Astronomy to welcome first Grainger Fellow

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[caption id="attachment_6203" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="Dr. Alyson Brooks"][/caption]The Department of Astronomy will welcome Dr. Alyson Brooks as its first Grainger Post-Doctoral Fellow this fall.

Brooks is a theoretical astrophysicist whose interests include galaxy formation and evolution, galactic structure, galactic chemical evolution, stellar abundances, and cosmological N-Body+SPH simulations of galaxies.

Her theoretical work will enhance the standing of the department as an international center of research in galaxy evolution.

The Grainger Post-Doctoral Fellowship is the Department of Astronomy’s first prize fellowship, generously provided by The Grainger Foundation.

Brooks is currently the Sherman Fairchild Prize Fellow in Theoretical Astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology, and received her PhD and MS in astronomy from the University of Washington.