I am an Assistant Scientist at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), working on the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).
I study the early stages of star formation in isolation and in clusters. My research focuses on analysing the structure and composition of dense gas in star forming molecular clouds through observations at multiple single-dish and interferometer telescope facilities.
I completed my PhD in 2009 at the University of Victoria in beautiful British Columbia, working with James Di Francesco (see my thesis here). I next became involved in preparations for the ALMA as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the North American ALMA Science Center until 2012. From 2012 - 2017, I was a Dunlap Fellow at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto.
You can read more on my research page, or see my publication list here.
Contact me at rfriesen at nrao.edu