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Jennifer Marshall

Faculty: Assistant Professor


MIST M420 (main office)

MASS 203 (aux. location)


Jennifer Marshall is an astronomical instrument builder in the Munnerlyn Astronomical Instrumentation Lab and has led the group's activities in several large collaborations, including the Dark Energy Survey and the HETDEX project. She is now the co-PI of GMACS, the wide field multi-object spectrograph that will be a first-light instrument for the Giant Magellan Telescope. Her scientific interests include the study of near-field cosmology, specifically using metal-poor stars found in the halo of the Milky Way to better understand the formation mechanisms of the Galaxy and of the Universe as a whole. She is also the PI of the REU Site in Astronomical Research and Instrumentation at Texas A&M, which brings talented undergraduates from other universities to conduct scientific research with Texas A&M astronomers each summer.

Selected Publications

T. T. Hansen, A. H. Riley, L. E. Strigari, J. L. Marshall, P. S. Ferguson, J. Zepeda, and C. Sneden. “A Chemo-dynamical Link between the Gjöll Stream and NGC 3201.” The Astrophysical Journal, 901(1), 23, Sep 2020.

T. T. Hansen, et al. “Chemical Analysis of the Ultrafaint Dwarf Galaxy Grus II. Signature of High-mass Stellar Nucleosynthesis.” The Astrophysical Journal, 897(2), 183, Jul 2020.

J. L. Marshall, et al. “Chemical Abundance Analysis of Tucana III, the Second r-process Enhanced Ultra-faint Dwarf Galaxy.” The Astrophysical Journal, 882(2), 177, Sep 2019.

Awards & Recognition

  • Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar (2015)
  • Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Award for Mentoring (2011)

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