Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
University of Toronto
50 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3H4
hildingneilson ”at” gmail.com
neilson “at” astro.utoronto.ca
I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. My research interests focus on the physics of stars from their evolution to their dynamic structures (pulsation and mass loss) to their radiation (stellar atmospheres and polarized light).
My history starts in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada where I grew up, and I did my undergrad in Halifax, NS at St. Mary’s University in Astrophysics. I earned my PhD at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada where I worked on stellar pulsation and atmospheres with Prof John B Lester. You can find my dissertation here. After my PhD, I spent three years as a research fellow at the Argelander Institute for Astronomy at the University of Bonn working in the Stellar Physics group.