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Jennifer Marshall

Faculty: Assistant Professor


MIST M420 (main office)

MASS 203 (aux. location)


Jennifer Marshall is an astronomical instrument builder in the Munnerlyn Astronomical Instrumentation Lab and has led the group's activities in several large collaborations, including the Dark Energy Survey and the HETDEX project. She is now the co-PI of GMACS, the wide field multi-object spectrograph that will be a first-light instrument for the Giant Magellan Telescope. Her scientific interests include the study of near-field cosmology, specifically using metal-poor stars found in the halo of the Milky Way to better understand the formation mechanisms of the Galaxy and of the Universe as a whole. She is also the PI of the REU Site in Astronomical Research and Instrumentation at Texas A&M, which brings talented undergraduates from other universities to conduct scientific research with Texas A&M astronomers each summer.

Latest Publications

T. M. C. Abbott, et al. “The Dark Energy Survey: Data Release 1.” The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 239(2), 18, Nov 2018.

I Chiu, et al. “Baryon content in a sample of 91 galaxy clusters selected by the South Pole Telescope at 0.2 <z < 1.25.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 478(3), 3072--3099, May 2018.

M Gatti, et al. “Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: cross-correlation redshifts -- methods and systematics characterization.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 477(2), 1664--1682, Feb 2018.

Masao Sako, et al. “The Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-II Supernova Survey.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 130(988), 064002, May 2018.

N. Shipp, et al. “Stellar Streams Discovered in the Dark Energy Survey.” The Astrophysical Journal, 862(2), 114, Jul 2018.

Awards & Recognition

  • Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar (Texas A&M University, 2015)
  • Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Award for Mentoring (Women In Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, 2011)

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