Patrick J Lowrance
Staff Scientist

Spitzer Science Center
California Institute of Technology

I am a staff scientist at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), on the campus of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). As a member of the IRAC (Infra-Red Array Camera) instrument team, I help to manage the operations and data reduction of science data taken on the telescope.

My astronomical research deals with brown dwarfs, substellar companions, extra-solar planets, and adolescent stars. I have concentrated recently on learning more about differences in spectral features as young, low-mass dwarfs.


2M1207B (red) is a 5-10 Jupiter mass companion to the
25 Jupiter mass brown dwarf 2M1207A

AB Dor B is a ~13 Mjup companion to AB Dor A.
This image was obtainable with a coronagraph
on the VLT AO system.







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