Kate Pattle

About Me

I am a Royal Society University Research Fellow at University College London (UCL). My research focusses on how and where new stars are formed, and particularly the role played by magnetic fields in the evolution of star-forming clouds.

I study the early stages of the star formation process, investigating the role and relative importance of magnetic fields in star formation on scales from molecular clouds through to individual dense cores. I primarily use submillimetre-wavelength and far-infrared wavelength observations of interstellar dust, particularly using the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).