Steven R. Spangler

Steven R. Spangler
Professor
Education: 
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1975
Office: 
705 VAN
Office Phone: 
(319) 335-1948
Lab: 
666A VAN
Research Interests: 
Radio astronomy; plasma astrophysics; space plasma physics.
Research: 
  • Interplanetary medium, interstellar medium, radio galaxies, quasars
  • Students use the Very Large Array (VLA) and Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio telescopes
  • Students also encouraged to carry out instrumentation-development projects with the 4.5 meter instructional radio telescope on roof of Van Allen Hall
  • Students develop skills in numerical methods, writing code in Python and other languages