David Cohen

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images in Physics of Plasmas brochure
-   beta Crucis press release and Times article




In fall 2014 I am teaching Astro 16: Modern Astrophysics
and a new seminar, Astro 129: Cosmology. In the spring, I
will be teaching Astro 61: Current Problems in Astronomy
& Astrophysics
and my seminar, Astro 125: Stars in the
Interstellar Medium
. Information about astronomy and physics
course offerings is available on the department website or in
greater detail in the course catalog.

My primary research interests (see links below) involve the interaction of matter with intense radiation fields, both in cosmic and laboratory settings. Areas I work in include radiation-driven stellar winds — material pushed off the surfaces of stars by starlight — stellar x-ray emission, and x-ray heated plasmas, including fusion plasmas. I study all of these using spectroscopy and numerical modeling.




Hot Star Winds


X-ray Astronomy


Laboratory Astrophysics


Inertial Confinement Fusion



cohen -at- astro -dot- swarthmore -dot- edu

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