Astronomy Alumni and PhD Thesis¶
Kirkpatrick, Allison (Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Prize Fellow)
- "The Effect of a Growing Black Hole on the Infrared Emission of Dusty Galaxies in the Distant Universe", Chair: A. Pope
Lu, Zhankui (Amazon)
- "An empirical approach to understanding star formation in dark matter halos", Chair: H. Mo
Williams, Christina (postdoctoral fellow, University of Arizona)
- "ON THE FORMATION AND EVOLUTION OF EARLY-TYPE GALAXIES", Chair: M. Giavalisco
Alberts, Tracey (postdoctoral fellow, University of Arizona)
- "Dusty Star Formation in Extreme Environments: Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters in the Distant Universe", Chair: A. Pope
Johnson, Seth (California State Government)
- "Characterizing Distant Galaxies: Spectral Energy Distribution Analysis of X-ray Selected Star Forming Galaxies", Chair: Grant Wilson
Guo, Yicheng (postdoctoral fellow, UC Santa Cruz)
- "The Assembly of Galaxies over Cosmic Time", Chair: Mauro Giavalisco
Yoon, Ilsang (NRAO)
- "Baesian Anatomy of Galaxy Structure", Chair: Martin Weinberg
Liu, Guilin (professor, University of Science and Technology of China)
- "Exploring the Scaling Laws of Star Formation", Chair: Daniela Calzetti
Dong, Hui (postdoctoral fellow, NOAO)
- "Infrared and X-ray studies of the Galactic Center", Chair: Daniel Wang
Hong, Sungryong (postdoctoral fellow, Univ. of Texas, Austin)
- "Constraining Stellar Feedback: Ionized Gas Structures in Local Starburst Galaxies", Chair: Daniela Calzetti
- "Color-magnitude relation and morphology of ULIRGs from z~0 to z~1", Chair: James Lowenthal
Song, Limin (fellow, Mayo Clinic)
- "High-Resolution Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of Gas in Galaxy Halos and Large-Scale Structures", Chair: Todd Tripp
Borthakur, Sanchayeeta (postdoctoral fellow, Johns Hopkins Univ.)
- "Multiwavelength Study of the Distribution of Neutral Gas in and Around Galaxies and Groups of Galaxies", Chair: Todd M. Tripp
Lu, Yu (postdoctoral fellow, KIPAC/Stanford)
- "A Bayesian Approach to the Semi-Analytic Model of Galaxy Formation", Chair: Houjun Mo
Li, Yun (analyst, Standard and Poor's)
- "Dark matter halos: assembly, clustering and sub-halo accretion", Chair: Houjun Mo
Scott, Kimberly (Elders Research INC)
- "Millimeter-galaxy Surveys with the AzTEC Camera", Chair: Grant Wilson.
Tang, Shikui (medical physicist, UPenn)
- "Galactic Bulge Feedback and Its Impact on Galaxy Evolution", Chair: Daniel Wang
Austermann, Jason (NIST)
- "The AzTEC Millimeter-Wave Camera: Design, Integration, Performance, and the Characterization of the (Sub-)Millimeter Galaxy Population", Chair: Grant Wilson
Logan, Daniel (faculty, QUEST University Canada)
- "A Frequency Selective Bolometer Camera for Measuring Millimeter Spectral Energy Distributions", Chair: Grant W. Wilson; Members: F. Peter Schloerb, Min S. Yun and Daniel H. Schaubert
Li, Zhiyuan (Professor, Nanjing University, China)
- "The Role of Stellar Feedback in Galaxy Evolution", Chair: Daniel Wang; Members: Stephen Schneider, Neal Katz, Laura Cadonati
Goeller, Rob (engineer, General Electric)
- "A Wideband Analog Correlating Spectrometer for Millimeter Astronomy", Chair: Neal Erickson; Members: F. Peter Schloerb, Min Yun, Calvin Swift
Fischer, William (postdoctoral fellow, NASA Goddard)
- "The One-Micron region as a Diagnostic of Accretion and Outflow in T Tauri Stars”, Chair: Suzan Edwards and John Kwan; Members: James Kurose, Ronald Snell, Todd Tripp
