- Curriculum Vitae
Earth and Physical Sciences
Degree Institution Field Dates PhD Boston University Astronomy 1997 BS Stevens Institute of Technology Physics 1990
Though I greatly enjoy branching into new areas when the opportunity arises, my main field is microwave spectroscopy of interstellar molecular clouds. I study primarily the very largest clouds in galaxies, which form the most massive stars. These stars live furiously, greatly affecting their surroundings with their winds and radiation, then die dramatically in giant explosions that enrich the interstellar medium in heavy elements. Their lives are relatively brief as well (only 10 million years or less) so their impact is not only profound but immediate. Certain galaxies known as starbursts create numerous clusters of these massive stars in their centers.
- Areas of Expertise:
- Articles in Field Of Expertise:
Paglione, T. A. D. & Abrahams, R. D.. "Properties of Nearby Starburst Galaxies Based on their Diffuse Gamma-ray Emission." The Astrophysical Journal. 755 2012: 106.
Smolčić, V., Zamorani, G., Schinnerer, E., Bardelli, S., Bondi, M., Birzan, L., Carilli, C. L., Ciliegi, P., Ilbert, O., Koekemoer, A. M., Merloni, A., Paglione, T., Salvato, M., Scodeggio, M., Scoville, N.. "Cosmic Evolution of Radio Selected Active Galactic Nuclei in the COSMOS Field." The Astrophysical Journal. 696 2009: 24.
Smolčić, V., Schinnerer, E., Zamorani, G., Bell, E. F., Bondi, M., Carilli, C. L., Ciliegi, P., Mobasher, B., Paglione, T., Scodeggio, M., Scoville, N.. "The Dust Un-Biased Cosmic Star Formation History Derived Using 1.4 GHz Data From the VLA-COSMOS Survey." The Astrophysical Journal. 690 2009: 610.
Liu, C. T., Capak, P., Mobasher, B., Paglione, T. A. D., Scoville, N. Z., Tribiano, S. M., and Tyson, N. D.. "The Faint End of Starburst Galaxy Luminosity Functions In The COSMOS 2-Square Degree Field." The Astrophysical Journal. 672 2008: 198.
Paglione, T. A. D., Yam, O., Tosaki, T., Jackson, J. M.. "The Structure, Kinematics and Physical Properties of the Molecular Gas in the Starburst Nucleus of NGC 253." The Astrophysical Journal. 611 2004: 835.
Paglione, T. A. D., Wall, W. F., Young, J. S., Heyer, M. H., Richard, M., Goldstein, M., Kaufman, Z., Nantais, J., Perry, G.. "A Mapping Survey of the 13CO and CO Emission in Galaxies." The Astrophysical Journal. 135 2001: 183.
- Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise:
Paglione, T. A. D.. "Photodissociated Molecular Gas in NGC 253." ASP Conference Series. 320 2004: 47.
- Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances:
" Star Formation from the Radio to Gamma-Rays " 4/25/11: Boston University Astronomy Dept..
" Star Formation from the Radio to Gamma-Rays " 5/17/11: AMNH Astrophysics Dept..
" Star Formation from One End of the Spectrum to the Other " 10/21/10: York College Provost Lecture.
" Star Formation from the Radio to Gamma-Rays " 10/31/08: Tri-State Astronomy Conference.
NSF, AstroCom NYC: A Partnership between Astronomers at CUNY, AMNH, and Columbia University. 9/1/12 - 8/31/17: $1.74M.
NASA, Origins of the Gamma-ray Emission from Infrared-Luminous Galaxies Observed with Fermi. 4/23/12 - 4/22/13: $15,000.
NASA, NY Space Grant, York Affiliate. 4/23/12 - 4/22/13: $5,000.
New York City Reso A, The York College Observatory. 8/30/05 - present: $560,000.
NASA + private/corporate, Science, Engineering, Mathematics, & Aerospace Academy. 10/1/05 - 9/30/12: about $1M.
- Other Professional Activities and Public Service:
Observatory Public Open Night: 2/1/02 - present.
AMNH space show Project Scientist: 7/1/08 - 5/1/09, 5/20/12 - 10/1/13.
AMNH Big Bang Theatre show Project Scientist: 1/19/10 - 9/30/10.