Hilding R. Neilson
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
University of Toronto
50 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3H4 Canada
I am a researcher with a strong record of advancing our understanding of the physics of stars, from the nuclear-burning core out to the circumstellar medium where stellar winds interact with the interstellar medium. I exploit theoretical and numerical tools to compare with observational data sets to reveal the hidden physics of stars. More specifically, I am fascinated by low-mass planet-hosting stars and their atmospheres and the connections between measured star and planet properties. I also study stellar evolution, structure and atmospheres of massive stars including classical Cepheid stars, red giant and supergiant stars. I excel at and enjoy teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as participating in public outreach and science communication.
Get CV.pdf here – CV-23-Oct-2017