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Hawkins, Keith

Keith Hawkins

Associate Professor
Department of Astronomy

Galactic & stellar archaeology; Chemical composition of stars; stellar spectroscopy; Galactic structure


Phone: 512-471-1309

Office Location
PMA 16.228

Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin (2023--)

Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin (2018--2023)

Simons Junior Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia University (2016-2018)

Ph.D., University of Cambridge  (2016)

B.S., Ohio University (2013)

Research Interests

Stellar spectroscopy/chemistry, Galactic & Stellar archaeology, Galactic structure and dynamics, stellar populations; large spectroscopic surveys


Vera Rubin Distinguished Visiting Professor, UC Santa Cruz, 2023

University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Science Excellence in Teaching 2022

Ohio University University-wide Commencement Speaker 2021

Flatiron Institute/CCA IDEA Scholar 2021–2022

Scialog Fellow, 2018

Simons Society of Fellows, 2016-18

British Marshall Scholar, 2013-16

King’s College (Cambridge) Studentship, 2013-16

Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, 2011

Beth Brown Memorial Prize in Astronomy, 2011

Bart and Priscilla Bok Award in Astronomy, 2009