This computer sits on a desk in an office on the 5th floor of the JILA Tower of the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. From my desk, I have a thin sliver of a view of the neighboring Gamov Tower, and if I squeeze up to the wall-window corner I can see a bit of the foot-hills of the Rocky Mountains.
Name: Regner Trampedach Title: PhD in astronomy and astrophysics E-mail: trampeda [at] lcd [dot] colorado [dot] edu Work: JILA, University of Colorado, 440 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0440, U.S.A. Phone: +1 303 492 8873 Fax: +1 303 492 5235 Born: Oct. 18, 1970. Wife: Charlotte Mari Mudar Children: Annelise Mudar Trampedach
I finished my Ph.D. thesis as a Christmas present to myself, handing it in at 4pm on Dec. 24th, 2003. It is called " Accurate Simulations of Convection in Stellar Atmospheres" and was expertly supervised by Robert F. Stein, at the department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University (MSU)
My research concentrates on two main topics:
In 2000-2001 I worked at Abrams Planetarium, giving shows for school-groups during the week and for the public on weekends. The heart of the planetarium was a DigiStar II projector, which meant we could do all kinds of fun graphics; Travel among the stars, display galaxies, see proper motion during the next 20,000 years or make a space-shuttle fly across the dome. - It was great fun!
In the fall of 1998 and the spring of 1999, I taught an astronomy lab course for non-science majors, called ISP205L. The slightly more descriptive name for this "Integrative Studies in Physical science"-course is "Visions of the Universe". You can judge the kind of visions my fall-students got, on my page of Best Blunders.