JOSH SIMON

Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington
813 Santa Barbara St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: (626) 304-0256


CURRENT POSITION


Staff Member, Carnegie Observatories



PREVIOUS POSITIONS


Vera Rubin Fellow, Carnegie Observatories                                                       2008-2010
Robert A. Millikan Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech                                             2005-2008

EDUCATION


Ph. D. (Astrophysics), University of California, Berkeley, 2005
M. A. (Astrophysics), University of California, Berkeley, 2000
B. S. (Physics), Stanford University, 1998
High school diploma, Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, MI, 1994                   (That's still relevant, right?     Anyone?)


  REFEREED PUBLICATIONS


A. Drlica-Wagner, K. Bechtol, S. Allam, D. L. Tucker, R. A. Gruendl, M. D. Johnson, A. R. Walker, D. J. James, D. L. Nidever, K. A. G. Olsen,
R. H. Wechsler, M. R. L. Cioni, B. C. Conn, K. Kuehn, T. S. Li, Y.-Y. Mao, N. F. Martin, E. Neilsen, N. E. D. Noel, A. Pieres, J. D. Simon,
G. S. Stringfellow, R. P. van der Marel, and B. Yanny, 2016, ApJL, 833, L5
ADS     astro-ph

KIC 8462852 Faded throughout the Kepler Mission
B. T. Montet and J. D. Simon, 2016, ApJL, 830, L39
ADS     astro-ph

Spectroscopic Confirmation of the Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy d0944+71 as a Member of the M81 Group of Galaxies
E. Toloba, D. Sand, P. Guhathakurta, K. Chiboucas, D. Crnojevic, and J. D. Simon, 2016, ApJL, 830, L21
ADS     astro-ph

Complete Element Abundances of Nine Stars in the r-process Galaxy Reticulum II
A. P. Ji, A. Frebel, J. D. Simon, and A. Chiti, 2016, ApJ, 830, 93
ADS     astro-ph

A MegaCam Survey of Outer Halo Satellites. VI. The Spatially Resolved Star-formation History of the Carina Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
F. A. Santana, R. R. Munoz, T. J. L. de Boer, J. D. Simon, M. Geha, P. Cote, A. E. Guzman, P. Stetson, and S. G. Djorgovski, 2016, ApJ, 829, 86
ADS     astro-ph

The Extended Halo of Centaurus A: Uncovering Satellites, Streams, and Substructures
D. Crnojevic, D. J. Sand, K. Spekkens, N. Caldwell, P. Guhathakurta, B. McLeod, A. Seth, J. D. Simon, J. Strader, and E. Toloba, 2016, ApJ, 823, 19
ADS     astro-ph

A Deep Search for Prompt Radio Emission from Thermonuclear Supernovae with the Very Large Array
L. Chomiuk, A. M. Soderberg, R. A. Chevalier, S. Bruzewski, R. J. Foley, J. Parrent, J. Strader, C. Badenes, C. Fransson, A. Kamble,
R. Margutti, M. P. Rupen, and J. D. Simon, 2016, ApJ, 821, 119
ADS     astro-ph

R-process enrichment from a single event in an ancient dwarf galaxy
A. P. Ji, A. Frebel, A. Chiti, and J. D. Simon, 2016, Nature, 531, 610
ADS     astro-ph

Discovery of a Stellar Overdensity in Eridanus-Phoenix in the Dark Energy Survey
T. S. Li, E. Balbinot, N. Mondrik, J. L. Marshall, B. Yanny, K. Bechtol, A. Drlica-Wagner, D. Oscar, B. Santiago, J. D. Simon, A. K. Vivas,
A. R. Walker, M. Y. Wang, T. M. C. Abbott, F. B. Abdalla, A. Benoit-Levy, G. M. Bernstein, E. Bertin, D. Brooks, D. L. Burke, A. Carnero Rosell,
M. Carrasco Kind, J. Carretero, L. N. da Costa, D. L. DePoy, S. Desai, H. T. Diehl, P. Doel, J. Estrada, D. A. Finley, B. Flaugher, J. Frieman,
D. Gruen, R. A. Gruendl, G. Gutierrez, K. Honscheid, D. J. James, K. Kuehn, N. Kuropatkin, O. Lahav, M. A. G. Maia, M. March, P. Martini,
R. Ogando, A. A. Plazas, K. Reil, A. K. Romer, A. Roodman, E. Sanchez, V. Scarpine, M. Schubnell, I. Sevilla-Noarbe, R. C. Smith, M. Soares-Santos,
F. Sobreira, E. Suchyta, M. E. C. Swanson, G. Tarle, D. Tucker, and Y. Zhang, 2016, ApJ, 817, 135
ADS     astro-ph

High-resolution Spectroscopy of Extremely Metal-poor Stars in the Least-evolved Galaxies: Bootes II
A. P. Ji, A. Frebel, J. D. Simon, and M. Geha, 2016, ApJ, 817, 41
ADS     astro-ph

