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Astronomy faculty have offices in the Bryant Space Center (BRT), and affiliated faculty have offices in the New Physics Building (NPB)

 NameContact Information
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Ballard, Sarah

Assistant Professor
Exoplanet detection and characterization
Office: BRT 212
Phone: (352) 294-1866
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Blecha, Laura F

Assistant Professor of Physics; Astronomy Department Affiliate
Office: NPB 2174
Phone: (352) 392–4948
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Eikenberry, Stephen S

Graduate Coordinator
Instrumentation; black holes; neutron & massive stars
Office: BRT 404
Phone: (352) 294–1833
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Ezzeddine, Rana

Assistant Professor
Low-metallicity stars, non-LTE modeling
Office: BRT 324
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Ginsburg, Adam

Assistant Professor
High-mass star formation, interstellar medium, radio and millimeter astronomy, astronomical software
Office: BRT 218
Phone: (352) 294 1879
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Gonzalez, Anthony H

Associate Chair
Galaxy cluster evolution; extragalactic surveys; observational cosmology
Office: BRT 211A
Phone: (352) 294–1845
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Guzmán, Rafael

Galaxy evolution; galaxy scaling-laws; instrumentation
Office: BRT 214
Phone: (352) 294–1878
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Lada, Elizabeth A

Department Chair
Star formation; young embedded clusters; molecular clouds
Office: BRT 211E
Phone: (352) 294–1862
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Mariñas, Naibi

Star formation; circumstellar disks; mid-infrared imaging and spectroscopy
Office: BRT 224
Phone: (352) 294–1859

Matcheva, Katia

Associate Professor of Physics; Astronomy Department Affiliate
Office: 2073 NPB
Phone: (352) 392-0286
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Narayanan, Desika

Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Coordinator
Theoretical astrophysics; cosmological galaxy formation; physics of the interstellar medium
Office: BRT 216
Phone: (352) 294–1865
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Reyes, Francisco J

Associate Scientist & Lecturer
Director of the UF Teaching Observatories
Low frequency planetary radio astronomy; instrumentation; education
Office: BRT 12
Phone: (352) 294–1885
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Sell, Paul

Optical and X-ray observations of X-ray binaries and starburst galaxies
Office: BRT 222
Phone: (352) 294–1867
Zack Slepian

Slepian, Zachary

Assistant Professor
Dark energy, dark matter, structure formation, large surveys, analytic methods, star formation
Office: BRT 302
Phone: (352) 294–1851
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Telesco, Charles M

Circumstellar disks; protoplanetary disks; instrumentation
Office: BRT 414
Phone: (352) 294–1874
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Torrey, Paul

Assistant Professor
Galaxy formation and evolution; cosmological simulations; numerical methods; high performance computing
Office: BRT 310
Phone: (352) 294–1846
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Zhao, Bo

Associate Scientist (Senior Optical Engineer)
Optical instrumentation; applied optics; lens design
Office: BRT 314
Phone: (352) 294–1847


 NameContact Information
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Allison Towner

Postdoctoral Associate
Star formation in protoclusters
Office: TBD
Phone: TBD

Faculty Emeritus

 NameContact Information
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Cohen, Howard

Professor Emeritus
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Dermott, Stanley F

Professor Emeritus
Solar system dynamics; structure of the zodiacal cloud; debris disks
Office: BRT 213
Phone: (352) 294–1864
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Gottesman, Steve

Professor Emeritus
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Gustafson, Bo

Professor Emeritus
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Lebo, George

Associate Professor Emeritus
Office: BRT 11A
Phone: (352) 294–1887
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Wilson, Robert E

Professor Emeritus
Stellar models; variable stars; binary star systems
Office: BRT 322
Phone: (352) 294–1843