Inese Ivans

Inese Ivans portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Research

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.

Research Statement

My research involves studying the building blocks of the Universe (from the nucleogenesis of isotopes and elements through to the construction of galaxies) primarily via stellar chemical compositions and high resolution spectra.  My research group, Cosmic Origins and Stellar Populations, is currently comprised of four graduate students, an instructor at the Salt Lake Community College, a post-baccalaureate and four undergraduate research assistants.

Research Keywords

  • Cosmic Origins & Stellar Populations, Interest Level: 5
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Interest Level: 5
  • Data Mining, Interest Level: 4
  • Informatics & Astroinformatics, Interest Level: 4
  • Galactic Astronomy, Interest Level: 5
  • Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Interest Level: 4
  • Origin of the Elements, Interest Level: 5
  • Information Visualization, Interest Level: 5
  • Chemodynamics of Stellar Populations, Interest Level: 5
  • Stellar Spectroscopy, Interest Level: 5
  • Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics, Interest Level: 5
  • Stellar Nucleosynthesis and Chemical Evolution, Interest Level: 5
  • Galactic Chemical Evolution, Interest Level: 5
  • Milky Way Galaxy, Interest Level: 5
  • Local Group of Galaxies, Interest Level: 5

Research Groups

  • Ben Cantera, Undergraduate Student. 08/2016 - present.
  • Devan Anderson, Undergraduate Student. 08/2016 - present. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: UROP.
  • Parker Holzer, Undergraduate Student. Cosmic Origins and Stellar Populations. 05/2014 - present. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: UROP.
  • Julie Imig, Undergraduate Student. Cosmic Origins and Stellar Populations. 01/2014 - present. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: ACCESS; UROP/REU.
  • Anthony Garcia, Graduate Student. Cosmic Origins and Stellar Populations. 05/2013 - present.
  • Jessica Galbraith-Frew, Graduate Student. Cosmic Origins and Stellar Populations. 01/2012 - present.
  • Timothy R. Anderton, Graduate Student. Cosmic Origins and Stellar Populations. 08/2010 - present.
  • Jonathan Barnes, Other. Cosmic Origins and Stellar Populations. 03/2010 - present.
  • Daniel M. Filler, Graduate Student. Cosmic Origins and Stellar Populations. 08/2013 - 10/2015.
  • Anthony Garcia, Undergraduate Student. Cosmic Origins and Stellar Populations. 05/2013 - 08/2014. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: B.S. Honors Physics.
  • Daniel M. Filler, Undergraduate Student. Cosmic Origins and Stellar Populations. 02/2010 - 08/2013. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: UROP; American Astronomical Society Chambliss Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research; California Institute of Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship; Dual B.S. Math & Physics.
  • Iranga Samarasingha, Undergraduate Student. Cosmic Origins and Stellar Populations. 11/2009 - 12/2012. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: UROP; American Physical Society 4CS Outstanding Undergraduate Presentation Award; B.Eng. M.E.

My Research Group

Cosmic Origins & Stellar Populations: http://www.cosmic-origins.org