Dr. Kartik SHETH 
Associate Astronomer, North AMERICA ALMA SCIENCE CENTER,
National Radio ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY https://science.nrao.edu/facilities/almahttps://science.nrao.edu/shapeimage_8_link_0shapeimage_8_link_1
 
 

I am an Associate Astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Charlottesville, Virginia on the grounds of the University of Virginia. 


I work primarily with the Atacama Large Millimeter-Submillimeter Array (ALMA), one of the most ambitious and transformational telescopes ever built.  The telescope is located in the Atacama desert in northern Chile at an elevation of 16,500 feet, above much of the water vapor that would otherwise absorb the (sub-)millimeter waves we want to study. 


My research interests are in the field of galaxy evolution.  I study the mass assembly and development of galactic structures by studying the detailed stellar and gas mass distribution and kinematics, especially in barred spiral galaxies at low and intermediate redshifts.  At the highest redshifts, I study the gas and dust distribution in the context of star formation activity and efficiency. 

 

National Radio Astronomy Observatory,

520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA

Email: ksheth at nrao dot edu

Telephone: 1-434-296-0360 (O)