Choi, Junhwan (postdoctoral fellow, Univ. of Texas)
- "The Dynamics of Satellite and Dark Matter Halo Interactions on Glaxy Formation and Evolution", Chair: Martin D. Weinberg and Neal S. Katz; Members: Houjun Mo, Jennie H. Traschen
Stojimirovic, Irena (faculty, MiraCosta College)
- "Multiwavelength Study of Parsec Scale Outflows Associated with Low Mass Young Stellar Objects", Chair: Gopal Narayanan; Members: Ronald L. Snell, Suzan Edwards, Mark C. Hemeon-Heyer, Guy T. Blaylock
Keres, Dusan (Professor, UC San Diego)
- "Growth of Galaxies in SPH Simulations", Chair: Neal S. Katz; Members: Houjun Mo, Martin D. Weinberg, Guy T. Blaylock
Ji, Li (faculty, Purple Mountain Observatory, China)
- "A Spectral Code for Non-Equilibrium Plasma and its Applications", Chair: Q. Daniel Wang; Members: John Y. Kwan, Todd M. Tripp, Ross S. Hicks
Ngeow, Chow Choong (Professor, National Central University, Taiwan)
- "Investigating the Breaking in the Cepheid Period-Luminosity Relation and Its Interpretations", Chair: Shashi Kanbur; Members: John Y. Kwan, Stephen E. Schneider, Robert A. Guyer
Iono, Daisuke (ALMA Project Scientist, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)
- "The Response of Atomic and Molecular Gas to a Disk-Disk Collision", Chair: Min S. Yun; Members: Paul Ho, Neal S. Katz, James Lowenthal
Bouche, Nicolas F. (Astronomer, Inst. of Astrophysics & Planetology, France)
- "The Clustering of Galaxies around Damped Absorbers", Chair: James D. Lowenthal; Members: Neal S. Katz, Stephen E. Schneider, Guy T. Blaylock
Devries, Christopher (senior programmer, Tech 2000, Inc.)
- "Models and Observations of the Millimeter and Submillimeter Molecular Line Emission of Bright-Rimmed Clouds", Chair: Gopal Narayanan; Members: Ronald L. Snell, Mark H. Heyer, William J. Mullin
- "2MASS View of the LMC: Structure, Populations, Kinematics", Chair: Martin D. Weinberg; Members: Stephen E. Schneider, Michael F. Skrutskie, John P. Buonaccorsi
Adams, Joseph D. (research associate, Cornell University)
- "Low Mass Stars and the Structure of the Pleiades Cluster", Chair: Michael F. Skrutskie; Members: John Y. Kwan, John R. Stauffer, Martin D. Weinberg, Mark T. Touminen
Muzerolle, James C. (astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute)
- "Emission Line Diagnostics of Magnetospheric Accretion in Young Stellar Objects", Chair: Suzan Edwards; Members: Nuria Calvet, Michael F. Skrutskie, Lee W. Hartmann, Edward S. Chang
Rosenberg, Jessica L. (Professor, George Mason University)
- "Filling the Gap in the Extragalactic Census: A Study at 21 cm and in the Near Infrared", Chair: Stephen E. Schneider; Members: James D. Lowenthal, Michael F. Skrutskie, Stephen E. Strom, Robert A. Guyer
Beristain(-Kendall), Georgina (Adjunct faculty, Alfred University)
- "Permitted Helium and Iron Emission Lines in Classical T Tauri Stars", Chairs: John Kwan and Suzan Edwards; Members: Eugene Tademaru, Bruce E. Turkington
Millan-gabet, Rafael (scientist, NASA Exoplanet Science Institute; PHYSICS PhD)
- "Investigation of Herbig Ae/Be Stars in the Near-Infrared with a Long Baseline Interferometer", Chair: Schloerb, F. Peter; Members: Traub, Wesley A., Skrutskie, Michael F., Sakai, Hajime
Brunt, Christopher M. (Lecturer, Univ. of Exeter, UK)
- "Turbulence in the Interstellar Medium", Chairman: Heyer, M.; Members: Kwan, J., Snell, R.L., Wong, P.
