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Allison Kirkpatrick

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
2056C Malott Hall


I am an observational astronomer with a focus on supermassive black holes and their effect on how galaxies evolve. I use data from Spitzer, Herschel, Hubble, Chandra, and many other telescopes to quantify the energy output of supermassive black holes and the amount of star formation in host galaxies. Most recently, I am a key member of the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) collaboration, which will have some of the first data taken with the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope.

Professional Experience

2018-present: Assistant Professor, University of Kansas

2016-2018: Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics


2016: Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Massachusetts

2007: B.S., Mathematics, University of Florida