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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

Teaching

Office Address

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

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Education/Academic qualification

Astrophysics, Ph.D., UC Berkeley

Award Date: Dec 1 2000

Astronomy, M.A., UC Berkeley

Award Date: Dec 1 1996

Physics and Astronomy, B.A., Harvard University

Award Date: Jun 1 1994

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Research Output

Structural and Dynamical Analysis of 0.1 pc Cores and Filaments in the 30 Doradus-10 Giant Molecular Cloud

Indebetouw, R., Wong, T., Chen, C. H. R., Kepley, A., Lebouteiller, V., Madden, S. & Oliveira, J. M., Jan 10 2020, In : Astrophysical Journal. 888, 2, 56.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The EDGE-CALIFA survey: Using optical extinction to probe the spatially resolved distribution of gas in nearby galaxies

    Barrera-Ballesteros, J. K., Utomo, D., Bolatto, A. D., Sánchez, S. F., Vogel, S. N., Wong, T., Levy, R. C., Colombo, D., Kalinova, V., Teuben, P., García-Benito, R., Husemann, B., Mast, D. & Blitz, L., Feb 1 2020, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 492, 2, p. 2651-2662 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Formation of high-mass stars in an isolated environment in the Large Magellanic Cloud

    Harada, R., Onishi, T., Tokuda, K., Zahorecz, S., Hughes, A., Meixner, M., Sewiło, M., Indebetouw, R., Nayak, O., Fukui, Y., Tachihara, K., Tsuge, K., Kawamura, A., Saigo, K., Wong, T., Bernard, J. P. & Stephens, I. W., Apr 1 2019, In : Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan. 71, 2, 44.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Relations between Molecular Cloud Structure Sizes and Line Widths in the Large Magellanic Cloud

    Wong, T., Hughes, A., Tokuda, K., Indebetouw, R., Onishi, T., Bandurski, J. B., Chen, C. H. R., Fukui, Y., Glover, S. C. O., Klessen, R. S., Pineda, J. L., Roman-Duval, J., Sewiło, M., Wojciechowski, E. & Zahorecz, S., Nov 1 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 885, 1, 50.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The EDGE-CALIFA survey: Exploring the star formation law through variable selection

    Dey, B., Rosolowsky, E., Cao, Y., Bolatto, A., Sanchez, S. F., Utomo, D., Colombo, D., Kalinova, V., Wong, T., Blitz, L., Vogel, S., Loeppky, J. & García-Benito, R., Jan 1 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 488, 2, p. 1926-1940 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Datasets

    Data for: Relations Between Molecular Cloud Structure Sizes and Line Widths in the Large Magellanic Cloud

    Wong, T. (Creator), Hughes, A. (Creator), Tokuda, K. (Creator), Indebetouw, R. (Creator), Onishi, T. (Creator), Bandurski, J. B. (Creator), Chen, C. H. R. (Creator), Fukui, Y. (Creator), Glover, S. C. O. (Creator), Klessen, R. S. (Creator), Pineda, J. L. (Creator), Roman-Duval, J. (Creator), Sewilo, M. (Creator), Wojciechowski, E. (Creator) & Zahorecz, S. (Creator), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sep 25 2019

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