Haverford College

PUI, Liberal Arts College

Karen Masters

The Department of Astronomy and Physics at Haverford College is a small, but active research department in a liberal arts college located in the outskirts of Philadelphia (in easy reach of research seminars at UPenn, Drexel, Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr Colleges). Haverford College has a history of acting for social justice, and has a large fraction of students who have significant scholarships, are FGLI and/or BIPOC. Undergraduates at Haverford are expected to be engaged in research, and all do a senior thesis; a high fraction go on to further student in astronomy or related fields. As part of the Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium, we are also connected with faculty who do astronomy research in SLACs across the Northeast, and engaged in an active REU program. We have around 20 Physics majors (6ish Astro) each year and a small observatory which we use for teaching/public observing. Astro faculty are interested in galaxies (K Masters), gravitational waves (A Lommen) and cosmological constraints (D Grin); we also host a research associate working on pulsars (W Ho). We would be delighted to host a fellow and to offer the experience of the small college environment, opportunity to work with undergrads and gain teaching/mentoring skills, while strongly supporting research development.




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