Nick Scoville

Nick Scoville is the Francis L. Moseley Professor of Astronomy at Caltech[4] and departmental chair.

Nick Scoville
Known forCosmic Evolution Survey[1]
AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship (1981)[2]
Jansky Lecturership (2015)[3]
Bruce Medal (2017)
Scientific career
FieldsMolecular clouds
InstitutionsCalifornia Institute of Technology


His research interests include interstellar molecular clouds, the star formation which occurs in these clouds, interacting ultraluminous-infrared galaxies and active galactic nuclei. His main hobby outside of astronomy is steel sculptural welding. He works on the Hubble Heritage Project, and the Cosmic Evolution Survey[1] multi-wavelength deep-field study of galaxies in the early universe.


  1. ^ a b Scoville, N.; Aussel, H.; Brusa, M.; Capak, P.; Carollo, C. M.; Elvis, M.; Giavalisco, M.; Guzzo, L.; Hasinger, G.; Impey, C.; Kneib, J. ‐P.; Lefevre, O.; Lilly, S. J.; Mobasher, B.; Renzini, A.; Rich, R. M.; Sanders, D. B.; Schinnerer, E.; Schminovich, D.; Shopbell, P.; Taniguchi, Y.; Tyson, N. D. (2007). "The Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS): Overview". The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. 172: 1. arXiv:astro-ph/0612305. Bibcode:2007ApJS..172....1S. doi:10.1086/516585.
  2. ^ John Simon Guggenheim Foundation | Nicholas Z. Scoville
  3. ^ 2015 Jansky Lecture: Dr. Nick Scoville — Science Website
  4. ^ "Nick Z. Scoville". Caltech. Retrieved 2008-12-23.