Ylva Pihlström

Associate Professor at the Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of New Mexico. Being a radio astronomer, my favorite subjects are the Galactic Center, astrophysical masers, but also starburst galaxies and Active Galactic Nuclei. I use radio interferometery observing techniques, including Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI).  I I have also participated in work with the Long Wavelength Array (LWA). 

Research students

Graduate student Samantha Wallace is investigating solar wind acceleration theories, and how they match with spacecraft data.

Undergraduate student Cameron Trapp is searching for 43 GHz calibrators that may be used for VLBI studies in the Galactic plane.

Undergraduate student Isaiah Santistevan is working on the infrared properties of the AGB stars in our BAaDE sample, to determine the SEDs. 

Graduate student Michael Stroh is working on the BAaDE project, determining the velocities from ALMA detected sources.

Eric Jaderlund is working on distance determinations to proto-planetary nebulae using water  masers for astrometric VLBA observations. 

Graduate student Bridget McEwen is working on research related to masers and the conditions in the shocked environment in a supernova remnant - molecular cloud collision. She will be graduating in June 2016. 

Research student Bob Mesler graduated in November 2013, with his thesis on environments of gamma-ray burst progenitors.