PhD Thesis: Dwarf Galaxies as Laboratories for Protogalaxy Physics
VLA observations of Sextans A: We have obtained 20-centimeter continuum observations of the star-forming Local Group dwarf galaxy Sextans A with the Very Large Array. We use these data to map out the radio continuum emission relative to the star formation and young stars, and to measure the magnetic field strength. Manuscript in prep.
Emission line mapping of low-metallicity star-forming dwarf galaxies: Using my set of narrowband emission-line filters, I'm mapping out the H-alpha, H-beta, and [OIII] emission in a sample of nearby, extremely metal-poor star-forming dwarf galaxies. These data allow me to map out the dust distribution, the hardness of the ionizing radiation, and the ultraviolet escape fraction into the intergalactic medium. Observations were taken with University of Arizona 2-meter telescopes during Spring 2016.
Constraining the low-luminosity end of the Radio/Far-infrared relation: The radio/far-IR relations is one of the most reliable star-forming measures used in extragalactic astronomy, but the physics underlying it are not well understood. We have obtained 6-centimeter observations with the VLA of a sample of dwarf galaxies, which we use to extend the radio/far-IR relationship to the lowest luminosity objects. We also measure how the relationship changes in the most metal-deficient galaxies. Observations were completed in January of 2016.