Williams, Rosa

April 8, 2009, 11:02 am
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Rosa Williams, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Department of Astronomy
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Urbana, Illinois, USA


Current Positions

  • I am currently working as a Research Associate in the Astronomy Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), collaborating with You-Hua Chu.
  • I sometimes alternate my research with work as a Visiting Lecturer at UIUC, teaching introductory astronomy courses.


I have taught several introductory astronomy courses at UIUC (Astro 100, intended as a survey course for undergraduates). I have also assisted with a graduate seminar course in Infrared Astronomy.

  • Fall 2004: Introductory Astronomy (instructor)
  • Spring 2005: Introductory Astronomy (instructor)
  • Fall 2005: Infrared Astronomy (assistant to instructor)
  • Spring 2005: Introductory Astronomy (instructor)

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 1999.

Research Interests

  • My primary interest is in the study of diffuse structures in the interstellar medium (ISM), particularly supernova remnants (SNRs). I primarily work on data at X-ray, infrared, and optical wavelengths, although where possible I collaborate with others to form a complete multiwavelength picture of the objects under study.
  • I am working on a web based multiwavelength catalog of supernova remnants in the Magellanic Clouds.

Recent Publications

Popular-science & News Articles




Wallace, M. (2009). Williams, Rosa. Retrieved from http://www.cosmosportal.org/view/article/138770


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