Barbara J. Anthony-Twarog

Barbara Anthony-Twarog
  • Professor Emerita
  • Physics & Astronomy

Contact Info

Call Me:
Malott Hall, room 2058B
1251 Wescoe Hall Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66045


1994-2018: Professor, University of Kansas
1988-1994: Associate Professor, University of Kansas
1982-1988: Assistant Professor, University of Kansas
1980-1982: Visiting Instructor, University of Texas, Austin


PhD in Astronomy, Yale University, 1981
MS in Astronomy, Yale University, 1977
BS in Physics, University of Notre Dame, 1975


My area of research is in observational astronomy and astrophysics. Bruce Twarog and I have concentrated on the application of precision photometry with intermediate-bandwidth optical filters and high-dispersion spectroscopy 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.

Awards & Honors

2016: Chancellor's Club Career Teaching Award

2011: One of 150 Kansas scientists chosen by Ad Astra Kansas to celebrate "Science in Kansas: 150 years and counting" 2004  University of Kansas Kemper Award for Teaching Excellence

2004-2005: University of Kansas Woman of Distinction

1995: Kansas Women's Hall of Fame 

1995: University of Notre Dame Alumni Award: Woman of Distinction

1993: KU Department of Physics & Astronomy Undergraduate Teaching Award


Member, Sigma Pi Sigma

Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Member, International Astronomical Union

Member, American Astronomical Society

Member, Astronomical Society of the Pacific