portrait.jpg Curriculum Vitae


Space Telescope Science Institute
3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
(410)-338-4450, wofford at stsci dot edu
Room N409

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Massive star populations as cosmic engines
Observed & computed properties in nearby galaxies (<100 Mpc)
Radiative, chemical, and mechanical energy feedback
Relevance to higher redshift studies
Optical & ultraviolet imaging & spectroscopy


Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
Postdoc (2009-present)
Supervisor: Claus Leitherer

PI HST-GO-12951 (2012, 15 orbits), Do Lyman-alpha photons escape from star-forming galaxies through dust-holes?
PI NASA-ADP09-62 (2010, archival), Star formation properties of local star-forming galaxies
CoI HST-GO-12472 (2011), The cosmic carbon conundrum
CoI HST-GO-12172 (2010), Is the extraordinary super star cluster NGC 3125-1 an imposter?
CoI HST-GO-12173 (2010), Feedback between stars, ISM and IGM in IR-luminous galaxies
CoI HST-GTO-11522 (2009) & 12027 (2010), COS-GTO: star formation / Lyman-alpha

1. Wofford, A., Leitherer, C., Salzer, J., 2013, ApJ, 765, 118
Lyα Escape from z~0.03 Star-Forming Galaxies: the Dominant Role of Outflows
2. Wofford, A.+, 2012, arXiv
Massive Stars: Key to Solving the Cosmic Puzzle
3. Wofford, A., Chandar, R., and Leitherer, C., 2011, ApJ, 727, 100
Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of Circumnuclear Star Clusters in M83
4. Wofford, A., Chandar, R., and Leitherer, C., 2011, BSRSL, 80, 445
FUV and UVIS observations of circumnuclear star clusters in M83
5. Wofford, A., Chandar, R., and Leitherer, C., 2011, ASPC, 440, 143
The Massive Star Content of Circumnuclear Star Clusters in M83
6. Wofford, A. 2009, MNRAS, 395, 1043
Predictions of the extent of self-enrichment in oxygen of giant metal-poor HII regions
7. Nava, A., Casebeer, D., Henry, R. B. C., Jevremovic, D., 2006, ApJ, 645, 1076
On the Determination of N and O Abundances in Low Metallicity Systems