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Charles J. Lada

Center for Astrophysics


My primary research interests center around understanding the origin and early evolution of stars and the cold molecular clouds which spawn them. I am an observational astronomer. I use observations at millimeter, sub millimeter, infrared and optical wavelengths to decipher the complex physical processes
that lead to the creation of stars in the Milky Way and other galaxies and to investigate the role of star formation in driving the evolution of galaxies.

BA. Boston University , 1971; PhD. Harvard University 1975