Nathaniel Butler

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004

Biography

Nat Butler is an astrophysicist interested in the properties and evolution of the early universe. His current research focuses on experiments to observe and study astrophysical explosions and to use these to probe the first stars and galaxies and their environments.

Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2003
  • B.A. Physics (magna cum laude), Princeton University 1998  

Research Interests

Nat Butler is an astrophysicist interested in the properties and evolution of the early Universe. His current research focuses on experiments to observe and study astrophysical explosions and to use these to probe the first stars and galaxies and their environments.

 

Research Activity

  • Butler,Nathaniel Richard*. The Reionization and Transients IR Camera: A High-z GRB Search Machine. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(7/30/2015 - 7/29/2016).
  • Butler,Nathaniel Richard*. Cy9 RATIR: The Reionization and Transients IR Camera: A High Z-GRB Search Machine. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(8/6/2013 - 1/5/2015).
  • Butler,Nathaniel Richard*. The Reionization and Transients IR Camera: A High-z GRB Search Machine. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(11/20/2012 - 11/19/2013).
  • Butler,Nathaniel Richard*. CY-7 The Reionization and Transients IR Camera: A High-z GRB Search Machine. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(4/9/2012 - 4/8/2013).
  • Butler,Nathaniel Richard*. Cy 7- Studying Black Holes in the Local Universe: Swift Follow-Up of Tidal Flares. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(3/28/2012 - 3/27/2013).

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
SES 350 Eng Syst & Exper Problem Solv
SES 492 Honors Directed Study
PHY 495 Project Research
SES 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
AST 113 Astronomy Laboratory I
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
AST 421 Astrophysics I
PHY 495 Project Research
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
SES 350 Eng Syst & Exper Problem Solv
PHY 495 Project Research
PHY 792 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
AST 113 Astronomy Laboratory I
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
PHY 495 Project Research
AST 533 Galaxies and Cosmology III
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
SES 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
SES 350 Eng Syst & Exper Problem Solv
AST 494 Special Topics
PHY 495 Project Research
AST 499 Individualized Instruction
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
SES 792 Research
AST 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
AST 113 Astronomy Laboratory I
GLG 592 Research
AST 692 Research
PHY 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
AST 112 Intro Stars, Galaxies & Cosmo
PHY 495 Project Research
AST 499 Individualized Instruction
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
SES 692 Research
AST 692 Research
PHY 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
SES 350 Eng Syst & Exper Problem Solv
PHY 495 Project Research
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
AST 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
AST 113 Astronomy Laboratory I
GLG 592 Research
AST 692 Research
PHY 792 Research
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
PHY 495 Project Research
AST 533 Galaxies and Cosmology III
GLG 592 Research
AST 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
PHY 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
SES 350 Eng Syst & Exper Problem Solv
PHY 495 Project Research
PHY 792 Research
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
PHY 792 Research
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
AST 112 Intro Stars, Galaxies & Cosmo
PHY 495 Project Research
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
SES 350 Eng Syst & Exper Problem Solv
PHY 495 Project Research

Expertise Areas