The AstroGen Team continues to compile a database of the world's astronomy-related doctoral dissertations and the institutions that have awarded the degrees. We now have approximately 27,000 theses listed. For each country we go back to the beginning of the modern Ph.D. or equivalent. More than half of the doctorates were awarded in 2000 or later. For each thesis we try to include the author (with links to a website or obituary), awarding institution, year of degree, thesis title, link to the thesis if online (nearly two-thirds are), translation of title if necessary, advisor(s), and other mentors. For universities and other doctorate-awarding institutions, we include names (both at time of degree and today), dates, and locations. Posting the database on the AAS website has been delayed by major changes in the AAS handling of IT, but we are hopeful that it will appear within the next year. I will present some summaries of our results to date and conduct a discussion of how we can expand our database. We have people currently working on France and Russia, but we need volunteers with linguistic ability and, preferably, familiarity with the academic cultures to take on Germany, Italy, and nearly all the countries of Asia.
American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #233
- Pub Date:
- January 2019