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: Preeti Kharb, Rupal Mittal, Benjamin Sargent

Graduate Students (2013 roster): Triana Almeyda, Kevin Cooke, Marcus Freeman, Davide Lena, Dave Principe, Kristina Punzi, Valerie Rapson, Sravani Vaddi, Billy Vazquez (all AST Ph.D.)

Undergraduate Students (2013 roster): Mollie Corrigan (Physics), Kayla Emerson (Physics), Mike Every (Physics), Andrew Ferris (Physics), Alyssa Hunter (Physics), Kaitlyn Schmidt (Physics), Trent Seelig (Imaging \& Photo Tech), Luke Shadler (Physics)

Research Activities

LAMA research and researchers in the news:

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