Heidi Newberg

About

My current research is primarily related to understanding the structure of our own galaxy through using stars as tracers of the Galactic halo and the disk. In both cases I have been instrumental in elucidating their substructure. I hope that these studies will contribute to our understanding of how the Galaxy formed. In addition, the stellar substructure in both the halo and in the disk can be used to determine where dark matter is located in the Milky Way galaxy.
I currently run MilkyWay@home . I am also working on a telescope design that uses a giant diffraction grating to collect light instead of a large mirror; this design might allow a giant, light-weight telescope to be unfurled in space.
You can follow my research on facebook, twitter, instagram and YouTube. More information on past accomplishments can be found on Wikipedia. A full list of my publications, provided by the NASA/ADS Abstract Server, can be found here: BIBLIOGRAPHY.
I was a participant in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, from 1992 to 2008. This survey imaged 10,000 square degrees of the north Galactic cap in five optical filters. Additionally, it obtained a million spectra of the galaxies (and hundreds of thousands of QSOs and stars) that were detected in the imaging survey. I am also a participant in the Chinese LAMOST spectral survey of millions of Galactic stars, and led the US participation (Participants in LAMOST, US -- PLUS) in the design of that survey.
I have worked in many areas of astronomy over the course of my career. I did my PhD with the Berkeley Automated Supernova Search, which measured the supernova rates as a function of supernova type in Virgo-distance galaxies; and the Supernova Cosmology Project, which is measuring the cosmological parameters Omega and Lambda using the light curves of distant supernovae. I have published papers in diverse areas of galactic and extragalactic astronomy, including: supernova phenomenology, measuring cosmological parameters from supernovae, galaxy photometry, color selection of QSOs, properties of stars, and the structure of our galaxy.

Research

Other Focus Areas

Astrophysics, Astronomical Surveys, Big Data, Space Telescopes, Milky Way Galaxy

Publications

The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Heidi Newberg has 155 indexed publications in the subjects of Physics and Astronomy, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Computer Science.

Eric J. Mendelsohn, Heidi Jo Newberg, Siddhartha Shelton, Lawrence M. Widrow, Jeffery M. Thompson, Carl J. Grillmair
Astrophysical Journal
, 926
, 2022
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Leaf A. Swordy, Heidi Jo Newberg, Thomas Ditto
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
, 12188
, 2022
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Hefan Li, Cuihua Du, Jun Ma, Jianrong Shi, Heidi Jo Newberg, Yunsong Piao
Astrophysical Journal Letters
, 933
, 2022
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Thomas Donlon, Heidi Jo Newberg, Bokyoung Kim, Sebastien Lépine
Astrophysical Journal Letters
, 932
, 2022
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Constance M. Rockosi, Young Sun Lee, Heather L. Morrison, Brian Yanny, Jennifer A. Johnson, Sara Lucatello, Jennifer Sobeck, Timothy C. Beers, Carlos Allende Prieto, Deokkeun An, Dmitry Bizyaev, Michael R. Blanton, Luca Casagrande, Daniel J. Eisenstein, Andrew Gould, James E. Gunn, Paul Harding, Inese I. Ivans, H. R. Jacobson, William Janesh, Gillian R. Knapp, Juna A. Kollmeier, Sébastien Lépine, Martín López-Corredoira, Zhibo Ma, Heidi J. Newberg, Kaike Pan, Jakub Prchlik, Conor Sayers, Katharine J. Schlesinger, Jennifer Simmerer, David H. Weinberg
Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
, 259
, 2022
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Peter Craig, Sukanya Chakrabarti, Heidi Newberg, Alice Quillen
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
, 505
, 2021
, pp.2561-2574
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Haifan Zhu, Cuihua Du, Yepeng Yan, Jianrong Shi, Jun Ma, Heidi Jo Newberg
Astrophysical Journal
, 915
, 2021
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Robert Gryncewicz, Heidi Jo Newberg, Charles Martin, Thomas Donlon, Paul M. Amy
Astrophysical Journal
, 910
, 2021
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Mei Li Hsieh, Thomas D. Ditto, Yi Wen Lee, Shiuan Huei Lin, Heidi J. Newberg, Shawn Yu Lin
Scientific Reports
, 11
, 2021
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Y. Xu, C. Liu, H. Tian, H. J. Newberg, C. F.P. Laporte, B. Zhang, H. F. Wang, X. Fu, J. Li, L. C. Deng
Astrophysical Journal
, 905
, 2020
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