Prior to joining KIAA, Luis Ho was a Staff Astronomer for 15 years at the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science. His research covers a wide range of different, but interrelated areas, using all available observational techniques spanning from radio to X-ray energies. He actively uses ground-based telescopes and space-based astronomical satellites. The main topics of his research, published in over 350 refereed papers, include: (1) active galaxies and quasars, including the physics of emission-line regions, accretion disks, jets, and host galaxies; (2) searches for massive black holes, from star clusters to the centers of galaxies; (3) coevolution of black holes and galaxies, black hole scaling relations, and AGN feedback; (4) galaxy structure and the origin of the Hubble sequence; (5) extragalactic star formation; and (6) the interstellar medium.
Gu, M., Ho, L. C., Peng, C. Y., & Huang, S. 2013, ApJ, 773, 34: "
A Novel Approach to Constrain the Mass Ratio of Minor Mergers in Elliptical Galaxies: Application to NGC 4889, the Brightest Cluster Galaxy in Coma
Huang, S., Ho, L. C., Peng, C. Y., Li, Z.-Y., & Barth, A. J. 2013, ApJ, 768, L28: "
Fossil Evidence for the Two-phase Formation of Elliptical Galaxies
Ho, L. C., Li, Z.-Y., Barth, A. J., Seigar, M. S., & Peng, C. Y. 2011, ApJS, 197, 21: "
The Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey. I. Overview and Atlas of Optical Images