Ramprasad Rao @ ASIAA

I am a scientist, astronomer, and an engineer with the Institute of Astronomy, Academia Sinica at the Submillimeter Array (SMA) on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

Doctoral Research and Thesis

The official title of this dissertation is "Measurement of magnetic fields from linear polarization of dust emission". This thesis was done at the Department of Astronomy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It deals with polarization with the erstwhile BIMA interferometer array operating at millimeter wavelengths. The BIMA array later became part of the CARMA telescope which is now not operational anymore.

Here is a PDF copy of my Ph. D. Thesis.

The ADS Link for this thesis is ADS Link to Thesis.

My Ph.D. adviser: Dr. Richard M. Crutcher.

At UCB, I have worked with Richard Plambeck in the Radio Astronomy Laboratory.

You should also visit Dan Marrone's webpage and look at his Ph. D. dissertation for a lot more about conducting polarimetry observations with the SMA.

Here is a link to my official webpage -- Ramprasad Rao's ASIAA Webpage.

SMA Image of the Magnetic Field in NGC 1333 IRAS 4A