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Erin Cox

Cox, Erin

Postdoctoral Associate

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Dr. Erin Cox is an observational astronomer that studies star and planet formation. Her work focuses on how magnetic fields influence the earliest stages of protostellar collapse (~10-20 kyr), and how this affects disk formation. Erin uses high-resolution, dust polarization observations at multiple frequencies to determine the mechanisms responsible for this emission in these high density regions. She has also used ALMA to study the physical characteristics of older, pre-main-sequence disks (~ few Myr) that are likely forming planets.‚Äč

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