Steven R. Spangler
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1975
Radio astronomy; plasma astrophysics; space plasma physics.
- 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