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Previous Graduate Students

Our graduate students have done very well and are represented on the faculties and staffs of major research universities and laboratories doing cutting edge research in astronomy & astrophysics.

This is an incomplete list that we are updating. If you have graduated from CASS and would like to be included, please contact Dana Johnson.




Johns, Luke

Graduation Year: 2020
Thesis: The phenomenology of neutrino oscillations in cosmology and core-collapse supernovae
Advisor: George Fuller
Current Position: NASA Einstein Postdoc Fellow, UC Berkeley


Chan, Tsang Keung

Graduation Year: 2019
Thesis: The Impact of Stellar Feedback on Galaxies and Dark Matter Halos
Advisor: Dusan Keres
Current Position: Postdoc, Durham University, UK


Elleflot, Tucker

Graduation Year: 2019
Thesis: Measuring the Polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background with POLARBEAR-1 and
Developing the Next-Generation Experiment POLARBEAR-2
Advisor: Brian Keating
Current Position: Postdoc, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Fan, Xiang

Graduation Year: 2019
Thesis: Cascades, Spectra, Real Space Structure, Inhomogeneous Mixing and Transport in Active Scalar Turbulence
Advisor: Patrick Diamond


Howe, Logan

Graduation Year: 2019
Thesis: The POLARBEAR-2 Cryogenic Receiver for Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization Science
Advisor: Brian Keating
Current Position: Postdoc, NIST, Boulder, CO


Schanning, Ian

Graduation Year: 2019
Thesis: Design, Implementation, and Analysis of an Algebra-based Treatment of Measurement Uncertainty
Advisor: Adam Burgasser


Vayner, Andrey

Graduation Year: 2019
Thesis: The Role of Quasars in the Formation of Massive Galaxies
Advisor: Shelley Wright
Current Position: Postdoc, Johns Hopkins University


Siritanasak, Praween

Graduation Year: 2018
Thesis: Precise Measurement of B-mode polarization signal from CMB with Polarbear and the Simons Array
Advisor: Brian Keating
Current Position: Postdoc, UCSD-CASS


Azadi, Mojegan

Graduation Year: 2017
Thesis: Multi-Wavelength Analysis of Active Galactic Nuclei and Host Galaxies Properties
Advisor: Alison Coil
Current Position: Postdoc, Harvard Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory


Bardalez Gagliuffi, Daniella

Graduation Year: 2017
Thesis: Spectral Binaries Hold the Key to the True Ultracool Binary Fraction
Advisor: Adam Burgasser
Current Position: Postdoc, AMNH


Matsuda, Frederick

Graduation Year: 2017
Thesis: Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization Science and Optical Design of the Polarbear and
Simons Array Experiments
Advisor: Brian Keating/Hans Paar


Patwardhan, Amol

Graduation Year: 2017
Thesis: Neutrinos - The Light, The Dark, and The Vacuum: Various Studies In Neutrino Astrophysics and
Beyond-Standard-Model Scenarios In Cosmology
Advisor: George Fuller
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Tian, James

Graduation Year: 2017
Thesis: Neutrino Flavor and Spin Transformations in Astrophysical Environments
Advisor: George Fuller


Chen, Pengfei

Graduation Year: 2016
Thesis: The Effect of Inhomogeneous Helium ll Reionization on the Lylman Alpha Forest
Advisor: Michael Norman


Gustafson, Scott

Graduation Year: 2016
Thesis: Measurements of Primordial Deuterium and Lyman-Alpha Forest Evolution with High-Resolution
Quasar Spectroscopy
Advisor: David Tytler


Hemphill, Paul

Graduation Year: 2016
Thesis: The X-ray Spectra of Accreting Pulsars: Studies of Three Sources Using Empirical and
Phenomenological Models
Advisor: Richard Rothschild


Barron, Darcy

Graduation Year: 2015
Thesis: Precision measurements of cosmic microwave background polarization to study cosmic inflation
and large scale structure
Advisor: Brian Keating


Grohs, Evan

Graduation Year: 2015
Thesis: Self-Consistent Treatment of Neutrino Physics in Cosmology
Advisor: George Fuller
Current Position: Postdoc, UC Berkeley


Hsu, Pei-Chun

Graduation Year: 2015
Thesis: Potential Vorticity Dynamics and Models of Zonal Flow Formation
Advisor: Patrick Diamond


