University of Massachusetts Department of Astronomy LGRT-B 619E 710 North Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01003-9305


Ph.D. Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, 1986

Education: B.S. Physics, Boston College, 1980

Research Interests

My research focuses upon the physics of the cold, neutral interstellar medium with an emphasis on the molecular component to address the following questions. How do clouds of molecular gas condense from the atomic gas substrate? Which cloud properties and physical processes regulate the production of stars in galaxies?  What are the key properties of MHD turbulence in molecular clouds? I pursue these questions with observations of molecular and atomic line emission to examine the gas kinematics and infrared and radio continuum measurements to compile populations of newborn stars. These measurements come from the LMT, ALMA, JVLA, and archived IR data from Spitzer, Herschel, and 2MASS.