Characterizing 'feedback' or outflows of material is essential to our understanding of galaxy evolution. Currently, I'm using Herschel Space Obsevatory and NEWFIRM observations to investigate feedback from nearby galaxies - also known as 'galactic winds'. Sylvain Veilleux (UMD) and Marcio Melendez (UMD) are advising me in this effort.
Dusty Winds: Extraplanar PAH Features of Nearby Galaxies
A. McCormick, S. Veilleux, D. S. N. Rupke, 2013