Welcome

ANN ZABLUDOFF

Professor
Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology
University of Arizona

ABOUT

Ann Zabludoff is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Arizona. She has led studies across astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology, including analyses of large observational datasets and theoretical simulations. She has worked to adapt astronomical instruments for new science. She also is a member of UA’s Data Science Institute, with interests in machine learning, image analysis, and large scale visualization.

 

After obtaining S.B. degrees in Physics (1986) and in Mathematics (1987) from MIT, she received a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Harvard University in 1993. She was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2013-14, a TEDx speaker in 2012, and the Caroline Herschel Distinguished Visitor 

at the Space Telescope Science Institute in 2011–2013.

 

Her service includes advising the NSF, NASA, and international research institutes. She has mentored numerous junior scientists and was Graduate Program Director for UA Astronomy from 2005 to 2013, supervising 40-50 PhD students at a time. 

 
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COSMOLOGY WITH GRAVITATIONAL LENSING

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FIRST STARS AND GALAXIES

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BARYON BUDGET

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DRIVERS OF GALAXY EVOLUTION

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GALAXY TRANSFORMATION VIA MERGERS

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PHYSICS OF TRANSIENTS AND BLACK HOLES

 
 

RESEARCH GROUP

AARON GOLDTOOTH

Undergraduate Advisee, Tidal Disruption Event X-ray Analysis

SUVRAT GUPTA

Undergraduate Advisee, Tidal Disruption Event Database

JAKE HELTON

Graduate Advisee, Star Formation Histories of Post-Starburst Galaxies

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NICOLE KERRISON

Undergraduate Advisee, Effects of Environment on Galaxy Evolution

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EUNCHONG KIM

Graduate Collaborator, Polarization of Lyman-alpha Nebulae

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MARINA KISLEY

Graduate Collaborator, Astrophysical Applications of Machine Learning 

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YUJING QIN

Graduate Advisee, Transient Host Astrophysics

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YANG SUN

Graduate Advisee, Finding Hidden Astrophysical Transients

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SIXIANG WEN

Postdoctoral Researcher, Tidal Disruption Event Modeling

 

PAST MEMBERS

S. MARK AMMONS

Hubble Fellow, now Research Staff, Physics Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

ASHOORDIN ASHOORMARAM

Graduate Advisee, now Analyst, Industry

ZHENG CAI

Graduate Collaborator, now Associate Professor, Tsinghua Center for Astrophysics, Tsinghua University

DANIEL CHRISTLEIN

Graduate Advisee, now Managing Director, Predictive Financing GmbH

LEI BAI

Graduate Collaborator, now Data Scientist, Toronto Police Service

STEFANO BELLOTTI

Graduate Collaborator, now PhD student, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie: Toulouse

RICHARD COOL

Graduate Collaborator, now Senior Data Scientist, Netflix

MICHAEL COOPER

Spitzer Fellow, now Professor, University of California, Irvine

TAHLIA DEMAIO

Graduate Collaborator, now Product Expert, Hex Technologies

KATHERYN DECKER FRENCH

Graduate Advisee, 2019 ASP Robert J. Trumpler Awardee, now Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

ANTHONY GONZALEZ

Graduate Collaborator, now Professor and Associate Chair, University of Florida

CHUCK KEETON

Bok Fellow, now Professor, Rutgers University and Faculty Director, Aresty Research Center for Undergraduates

DANIEL KELSON

Graduate Collaborator, now Staff Associate, Carnegie Observatories

KIM VY TRAN

Graduate Collaborator, now Faculty, School of Physics, University of New South Wales

GWANG-HO LEE

KASI-Arizona Postdoctoral Fellow, now Scientist, Samsung

ZHIHUI LI

Undergraduate Advisee, now Graduate Student in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Caltech

IVELINA MOMCHEVA

Graduate Advisee, now Head of Data Science, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy

STUART NORTON

Graduate Collaborator, Astronomy & Computer Science, now Director of Software Engineering, Juniper Networks

CURTIS MCCULLY

Graduate Collaborator, now Astro Data Scientist, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network and University of California, Santa Barbara

DANIEL MCINTOSH

Graduate Collaborator, now Professor and Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Director, STEM Education Research, University of  Missouri, Kansas City

SURESH SIVANANDAM

Graduate Collaborator, now Professor and Acting Director, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto

CHRISTY TREMONTI

Hubble Fellow, now Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison

KURTIS WILLIAMS

Post-Doctoral Researcher, now Associate Professor, Texas A&M, Commerce

MICHELLE WILSON

Graduate Advisee, now Analyst, Engility Corporation

KENNETH WONG

Graduate Advisee, now Staff Member, Subaru Division, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

YUJIN YANG

Graduate Advisee, now Staff Scientist, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI)

TEACHING

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This course, which is intended as a first science course for non-science majors, focuses on general astronomy, the observational and theoretical study of objects in our Universe.

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This course, which is for non-science majors, takes an in-depth look at some of the questions that stumped astronomers of the past and that puzzle astronomers today.

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This course covers most aspects of astronomy, including stars, galaxies, and cosmology, and is intended as the first astronomy course for astronomy majors.

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This course, which is intended for upper-division astronomy and physics majors, surveys extragalactic astrophysics, ranging from the properties of galaxies to the fundamentals of modern cosmology.

 
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OUTREACH

Talking with 2nd graders at Dunham Elementary in Tucson, Arizona. Photo: Tuan Cao.

 

Learn more about my work at TEDxTucson, The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast, Astronomy Magazine’s Astro Confidential: Astro Ideas, or iTunes U: Violence in Our Extragalactic Neighborhood.

I am a career panelist at the Expanding Your Horizons science and engineering workshop for teenage girls.

 

My research with student Decker French appears in Research Highlights from the Journals of the American Astronomical Society and New Scientist.

My team’s Hubble Space Telescope image is

featured by NASA.