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Natalie Gosnell

Associate Professorat Colorado College
Colorado Springs,
United States
Focus area: Astronomy, Space

Dr. Natalie Gosnell is an observational astrophysicist, artist, and Associate Professor of Physics at Colorado College. Dr. Gosnell graduated from Colorado College with a degree in Physics in 2008, received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was a McDonald Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin before returning to Colorado College to join the faculty in 2016. Dr. Gosnell’s research uses observational data from telescopes on the ground and in space to explore the stories of binary star systems. In her role as a teacher-scholar, Dr. Gosnell seeks to bring creative practices into both the physics classroom and her research pursuits. She is also a co-creator and co-writer of The Gift, an immersive installation that animates Dr. Gosnell’s astrophysics research on companion stars and opens up metaphorical space for grief, care, and renewal. The Gift premiered in December 2022 at New York Public Library (co-presented by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts) and was exhibited for three months in Spring 2023 at the Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs. Her artistic residencies include the Sundance Institute Theater Labs, Brooklyn College, and The Public Theater. She is a 2021 Cottrell Scholar, a member of the Guild of Future Architects, and was awarded the Colorado College Excellence in Teaching Award in 2023.