Mail Stop 220-6, Keith Spalding|
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125
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I specialize in optical and (particularly) near-IR imaging, with an
emphasis on high spatial resolution techniques. I have considerable
experience with the use of deconvolution algorithms (while at IPAC I helped
with development of the HIRES process) and adaptive optics techniques.
I used to work on supporting the WIRE (Wide-Field Infrared Explorer) mission. I also used to work at the Big Bear Solar Observatory. I spent several years with the Infrared Army at Caltech and at IPAC, and was a graduate student at the University of Hawai'i's Institute for Astronomy. While working as the IRAC liaison scientist I spent a lot of time on remote assignment at Goddard Spaceflight Center and Harvard.
|My thesis was a study of the evolutionary connection between ultraluminous infrared galaxies and optically selected quasars. Specifically, I carried out a high spatial resolution imaging campaign with HST and using ground-based adaptive optics techniques to examine several complete sample of ULIGs and quasars. These observations at UBIHK demonstrated clear merger morphologies, young star-forming clusters, and QSO-like compact nuclei in the ULIGs. Similar features were also found in many quasars.||
To quote James T. Kirk.