About Me

I am a postdoctoral research associate in the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (CASA) at the University of Colorado Boulder working with Professor Julie Comerford. I am also currently a visiting astronomer at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. My research interests include Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), the powerful engines at the centers of galaxies powered by accreting supermassive black holes (SMBHs). My past and current research includes projects on the nature of accretion disks around SMBHs, and the potential connection between AGN and galaxy mergers. You can read more about my research here.

Email: Robert.Barrows@Colorado.edu
Phone: (303) 492-3970

Mailing Address:
Lowell Observatory
1400 West Mars Hill Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA


Here's my list of Publications
Here's my CV

Below are some news appearances of projects in which I participated:
Violent Galaxy Collisions Better at Activating Black Holes than Peaceful Mergers, Say Astronomers (June 2018)
Black Holes, Galaxy Mergers, Quasars: A Quest to Understand the Ordinary (June 2018)
Researchers Catch Supermassive Black Hole Burping — Twice (January 2018)
Cataclysm Hunters: The Search for Monster Black-Hole Collisions (April 2016)
PhD Comics: Supermassive Black Holes Explained (March 2016)
Galactic merger reveals an unusual star-deprived black hole (January 2016)
The mystery of the naked black hole (January 2016)
Massive Black Hole Duo: Possible Sighting by NASA's WISE (December 2013)
A Double Black Hole? (December 2013)