Joel Kastner Joins DTM as a Merle A. Tuve Senior Fellow

Debris Disk
The debris disk HD32297, imaged at 3.8 microns (infrared). This disk is viewed almost perfectly edge-on. Image by Timothy J. Rodigas, DTM.
Monday, January 30, 2017 


Joel Kastner, a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, joins DTM as a Merle A. Tuve senior fellow this month. 

Kastner received his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1990. He recently joined the AAS Committee on Employment, whose charge is to facilitate the professional development and employment of astronomers at all career stages and on all career paths and to promote balance and fairness in the job market. His sabbatical year started with a two-month residency at IPAG in Grenoble, as well as a month-long visit to the Arcetri Observatory in Florence.

Kastner will present his Tuve lecture titled "Birthing Solar Systems in Our Back Yard: A Close Look at the Nearest Known Planet-forming Disks" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall as part of our Tuve Lecture Series.

Please join us in welcoming Kastner to our campus.

January 30, 2017 

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