Department of Astronomy
P.O. Box 400325
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325
krs9tb [at] virginia [dot] edu
You can see where I got interested in massive stars. As an undergraduate,
I specialized in star formation and Wolf-Rayet stars and worked with
Dr. Stephen Skinner at CASA (Center for Astrophysics and
Space Astronomy). Here is a quick list of some of the things we did:
- X-ray survey of single WR stars, including a Chandra ACIS observation
of the rare oxygen type Wolf-Rayet star WR 142.
- X-ray and infrared studies of the cluster NGC 2071 using an Chandra
ACIS observation, archive Spitzer data, and an upcoming MMT observation.
- Analysis of X-ray emission from FU Orionis stars using data obtained with
XMM-Newton , including V1735 Cyg.
- X-ray observations of Sigma Ori. This research uses data from Chandra
ACIS-S/HETG (High Energy Transmission Grating).
- Spitzer observations of the massive protostar IRAS 20126+4104 and its
shocked outflow using IRAC images.
- Multiwavelength investigations of the young cluster NGC 6193, focused
on Spitzer IRAC and MIPS data, with some comparisons to the 2Mass database and
images from Chandra and Pico dos Dios.