Professor Julie Dahlstrom came to Carthage in 2009 from the University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory, where she was a postdoctoral researcher in observational astrophysics, specializing in high-resolution spectroscopy of stars and interstellar clouds as well as the abundances of elements produced in the Big Bang. During her years as a researcher, she authored or co-authored more than 50 articles appearing in refereed scientific journals and conference proceedings. She was awarded the 1995 Robert J. Trumpler award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for her dissertation research and a 1994 Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Space Telescope Science Institute.
Prof. Dahlstrom is engaged with Carthage students in collaborative research to identify the chemical constituents of the interstellar gases from which stars and planets form. Her primary research focus is on high-resolution spectroscopy of diffuse interstellar bands. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago, and her B.S. in physics and astronomy from Haverford College. Read more.
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it is tied to everything else in the universe."
— John Muir (1838-1914) U.S. naturalist, explorer
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