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Exploring the physics of the interstellar medium and astrophysical magnetic fields

The interstellar medium -- the stuff between the stars in galaxies -- is a complex, turbulent system, threaded by invisible magnetic fields. Our team is investigating the big open questions in this field, including: What is the structure and origin of the Galactic magnetic field? How do magnetic fields affect star formation and the galactic gas cycle? What is the nature of magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in the interstellar medium? We use innovative techniques and cutting-edge data to tackle these problems.