A Tidally Disrupting Dwarf Galaxy in the Halo of NGC 253
E. Toloba, D. J. Sand, K. Spekkens, D. Crnojevic, J. D. Simon, P. Guhathakurta, J. Strader, N. Caldwell, B. McLeod, and A. C. Seth, 2016, ApJL, 816, L5
ADS     astro-ph

Sodium Absorption Systems toward SN Ia 2014J Originate on Interstellar Scales
K. Maeda, A. Tajitsu, K. S. Kawabata, R. J. Foley, S. Honda, Y. Moritani, M. Tanaka, O. Hashimoto, M. Ishigaki, J. D. Simon, M. M. Phillips,
M. Yamanaka, D. Nogami, A. Arai, W. Aoki, K. Nomoto, D. Milisavljevic, P. A. Mazzali, A. M. Soderberg, M. Schramm, B. Sato, H. Harakawa,
N. Morrell, and N. Arimoto, 2016, ApJ, 816, 57
ADS     astro-ph

Triangulum II: Possibly a Very Dense Ultra-faint Dwarf Galaxy
E. N. Kirby, J. G. Cohen, J. D. Simon, and P. Guhathakurta, 2015, ApJL, 814, L7
ADS     astro-ph

Eight Ultra-faint Galaxy Candidates Discovered in Year Two of the Dark Energy Survey
A. Drlica-Wagner, K. Bechtol, E. S. Rykoff, E. Luque, A. Queiroz, Y.-Y. Mao, R. H. Wechsler, J. D. Simon, B. Santiago, B. Yanny,
E. Balbinot, S. Dodelson, A. Fausti Neto, D. J. James, T. S. Li, M. A. G. Maia, J. L. Marshall, A. Pieres, K. Stringer, A. R. Walker,
T. M. C. Abbott, F. B. Abdalla, S. Allam, A. Benoit-Levy, G. M. Bernstein, E. Bertin, D. Brooks, E. Buckley-Geer, D. L. Burke,
A. Carnero Rosell, M. Carrasco Kind, J. Carretero, M. Crocce, L. N. da Costa, S. Desai, H. T. Diehl, J. P. Dietrich, P. Doel, T. F. Eifler,
A. E. Evrard, D. A. Finley, B. Flaugher, P. Fosalba, J. Frieman, E. Gaztanaga, D. W. Gerdes, D. Gruen, R. A. Gruendl, G. Gutierrez,
K. Honscheid, K. Kuehn, N. Kuropatkin, O. Lahav, P. Martini, R. Miquel, B. Nord, R. Ogando, A. A. Plazas, K. Reil, A. Roodman, M. Sako,
E. Sanchez, V. Scarpine, M. Schubnell, I. Sevilla-Noarbe, R. C. Smith, M. Soares-Santos, F. Sobreira, E. Suchyta, M. E. C. Swanson,
G. Tarle, D. Tucker, V. Vikram, W. Wester, Y. Zhang, and J. Zuntz, 2015, ApJ, 813, 109
ADS     astro-ph

500 days of SN 2013dy: spectra and photometry from the ultraviolet to the infrared
Y.-C.Pan, R. J. Foley, M. Kromer, O. D. Fox, W. Zheng, P. Challis, K. I. Clubb, A. V. Filippenko, G. Folatelli, M. L. Graham, W. Hillebrandt,
R. P. Kirshner, W. H. Lee, R. Pakmor, F. Patat, M. M. Phillips, G. Pignata, F. Roepke, I. Seitenzahl, J. M. Silverman, J. D. Simon, A. Sternberg,
M. D. Stritzinger, S. Taubenberger, J. Vinko, and J. C. Wheeler, 2015, MNRAS, 452, 4307
ADS     astro-ph

Spectroscopic Confirmation of the Dwarf Galaxies Hydra II and Pisces II and the Globular Cluster Laevens 1
E. N. Kirby, J. D. Simon, and J. G. Cohen, 2015, ApJ, 810, 56
ADS     astro-ph

Stellar Kinematics and Metallicities in the Ultra-faint Dwarf Galaxy Reticulum II
J. D. Simon, A. Drlica-Wagner, T. S. Li, B. Nord, M. Geha, K. Bechtol, E. Balbinot, E. Buckley-Geer, H. Lin, J. Marshall,
B. Santiago, L. Strigari, M. Wang, R. H. Wechsler, B. Yanny, T.Abbott, A. H. Bauer, G. M. Bernstein, E. Bertin, D. Brooks, D. L. Burke,
D. Capozzi, A. Carnero Rosell, M. Carrasco Kind, C. B. D'Andrea, L. N. da Costa, D. L. DePoy, S. Desai, H. T. Diehl, S. Dodelson,
C. E. Cunha, J. Estrada, A. E. Evrard, A. Fausti Neto, E. Fernandez, D. A. Finley, B. Flaugher, J. Frieman, E. Gaztanaga, D. Gerdes, D. Gruen,
R. A. Gruendl, K. Honscheid, D. James, S. Kent, K. Kuehn, N. Kuropatkin, O. Lahav, M. A. G. Maia, M. March, P. Martini, C. J. Miller,
R. Miquel, R. Ogando, A. K. Romer, A. Roodman, E. S. Rykoff, M. Sako, E. Sanchez, M. Schubnell, I. Sevilla, R. C. Smith, M. Soares-Santos,
F. Sobreira, E. Suchyta, M. E. C. Swanson, G. Tarle, J. Thaler, D. Tucker, V. Vikram, A. R. Walker, and Wester, W., 2015, ApJ, 808, 95
ADS     astro-ph

