NOIRLab Scientific staff

 

This is the complete listing of all research scientists and astronomers at NOIRLab. These people are the scientific staff of the major NOIRLab programs, which include CSDC, Gemini, MSO (CTIO/KPNO/SOAR), and Rubin. Postdoctoral research fellows and emeritus members of the scientific staff are also listed. Links are provided to personal web pages. Staff can be contacted by email using email@noirlab.edu.

 

Name Position Scientific Keywords Email Location
Timothy Abbott (Tim) Observatory Scientist, MSO-CTIO Variable stars, Interacting binary stars, Cataclysmic Variables, Low Mass X-ray Binaries, Black hole binary stars, Novel transient objects, Supernovae, Dark energy, Survey Science, Fast Radio Bursters, Meteors and meteorites, Optical & IR Telescopes, Instrumentation, and Observatory operations. tim.abbott La Serena, Chile
Helmut Abt Astronomer Emeritus, MSO-KPNO Double stars; stellar rotation; stellar characteristics; publication practices in astronomy helmut.abt Tucson, Arizona, USA
Andrew Adamson Associate Director Hawaii Site, Gemini Interstellar Dust: mostly 3 and 5 micron spectroscopy and spectropolarimetry of solid phase volatiles and aliphatic hydrocarbons in various environments. Interstellar medium: spectroscopy and spectropolarimetry of diffuse interstellar bands. Hawaii site overall responsibility including collaboration with other Maunakea Observatories. No web page. Mid-level proficiency in Java, Javascript and googlescript, basic in Python. andy.adamson Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Lori Allen Director, MSO   lori.allen Tucson, Arizona, USA
Jennifer E. Andrews Assistant Astronomer, Gemini North Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Massive stars, Supernovae, Circumstellar matter, Evolved stars jennifer.andrews Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Rodolfo Angeloni Assistant Scientist, Gemini South Binary stars / Trinary stars, Circumstellar matter, Interstellar medium, Evolved stars, Late-type stars, Planetary nebulae, Stellar accretion disks, Stellar evolution, Stellar jets, Variable stars, White dwarf stars, Magellanic Clouds rodolfo.angeloni La Serena, Chile
Pablo Arrabal Haro Postdoctoral Researcher, CSDC Galaxies: High-redshift galaxies, Emission line galaxies, Galaxy evolution, Galaxy formation, Galaxy environments, Infrared photometry, Spectral energy distribution, Star formation, Starburst galaxies, Stellar populations, Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Galaxy clusters, Galaxy groups, Reionization. pablo.arrabalharo Tucson, Arizona, USA
Amanda E. Bauer Deputy Director for Operations, Rubin Observatory Galaxies: Galaxy environments, Galaxy evolution, Galaxy formation, Galaxy structure, High-redshift galaxies, Quenched galaxies, Scaling relations. Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Galaxy clusters, Large-scale structure of the universe amanda.bauer Tucson, Arizona, USA
Emma R. Beasor NASA Hubble Fellow, CSDC Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Massive stars; Radiative transfer; Stellar evolution; Supernovae; Circumstellar matter; Evolved stars, Stellar Populations: Star clusters; Magellanic Clouds emma.beasor Tucson, Arizona, USA
John P. Blakeslee Astronomer, Head of Science Staff for Observatory Support Stellar Populations: Elliptical galaxies, Galaxy bulges, Galaxy structure; Galaxies: Elliptical galaxies, Stellar populations; Supermassive Black Holes; Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Galaxy clusters, Large-scale structure of the universe, Stellar distance. john.blakeslee Tucson, Arizona, USA
Robert D. Blum Director for Operations, Rubin Observatory Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Late-type stars; Massive stars, Young Stellar Objects. Galaxies: Local Group. Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Galactic Center. bob.blum Tucson, Arizona, USA
Adam S. Bolton Senior Scientist and Director, CSDC Galaxies: Astronomical models, Elliptical galaxies, Emission line galaxies, Galaxy dark matter halos, Galaxy evolution, Galaxy structure, Scaling relations; Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Astronomical models, Cosmological parameters, Cosmology, Dark energy, Dark matter distribution, Gravitational lensing, Large-scale structure of the universe; Exoplanets And Exoplanet Formation: Exoplanet detection methods adam.bolton Tucson, Arizona, USA
César Briceño Scientist, MSO-CTIO Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Binary stars/Trinary stars, Brown dwarfs stars, Circumstellar matter, Insterstellar medium, Late-type stars, Low mass stars, Molecular clouds, Pre-main sequence stars, Stellar accretion disks, Stellar evolution, Variable stars, Young Stellar objects, T Tauri,  Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Hertzsprung Russell diagram, Late-type stars, Open star clusters, Star clusters, Star formation; Time Domain Science. cesar.briceno La Serena, Chile
