Assistant Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Texas Christian University
A teacher, mentor, and scientist at TCU with a background in physics and astronomy. Dr. Kat Barger studies the gas flows associated with the Magellanic System and the Milky Way to examine these processes in detail. Through this work she deciphers the properties, origins, and fates of the gas that surrounds galaxies. Armed with this information, Dr. Barger unravels how these gaseous structures replenish the star formation gas reservoirs of massive spiral galaxies, such as the Milky Way, enabling them to continuously form stars over billions of years.
Dr. Barger is also a member of the JWST Users Committee, an organization that provides user advice to the James Webb Space Telescope observatory.