Quinn Konopacky

2017 Hellman Fellow


Assistant Professor, Physics
UC San Diego

Project Summary: Star Formation in 3-D: Dynamics of the Orion Nebula Cluster

Project Summary:
The team proposes to take an innovative approach to answering fundamental questions about star formation by building a three-dimensional kinematic map of the Orion Nebula Cluster. This map will be used to hunt for signatures of processes that can explain the co-formation of stars spanning 3 orders of magnitude in mass, yielding new insight into this fundamental area of astrophysics research.