Astronomy Department
Yale University
52 Hillhouse Ave
New Haven, CT 06511
pieter.vandokkum@yale.edu

Who I am

I am a professor of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University, and these pages describe some of the current work in my group. My research interests span a wide range, from stars and stellar populations to the most distant galaxies. I am also interested in astronomical instrumentation and telescopes. Bob Abraham and I constructed the Dragonfly Telephoto Array in New Mexico, the largest (and awesomest) working refracting telescope in existence. In addition to research and teaching I currently serve as Divisional Director of Physical Sciences and Engineering at Yale.