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Michael Loewenstein Name: Michael Loewenstein
Title: Associate Research Scientist
Room: NASA GSFC
Phone: (301) 286-3615
E-mail: mloewenstein
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Michael Loewenstein's research focuses on combining data analysis, interpretation, and theoretical modeling of X-ray emission from galaxies and clusters of galaxies to study the nature and distribution of dark matter, and the formation and evolution of galaxies. The objects of his study include elliptical and dwarf spheroidal galaxies, clusters of galaxies, extragalactic X-ray stellar populations, and supermassive black holes. He has been a guest observer for the ROSAT, ASCA, RXTE, CHANDRA, XMM-NEWTON, and SUZAKU X-ray satellite programs.

In addition to the University of Maryland, Dr. Loewenstein is affiliated with the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology, and NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Astrophysics Science Division X-ray Astrophysics Laboratory where he has worked since 1990. Prior to that, he held post-doctoral positions at the University of Colorado and University of Cambridge Institute of Astronomy. His Ph.D. is from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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