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Mark Reid

Center for Astrophysics
Senior Astronomer


Dr. Reid has published over 300 papers related to the study of masers, red giant stars, star formation, active galactic nuclei, Galactic structure, and cosmology. He is one of the pioneers of the technique of Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI). Currently, he is working to achieve near micro-arcsecond accurate astrometry at centimeter wavelengths, allowing trigonometric parallax measurements of distance to newly formed stars across the Milky Way, as well as proper motion measurements of other galaxies. He is the PI of the BeSSeL Survey to map the spiral structure of the Milky Way.