Gary Ferland with students around laptop
  • Video
  • Dec 06 2018

Since 1981, with continuous funding from NSF and NASA, UK astronomer Gary Ferland has used computing to better understand our universe. He developed Cloudy, a computer code that predicts how light is emitted so scientists can interpret the light received from celestial bodies.

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Series Spotlight People Behind Our Research

Why do we want you to meet our researchers?

The scientists and scholars at the University of Kentucky are remarkable people. Some of them have a very personal connection to field they have chosen: a family member battling addiction or disease. Some of them began their journey based on curiosity. A drive to find out why the world works the way it does.

What they all have in common is a passion to ignite progress and partner across fields and with communities to confront, head on, the most profound challenges. Research can do that, and our researchers tell you why and how.

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  • Podcast
  • Feb 01 2018

Hear how William Stoops chose drug abuse research, why mentoring is one of his favorite parts of his job, and why he sees the chance to do NIH-funded research as a privilege.