Galaxies on my mind
Dr. Lisa M. Young, Professor of Physics
New Mexico Tech
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801
fax: 575-835-5707

lyoung at

Office: 363 Workman

1987 University of Illinois Laboratory High School (Go Uni!)
1991 AB magna cum laude in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Harvard University

1997 PhD in Astronomy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1995-1997 Predoctoral Fellow, NRAO Socorro
1997-1999 Tombaugh Postdoctoral Scholar, Astronomy Department, NMSU
2000-2005 Assistant Professor, Physics, NMT
2005-2014 Associate Professor, Physics, NMT
2014-present Professor, Physics, NMT

Physics 321 (Intermediate Mechanics)
Physics 425 (Plasma Astrophysics: Fluids and MHD)
Physics 426 (Plasma Astrophysics: Radiative Processes and High Energy Astrophysics)

Research Interests
My research concerns the structure and evolution of galaxies.   I focus on the interstellar medium (ISM)  and the interplay between the ISM and the rest of the galaxy (stars, dark matter).  The ISM serves as the raw material for future star formation activity,  reveals the past history of a galaxy, and is a useful tracer of the mass distribution.  I work on elliptical, spiral, and dwarf galaxies.

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Selected Semi-Recent Papers

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