Astronomy and Astrophysics


This umbrella group studies the Universe from its smallest to its largest dimension.  The work is observational, computational, and theoretical and at its heart seeks to understand our origins on a cosmic scale.  The faculty members in this group pursue this goal through studies of the solar system, of our own galaxy, of galaxies throughout the Universe, and of the large-scale structure and origin of the Universe as a whole.  


Affiliated Faculty

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

Gregory Rudnick
  • Professor
  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Research Interests: Astronomy, astrophysics, Observational studies of galaxy evolution, including the effect of galaxy environment and the quenching of star formation in galaxies across cosmic time
  • Physics & Astronomy
he/him/his