University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Facultyresearch

Evan Skillman

Evan Skillman
Evan Skillman
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Evan Skillman works in observational extragalactic astronomy. He is interested in problems concerning the formation and evolution of galaxies with emphasis on observations of dwarf galaxies. Though the observations of stellar populations of nearby galaxies (primarily with the Hubble Space Telescope)he is pioneering ways to reconstruct the star formation histories of nearby galaxies.

In this endeavor, he is a member of the ANGST (ACS Nearby Galaxies Survey Treasury program) and LCID (Local Cosmology from Isolated Dwarfs) collaborations. He also studies the chemical evolution of galaxies through spectroscopic analysis of nearby star forming regions using the MMT and, in the future, the LBT as part of Minnesota's participation in the LBT project. His chemical abundance studies of the lowest metallicity environments are also relevant to the study of primordial nucleosynthesis. He also uses telescopes of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory to study the interstellar medium in nearby galaxies.