Cosmology, Extragalactic Astronomy, Intergalactic Medium
Dr. Frye's main research is concentrated on understanding how galaxies form and evolve in the universe. To accomplish this, she makes use of spectroscopic observations in the optical/IR. Her current research interests include: 1) galaxies at intermediate redshifts (z=1-5), 2) galaxies at high redshifts (z>6), 3) the intergalactic medium, and 4) absorption systems towards galaxies. She is especially interested in observing all of the above gravitationally-lensed. Large masses act as natural telescopes in space, boosting the brightnesses and sizes of all objects in the background, similar to a lens. This lensing effect enables the study of distant galaxies that are intrinsically too faint to see in the field.
Professional Affiliations and Awards:
Outstanding Senior in the Faculty of Science, University of Arizona, 1991
NSF Graduate Student Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 1992-5
Council on Sciences & Technology Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University, 2001-5