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Matt Wood Astronomer I am an astronomer with a research focus of cataclysmic variable stars, astrophysical fluid dynamics, and white dwarf evolution and pulsations. See the links at left for additional information. Currently I'm serving as the Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at Texas A&M University-Commerce, so don't have as much time for research as I used to. My home department is Physics and Astronomy.

A&M-Commerce is a member of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) Telescope Consortium. SARA consists of 13 university members who jointly operate three 1-meter class research-grade telescopes at premier observatories around the globe (SARA-KP in Arizona, USA; SARA-RM on La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain; and SARA-CT in Chile). Our membership provides ~60 nights per year of remote access to consortium telescopes for our students and faculty.

I am the author of Python and Matplotlib Essentials for Scientists and Engineers, available here.