Moire PrescottAssistant Professor NMSUAstronomy
- Galaxy formation and evolution at z~2-3
- Using Lya emission to study galaxy formation on both low and high mass scales
- Giant Lya nebulae as probes of ongoing galaxy formation and the circumgalactic medium
- Physical properties of Lya-emitting galaxies at intermediate redshifts
- Emission line diagnostics
- Lya polarization observations
Agnar Hall – studying the environments of Lyman-alpha nebulae using HST imaging.
Arthur Cox (undergraduate) – using emission line diagnostics to study the power source in a Lyman-alpha nebula.
Spring 2016: ASTR 401
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS (student authors denoted by *):
- Overturning the Case for Gravitational Powering in the Prototypical Cooling Lyα Nebula, ApJ, Volume 802, pp. 32-42 (2015)
- Spatially Resolved Gas Kinematics within a Lyα Nebula: Evidence for Large-scale Rotation, ApJ, Volume 799, pp. 62-76 (2015)
- A Successful Broadband Survey for Giant Ly-alpha Nebulae. II. Spectroscopic Confirmation, ApJ, Volume 762, Issue 1, pp. 38-45 (2013)
- Resolving the Galaxies within a Giant Ly-alpha Nebula: Witnessing the Formation of a Galaxy Group?, ApJ, Volume 752, Issue 2, pp. 86-110 (2012)
- A Successful Broadband Survey for Giant Ly-alpha Nebulae. I. Survey Design and Candidate Selection, ApJ, Volume 748, Issue 2, pp. 125-144 (2012)
- The Line Polarization Within a Giant Ly-alpha Nebula, ApJ, volume 730, Issue 2, pp. L25-L29 (2011)
- The Discovery of a Large Ly-alpha+HeII Nebula at z~1.67: A Candidate Low Metallicity Region?, ApJ, Volume 702, Issue 1, pp. 554-566 (2009)
- The Overdense Environment of a Large Ly-alpha Nebula at z~2.7, ApJ, Volume 678, Issue 2, pp. L77-L80 (2008)
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