Dr. Arash Bodaghee
Department of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Welcome to the high-energy astrophysics group at Georgia College.
If posed as a question, our research objective would be: "What can we learn about the recent history of massive stars in the Milky Way by observing the global characteristics of our galaxy's X-ray populations?" Our research, which is carried out by undergraduate physics majors, covers three complementary components: search for new X-ray sources; characterize their radiative processes by analyzing multi-wavelength data; and interpret the results in the context of the evolutionary history of massive stars. The primary objectives are to use accreting compact objects (neutron stars and black holes) as laboratories for studying physics under extreme conditions, and to use the properties of X-ray source populations as tests of stellar and galactic evolution.
Telescopes that we rely on include Chandra, Fermi, INTEGRAL, MAXI, NICER, NuSTAR, Suzaku, Swift, and XMM-Newton.
The Research page features an up-to-date list of publications. Evolution will direct you to degrees, teaching experience and coursework. Wormholes is a page of links and material that I use for inspiration. The background image is of the Lagoon Nebula as captured by Fred Vanderhaven (the original can be found here: Astronomy Picture of the Day).