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Marc W. Pound
Title: Senior Research Scientist
Room: CSS 0225
Phone: (301) 405-1520
Marc Pound likes to keep to his own galaxy. His primary research interests are the kinematics of Galactic molecular clouds, low-mass star formation, and high latitude molecular clouds. He is currently involved in a project to use the world's most powerful lasers to simulate formation of the Eagle Nebula Pillars.
In addition to research, Marc has a long involvement in developing of
software to help astronomers do science: maximizing science return for users of the Atacama Large Millimeter
Array; understanding observations of photodissociation regions and
dust shells around young and evolved stars through user-friendly access
to state of the art models,
and in operations support of CARMA.
Marc received BA & MA degrees in Astronomy and Physics from Boston University. He then spent a few years as a radio astronomer at AT&T Bell Laboratories in the late 1980's. He got a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Maryland in 1994. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California at Berkeley, he returned to UMD as a faculty member in 1997.
Marc is also deeply involved in shared governance on campus, serving in the University Senate and on many university committees, and continues efforts for positive change in the academic lives of Professional Track Faculty.
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