The University of Rochester is home to an Astrophysics group (a group within the Department of Physics and Astronomy) that encompasses many areas of astronomy including observational astronomy and detector science, in addition to computational and theoretical astrophysics. The Near-Infrared Astronomy group, headed by Professors Judy Pipher and Bill Forrest, focuses on observational astronomy in the near-infrared as well as on detector research. Another branch of observational astronomy studied at the U of R involves the mid- and far-infrared, and is headed by Professor Dan Watson. In addition, Alice Quillen has recently joined as a faculty member in the Astrophysics group.

The other current faculty members within the astrophysics group at the U of R include Eric Blackman, Adam Frank, and Jack Thomas, who make up the theoretical astrophysics group.

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