Eight New Milky Way Companions Discovered in First-year Dark Energy Survey Data
K. Bechtol, A. Drlica-Wagner, E. Balbinot, A. Pieres, J. D. Simon, B. Yanny, B. Santiago, R. H. Wechsler, J. Frieman,
A. R. Walker, P. Williams, E. Rozo, E. S. Rykoff, A. Queiroz, E. Luque, A. Benoit-Levy, D. Tucker, I. Sevilla, R. A. Gruendl,
L. N. da Costa, A. Fausti Neto, M. A. G. Maia, T. Abbott, S. Allam, R. Armstrong, A. H. Bauer, G. M. Bernstein, R. A. Bernstein,
E. Bertin, D. Brooks, E. Buckley-Geer, D. L. Burke, A. Carnero Rosell, F. J. Castander, R. Covarrubias, C. B. D'Andrea, D. L. DePoy,
S. Desai, H. T. Diehl, T. F. Eifler, J. Estrada, A. E. Evrard, E. Fernandez, D. A. Finley, B. Flaugher, E. Gaztanaga, D. Gerdes,
L. Girardi, M. Gladders, D. Gruen, G. Gutierrez, J. Hao, K. Honscheid, B. Jain, D. James, S. Kent, R. Kron, K. Kuehn, N. Kuropatkin,
O. Lahav, T. S. Li, H. Lin, M. Makler, M. March, J. Marshall, P. Martini, K. W. Merritt, C. Miller, R. Miquel, J. Mohr, E. Neilsen,
R. Nichol, B. Nord, R. Ogando, J. Peoples, D. Petravick, A. A. Plazas, A. K. Romer, A. Roodman, M. Sako, E. Sanchez, V. Scarpine,
M. Schubnell, R. C. Smith, M. Soares-Santos, F. Sobreira, E. Suchyta, M. E. C. Swanson, G. Tarle, J. Thaler, D. Thomas, W. Wester,
and J. Zuntz, 2015, ApJ, 807, 50
ADS     astro-ph

Type IIb Supernova 2013df Entering into an Interaction Phase: A Link between the Progenitor and the Mass Loss
K. Maeda, T. Hattori, D. Milisavljevic, G. Folatelli, M. R. Drout, H. Kuncarayakti, R. Margutti, A. Kamble, A. Soderberg, M. Tanaka,
M. Kawabata, K. S. Kawabata, M. Yamanaka, K. Nomoto, J. H. Kim, J. D. Simon, M. M. Phillips, J. Parrent, T. Nakaoka, T. J. Moriya,
A. Suzuki, K. Takaki, M. Ishigaki, I. Sakon, A. Tajitsu, and Iye, M., 2015, ApJ, 807, 35
ADS     astro-ph

A Comprehensive Archival Search for Counterparts to Ultra-compact High-Velocity Clouds: Five Local Volume Dwarf Galaxies
D. J. Sand, D. Crnojevic, P. Bennet, B. Willman, J. Hargis, J. Strader, E. Olszewski, E. J. Tollerud, J. D. Simon, N. Caldwell, P. Guhathakurta,
B. L. James, S. Koposov, B. McLeod, N. Morrell, M. Peacock, R. Salinas, A. C. Seth, D. P. Stark, and E. Toloba, 2015, ApJ, 806, 95
ADS     astro-ph

A Megacam Survey of Outer Halo Satellites. IV. Two Foreground Populations Possibly Associated with the Monoceros
Substructure in the Direction of NGC 2419 and Koposov 2

J. A. Carballo-Bello, R. R. Munoz, J. L. Carlin, P. Cote, M. Geha, J. D. Simon, and S. G. Djorgovski, 2015, ApJ, 805, 51
ADS     astro-ph

Chemical Signatures of the First Supernovae in the Sculptor Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
J. D. Simon, H. R. Jacobson, A. Frebel, I. B. Thompson, J. J. Adams, and S. A. Shectman, 2015, ApJ, 802, 93
ADS     astro-ph

Stellar Kinematics and Structural Properties of Virgo Cluster Dwarf Early-type Galaxies from the SMAKCED Project.
III. Angular Momentum and Constraints on Formation Scenarios

