David Cohen

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-   beta Crucis press release and Times article




In fall 2015 I am teaching Astro 16: Modern Astrophysics.
I am also supervising student research with the telescope.
Information about astronomy and physics course offerings
is available on the department website or in greater detail
in the course catalog.

My primary research interests (see links below) involve the interaction of matter with intense radiation fields, both in cosmic and laboratory settings. Areas I work in include radiation-driven stellar winds — material pushed off the surfaces of stars by starlight — stellar x-ray emission, and x-ray heated plasmas, including fusion plasmas. I study all of these using spectroscopy and numerical modeling.




Hot Star Winds


X-ray Astronomy


Laboratory Astrophysics


Inertial Confinement Fusion



cohen -at- astro -dot- swarthmore -dot- edu

last modified: May 28, 2015

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