Mike on JCMT

Dr. Michael A. Reid

Coordinator of Public Outreach and Education
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Toronto

Address: 50 St. George Street, Room 129
Toronto, ON M5S 3H4
Phone: (416) 978-0307
e-mail: mike.reid [at] utoronto.ca


I'm an Associate Professor in the teaching stream at the University of Toronto. That means that teaching is my primary responsiblity, alongside pedagogical development and research. I specialize in highly engaged modes of learning in large classes. Here are some of the courses I'm involved with:

I do not maintain public web pages for these courses. Students are instead automatically enrolled in each course's Portal page after registering in the course. I welcome inquiries from students interested in taking any of these courses.

Research Interests

The unifying theme of my research is star formation. I have published both theoretical and observational research, but my current focus is on observations. Most of my observations are taken at millimeter and submillimeter (loosely, far infrared and radio) wavelengths. My specific interests within the broad theme of star formation include:



My papers can be downloaded using NASA's ADS (Astrophysics Data System). My combination of initials and last name is very common; these are the papers that I actually wrote (or co-wrote):

[ADS]Hershel Reveals Massive Cold Clumps in NGC 7538, Fallscheer, C., Reid, M. A., et al. 2013, ApJ, 773, 102
[ADS]Detecting cosmic structure via 21-cm intensity mapping on the Australian Telescope Compact Array, Vujanovic, G, Pen, U.-L., Reid, M., & Bond, J. R. 2012, A&A, 539, L5
[ADS]Deconstructing the High-Mass Star-Forming Region IRAS 23033+5951, Reid, M. A. & Matthews, B. C. 2008, ApJ, 675, 1343
[ADS] High Mass Star Formation III: The Functional Form of the Submillimeter Clump Mass Function, Reid, M. A & Wilson, C. D. 2006, ApJ, 650, 970
[ADS] High Mass Star Formation II: The Mass Function of Submillimeter Clumps in M17, Reid, M. A. & Wilson, C. D. 2006, ApJ, 644, 990
[ADS] High Mass Star Formation I: The Mass Distribution of Submillimeter Clumps in NGC 7538, Reid, M. A. & Wilson, C. D. 2005, ApJ, 625, 891-905
[ADS] Three-dimensional Simulations of the Gravitational Collapse of Logatropic Molecular Cloud Cores, Reid, M. A., Pudritz, R. E., & Wadsley, J. 2002, ApJ, 570, 231-244
[ADS] Wide-Field Washington Photometry of the NGC 5128 Globular Cluster System. I. The Database, Harris, G. L. H, Geisler, D., Harris, W. E., Schmidt, B. P., Hesser, J. E., Reid, M., Milne, M., Hulme, S. C., Kidd, T. 2004, AJ, 128, 712-722

For those without journal access, preprints of my papers can also be downloaded for the free on astro-ph.