Originally from Italy, Dr. Isella attended the University of Padova before receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Milano. His thesis focused on near-infrared and millimeter-wave interferometric observations of proto-planetary disks around stars. Such studies are one of the strengths of the CARMA instrument at the Owens Valley Observatory, and Isella has since moved to Caltech to pursue this research first as a Michelson fellow, and now as a faculty member.
The lecture is hosted by Cerro Coso Community College and takes place at their Bishop Campus in Room 176. The lecture is free, from 7-8 p.m. on Dec. 8. For more information call OVRO at (760)-938-2075 ext. 130 or visit www.ovro.caltech.edu.