Lukas Leisman

Lukas Leisman Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physics luke.leisman@valpo.edu 219.464.5375 Neils Science Center 142
219.464.5489 (fax)

Education

  • Ph.D. in Astronomy — Cornell University (2017)
  • M.S. in Astronomy — Cornell University (2014)
  • B.S. in Physics — Calvin College (2011)

Biography

Luke Leisman joined Valparaiso University in fall 2017. His research uses the hydrogen gas (HI) in nearby galaxies to better understand how galaxies form and change over time. 

Interests

  • Nearby and low surface brightness galaxies
  • Radio Astronomy
  • Galaxy Formation

Memberships

  • American Astronomical Society

Hobbies

  • Violin, kayaking, sports, reading, writing, board games