E. Toloba, P. Guhathakurta, A. Boselli, R. F. Peletier, E. Emsellem, T. Lisker, G. van de Ven, J. D. Simon, J. Falcon-Barroso,
J. J. Adams, A. J. Benson, S. Boissier, M. den Brok, J. Gorgas, G. Hensler, J. Janz, E. Laurikainen, S. Paudel, A. Rys, and H. Salo,
2015, ApJ, 799, 172
ADS     astro-ph

Trends in Dwarf Early-type Kinematics with Cluster-centric Radius Driven by Tidal Stirring
A. J. Benson, E. Toloba, L. Mayer, J. D. Simon, and P. Guhathakurta, 2015, ApJ, 799, 171
ADS     astro-ph

Comprehensive observations of the bright and energetic Type Iax SN 2012Z: Interpretation as a Chandrasekhar mass
white dwarf explosion

M. D. Stritzinger, S. Valenti, P. Hoeflich, E. Baron, M. M. Phillips, F. Taddia, R. J. Foley, E. Y. Hsiao, S. W. Jha, C. McCully,
V. Pandya, J. D. Simon, S. Benetti, P. J. Brown, C. R. Burns, A. Campillay, C. Contreras, F. Forster, S. Holmbo, G. H. Marion,
N. Morrell, and G. Pignata, 2015, A&A, 573, A2
ADS     astro-ph

Stellar Kinematics and Structural Properties of Virgo Cluster Dwarf Early-type Galaxies from the SMAKCED Project.
II. The Survey and a Systematic Analysis of Kinematic Anomalies and Asymmetries

E. Toloba, P. Guhathakurta, R. F. Peletier, A. Boselli, T. Lisker, J. Falcon-Barroso, J. D. Simon, G. van de Ven, S. Paudel,
E. Emsellem, J. Janz, M. den Brok, J. Gorgas, G. Hensler, E. Laurikainen, S.-M. Niemi, A. Rys, and H. Salo, 2014, ApJS, 215, 17
ADS     astro-ph

The Quenching of the Ultra-faint Dwarf Galaxies in the Reionization Era
T. M. Brown, J. Tumlinson, M. Geha, J. D. Simon, L. C. Vargas, D. A. VandenBerg, E. N. Kirby, J. S. Kalirai, R. J. Avila, M. Gennaro,
H. C. Ferguson, R. R. Munoz, P. Guhathakurta, and A. Renzini, 2014, ApJ, 796, 91
ADS     astro-ph

Discovery of a Close Pair of Faint Dwarf Galaxies in the Halo of Centaurus A
D. Crnojevic, D. J. Sand, N. Caldwell, P. Guhathakurta, B. McLeod, A. Seth, J. D. Simon, J. Strader, and E. Toloba, 2014, ApJL, 795, L35
ADS     astro-ph

Multi-epoch high-spectral-resolution observations of neutral sodium in 14 Type Ia supernovae
A. Sternberg, A. Gal-Yam, J. D. Simon, F. Patat, W. Hillebrandt, M. M. Phillips, R. J. Foley, I. Thompson, N. Morrell, L. Chomiuk,
A. M. Soderberg, D. Yong, A. L. Kraus, G. J. Herczeg, E. Y. Hsiao, S. Raskutti, J. G. Cohen, P. A. Mazzali, and K. Nomoto, 2014,
MNRAS, 443, 1849
ADS     astro-ph

Discovery of a New Faint Dwarf Galaxy Associated with NGC 253
D. J. Sand, D. Crnojevic, J. Strader, E. Toloba, J. D. Simon, N. Caldwell, P. Guhathakurta, B. McLeod, and A. C. Seth, 2014, ApJL, 793, L7
ADS     astro-ph

Dwarf Galaxy Density Profiles Inferred From Stellar and Gas Kinematics
J. J. Adams, J. D. Simon, M. H. Fabricius, R. C. E. van den Bosch, J. C. Barentine, R. Bender, K. Gebhardt, G. J. Hill,
J. D. Murphy, R. A. Swaters, J. Thomas, and G. van de Ven, 2014, ApJ, 789, 63
ADS     astro-ph

Segue 1: An Unevolved Fossil Galaxy from the Early Universe
A. Frebel, J. D. Simon, and E. N. Kirby, 2014, ApJ, 786, 74
ADS     astro-ph

Discovery and Observations of ASASSN-13db, an EX Lupi-Type Accretion Event on a Low-Mass T Tauri Star
T. W.-S. Holoien, J. L. Prieto, K. Z. Stanek, C. S. Kochanek, B. J. Shappee, Z. Zhu, A. Sicilia-Aguilar, D. Grupe,
K. Croxall, J. J. Adams, J. D. Simon, N. Morell S. M. McGraw, R. M. Wagner, U. Basu, J. F. Beacom, D. Bersier,
J. Brimacombe, J. Jencson, G. Pojmanski, S. G. Starrfield, D. M. Szczygiel, and C. E. Woodward, 2014, ApJL, 785, L35
ADS     astro-ph

