Physics and Astronomy Dept.
Rice University
6100 S. Main
Houston, Texas 77005-1892

Office: Hermann Brown 350
Telephone: (713) 348-2245
Fax: (713) 348-5143
Email: hartigan@sparky.rice.edu
Dr. Hartigan studies phenomena associated with young stars, including accretion disks, stellar jets and shock waves, and the characteristics of the young stars themselves. He uses the Hubble Space Telescope as well as ground-based telescopes, and combines these data with theoretical models to better understand how stars form in our galaxy, and to develop a picture of what conditions were like when our own solar system was born.

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