Astrophysics is exceptional among the physical sciences in that it does not require as much background knowledge. Therefore, even undergraduates (in fact even freshmen and sophomores!) can participate in research activities.  Because exposure to and participation in research is one of the best ways to understand science and explore the possibilities of a career in science, involving undergraduates in research is one of the most valuable didactic activities one can undertake.  Typically, 4-6 students will be working with the group at any point in time, but there are almost always opportunities for others to participate. If you are interested in astronomy projects, you can always contact me at ian at het.brown.edu

Undergraduate Research



       The Group


Prof. Ian Dell’antonio

Room 528


Van Dao

Graduate Student (Rm 717)


Paul Huwe

Graduate Student (Rm 717)


Richard Cook

Graduate Student (Rm 717)


Ryan Michney

Graduate Student (Rm 717)