Joseph C. Shields

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

A black hole in a galaxy nucleus is revealed by the orbital motion of gas measured with the Hubble Space Telescope.


For more information check out my Science Café talk on The Quest for Supermassive Black Holes

My research emphasizes the study of energetic phenomena in active galaxies and other nebular sources. This work employs observations acquired from major observatories on the ground as well as in space, including

MDM Observatory
Hubble Space Telescope
Very Large Telescope
Chandra X-ray Observatory

These activities constitute a part of the research conducted by Ohio University's Astrophysical Institute.

A list of recent publications can be found here.

Updated: 2018 January 05