jonathan d. henshaw
I am an astrophysicist studying star formation at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg. My research focuses on understanding the kinematics and dynamics of the interstellar medium.
My research covers a diverse range of astrophysical systems, from nearby galaxies, galactic nuclei (including our own), and molecular clouds. I use some of the most advanced telescopes around the world to study the light emitted by molecules at (sub-)millimetre and radio wavelengths. I am interested in the physical processes that drive the formation of structure in the interstellar medium, namely molecular clouds, filaments, and star forming cores. A summary of my research projects can be found in the research tab. To find out what I've been up to most recently head over to the News tab.
The structure and dynamics of the interstellar medium
Star and star cluster formation
Environmental studies of star formation
(sub-)millimetre and radio astronomy