Wallace Sargent, Ira S. Bowen Professor of Astronomy
Caltech 249-17
Pasadena, CA 91125

374 Cahill Center
phone: 626-395-4055
e-mail: wws"at"astro.caltech.edu

The 200 inch Hale Telescope at the Palomar Observatory.

Current Research Interests:

One main aim is to study the evolution of large scale structure and the physics of the intergalactic medium at an epoch when the first stars and galaxies are forming and the baryons in the universe are largely in the form of hydrogen and helium gas. My main collaborators are Michael Rauch (OCIW), George Becker (Kavli Institute, Cambridge), and Bryan Penprase (Pomona College). Most of our work involves observations of Quasar Absorption Lines using the spectrographs on the two 10 meter Keck Telescopes in Hawaii and the 6.5 meter Magellan Telescopes at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.

Curriculum Vitae

(Vita: PDF version)


Former Graduate Students

The Second Palomar Sky Survey


page by Wallace Sargent, last updated April20, 2012