Mar 9, 2011 - Massive Star Formation by Dr. Cassandra Fallscheer

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Massive Star Formation: The Role of Disks� And Beyond - Dr. Cassandra Fallscheer, Postdoctoral, University of Victoria, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics


During this talk I will give an introduction to high mass star formation highlighting some of the research carried out during my PhD studies, but I will also introduce the Herschel project I am currently working on here at HIA. I will discuss some of the radio astronomy 'tools of trade' as well as an instrumentation project which I contributed to at the Submillimeter Array receiver lab during my PhD studies.


I grew up in northern California. Shortly after I moved away to college, a community observatory was built in my hometown so I volunteered as a docent there during school breaks. I studied math and physics as an undergrad at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and then went to Wesleyan University for a masters degree in astronomy studying low mass star formation. Afterward, I moved to the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany where I finished my PhD on high mass star formation a little over a year ago. I have been a postdoc at UVic/HIA since last summer working with Herschel data on star formation.


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