Jeffrey L. Linsky

Fellow of JILA; Fellow of CASA; Research Professor, Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences

Dr. Linsky's research group, "The Cool Star Mafia" (CSM), analyzes high resolution X-ray and ultraviolet spectra to study the comologically important deuterium abundance of the universe and to infer the physical properties of the local interstellar medium and the outer atmospheres of stars. Spectra obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Far Ultraviolet Spectrograph Explorer (FUSE), and Chandra X-ray Obseratory (CXO), together with radio observations from the Very Large Array (VLA), provide the fundamental data for these studies. These data are compared with stellar atmosphere models, radiative transfer calculations of spectral line profiles, and plasma spectroscopy codes to obtain physical models of the emitting plasmas.

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