University of Washington (1985)
Joined UW in
Scott Anderson’s current research interests focus on observational studies of accretion driven phenomena, including quasars and compact binaries. Along with affiliated students and postdocs, Anderson makes use of data from a variety of ground- (e.g., ARC 3.5m) and space-based instruments (e.g., Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory). He is also actively involved in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), as the co-PI (with P. Green of CfA) of the Time Domain Spectroscopic Survey in SDSS-IV and as the Program Head of the Black Hole Mapper being developed for the next-generation phase (“After Sloan IV”). Anderson teaches courses related to high energy astrophysics and radiative processes.