Name: Katherine C. Roth
Title: Gemini Science Fellow
Address: Gemini Observatory, 670 N. Aohoku Place, Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 974-2614 (voice) 935-9650 (fax)
Kathy Roth joined Gemini as a Science Fellow in the summer of 2000. Prior to that she has been an Associate Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) working with the FUSE satellite, a Hubble Fellow at the Institute for Astronomy (Honolulu, HI) working with Antoinette Songaila, a postdoc at Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore, MD) working with Chris Blades, a graduate student at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) working with David Meyer, and least recently an undergrad at Duke University (Durham, NC) working with nobody in particular.
Kathy has started helping with the QuickStart Queue observations for Gemini using the visitor instrument Hokupa'a with the nearIR detector QUIRC, both from the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii.
Kathy's research has primarily centered on high-resolution spectroscopy of the Milky Way and Magellanic Cloud interstellar medium and the high-redhsift (1 < z < 3) damped Lyman alpha absorption systems. While at the IfA she also began a campaign to image the mysterious high-redshift systems, believed at some level to be younger versions of present-day galaxies, using the UH 2.2m Tip-Tilt AO system with the QUIRC nearIR and Tektronics optical cameras.
This page is still under construction, and for now please have a look at my old home page, although that hasn't been updated since I moved here from Johns Hopkins.
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