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Faculty Member Contact Research Interests
Haldan N. Cohn cohn [at]
SW 411
Dynamical evolution of globular star clusters, galactic nuclei and clusters of galaxies, optical and X-ray studies of binary X-Ray sources, GRAPE-6 N-body simulations of globular star clusters
Constantine P. Deliyannis cdeliyan [at]
SW 409
Stellar interiors and stellar evolution; metal-poor stars; open clusters and globular clusters; big bang lithium; light element probes of big bang nucleosynthesis, chemical evolution, and physical processes inside stars
Eileen D. Friel efriel [at]
SW 318B
Formation and evolution of the Milky Way, Galactic chemical evolution, star clusters, stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis, stellar populations
Phyllis M. Lugger lugger [at]
SW 412
Dynamical evolution of globular star clusters, galactic nuclei and clusters of galaxies, optical and X-ray studies of binary X-ray sources, GRAPE-6 N-body simulations of globular star clusters.
Stuart L. Mufson mufson [at]
SW 322
High energy astrophysics; cosmic ray physics from underground and balloon-borne experiments; neutrino astrophysics and dark matter searches; cosmology.
Catherine "Caty"  A. Pilachowski cpilacho [at]
SW 323
Stellar compositions, stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis, the origin of the elements in the milky way, stellar seismology.
Katherine L. Rhode krhode [at]
SW 315
Extragalactic globular cluster systems; structure and formation of giant galaxies; rotation and evolution of solar-type pre-main-sequence stars
John J. Salzer josalzer [at]
SW 321
Galaxy evolution, active galactic nuclei, starburst galaxies, chemical evolution in galaxies, multi-wavelength studies of dwarf galaxies, emission-line surveys
Liese van Zee lvanzee [at]
SW 410
Galaxy evolution, chemical evolution, star formation, extragalactic neutral hydrogen. Indiana Extragalactic Research Group
Enrico Vesperini evesperi [at]
SW 326
Formation and dynamical evolution of globular clusters; N-body simulations of globular clusters; Multiple stellar populations in globular clusters; evolution of Galactic and extragalactic globular cluster systems

Emeritus Faculty

Faculty Member Contact  
Martin S. Burkhead burkhead [at]
SW 309
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, 1964.
Richard H. Durisen durisen [at]
SW 415

Professor Emeritus, Ph.D., Astronomy, Princeton University, 1972.
R. Kent Honeycutt honey [at]
SW 309
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D., Case-Western Reserve University, 1968
Hollis R. Johnson johnsonh [at]
SW 312
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D., Astrophysics, University of Colorado, 1960.

Research Scientists

Research Scientists Contact Research Interests
Thomas Y. Steiman-Cameron tsteiman [at]
SW 414

Dynamics of nonplanar astrophysical disks; galaxy formation and evolution; structure of galactic halos; spiral structure of the Milky Way; accretion driven compact x-ray binary stars
Jonathan Thornburg thornbuj [at]
SW 417
Dynamical and gravitational astrophysics; orbit decay and final coalescence of binary black hole systems

Visiting Professor

Visiting Professor Contact Research Interests
Alex T. Deibel adeibel [at]
SW 305
(812) 856-3931
Numerical models of neutron stars; neutron star interiors; nuclear burning on neutron stars and white dwarfs; nuclear astrophysics
Samir Salim salims [at]
SW 418

Galaxy formation and evolution; ultraviolet astronomy; active galatic nuclei

Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Faculty Contact Research Interests
Scott Michael scamicha [at]
CIB, 2709 E 10th Street
Charles J. Horowitz horowit [at]
SW 233
Theoretical nuclear astrophysics, neutron rich dense matter, neutron star crusts, neutrino interactions in supernova explosions, and laboratory measurements of nuclear properties important for astrophysics.
Alan Kostelecky kostelec [at]
SW 229
Theoretical physics, with primary interest in space-time symmetries, in particular Lorentz and CPT symmetry
James A. Musser jmusser [at]
SW 303
High energy and particle astrophysics, neutrino physics, neutrino oscillations, cosmic rays, MINOS, NOVA, and CREST experiments