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Home Page of Lynn D. Matthews

Research Scientist, MIT Haystack Observatory
Contact Information:
MIT Haystack Observatory
Off Route 40
Westford, MA 01886 USA

Phone: 1-781-981-5401 (direct line)
Phone: 1-781-981-5400 (main Observatory line)
Fax: 1-781-981-0590
E-mail: lmatthew [at] haystack dot mit dot edu

Current research programs:

HI 21-cm line studies of the circumstellar envelopes of evolved stars

The ALMA Phasing Project

Solar imaging with the Murchison Widefield Array

Multiwavelength studies of Edge-On "Superthin" Galaxies

The KaLYPSO project (a VLA/VLBA study of massive star formation in the Orion KL region)

Recent Press Releases and News Items

"Trailing Red Giants" podcast selected among the best science multimedia on the web for 2012 by Science Studio

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Press Release: Cosmology Standard Candle Not So Standard

MIT News and Spotlight Feature: A Massive Star is Born

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Weekly Science Update: Dark Matter in a Galaxy

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics/National Radio Astronomy Observatory Press Release: Close-Up Movie Shows Hidden Details in the Birth of Super-Suns

Selected Preprints and Recent Publications:

The Multi-Scale Environment of RS Cnc from CO and HI Observations (D. T. Hoai, L. D. Matthews, J. M. Winters, P. T. Nhung, E. Gerard, Y. Libert, & T. Le Bertre, 2014, Astronomy & Astrophysics, accepted)

High Angular Resolution and High Sensitivity Science Enabled by Beamformed ALMA (V. L. Fish et al, including L. D. Matthews, 2013; a white paper presenting the science case for a beamformed ALMA)

Dynamical Evidence for a Magnetocentrifugal Wind from a 20 Msun Binary Young Stellar Object (L. J. Greenhill, C. Goddi, C. J. Chandler, L. D. Matthews, and E. M. L. Humphreys, ApJ Letters, 770, L32)

Science with the Murchison Widefield Array (J. D. Bowman et al., including L. D. Matthews, 2013, PASA, 30, 31)

An HI Imaging Survey of Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars (L. D. Matthews, T. Le Bertre, E. Gerard, and M. C. Johnson, 2013, AJ, 145, 97)

Radio Stars and Their Lives in the Galaxy (L. D. Matthews, 2013, PASP, 125, 313)

Discovery of Detached HI Gas Shell Surrounding alpha Orionis (T. Le Bertre, L. D. Matthews, E. Gerard, and Y. Libert, 2012, MNRAS, 422, 3433)

New Evidence for Mass Loss from delta Cephei from HI 21-cm Line Observations (L. D. Matthews, M. Marengo, N. R. Evans, and G. Bono, 2012, ApJ, 744, 53)

Education and Public Outreach:

"Radio Stars" Podcast Series

Manitowoc 18000
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