Jason Young

Visiting Lecturer in Astronomy

Recent Publications

Young, J.E. and Eleazer, M. (October 2020). The Hyper-Stable Disc of UGC 8839. MNRAS. doi: 10.1093/mnras/staa3220

Young, J. E., Kuzio de Naray, R., and Wang, S. X. (2020). A Recent Starburst in the Low Surface Brightness Spiral Galaxy UGC628. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 493(1), 55-69.

Recent Honors

Was awarded seven nights on the McDonald Observatory's Harlen J. Smith telescope to observe the diffuse spiral galaxy SDSS J010223.55+203334.6. This galaxy is suspected to have interacted with another galaxy which Jason published on several years ago, and these measurements will allow Jason to confirm/refute this hypothesis.

Was awarded 4 hours on the AstroSat UV space telescope to observe five diffuse spiral galaxies. UV emission is typically associated with young groups of stars, and these measurements will help Jason and his collaboration constrain the formation histories of these galaxies.

Was awarded 40 hours on the IRAM 30m radio telescope to look for signs of carbon monoxide in the diffuse spiral UGC731. Carbon monoxide is typically associated with the earliest stages of star formation, and these measurements will provide clues as to why this galaxy is so diffuse. 

Was awarded six nights of observing time in April and May on the Harlen J. Smith telescope to observe the dark matter rich galaxy UGC8839. These measurements will allow Jason to determine the origins and evolution of this galaxy, and help shape our understand of the interplay between dark matter and normal matter.

Was awarded six nights of observing time in December on the Harlen J. Smith telescope to make observations of four gas-rich, star-poor galaxies. These measurements will allow Jason to determine the formation histories of these galaxies, and why they have turned so little of their gas into stars.