Astronomy and Astrophysics at CUNY
The Astronomy and Astrophysics programs at CUNY are involved in a wide array of research topics, integrating many devoted faculty members with undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral researchers. Research in all areas is carried out both at each member's home institution as well as in conjunction with a research facility program at the American Museum of Natural History's Astrophysics Department.
CUNY Physics PhD Program
AMNH/CUNY NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Research Areas: Galaxy Formation and Evolution, Active Galactic Nuclei, Black Holes, Star Formation, Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs, Interstellar Medium, Giant Planets
Astrophysics at CUNY Colleges:
City Tech (Brooklyn), Hunter (Manhattan), York (Queens), Staten Island, Lehman (Bronx), BMCC (Manhattan), and Medgar Evers (Brooklyn).
American Museum of Natural History, New York University, Columbia University, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Sciences (GISS)
In research published in the Monthly Notices
of the Royal Astronomical Society, scientists from the American Museum of Natural History, the City University of New York, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics propose that intermediate-mass black holes can grow in the gas disks around supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. See it here in Sky and Telescope!
Three graduating seniors and one alumna from Hunter College have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for work toward their master's or doctoral degrees, among them, Vivienne Baldassare will receive up to $121,500 for three years of advanced study in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.
Astrophysics I (PHYS 75700)
Grad Center, Fall 2012
Astrophysics II (PHYS 85700)
Grad Center, Spring 2013
Galactic Physics I (PHYS 75800), Galactic Physics II (PHYS 75900), Cosmology (PHYS 76000), Stellar Physics (PHYS 84700), Stellar Evolution (PHYS 84800)
Kelle Cruz (Research), Ariyeh Maller (Curriculum)
Emily Rice (Research), Saavik Ford (Curriculum)
Astro 101 Coordinator:
Physics PhD Program: email@example.com