|I am an associate professor and astronomer at the University of Denver. I study how massive stars interact with their environments, both before and after they explode as supernovae.
|2013 August 25 — I am delighted to congratulate my first Ph.D. student, Jamie Lomax, who successfully defended her dissertation earlier this month. Entitled "The X-Ray and Spectropolarimetric View of Massive Stars," it consists of the work she has done at DU, GSFC, and U. Liège on the massive binary stars β Lyr, V444 Cyg, and WR 140. Dr. Lomax has now moved on to the University of Oklahoma, where she will work as a postdoctoral researcher with John Wisniewski. |
Joining Jamie in Norman will be another alum of my group, Michael Malatesta, who graduated with his BS degree in November 2012 and has continued to work with me on projects related to his thesis work, "Spectropolarimetry of V356 Sagittarii: Constraining the Distribution of the Circumstellar Material." Mike will begin the Ph.D. program in astronomy at the University of Oklahoma this fall. We wish both Jamie and Mike the best in their new endeavors and look forward to continued collaborations!