Stars And Galaxies Projects
The Role of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Dense Cloud Absorption Features: The Last Major Unanswered Question in Interstellar Ice Spectroscopy
Friday, October 31 2014 - 4:48 pm, PDT
Interstellar dust plays a vital role in the star formation process and the eventual formation of planetary systems including our own. Ice mantles are an important component of the dust: reactions involving simple ices can create more complex (and astrobiologically interesting) molecules, and ices sublimated back into the gas phase influence the gas-phase chemistry.
Thursday, September 04 2008 - 4:07 pm, PDT
A study to determine the fraction of elliptical galaxies that show star formation and to measure their star formation rates.
Accretion Disk Processes: From Dust to Planetesimals, and Formation and Evolution of Satellite Systems
Friday, August 01 2008 - 4:40 pm, PDT
A study into how planetesimals form from dust and how satellite systems form around giant planets.
Monday, January 28 2008 - 10:02 am, PST
Study of the life cycle of interstellar medium using spectral line imaging by the Stratospheric TeraHertz Observatory, furthering our understanding of star formation.
Thursday, March 15 2007 - 10:15 am, PDT
This study supports the implementation and operation of the signal processing chain for the Kepler Mission.