Professor Jin Koda
Department of Physics and Astronomy
7:30 pm Room 001 ESS Building
Friday, September 7, 2012

Lights, Telescopes, and Interferometers

This talk is about what light is, how it is detected in telescopes, and how astronomy interferometers work.

Prof. Koda is an Assistant Professor of Astronomy in Stony Brook's department of Physics and Astronomy. Prior to Stony Brook, he had research appointments at Caltech and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. He studies the gas dynamical evolution of galactic disks, with an emphasis on star formation and interstellar medium (ISM) evolution. He is primarily a millimeter-wave radio astronomer, but employs both observational and theoretical approaches to explore gas structure, dynamics, and star formation over global galactic disks.