Emily Moravec

Graduate Student


309A Bryant Space Science Center
(352) 294–1852
(352) 392–5089


Educational Background
  • M.Sc., Astronomy, University of Florida, May 2016
  • B.A., Physics, St. Olaf College, May 2014
Areas of Specialty
Galaxy Evolution; Galaxy Clusters; AGN; Radio Galaxies; Quasar Spectra

Research Interests
My research interests lie in galaxy evolution and specifically in understanding the role that active galactic nuclei (AGN) and the cluster environment have in the galaxy evolutionary process individually and in combination. I am particularly interested in using the properties of radio galaxies across a range of redshift, environment density, and observing frequencies to understand their role in galaxy evolution. Even more broadly, I am interested in using the radio emission from galaxies across redshifts to investigate galaxy evolution. I am also interested in using the spectra of quasars to understand their composition, geometry, the physics that goes on within, and their placement within the broader picture of galaxy evolution.

Currently, I am a graduate student at the University of Florida working with Dr. Anthony Gonzalez and previously worked with Dr. Fred Hamann. I grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and received my Bachelor of Arts in Physics from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN in 2014. Before graduating from St. Olaf, I participated in REUs at the University of Wisconsin-Madision and at the Maria Mitchell Association in Nantucket, MA. I greatly enjoy being involved in bringing Astronomy to the public through outreach events such as open nights at observatories, educational workshops, public seminars, or other astronomy related events.