Eleazar R. Carrasco Associate Astronomer, Gemini Observatory Galaxies: Galaxy environments, Galaxy evolution, High-redshift galaxies, Quenched galaxies, Galaxy mergers, Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Dark matter distribution, Galaxy clusters, Galaxy groups, Gravitational lensing, Large-scale structure of the universe. rodrigo.carrasco La Serena, Chile
Regis Cartier Science Fellow, Gemini South Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Binary stars / Trinary stars, Circumstellar matter, Evolved stars, Gamma-ray bursts, H II regions, Interstellar dust, Massive stars, Neutron stars, Supernovae, White dwarf stars; Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Dwarf galaxies, Population III stars; Galaxies: Galaxy environments, Galaxy evolution, Star formation, Stellar populations; Supermassive Black Holes And Active Galaxies: AGN host galaxies, Broad-absorption line quasar, High-luminosity active galactic nuclei, Low-luminosity active galactic nuclei, Quasars, Reverberation mapping, Supermassive black holes; Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Cosmology, Stellar distance, Supernovae. regis.cartier La Serena, Chile
André-Nicolas Chené Associate Astronomer, Gemini Observatory Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Binary stars / Trinary stars, Early-type stars, Evolved stars, Main sequence Stars, Massive stars, Stellar atmospheres, Stellar evolution, Variable stars, Wolf-Rayet stars; Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Galactic center, Galaxy bulges, Globular star clusters, H II regions, Hertzsprung Russell diagram, Intermediate type stars, Late-type stars, Open star clusters, Star clusters, Star formation, Stellar distance; Galaxies: Galaxy structure andre-nicolas.chene Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Kristin Chiboucas Associate Scientist, Gemini Galaxies: clusters: general, dwarf, evolution, :star clusters: general, luminosity function, fundamental parameters kristin.chiboucas Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Julian Christou     julian.christou  
Christophe Clergeon     christophe.clergeon Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Arjun Dey Astronomer, MSO Methods: observational, data analysis, telescopes Techniques: image processing, imaging, spectroscopic, polarimetric galaxies: active, evolution, formation, general, high-redshift, interstellar medium, stellar content, quasars Milky Way Galaxy: evolution, formation, general, structure, interstellar medium Cosmology: observations, cosmological parameters, dark matter, dark energy, dark ages, reionization, first stars Surveys, catalogs, atlases arjun.dey Tucson, Arizona, USA
Ruben Diaz Instrumentation Program Scientist, Development and Science Operations, Gemini Observatory Galaxies: Astronomical models, Disk galaxies, Galaxy dark matter halos, Galaxy disks, Galaxy evolution, Galaxy mergers, Galaxy structure, High-redshift galaxies, Interacting galaxies, Luminous infrared galaxies, Star formation, Starburst galaxies, Ultraluminous infrared galaxies. Supermassive Black Holes and Active Galaxies: AGN host galaxies, Blazars, Galaxy winds, Low-luminosity active galactic nuclei, Quasars, Seyfert galaxies, Supermassive black holes. Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Galactic center, H II regions, Interstellar dust, Interstellar medium, Planetary nebulae. Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Dark matter distribution, Extragalactic Legacy and Deep Fields. ruben.diaz La Serena, Chile
Mark Dickinson Astronomer, CSDC Galaxies: Galaxy evolution, High-redshift galaxies, Star formation, Stellar populations, Galaxy environments; Supermassive Black Holes And Active Galaxies: AGN host galaxies; Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Galaxy clusters mark.dickinson Tucson, Arizona, USA
Michelle Edwards     michelle.edwards Tucson, Arizona, USA
Jonathan H. Elias Astronomer, MSO. SOAR Director Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Young stellar objects, Novae [added], Supernovae, Circumstellar matter, H II regions, Herbig-Haro objects [added], Supernova remnants [added] Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Star formation Galaxies: Magellanic Clouds jonathan.elias La Serena, Chile
Mark E. Everett Associate Scientist, MSO Exoplanets and Exoplanet Formation: Exoplanet formation, Exoplanet systems, Extrasolar rocky planets, Planet hosting stars, Transits Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Astrometry, Binary stars/Trinary stars, Stellar abundances, Stellar phenomena, Variable stars mark.everett Tucson, Arizona, USA
