Astronomer at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

I am a 4th-year NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Harvard University and the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, working with Karin Öberg and Qizhou Zhang. I received my B.A. in physics and astronomy from Harvard College in May 2017. My research focuses on the chemical complexity associated with the star and planet formation process. I use high spatial resolution observations from (sub-)millimeter interferometers such as the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Submillimeter Array (SMA) to characterize the chemical environments in which young planets are forming.

Some of my research highlights include:

  • Led two papers in the MAPS collaboration on the radial and vertical chemical structure of protoplanetary disks at 10 au scales
  • Mapping complex organic molecules in the massive star-forming region G10.6-0.4 at subarcsecond resolution
  • Creation of a 3D kinematic reconstruction of the oxygen-rich supernova remnant N132D (see it here, or in a VR environment here)
  • Survey of carbon chain molecules in a large sample of embedded, low-mass protostars
  • SMA continuum survey of circumstellar disks in the Serpens star-forming region

Contact Info

A PDF version of my CV can be found here and a full listing of my publications is available on ADS. You can contact me at:

charles.law@cfa.harvard.edu
+1 (724) 493-0763

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