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: Stefi Baum (CIS), Roger Dube (CIS), Joel Kastner (CIS; LAMA Director), Jacob Noel-Storr (CIS), Chris O'Dea (Physics), Michael Richmond (Physics), Andrew Robinson (Physics)

Research Staff: Dinalva Aires De Sales, Preeti Kharb, Rupal Mittal, Rudy Montez, Ben Sargent

Graduate Students: Marcus Freeman, Davide Lena, Dave Principe, Kristina Punzi, Valerie Rapson, David Saroff, Sravani Vaddi, Billy Vazquez

Undergraduate Students: Stephanie Darling, Marc Magagnoli, Trent Seelig

Research Activities

LAMA research in the news:

  • Links to recent LAMA publications and funding awards:

    Highlights of LAMA research in 2011 can be found via the following links: