About Erika


I am an astrophysicist.

I study the universe. I build telescopes and spectrographs to observe (mostly) hydrogen in its faintest and most diffuse forms throughout our galaxy and the universe. Primarily in the ultraviolet, but sometimes the visible.

I’m leading a proposal for a Small Explorer class UV telescope called Hyperion.

I’m a professor at the University of Arizona.

I used to be a chef.

My instagram is excellent. My Twitter, less so.

My e-mail address is: hamden at email dot arizona dot edu

This is me!

This is me!