Tahlia DeMaio

Graduate Student


401 Bryant Space Science Center
(352) 294–1835
(352) 392–5089


Educational Background
  • M.Sc., Astronomy, University of Florida, 2014
  • B.Sc., Astronomy, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2010
Areas of Specialty
Galaxy clusters, intracluster light, galaxy evoltion, brightest cluster galaxies.

Research Interests
I am working on the first Hubble Space Telescope-based study of intracluster light in a sample of intermediate redshift galaxy groups and clusters that spans two orders of magnitude in mass. With this sample I will help to address the incomplete picture of intracluster light formation as well as study the changing fraction of total cluster stellar mass contained in the intracluster light as a function of cluster mass.

From the Front Range of Colorado, I went to undergraduate at the University of Colorado in Boulder. I graduated magna cum laude in Astronomy in December of 2010. I am now a 6th year graduate student at the University of Florida with the Astronomy department.