Protoplanetary Disks Group at the CfA
Andrews, Czekala, Rosenfeld, Harris, Qi, Wilner, Espaillat, Kraus, MacGregor, Tu, Powell
(not pictured: Brown, Maury, Birnstiel)
Circumstellar disks are a generic outcome of the star formation process. They preserve an historical imprint from the collapse of a molecular cloud core, play a fundamental role as accretion conduits that help set the stellar mass function, and comprise the material reservoirs used to build planets. We study many aspects of circumstellar disks using a wide variety of observational techniques, with a special focus on the analysis of radio interferometer data.
2013-05: Diana Powell awarded the 2013 Goldberg Prize for her junior thesis.
2013-05: Karin Öberg accepts a faculty position at Harvard University.
2013-05: Catherine Espaillat accepts a faculty position at Boston University.
2013-03: Robert Harris accepts a postdoctoral fellowship position with CARMA at the University of Illinois.
2012-10: Stefan Kraus accepts a faculty position at the University of Exeter.
2012-07: Sky & Telescope cover story features our SMA observations of transition disks.
2012-05: Karin Öberg gives annual prize pH Lecture at CfA.
2012-02: NRAO public relations piece on TW Hya deuterium paper.
2011-11: Harvard Gazette article on our ALMA Cycle 0 programs.
2011-09: David Wilner's successful ALMA Cycle 0 program is featured by NRAO and CfA in press releases.
2011-05: Karin Öberg accepts a faculty position at the University of Virginia.
2011-04: Meredith Hughes accepts a faculty position at Wesleyan University.
2011-03: IRAM newsletter article on our new 345 GHz observations of the LkCa 15 disk.
2010-10: Sean Andrews and David Wilner are awarded the Smithsonian Institution Secretary's Research Prize.
2010-05: Meredith Hughes receives the Fireman Fellowship prize for outstanding Harvard Ph.D. thesis.
2010-05: Sean Andrews gives annual prize pH Lecture at CfA.
2010-04: Sean Andrews accepts a staff position at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
2010-01: Ian Czekala awarded a Chambliss Student Achievement Award for his poster at the 215th AAS meeting.
2009-08: Science at the Smithsonian article on the SMA Oph disk survey.
2009-07: SAO Weekly Science Update on the SMA Oph disk survey.
2009-06: Sky & Telescope article on the SMA Oph disk survey.
2009-06: CfA/UCLA press release: Radio Telescope Images Reveal Planet-Forming Disk Orbiting Twin Suns.
Large Project Teams
Disks@EVLA (PI: Claire Chandler, 17 co-Is include Andrews, Wilner)
e-MERLIN PEBBLES (PI: Jane Greaves, 25 co-Is include Wilner)
Herschel GASPS (PI: Bill Dent, 38 co-Is include Andrews)
Herschel DEBRIS (PI: Brenda Matthews, 28 co-Is include Wilner)
Recent articles lead by group members
Qi, Öberg, Wilner, & Rosenfeld 2013, ApJ, 765, L14
Qi, Öberg, & Wilner 2013, ApJ, 765, 34
Birnstiel, Dullemond, & Pinilla 2013, A&A, 550, L8
MacGregor, Wilner, Rosenfeld, Andrews, Matthews, Hughes, Chiang, Graham, Kalas, Kennedy, & Sibthorpe 2013, ApJL, 762, L21
Espaillat, Ingleby, Furlan, McClure, Spatzier, Nieusma, Calvet, Bergin, Hartmann, Miller, & Muzerolle 2013, ApJ, 762, 62