Dr. Anne Lohfink has been an Assistant Professor in MSU’s Physics Department since 2017. Anne’s research is focused on understanding the extreme conditions in the immediate vicinity of accreting supermassive black holes by studying the radiation produced this environment. In her research Anne interprets satellite observations, using models including our best understanding of plasma, atomic, gravitational, and astro-physics.


Before joining MSU, Anne completed her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge, UK. While Anne is mostly an X-ray astronomer, she has been known to venture into the optical, UV and radio astronomy. She is a member of the NuSTAR User’s Group and Science Team.


When not at work, Anne enjoys exploring the great outdoors, and getting her adrenaline fix skiing, or whitewater kayaking.