Cosmic Magnetism & Interstellar Physics
Exploring the physics of the interstellar medium and astrophysical magnetic fields at Stanford University.
PI: Susan E. Clark
Our group is working on a diverse set of problems involving Galactic and extragalactic magnetism, 3D ISM structure, interstellar turbulence, star formation, and polarized cosmological foregrounds, among other topics. More information coming soon!
Our research is funded in part by grants from the NSF and NASA.
I am an Assistant Professor of Physics at Stanford. I am an astrophysicist, with primary research interests in cosmic magnetic fields, magnetohydrodynamic processes, and the interstellar medium. My group and I tackle these complex systems with a combination of observation, simulation, and analytic theory.
Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford, I was a NASA Hubble Fellow and postdoctoral member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. I received my Ph.D. in 2017 from Columbia University, where I was an NSF Graduate Fellow, and I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a Morehead-Cain scholarship. I am originally from Annandale, Virginia.
Astrophysical magnetism is a data-intensive, multi-wavelength field. I collaborate on a number of ambitious astrophysics and cosmology experiments, including the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, Simons Observatory, CMB-S4, CCAT-Prime, LiteBIRD, PICO, the Galactic Australian SKA Pathfinder (GASKAP), the Global Magneto-Ionic Medium Survey (GMIMS), and the Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST). I co-founded the Pan-Experiment Galactic Science Group, which brings together scientists from a number of collaborations to facilitate Milky Way science with CMB experiment data.
Graduate Rotation Student
Kendall Zylstra, Undergraduate research, 2022. Currently a junior at Stanford. Ari Cukierman, KIPAC Fellow, 2021-2022. Currently a postdoc at Caltech. Sally Jiang, Leadership Alliance, Summer 2021. Currently a senior at Yale.
Physics & Astrophysics Building Room 234 452 Lomita Mall, Stanford, CA 94305