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Travis S. Metcalfe

As an undergraduate in astronomy and physics at the University of Arizona, Dr. Metcalfe dabbled in research on a wide variety of topics, including: dark matter, brown dwarfs, eclipsing binary stars, pulsar planets, and near-earth asteroids. As a graduate student in astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin he did a PhD thesis on white dwarf asteroseismology, building his own specialized Linux cluster and developing a sophisticated computational method to squeeze precious information out of the data. As a postdoc in Denmark and then at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, he built upon these successes by extending the method to Sun-like stars. He came to Boulder in 2004 as an NSF Fellow at the High Altitude Observatory where he was hired as a staff scientist in 2006.

  • NSF Fellow & Scientist, NCAR, 2004-2012

  • CfA Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian, 2002-2004

  • TAC Fellow, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2001-2002

  • Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Texas-Austin, 2001

  • B.S., Astronomy & Physics, University of Arizona, 1996

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