Johnson, Nathan

Graduation Year: 2015
Thesis: Lunar Laser-ranging with APOLLO: Nuts and Bolts and Science Results
Advisor: Thomas Murphy
Current Position: (Last known) - Bioinformatics Scientist, Illumina, San Diego


Neeleman, Marcel

Graduation Year: 2015
Thesis: The Physical Conditions of Atomic Gas at High Redshift
Advisor: Alison Coil


Boettger, David

Graduation Year: 2014
Thesis: CMB Polarization Measurements with the POLARBEAR Experiment
Advisor: Hans Paar & Brian Keating


Chrystal, Colin

Graduation Year: 2014
Thesis: Experimental tests of the theory of poloidal rotation in the DIII-D tokamak
Advisor: Patrick Diamond


Feng, Chang

Graduation Year: 2014
Thesis: Detecting gravitational lensing from the Cosmic Microwave Background
Advisor: Brian Keating


Kaufman, Jonathan

Graduation Year: 2014
Thesis: Detection of degree-scale B-mode polarization and studying Cosmic Polarization Rotation with the
BICEP1 and BICEP2 Telescopes
Advisor: Brian Keating


Mendez, Alexander

Graduation Year: 2014
Thesis: Multi-wavelength population studies of Active Galactic Nuclei and Galaxies using PRIMUS and
AEGIS
Advisor: Alison Coil


Misch, Wendell

Graduation Year: 2014
Thesis: Weak Interactions of Hot Nuclei in Stellar Collapse
Advisor: George Fuller


Vlasenko, Alexey

Graduation Year: 2014
Thesis: Quantum Kinetics of Neutrinos in Hot Dense Environments
Advisor: George Fuller


Armstrong, Eve

Graduation Year: 2013
Thesis: Probing the nature of cataclysmic variables via photometric studies on multiple timescales
Advisor: Richard Rothschild


Cieplak, Agnieszka

Graduation Year: 2013
Thesis: Constraining Dark Matter and Dark Energy Models using Astrophysical Surveys
Advisor: Kim Griest


Day, Aaron

Graduation Year: 2013
Thesis: An analysis of astrophysics and fundamental physics from the Lyman-alpha forest
Advisor: David Tytler


Lee, Wing Kit

Graduation Year: 2013
Thesis: Spiral Shock and Feathering Instability in Spiral Arms
Advisor: Frank Shu
Current Position: (Last known) - Postdoctoral Scholar, ASIAA


Moyerman, Stephanie

Graduation Year: 2013
Thesis: Sensitive Detection of CMB B-Mode Polarization: Instrumentation and Systematics
Advisor: Brian Keating
Current Position: (Last known) - Intel Corp.


So, Geoffrey

Graduation Year: 2013
Thesis: Direct Numerical Simulation of Cosmological Reionization
Advisor: Michael Norman


Zhao, Lei

Graduation Year: 2013
Thesis: Anomalous electron-ion energy coupling in electron drift wave turbulence
Advisor: Patrick Diamond


Cherry, John (JJ)

Graduation Year: 2012
Thesis: Neutrino Flavor Transformation in Core-Collapse Supernovae
Advisor: George Fuller


Kosuga, Yusuke

Graduation Year: 2012
Thesis: Macroscopic implications from phase space dynamics of tokamak turbulence: relaxation, transport,
and flow generation
Advisor: Patrick Diamond


Rivers, Elizabeth

Graduation Year: 2012
Thesis: Exploring the Geometry of Circumnuclear Material in Active Galactic Nuclei through X-ray
Spectroscopy
Advisor: Richard Rothschild


Suchy, Slawomir

Graduation Year: 2012
Thesis: Cyclotron Line and Wind Studies of Galactic High Mass Xray Binaries
Advisor: Richard Rothschild


Bierman, Evan

Graduation Year: 2011
Thesis: Millimeter-wave Polarimetry Instrumentation and Analysis
Advisor: Brian Keating


Miller, Nathan

Graduation Year: 2011
Thesis: Illuminating the Background: Topics in Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization Research
Advisor: Brian Keating


Rafelski, Marc

Graduation Year: 2011
Advisor: Art Wolfe


Whitmore, Jonathan

Graduation Year: 2011
Thesis: The Fine-Structure Constant and Wavelength Calibration
Advisor: Art Wolfe


