Philip Choi is an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy. Prior to arriving at Pomona College, he was a Jet Propulsion Lab postdoctoral fellow working at the Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology. He obtained his B.A. at Wesleyan University (advisor: Prof. William Herbst) and his M.S. and PhD. at the University of California, Santa Cruz (advisor: Prof. Puragra Guhathakurta).
Professor Choi’s research interests have spanned a range of astrophysical topics including the study of star formation in young stellar clusters, the modeling and investigation of galaxy interactions in the nearby universe, the star formation and AGN activity of distant galaxies in the early universe and most recently the development of adaptive optics (AO) instrumentation.