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Professor, Physics & Astronomy, Western University

Pauline Barmby's research in astrophysics uses telescopes on Earth and in space to understand the inner workings of galaxies. She uses computer data-mining techniques and community-developed software to extract information from astronomical data. In addition to research, her experience includes academic leadership, communicating science to the public, and teaching computational techniques to scientists.


  • 2007–present
    Professor, Western University, Physics & Astronomy
  • 2017–2018
    Dean, Western University, Faculty of Science


  • 2001 
    Harvard University, PhD, Astronomy
  • 1995 
    University of British Columbia, BSc, Physics & Astronomy