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Bruce A. Twarog

Emeritus Professor
Primary office:
2058D Malott Hall


Professional Background

1993-present: Professor, University of Kansas
1987-1993: Associate Professor, University of Kansas
1989-1990: Visiting Research Professor, Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory
1982-1987: Assistant Professor, University of Kansas 


1980: Ph.D., Astronomy, Yale University
1978: M.S., Astronomy, Yale University
1974: B.S., Astronomy, Case Western Reserve University


My area of research is in observational astronomy and astrophysics. In particular, we have concentrated on the application of precision photometry with intermediate-bandwidth optical filters to understand stellar and galactic evolution. In recent years our emphasis has been on improving the fundamental data for open clusters within the disk of the Galaxy, while working to bring our remote-controlled 1m telescope on line at Mt. Laguna, outside San Diego.

Selected Publications

Selected Awards & Honors

  • 1998: Kemper Fellow, Teaching Excellence, University of Kansas
  • 1994: Undergraduate Teaching Award, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas
  • 1982: Trumpler Award, Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • 1980: Dirk Brouwer Prize, Yale University
  • 1977-1978: IBM Fellowship, Yale University
  • 1975-1977: H. Smith Fellowship, Yale University