Eddie Schlafly

I'm a research scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, trying to understand the structure of the Galaxy, and especially its dust, using observations of stars. My most recent work uses the DECam instrument on the Blanco 4-m telescope to image the southern Galactic plane, to understand its stars, gas, and dust. I also use APOGEE spectroscopy to understand how dust properties vary, and the PS1 survey to infer the three-dimensional structure of the dust in the Milky Way.