Curt Struck's Homepage


Curtis J. Struck
Professor of Astrophysics
Iowa State University

Brief bio - NSF style from 2014: as a pdf


The core of my research is in the area of galaxy evolution and colliding galaxies in particular. In recent years I've also worked on ram pressure stripping of galaxies in groups and clusters, very simple analytic approximations to orbits in power-law (galaxy) potentials, and models of exponential disk profiles produced via scattering. Check out ADS or astro-ph.

Some animations (mostly colliding galaxies)

And check out the 2011 general science book on colliding galaxies.


I teach a courses ranging from Intro to Astronomy for nonscience majors to graduate courses in extragalactic astronomy and general relativity.

In Spring 2016 it was Astro 405/505 Intro. to Cosmology

Some Websites of interest:

The ISU Astronomy and Astrophysics Program

The Astronomy Picture of the Day

Copyright 2006, by C. Struck

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