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Denise Stephens

Associate Professor

Office: N486 ESC
Phone: (801) 422-2167
Email: denise_stephensbyu.edu

Fall 2019 Teaching Schedule

Physics 127 9:30a - 10:45a
Physics 627 9:00a - 9:50a

Office Hours

MW 5:30 to 6:30 pm

TTH 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Meetings and Assignments

Astronomy Research Group Thursday 11 am N485 ESC


Professional Bio

Dr. Stephen's received her bachelors degree from BYU and her masters and PhD from New Mexico State University and then went on to work at the Space Telescope Science Institute and Johns Hopkins University before coming to BYU. She specializes in the study of brown dwarf atmospheres.  She is also interested in using space telescopes like HST to identify and characterize close binary systems, primarily brown dwarf and low-mass stellar binaries.  She studies transiting extrasolar planets and takes data with BYU's 16" telescope as well as working with the Kepler data set.  She is also interested in any science that uses space or ground based telescopes to collect data in the infrared.


Specialty: Brown Dwarfs, Transiting Planets, Young Stellar Objects, IR Observing, Space Telescopes


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