Parker Anne Fagrelius Assistant Scientist, MSO Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Cosmology, Dark Energy, Large-scale structure of the universe; Solar System Astronomy: Space Weather, Airglow; parker.fagrelius Tucson, Arizona, USA
Emanuele Paolo Farina (Ema) Associate Scientist, Gemini North Intergalactic Medium and the Circumgalactic Medium: Circumgalactic medium, Cooling flows, Intergalactic medium, Metal line absorbers. Supermassive Black Holes And Active Galaxies: AGN host galaxies, Blazars, Broad-absorption line quasar, Emission line galaxies, High-luminosity active, galactic nuclei, M-sigma relation, Quasars, Supermassive black holes. Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Cooling flows, Cosmolog, Galaxy clusters, Galaxy groups, Protogalaxies, Reionization emanuele.farina Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Joan Font Assistant Scientist. SciOps Galaxies: Disk galaxies, Emission line galaxies, Galaxy disks, Galaxy evolution, Galaxy mergers, Galaxy structure, Interacting galaxies, Galactic kinematics, Galactic dynamics. Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Molecular clouds, H-II regions, Interstellar dust. Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Galaxy evolution, Interstellar medium, Interstellar dust, H-II regions. joan.font Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Shenming Fu Postdoctoral Research Associate, CSDC Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Astronomical simulations, Cosmology, Dark energy, Dark matter distribution, Galaxy clusters, Gravitational lensing, Intracluster medium, Large-scale structure of the universe, Supernovae. Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Dwarf galaxies. Galaxies: Dwarf galaxies, Galaxy dark matter halos. Low surface brightness objects. Photometric redshift. Dark matter self-interaction. shenminn.fu Tucson, Arizona, USA
Catharine (Katy) D. Garmany Emerita Stellar physics & stellar types: massive stars. Public outreach; relations with the Tohono O’odham Nation katy.garmany Tucson, Arizona, USA
Vincent Garrel Associate Scientist, Gemini South   vincent.garrel La Serena, Chile
Tom Geballe Emeritus Astronomer, Gemini Solar System Astronomy: Outer planets, Planetary atmospheres, Surface ices; Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Brown dwarf stars, Circumstellar matter, Early-type stars, Evolved stars, Interstellar dust, Interstellar medium, Late-type stars, Molecular clouds, Novae, Planetary nebulae, Stellar evolution, Supernovae, Young stellar objects, Galactic center tom.geballe Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
German Gimeno Scientist, Gemini South Astronomical models, Disk galaxies,Galaxy dark matter halos,Galaxy disks, Galaxy stellar halos, Galaxy structure german.gimeno La Serena, Chile
Zachary Hartman Science Fellow, Gemini North Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Astrometry, Binary stars/Trinary stars, Intermediate type stars, late-type stars, low mass stars, stellar abundances, variable stars. Stellar populations: Astrometry, H-R diagram, late-type stars, star formation. Speckle Imaging, high resolution imaging, image processing zachary.hartman Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Thomas L. Hayward Telescope Scientist   thomas.hayward La Serena, Chile
Steve Heathcote Associate Director CTIO / Astronomer, CTIO/MSO Stellar physics and stellar types: Circumstellar matter, Early-Type Stars, Evolved stars, Herbig-Haro Objects, HII regions, interstellar medium, Molecular clouds, Planetary Nebulae, Pre-Main sequence stars, stellar accretion disks, Stellar Jets, supernovae, Novae, Killonovae, young stellar objects. Stellar Populations (and the ISM): HII regions, Interstellar medium, Planetary nebulae, Star formation steve.heathcote La Serena, Chile
Jeong-Eun Heo Science Fellow, Gemini South Binary stars, Evolved Stars, Novae, Planetary nebulae, Radiative transfer, Stellar accretion disks, Symbiotic stars, Variable stars, White dwarf stars jeong-eun.heo La Serena, Chile
Kenneth H. Hinkle (Ken) Emeritus Scientist, CSDC USNGO Stellar Physics: abundances, accretion disks, AGB and post-AGB, binaries: spectroscopic, binaries: symbiotic, carbon, circumstellar matter, evolution, evolved stars, kinematics and dynamics, late-type, oscillations (including pulsations), peculiar, winds, outflows, ISM: planetary nebulae ken.hinkle Tucson, Arizona, USA
Paul Hirst     paul.hirst Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
