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Rupali Chandar, Ph.D.


Rupali Chandar, Ph.D.
Professor of astronomy

Rupali Chandar studies the origins of the universe. She focuses on nature’s biggest building blocks — galaxies. An expert in galactic formations and life cycles, her research is casting aside the long-held belief that dense star clusters, once formed, endured for billions of years. These clusters may well begin to disperse after just a few million years, her research has shown.

Expertise: Galaxy formation, Star Clusters, Girls in Science

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Last Updated: 7/9/21