Pamela Klaassen

Senior Instrument Scientist - UKRI
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Visiting address UK Astronomy Technology Centre Royal Observatory EH9 3HJ Edinburgh United Kingdom

Academic interests

I study the gas dynamics in star forming regions, including both the molecular and ionized gas populations. Though observing these gas components, I can directly test predictions from theories of star formation. I study the gas dynamics at high resolution using state of the art radio interferometers such as ALMA, CARMA and the newly expanded VLA (or JVLA/EVLA).


  • 2008: PhD - supervisor: Christine Wilson, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
  • 2004  Master - supervisor: Rene Plume, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Positions held

  • 2014 -        :   Senior Instrument Scientist, UK Astronomy Technology Centre, UK

  • 2011 - 2014: ALMA Allegro Post-Doctoral Fellow, Leiden Observatory, NL

  • 2008 - 2011: ESO ALMA Fellow, European Southern Observatory, DE


Tags: WP6-Science, star formation, radio interferometry, UKRI, ALMA
Published Mar. 3, 2021 1:55 PM - Last modified Mar. 12, 2021 3:39 PM