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Andrew Fox is an ESA/AURA astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, the scientific home of the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope. His research focuses on diffuse gas in and around galaxies (particularly the Milky Way), and the role it plays in powering star formation and driving galaxy evolution. His work uses ultraviolet, optical, and radio spectroscopy to determine the physical and chemical properties of the gas in galaxy halos. At STScI, he is a member of the COS Instrument Team and the Science Mission Office. Before joining STScI, he worked at the Institute of Astronomy (IoA) in Cambridge, UK, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile, the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University College London (UCL).
Recent Work
December 2016: Book I edited on Gas Accretion onto Galaxies.
October 2016: NASA Science Cast movie about the Smith Cloud
January 2016: NASA Press Release on the Smith Cloud
December 2015: Paper and New Scientist article on the Smith High-Velocity Cloud
November 2015: Annual Reviews Article on the Magellanic Stream
October 2015: Feedback in the Magellanic Clouds Workshop at STScI
January 2015: Hubble Hangout - video of online talk show about Hubble results
January 2015: Press coverage on Galactic Center outflow results:
NASA, Science News, Astronomy Mag, Spectroscopy Now, Le Monde December 2014: Paper on the Milky Way's Binocical Nuclear Outflow
July 2014: Science News article on Magellanic Stream mass results
June 2014: Video of Public Outreach Talk on the Gaseous Universe on Youtube
April 2014: Paper on astro-ph on the Magellanic Stream
March 2014: Blog piece on STScI "Eye on the Universe" website.
August 2013: Press coverage on Magellanic Stream abundance results:
NASA press release, ESA press release, Nature News article, Huffington Post Video
Research Interests
- Interstellar, circumgalactic, and intergalactic gas
- High-velocity clouds (HVCs): abundances, ionization, origin, fate
- Magellanic Clouds: ISM, feedback, interaction, Magellanic Stream
- Damped Lyman-Alpha (DLA) and Lyman Limit Systems (LLS)
- Fermi Bubbles, Galactic Center outflow
Mailing Address
Space Telescope Science Institute
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
Office phone: +1 410 338 5083