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Astronomy and Astrophysics

Astronomers at Clemson use telescopes, satellites, and numerical models to observe, explore and understand the universe around us. From the cosmology of expansion to the formation of our Solar System, the faculty seek to answer questions about the physical workings of planets, stars, and galaxies. The collective expertise of the faculty spans a broad range, with some general fields of study noted below.  To learn more about the research in astronomy and astrophysics being carried out at Clemson, please explore the links below.

  • Marco Ajello - Astro-particle physics and cosmology                             
  • Sean Brittain - Planet Formation, Origins of Solar Systems
  • Dieter Hartmann - Gamma-ray astronomy
  • Mark Leising - Radioactivity, spectroscopy and supernovae
  • Brad Meyer - Nuclear astrophysics and nucleosynthesis, stellar evolution, stellar collapse, cosmology, interstellar dust
  • Jonathan Zrake- High-energy and multi-messenger astrophysics