Jon Miller is a 2002 graduate of MIT where he obtained
his Ph.D. in physics. His science and research interests
include super-massive black holes in active galactic
nuclei, and connections to stellar-mass black holes;
galaxy formation and accretion at red-shifts of
z >1; “Ultra-Luminous” X-ray Sources
(ULXs) – potentially intermediate-mass black
holes – in nearby galaxies. His current research
focuses on accretion onto black holes and neutron
stars, and accretion in T Tauri stellar systems.
Jon Miller's collaborators on the Hubble proposal
(9796) of M74 are: G. Fabbiano and A. Zezas (Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics), P. Kaaret (University
of Iowa), J. Grindlay (Harvard University), A. Kong
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology), A. King
(University of Leicester), M. Ward (University of
Durham), V. Kalogera (Northwestern University),
M. Krauss (Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
and M. Garcia (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Rupali Chandar received an undergraduate degree
in Physics and Astronomy from Haverford College,
and her Ph.D from Johns Hopkins University in 2000.
She is currently an assistant professor of astronomy
at the University of Toledo. Before going to Toledo,
she worked at the Space Telescope Science Institute
and studied nearby starburst galaxies from far-
and near- ultraviolet STIS spectroscopy. Additional
research interests involve characterizing the young,
massive star cluster populations in late-type galaxies,
and their relationship to the super star clusters
found in starbursts.
The Hubble image of M74 was also created from HST
data from proposal 10402 of which Rupali Chandarwas
the lead scientist. Her team includes B. Whitmore
(STScI), R. Kennicutt Jr. (University of Cambridge),
L. Bianchi (Johns Hopkins University), D. Calzetti
(University of Massachusetts), D. Elmegreen (Vassar
College), B. Elmegreen (IBM/T.J. Watson Research
Center), M. Regan (STScI), S. Larsen (European Southern
Observatory, Germany), and J. Brodie (University
of California, Santa Cruz).