Dr. Laura Parker

Dr. Laura Parker

Department of Physics & Astronomy. McMaster University

I am an observational astronomer at McMaster University. My research group is interested in questions related to galaxy evolution and observational cosmology. In particular we want to understand why galaxies have the properties we observe over cosmic time. We’re also very interested in understanding the connection between galaxy properties and the properties of the environments in which we find them, including the relationship between galaxies and their host dark matter halos.

I completed my PhD in Physics at the University of Waterloo in 2005 and I was then a postdoctoral fellow at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Munich before returning to Canada in 2007 to join the faculty at McMaster.


Doctor of Philosophy, Physics
University of Waterloo                          2001 – 2005

Bachelor of Science, Physics
Mount Allison University                        1997 – 2001


Associate Professor    Department of Physics & Astronomy        07/2013 – present
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Assistant Professor    Department of Physics & Astronomy         09/2007 – 06/2013
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow    European Southern Observatory              12/2005 – 08/2007
Munich, Germany

Website: http://www.physics.mcmaster.ca/~lparker/



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