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Christopher Gerardy

Christopher Gerardy

Christopher Gerardy

Christopher Gerardy is a graduate student in the Department of Physics and
Astronomy at Dartmouth College. He received a B.S. in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1996, and has been at Dartmouth college since then. Working closely with his advisor Dr. Robert Fesen, Chris has worked on a number of projects studying supernovae and their remnants including several observing programs with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).

Chris is currently finishing his Ph.D. thesis, a survey of the near-infrared spectra of all types of supernovae. For the collection of his thesis data, Chris spent a total of almost five months observing supernovae with the 2.4 m Hiltner telescope at MDM observatory on Kitt Peak in Arizona. In the fall of 2002, Chris will be moving to Austin where he will begin working at the University of Texas as a W. J. McDonald Postdoctoral Fellow.