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Dr. Marc Seigar is Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Toledo.  Previously he has served as a Program Director in the Division of Astronomical Sciences at the National Science Foundation, as Associate Dean of the ​Swenson College of Science and Engineering, and as the Head of the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Minnesota Duluth. His research is focused on the structure, morphology and dynamics of galaxies and their dark matter halos and the nature of the dark matter particle.

Our research uses data collected at several ground-based and space-based facilities, including the following:


Hubble Space Telescope

Spitzer Space Telescope

Kitt Peak National Observatory

Lick Observatory



We are involved in the following projects:​

The Arkansas Galaxy Evolution Survey (AGES)
The Rubin Observatory (formerly LSST)
The H-alpha Galaxy Survey (HaGS)
The SCUBA HAlf Degree Extragalactic Survey (SHADES)