James Schlaerth-Physics Ph.D. Student

University of Colorado at Boulder


B.S., Physics, Vanderbilt University, May 2004
    Minor in European History

Vatican Observatory Summer School (on Galaxy Evolution), June-July 2003


Summer Internship, Boeing Satellite Systems, June-August 2001

Research Experience for Undergraduates, Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab, May-August 2002
    Research on Backgrounds for KamLAND Antineutrino Detection Experiment

Senior Thesis: “Type Ia Supernova ‘Orphans’:  A Window on Cosmology”
    Original research done with an independent set of Supernova Cosmology Project data

Research Interests:

Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Astroparticle Physics


Recipient of Larry Ross Cathey Award given to Outstanding Graduate in Astrophysics
Member of Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honorary Society
Arts & Sciences College Scholar, Vanderbilt University
Graduated Magna Cum Laude with High Honors in Astronomy