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Dr. Jessica C. Lair

Jessica Lair
  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Clemson University
  • M.S., Clemson University
  • B.S., West Virginia Institute of Technology


Contact Information

  • Department: Physics & Astronomy
  • Office: NSCB 3144
  • Mailing Address: NSCB 3140
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-4375


Dr. Lair does research in observational astrophysics, specifically optical
observations of Type Ia supernovae. Type Ia supernovae are a certain type of stellar
explosion that is the death of a relatively small mass star. Type Ia supernovae are
special because the explosions are all roughly the same, meaning they have the same
brightness and duration. Dr. Lair is particularly interested in the lateā€time light
curve (brightness versus time) of this type of stellar explosion.


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
AST 335Stars, Blackholes: The CosmosMW 10:10am-12:05pm New Science Building 3121Fall 2017
PHY 101Concepts of the Physical World  Internet Classes SITEFall 2017
PHY 410Ind Study: 1a Supernovae   Fall 2017
PHY 410Ind Study: Type Ia Supernovae   Fall 2017
PHY 421Electricty & Magnetism IMWF 9:05am-9:55am New Science Building 3167Fall 2017
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