Steven Goldman
Steven Goldman

USA

PhD

Steven ("Steve") Goldman came from New York to pursue a PhD at Keele. He investigated the mass loss from cool evolved stars, including supernova progenitors, using radio and infrared techniques. He analysed OH maser data obtained with Parkes and the ATCA to find new OH/IR stars in the Magellanic Clouds, and optical and infrared data to determine stellar properties. Steve has won observing time with the ATCA three times (for which he spent a month in Australia) and with the Westerbork Radio Synthesis Telescope, as well as three times with ESO's Very Large Telescope. He also used the Southern African Large Telescope. He attended the ERIS school in The Netherlands, e-Merlin workshop in Manchester, third AGB conference in Vienna and another meeting in Munich, and a conference on stellar winds in Vietnam (where he won the prize for best presentation). Steve also spent a month in Japan, and travelled to Chile to observe with the VLT. He has published a very substantial and important paper on the wind speed and mass loss rates for OH maser sources in the LMC and Milky Way and a paper on a maser survey in the SMC. After his graduation, Steve moved to a postdoctoral position at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.