Collins, David

Graduation Year: 2010
Advisor: Michael Norman


McDevitt, Chris

Graduation Year: 2010
Advisor: Patrick Diamond


Michelsen, Eric

Graduation Year: 2010


Skory, Stephen

Graduation Year: 2010
Thesis: Investigating a Method of Producing 'Red and Dead' Galaxies
Advisor: Michael Norman


Kishimoto, Chad

Graduation Year: 2009
Advisor: George Fuller
Current Position: (Last known) - Assistant Professor, University of San Diego


(Smith) Sutterly, Christel

Graduation Year: 2009
Advisor: George Fuller


Xu, Hao

Graduation Year: 2009
Advisor: Michael Norman


Jorgenson, Regina

Graduation Year: 2008
Advisor: Art Wolfe


Keating, Shane

Graduation Year: 2008
Advisor: Patrick Diamond


Wang, Zhan-hui

Graduation Year: 2008
Advisor: Patrick Diamond


Amanik, Phil

Graduation Year: 2007
Current Position: (Last known) - Arete Corp


Chan, Stanley

Graduation Year: 2007
Advisor: Patrick Diamond


Thomas, Christian

Graduation Year: 2006
Current Position: (Last known) - Associate Professor, Belmont University, Tennessee


Cooke, Jeff

Graduation Year: 2005
Advisor: Art Wolfe


Jena, Tridivesh

Graduation Year: 2005
Current Position: (Last known) - Zemetis Corp


Siana, Brian

Graduation Year: 2005
Advisor: Harding (Gene) Smith
Current Position: (Last known) - Assistant Professor, UC Riverside


Suzuki, Nao

Graduation Year: 2005
Current Position: (Last known) - Research Position, LBNL


Gurcan, Ozgur

Graduation Year: 2003
Current Position: (Last known) - CNRS position, Ecole Polytechnique


O’Meara, John

Graduation Year: 2003
Current Position: (Last known) - Assistant Professor, Saint Michaels College, VT


Dalal, N.

Graduation Year: 2002
Current Position: (Last known) - Staff Member, CITA & Assistant Professor, University of Illinois


Holland, Chris

Graduation Year: 2002
Current Position: (Last known) - Staff, General Atomics


Kalemci, Emrah

Graduation Year: 2002
Thesis: Temporal Studies of Black Hole X-ray Transients During Outburst and Decay
Advisor: R. E. Rothschild; L. E. Peterson


Schirato, Richard

Graduation Year: 2002
Current Position: (Last known) - Scientific Staff, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)


Abazajian, Kev

Graduation Year: 2001
Thesis: Neutrino Cosmology and Astrophysics
Current Position: (Last known) - Assistant Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, UC Irvine


Coburn, Wayne

Graduation Year: 2001
Thesis: A study of magnetic fields of accreting X-ray pulsars with the Rossi X-ray timing explorer
Advisor: R. E. Rothschild; L. E. Peterson; K. Griest
Current Position: (Last known) - Sr. Software Engineering, Alexa Internet & Assistant Researcher,
UC Berkeley


Fleischer, Jason

Graduation Year: 2001
Current Position: (Last known) - Associate Professor, Princeton University


Pruet, Jason

Graduation Year: 2001
Current Position: (Last known) - DOE Office of Science


Safizadeh, Neda

Graduation Year: 2001
Thesis: Detection of Extrasolar Planets via Microlensing and Occultation


Marsden, David

Graduation Year: 1999
Thesis: X-Ray Observations of Soft Gamma-Ray Repeaters
Advisor: R. E. Rothschild; L. E. Peterson
Current Position: (Last known) - NAS Fellow, Goddard Space Flight Center
Comment: Expert on Neutron Star Phenomena


Prochaska, Jason X.

Graduation Year: 1998
Thesis: The Physical Properties of Damped Ly-Alpha Systems: A Keck HIRES Investigation
Current Position: (Last known) - Professor, UC Santa Cruz


Burles, Scott

Graduation Year: 1997
Thesis: Measurement of the D/H Ratio in QSO Absorption Systems
Current Position: (Last known) - Associate Professor, MIT


Cardall, Christian Y.

