Shawl, Stephen J.

Born June 18, 1943, Stephen J. Shawl received his A.B. in Astronomy at the University of California at Berkeley in 1965 and his Ph.D at the University of Texas at Austin in 1972. Throughout his education, Shawl served as a research assistant at the University of California at Berkeley, University of Texas at Austin, and Kitt Peak National Observatory in Tucson, Arizona. He was appointed Assistant Professor in the department of Astronomy and Physics at the University of Kansas in 1972.

Shawl also served as a visiting professor/astronomer at the University of Arizona, Cerro Tololo InterAmerican Observatory, and Kitt Peak National Observatory. Research interests for Professor Shawl have included globular cluster dust, variable stars, optical observational astronomy, and astronomical polarization. He has published dozens of articles throughout his career and received numerous grants and awards for his research.


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