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Jay A. Frogel

Jay A. Frogel

At Lake Issyk Kul in Kirghistan
Image Copyright Nevada Wier

I am a graduate of Harvard College (B.A. 1966) and the California Institute of Technology (Ph.D. 1971). I was appointed Professor of Astronomy at The Ohio State University in 1988 and currently work there along with being a Visiting Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory. Previously I was a staff astronomer at Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) in Tucson, at Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory (CTIO) in La Serena, Chile, and a Research Fellow and Lecturer at Harvard University. At present I am Vice-chair of the AURA oversight committee for the Gemini telescope project

My present astronomical research interests are connected with observational aspects of stellar evolution and the morphology, dynamics, and stellar content of galaxies. Much of the observational work I do is in the near infrared and involves both imaging and spectroscopy. The OSU galaxy survey (of which I am P.I.) entails both optical and near-IR imaging of spiral galaxies. Several other OSU faculty members and grad students have been involved with this survey as well. Paul Eskridge, with whom I had the pleasure to work with as a postdoctoral fellow in the OSU astronomy department, devotes much of his time to research connected with the survey.

I am also an avid photographer and have documented many of my travels through the use of a camera. Visit my homepage for a look at some of my favorite pictures.