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Professor Ted von Hippel 

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Ted von Hippel is an observational astronomer focusing on the age and evolutionary status of stars throughout the Milky Way galaxy.  Ted leads a team of astronomers and statisticians applying Bayesian statistics to these problems in stellar evolution.  During his visit to the Institute of Astronomy and Churchill this summer, Ted will be working with Chris Tout to expand his team’s analysis into mass-trasferring binary stars.  Ted also leads a small research group working on direct air capture of carbon dioxide.  Ted received his AB in Physics from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and his MS and PhD in Astronomy from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Ted’s first postdoctoral fellowship was with the Institute of Astronomy, and he held subsequent positions at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, Gemini Observatory in Hawaii, and the University of Texas at Austin.  Ted is now a professor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.