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Dr. Eric M. Schlegel
Vaughan Family Professor

Office Phone: (210) 458-6425
Office: AET 3.324
Email: Eric [dot] Schlegel [at] utsa [dot] edu

Areas of Specialization:

  • Astrophysics of interacting binary stars
  • supernovae
  • X-ray emission of spiral galaxies

Research Interests:

Our group investigates a variety of astrophysical problems.  Supernovae emit X-rays as the outgoing shock runs over circum-stellar material from prior phases of mass loss.  Diffuse X-ray emission is present in face-on spiral galaxies that may or may not correspond to regions of massive star formation.  Increasingly, members of the group are working on MHD simulations of the jet launching region of blazars and the radiative emission sites of neutron stars.


REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Buckley, Robert and Schlegel, Eric M., 2013, PhysRevD, vol 87, 023524 (published 25 Jan 2013).  "CMB Dipoles and Other Low-order Multipoles in the Quasi-spherical Szekeres Model"

Schlegel, E. M., Shipley, H. V., Rana, V., Barrett, P. E., & Singh, K.P. 2012, Astrophys. Journal, submitted. “Chandra HETG Observations of Cataclysmic Variables:  Ratios for Temperature and Densities”

Rutkowski, M., Schlegel, E M., Keohane, J. & Windhorst, R.  2010, An X-ray Upper Limit for the Presence for a Neutron Star in the SMC SNR 1E0102-7219. Astrophys. Journal,715,908.

Lenz, E. & Schlegel, E. M,, 2007, A Silver Anniversary Observation of the X-ray Luminous SN1978K in NGC 1313, Astronomical Journal. 134, 1821.