Graduation Year: 1997
Thesis: Limits on Neutrino Mixing Parameters from Nucleosynthesis in the Big Bang and Supernovae
Current Position: (Last known) - Postdoctoral Fellow, State University of New York-Stonybrook


Sarmecanic, James

Graduation Year: 1997
Thesis: Physical and Chemical Properties of Cometary Dust Derived from Modeling of Mid-infrared Imaging
Observations


Bowman, H. Brian

Graduation Year: 1996
Thesis: A Study of Galactic Structure in X-Rays and Gamma-Rays
Advisor: L. E. Peterson, J. L. Matteson
Current Position: (Last known) - Assistant Professor (?), Florida Gulf Coast University-Fort Meyers


Ford, Lyle A.

Graduation Year: 1996
Thesis: Spectral Properties of Gamma-ray Bursts Observed by the Burst and Transient Source Experiment
(BATSE)
Advisor: L. E. Peterson; D. L. Band
Current Position: (Last known) - Assistant Professor (?), Eau Claire State University, Wisconsin


McLaughlin, Gail

Graduation Year: 1996
Thesis: Physics of Massive stars and Supernovae: Weak Interactions and Stability Analysis
Current Position: (Last known) - Associate Professor, North Carolina State University-Raleigh


Brittnacher, Mitchell

Graduation Year: 1995
Thesis: A Linear Analysis of Tearing Instability in Magnetotail Equilibria
Current Position: (Last known) - Research Scientist, University of Washington


Oren, Abraham L.

Graduation Year: 1995
Thesis: Faraday Rotation in Quasar Absorption Systems


Fisher, Brendan

Graduation Year: 1994
Thesis: High Time-resolution Infrared Imaging of Jupiter
Current Position: (Last known) - Staff Member, JPL/Caltech


Moore, David

Graduation Year: 1994
Thesis: Narrow-line Regon Kinematics in Seyfert Nuclei


Piña, Robert L.

Graduation Year: 1994
Thesis: An Array Camera for Mid-infrared Astronomical Imaging with Application to Extragalactic Astronomy
and New Methods in Bayesian Image Reconstruction
Current Position: (Last known) - Assistant Professor, University of Florida- Gainesville


Wang, Virginia

Graduation Year: 1994
Thesis: Gamma-ray Burst Repetition: Biases, Evidence, and Implications
Advisor: R. E. Lingenfelter
Current Position: (Last known) - Assistant Professor, Claremont Colleges


Zhang, Liwei Dennis

Graduation Year: 1994
Thesis: A Test of Cosmic-Ray Interplanetary Transport Theory
Advisor: R. E. Lingenfelter


Barlow, Tom

Graduation Year: 1993
Thesis: Variability of Broad Absorption-Line QSOs
Current Position: (Last known) - Research Scientist, IPAC/Caltech


Jedamzik, Karsten

Graduation Year: 1993
Thesis: The Small-Scale Structure of the Early Universe
Current Position: (Last known) - Research Scientist, Max Planck Institut fuer Astrophysik (Garching)
& Professor, Physics, University of Montpelier, France


Qian, Yong-Zhong

Graduation Year: 1993
Thesis: Flavor-Mixing Effects of Cosmologically Significant Neutrinos on Supernova Dynamics
and Nucleosynthesis
Current Position: (Last known) - Professor of Physics, University of Minnesota


Womble, Donna S.

Graduation Year: 1992
Thesis: The Extent and Content of Low-Ionization Gas in Galaxies


Briggs, Michael S.

Graduation Year: 1991
Thesis: Observations of Galactic Positron Annihilation Radiation
Advisor: L. E. Peterson; J. L. Matteson
Current Position: (Last known) - Research Scientist, University Space Research Association
Statistical Analysis of Gamma-ray Bursts


Chan, Kai-wing

Graduation Year: 1990
Thesis: Nucleosynthesis Gamma-ray Lines and Positrons from Supernovae
Advisor: R. E. Lingenfelter


Gayley, Kenneth G.

Graduation Year: 1990
Thesis: Hydrogen Line Diagnostics in Impulsive Flares
Advisor: R. C. Canfield


Jung, Young-Dae

Graduation Year: 1990
Thesis: Photoionization of Many-Electron Atoms


Metcalf, Thomas R.

Graduation Year: 1990
Thesis: Flare Heating and Ionization of the Low Solar Chromosphere
Advisor: R. C. Canfield


Tamres, David H.

