Faculty Profile

Bruce Hrivnak

Professor

NSC 140
219-464-5379
Bruce.Hrivnak@valpo.edu

Website

http://www.physics.valpo.edu/faculty/bhrivnak/


Education

Ph.D. Astronomy & Astrophysics - University of Pennsylvania 1980
B.A. Physics - University of Pennsylvania 1971

Research Interests

Multi-wavelength observational studies of evolved stars

Photometry and spectroscopy of binary star systems

Current Research

Light and velocity variability in proto-planetary nebulae

Mid-IR spectroscopy of evolved stars in the Milky Way Galaxy and in the Large Magellanic Clouds

Using H2 to probe the nebular structure in proto-planetary nebulae