Susan Clark

Assistant Professor of Physics, Starting Fall 2021
Faculty Research Interests
Astrophysical Magnetism and the Interstellar Medium

Susan is broadly interested in astrophysical magnetism and the physics of the interstellar medium (ISM), from diffuse gas to dense, star-forming regions. Susan’s research tackles open questions like the structure of the Milky Way’s magnetic field, the nature of interstellar turbulence, and the role of magnetism in star formation. These big questions demand multiwavelength observations and new data analysis techniques. Susan is particularly interested in deciphering the magnetic ISM using sensitive measurements of synchrotron and polarized dust emission made by cosmic microwave background experiments like the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) and the Simons Observatory (SO).

Starlight polarization aligned with diffuse neutral hydrogen structures.
Starlight polarization aligned with diffuse neutral hydrogen structures.