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- Cambridge, MA, United States
- Work Professor of Astronomy
- Website www.cfa.harvard.edu/~agoodman
- About Alyssa Goodman is Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University, and a Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution. Goodman and her research group at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA study the dense gas between the stars. They are particularly interested in how this interstellar gas arranges itself into new stars. Their investigations use a variety of observational techniques covering the spectral range from X- ray to radio. Goodman also has a strong interest in scientific computing and data visualization. She co-founded The Initiative in Innovative Computing (IIC) at Harvard, and she served as its Director from 2005-8.