Postdoctoral Scholar at the Space Telescope Science Institute

Research Interests

I am an astrophysicist studying stellar evolution and stellar populations through the use of computational models. The primary goal is to determine certain properties of the observed stars, particularly their ages, and thereby learn about the formation and subsequent evolution of the Milky Way and other nearby galaxies. Comparing models with observations also provides valuable feedback as to how closely the models represent real stars and suggests where further improvements to the models are needed.

My research interests include:

I am involved in a variety of observational projects, including:

For more information about me and my research, please read my CV.

Curriculum Vitae: PDF

A Selection of Recent Publications

  • Accurate Low-mass Stellar Models of KOI-126
    G. Feiden, B. Chaboyer, A. Dotter, 2011, ApJL, 740, 25
  • Globular Clusters in the Outer Galactic Halo: New Hubble Space Telescope/Advanced Camera for Surveys Imaging of Six Globular Clusters and the Galactic Globular Cluster Age-metallicity Relation
    A. Dotter, A. Sarajedini, J. Anderson, ApJ, 738, 74
  • Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics ()
    B. Paxton, L. Bildsten, A. Dotter, F. Herwig, P. Lesaffre, F. Timmes, 2011, ApJS, 192, 3
  • The Cluster AgeS Experiment (CASE). IV. Analysis of the Eclipsing Binary V69 in the Globular Cluster 47 Tuc
    I. Thompson, J. Kaluzny, S. Rucinski, W. Krzeminski, W. Pych, A. Dotter, G. Burley, 2010, AJ, 139, 329
  • The ACS Survey of Galactic Globular Clusters. IX. Horizontal Branch Morphology and the Second Parameter Phenomenon
    A. Dotter, A. Sarajedini, and 12 coauthors, 2010, ApJ, 708, 698
  • The remnants of galaxy formation from a panoramic survey of the region around M31
    A. McConnachie, M. Irwin, R. Ibata, J. Dubinski, L. Widrow, N. Martin, P. Côté, A. Dotter, and 21 coauthors, Nature, 461, 66
  • The Dartmouth Stellar Evolution Database
    A. Dotter, B. Chaboyer, D. Jevremovic, V. Kostov, E. Baron, & J. W. Ferguson, 2008, ApJS, 178, 89
  • Deep Advanced Camera for Surveys Imaging in the Globular Cluster NGC 6397: the Cluster Color-Magnitude Diagram and Luminosity Function
    H. B. Richer, A. Dotter, and 10 coauthors, 2008, AJ, 135, 2141

Complete List of Publications on ADS