David Wilner

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On 4 July 2005, many observatories around the world and in space observed the collision of Deep Impact with comet 9P/Tempel 1 or its aftermath. This was an unprecedented coordinated observational campaign. These data show that (i) there was new material after impact that was compositionally different from that seen before impact; (ii) the ratio of dust mass(More)
We present observations of the young stars TW Hya and HD 100546 made with the Australia Telescope Compact Array at 89 GHz with ∼ 2 ′′ resolution and ∼ 3 mJy continuum sensitivity. Compact thermal dust continuum emission is detected from disks surrounding both stars. HD 100546 also shows hints of extended emission, presumably a residual protostellar(More)
After studying how line width depends on spatial scale in low-mass star-forming regions, we propose that " " dense cores ÏÏ & Benson represent an inner scale of a self-similar process that charac-(Myers 1983) terizes larger scale molecular clouds. In the process of coming to this conclusion, we deÐne four distinct types of line widthÈsize relation which(More)
We review the properties of dust in protoplanetary disks around optically visible pre-main sequence stars obtained with a variety of observational techniques, from measurements of scattered light at visual and infrared wavelengths to mid-infrared spectroscopy and millimeter interferometry. A general result is that grains in disks are on average much larger(More)
We present the results of a high angular resolution (0. ′′ 3 ≈ 40 AU) Submillimeter Array survey of the 345 GHz (870 µm) thermal continuum emission from 9 of the brightest , and therefore most massive, circumstellar disks in the ∼1 Myr-old Ophiuchus star-forming region. Using two-dimensional radiative transfer calculations, we simultaneously fit the(More)
Massive galaxies in the early Universe have been shown to be forming stars at surprisingly high rates. Prominent examples are dust-obscured galaxies which are luminous when observed at sub-millimetre wavelengths and which may be forming stars at a rate of 1,000 solar masses (M(middle dot in circle)) per year. These intense bursts of star formation are(More)
Millimeter wavelength observations are presented of NGC 1333 IRAS 4, a group of highly-embedded young stellar objects in Perseus, that reveal motions of infall, outflow, rotation, and turbulence in the dense gas around its two brightest continuum objects, 4A and 4B. These data have finest angular resolution of ∼2 ′′ (0.0034 pc) and finest velocity(More)