Department of Astronomy & Physics
Michael Gruberbauer, Ph.D.
Congratulations to Michael Gruberbauer who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, "Bayesian Asteroseismology" before his thesis defense committee, Drs. Robert Deupree (Saint Mary's University), Robert Thacker (SMU), Travis Metcalfe (National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder), and, his supervisor, David Guenther (SMU). His thesis describes a new probabilistic method for the asteroseismic analysis of stellar structure and evolution, which he applied to the Sun and to solar-type stars observed by NASA's Kepler satellite. Gruberbauer, who held a Vanier Fellowship, authored over two dozen research papers while he was a student. He plans to return to Austria to undertake a new career in meteorology.