Sean Linden

Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Ph.D. University of Virginia, Astronomy
M.S., University of Virginia, Astronomy
B.S. Case Western Reserve University, Astronomy, Mathematics & Physics




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

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I am interested in high-resolution studies of star clusters and HII regions, their corresponding molecular gas structures, and the process of feedback and regulation of the ISM in galaxies. Particularly, I utilize multi-wavelength datasets of both obscured (radio/submm and near-infrared) and unobscured (UV/optical) star-forming regions in Luminous Infrared Galaxies (LIRGs) in the local Universe. A primary component of this analysis is to compare the properties of LIRGs to normal star-forming galaxies, in order to understand the nature of the ISM in LIRGs, and the importance these environments have in the larger picture of galaxy evolution throughout cosmic time. I am conducting this work as a member of the Great Observatories All Sky LIRG Survey (GOALS), the Star Formation in Radio Survey (SFRS), the Legacy Extragalactic UV Survey (LEGUS), and the Clusters, Clumps, Dust, and Gas (CCDG) Survey, and the Feedback in Emerging Extragalactic Star Clusters (FEAST) survey.