Dr. Christopher O'Dea
odea at cis.rit.edu

Courses I Teach (not necessarily currently):

Current Undergraduate Research Students:

Mike Every
Alex Jermyn
Professional Interests: I am an astronomer. I carry out research on (1) Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei and (2) Clusters of Galaxies.

I'm on the faculty of the PhD program in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology

I'm Chairman of the Board of the New York Astronomical Corporation (NYAC)

Papers Listed on NASA/ADS

Selected Papers

Radio Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Black Holes and Their Relation to the Host Galaxy

  • Quasars, their host galaxies and their central black holes
  • Toward Understanding the Fanaroff-Riley Dichotomy in Radio Source Morphology and Power
  • 3C 236: Radio Source, Interrupted?
  • Infrared Diagnostics for the Extended 12 micron Sample of Seyferts
  • Misalignment of the Jet and the Normal to the Dusty Torus in the Broad Absorption Line QSO FIRST J155633.8+351758

    Physics of the IntraCluster Medium

  • Constraints on molecular gas in cooling flows and powerful radio galaxies
  • Multifrequency VLA observations of PKS 0745 - 191 - The archetypal 'cooling flow' radio source?
  • An Infrared Survey of Brightest Cluster Galaxies. II. Why are Brightest Cluster Galaxies Forming Stars?
  • Detection of extended H I absorption toward PKS 2322-123 in Abell 2597
  • Hubble Space Telescope STIS Far-Ultraviolet Observations of the Central Nebulae in the Cooling-Core Clusters A1795 and A2597
  • Residual cooling and persistent star formation amid active galactic nucleus feedback in Abell 2597

    Propagation of Relativistic Jets

  • Astrophysical implications of the multifrequency VLA observations of NGC 1265
  • Constraints on bent beams in narrow angle tail radio sources
  • HST and MERLIN Observations of 3C 264---A Laboratory for Jet Physics and Unified Schemes
  • VLBA Observations of a Sample of Nearby FR I Radio Galaxies
  • Evolution of Global Properties of Powerful Radio Sources. I. Hydrodynamical Simulations in a Constant Density Atmosphere and Comparison with Self-similar Models
  • Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Dusty Filaments in Hercules A: Evidence for Entrainment  

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