Welcome to Nick Lee's Homepage

Hello and welcome to my homepage!  I am a post-doc at the DARK Cosmology Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. I received my bachelor's degree in physics and astronomy from UC Berkeley and received my PhD in astronomy from the University of Hawaii, Manoa in July 2015.

My research focuses on dusty star-forming galaxies in the distant universe. Using far-infrared observations of the COSMOS field by the Herschel Space Observatory, I am trying to understand the impact of dust on star formation in high redshift galaxies. In addition, I am investigating how galaxies quench their star formation and evolve into red, dead ellipticals.

In addition to my research interests, I also have a passion for education, and have taught multiple inquiry labs as part of the ISEE/Akamai Professional Development Program. I have also been trained and have taught multiple courses using the principles of active learning, which emphasizes student participation and peer learning.

In the Spring of 2013, I created a 5-part seminar series for graduate students and post-docs on Careers for Astronomy PhDs that I gave over a span of 5 weeks at the IfA. A more detailed description of the talks and the slides themselves can be found here. The series goes over possible careers such as astronomical research, teaching, industry, science policy, and more.

I hope you enjoy my site!

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