar deuterium and its implications for cosmology; occultations by Pluto and other outer solar-system objects

Steven P. Souza Stony Brook Senior Lecturer & Observatory
Early-type emission line stars, cold interstellar clouds, stellar occultations

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