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Gregory R. Sivakoff, PhD

Associate Professor



About Me

BSc/BA (2000) Brandeis University, USA
MSc (2001) University of Manchester, UK
MSc (2003) University of Virginia, USA
PHd (2006) University of Virginia, USA
Postdoctoral Researcher, The Ohio State University, USA, 2006-2008
Research Associate, University of Virginia, USA, 2008-2011
Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, 2011-2017
Associate Professor, University of Alberta, 2011-2017


My primary research focuses on multi-wavelength observations of white dwarfs, neutron stars, stellar-mass black holes, and super-massive black holes (Active Galactic Nucleii). My other research interests include globular clusters, the intergalactic medium, and data mining. I also have strong interests in Education & Public Outreach.


Teaching Areas:

Astronomy, Physics

Teaching Philosophy:

  • I want to share the excitement of astronomy with all of my students.
  • Mastering concepts is more important than simple memorization.
  • Mathematics and problem solving are essential skills, regardless of your major.


I am a strong believer in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, whether as their official supervisor or as an unofficial mentor. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested.