Patrick E. Palmer
Professor Emeritus, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics; and the College

Education: SB 1963 (Physics) Univ. of Chicago; MA 1965; Ph.D. 1968 (Physics) Harvard University

Phone: (773) 702-7972
Location: ERC 585

Publications: ADS | arXiv | inSPIRE
Palmer's primary interest is star formation, and he has used a variety of radio astronomical techniques. Recent projects have included 1) measurements of motions of natural masers within very small regions with the Very Long Baseline Array and 2) using the VLA to image disks around newly formed stars. The ultimate goal of the latter study is to learn about planet formation.

Teaching Courses
Past courses:
  • [ASTR 24100] The Physics of Stars and Stellar Systems: 2005 - 2006 (Autumn); 2004 - 2005 (Autumn)
  • [PHSC 11900] Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics: 2004 - 2005 (Autumn)
  • [PHSC 12700] Stars: 2004 - 2005 (Spring)