Ryan Arneson

Ryan Arneson

Visiting Scientist
Organization: 
USRA

Phone: (650) 604-1186
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:

Responsible for ensuring the smooth transfer of SOFIA raw and pipeline processed data from SOFIA Mission Operations archive to the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive (IRSA) which includes: 1) Reformatting and reprocessing data when necessary, 2) performing verification and validation tasks, and 3) processing and assessing the quality of the data obtained by facility science instruments.

Research interests:

Astromineralogy, stellar evolution, gravitational lensing

Education:

Ph.D. Astrophysics, University of Minnesota, 2017 (Ph.D. advisor Dr. Robert Gehrz)
M.S. Physics and Astronomy, University of California at Irvine, 2013
B.S. Physics, University of Utah, 2011

Professional Experience:

2018 - present: Visiting Scientist, SOFIA Science Center
2014 - 2017: Graduate Researcher, University of Minnesota
2014: Adjunct Professor, Santiago Canyon College & Santa Ana College

Highlight publications:

“SOFIA/FORCAST Observations of the Luminous Blue Variable Candidates MN 90 and HD 168625”, Arneson et al., 2018, ApJ, 864, 31

A SOFIA FORCAST Grism Study of the Mineralogy of Dust in the Winds of Proto-planetary Nebulae: RV Tauri Stars and SRd Variables”, Arneson et al., 2017, ApJ, 843, 51

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