On the Source of the Dust Extinction in Type Ia Supernovae and the Discovery of Anomalously Strong Na I Absorption
M. M. Phillips, J. D. Simon, N. Morrell, C. R. Burns, N. L. J. Cox, R. J. Foley, A. I. Karakas, F. Patat, A. Sternberg,
R. E. Williams, A. Gal-Yam, E. Y. Hsiao, D. C. Leonard, S. E. Persson, M. Stritzinger, I. B. Thompson, A. Campillay,
C. Contreras, G. Folatelli, W. L. Freedman, M. Hamuy, M. Roth, G. A. Shields, N. B. Suntzeff, L. Chomiuk,
I. I. Ivans, B. F. Madore, B. E. Penprase, D. Perley, G. Pignata, G. Preston, and A. M. Soderberg, 2013, ApJ, 779, 38
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A Statistical Analysis of Circumstellar Material in Type Ia Supernovae
K. Maguire, M. Sullivan, F. Patat, A. Gal-Yam, I. M. Hook, S. Dhawan, D. A. Howell, P. Mazzali,
P. E. Nugent, Y.-C. Pan, P. Podsiadlowski, J. D. Simon, A. Sternberg, S. Valenti, C. Baltay, D. Bersier,
N. Blagorodnova, T.-W. Chen, N. Ellman, U. Feindt, F. Forster, M. Fraser, S. Gonzalez-Gaitan, M. L. Graham,
C. Gutierrez, S. Hachinger, E. Hadjiyska, C. Inserra, C. Knapic, R. R. Laher, G. Leloudas, S. Margheim,
R. McKinnon, M. Molinaro, N. Morrell, E. O. Ofek, D. Rabinowitz, A. Rest, D. Sand, R. Smareglia,
S. J. Smartt, F. Taddia, E. S. Walker, N. A. Walton, and D. R. Young, 2013, MNRAS, 436, 222
ADS     astro-ph

The Absolute Magnitude of RRc Variables from Statistical Parallax
J. A. Kollmeier, D. M. Szczygiel, C. R. Burns, A. Gould, I. B. Thompson, G. W. Preston, C. Sneden, J. D. Crane,
S. Dong, B. F. Madore, N. Morrell, J. L. Prieto, S. Shectman, J. D. Simon, and E. Villanueva, 2013, 775, 57
ADS     astro-ph

A Megacam Survey of Outer Halo Satellites. II. Blue Stragglers in the Lowest Stellar Density Systems
F. A. Santana, R. R. Munoz, M. Geha, P. Cote, P. Stetson, J. D. Simon, and S. G. Djorgovski, 2013, ApJ, 774, 106
ADS     astro-ph

A Mass-dependent Yield Origin of Neutron-capture Element Abundance Distributions in Ultra-faint Dwarfs
D. M. Lee, K. V. Johnston, J. Tumlinson, B. Sen, and J. D. Simon, 2013, ApJ, 774, 103
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A High-Resolution Spectroscopic Search for the Remaining Donor for Tycho's Supernova
W. E. Kerzendorf, D. Yong, B. P. Schmidt, J. D. Simon, C. S. Jeffery, J. Anderson, P. Podsiadlowski, A. Gal-Yam,
J. M. Silverman, A. V. Filippenko, K. Nomoto, S. J. Murphy, M. S. Bessell, K. A. Venn, and R. J. Foley, 2013, ApJ, 774, 99
ADS     astro-ph

Dusty OB Stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud - II: Extragalactic Disks or Examples of the Pleiades Phenomenon?
J. J. Adams, J. D. Simon, A. D. Bolatto, G. C. Sloan, K. M. Sandstrom, A. Schmiedeke, J. Th. van Loon, J. M. Oliveira, and
L. D. Keller, 2013, ApJ, 771, 112
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Dusty OB Stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud - I: Optical Spectroscopy Reveals Predominantly Main-Sequence OB Stars
H. A. Sheets, A. D. Bolatto, J. Th. van Loon, K. Sandstrom, J. D. Simon, J. M. Oliveira, and R. H. Barba, 2013, ApJ, 771, 111
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The Stellar Initial Mass Function of Ultra-Faint Dwarf Galaxies: Evidence for IMF Variations with Galactic Environment
M. Geha, T. M. Brown, J. Tumlinson, J. Kalirai, J. D. Simon, E. Kirby, D. VandenBerg, R. M. Munoz, R. Avila, P. Guhathakurta, and
H. Ferguson, 2013, ApJ, 771, 29
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The Distribution of Alpha Elements in Ultra-faint Dwarf Galaxies
L. C. Vargas, M. Geha, E. N. Kirby, and J. D. Simon, 2013, ApJ, 767, 134
ADS     astro-ph

