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Erin Cox

Cox, Erin

NSF MPS-Ascend Postdoctoral Fellow

  1800 Sherman, 8061


Dr. Erin Cox is an observational astronomer who studies star and planet formation. Her work focuses on how magnetic fields influence the earliest stages of protostellar collapse (<100,000 yr), 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.

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