Inese Ivans portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Research Summary

An observational astronomer interested in the application of stellar spectroscopic tools (as well as advanced statistical, multivariate analysis, data mining and knowledge discovery techniques) to investigate topics ranging from the origins of chemical elements in the universe to the formation and evolution of stellar populations and galaxies, including the Milky Way and Local Group.


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


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.