Eric Schlegel, Ph.D.
The Vaughan Family Professorship in Physics & Astronomy
Office: AET 3.324
Phone: (210) 458-6425
Areas of Specialization
- Astrophysics of Interacting Binary Stars
- X-ray Emission of Spiral Galaxies
Ph.D. in Astronomy; Indiana University Bloomington
M.S. in Astronomy; Indiana University Bloomington
B.S. in Astronomy and Atmospheric Science; State University of New York, Albany
Our group investigates a variety of astrophysical problems. Supernovae emit X-rays as the outgoing shock runs over circum-stellar material from prior phases of mass loss. Diffuse X-ray emission is present in face-on spiral galaxies that may or may not correspond to regions of massive star formation. Increasingly, members of the group are working on MHD simulations of the jet launching region of blazars and the radiative emission sites of neutron stars.