Andrew A. West


I am an assistant professor in the Department of Astronomy at Boston University.  My major research interests center around M and L-type dwarf stars (the smallest yet most numerous stars in the Milky Way).  I am interested in what we can learn about their internal structure and generation of magnetic fields, as well as how we can use them to understand the structure and evolution of the Galaxy.  I have also been known to dabble in nearby galaxy evolution.

My friend and colleague at MIT, Dr. John Bochanski, says that we spend our days, “solving the mysteries of the Universe” - but when I am not doing that (or on an airplane), I enjoy teaching, playing ultimate frisbee, cooking, hiking and spending time with my family and friends.

Contact information:

Department of Astronomy

Boston University, CAS 422A

725 Commonwealth Ave

Boston, MA 02215


aawest at bu dot edu