Nicole Karnath

Instrument Scientist

Phone: (650) 604-1184
Fax: (650) 604-1984

Mailing Address:
SOFIA Science Center
NASA Ames Research Center
Mail Stop N232-12
P.O. Box 1.
Moffett Field, CA 94035

SOFIA focus areas/responsibilities:

FORCAST Instrument Scientist

Research interests:

Protostellar and Protoplanetary Disk Formation and Evolution
Star Cluster Formation, Evolution, and Dispersion
Multiple Star Formation
Magnetic Fields, Outflows, and Envelopes Around the Youngest Protostars


PhD: University of Toledo, 2019, (PhD Advisor: Tom Megeath)
B.Sc. The Ohio State University, 2011

Professional Experience:

2019 - present: Instrument Scientist, SOFIA Science Center

Highlight publications:

"Detection of Irregular, Submillimeter Opaque Structures in the Orion Molecular Clouds: Protostars Within 10,000 yr of Formation?"
2020, ApJ, 890, 129.

"The Dynamics, Structure, and Fate of a Young Cluster during Gas Dispersal: Hectochelle, Chandra, Spitzer, and Gaia Observations of Cep OB3b"
2019, ApJ, 871, 46.

"Orbital Parameters of the Two Young Binaries VSB 111 and VSB 126"
2013, AJ, 146, 149.