Jen Miller's Research

Jen Miller

I am a Faculty Research Assistant here at the University of Maryland under the direction of Professor Lee Mundy. I am involved with several groups including: Gould's Belt (GB) Spitzer Legacy Science team, The Laboratory for Millimeter Wave Astronomy Group (LMA), The Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA), and the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science & Technology (CRESST).

Gould's Belt (GB) Spitzer Legacy Science Program
The GB Legacy team is mapping over ten molecular clouds in our galaxy at various infrared wavelengths to get a census of populations of young stellar objects. I process data from the InfraRed Array Camera (IRAC) and the Multi band Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS) Instruments, including band merging of source extractions from IRAC and MIPS, source visualization, and automated source classification.

My Planetary Nebula Discovery
While processing Spitzer data, I discovered a planetary nebula. Pictured are twelve different multi-wavelength views from optical to far infrared. I plan on looking into this further as well as differences between IRAS and Spitzer interferometry.

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