The formation of stars

My research interests cover star formation, radio and submillimetre astronomy and interferometry. The particular topics I have worked on include:

Observational methods for studying star formation

Star formation relies on using astronomical techniques at almost all wavelengths.

I mainly used radio, millimetre and submillimetre techniques to examine the cold dust emission around young stars, probe the kinematics and chemistry using emission from molecules (such as CO, NH3, HCN, CH3OH and a slew of other interstellar poisons!), and trace the ionized gas which arises when massive stars form or when a star pushes out a supersonic jet of material.


A list of publications from an author search at ADS.

Publications and citations at Google Scholar.

Astronomical employers

My most recent post was as the software developer for the data reduction pipeline for the SCUBA-2 submillimetre camera in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia. No official research component unfortunately so I had to fit it in surreptitiously and/or rely on my coworkers to do research by proxy :-)

Previous places I worked: