The Mendocino Music Festival invites you to gather in the gorgeous home of Boyd and Mary Kay Hight. Enjoy an informal question and answer session with NASA veteran scientist Dave Hollenbach, as well as some beautiful images including a sequence from the Cassini mission to Saturn. Head of star and planet formation research for decades, Dave is able to speak about the origins of the universe, black holes and our own planet Earth with remarkable clarity. Once you start listening to him, you won’t want to leave.
Admission is $100 per person, to benefit Mendocino Music Festival. Space is infinite, but bounded.
Enjoy Libations, Sensations, Delectables, Treats, and your Festival Community—all in a matchless setting!
BIOGRAPHICAL DATA: PhD. (Theoretical Physics), Cornell University, 1969; Member of NASA Astronomy and Relativity Management Operation Working Group (ARMOWG), 1985-1987; Principal Investigator of the Center for Star Formation Studies 1985-2002; Member of the core IR panel of the Bahcall Committee, 1989-1990; Member of the SOFIA Science Working Group, 1990-1996; Member of the Submillimeter Science Working Group, 1990-1996; Member of the Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite Team, 1988-2005, Executive Council of AAS, 1992-1995; Member of the National Academy of Sciences Task Group for Space Astronomy and Astrophysics 1995-1997; Executive Officer of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee (National Research Council for the National Academy of Sciences) (1998-2000); Member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics (2003-2005); Member of the ALMA North American Science Advisory Committee (2003-2005); CoI on 2 Spitzer Legacy Teams; Project Scientist for the Stratospheric Terahertz Observatory (STO) 2008-present.
AWARDS: Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Danforth Fellow, National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, Ames Associate Fellow (1991-1992), H. Julian Allen Award (1992), Exceptional Scientist Award (NASA 1995), Outstanding Leadership Medal (NASA 2002), H. Julian Allen Award (NASA 2003), NASA Group Achievement Award (NASA 2004, for SWAS team), NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal (NASA 2005)
CURRENT POSITION: Senior Research Scientist, SETI Institute (2008-present)
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Star formation, the physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium, radiative transfer, thermal balance, the evolution of galaxies, the structure and evolution of protoplanetary disks.
RELEVANT RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Wolfire, M., Hollenbach, D.J., McKee, C., Tielens, A., “The Neutral Atomic Phases of the Interstellar Medium”, Ap. J., 443, 152, 1995; Hollenbach, D. and Tielens, A., “Photodissociation Regions (PDRs) in the Interstellar Medium of Galaxies”, Rev. Mod. Phys., 71, 173, 1999; Kaufman, M., Wolfire, M., Hollenbach, D., Luhman, M., “Far Infrared and Sub-millimeter Emission from Galactic and Extragalactic Photodissociation Regions”, ApJ, 527, 795, 1999; Wolfire, M., McKee, C., Hollenbach, D., Tielens, A. “Neutral Atomic Phases of the Interstellar Medium in the Galaxy”, ApJ, 587, 278, 2003; Wolfire, M, Hollenbach, D, McKee, C. “The Dark Molecular Gas”, ApJ, 716, 1191, 2010