Department Alumni, 2004 to 2006

2004

Jared Bowden: M.S. University of Minnesota 2004.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Larry Rudnick
Thesis: "Analysis of Infrared and Radio Observations of the Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A" abstract available
Current Position: Physics Instructor, Casper College, Casper WY.
 
John Cannon: Ph.D. University of Minnesota 2004.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Evan Skillman
Thesis: "Starbursts in Dwarf Galaxies: A Multiwavelength Case Study of NGC 625" abstract available
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
 
Tracey DeLaney: Ph.D. University of Minnesota 2004.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Larry Rudnick
Thesis: "A Multiwavelength Study of Cassiopeia A and Kepler's Supernova Remnants" abstract available
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (High Energy Astrophysics Division)
 
Eric Hallman: Ph.D. University of Minnesota 2004.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Tom W. Jones
Thesis: "Observations and Numerical Simulations of Large Scale Structure Formation"abstract available
Current Position: Chandra Fellow, Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, University of Colorado at Boulder.
 
Josh Nollenberg: Ph.D. University of Minnesota 2004.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Liliya Williams
Thesis: "Galaxy-QSO Cross-Correlations: Weak Gravitational Lensing and Systematics" abstract available
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Physics, University of St. Thomas.
 
Andrew Young: M.S., Ph.D. University of Minnesota 2004.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Rudnick
Thesis: "The Life Cycle of Radio Galaxies" abstract available
Current Position: Physics Instructor, Casper College, Casper WY.
 

2005

Edward Rhoads: Ph.D. University of Minnesota 2005.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Roberta Humphreys and Dr. Chick Woodward
Thesis: "A Survey for TNOs Using the APS POSS I Database"abstract available
Current Position: Lecturer of Physics and Astronomy for IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis)
 
Jon Vermedahl: M.S. University of Minnesota 2005.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Kim Venn
Thesis: "The Chemical Composition of the Magellanic Bridge"
Current Position: Ascent/Descent Flight Design department, United Space Alliance, Texas
 

2006

Dain Kavars: Ph.D. University of Minnesota 2006.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. John Dickey & Dr. Evan Skillman
Thesis: "Neutral Hydrogen Self-Absorption in the Milky Way Galaxy" abstract available
Current Position: Instructor of Physics and Astronomy at the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities at Ball State University
 
Simon Strasser: Ph.D. University of Minnesota 2006.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. John Dickey & Dr. Evan Skillman
Thesis: "The Cool Phase of Neutral Hydrogen in the Galaxy" abstract available
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, Penticton, BC, Canada
 
Michael Kelley: Ph.D. University of Minnesota 2006.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Chick Woodward
Thesis: "The Size, Structure, and Mineralogy of Comet Dust" abstract available
Current Position: Research Associate, University of Maryland
 
Paul Robinson: M.S. University of Minnesota 2006.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Larry Rudnick
Plan B Project: "X-Ray Proper Motion of Kepler's Supernova Remnant"
Current Position: Instructor, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY
 
Martha Boyer: M.S. University of Minnesota 2006.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Charles Woodward
Thesis: "Stellar Populations and Mass Loss in M15: A Spitzer Space Telscope Detection of Dust in the Intracluster Medium"
Current Position: Postdoc, Space Science Institute