BA     Physics         1977   University of California, Irvine
MA    Astronomy   1978   University of California, Los Angeles
PhD   Astronomy   1983   University of California, Los Angeles
Artist's visualization of a nova (NASA/Hardy)
The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) (Capella Obs.)
My principal research is focused on the study of cataclysmic variable
stars: Novae, Dwarf Novae, and Nova-like variables
(An artist's conception is shown above).
This work includes the study of the fundamental properties of these
systems in our own galaxy, as well as the study of the spatial distribution
and population of nova systems in nearby galaxies, such as M31 (above).