Assistant Professor of Practice of Physics
Education: BS Sonoma State University; MS, PhD Stanford University
Research Areas: galaxy gamma-rays
Mallory Roberts uses X-ray and radio telescopes to study sources of gamma-rays in the Galaxy. Cosmic gamma-ray sources allow us to probe physics under conditions that cannot be reproduced in the laboratory. Galactic gamma-ray sources are usually powered by a pulsar, objects which have the highest densities and strongest magnetic fields in the Universe. Roberts has led surveys which have discovered some of the most interesting examples of these objects and has written review articles on pulsar wind nebulae and eclipsing binary pulsars.