Asa Bluck

Assistant Professor


Office: ASTRO 206

Phone: 305-348-5093


Dr. Bluck is an Assistant Professor of Physics at the Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida, USA. He completed his BSc in Physics (Durham, 2005), MSc in Cosmology (Sussex, 2007), and PhD in Astrophysics (Nottingham, 2011). He has held postdoctoral positions at the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii, the University of Victoria in Canada, ETH Zurich in Switzerland, and the University of Cambridge in the UK. His research is focused on extragalactic astrophysics and observational cosmology, particularly the formation and evolution of galaxies within a cosmological context. He is especially interested in the formation of stars within galaxies, the cessation of star formation via ‘quenching’, and the role of supermassive black holes in galaxy evolution. Dr. Bluck has authored 45 research articles on these topics in peer-reviewed scientific journals, collectively receiving over 2000 citations. Throughout his career, Dr. Bluck has received numerous honors, including a life senior membership of Hughes Hall College, University of Cambridge; Fellowship of the Royal Astronomical Society; and Chartership at the UK Institute of Physics. Dr. Bluck will be teaching Modern Astrophysics (Fall 2022, Undergraduate) and Cosmology (Spring 2023, Graduate).