Ph.D., 2008, University of Maryland
Matthew is an assistant research scientist working with Dave Schleicher studying gas and dust coma morphologies in comets. He did his thesis research on sungrazing comets. Visit Matthew’s homepage.
B.S., Physics, 1977, Northern Arizona University
Brian assists Wes Lockwood and Ted Bowell with their research programs, including searches for asteroids and the NASA Extragalactic Database. He began working at the Observatory in 1976.
Research Associates & Assistants
B.A., Geoscience, University of Iowa, 2000; M.S., Quaternary Sciences, Northern Arizona University, 2004
Allison first came to Lowell in 2005 as a public program educator. Since 2006, she has assisted Dr. Dave Schleicher with his research on comets, especially their physical properties.
B.S., Mathematics, University of Arizona, 2008
Samantha first came to Lowell Observatory in 2009 as a public program educator. She is currently assisting Dr. Dave Schleicher with his research on comets. Samantha is also an evening supervisor in the public program.
B.S., Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa, 2010; MASt, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, 2010; PhD student, Astronomy, Harvard University
Maria first came to Lowell Observatory in 2008 as an REU student. Her main research interests include stellar populations, stellar evolution and stellar death. She now works with Phil Massey on a number of projects relating to local stellar populations and their use in testing the current evolutionary models of massive stars.
Paula is a research assistant.
Nicole is a research assistant.
B.A., Astronomy and Computer Science, Wellesley College, 2010; M.S. Student, Computer Science, George Washington University
Kathryn first came to Lowell as a field camp and REU student. She is currently assisting Phil Massey with a variety of projects including testing current evolutionary tracks, comparing spectral modeling programs, investigating the Wolf-Rayet content of nearby galaxies, and measuring the masses of high-mass stars. She also enjoys astrophotography and any type of observing.