Inese Ivans

Inese Ivans portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Biography

Education

  • Ph.D., Astronomy, The University of Texas at Austin

Honors & Awards

  • 2016 Award for Fostering Undergraduate Research Excellence. College of Science, University of Utah, 12/2016
  • Undergraduate Seminar Student's Choice Award. Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, 12/2016
  • Undergraduate Seminar Student's Choice Award. Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, 12/2011

Biography

Inese Ivans joined the University of Utah Department of Physics and Astronomy on August 16, 2009. Prior to this, she had been a Hubble Fellow at Caltech, then a Carnegie-Princeton Fellow, splitting her time between the Observatories for the Carnegie Institute of Science in Pasadena and at Princeton University. Inese's research employs high resolution stellar spectroscopic data gathered at world-class facilities including, but not limited to, the Hubble Space Telescope, the Magellan Telescopes at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, the Keck Telescope on Mauna Kea, as well as one of the cornerstone projects of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, APOGEE, the Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment. 

Affiliations

  • International Astronomical Union (IAU), Division IV, Commision 29, Stellar Spectra, 2003 - present
  • American Astronomical Society (AAS), full member, 1997 - present

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