Early-Stage Young Stellar Objects in the Small Magellanic Cloud
J. M. Oliveira, J. Th. van Loon, G. C. Sloan, M. Sewilo, K. E. Kraemer, P. R. Wood, R. Indebetouw, M. D. Filipovic,
E. J. Crawford, G. F. Wong, J. L. Hora, M. Meixner, T. P. Robitaille, B. Shiao, and J. D. Simon, 2013, MNRAS, 428, 3001
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Searching for Non-Axisymmetries in NGC 6503: A Weak End-On Bar
R. Kuzio de Naray, C. A. Arsenault, K. Spekkens, J. A. Sellwood, M. McDonald, J. D. Simon, and P. Teuben, 2012, MNRAS, 427, 2523
ADS     astro-ph

The Infrared Light Curve of SN 2011fe in M101 and the Distance to M101
T. Matheson, R. R. Joyce, L. E. Allen, A. Saha, D. R. Silva, W. M. Wood-Vasey, J. J. Adams, R. E. Anderson, T. L. Beck,
M. C. Bentz, M. A. Bershady, W. S. Binkert, K. Butler, M. A. Camarata, A. Eigenbrot, M. Everett, J. S. Gallagher,
P. M. Garnavich, E. Glikman, D. Harbeck, J. R. Hargis, H. Herbst, E. P. Horch, S. B. Howell, S. Jha, J. F. Kaczmarek, P. Knezek,
E. Manne-Nicholas, R. D. Mathieu, M. Meixner, K. Milliman, J. Power, J. Rajagopal, K. Reetz, K. L. Rhode, A. Schechtman-Rook,
M. E. Schwamb, H. Schweiker, B. Simmons, J. D. Simon, D. Summers, M. D. Young, A. Weyant, E. M. Wilcots, G. Will, and
D. Williams, 2012, ApJ, 754, 19
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The Primeval Populations of the Ultra-Faint Dwarf Galaxies
T. M. Brown, J. Tumlinson, M. Geha, E. N. Kirby, D. A. VandenBerg, R. R. Munoz, J. S. Kalirai, J. D. Simon, R. J. Avila,
P. Guhathakurta, A. Renzini, and H. C. Ferguson, 2012, ApJL, 753, L21
ADS     astro-ph

The Discovery of an Ultra-faint Star Cluster in the Constellation of Ursa Minor
R. R. Munoz, M. Geha, P. Cote, L. C. Vargas, F. A. Santana, P. Stetson, J. D. Simon, and S. G. Djorgovski, 2012, ApJL, 753, L15
ADS     astro-ph

Linking Type Ia Supernova Progenitors and their Resulting Explosions
R. J. Foley, J. D. Simon, C. R. Burns, A. Gal-Yam, M. Hamuy, R. P. Kirshner, N. I. Morrell, M. M. Phillips, G. A. Shields, and
A. Sternberg, 2012, ApJ, 752, 101
ADS     astro-ph

The Spitzer Spectroscopic Survey of the Small Magellanic Cloud (S4MC): Probing the Physical State of Polycyclic
Aromatic Hydrocarbons in a Low-Metallicity Environment

K. M. Sandstrom, A. D. Bolatto, C. Bot, B. T. Draine, J. G. Ingalls, F. P. Israel, J. M. Jackson, A. K. Leroy, A. Li, M. Rubio,
J. D. Simon, J. D. T. Smith, S. Stanimirovic, A. G. G. M. Tielens, and J. Th. van Loon, 2012, ApJ, 744, 20
ADS     astro-ph

Structure and Dynamics of the Globular Cluster Palomar 13
J. D. Bradford, M. Geha, R. Munoz, F. A. Santana, J. D. Simon, P. Cote, P. B. Stetson, E. Kirby, and S. G. Djorgovski, 2011, ApJ, 743, 167
ADS     astro-ph

Circumstellar Material in Type Ia Supernovae via Sodium Absorption Features
A. Sternberg, A. Gal-Yam, J. D. Simon, D. C. Leonard, R. M. Quimby, M. M. Phillips, N. Morrell, I. B. Thompson,
I. Ivans, J. L. Marshall, A. V. Filippenko, G. W. Marcy, J. S. Bloom, F. Patat, R. J. Foley, D. Yong, B. E. Penprase,
D. J. Beeler, C. Allende Prieto, and G. S. Stringfellow, 2011, Science, 333, 856
ADS     astro-ph

Willman 1 - A Probable Dwarf Galaxy With An Irregular Kinematic Distribution
B. Willman, M. Geha, J. Strader, L. E. Strigari, J. D. Simon, E. Kirby, and A. Warres, 2011, AJ, 142, 128
ADS     astro-ph

Surveying the Agents of Galaxy Evolution in the Tidally-Stripped, Low Metallicity Small Magellanic Cloud (SAGE-SMC).
I. Overview

