Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy
Research Areas

Research areas include:

The study of the birth, life, and death of stars

Comet debris trails observed with the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer

Gravitational lenses

Morphological classification of near-infrared stellar spectra

The use of artificial neural networks in astronomical problems

Radiative transfer in non-LTE, turbulent plasmas with discontinuous flows

Optimal instrumentation for moderate-sized telescopes

Observational and statistical studies of star formation

Simulation of the MIRA & Hubble Deep Impact ejecta cloud observations