Bruce Hrivnak

Bruce Hrivnak

Bruce Hrivnak Senior Research Professor of Physics and Astronomy 219.464.5379 Neils Science Center 140


  • Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics — University of Pennsylvania (1980)
  • B.A. in physics — University of Pennsylvania (1971)


Bruce Hrivnak’s research focuses on:

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


  • Multi-wavelength observational studies of evolved stars
  • Photometry and spectroscopy of binary star systems