K. D. Gordon, M. Meixner, M. Meade, B. A. Whitney, C. W. Engelbracht, C. Bot, M. L. Boyer, B. Lawton, M. Sewilo,
B. L. Babler, J.-P. Bernard, S. Bracker, M. Block, R. D. Blum, A. D. Bolatto, A. Z. Bonanos, J. Harris, J. L. Hora, R. Indebetouw,
K. A. Misselt, W. T. Reach, B. Shiao, A. Tielens, L. R. Carlson, E. B. Churchwell, G. C. Clayton, C.-H. R. Chen, M. Cohen,
J. L. Fukui, V. Gorjian, S. Hony, F. Israel, A. Kawamura, F. Kemper, A. K. Leroy, A. Li, S. C. Madden, A. R. Marble, I. McDonald,
A. Mizuno, N. Mizuno, E. Muller, J. Oliveira, K. A. G. Olsen, T. Onishi, R. Paladini, D. Paradis, S. Points, T. Robitaille, D. Rubin,
K. Sandstrom, S. Sato, H. Shibai, J. D. Simon, L. J. Smith, S. Srinivasan, U. P. Vijh, S. D. Van Dyk, J. Th, van Loon, and
D. F. Zaritsky, 2011, AJ, 142, 102
ADS     astro-ph

A Complete Spectroscopic Survey of the Milky Way Satellite Segue 1: Dark Matter Content, Stellar Membership
and Binary Properties from a Bayesian Analysis

G. D. Martinez, Q. E. Minor, J. Bullock, M. Kaplinghat, J. D. Simon, and M. Geha, 2011, ApJ, 738, 55
ADS     astro-ph

A Complete Spectroscopic Survey of the Milky Way Satellite Segue 1: The Darkest Galaxy
J. D. Simon, M. Geha, Q. E. Minor, G. D. Martinez, E. N. Kirby, J. S. Bullock, M. Kaplinghat, L. E. Strigari,
B. Willman, P. I. Choi, E. J. Tollerud, and J. Wolf, 2011, ApJ, 733, 46
ADS     astro-ph

Spectroscopic Discovery of the Broad-Lined Type Ic Supernova 2010bh Associated with the Low-Redshift GRB 100316D
R. Chornock, E. Berger, E. M. Levesque, A. M. Soderberg, R. J. Foley, D. B. Fox, A. Frebel, J. D. Simon, J. J. Bochanski,
P. J. Challis, R. P. Kirshner, P. Podsialowski, K. Roth, R. E. Rutledge, B. P. Schmidt, S. S. Sheppard, and R. A. Simcoe, 2010,
submitted to ApJL
astro-ph

An Emerging Class of Bright, Fast-evolving Supernovae with Low-mass Ejecta
H. B. Perets, C. Badenes, I. Arcavi, J. D. Simon, and A. Gal-Yam, 2011, ApJ, 730, 89
ADS     astro-ph

Multi-Element Abundance Measurements from Medium-Resolution Spectra. III. Metallicity Distributions of
Milky Way Dwarf Satellite Galaxies

E. N. Kirby, G. A. Lanfranchi, J. D. Simon, J. G. Cohen,, and P. Guhathakurta, 2011, ApJ, 727, 78
ADS     astro-ph

Ice Chemistry in Massive Young Stellar Objects: The Role of Metallicity
J. M. Oliveira, J. Th. van Loon, G. C. Sloan, R. Indebetouw, F. Kemper, A. G. G. M. Tielens J. D. Simon,
P. M. Woods, and M. Meixner, 2011, MNRAS, 411, L36
ADS     astro-ph

Multi-Element Abundance Measurements from Medium-Resolution Spectra. II. Catalog of Stars in Milky Way
Dwarf Satellite Galaxies

E. N. Kirby, P. Guhathakurta, J. D. Simon, M. C. Geha, C. M. Rockosi, C. Sneden, J. G. Cohen, S. T. Sohn,
S. R. Majewski, and M. Siegel, 2010, ApJS, 191, 352
ADS     astro-ph

NGC 2419 -- Another Remnant of Accretion by the Milky Way
J. G. Cohen, E. N. Kirby, J. D. Simon, and M. Geha, 2010, ApJ, 725, 288
ADS     astro-ph

Indirect Dark Matter Detection Limits from the Ultra-Faint Milky Way Satellite Segue 1
R. Essig, N. Sehgal, L. E. Strigari, M. Geha, and J. D. Simon, 2010, PRD, 82, 123503
ADS     astro-ph

The Youngest Massive Protostars in the Large Magellanic Cloud
M. Sewilo, R. Indebetouw, L. R. Carlson, B. Whitney, C.-H. R. Chen, M. Meixner, T. Robitaille, J. Th. van Loon, J. M. Oliveira,
E. Churchwell, J. D. Simon, S. Hony, P. Panuzzo, M. Sauvage, J. Roman-Duval, K. Gordon, C. Engelbracht, K. Misselt,
K. Okamura, T. Beck, J. Hora, and P. M. Woods, 2010, A & A, 518, L73
ADS     astro-ph

