Casey Papovich's research is in the areas of observational cosmology, the formation and evolution of the most distant galaxies, and the growth of large scale structures of galaxies. His recent work focuses on observations of the properties of the first galaxies, constraints on cosmological reionization, quantifying the growth and assembly of stellar mass in galaxies in the early universe, the formation of galaxy clusters and their properties, and using satellite galaxies to test of the nature of dark matter and feedback mechanisms in galaxy evolution. Dr. Papovich's research utilizes data from all of NASA's space-based Great Observatories (Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra), the NASA/ESA Herschel Space Observatory, and the largest terrestrial telescopes, including the Gemini Observatory, Magellan Telescopes, Keck Observatory, and the ALMA Observatory). He is the project scientist for GMACS, the primary wide-field spectrograph being built for the Giant Magellan Telescope. He is involved in multiple international collaborations, including the ZFOURGE, CANDELS, HETDEX, HerS, DES, and LSST projects.
Zhiyuan Ji, Mauro Giavalisco, Eros Vanzella, Brian Siana, Laura Pentericci, Anne Jaskot, Teng Liu, Mario Nonino, Henry C. Ferguson, Marco Castellano, Filippo Mannucci, Daniel Schaerer, Johan Peter Uldall Fynbo, Casey Papovich, Adam C. Carnall, Ricardo Amorin, Raymond C. Simons, Nimish Hathi, Fergus Cullen, and Derek McLeod. “HST Imaging of the Ionizing Radiation from a Star-forming Galaxy at z = 3.794.” The Astrophysical Journal, 888(2), 109, Jan 2020.
F. Marchi, L. Pentericci, L. Guaita, M. Talia, M. Castellano, N. Hathi, D. Schaerer, R. Amorin, M. Bolzonella, A. C. Carnall, S. Charlot, J. Chevallard, F. Cullen, S. L. Finkelstein, A. Fontana, F. Fontanot, B. Garilli, P. Hibon, A. M. Koekemoer, D. Maccagni, R. J. McLure, C. Papovich, L. Pozzetti, and A. Saxena. “The VANDELS survey: the role of ISM and galaxy physical properties in the escape of Lyα emission in z ~ 3.5 star-forming galaxies.” Astronomy & Astrophysics, 631, A19, Oct 2019.
Leo Y. Alcorn, Anshu Gupta, Kim-Vy Tran, Glenn G. Kacprzak, Tiantian Yuan, Jonathan Cohn, Ben Forrest, Karl Glazebrook, Anishya Harshan, Lisa J. Kewley, Ivo Labbé, Themiya Nanayakkara, Casey Papovich, Lee R. Spitler, and Caroline M. S. Straatman. “A Tale of Two Clusters: An Analysis of Gas-phase Metallicity and Nebular Gas Conditions in Proto-cluster Galaxies at z ~ 2.” The Astrophysical Journal, 883(2), 153, Sep 2019.
Taylor A. Hutchison, Casey Papovich, Steven L. Finkelstein, Mark Dickinson, Intae Jung, Adi Zitrin, Richard Ellis, Sangeeta Malhotra, James Rhoads, Guido Roberts-Borsani, Mimi Song, and Vithal Tilvi. “Near-infrared Spectroscopy of Galaxies During Reionization: Measuring C iii] in a Galaxy at z = 7.5.” The Astrophysical Journal, 879(2), 70, Jul 2019.
Tommy Wiklind, Henry C. Ferguson, Yicheng Guo, David C. Koo, Dale Kocevski, Bahram Mobasher, Gabriel B. Brammer, Susan Kassin, Anton M. Koekemoer, Mauro Giavalisco, Casey Papovich, Swara Ravindranath, Sandra M. Faber, Jonathan Freundlich, and Duilia F. de Mello. “Evolution of the Gas Mass Fraction of Progenitors to Today's Massive Galaxies: ALMA Observations in the CANDELS GOODS-S Field.” The Astrophysical Journal, 878(2), 83, Jun 2019.