Dr. Rosalie McGurk
Welcome! I'm an Instrumentation Postdoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California.
I am working with Steve Shectman to design and build the Reformatting Optically Sensitive IMACS-Enhancing Integral Field Unit (ROSIE IFU) for the IMACS wide-field camera spectrograph on the Magellan Baade Telescope at Las Campanas Observatory. I am also helping to build a new near-infrared multi-object spectrograph for Magellan with configurable cryogenic slits and full JHK band coverage.
Beyond instrumentation, I am finishing a project hunting for pairs of AGNs present in double-peaked emission line merging galaxies in the near-IR and X-rays. I have also begun a near-IR spectroscopy project to examine and characterize the multiphase near-IR outflows found in low star formation rate surface density galaxies previously thought incapable of driving outflows.