I am a postdoctoral scholar in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. My interests are mainly in supernova detection and follow-up across all wavelengths. I am currently studying supernova progenitor systems and follow-up of nearby supernovae at radio, optical, infrared, and X-ray wavelengths. Previously, I received my PhD at the University of Arizona in Tucson where I worked with George Rieke and Nathan Smith on millimeter, infrared, and optical observations of supernovae and supernova remnants interacting with dense interstellar and circumstellar material.

Background Image: Near-infrared imaging of Cassiopeia A (my favorite object in the Universe!) that I obtained with the Bok 2.3m telescope and PISCES near-infrared imager.


Charles D. Kilpatrick
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
office : ISB 363
email : cdkilpat [at] ucsc dot edu
voice : (831) 459-5098