Dr. Pauline Barmby
Physics & Astronomy 204
(519) 661-2111 x81557
FAX: (519) 661-2033 pbarmby at
Twitter: @PBarmby Github: PBarmby

Research Opportunities with Dr. Pauline Barmby

As an observational astrophysicist, I work with data from lots of different facilities, including the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, and the MMT. My main interests include star formation in nearby galaxies, star clusters in nearby galaxies, and stellar populations and mass loss in dwarf galaxies. Current projects with opportunities for student involvement include:

  • Comparing spatially-resolved star formation indicators in nearby galaxies
  • Properties of HII regions in nearby galaxies
  • Spectral energy distributions of star clusters in nearby galaxies
  • Mass-losing stars in Local Group dwarf spheroidal galaxies and globular clusters
  • Spatial structure of star clusters in Local Group galaxies
  • Measurement of metallicity gradients in nearby galaxies

Please contact me if you'd like to know more about any of these projects!

This webpage has more information about graduate programs in our department. Applications should be submitted through SGPS.

Last update: 2014 Jan 06