Tom Hartquist

Tom HartquistWork address:
Tom Hartquist
School of Physics & Astronomy
E.C. Stoner Building
The University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK

Room:
EC Stoner 9.60

Telephone:
+44 (0)113 34 33885

Email:
t.w.hartquist@leeds.ac.uk

Responsibilities:
Too many!

Research interests:
Star and planet formation; Starbursts/AGN/Cooling Flows; Hydrodynamics and magneto-hydrodynamics of astrophysical flows; Molecular astrophysics; Dusty plasmas; Mesospheric physics

Publications:
Refereed publications on ADS

Background:
Tom Hartquist studied at Harvard where he later worked as a postdoctoral fellow. In 1980 he was awarded a Royal Society Jaffe Donation Fellowship to conduct research in University College London. Subsequently, he became a senior scientist in a Max Planck Institute, part of what is generally considered the leading European scientific establishment outside the UK. His first work in astrophysics was in cosmology, but he became more fascinated in problems concerning how molecules regulate stellar birth and stellar death and how magnetic fields affect the dynamics of astrophysical sources. He has worked on the acceleration of cosmic rays and how they contribute to the support of plasma high above the disk of the Galaxy, atmospheric physics, lightning in the protoSolar nebula, starburst galaxies and many other topics. He has edited and authored several highly regarded books for Cambridge and Oxford University Presses.