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Rachel Bean

Professor of Astronomy


Welcome! I am a Professor in the Department of Astronomy and am currently serving as the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell, overseeing admissions, advising, career development and registrar services, and the undergraduate curriculum.

My research is in the field of cosmology, the study of how the universe began and evolved into what we see today. Information about my teaching, my research and that of the students working with me, and a brief bio can be found on this site.


Rachel Bean
612 Space Sciences Building
Department of Astronomy
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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