Who We Are
The Dearborn Astronomy GroupFrom left to right: Eric Rasmussen, Mike LoPresto, Dave Matzke, Carrie Swift, Don Bord, Steve Murrell
From The University of Michigan-Dearborn:
Donald J. Bord
Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Ph.D. Dartmouth College
Research Interests: Stellar spectroscopy of chemically peculiar stars, ab initio calculations of atomic structure parameters (term values, oscillator strengths, Lande g-factors), photometric measurements of peculiar variable stars.
Senior Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy: M.S. University of Michigan
Research Interests: Studies of Jupiter's magnetic field at radio frequencies, quasi-stellar objects,
Seyfert galaxies, non-solar X-ray and gamma ray astronomy.
Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy; Ph.D. University of Michigan.
Research Interests: Computational astrophysics, simulations of emission, absorption and propagation of radiation through relativistic radio jets.
Research Assistant in Astronomy; B.S. University of Michigan-Dearborn
Research Interests: Computers in astronomy, environmental science, weather phenomena.
From Henry Ford Community College:
Chair, Physics Department, HFCC; M.S. University of Michigan; Ph.D. James Cook University (in progress)
Research Interests: Research Interests: Physics and Astronomy Education, Musical Acoustics.
Director - HFCC Hammond Planetarium and Instructor of Physics and Astronomy, Physics Department, HFCC; M.S. Eastern Michigan University
Research Interests: Physics and Astronomy Education.