Stars are arguably the most important constituent of the Universe, responsible for making nearly all the elements besides hydrogen and helium. Remarkably, there seems to be a cosmic budget on how many stars of different masses the Universe makes. To understand the origin of this budget, I study the gas inside star-forming regions with radio telescopes, trying to piece together how these gases are organized by their environment to form structures that will eventually collapse and give birth to stars.
My Software Packages
My Python implementation of a multi-dimensional filament finding algorithm is publically available on GitHub as the CRISPy package.
My Python multi-component spectral-fitting program for ammonia lines is publically available on GitHub as the MUFASA package.