Katherine E. Whitaker

Assistant Professor

Physics


Research Interests

Observational galaxy formation and evolution: quenching of star formation, galaxy morphology, star formation rate – stellar mass relation, spatially-resolved stellar populations, spectroscopic ages, dust content, star formation efficiency.

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Education

  • Ph.D., Astronomy, Yale University, 2012
  • M.Sc., Astronomy, Yale University, 2007
  • B.Sc., Physics and Astronomy, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2005

Experience

  • 2016-present: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut
  • 2015-2017: Hubble Fellow, UMass Amherst
  • 2012-2015: Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Professional Societies

  • Member, American Astronomical Society

Honors

  • 2015: Dirk Brouwer Memorial Prize, Yale University

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Contact Information
Emailkate.whitaker@uconn.edu
Phone(860) 486-3259
Fax(860) 486-3346
Mailing AddressDept. of Physics, University of Connecticut unit 3046, 2152 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3046
Office LocationPhysics 418
CampusStorrs