Stuart Vogel's Research

Stuart Vogel

I am a radio astronomer working on star formation and the interstellar medium in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies. I also have a Fabry-Perot spectrometer for studies of extended optical emission line objects which I use at Palomar and at Las Campanas. My optical interests include galactic nebulae, gas flows in galaxies, detection of ionized gas above and beyond the HI disks of galaxies, and measurement of the metagalactic ionizing flux.

I received my Ph.D. in Astronomy from U.C. Berkeley in 1983. I was a postdoc at Berkeley and at Caltech before becoming an assistant professor at RPI in 1987. I joined the Maryland faculty in 1989.

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Research Interests
Stuart Vogel's research centers mostly on interstellar gas in the nearby extragalactic universe. He observes with the CARMA array to study the cold molecular interstellar medium in nearby galaxies. This medium provides the fuel for star formation. He also uses optical Fabry-Perot spectrometers to investigate the internal kinematics and dynamics of nearby galaxies and the interstellar medium, and to study diffuse gas in the halos of nearby galaxies.

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