College of Letters & Science l Department of Astronomy
Professor Wilcots received his PhD in Astronomy from the University of Washington and followed that with a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Socorro, NM. He joined the faculty at UW in 1996. His research explores broad questions of the evolution of galaxies and their environments across cosmic time. He also teaches courses on “Life in the Universe” and is broadly interested in planets around other stars. He is also currently serving as the Associate Dean for Natural and Mathematical Sciences in L&S and has been Director of the Universe in the Park outreach program.