David Cohen

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This spring I'm teaching a lab for Physics 4L:
E&M and Optics with Biomedical Applications
Last fall I taught Astro 16 – Astrophysics:
Stars, ISM, and Galaxies
with Prof. Jesse Rivera
and also Astro 126 – 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

last modified: February 9, 2020

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