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New Faculty and Postdoctoral Researchers at the IfA

From left to right: Jonathan Williams, Norbert Przybilla, and Jun Pan.

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.