Dickens, James (faculty, Montgomery Bell Academy)
- "Probing Chemical Evolution in Molecular Clouds with Millimeter-Wave Observations", Chairman: Irvine, William M.; Members: Snell, Ronald, L., Schloerb, F. Peter, Chang, Edward S.
Lovell, Amy (Professor, Agnes Scott College)
- "Millimeter-Wave Molecular Mapping of Comets Hyakutake and Hale-Bopp", Chairman: Schloerb, F. Peter; Members: Irvine, William M., Skrutskie, M., Dent, William, McGill, George E.
Hiriart, David (senior staff, UNAM, Mexico)
- "Circumstellar Gas and Dust Emission and Mass Loss from Evolved Stars", Chairman: Kwan, John; Members: Irvine, W.M., Van Blerkom, D., Chang, E.
Allen, Lori E. (scientist, Director of Kitt Peak National Observatory)
- "Star formation in Lynds 1641", Chairman: Strom, Karen M. ; Members: Kwan, J., Snell, R.L., Strom, S.E., Rabin, M.
Meyer, Michael R. (Professor, ETH, Switzerland)
- "Stellar Populations in Deeply Embedded Young Clusters: Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Emergent Mass Distributions", Chairman: Strom, Stephen E.; Members: Edwards, S., Skrutskie, M.F., Hartman, L., Chang, E.
- "The Evolution of Globular Clusters: Analysis of External Effects and Determination of Progenitor Populations", Chairman: Weinberg, Martin D.; Members: Kwan, J., Strom, S.E., Traschen, J.
Spitzak, John G. (Computational astrophysics consultant, US Naval Observatory)
- "Viewing the 21 CM Sky: A Slice of the Neutral Hydrogen Universe", Chairman: Schneider, Stephen E.; Members: Snell, R.L., Strom, S.E., Traschen, J.H.
Hillenbrand, Lynne A. (Professor, Caltech)
- "Herbig Ae/Be Stars : An Investigation of Molecular Environments and Associated Stellar Populations", Chairman: Strom, Stephen; Members: Edwards, S., Skrutskie, M.F., Snell, R.L., Byron, F.W., Jr.
Bergin, Edward A. (Professor, Univ. of Michigan)
- "The Chemical and Physical Structure of Giant Molecular Cloud Cores", Co-Chairman: Snell, Ronald L.; Co-Chm.: Goldsmith, Paul, F.; Members: Langer, William D., Rabin, M.
McGonagle, Douglas (Pastor, Easthampton, MA)
- "Nitrogen Chemistry in the Interstellar Medium", Chairman: Irvine, William M.; Members: Predmore, R.C., Schloerb, F.P., Heyer, M.H.
Dutkevitich, Diane (Professor, Yavapai College)
- "The Evolution of Dust in the Terrestrial Planet Region of Circumstellar Disks Around Young Stars", Chairman: Skrutskie, Michael, F.; Members: Strom, S.E., Edwards, S., Walker, J.F.
BUCKLEY, David (Professor of Physics, East Stroudsbury University)
- "The Masses and Distances of Planetary Nebulae", Chairman: Schneider, Stephen E.; Members: Snell, R.L., Van Blerkom, D.J., Sternheim, M.M.
Carpenter, John M. (Scientist, ALMA Observatory)
- "Anatomy of the GEM OB1 Molecular Cloud Complex", Chairman: Snell, Ronald L.; Members: Schloerb, F.P., Skrutskie, M.F., Strom, S.E., Sternheim, M.M.
Knezek, Patricia M. (Deputy Director of Astronomical Science Division, NSF)
- "The Stellar and Gaseous Content of Massive Low Surface Brightness Disk Galaxies", Chairman: Schneider, Stephen E.; Strom, S.E., Young, J.S., Golowich, E.
- "Cometary Molecules", Chairman: Schloerb, F. Peter; Members: Irvine, W.M., Snell, R.L., Van Blerkom, D.J., Chang, E.S.
