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The Strittmatter Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Peter A. Strittmatter Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Advanced Study in Astronomy & Astrophysics is a prize fellowship created in 2016 in honor of Peter A. Strittmatter, who directed Steward Observatory for 37 years, starting in 1975. Under his tenure, the observatory grew dramatically in faculty and facilities, including completion of the Multiple Mirror Telescope, the Submillimeter Telescope, the Large Binocular Telescope, and membership in the Magellan Telescopes, among others.  This three-year fellowship provides an opportunity for a recent Ph.D. recipient to pursue an ambitious program of research in any area of theoretical, experimental, or observational astronomy or astrophysics. 

The Strittmatter Fellow receives an annual stipend, as well access to a generous research fund to support their scientific program.  All of the observational and computational facilities of the Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory are available to the Fellow, who is encouraged to conduct independent research and to develop collaborations with faculty, staff, and students.

The current Strittmatter Fellow is Sean Linden (2023-Present)

Previous Strittmatter Fellows:
Jinyi Yang (2020-2023)
Taran Esplin 2017-2020
Make a donation to this endowment:
  • Checks should be made payable to "University of Arizona Foundation", with a note on the memo/subject line of, for Strittmatter endowment/Department of Astronomy
  • Mail to: University of Arizona Foundation, 1111 N. Cherry Avenue.P.O. Box 210109, Tucson, AZ 85721-0109

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