Aesthetically pleasing landscape panorama.

George Privon

gcp8y [at] virginia [dot] edu (PGP Key)

Department of Astronomy
530 McCormick Rd
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Curriculum Vitae (21 November 2013)

I am a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at The University of Virginia. I spend a good bit of my time at The National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville, as my research makes heavy use of radio observations. I was recently (January – July 2013) a Visiting Graduate Student Fellow at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center in Pasadena.

My primary research interest is galaxy evolution. Currently I am studying mergers of massive disk galaxies by matching numerical simulations to multi-wavelength observations. These matched dynamical models of merging systems can enable more detailed study of the individual objects and can also help frame star formation and active galactic nuclei (AGN) in the context of merger-driven activity. I am also undertaking molecular line surveys of local LIRGs to examine tracers of the dense gas associated with star formation.

In addition to my research activities, I am actively involved in public outreach, through UVa's observatory public nights, the local astronomy club, and classroom visits to local schools.

Me in Geneva, Winter 2012/13
Me in Geneva (Winter 2012/3)