I am the William & Caroline Herschel Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at McMaster University. I study galaxy evolution with a focus on the molecular gas that fuels star formation in the peak epoch of galaxy growth (z~2-3, or about 10 billion years ago). You can read some press about my work and the fellowship here. The bulk of my observations have been made with the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array, but I also use ALMA and a number of other interferometers. You can usually find me in my office puzzling at my computer, which is located on the third floor of ABB (A.N. Bourns Science Building).

A closeup photo of one of the ALMA dishes


Learn more about my research in galaxy evolution.

A photo of pages of notes, homework, and a book


Experiences in teaching and pedagogical training.

A photo of a Lego Mindstorm orrery

Public Outreach

Getting kids to love science.

A watercolor painting by Chelsea of Arecibo with a star-forming nebula in the sky

More about Chelsea

A brief bio, my calendar, and some fun stuff.

Get In Touch

Feel free to contact me using any of the methods below. If you're in the neighborhood, you can always pop by my office in ABB 349 (but you may want to check my calendar first).

  • Address

    Chelsea Sharon
    Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
    McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West
    ABB Room 349
    Hamilton, ON L8S-4M1