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Deirdre Coffey

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Physics
Science Centre - North
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162823
Email: deirdre.coffey@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr Deirdre Coffey is a Lecturer of Astronomy and Space Science at UCD School of Physics. Following a BSc in Physics from UCD, she studied for a PhD in Astrophysics at The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Her post-doctoral experience includes a fellowship at Arcetri Observatory in Florence, Italy. Her research interests are in the field of star formation. 

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Coffey, D. (2017) 'Star formation: Desperately seeking spin'. Nature Astronomy, 1 . [DOI] [Details]
                                                                                                                                           

Research

Research Interests

Research interests include understanding accretion-ejection structures in the star formation process via high resolution observations of proto-stellar jets. World-class observing facilities used include the Hubble Space Telescope, the Very Large Array, the Gemini Telescopes, and the ALMA array.