Professor Eric Gawiser is a member of the Graduate Faculty. He studied Physics and Public Policy as an undergraduate, received his Ph.D. in Physics for research in theoretical cosmology, and joined the Rutgers faculty in 2007 to study distant galaxies using the world's largest telescopes. His discovery of distant galaxies that are the ancestors of galaxies like our own Milky Way was covered by USA Today, BBC, and newspapers from as far away as Thailand, India, Turkey and Kazakhstan. Prof. Gawiser enjoys advising students and has supervised the research of eight Rutgers undergraduates. He teaches undergraduate Astrophysics for both science majors and non-majors and gives frequent lectures for the general public on Astrophysics research.