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    Undergraduate Research

    Physics

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    Robert Benjamin
    Associate Professor
    Phone: (262) 472-5114
    Location: Upham 151A

    Patricia Filipiak
    Academic Dept Assoc
    Phone: (262) 472-1067
    Location: Upham 151

    Galactic Structure Redefined at UW-Whitewater

    galactic structureThe outlines of Milky Way was redefined, thanks to a discovery made in the UW-Whitewater Physics Department. Using data from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope, Prof. Bob Benjamin together with a team of astronomers around the world, conducted a 400 hour survey of the Galactic Plane of the Milky Way. An analysis of this data was published in the Sept 20 Astrophysical Journal Letters, and indicates a much larger Galactic bar than had been previously suspected.
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    Galactic Structure Redefined at UW-Whitewater

    galactic structureThe outlines of Milky Way was redefined, thanks to a discovery made in the UW-Whitewater Physics Department. Using data from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope, Prof. Bob Benjamin together with a team of astronomers around the world, conducted a 400 hour survey of the Galactic Plane of the Milky Way. An analysis of this data was published in the Sept 20 Astrophysical Journal Letters, and indicates a much larger Galactic bar than had been previously suspected.

    Undergraduate Research

    There are many opportunities for students to be involved in physics and astrophysics research! Physics faculty welcome the opportunity to work one-on-one with students in independent study and research projects. Here at UW-Whitewater:

    • You can work with Steve Sahyun in the area of optics or physics education research.
    • You can work with Paul Rybski in the area of astrophysics and astronomical instrumentation.
    • You can work with Bob Benjamin in the area of computational and observational astrophysics.
    • You can work with Jalal Nawash in the area of crystal growth and materials synthesis.

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    There are also several off-campus research opportunities available to the interested student, such as:

    Galactic Structure Redefined at UW-Whitewater

    galactic structureThe outlines of Milky Way was redefined, thanks to a discovery made in the UW-Whitewater Physics Department. Using data from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope, Prof. Bob Benjamin together with a team of astronomers around the world, conducted a 400 hour survey of the Galactic Plane of the Milky Way. An analysis of this data was published in the Sept 20 Astrophysical Journal Letters, and indicates a much larger Galactic bar than had been previously suspected.

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    College of Letters & Sciences
    Laurentide Hall 4100
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 W. Main Street
    Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

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    Phone: (262) 472-1621
    E-mail: lamkinn@uww.edu

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