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  • Assistant Professor of Physics
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Education

  • BA, Macalester College, 2009
  • PhD, University of Victoria, 2014

Biography

My research is aimed at understanding how galaxies change, and what role collisions between galaxies may have played in those changes across cosmic time. I have worked both with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, to study galaxies in the nearby Universe, and with the Herschel Space Observatory, to understand more distant galaxies. I am also very interested in public outreach and science communication, and have been writing for the public since 2013.

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  • Jiilian Scudder Presents Research

    March 20, 2019

    Assistant Professor of Physics Jiilian Scudder was invited to present her research for the Galaxies and Cosmology Seminar series on March 19, 2019 at the Harvard Center for Astrophysics.

  • Jillian Scudder Presents

    January 29, 2019

    Assistant Professor of Physics Jillian Scudder presented research on January 7, 2019 at the American Astronomical Society annual meeting in Seattle, WA.

  • Jillian Scudder Gives Book Reading

    November 10, 2018

    Assistant Professor of Physics Jillian Scudder gave a reading of her book Astroquizzical: A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree at Mindfair Books. 

  • Jillian Scudder Participates in Book Fair

    November 4, 2018

    Assistant Professor of Physics Jillian Scudder participated in the Buckeye Book Fair on November 3, 2018, in Wooster, Ohio.

  • Jillian Scudder's Book Reviewed in Publication

    September 4, 2018

    Assistant Professor of Physics Jillian Scudder’s book, Astroquizzical: A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree, was reviewed in the August edition of Physics World.

  • Jillian Scudder's Book Reviewed

    May 24, 2018

    Assistant Professor of Physics Jillian Scudder’s book, Astroquizzical, was reviewed in E&T Magazine and Times Higher Education.

  • Jillian Scudder Interviewed

    April 27, 2018

    Assistant Professor of Physics Jillian Scudder was interviewed about her book, Astroquizzical, on the “Little Atoms” podcast.

  • Jillian Scudder Contributes to Forbes Column

    September 20, 2017

    Assistant Professor of Physics Jillian Scudder has been a regular science contributor for Forbes since 2015. Astroquizzical is an online column dedicated to answering questions about space.

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