Dr. Marc Seigar is serving his second term as Head of the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he is a Professor of Astrophysics.  Formerly, he served as Associate Dean of the ​Swenson College of Science and EngineeringHe also holds adjunct positions at the Minnesota Institute of Astrophysics and the Arkansas Space Center. 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 Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
The H-alpha Galaxy Survey (HaGS)
The SCUBA HAlf Degree Extragalactic Survey (SHADES)

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