Héctor G. Arce

The Impact of Young Stellar Outflows on their Surroundings
Contact information:
Department of Astrophysics
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
Fellowship status:
Starting year: 2004
AAPF alumnus
Fellowship institution: American Museum of Natural History
Research Interests:

I am interested in observational studies of the star-formation process. In particular, I study outflows from young stellar objects and their impact on the interstellar medium. My research focuses on how much energy and momentum outflows deposit on their surrounding environment at different size and density scales ---from the 1000 AU scale high density circumstellar envelopes to the parsec-scale low-density intercloud medium--- I also study the effects outflows have on the star-formation process, the evolution of molecular clouds and the physical state of the interstellar medium.

Education and Outreach Interests:

I am working with the education department at the Museum of Natural History (AMNH) to provide scientific research experience to high school students, from traditionally underrepresented groups, through hands-on projects using a small radio telescope. I also teach astronomy to students attending the AMNH middle school program.