Jesse Golden-Marx

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University of Michigan Department of Astronomy
1003 Dennison Building
500 Church Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Office Location(s): 1003 Dennison
jessegm@umich.edu

  • About

    ScB, Brown University | Advisor: Sally Oey

    Evolution of massive stars and Oe/Be stars

    Jesse Golden-Marx is working to gain insight into the evolution of massive stars by studying Oe and Be stars – O and B stars surrounded by viscous decretion disks – in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). He is using a complete spectroscopic survey of field OB stars in the SMC to identify Oe/Be stars by their distinct Balmer emission lines. By comparing the population of field Oe/Be stars in the SMC to that of the Milky Way, Golden-Marx is exploring how the SMC’s low metallicity affects its population of such stars. He is also using this sample to identify the earliest Oe stars in existence not only to confirm that early type-O stars can form disks but also to better understand which properties of these stars allow disk formation to occur.    

    Related Interests

    Supernovae, variable stars.