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Image of Jenny Calahan, courtesy of Jenny (left) and some of the authors at the SMT on Mt Graham, courtesy of Yancy Shirley (right).

UA Undergrad Attacks Problem of Massive Star Formation in Molecular Clouds

Recent UA graduate Jenny Calahan (BS in Astronomy and Physics 2018), in collaboration with faculty Member Dr Yancy Shirly, has used Arizona Radio Observatory data to identify the possible birth places of stars weighing more than 8 Solar Masses.  As well as Calahan (who is about to start graduate school at U Michigan) and Professor Shirley, Stewardites include Dr Brian Svoboda (PhD 2018,  now a Jansky Fellow) , Elizabeth Ivanov, Jonathan Schmid, Anna Pulley, Jennifer Lautenbach, Nicole Zawadzki, Christopher Bullivant, Claire Cook, Laurin Gray, Andrew Henrici, Massimo Pascale, Carter Bosse, Quadry Chance, Sarah Choi, Marina Dunn, Ramon Jaime-Frias, Ian Kearsley, Joseph Kelledy, Collin Lewin, Qasim Mahmood, Scott McKinley, Adriana Mitchell, and Daniel Robinson. You can read the press release HERE. and a preprint of the journal paper HERE.

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