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Tony Wong

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Contact Information

227 Astronomy Building, MC-221
1002 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Research Interests

Molecular Clouds
Star Formation in Nearby Galaxies
Evolution of Disk Galaxies

Research Description

Prof. Wong's research group uses observations of interstellar gas in galaxies to understand their structure and evolution.  We study primarily CO, an abundant tracer of molecular gas in galaxies, and investigate the links between molecular clouds, their surrounding galaxies, and the rate of star formation.  We also use gas as a probe of the dynamics of galaxy disks.


Astrophysics, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Astronomy, M.A., University of California, Berkeley
Physics and Astronomy, B.A., Harvard University

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, Astronomy
Chair, Astronomy

Recent Publications

Cao, Y., Wong, T., Bolatto, A. D., Leroy, A. K., Rosolowsky, E., Utomo, D., Sánchez, S. F., Barrera-Ballesteros, J. K., Levy, R. C., Colombo, D., Blitz, L., Vogel, S. N., Puschnig, J., Villanueva, V., & Rubio, M. (2023). The EDGE-CALIFA Survey: Spatially Resolved 13CO(1-0) Observations and Variations in 12CO(1-0)/13CO(1-0) in Nearby Galaxies on Kiloparsec Scales. Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, 268(1), Article 3.

Garay-Solis, Y., Barrera-Ballesteros, J. K., Colombo, D., Sánchez, S. F., Lugo-Aranda, A. Z., Villanueva, V., Wong, T., & Bolatto, A. D. (2023). Exploring the Impact of Galactic Interactions and Mergers on the Central Star Formation of APEX/EDGE-CALIFA Galaxies. Astrophysical Journal, 952(2), Article 122.

Nayak, O., Green, A., Hirschauer, A. S., Indebetouw, R., Meixner, M., Wong, T., Chevance, M., De Marchi, G., Lebouteiller, V., Lee, M. Y., Looney, L. W., Madden, S. C., Roman-Duval, J., Fukui, Y., Hacar, A., Jameson, K. E., Kalari, V., Oudshoorn, L., Rubio, M., & Sabbi, E. (2023). Massive Star Formation in the Tarantula Nebula. Astrophysical Journal, 944(1), Article 26.

Ohno, T., Tokuda, K., Konishi, A., Matsumoto, T., Sewiło, M., Kondo, H., Sano, H., Tsuge, K., Zahorecz, S., Goto, N., Neelamkodan, N., Wong, T., Fukushima, H., Takekoshi, T., Muraoka, K., Kawamura, A., Tachihara, K., Fukui, Y., & Onishi, T. (2023). An Unbiased CO Survey Toward the Northern Region of the Small Magellanic Cloud with the Atacama Compact Array. II. CO Cloud Catalog. Astrophysical Journal, 949(2), Article 63.

Finn, M. K., Indebetouw, R., Johnson, K. E., Costa, A. H., Chen, C. H. R., Kawamura, A., Onishi, T., Ott, J., Sewiło, M., Tokuda, K., Wong, T., & Zahorecz, S. (2022). Structural and Dynamical Analysis of the Quiescent Molecular Ridge in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Astronomical Journal, 164(2), Article 64.

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