Faculty | Liese van Zee
Cornell University, 1996
Swain West 410
727 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 855-0274
Fax: (812) 855-8725
Email: lvanzee [at] indiana.edu
Professor van Zee has been on the IU Astronomy faculty since 2001. She received a B.S. in Astronomy and Chemistry from Haverford College in 1991, an M.S. in Astronomy in 1994, and a Ph.D. in Astronomy in 1996 from Cornell University. She was a Jansky Postdoctoral Fellow at NRAO-Socorro and a Research Associate at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics. She typically teaches A221-A222 (General Astronomy I-II), A452 (Extragalactic Astrophysics), and A575 (Structure and Evolution of Galaxies).
Professor van Zee is working on several projects related to understanding the links between star formation, elemental enrichment, and gas distribution and kinematics in star forming galaxies. Her work focuses on both the star formation history and evolution of dwarf galaxies (including stellar population models and regulatory mechanisms for star formation) as well as the elemental enrichment of spiral and irregular galaxies.
See the Indiana Extragalactic Research Group Web Page for more details.
- General Astronomy I (A221)
- General Astronomy II (A222)
- Extragalactic Astrophysics (A452)
- Structure and Evolution of Galaxies (A575)
- The Effects of Episodic Star Formation On the FUV-NUV Colors of Star Forming Regions
in Outer Disks
Barnes, Kate L., Van Zee, L., & Dowell, Jayce D. 2013 ApJ, 777, 40.
- Star Formation in the Outer Disk of Spiral Galaxies
Barnes, K. L., van Zee, L., Cote, S., & Schade, D. 2012, ApJ, 757, 64.
- Direct Oxygen Abundances for Low-luminosity LVL Galaxies
Berg, D. A., Skillman, E. D., Marble, A. R., van Zee, L., Engelbracht, C. W., Lee, J. C., Kennicutt, R. C., Calzetti, D., Dale, D. A., & Johnson, B. D. 2012, ApJ, 754, 98.
- Modeling the Effects of Star Formation Histories on Hα and Ultraviolet Fluxes in nearby Dwarf Galaxies
Weisz, D. R. et al. 2012, ApJ, 744, 44.
- Star Formation in the Outer Disks of Spiral Galaxies: Ultraviolet and Halpha Photometry
Barnes, K. L., van Zee, L., & Skillman, E. D. 2011, ApJ, 743, 137.
- A GALEX Ultraviolet Imaging Survey of Galaxies in the Local Volume
Lee, J. C. et al. 2011, ApJS, 192, 6.
- An Aromatic Inventory of the Local Volume
Marble, A. R. et al. 2010, ApJ, 715, 506.
- The Calibration of Monochromatic Far-Infrared Star Formation Rate Indicators
Calzetti, D. et al. 2010, ApJ, 714, 1256.
- Total Infrared Luminosity Estimation of Resolved and Unresolved Galaxies
Boquien, M. et al. 2010, ApJ, 713, 626.
- The WHIQII Survey: Metallicities and Spectroscopic Properties of Luminous Compact Blue Galaxies
Tollerud, E. J., Barton, E. J., van Zee, L., & Cooke, J. 2010, ApJ, 708, 1076.