add contact to address book
University of Michigan Department of Astronomy1015 Dennison Building500 Church Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1042
Office Location(s): 921 Dennison
PhD, University of Virginia | Key Collaborator: Ted Bergin
Chemistry of the interstellar medium
Justin Neill studies the buildup of molecular complexity in protostellar objects, with a focus on understanding the physical and chemical conditions of star-forming regions. Many of these clouds are known to contain a wealth of prebiotic organic molecules, which inform on their surroundings through an analysis of their molecular line profiles in the millimeter and submillimeter wavelength regions. Neill is using new broadband radio/far-infrared astronomical facilities — currently Herschel, but also in the near future interferometers like ALMA — to investigate the conditions of high-mass star-forming regions. These new facilities offer unprecedented bandwidth, sensitivity, and spatial resolution, and Neill seeks to develop new techniques with which to use the massive data sets from these facilities to gain insight into the physical and chemical structure of molecular clouds.
For articles that include this author, use this ADS search.
830 Dennison500 Church St.
Ann Arbor, MI