Dr. Brad Barlow, assistant professor of astrophysics, knows that astronomy is a popular subject amongst the sciences, and he cares deeply about using its popularity to inspire youth to pursue careers in STEM fields. An active researcher in the field of stellar astrophysics, Barlow has published more than 100 scientific articles, proceedings and reports in various academic journals. Although he specializes in pulsating stars and evolved stellar systems, he enjoys and can speak on a wide range of space-related topics. He serves as a contributor for several peer-reviewed journals, including the Astrophysical Journal and Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, and has acted as a scientific consultant for NASA. Prior to joining the HPU family, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Pennsylvania State University. Barlow received a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in physics from the University of North Carolina, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Mississippi State University.
Expertise: astrophysics, stellar evolution, white dwarfs, pulsating stars, eclipsing binaries, hot subdwarfs, hypervelocity stars, blood moons, optical instrumentation
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