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:
- exploitation of existing and forthcoming national and international ground- and space-based astronomical observing facilities/missions;
- exploitation and mining of the present and forthcoming generations of multiwavelength data archives;
- development of scientific requirements for future astronomical observing facilities/missions and future data archival and mining methods;
- analysis and modeling of multiwavelength astronomical and astrophysical data.
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
LAMA research in the news:
Spectacular nebula views captured with X-ray vision (see also the Chandra X-ray Center's image gallery and the RIT News story ``Sweeping X-ray Imaging Survey of Dying Stars is Uncharted Territory'' )
Links to recent LAMA publications and funding awards:
Highlights of LAMA research in 2011 can be found via the following links: