Nicolas Lehner

Research Associate Professor

B.Sc., Universite Louis Pasteur, France, 1994
M.Sc., ibid., 1995
Ph.D., The Queen’s University of Belfast, N. Ireland, 2000

E-mail: nlehner@nd.edu
Lehner’s Personal Web Page 
Address: NSH 338
Phone: (574) 631-5755
Fax: (574) 631-5952

Research Interests

My main research interests focus on understanding how galaxies form and evolve into the objects we see today. Using multi-wavelength spectroscopy and imaging space-based and ground-based observations, my aim is to determine if the basic principles of galaxy growth models are correct and to empirically characterize the large-scale flows of baryons in and out of galaxies that drive the evolution of galaxies over cosmic time.

Selected Publications

1. “A Reservoir of Ionized Gas in the Galactic Halo to Sustain Star Formation in the Milky Way,” Lehner, N., and Howk, J.C., Science, 334, 955-958 (2011)

2. “The Hidden Mass and Large Spatial Extent of a Post-Starburst Galaxy Outflow,” Tripp, T.M., Meiring, J.D., Prochaska, J.X., Willmer, C.N.A., Howk, J.C., Werk, J.K., Jenkins, E.B., Bowen, D.V., Lehner, N., Sembach, K.R., Thom, C., and Tumlinson, J. Science, 334, 952-955 (2011)

3. “Evidence for Cold Accretion: Primitive Gas Flowing onto a Galaxy at z~0.274,” Ribaudo, J., Lehner, N., Howk, J.C., Werk, J.K., Tripp, T.M., Prochaska, J.X., Meiring, J.D., and Tumlinson, J., Astrophysical Journal, 743, 207 [7pp] (2011)

4. “A Hubble Space Telescope Study of Lyman Limit Systems: Census and Evolution,” Ribaudo, J., Lehner, N., Howk, J.C., Astrophysical Journal, 736, 42 [23pp] (2011)

5. “Observation of Interstellar Lithium in Low Metallicity Small Magellanic Cloud,” Howk, J.C., Lehner, N., Fields, B.C., Mathews, G., Nature, 489, 121 (2012)

Dr. Lehner CV