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Craig Heinke, PhD

Associate Professor



About Me

BA (1997) Carleton College, MN, USA
US Peace Corps, Malawi, Central Africa (1997-1999)
PhD (2004) Harvard Univ., MA, USA
Lindheimer Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern Univ., IL, USA, 2004-2007
Postdoc, U. Virginia, VA, USA, 2007-2008

Asst. Professor, U. Alberta, AB, Canada, 2008-2012

Associate Professor, U. Alberta, AB, Canada, 2012-current


Observational astrophysics, focusing on compact objects (neutron stars, black holes, and white dwarfs), high energy astrophysics (X-rays), and accretion.


I have taught upper-level astrophysics courses (Stellar Astrophysics, Galactic & Extragalactic Astrophysics), graduate astrophysics (High-Energy Astrophysics), and introductory physics (Physics 124; Particles & Waves).  I often take Physics 499 students for small research projects.