Inese Ivans portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy

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

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