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Dr. Casey Papovich
TAMU College Station
Faculty: Professor

Casey Papovich


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.

Latest Publications

Karl Gebhardt, et al. “The Hobby--Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX) Survey Design, Reductions, and Detections.” The Astrophysical Journal, 923(2), 217, Dec 2021.

Raymond C. Simons, Casey Papovich, Ivelina Momcheva, Jonathan R. Trump, Gabriel Brammer, Vicente Estrada-Carpenter, Bren E. Backhaus, Nikko J. Cleri, Steven L. Finkelstein, Mauro Giavalisco, Zhiyuan Ji, Intae Jung, Jasleen Matharu, and Benjamin Weiner. “CLEAR: The Gas-phase Metallicity Gradients of Star-forming Galaxies at 0.6 \(

James Esdaile, Ivo Labbé, Karl Glazebrook, Jacqueline Antwi-Danso, Casey Papovich, Edward Taylor, Z. Cemile Marsan, Adam Muzzin, Caroline M. S. Straatman, Danilo Marchesini, Ruben Diaz, Lee Spitler, Kim-Vy H. Tran, and Stephen Goodsell. “Introducing the FLAMINGOS-2 Split-K Medium-band Filters: The Impact on Photometric Selection of High-z Galaxies in the FENIKS-pilot survey.” The Astronomical Journal, 162(6), 225, Nov 2021.

Jonathan Florez, Shardha Jogee, Yuchen Guo, Sofía A Cora, Rainer Weinberger, Romeel Davé, Lars Hernquist, Mark Vogelsberger, Robin Ciardullo, Steven L Finkelstein, Caryl Gronwall, Lalitwadee Kawinwanichakij, Gene C K Leung, Stephanie LaMassa, Casey Papovich, Matthew L Stevans, and Isak Wold. “AGN and star formation at cosmic noon: comparison of data to theoretical models.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 508(1), 762--780, Sep 2021.

Guang Yang, Vicente Estrada-Carpenter, Casey Papovich, Fabio Vito, Jonelle L. Walsh, Zhiyuan Yao, and Feng Yuan. “Do Current X-Ray Observations Capture Most of the Black-hole Accretion at High Redshifts?.” The Astrophysical Journal, 921(2), 170, Nov 2021.

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