George H. Jacoby Astronomer Emeritus, MSO Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Planetary nebulae, Binary stars, Evolved stars, Stellar abundances, Supernovae, White dwarf stars; Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Chemical Abundances, Elliptical galaxies; Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Cosmology, Dark Energy, Supernovae george.jacoby Tucson, Arizona, USA
Inger Jorgensen NOIRLab Associate Director for Operations, Tenured astronomer Galaxies: Elliptical galaxies, galaxy evolution, scaling relations, stellar populations, chemical abundances, galaxy, structure, high-redshift galaxies, quenched galaxies. Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Galaxy clusters. inger.jorgensen Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Richard R. Joyce (Dick) Scientist, MSO Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Astrometry, Binary stars, Circumstellar matter, Late-type stars, Planetary nebulae; Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Interstellar dust richard.joyce Tucson, Arizona, USA
Stephanie Juneau Associate Astronomer, CSDC Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Chemical abundances, Galaxy evolution, Galaxies: Chemical abundances, Emission line galaxies, Galaxy structure, High-redshift galaxies, Luminous infrared galaxies, Spectral energy distribution, Ultraluminous infrared galaxies Supermassive Black Holes And Active Galaxies: AGN host galaxies, Emission line galaxies, Galaxy jets, Galaxy winds, LINER galaxies, Seyfert galaxies, Supermassive black holes, Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Extragalactic Legacy And Deep Fields, Galaxy groups, Large-scale structure of the universe. stephanie.juneau Tucson, Arizona, USA
Venu M. Kalari Assistant Scientist, Gemini South Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Pre-main sequence stars, Massive stars, H II regions, Molecular clouds, Young stellar objects; Stellar populations (and the ISM): Early-type stars, Hertzsprung Russell diagram, Magellanic Clouds, Open star clusters. venu.kalari La Serena, Chile
Yijung Kang Science Fellow, Gemini South Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Elliptical galaxies, Galaxies: Stellar Populations, Spectral Energy Distribution, Galaxy Evolution, Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Cosmology, Dark energy, Supernovae yijung.kang La Serena, Chile
Hwihyun Kim Associate Scientist, Gemini South Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Early-type stars, Galaxy evolution, Globular star clusters, Ultracompact HII regions, Interstellar medium, Open star clusters, Star clusters, Galaxies: Dwarf galaxies, Galaxy classification systems, Galaxy environments, Galaxy evolution, Galaxy formation, Infrared photometry, Star clusters, Spiral galaxies, Starburst galaxies, Stellar populations hwihyun.kim La Serena, Chile
Thomas Kinman (Tom) Emeritus Astronomer   tom.kinman Tucson, Arizona, USA
Scot J. Kleinman Associate Director of Development, Gemini Stars: white dwarfs, stars: evolution, stars: interiors, stars: variables, instrumentation, pulsations, asteroseismology, stars: pulsations, surveys scot.kleinman Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Kathleen Labrie Observatory Scientist, Gemini North Galaxies: quasars, quasar: broad emission line, quasar: microlensing, starburst; Stars: supernovae; ISM: interstellar dust, supernova remnants, kinematics and dynamics; Techniques: image processing. kathleen.labrie Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Tod R. Lauer Astronomer, CSDC Solar System Astronomy: Planetary surfaces, Trans-Neptunian objects, Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Elliptical galaxies, Galaxy bulges, Galaxy structure, Galaxies: Elliptical galaxies, Galaxy bulges, Scaling relations, Stellar populations, Supermassive Black Holes And Active Galaxies: M-sigma relation, Supermassive black holes, Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Galaxy clusters, Large-scale structure of the universe tod.lauer Tucson, Arizona, USA
Janice Lee Chief Scientist, Gemini Observatory Extragalactic astronomy, Stellar Populations, Star Formation and the Interstellar Medium, Star Clusters, Dwarf Galaxies, Starburst Galaxies, Spiral Galaxies, Galaxy Evolution, Surveys janice.lee Tucson, Arizona, USA
