Wolfgang Kerzendorf

Wolfgang Kerzendorf

Assistant Professor, Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (CMSE); Department of Physics and Astronomy 


Before coming to MSU, Dr. Kerzendorf was an astronomer at ESO, where he started in late 2014 as an ESO Fellow. Before that, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Toronto. His thesis, titled "Type Ia Supernovae: Progenitors and explosions", was finished in 2011 at the Australian National University.

•     Supernovae

•     Big Data Astrophysics

•     Natural Language Processing

[1]  Kerzendorf, W. E., Schmidt, B. P., Asplund, M., Nomoto, K., Podsiadlowski, P., Frebel, A., Fesen, R. A., & Yong, D. 2009, ApJ, 701, 1665, “Subaru High-Resolution Spectroscopy of Star G in the Tycho Supernova Remnant” (ADS link)

[2]  Tanaka,M.,Mazzali,P.A.,Stanishev,V.,Maurer,I.,Kerzendorf,W.E.,&Nomoto,K.2011,MNRAS, 410, 1725, “Abundance stratification in Type Ia supernovae - III. The normal SN 2003du” (ADS link)

[3]  Kerzendorf, W. E. 2011, PhD thesis, Australian National University, Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics (ADS link)

[4]  Harris, G. L. H., G√≥mez, M., Harris, W. E., Johnston, K., Kazemzadeh, F., Kerzendorf, W., Geisler, D., & Woodley, K. A. 2012, AJ, 143, 84, “Eight Hundred New Candidates for Globular Clusters in NGC 5128 (Centaurus A)” (ADS link)

[5]  Kerzendorf, W. E., Schmidt, B. P., Laird, J. B., Podsiadlowski, P., & Bessell, M. S. 2012, ApJ, 759, 7, “Hunting for the Progenitor of SN 1006: High-resolution Spectroscopic Search with the FLAMES Instrument” (ADS link)