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Ian Stephens

Center for Astrophysics
SAO Postdoctoral Fellow


I am an SAO Postdoctoral Fellow working in the Radio and Geoastronomy Division. My focus is on star and disk formation. At the CfA, I am co-leading one of the largest surveys ever done with the Submillimeter Array. This survey, called MASSES, used the SMA to observe all protostars within the Perseus molecular cloud. I also study polarized emission from circumstellar disks, the role of magnetic fields in star formation, and high-mass star formation in the Galaxy and the Large Magellanic Cloud.