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Chris Conselice

Chris Conselice

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 Caltech as 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.