- "CO Observations in External Galaxies and Gas Mass Determination", Chairwoman: Young, Judith S.; Members: Kwan, J., Schloerb, F.P., Krotkov, R.
Lee, Youngung (scientist, Korea Astronomy Observatory)
- "Structure and Star Forming Activities of the Cold, Massive, Molecular Cloud G216-2.5", Chairman: Snell, Ronald L.; Members: Dickman, R.L., Schloerb, F.P., Skrutskie, M.F., Krotkov, R.V.
Xie, Taoling (CEO, HierStar Ltd., China)
- "Shells, Outflows, and Star Formation in the Giant Molecular Cloud Monoceros R2", Chairman: Goldsmith, Paul F.; Members: Snell, R.L., Dickman, R.L., Chang, E.S.
Jarrett, Thomas H. (astronomer, Univ. of Cape Town)
- "An Optical Study of the Faint End of the Stellar Luminosity Function", Chairman: Dickman, Robert L.; Member: Herbst, William, Skrutskie, Michael., Chang, Edward
Welty, Alan (scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute)
- "A Spectroscopic Study of Three FU Orionis Objects: Accretion Disks and Wind Signatures", Stephen E. Strom, Chm.; Members: Edwards, Suzan, Snell, Ronald L., Van Blerkom, David, Krotkov, Robert V.
Madden, Suzanne C. (scientist, CEA Saclay, France)
- "A Multi-Transition Study of the Cyclic Molecule Cyclopropenylidene (C3H2) in the Galaxy", Chairman: William M. Irvine; Members: Kwan, J., Schloerb, F.P., Snell, R.L., Avery, L.W., Guyer, R.A.
Minh, Young Chol (scientist, Korea Astronomy & Space Science Institute, President of Korean Astronomical Society)
- "Radio Observations of Several Interstellar Molecules", Chairman; William M. Irvine; Members: Dickman, R.L., Goldsmith, P.F., Krotkov, R.V.
Morgan, James A. (software engineer, Novii Design)
- "Molecular Outflows in the L1641 Region of Orion", Chairman: F. Peter Schloerb; Members: Snell, R.L, Kwan, J., Strom, S.E., Harold, M.P.
Olson, Kevin (Research Professor, Drexel University)
- "Gas Dynamics in Interacting and Merging Galaxies", Chairman: John Y. Kwan; Members: Kleinmann, S.G., Young, J.S., Dickman, R.L., Chang, E.S.
Salas-Casales, Luis (Scientist, Institute of Astronomy, UNAM, Mexico)
- "High Spatial Resolution Observations Of Circumstellar Disks", Chairman: Stephen E. Strom; Members: Edwards, S., Schloerb, F.P., Arny, T.T., Chang, E.S.
Tauber, Jan A. (scientist, ESA/ESTeC, Netherlands, Project Scientist for PLANCK)
- "CO Line Emission from Clumpy Molecular Clouds: The Case of Orion", Chairman: Paul F. Goldsmith; Members: Snell, R.L., Kwan, J., Erickson, N.R., Krotkov, R.V.
Waller, William H. (faculty, Rockport High School, MA)
- "Recent Starbirth and Starburst Activity in Nearby Galaxies", Chairman: Stephen E. Strom; Members: Young, J.S., Kwan, J., Kleinmann, S.G., Scoville, N., Mallary, R.W.
Alonso, Jose L. (staff, Arecibo Observatory)
- "Formation of Hydrogen Line and Continuum Emission in Young Stellar Objects", Chairman: John Y. Kwan; Members: Kleinmann, S.G., Van Blerkom, D.J., Arny, T.T., Krotkov, R.V.
Kinzel, Wayne M. (astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute)
- "Radio Outbursts in Extragalactic Sources", Chairman: William A. Dent; Members: W.A., Tademaru, E., Dickman, R.L., Balonek, T.J., Walker, J.F.
Taylor, David K. (astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute)
- "Carbon Monoxide Isotopes and Clumping in Giant Molecular Clouds", Chairman: Robert L. Dickman; Members: Dickman, R.L., Snell, R.L., Van Blerkom, D.J., Krotkov, R.V.
