Héctor Arce

Faculty | Biography

Héctor Arce

Associate Professor, Astronomy

Past Courses Taught

Astronomy 030 Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Astronomy 360/560 Interstellar Matter and Star Formation
Astronomy 385/585 Introduction to Radio Astronomy

Research Interests

I study the formation of stars and the physical and chemical processes in the interstellar medium. My research focuses on observations of the gas and dust in star-forming regions. I mostly use radio, millimeter and submilllimeter telescopes to conduct my research, as well as data from infrared and optical telescopes. I am particularly interested in outflows from young stars, their role in the star formation process, and how they affect the physical and chemical properties of the surrounding environment. I am also interested in molecular cloud structure, interstellar dust, and protoplanetary disks.

Recent Publications

"Complex Molecules in the L1157 Molecular Outflow " Arce, H. G., Santiago-Garcia, J., Jorgensen, J. K.; Tafalla, M., Bachiller, R. 2008, ApJ, 681, L21

"Molecular Outflows in Low- and High-Mass Star Forming Regions ", Arce, H. G., Shepherd, D., Gueth, F., Lee, C.-F., Bachiller, R., Rosen, A., & Beuther, H. 2007, in Protostars and Planets V

"The Evolution of Outflow-Envelope Interactions in Low-Mass Protostars", Arce, H. G., & Sargent, A. I. 2006, ApJ, 646, 1070

"The COMPLETE Survey of Star Forming Regions: Phase I Data ", Ridge, N. A, Di Francesco, J., Kirk, H., Di, L., Goodman, A. A., Alves, J. F., Arce, H. G., et al. 2006, AJ, 131, 2921

List of Publications

Full list of referred publications
Full lisf of non-refereed conference contributions

Curriculum Vitae

Download PDF file hector.arce_.cv_.pdf

Research Topics

See my Research page

Image Credits: (header) Michelle Buxton

Yale University

© 2014 Yale University. All Rights Reserved.

Contact Information

  • Personal Website
  • E-mail |
  • Phone | (203) 432-3018
  • Fax | (203) 432-5048
  • Mailing Address

Department of Astronomy
Yale University
P.O. Box 208101
New Haven, CT 06520-8101


Express Mail

Room 268
J. W. Gibbs Laboratory
260 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511, USA

Yale University

© 2014 Yale University. All Rights Reserved.