Assistant Professor of Physics

Neils Science Center 142
219.464.5375 (phone)
219.464.5489 (fax)
luke.leisman@valpo.edu

Website

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 as an Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy 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

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