Lis, Dariusz C. (scientist, Caltech)
- "The Sagittarius B2 Molecular Cloud an Extreme Case of a Galactic Center Giant Molecular Cloud", Chairman: Paul F. Goldsmith
Tacconi-Garman, Lowell E. (astronomer, European Southern Observatory, Germany)
- "Kinematic Models of Cometary Comae", Chairman: F. Peter Schloerb
Smith, Beverly J. (faculty, East Tennessee State University)
- "Optical Imaging of IRAS Galaxies: The Evolution of Infrared-Bright Galaxies", Kleinmann, Susan, Chw.
Tacconi-Garman, Linda J. (scientist, Max Planck Institute, Germany)
- "The Distribution of the Interstellar Medium in the SCD Galaxy NGC 6946 and in a Sample of Dwarf Irregular Galaxies", Judith S. Young, Chw.
Moriarty-Schieven, Gerald H. (astronomer, National Research Council of Canada)
- "High Resolution Observations of the L1551, B335 and L723 Bipolar Molecular Outflows Using Maximum Entropy Image Reconstruction", Ronald L. Snell, Chm.
Lord, Steven D. (astronomer, IPAC/Caltech)
- "The Role of Molecular Clouds in the Star Formation Process as Observed in Two Grand Design Spiral Galaxies", Stephen E. Strom, Chm.
Swade, Daryl A. (astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute)
- "The Physics and Chemistry of Dark Molecular Clouds: A Detailed Study of L134N", F. Peter Schloerb, Chm.
Kenney, Jeffrey D. (Professor, Yale University)
- "Molecular Gas in Virgo Cluster Spiral Galaxies", Judith S. Young, Chw.
McIntosh, Gordon C. (Professor, University of Minnosota Morris; Physics PhD)
- "Polarization Properties of SiO Masers", Read Predmore, Chm.
HEMEON-HEYER, Mark H. (Research Professor, Univ. of Massachusetts)
- "The Interaction Between Molecular Clouds and Young Stellar Objects", Snell, Ronald L., Chm.
Argon, Alice L. (staff, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)
- "The Acceleration and Dissolution of Stars Moving Through the Blackbody Radiation of A Collapsing Unvierse", Edward R. Harrison, Chm.
Clemens, Dan P. (Professor, Boston University; Physics PhD)
- "The Massachusetts Stony-Brook Galactic Plane CO Survey: Observations, Galactic Structure, and Cloud Identification", Nicholas Z. Scoville, Chm.
Kleiner, Steven C. (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
- "Correlation Analysis of the Molecular Cloud Complex", Robert L. Dickman, Chm.
Arquilla, Richard (Northrop Grumman)
- "The Structure and Angular Momentum Content of Dark Clouds", Paul F. Goldsmith, Chm.
O'Dea, Christopher P. (Professor, Rochester Inst. of Technology)
- "Morphology and Energetics at Narrow Angle Tail Radio Sources", William A. Dent, Chm.
Clifford, Stephen M.
- "A Model for the Climatic Behavior of Water on Mars", Robert L. Huguenin, Chm.
Hartke, Gregory J. (engineer, Northrop Grumman)
- "Transport Properties of the Outer Crust of Magnetic Neutron Stars", George Greenstein, Chm.
Barvainis, Richard E. (program manager, National Science Foundation)
- "Linear Polarization and Total Flux Density of Silicon Monoxide Masers and Active Extragalactic Objects at Millimeter Wavelengths", William A. Dent, Chm.
Carroll, Timothy J. (deceased)
- "The Kinematics of the Emission Line Gas in Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei", John Y. Kwan, Chm.
Good, John (astronomer, IPAC/Caltech)
- "MM Wavelength Measurements of CO in the Atmosphere of Mars and SO 2 in the Atmopshere of Venus", F. Peter Schloerb, Chm.
Damashek, Marc (scientist, NSA)
- "A Search for Radio Pulsars in the Northern Sky: Discovery of a Pulsar in a Unique Binary System", Joseph H. Taylor, Chm.
