- ">Steve Furlanetto
studies the formation of the first luminous objects in the universe, including how their properties depend upon fundamental cosmology and how we can use their environments to understand the composition of our universe.
- ">Matthew Malkan
studies the nature of active galactic nuclei and quasars, and has
searched for high redshift galaxies associated with quasar absorption
- ">Ian McLean
studies the first generation of galaxies in the Universe by observing
their emission redshifted into the infrared.
- ">Michael Rich
is part of a team of astronomers who will measure the age of the Universe
from the ages of the oldest white dwarfs in the globular cluster M4.
As a byproduct, the Hubble Space Telescope imagery will produce an image
as deep as the Hubble Deep Field.
- ">Edward Wright
studies cosmology using infrared astronomy and the cosmic microwave
background (CMB). He is the Principal Investigator on the Wide-field
Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
to be launched in 2009, and he has been involved with the Spitzer Space
Telescope since 1976. Wright studies the CMB, which gives evidence about
the state of the Universe in the first picosecond after the Big Bang, using
data from the COsmic Background Explorer (COBE, launched in 1989 - Nobel
Prize in Physics 2006) and the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe
(WMAP, launched in 2001).
- Lisbeth Jensen is investigating a temperature variation on WMAP, and is simulating its effect on the WMAP data.
- Sara Petty's main interest is observational cosmology especially the study of galaxy evolution. She is currently working with Ned Wright on the WISE (Wide Infrared Survey Explorer) mission, where she will select Ultra-Luminous Infrared Galaxies (ULIRGs) at redhifts 1-3 and continue studying galaxy evolution.
- Cosmology from the Highly-Redshifted 21 cm Line, Steven Furlanetto, et al. (2009), White paper for the Astro2010 Decadal Survey
- Extragalactic Point Source Search in Five_year WMAP 41, 61 and 94 GHz Maps, Xi Chen & Edward L. Wright (2008), ApJ, submitted
- The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Source Catalog, E. L. Wright, et al. (2008), ApJS, submitted
- Probing the 3.6 Micron CIRB with Spitzer in 3 DIRBE Dark Spots, L.R. Levenson & E.L. Wright (2008), ApJ, submitted
- Extragalactic Point Source Search in WMAP 61 and 94 GHz Data, Xi Chen & Edward L. Wright (2007), ApJ, submitted
- Constraints on Dark Energy from Supernovae,Gamma Ray Bursts, Acoustic Oscillations, Nucleosynthesis and Large Scale Structure and the Hubble Constant, Edward L. Wright, 2007, ApJ, in press
- DIRBE Minus 2MASS: Confirming the CIRB in 40 NewRegions at 2.2 and 3.5 Microns, L.R. Levenson, E.L. Wright, & B.D. Johnson, 2007, ApJ,submitted
DIRBE Minus 2MASS: Confirming the Cosmic Infrared Background at 2.2 Microns, E. L. Wright,
2001, ApJ, 553, 538.
An Empirically Based Model for Predicting Infrared Luminosity Functions, Deep Infrared Galaxy
Counts and the Diffuse Infrared Background, M. A. Malkan and F. W. Stecker, 2001, ApJ, 555, 641.
Detection of the Cosmic Infrared Background at 2.2 and 3.5 microns Using DIRBE Observations,
E. L. Wright & E. D. Reese, 2000, ApJ, 545, 43
Angular Power Spectra of the COBE DIRBE Maps, E.L. Wright, 1998, ApJ, 496, 1
An Empirically Based Calculation of the Extragalactic Infrared Background, M. A. Malkan and
F. W. Stecker, 1998, ApJ, 496, 13
- ">Xi Chen works
with Prof. Ned Wright searching for extragalactic point sources in the
WMAP data set.
- ">Louis Levenson
works with Professor Ned Wright investigating the Cosmic InfraRed Background
using data from COBE/DIRBE, 2MASS, and Spitzer.
- Varoujan Gorjian
(grad) is working with Edward Wright on
the estimation of the cosmic infrared background at near infrared
- Ranga-Ram Chary (grad)
is working with Edward Wright on the
estimation of the cosmic gamma-ray background.
- "> Amy Lo worked
with Prof. Edward Wright on a Monte Carlo simulation of emission from
buckyball interstellar dust. She also worked on simulations of Topological
Defects in the CMB.