Stella S. R. Offner



I am a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. My research focuses on understanding how stars like our Sun form. I perform computer simulations of the turbulent birth environment of stars. I use these to make predictions for what telescopes will observe: "synthetic observations". This work has broader implications for the evolution of galaxies and the initial conditions of planetary systems.

Before joining the faculty at UT Austin, I was a Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale, an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


The University of Texas at Austin

Astronomy Department

RLM 15.312A

2515 Speedway, Stop C1400

Austin, TX 78712-1205

soffner [at] astro [dot] as [dot] utexas [dot] edu