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Paglione, TimothyPaglione, Timothy
Earth and Physical Sciences
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- Space Science
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.
Degree Institution Field Dates PhD Boston University Astronomy 1997 BS Stevens Institute of Technology Physics 1990