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Research interests

I am an astronomer and Senior Lecturer in Data Science in the Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics. I research the formation of stars, using multiwavelength observations (from X-ray to optical to radio) to investigate nearby star-forming regions and the young stellar objects (YSOs) that reside therein.

Several highlights include:
• Demonstrating that most clusters of young stars are expanding and gravitationally unbound (Kuhn et al. 2019, ApJ, 870, 32)
• Compilation of the Spitzer/IRAC Candidate YSO (SPICY) catalogue, one of the largest catalogues of disk-bearing young stars (Kuhn et al. 2021, ApJS, 254, 33)
• Discovery that a segment of the nearest Milky Way spiral arm (visible to the unaided eye at night) is not where it was expected to be, and instead forms a spur extending out of the arm (Kuhn et al. 2021, A&A Letters, 651, 10)

Publications via NASA ADS

I am actively engaged in astrostatistics, and since 2019, I've been a member of the Cosmostatistics-Initiative (COIN). 

Education/Academic qualification

Astronomy & Astrophysics, Doctor of Philosophy, The Spatial Structure of Young Stellar Clusters, The Pennsylvania State University

1 Sept 20081 May 2014

Award Date: 16 Aug 2014

Astrophysics, B.A.

1 Sept 200310 May 2007

Award Date: 10 May 2007

External positions

California Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology

22 Feb 201830 Oct 2022

Chilean National Science Funding Programme (FONDECYT)

1 Nov 20141 Nov 2017

The Pennsylvania State University

1 Sept 20071 May 2014


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  • Gaia23bab: a new EXor

    Giannini, T., Schisano, E., Nisini, B., Abraham, P., Antoniucci, S., Biazzo, K., Miera, F. C-S. D., Fiorellino, E., Gangi, M., Kospal, A., Kuhn, M., Marini, E., Nagy, Z. & Paris, D., 16 May 2024, (E-pub ahead of print) In: The Astrophysical Journal. 967, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 41.

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  • The 2022–2023 accretion outburst of the young star V1741 Sgr

    Kuhn, M., Hillenbrand, L. A., Connelley, M. S., Rich, R. M., Staels, B., Carvalho, A. S., Lucas, P., Fremling, C., Karambelkar, V. R., Lee, E., Ahumada, T., Ishida, E. E. O., De, K., de Souza, R. S. & Kasliwal, M. M., 1 Apr 2024, In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 529, 3, p. 2630-2646 17 p., stae205.

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  • XUE: Molecular Inventory in the Inner Region of an Extremely Irradiated Protoplanetary Disk

    Ramírez-Tannus, M. C., Bik, A., Cuijpers, L., Waters, R., Göppl, C., Henning, T., Kamp, I., Preibisch, T., Getman, K. V., Chaparro, G., Cuartas-Restrepo, P., de Koter, A., Feigelson, E. D., Grant, S. L., Haworth, T. J., Hernández, S., Kuhn, M. A., Perotti, G., Povich, M. S., Reiter, M., & 7 othersRoccatagliata, V., Sabbi, E., Tabone, B., Winter, A. J., McLeod, A. F., van Boekel, R. & van Terwisga, S. E., 1 Dec 2023, In: Astrophysical Journal Letters. 958, 2, p. 1-14 14 p., L30.

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  • Clustering Properties of Intermediate and High-mass Young Stellar Objects

    Vioque, M., Cavieres, M., González, M. P., Ribas, Á., Oudmaijer, R. D., Mendigutía, I., Kilian, L., Canovas, H. & Kuhn, M. A., 1 Nov 2023, In: The Astronomical Journal . 166, 5, p. 1-21 21 p., 183.

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  • Roman Early-Definition Astrophysics Survey Opportunity: Galactic Roman Infrared Plane Survey (GRIPS)

    Paladini, R., Zucker, C., Benjamin, R., Nataf, D., Minniti, D., Zasowski, G., Peek, J., Carey, S., Allen, L., Alonso-Garcia, J., Alves, J., Anders, F., Athanassoula, E., Beers, T. C., Bird, J., Bland-Hwathorn, J., Brown, A., Buder, S., Casagrande, L., Casey, A., & 50 othersCassisi, S., Catelan, M., Chary, R-R., Chene, A-N., Ciardi, D., Comeron, F., Cohen, R., Dame, T., Drimmel, R., Trincado, J. F., Finkbeiner, D., Geisler, D., Gennaro, M., Goodman, A., Green, G., Hajdu, G., Henderson, C., Hora, J., Ivanov, V. D., Kirkpatrick, D., Kobayashi, C., Kuhn, M., Kunder, A., Lu, J., Lucas, P. W., Majaess, D., Megeath, S. T., Meisner, A., Molinari, S., Mroz, P., Ness, M., Neumayer, N., Nogueras-Lara, F., Noriega-Crespo, A., Poleski, R., Rix, H-W., Rebull, L., Reggiani, H., Rejkuba, M., Saito, R. K., Schoenrich, R., Saydjari, A., Schisano, E., Schlafly, E., Schlaufman, K., Smith, L., Speagle, J., Wisz, D., Wyse, R. & Zakamska, N., 14 Jul 2023, p. 1-6. 6 p.

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