B.A. ( Wellesley College), M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Toronto, Canada).
Astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (retired) .
Her major area of expertise has been in the exploration of the classical Cepheid population of
our galaxy, particularly their fundamental properties (masses) and binary properties as related
to star formation. For this she has made observations with the IUE, HST, Chandra, FUSE, WIRE, and XMM
satellites. She was a major contributor to the construction of the Galactic
Most recently she has been a staff scientist at the Chandra X-ray Center , where she worked in user support and ran the Einstein (Chandra) Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program . Over her career she has taught at Erindale College of the University of Toronto, been a resident Astronomer at the IUE satellite and was associate director of the Space Astrophysics Laboratory at the Institute for Space and Terrestrial Sciences, York University .
Dr. Evans has published over 90 refereed journal articles. This work has appeared in such journals as Astronomy and Astrophysics, Astronomical Journal, Astrophysical Journal.
Nancy Evans is a Member of the American Astronomical Association and the Canadian Astronomical Society. She also belongs to Sigma Xi and the Association of Women in Science.
Cepheid Radial Velocity Fourier Coefficients from Evans, et al. 2015, AJ