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Andrew Fox is an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland. His research focuses on diffuse gas in and around galaxies, and the role it plays in galaxy formation and evolution, with an emphasis on the Milky Way. His work uses ultraviolet, optical, and radio spectroscopy to determine the physical and chemical properties of the gas in the Galactic halo (click here for more details). At STScI, he is a member of the COS/STIS Instrument Team and the Science Mission Office. Before joining STScI, he worked at the Institute of Astronomy (IoA) in Cambridge, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile, the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP) in France, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University College London (UCL).

August 2013: Press coverage on Magellanic Stream abundance results:
NASA press release, ESA press release, Nature News article, Huffington Post Video
March 2014: Blog piece on STScI "Eye on the Universe" website.
April 2014: New paper on astro-ph on the Magellanic Stream
June 2014: Video of Public Outreach Talk on the Gaseous Universe on Youtube
July 2014: Science News article on Magellanic Stream mass results
December 2014: New Paper on the Milky Way's Binocical Nuclear Outflow
Research Interests
- Interstellar, circumgalactic, and intergalactic gas
- High-velocity clouds (HVCs): abundances, ionization, origin, fate
- Magellanic Clouds: ISM, feedback, interaction
- Damped Lyman-alpha systems (DLAs): abundances, kinematics, hot gas
- Lyman Limit Systems (LLSs): hot gas, kinematics, metallicities
- Gaseous inflow and outflow: observational tracers, effects on galaxy evolution
- Gamma-ray burst host galaxies: ISM properties, ionization modeling
Mailing Address
Space Telescope Science Institute
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
Office phone: +1 410 338 5083
afox[at]stsci[dot]edu