Sandy Leggett Astronomer, Gemini North Stars: atmospheres; (stars:) brown dwarfs; stars: fundamental parameters; (stars:) white dwarfs; infrared: stars. sandy.leggett Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Brian C. Lemaux Staff Scientist, Gemini North Galaxies: Emission line galaxies, Galaxy environments, Galaxy evolution, High-redshift galaxies, Quenched galaxies, Star formation, Starburst galaxies, Intergalactic Medium and the Circumgalactic Medium: Astronomical models, Intergalactic medium, Supermassive Black Holes And Active Galaxies: LINER galaxies, Quenched galaxies, Seyfert galaxies, Stellar feedback, X-ray active galactic nuclei, Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Astronomical models, Astronomical simulations, Galaxy clusters, Galaxy groups, Galaxy Proto-clusters, Large-scale structure of the universe. brian.lemaux Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Marie Lemoine-Busserolle Associate Scientist, Gemini North Galaxies: Disk galaxies, Dwarf galaxies, Emission line galaxies, Galaxy disks, Galaxy dark matter halos, Galaxy evolution, Galaxy formation, High-redshift galaxies, Star formation, Starburst galaxies marie.busserolle Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Dan Li Assistant Scientist, MSO Protoplanetary disks, Minor planets, asteroids: general, ISM: magnetic fields. dan.li Tucson, Arizona, USA
Wilson M. Liu MSO Planetary Systems: asteroids (active), comets Stars: circumstellar matter, evolution, formation, pre-main sequence, protostars, Population II; ISM: clouds, HII regions; Galaxy: globular clusters wilson.liu  
Sarah E. Logsdon Assistant Scientist, RSS Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Brown dwarfs, low-mass stars, stellar atmospheres, kinematics and dynamics. Exoplanets And Exoplanet Formation: Exoplanets, Exoplanet detection methods. sarah.logsdon Tucson, Arizona, USA
Jennifer Lotz Director, Gemini   jennifer.lotz Tucson, Arizona, USA
Roger Lynds Emeritus Astronomer   roger.lynds Tucson, Arizona, USA
Steven Margheim Scientist, Gemini South Stars: abundances, stars: evolution, (stars:) supernovae steven.margheim La Serena, Chile
Clara E. Martínez-Vázquez Science Fellow, Gemini North Stars: distances, horizontal-brach, low-mass, Population II, variables: Cepheids, delta Scuti, RR Lyrae. Galaxy: globular clusters, open clusters and associations. Galaxies: dwarf, evolution, formation, Local Group, photometry, star clusters. clara.martinez Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Thomas Matheson Astronomer, CSDC Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Evolved stars, Gamma-ray bursts, Late-type stars, Massive stars, Supernovae, Variable Stars, White dwarf stars, Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Cosmology, Dark Energy, Stellar distance, Supernovae tom.matheson Tucson, Arizona, USA
Patrick J. McCarthy NOIRLab Director Galaxies: Emission-line galaxies, galaxy evolution, high-redshift galaxies, galaxy winds, galaxy jets, Supermassive Black Holes and AGN: High-luminosity active galactic nuclei, Solar System: Comets pat.maccarthy Tucson, Arizona, USA
Aaron M. Meisner Assistant Astronomer, CSDC Crowdsourced science, time-domain astronomy, Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Astrometry, Brown dwarf stars, Visual binaries, Late-type stars, Low-mass stars, Parallaxes, Proper motions, Solar System Astronomy: Trans-Neptunian objects, Exoplanets And Exoplanet Formation: Free floating planets, Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Interstellar dust, Interstellar medium, Supermassive Black Holes and Active Galaxies: Quasars, Quasar variability, Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Dark energy, Large-scale structure of the universe aaron.meisner Tucson, Arizona, USA
Bryan W. Miller Astronomer, Gemini Observatory Galaxies: Dwarf galaxies, Elliptical galaxies, Galaxy evolution, Star clusters, Interacting galaxies, Galaxy dark matter halos; Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Globular star clusters; Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Galaxy groups, Dark matter distribution bryan.miller La Serena, Chile
Teo Mocnik Scientist, Gemini North Exoplanets and Exoplanet Formation: Exoplanets, Planet hosting stars, Transits; Solar System Astronomy: Asteroids; Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Planetary nebulae, Variable stars teo.mocnik Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Joan R. Najita Astronomer, RSS Accretion, accretion disks Astrobiology Astrochemistry Magnetohydrodynamics Planets and satellites: formation Protoplanetary disks stars: formation stars: low-mass stars: luminosity function, mass function (stars:) planetary systems stars: pre-main sequence stars: protostars stars: rotation ISM: abundances (ISM:) dust, extinction ISM: jets and outflows ISM: lines and bands ISM: molecules Galaxy: evolution Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics (Galaxy:) open clusters and assocations: general infrared: general infrared: ISM infrared: planetary systems radio continuum: planetary systems submillimeter: planetary systems ultraviolet: planetary systems ultraviolet: stars X-rays: stars time domain astronomy archival data sets low mass stars and brown dwarfs structure and origin of the Milky Way massively multiplexed wide-field spectroscopy nature of discovery in astronomy science sociology and resource allocation practices in astronomy joan.najita Tucson, Arizona, USA
