Philip E. Kaaret

Philip E. Kaaret
Professor and Departmental Chair
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1989
702 VAN
Office Phone: 
(319) 335-1985
626 VAN
Lab Phone: 
(319) 335-2928
Research Interests: 
X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy and instrumentation; CubeSats; black hole binaries; galactic X-ray halos.
  • X-ray binaries, ultraluminous X-ray sources, intermediate mass black holes
  • Galactic X-ray halo, missing baryon problem
  • Instrumentation for space-based astronomy, CubeSats
  • Students build instruments for launch into space
  • Students use satellite based observatories
  • Students develop skills in electronics, data analysis, and programming