Cornelia C. Lang

Cornelia C. Lang
Professor & Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education (CLAS)
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2000
703 VAN
Office Phone: 
(319) 335-1945
Research Interests: 
Radio astronomy; x-ray astronomy; observational study of interstellar medium and galactic center.
  • Observations are multi-wavelength, using both radio interferometry and X-ray imaging/spectroscopy
  • Topics include the interstellar medium of the galactic center: magnetic and X-ray phenomena, stellar winds, and ionized and molecular gas
  • Students use the Very Large Array (VLA), the Owens Valley Millimeter Array (OVRO) and the Chandra X-ray Observatory
  • Students develop skills with data reduction and analysis using astronomical software and they develop programming skills using IDL
  • Students supported by a pre-doctoral research fellowship may reside at the VLA and interact with staff radio astronomers
  • Students also interact with other astronomy faculty