Prof. Robert Rutledge


Prof. Robert RutledgeMy students and I work on problems related to the densest matter in the universe, arising from our lack of understanding of the strong force.  As an astronomer, I observe neutron stars, black holes and gamma-ray bursts, using X-ray satellites, optical and radio observatories, and statistical approaches.  I am also founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Astronomer’s Telegram.

I am always looking for students — both graduate and undergraduate — who are interested in researching these topics with me.  Undergraduate students should come to my office hours, or email me a CV.  For prospective graduate students, our department admits students for the Fall and Winter terms.  Application deadlines vary, so consult our departmental page.