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 Populations; Quasars, Spectra, Mini-BALs

Research Interests
Galaxy formation and evolution; using galaxy populations of galaxy clusters at z~1 to understand the role of a galaxy's environment on its evolution; AGN, quasars, accretion disk outflows, super-massive black holes, spectroscopy; using spectra of quasars to understand their composition, geometry, the physics that goes on within, and their placement within the broader picture of galaxy formation and 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.