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Jon Miller

Jon Miller

(University of Michigan)

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

Rupali Chandar

(University of Toledo)

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).