Cotswold Way - 2014 June

Barbara Sue Ryden

Cosmos Mariner: Destination Unknown

I received a BA ('83) from Northwestern University, where I was a student in the Integrated Science Program. My PhD ('87) is from the department of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University. I served terms as a postdoc at the CfA and CITA. I am currently a professor in the department of astronomy at The Ohio State University, where I serve as a facilitator at AstroCoffee. My main research interests are in galaxies and in the large scale structure of the universe. I've also written a pair of textbooks. Introduction to Cosmology won the first Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award of the American Astronomical Society. Foundations of Astrophysics, written with Brad Peterson, was published in 2009. For more details of my life, grab a copy of my curriculum vitae (PDF: updated 2014 Mar).

Herschel Museum - 2014 June

Upcoming volumes in the Ohio State Graduate Astronomy Series:

Some astronomical links:

Columbus, Ohio Forecast

Courses I have taught:

Courses my department chair has prudently prevented me from teaching:

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Last revised: 2014 Jul 31

Cat treats: Pictures of my two cats, Chip and Trim.