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.
Sydney Sherman, Shardha Jogee, Jonathan Florez, Matthew L Stevans, Lalitwadee Kawinwanichakij, Isak Wold, Steven L Finkelstein, Casey Papovich, Robin Ciardullo, Caryl Gronwall, Sofía A Cora, Tomás Hough, and Cristian A Vega-Martínez. “Investigating the growing population of massive quiescent galaxies at cosmic noon.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 499(3), 4239--4260, Oct 2020.
Intae Jung, Steven L. Finkelstein, Mark Dickinson, Taylor A. Hutchison, Rebecca L. Larson, Casey Papovich, Laura Pentericci, Amber N. Straughn, Yicheng Guo, Sangeeta Malhotra, James Rhoads, Mimi Song, Vithal Tilvi, and Isak Wold. “Texas Spectroscopic Search for Lyα Emission at the End of Reionization. III. The Lyα Equivalent-width Distribution and Ionized Structures at z > 7.” The Astrophysical Journal, 904(2), 144, Nov 2020.