Robert L. Mutel

Robert L. Mutel
Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1975
706 VAN
Office Phone: 
(319) 335-1950
Research Interests: 
Radio astronomy; space physics; plasma astrophysics.
  • Observations using radio telescopes and spacecraft
  • Astronomical instrumentation, especially optical spectroscopy
  • Stellar and planetary redio emission
  • Students use radio telescopes: Very Large Array (VLA), Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), Arecibo; and an optical telescope (Iowa Robotic Observatory) located in Arizona
  • Students develop programming skills using Python and CASA (radio astronomical imaging)
  • Students also interact with peer group members and other astronomy faculty