Felipe Navarete SOAR Resident Science Fellow, RSS Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Be stars, Binary stars, Circumstellar matter, Early-type stars, Evolved stars, H II regions, Intermediate type stars, Interstellar dust, Interstellar medium, Late-type stars, Main sequence Stars, Massive stars, Molecular clouds, Planetary nebulae, Pre-main sequence stars, Stellar accretion disks, Stellar evolution, Stellar jets, Variable stars, Young stellar objects. Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Associations, Early-type stars, Galactic center, Galaxy bulges, Galaxy evolution, Galaxy structure, Globular star clusters, H II regions, Hertzsprung Russell diagram, Intermediate type stars, Interstellar dust, Interstellar ices, Interstellar medium, Late-type stars, Local Group, Magellanic Clouds, Open star clusters, Planetary nebulae, Population I stars, Population II stars, Population III stars, Star clusters, Star formation, Stellar distance. Galaxies: Emission line galaxies, Local Group, Spectral energy distribution, Star clusters, Star formation, Starburst galaxies, Stellar populations. Supermassive Black Holes And Active Galaxies: Stellar accretion disks, Stellar feedback, Supermassive black holes. Multi-Messenger Astronomy: Gravitational Waves felipe.navarete La Serena, Chile
Robert Nikutta Associate Scientist, CSDC galaxies: active, nuclei, Seyfert; infrared: galaxies; X-rays: galaxies; radiative transfer; radiation mechanisms: thermal; accretion; accretion disks; techniques: high angular resolution, image processing, interferometric; astronomical databases: miscellaneous; surveys; virtual observatory tools; methods: statistical, numerical, analytical, data analysis; machine learning methods; Bayesian statistics; democratizing access to large astronomical data robert.nikutta Tucson, Arizona, USA
Atsuko Nitta Observatory Scientist, Gemini North Stellar physics and stellar types : Stellar evolution, Variable stars, White dwarf stars atsuko.nitta Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Dara J. Norman Scientist, CSDC galaxies: active; evolution; environments; clusters; groups gravitational lensing ; Large-scale structure of the universe dara.norman Tucson, Arizona, USA
Knut A.G. Olsen Associate Astronomer, CSDC Stellar Populations: Dwarf galaxies; Star clusters; Local Group; Magellanic Clouds; Hertzsprung Russell diagram; Interstellar medium; Star formation Galaxies: Galaxy disks; Galaxy bulges; Galaxy structure; Galaxy formation; Galaxy evolution knut.olsen Tucson, Arizona, USA
Vinicius M. Placco Associate Scientist, CSDC Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Astronomical simulations, Low mass stars, Main sequence stars, Stellar abundances, Stellar atmospheres. Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Astronomical simulations, Chemical abundances, Dwarf galaxies, Galaxy halos, Hertzsprung Russell diagram, Population II stars, Population III stars. vinicius.placco Tucson, Arizona, USA
Sean D. Points Scientist, MSO-CTIO Interstellar Medium (ISM): Supernova remnants, bubbles, planetary nebulae, HII regions, evolution, kinematics. Galaxies: Evolution, ISM, abundances. X-rays: ISM sean.points La Serena, Chile
Stephen M. Pompea Observatory Scientist Emeritus Learning Theory, Science Identity Formation, Science Capital, Educational Systems, Formal Education, Museum and Planetarium Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Professional Development, Curriculum Design, Instructional Materials Design, Learning Cycles, Astronomical Tourism, Educational Program Evaluation, Science and Technology Centers, Visitor Centers, Citizen Science stephen.pompea Tucson, Arizona, USA
Ronald G. Probst (Ron) Scientist Emeritus, MSO-KPNO Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Astrometry, H II regions, Low mass stars, Planetary nebulae, Whie dwarf stars, Young stellar objects Galaxies: High redshift galaxies, Magellanic Clouds ron.probst Tucson, Arizona, USA
Jayadev Rajagopal Scientist, MSO-WIYN Solar System Astronomy: Asteroids, Main Belt asteroids, Comets, Small solar system bodies, zodiacal cloud, exoplanets, host stars, circumstellar environments, high angular resolution imaging, interferometry jayadev.rajagopal Tucson, Arizona, USA
