David B Fisher : Astronomer


I’m a CARMA postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland. I received my PhD from the University of Texas in 2010. My advisor was John Kormendy. These days, I collaborate a lot with Niv Drory and also with Alberto Bolatto. I am a member of a few groups including VENGA, STING, and I am loosely involved with some projects in the KINGFISH group.

Also, I organize the LMA seminar at UMD. Please contact me if you would like to give a talk.

In general I study the properties of galaxies in the context of galaxy evolution. Most of my research is on the particular problem of how bulges form. I am especially interested in trying to understand why the dichotomy of bulges (into pseudobulges and classical bulges) exists. I also study star formation and gas properties of nearby galaxies, and have done work on elliptical galaxies.  I regularly work with multiwavelength data sets including UV, optical, near infrared, IR and sub-mm.

For a more detailed description of what I do, you can go to my research page and also you can check out my publications on ADS .


Welcome to my site

dbfisher “at” astro.umd.edu

science history: CV

publication list:  ADS