Laboratory for Multiwavelength Astrophysics (LAMA)

A subset of the faculty, staff and students from the School of Physics & Astronomy and the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science within the College of Science at Rochester Institute of Technology participate in the Laboratory for Multiwavelength Astrophysics (LAMA). The mission of LAMA is to foster the utilization and advancement of cutting-edge techniques in multiwavelength astrophysics by RIT faculty, research staff, and students, so as to improve human understanding of the origin and fate of the universe and its constituents.

LAMA exists to support the following astrophysics activities at RIT:


Participating Faculty: Joel Kastner (CIS; LAMA Director), Jennifer Connelly (SoPA), Roger Dube (CIS), Jeyhan Kartaltepe (SoPA), Michael Richmond (SoPA), Andrew Robinson (SoPA)

Affiliated Faculty: Stefi Baum (U. Manitoba), Chris O'Dea (U. Manitoba)

Research Staff: Rupal Mittal, Benjamin Sargent

Graduate Students (2014-15 roster): Triana Almeyda, Kevin Cooke, Marcus Freeman, Yashashree Jadhav, Davide Lena, Kristina Punzi, Valerie Rapson, Trent Seelig, Sravani Vaddi, Billy Vazquez (all AST Ph.D.); Xingchao Yu (CIS)

Undergraduate Students (2014-15 roster): Cicely DiPaolo (CIS), John Reuter (Physics), Kaitlyn Schmidt (Physics), Lucas Shadler (Physics)

Research Activities

LAMA research and researchers in the news:

Highlights of recent LAMA research can be found via the following links: