Prof. Jo Bovy

Jo Bovy’s research focuses on trying to understand the dynamical structure, formation, and evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy. He is also working on innovative data analysis techniques for large data sets such as those generated by large astronomical surveys.

Bovy serves as the Science Working Group Chair for the APOGEE survey, which uses high-resolution, high signal-to-noise infrared spectroscopy to investigate the structure of the bulge and disk regions of the Milky Way, as well as many other topics in stellar and galactic astrophysics.

He received his PhD from the Department of Physics, NYU, and held a postdoctoral position at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, before joining the University of Toronto in July 2015. Bovy is a 2016 recipient of a Sloan Fellowship, a prestigious early career (within 5 years of PhD) award.

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