Graduation Year: 1989
Thesis: Theoretical Studies of Proton Beams in Solar Flare Loops
Advisor: R. C. Canfield
Current Position: (Last known) - Associate Professor (?), University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point


Soong, Yang

Graduation Year: 1988
Thesis: A Study of the Temporal-Spectral Behavior of Hercules X-1: A Binary X-ray Pulsar
Advisor: L. E. Peterson; R. E. Rothschild
Current Position: (Last known) - Research Scientist, Goddard Space Flight Center
Comment: Expert on X-ray mirrors


Hueter, Geoffrey

Graduation Year: 1987
Thesis: HEAO-1 Observations of Gamma-Ray Bursts
Advisor: L. E. Peterson; J. L. Matteson
Current Position: (Last known) - Owner/Manager, Far Sight Technologies
Comment: Small La Jolla hi-tech company


Hua, Xin-Min

Graduation Year: 1986
Thesis: Neutron and 2.223 MeV Gamma-ray Line Emission from Solar Flares


Jung, Gregory V.

Graduation Year: 1986
Thesis: The Hard X-ray to Low Energy Gamma-ray Spectrum of the Crab Nebula
Advisor: L. E. Peterson
Current Position: (Last known) - Research Scientist, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC
Comment: Member, Astrophysics Group


Zheng, Wei

Graduation Year: 1986
Thesis: Time Variations of Emission Lines in Quasi-stellar Objects


Hua, Xin-Min

Graduation Year: 1986
Thesis: Neutron and 2.223 MeV Gamma-ray Line Emission from Solar Flares
Advisor: R. E. Lingenfelter


Rodriguez-Espinosa, Jose

Graduation Year: 1985
Thesis: Infrared Studies of Seyfert Galaxies and the Irregular Galaxy M82


Dermer, Charles D.

Graduation Year: 1984
Thesis: Physics of Nonmagnetic Relativistic Thermal Plasmas


Fisher, George H.

Graduation Year: 1984
Thesis: The Radiative Hydrodynamics of Flare Loops Heated by Impulsive Bursts of Energetic Electrons
Advisor: R. C. Canfield
Current Position: (Last known) - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Comment: Expert on Radiative Transport


Gunkler, Todd A.

Graduation Year: 1984
Thesis: Observations and Analysis of Solar Flares Using H-Alpha Spectral Profiles
Advisor: H. E. Smith; R. C. Canfield


Woodward, Martin

Graduation Year: 1984
Thesis: Short-Period Oscillations in The Total Solar Irradiance
Advisor: H. S. Hudson
Current Position: (Last known) - Big Bear Solar Observatory
Expert on High-speed Solar variations


LeVan, Paul

Graduation Year: 1983
Thesis: Near Infrared Spectrophotometry of Seyfert Galaxies and planetary Nebulae in Helium 10830


Nolan, Patrick L. (deceased November 2011)

Graduation Year: 1982
Thesis: Hard X-ray Emission from Galactic Black Hole Candidates
Advisor: L. E. Peterson
Current Position: Sr. Research Scientist (retired), Stanford University
Comment: Key member of High Energy Astrophysics Group


Ricchiazzi, Paul J.

Graduation Year: 1982
Thesis: A Static Model of Chromospheric Heating in Solar Flares
Advisor: R. J. Gould; R. C. Canfield


Knight, Frederick K.

Graduation Year: 1981
Thesis: X-ray and Gamma-ray Observations of Pulsed Emission from Radio Pulsars
Advisor: L. E. Peterson
Current Position: (Last known) - Works in classified areas at MIT Lincoln Laboratories


Brin, David

Graduation Year: 1980
Thesis: Evolution of Cometary Nuclei as Influenced by a Dust Component


Junkkarinen, Vesa

Graduation Year: 1980
Thesis: Board Absorption-Line QSOs


Puetter, Richard J.

Graduation Year: 1980
Thesis: Observations and Interpretation of the Emission-Line Spectra of Quasi-stellar Objects
Current Position: Research Physicist, UCSD-CASS


Elcan, Michael J.

Graduation Year: 1979
Thesis: The Solar Impulsive X-ray Spectrum
Advisor: L. E. Peterson
Current Position: (Last known) - Works in Sorrento Valley company


Paciesas, William S.

Graduation Year: 1978
Thesis: Hard X-ray Variability in Binary X-ray Sources
Advisor: L. E. Peterson
Current Position: (Last known) - Research Prof., Univ. Alabama, Huntsville
Comment: Leader of Data Analysis, Gamma-ray Burst Experiment


Russell, Ray W.

