Mark Heyer

Adjunct Professor
Assoc. Director, FCRAO
heyer@astro.umass.edu

Education: 

Ph.D. Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, 1986
Education: B.S. Physics, Boston College, 1980

Research Interests: 

My research focuses upon the physics of the cold, neutral interstellar medium with an emphasis on the molecular component to address the following questions. How do clouds of molecular gas condense from the atomic gas substrate? Which cloud properties and physical processes regulate the production of stars in galaxies?  What are the key properties of MHD turbulence in molecular clouds? I pursue these questions with observations of molecular and atomic line emission to examine the gas kinematics and infrared and radio continuum measurements to compile populations of newborn stars. These measurements come from the LMT, ALMA, JVLA, and archived IR data from Spitzer, Herschel, and 2MASS.  

Office: 

LGRTB-853

Address: 

University of Massachusetts Department of Astronomy LGRT-B 853 710 North Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01003-9305

Phone Number: 

413-545-4264

Fax: 

413-545-4223
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