Photo of Tracy Beck Name:  Tracy Beck

Title: Gemini Science Fellow


Phone:  (808)  974-2579

Address:  Gemini Observatory
                  670 N. A'ohoku Pl.
                  Hilo, HI  96720 

[Biography] [Research and Results] [Bibliography]


Tracy Beck joined the staff at Gemini North Observatory in August 2001 as a Gemini Science Fellow.

She received her B.S. in Astrophysics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1995 and her M.S. in Astronomy from SUNY Stony Brook in 1997.  Her Ph. D. research, entitled "Observational Investigations of Obscured Young Stars", was done under the directorship of Michal Simon at Stony Brook and was completed in June 2001.

Research and Results

Tracy's primary research interests are young solar-type stars -  multi-wavelength variability studies of young stars and infrared luminous companions (specifically T Tau and Haro 6-10), the composition of material in circumstellar disks,  high resolution near infrared adaptive optics imaging of young multiple stars varying environments and the spatial distribution of stars and brown dwarfs in young star clusters.


Beck, Tracy L. &  Simon, M. The Variability of T Tauri, RY Tauri, and RW Aurigae from 1899 to 1952 2001 AJ, 122, 413

Beck, Tracy L.; Prato, L. &  Simon, M.  Evidence for Extinction and Accretion Variability in T Tauri South  2001, ApJ, 551, 1031

Leinert, Ch.; Beck, T. L.; Ligori, S.; Simon, M.; Woitas, J. &  Howell, R. R.  The near-infrared and ice-band variability of Haro 6-10 2001 A&A, 369, 215

Simon, M.; Beck, Tracy L.; Greene, T. P.; Howell, R. R.; Lumsden, S. &  Prato, L Lunar Occultations of Young Stars in Southern Taurus 1999 AJ, 117, 1594

Simon, M.; Close, L. M. & Beck, Tracy L  Adaptive Optics Imaging of the Orion Trapezium Cluster 1999 AJ, 117, 1375

Ghez, A. M.; McCarthy, D. W.; Patience, J. L. & Beck, T. L. The Multiplicity of Pre-Main-Sequence Stars in Southern Star-forming Regions 1997 ApJ, 481, 378.

Last Updated: April 17, 2002