Elisabeth Mills

Elisabeth Mills
  • Assistant Professor
  • Research Interests: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Gas in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies
  • Physics & Astronomy

Contact Info

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


2020-Present: Assistant Professor, University of Kansas

2018-2020: Research Assistant Professor, Brandeis University

2017-2018:Research Assistant Professor, Boston University

2016-2017: Assistant Professor, San Jose State University

2013-2016: Jansky Fellow, National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Steward Observatory


PhD in Astronomy, University of California, 2013, Los Angeles
BS in Astronomy, Indiana University, 2007
BS in Physics, Indiana University, 2007


In the Nearby Galaxies Lab we study the physics and chemistry of gas in the most extreme environments in the local universe. Specializing in radio, millimeter, and infrared spectroscopy of galaxy centers, starbursts, and active supermassive black holes. Specializing in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies.

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

Plenary Lecture, 2020 Summer AAS Meeting: Journey to the Center of the Galaxy

Awards & Honors

2020: KU Physics and Astronomy Undergraduate Teacher of the Year


Member, American Astronomical Society