Bruce A. Twarog

Bruce Twarog
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Physics & Astronomy

Contact Info

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


1993-present: Professor, University of Kansas

1987-1993: Associate Professor, University of Kansas

1989-1990: Visiting Research Professor, Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory

1982-1987: Assistant Professor, University of Kansas 


PhD in Astronomy, Yale University, 1980
MS in Astronomy, Yale University, 1978
BS in Astronomy, Case Western Reserve University, 1974


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.

Selected Publications

Awards & Honors

1998: Kemper Fellow, Teaching Excellence, University of Kansas

1994: Undergraduate Teaching Award, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas

1982: Trumpler Award, Astronomical Society of the Pacific

1980: Dirk Brouwer Prize, Yale University

1977-1978: IBM Fellowship, Yale University

1975-1977: H. Smith Fellowship, Yale University