Northrop Grumman, AeroSpace Systems
Rancho Bernardo, CA
Phone: (760) 480-7848
My research focused on the molecular gas content of nearby spiral galaxies.
I have been making "on the fly" maps of CO with the NRAO 12 meter telescope
at Kitt Peak and comparing them to HI maps as well as other star formation
tracer emission (such as 21 cm continuum and 100 um FIR emission).
The galaxy shown here is IC 342, a nearby (2 Mpc) spiral known for its
starburst nucleus. HI is shown in red, CO in green, with the regions
of overlap in yellow.