David Silva
David Silva, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean

Office: BSE 2.110D
Phone: (210) 458-4450
Email: DavidR.Silva@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
  • astronomical data services and systems
  • extragalactic stellar populations
  • host stars of exoplanets
  • international observatory development, implementation, and operation


Ph.D. in Astronomy; University of Michigan
B.Sc. in Astronomy and Physics; University of Arizona

Research Interests

Dr. Silva's specific scientific research interests are in the general area of stars and stellar systems, especially as tracers for how galaxies formed and evolved over the last 13 billion years. His career has focused on the design, development, and operation of major publicly-funded, ground-based astronomical observatories for the research communities of Europe and the Americas.


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