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Bruce A. Twarog

Professor, Astronomy/Astrophysics
Primary office:
785-864-5163
2058D Malott Hall


Research Focus: Astronomy

Professional Background:

1993-Present: Professor, Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas
1987-1993: Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas
1989-1990: Visiting Research Professor, Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory
1982-1987: Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas 

Education:

1980: Ph.D., Astronomy, Yale University
1978: M.S., Astronomy, Yale University
1974: B.S., Astronomy, Case Western Reserve University

Research Interests 

My area of research is in observational astronomy and astrophysics. In particular, we have concentrated on the application of precision photometry with intermediate-bandwidth optical filters to understand stellar and galactic evolution. In recent years our emphasis has been on improving the fundamental data for open clusters within the disk of the Galaxy, while working to bring our remote-controlled 1m telescope on line at Mt. Laguna, outside San Diego.

Honors

Kemper Fellow, Teaching Excellence, University of Kansas, 1998
Undergraduate Teaching Award, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas, 1994
Trumpler Award, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1982
Dirk Brouwer Prize, Yale University, 1980
IBM Fellowship, Yale University, 1977-1978
H. Smith Fellowship, Yale University, 1975-1977

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