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Millimeter/submillimeter Observations of Chemical and Physical Complexity in Protoplanetary Disks
Dust and gas rich protoplanetary disks are the formation sites of planets, and are virtually ubiquitous around young (<1 Myr) stars. Understanding these environments is crucial to determining future exoplanet compositions, ...
Novel Astrophysical Constraints on Black Holes
While black holes have captured both the public and scientific interest, they are still counted amongst the most mysterious objects in the Universe. In this dissertation, we study these objects from an astrophysical ...
The Life and Death of Interstellar Turbulence: The Intriguing Case of Ophiuchus
In this thesis, I present the identification and analyses of a population of coherent structures in nearby molecular clouds, L1688 in Ophiuchus and B18 in Taurus. The newly discovered coherent structures have a typical ...
From Stars to Galaxies: Unveiling Their Properties, Connection, and Evolution With Next Generation Stellar Models
Many areas of astrophysics spanning orders of magnitudes in physical scales—from exoplanets to high-redshift galaxies—are deeply rooted in our interpretation of light emitted by stars. Thus the importance of a well-tested ...
Massive Black-Hole Binary Mergers: Dynamics, Environments & Expected Detections
This thesis studies the populations and dynamics of massive black-hole binaries and their mergers, and explores the implications for electromagnetic and gravitational-wave signals that will be detected in the near future. ...
The Resolved Spatial Distribution of Solids in Protoplanetary Disks
Observations of protoplanetary disks provide key constraints on theories of planet formation. The fundamental challenge for planet formation theory is the timescale for the formation of planetesimals. Theory predicts that ...