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Research Interests

Molecular Clouds
Star Formation in Nearby Galaxies
Evolution of Disk Galaxies

Professional Information

Prof. Wong's research group uses observations of interstellar gas in galaxies to understand their structure and evolution.  We study primarily CO, an abundant tracer of molecular gas in galaxies, and investigate the links between molecular clouds, their surrounding galaxies, and the rate of star formation.  We also use gas as a probe of the dynamics of galaxy disks.

Honors & Awards


Office Address

227 Astronomy Building, MC-221
1002 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

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Education/Academic qualification

Astrophysics, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Award Date: Dec 1 2000

Astronomy, M.A., University of California, Berkeley

Award Date: Dec 1 1996

Physics and Astronomy, B.A., Harvard University

Award Date: Jun 1 1994


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