Dr. Christopher Conselice is a Postdoctoral Fellow
at the Space Telescope
Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. He
was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida where
he first became interested in physics and astronomy
after visiting a local observatory and from reading
every popular book he could find on these subjects.
His interests were further nurtured at the University
of Chicago where he earned a B.A. in Physics
in 1996. After his first year at Chicago he spent
a summer working at the Yerkes
Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. During
academic years in Chicago, Conselice worked on a
team studying the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation,
the left-over radation from the early universe.
After spending another summer at the University
of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 1995, Conselice
was introduced to the study of galaxy evolution.
After graduating from Chicago, Conselice enrolled
in the Astronomy Ph.D .program at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison. From August 2000 to May
2001 he was a Graduate Student at the Space
Telescope Science Institute. During this time
he also held a NASA Graduate Student Research Fellowship.
In April 2001 he earned his Ph.D. with a thesis
on the evolution of low-mass galaxies in clusters.
Conselice will join the Astronomy Department at
a Postdoctoral Scholar in Fall 2001.
In addition to studying galaxy evolution and observational
cosmology, Conselice is very interested in the public
understanding of science and writes an astronomy
column for Mercury
Magazine, an international publication of the
Astronomical Society of the Pacific.