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The University of Texas at Arlington

College of Science



Faculty Members: Dr. Manfred Cuntz, Dr. Zdzislaw Musielak and Dr. Sangwook Park

The astrophysics group is performing research that plays an essential role in understanding the observed activity of our Sun and different stars, the existence of Earth-like planets outside the solar system, and the evolution and fate of the Universe. Specific topics of current studies are:

  • Theoretical studies of stellar activity in late-type stars, including the Sun
  • Ground-based and space-based observations of solar-type stars, evolved stars and magnetic white dwarfs
  • Extra-solar terrestrial planets, stellar habitable zones and astrobiology
  • Planning of the future NASA Mission "Stellar Imager"
  • The origin of dark energy and dark matter
  • Development of planetarium shows, among other EPO initiatives
  • Observational X-ray astronomy
  • Supernova/Supernova remnants, neutron stars, cosmic rays, and hot interstellar medium

Group Research Slideshow