Assistant Professor of Astrophysics
Emily Wilson is an astrophysicist with research interests in stellar systems. She joined the Lycoming faculty in 2022 after earning her Ph.D. in astrophysical sciences and technology from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y. Her areas of expertise include stellar evolution, binary star systems, common envelope evolution, and stellar interiors.
Major themes of Wilson’s peer-reviewed publications include: (i) the effects of convection on the outcomes of common envelope evolution and (ii) the patterns of changing majors in undergraduate programs. Other ongoing projects include convection in high-mass common envelope and the development of conceptually accurate sign language for physics classrooms.
Prior to receiving her M.S. and Ph.D. from RIT, she completed her undergraduate work at Franklin & Marshall College where she double-majored in astrophysics and German.