Graduation Year: 1978
Thesis: An Analysis of Infrared Spectra of Gaseous Nebulae with an Emphasis on NGC 7027


Rephaeli, Yoel

Graduation Year: 1977
Thesis: X-Ray Emission from Clusters of Galaxies
Current Position: Prof., Tel Aviv University & Research Scientist, UCSD-CASS


Harms, Richard J.

Graduation Year: 1976
Thesis: Digicon Spectrophotometry of the Lambda Orion HII Region


Mushotzky, Richard F.

Graduation Year: 1976
Thesis: Observations of Hard X-rays from Extragalactic Objects
Advisor: L. E. Peterson
Current Position: Sr. Research Scientist (retired), Goddard Space Flight Center
Comment: World recognized X-ray astronomer; many NASA awards


Wheaton, William

Graduation Year: 1976
Thesis: Observation of the Galactic Hard X-ray Background from OSO-7 Satellite
Advisor: L. E. Peterson
Current Position: (Last known) - Sr. Research Scientist, JPL
Comment: High Energy Astrophysics Group; Later at CIT/JPL Infrared
Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)


Cordes, James

Graduation Year: 1975
Thesis: Pulsar Microstructure: Time Scales, Spectra, Polarization, and Radiation Models


Forrest, William

Graduation Year: 1974
Thesis: Circumstellar Grains and the Intrinsic Polarization of Starlight


Gruber, Duane E.

Graduation Year: 1974
Thesis: Observation of Pulsed and Non-Pulsed Gamma Radiation from the Crab Nebula near 1 MeV
Advisor: L. E. Peterson
Current Position: Research Scientist (retired), UCSD-CASS
Comment: High Energy Astronomy Data Analysis


Ling, James C.

Graduation Year: 1974
Thesis: Spectra and Angular Distributions of Low Energy Atmospheric Gamma Rays at
Gamma = 40 Degree
Advisor: L. E. Peterson
Current Position: (Last known) - Sr. Research Scientist, JPL
Comment: High Energy Astrophysics Group


Laros, John G.

Graduation Year: 1973
Thesis: A Study of Hard X-ray Emissions from Supernova Remnants
Advisor: L. E. Peterson
Current Position: Retired, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Comment: Former Sr. Scientist, LANL. Astrophysics Group


Nordsieck, Kenneth H.

Graduation Year: 1972
Thesis: A Dust-Radiation Instability in Ionized Nebulae, the Angular Momentum of Spiral Galaxies, and a
Search for Circular Polarization in Extragalactic Objects


Blumenthal, George R.

Graduation Year: 1971
Thesis: Astrophysical Applications of High-Energy Electromagnetic Phenomena


Matteson, James L.

Graduation Year: 1971
Thesis: An X-ray Survey of the Cygnus Region in the 20 to 300 keV Energy range
Advisor: L. E. Peterson
Current Position: Research Scientist (retired), UCSD-CASS
Comment: Leader & PI, High Energy Astronomy Projects


McKenzie, David L.

Graduation Year: 1971
Thesis: A Study of Correlation of hard Solar x-Ray and Radio Emission
Advisor: L. E. Peterson
Current Position: (Last known) - Sr. Scientist, Aerospace Corporation
Comment: Recognized solar physicist


Pelling, Michael R.

Graduation Year: 1971
Thesis: A Study of Simultaneous Optical and X-ray Observations of Scorpius X-1
Advisor: L. E. Peterson
Current Position: Research Scientist (retired), UCSD-CASS
Comment: High Energy Astronomy Balloon Program


Cox, Donald P.

Graduation Year: 1970
Thesis: Calculations of Cooling Rates and Spectral Emission of Gaseous Nebulae


Schwartz, Daniel A.

Graduation Year: 1969
Thesis: The Spatial Distribution of the Diffuse Component of Cosmic-X-Rays
Advisor: L. E. Peterson
Current Position: (Last known) - Sr. Research Scientist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory;
Head, AXAF Data Center


Jacobson, Allan S. (deceased 1997)

Graduation Year: 1968
Thesis: A Search for Gamma-Rays Line Emissions from the Crab Nebula
Advisor: L. E. Peterson
Current Position: Founded High Energy Astronomy Group at JPL


Benford, Gregory

Graduation Year: 1967
Thesis: Nuclear Magnetic Relaxation in High Magnetic Fields by Plasma Modes and Impurity States
Current Position: Award-winning science fiction author