New Faculty and Postdoctoral Researchers at the IfA
From left to right: Jonathan Williams, Norbert Przybilla, and
Assistant Astronomer Jonathan Williams studies the molecular interstellar medium
and star-forming regions from centimeter to mid-infrared wavelengths. He was
born in Amersham, England. After receiving his B.A. from the University of Cambridge,
he attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his Ph.D.
in 1995. From 1995 to 1999, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics. He was a Jansky Fellow at the National Radio Astronomy
Observatory in Tucson from 1999 to 2000, and immediately before his arrival
here in September, he was an assistant professor at the University of Florida.
Norbert Przybilla, a postdoctoral researcher, arrived in mid-July from Munich
University, where he received his Ph.D. He works with Rolf Kudritzki. His research
interests include stellar spectroscopy, especially of blue giant stars and stars
in other galaxies.
Postdoctoral researcher Jun Pan received his Ph.D. from the School of Physics
& Astronomy at the University of Nottingham, England. Since his arrival
in October, he has been working with Dr. István Szapudi on the statistical
analysis of cosmic large-scale structures and the cosmic microwave background.