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Researchers at The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research explore extreme and unusual phenomena found beyond the Earth including extrasolar planets, black holes, neutron stars, and distant galaxies and clusters of galaxies.
Dr. Miller joined the MIT Kavli Institute in 2004. He is a member of the Suzaku Science Working Group and Suzaku XIS instrument team, and under a Short-Term Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in 2005-2006, he worked for six months with the Suzaku XIS team at Osaka University in Japan. He is also a member of the Chandra ACIS science team at MKI, and a member of the Science Working Group and software and calibration team for the upcoming Japanese ASTRO-H mission. He is active in instrument calibration as a member of the International Astronomical Consortium for High Energy Calibration (IACHEC).
Dr. Miller studies the structure and evolution of clusters and groups of galaxies, primarily by observing the X-ray emission from diffuse hot gas in these systems. His other research interests include the hot phase of the Galactic interstellar medium; the multi-phase gaseous interface between galaxies and intergalactic space; and radiative processes in the Solar Wind. He has a wide range of data analysis expertise, spanning radio, optical, UV, and X-ray imaging and spectroscopy.
"Finding Fossil Groups: Optical Identification and X-Ray Confirmation" Miller, Eric D., et al. 2012, ApJ, 747, 94 "High-Velocity Clouds in the Nearby Spiral Galaxy M 83" Miller, Eric D., Bregman, Joel N., and Wakker, Bart P. 2009, ApJ, 692, 470