Robinson, Steven E. (staff scientist, MIT Lincoln Laboratory)
- "The Excitation of SiO in Circumstellar Envelopes", David Van Blerkom, Chm.
Balonek, Thomas J. (Professor, Colgate University)
- "Multi-Frequency Radio Observations of Compact Extragalactic Sources: Time Variability and Correlation with Optical Variations", William A. Dent, Chm.
Lane, Adair P. (retired, astronomer, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)
- "Observations of SIO Masers in the Circumstellar Envelopes of Late Type Stars", Joseph H. Taylor, Chm.
Thompson, William T. (scientist, NASA/GSFC)
- "The "Swarm" Model for the Azimuthal Brightness Variations in Saturn's Ring A", David J. Van Blerkom, Chm.
Backus, Peter R. (astronomer, SETI Institute)
- "A Study of Pulsar Evolution Through Timing and Single Pulse Observation", Joseph H. Taylor, Chm.
Bally, John (Professor, Univ. of Colorado)
- "The Interaction of HII Regions with Molecular Clouds", Nicholas Z. Scoville, Chm.
Hansen II, Stanley S.
- "Very Long Baseline Interferometry Observation of the Masers Towards Orion A", G. Richard Huguenin, Chm.
Sloan, John S.
- "Surface Photometry of the Coma Cluster of Galaxies", Tom Dennis, Chm.
Lockman, Felix J. (scientist, NRAO)
- "On the Structure of HII Regions and Their Distribution in the Galaxy", G. Richard Huguenin, Chm.
Fowler, Lee A. (deceased)
- "A Study of the Pulsar in A Binary System", Joseph H. Taylor, Chm.
Harding, Alice K. (scientist, NASA Goddard)
- "Propagation in Pulsar Magnetospheres: Effects of A Shearing Plasma", Eugene Tademaru, Chm.
Esposito, Larry W. (Professor, Univ. of Colorado)
- "Light Scattering from Saturn's Rings Calculated by a Markov Chain Formalism", William M. Irvine, Chm.
Cardiasmenos, Apostle G. (deceased, President, ESSCO/L-3 Communications)
- "Prototype Maser Amplifiers for Three Millimeter Wavelength", K. Sigfrid Yngvesson, Chm.
Helfand, David (Professor, Columbia University)
- "The Secular Behavior of Pulsar Integrated Properties", Joseph H. Taylor, Chm.
Harding, David S. (Physics PhD)
- "Neutron Star Crust-Neutron Superfluid Frictional Forces", George Greenstein, Chm.
Oegerle, William R. (Director, NASA Astrophysics Science Division)
- "The Nature of the Circumstellar Envelopes of MR 119 and P Cygni", David Van Blerkom, Chm.
Guthrie, Paul D. (novelist; Physics PhD)
- "On White Dwarf Models of Variable Compact X-Ray Sources", Eugene Tademaru, Chm.
Kapitzky, John E. (software consultant)
- "2.7 GHz Polarization and Flux Density Measurements of Variable Radio Sources", William A. Dent, Chm.
Smartt, Raymond (deceased, astronomer, National Solar Observatory)
- "Observations of the Near-Infrared Solar Corona and a New Interferometric Test", John Strong, Chm.
Bechis, Kenneth P. (NASA astronaut, Chief Technology Officer, Northrup Grumman)
- "Microwave Spectral-Line Radiation from Young and Evolved Stellar Objects", G. Richard Huguenin, Chm.
Hulse, Russell A. (Professor, Univ. of Texas Dallas, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1993; Physics PhD)
- "A High Sensitivity Pulsar Search", Joseph H. Taylor, Jr., Chm.
Walstad, Allan M. (Professor, Univ. of Pittsburgh at Johnstown)
- "A Local Approach to Cosmology", Edward R. Harrison, Chm.
Heaton, Harold I. (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)
- "The Equivalent Width of Blended Molecular Absorption Lines", John Strong, Chm.
Kawata, Yoshijuki (Professor, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan)
- "Models of Saturn's Rings Which Satisfy the Optical and Infrared Observations", William M. Irvine, Chm.