Physics & Astronomy Colloquium
October 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Christy Tremonti (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Title: Gone with the Wind? Galactic winds and star formation quenching
Christy Tremonti is an assistant professor in the Astronomy department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her research is focused on galaxy evolution, in particular the processes that help regulate star formation. She is an observational astronomer with a strong interest in spectroscopy from UV to IR wavelengths. She also an avid “data miner” and is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) collaboration. Before joining the faculty at the UW-Madison, Christy was a Humboldt fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg Germany and a Hubble postdoctoral fellow at the University of Arizona. She was educated at Colgate University (B.A. 1990) and Johns Hopkins University (Ph.D. 2003).