Fredrik T. Rantakyro Observatory Scientist, Gemini South Solar System Astronomy: Comets, Exoplanets And Exoplanet Formation: Coronagraphic imaging, Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Circumstellar matter, Early-type stars, H II regions, Interstellar Dust, Exoplanets And Exoplanet Formation:Exoplanet detection methods, Exoplanet systems, Protoplanetary disks (Extrasolar), Stellar Physics and Stellar Types:Molecular clouds, Supermassive Black Holes And Active Galaxies: Blazars, Galaxy jets, Quasars, Radio cores, Supermassive black holes fredrik.rantakyro La Serena, Chile
Mark G. Rawlings Associate Scientist, Gemini North Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Circumstellar matter, Early-type stars, Evolved stars, HII regions, Interstellar dust, Interstellar medium, Molecular clouds; Stellar Populations (and the ISM): HII regions, Interstellar dust, Interstellar ices, interstellar medium, late-type stars; Star formation Supermassive Black Holes And Active Galaxies: Supermassive black holes; Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Gravitational lensing mark.rawlings Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Susan Ridgway     susan.ridgway Tucson, Arizona, USA
Stephen T. Ridgway Astronomer, CSDC Solar system small bodies, exoplanet detection, evolved stars, stellar mass loss, time domain phenomena stephen.ridgway Tucson, Arizona, USA
Henry G. Roe Deputy Director, Gemini Observatory Solar System Astronomy: Atmospheric Composition, Atmospheric Variability, Binary systems, Minor planets, natural satellites, outer planets, orbits, planetary atmospheres, planetary surfaces, small solar system bodies, surface composition, surface ices, surface processes, surface variability, trans-neptunian objects henry.roe La Serena, Chile
Abhijit Saha Astronomer, Director RSS Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Variable stars, Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Dwarf galaxies, Galaxy halos, Galaxy bulges, Galaxy evolution, Hertzsprung Russell diagram, Local Group, Magellanic Clouds, Stellar distance, Galaxies: Local Group, Stellar Populations, Cosmology: distance scale, cosmological parameters, Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Stellar distance, Supernovae. abi.saha Tucson, Arizona, USA
Ricardo Salinas Assistant Scientist, Gemini South Stars: blue stragglers, globular clusters: general, stars: variables: general, galaxies: kinematics and dynamics ricardo.salinas La Serena, Chile
Julia Scharwächter Scientist, Gemini North Supermassive Black Holes And Active Galaxies: AGN host galaxies, Seyfert galaxies, M-sigma relation, Supermassive black holes julia.scharwaechter Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Tom Seccull Science Fellow, Gemini North Solar System Astronomy: Centaurs, Chemical composition, Comets, Minor planets, Planetary surfaces, Small solar system bodies, Surface composition, Surface ices, Surface processes, Surface variability, Trans-Neptunian objects tom.seccull Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Gaetano Sivo Scientist, Gemini South We need to add instrumentation ones, like always Instrumentation scientist are forgotten in these exercises. Instrumentation: Adaptive Optics, High Resolution Imaging, Atmospheric Turbulence. gaetano.sivo La Serena, Chile
Malcolm Smith Emeritus Astronomer, MSO-CTIO ISM: Dynamics of individual HII Regions using Fabry-Pérot interferometer. Galaxies: Internal gas dynamics. Supermassive Black Holes And Active Galaxies. Studies of individual quasar physics.   La Serena, Chile
Verne V. Smith Astronomer, CSDC Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Evolved stars, Late-type stars, Low-mass stars, Massive stars, Radiative transfer, Stellar abundances, Stellar Atmospheres, Stellar Evolution, Variable stars; Stellar Populations: Chemical abundances, Dwarf galaxies, Galactic center, Galactic bulges, Galaxy evolution, Globular star clusters, HR diagram, Local Group, Magellanic Clouds, Open star clusters, Population I, II, & III stars, Star clusters, Stellar distance; Exoplanets and Exoplanet Formation: Exoplanet atmospheres, Exoplanet systems, Planet hosting stars. verne.smith Tucson, Arizona, USA
Monika D. Soraisam Associate Scientist, Gemini North Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Massive stars, Evolved stars, Early-type stars, Stellar evolution, Supernovae, Variable stars, White dwarf stars; Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Hertzsprung Russell diagram, Star clusters, Stellar distance monika.soraisam Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
