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Officers:

Director - Greg Taylor
Associate Director - Ylva Pihlström

Members:

Rouzbeh Allahverdi
Darcy Barron
Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
Diana Dragomir
Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
P.A. (Trish) Henning
Dinesh Loomba
John T. McGraw
Ylva Pihlström
Richard J. Rand
Gregory Taylor

Associate Members:

Hèlène Dickel
John Dickel
Jayce Dowell
Jess Dowell
Frank Schinzel
Kevin Stovall
Ken Obenberger
Stephen White

Trish Henning, Professor

 
Research Interests:

My current work centers on mapping the large-scale structure of the Universe where it lies hidden by our own Milky Way galaxy.

Why work in such an obscure region? The lack of convergence of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation dipole with the inferred gravitational acceleration caused by the inhomogeneous distribution of galaxies in the local Universe means we must be overlooking some important mass structures. For instance, the supposed "Great Attractor", a supercluster-sized mass overdensity inferred from galaxy flows, lies behind our own Galaxy.

I use radiotelescopes in the northern and southern hemispheres to conduct surveys for (optically) hidden galaxies, and involve undergraduate and graduate students in the discovery and follow-up study of these newly-recognized galaxies.

Greg Taylor: gbtaylor@unm.edu | 505.277.3166  OR   Rich Rand: rjr@phys.unm.edu | 505.277.2073
University of New Mexico Department of Physics and Astronomy
MSC07 4220 - 1919 Lomas Blvd NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001