Professor of Astronomy, Department of Astronomy. Astronomer, Steward Observatory. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA.
Interstellar Medium; Active/Interacting Galaxies; Clusters of Galaxies; High Redshift Galaxies; Quasar Absorption Lines; Large Scale Structure; Intergalactic Medium; Early Universe; Extragalactic Lensing; Instruments & Techniques.
Professor Bechtold works on observational aspects of active nuclei, their host galaxies, the intergalactic medium, and quasar metal absorbers. She is an active user of the Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, as well as several ground-based telescope facilities. She is principle investigator of a new facility instrument for the MMT, the MMT Advanced Echelle Spectrograph, or MAESTRO, which saw first light in 2007 and will go into routine use in 2009.
American Astronomical Society, member - High Energy Astrophysics Division
Association for Women in Science, member
Astronomical Society of the Pacific, member
International Astronomical Union, member
Henri Chrétien Grant, 1990
Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1990
Ernest F. Fullam Award, 1989-1990
NSF Visiting Professor, 1989-1990
Bart J. Bok Postdoctoral Fellow, 1988-1989
Robert J. Trumpler Award, 1988
Andrew Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow, 1986-1988