David Sprayberry Senior Scientist, MSO Instrument design and construction; instrument project management. Galaxies: Galaxy classification systems. Stellar populations, Chemical Abundances. Dwarf Galaxies. Disk Galaxies. Elliptical Galaxies. Emission Line Galaxies. Galaxy Environments. Galaxy Evolution. Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Cosmology. Dark Energy. Dark matter distribution. Extragalactic legacy and deep fields. david.sprayberry Tucson, Arizona, USA
Letizia Stanghellini Astronomer, CSDC Galactic and extragalactic planetary nebulae, circumstellar matter, stellar evolution, chemical abundances, galaxy evolution, Magellanic Clouds, late-type galaxies, spiral galaxies, HII regions. letizia.stanghellini Tucson, Arizona, USA
Andrew W. Stephens Scientist, Gemini North Star Clusters, Stellar Evolution, Galaxy Evolution, Solar System Astronomy andrew.stephens Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Stephen Strom (Steve)     stephen.strom Tucson, Arizona, USA
Hyewon Suh Assistant Scientist, Gemini North Galaxies: Dwarf galaxies, Emission line galaxies, Galaxy evolution, Galaxy formation, Galaxy mergers, High-redshift galaxies, Interacting galaxies, Scaling relations, Spectral energy distribution, Star formation, Stellar populations, Supermassive Black Holes and Active Galaxies: AGN host galaxies, High-luminosity active galactic nuclei, Low-luminosity active galactic nuclei, M-sigma relation, Quasars, Seyfert galaxies, Supermassive black holes, X-ray active galactic nuclei, Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Extragalactic Legacy and Deep Fields hyewon.suh Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Joanna Thomas-Osip Head of Science User Support, Gemini Solar System Astronomy: Asteroids, Binary Systems/Multiple Systems, Centaurs, Minor planets, Near Earth Objects, Occultation, Planetary Atmospheres, Small solar system bodies, Space weather, Surface processes, Surface variability, Trans-Neptunian objects, Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: radiative transfer (but really in planetary atmospheres) Extra: ground-based spacecraft mission support, atmospheric dust, interplanetary dust joanna.thomas La Serena, Chile
Andrei Tokovinin Astronomer, MSO-CTIO Binaries; binaries: general; binaries: spectroscopic; binaries: visual; instrumentation: high angular resolution, instrumentation: adaptive optics, instrumentation: spectrographs; atmospheric effects. andrei.tokovinin La Serena, Chile
James E. Turner Observatory Scientist, Gemini South   james.turner La Serena, Chile
Francisco G. Valdes Scientist, CSDC   frank.valdes Tucson, Arizona, USA
Nicole S. van der Bliek Scientist, RSS Observatory Su Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Herbig Ae/Be stars, Binary stars / Trinary stars, Stellar atmospheres, Young Stellar Objects nicole.vanderbliek La Serena, Chile
A. K. Vivas Associate Astronomer, MSO-CTIO Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: variable stars; Stellar Populations (and the ISM): dwarf galaxies, Galaxy halos, globular star clusters, Local Group, stellar distance, Magellanic Clouds; Galaxies: Local Group, stellar populations kathy.vivas La Serena, Chile
Constance E. Walker Scientist, CEE and Observatory Site Protection Inquiry- and research-based science education; submillimeter-wave spectroscopy of star formation in galaxies (esp. starburst galaxies) at different epochs light pollution (both ground and space-based) mitigation strategies connie.walker Tucson, Arizona, USA
Alistair R. Walker Astronomer, MSO-CTIO Stars: distance, evolution, variables, Galaxies: abundances, evolution, Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods and Techniques: instrumentation: photometers, methods: observational, techniques: photometric alistair.walker La Serena, Chile
Benjamin A. Weaver Associate Scientist, CSDC Astronomical Databases: catalogs, surveys, virtual observatory tools; Galaxies: Scaling relations; Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Astronomical models, Cosmology, Dark energy; benjamin.weaver Tucson, Arizona, USA
Beth Willman NOIRLab Deputy Director Stellar Physics and Stellar Types: Variable stars; Stellar Populations (and the ISM): Chemical abundances, Dwarf galaxies, Galaxy halos, Globular star clusters, Local Group; Galaxies: Astronomical simulations, Dwarf galaxies, Galaxy dark matter halos, Galaxy formation, Galaxy stellar halos, Local Group Stellar populations; Large Scale Structure of the Universe: Astronomical simulations, Cosmology, Dark matter distribution. beth.willman Tucson, Arizona, USA
Sidney Wolff     sidney.wolff Tucson, Arizona, USA
Siyi Xu Associate Astronomer, Gemini North Keywords: circumstellar disks, minor planets, white dwarfs, chemical compositions siyi.xu Hilo, Hawai‘i, USA
Alfredo Zenteno Assistant Scientist, MSO-CTIO Galaxy clusters; Galaxy groups; Galaxy evolution; Cosmology; Supernovae alfredo.zenteno La Serena, Chile