Fall 2015 Teaching:
ASTR 5740: "The Interstellar Medium and Star Formation"
introduces students to current research on Star Formation
and the Interstellar Medium.
Phases of the ISM.
Molecular clouds and PDRs.
Formation of stars and star clusters.
Feedback and self-regulation of star formation.
Stellar winds, supernovae, and superbubbles.
Impacts of the environment on planet formation.
Class: Meets Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 2:00 - 2:50 PM in Duane E-126
Office hours: Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 PM or by appointment.
Course Poster -
Course Materials (lectures, homework, solutions)
Research and Outreach:
The insterstellar medium, star formation, feedback and the self-regulation of star formation.
Formation of clusters and massive stars. Protostellar outflows and jets.
Molecular Clouds. Astrobiology. Black-holes and cosmology.
Observations from visual to radio wavelengths. Instrumentation. Major recent projects
Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey
Herschel Galactic Plane Survey (Hi-GAL).
Recent PhD receipients:
Current senior graduate student:
I give popular talks on astronomy and cosmology to the general public and
amateur astronomy groups. Bo Reipurth and I have written a popular
The Birth of Stars and Planets
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