HERschel Inventory of The Agents of Galaxy Evolution (HERITAGE): The Large Magellanic Cloud dust
M. Meixner, F. Galliano, S. Hony, J. Roman-Duval, T. Robitaille, P. Panuzzo, M. Sauvage, K. Gordon, C. Engelbracht,
K. Misselt, K. Okumura, T. Beck, J.-P. Bernard, A. Bolatto, C. Bot, M. Boyer, S. Bracker, L. R. Carlson, G. C., Clayton,
C.-H. R. Chen, E. Churchwell, Y. Fukui, M. Galametz, J. L. Hora, A. Hughes, R. Indebetouw, F. P. Israel, A. Kawamura,
F. Kemper, S. Kim, E. Kwon, B. Lawton, A. Li, K. S. Long, M. Marengo, S. C. Madden, M. Matsuura, J. M. Oliveira,
T. Onishi, M. Otsuka, D. Paradis, A. Poglitsch, D. Riebel, W. T. Reach, M. Rubio, B. Sargent, M. Sewilo, J. D. Simon,
R. Skibba, L. J. Smith, S. Srinivasan, A. G. G. M. Tielens, J. Th. van Loon, B. Whitney, and P. M. Woods, 2010, A & A, 518, L71
ADS     astro-ph

High-Resolution Spectroscopy of Extremely Metal-Poor Stars in the Least Evolved Galaxies: Leo IV
J. D. Simon, A. Frebel, A. McWilliam, E. N. Kirby, and I. B. Thompson, 2010, ApJ, 716, 446
ADS     astro-ph

Accurate Masses for Dispersion-Supported Galaxies
J. Wolf, G. D. Martinez, J. S. Bullock, M. Kaplinghat, M. Geha, R. R. Munoz, J. D. Simon, and F. F. Avedo, 2010,
MNRAS, 406, 1220
ADS     astro-ph

Planetary Nebulae in M33: Probes of AGB Nucleosynthesis and ISM Abundances
F. Bresolin, G. Stasinska, J. M. Vilchez, J. D. Simon, and E. Rosolowsky, 2010, MNRAS, 404, 1679
ADS     astro-ph

Linking Dwarf Galaxies to Halo Building Blocks With the Most Metal-Poor Star in Sculptor
A. Frebel, E. Kirby, and J. D. Simon, 2010, Nature, 464, 72
ADS     astro-ph

High-Resolution Spectroscopy of Extremely Metal-Poor Stars in the Least Evolved Galaxies: Ursa Major II and Coma Berenices
A. Frebel, J. D. Simon, M. Geha, and B. Willman, 2010, ApJ, 708, 560
ADS     astro-ph

Spectroscopic Confirmation of the Pisces Overdensity
J. A. Kollmeier, A. Gould, S. Shectman, I. B. Thompson, G. W. Preston, J. D. Simon, J. D. Crane, Z. Ivezic,
and B. Sesar, 2009, ApJL, 705, L158
ADS     astro-ph

Variable Sodium Absorption in a Low-Extinction Type Ia Supernova
J. D. Simon, A. Gal-Yam, O. Gnat, R. M. Quimby, M. Ganeshalingam, J. M. Silverman, S. Blondin, W. Li,
A. V. Filippenko, J. C. Wheeler, R. P. Kirshner, F. Patat, P. Nugent, R. J. Foley, S. S. Vogt, R. P. Butler, K. M. G. Peek,
E. Rosolowsky, G. J. Herczeg, D. N. Sauer, and P. A. Mazzali, 2009, ApJ, 702, 1157
ADS     astro-ph

The Least Luminous Galaxy: Spectroscopy of the Milky Way Satellite Segue 1
M. Geha, B. Willman, J. D. Simon, L. E. Strigari, E. N. Kirby, D. R. Law, and J. Strader, 2009, ApJ, 692, 1464
ADS     astro-ph

The Chemical Abundances of Tycho G in Supernova Remnant 1572
J. I. Gonzalez Hernandez, P. Ruiz-Lapuente, A. V. Filippenko, R. J. Foley, A. Gal-Yam, and J. D. Simon, 2009, ApJ, 691, 1
ADS     astro-ph

GALEX Spectroscopy of SN 2005ay Suggests a UV Spectral Uniformity Among Type II-P Supernovae
A. Gal-Yam, F. Bufano, T. Barlow, E. Baron, S. Benetti, E. Cappellaro, P. J. Challis, R. S. Ellis, A. V. Filippenko, R. J. Foley,
D. B. Fox, R. P. Kirshner, D. C. Leonard, W. Li, D. Maoz, T. Matheson, P. A. Mazzali, M. Modjaz, K. Nomoto, E. O. Ofek,
J. D. Simon, T. Small, G. P. Smith, M. Turatto, S. D. Van Dyk, and L. Zampieri, 2008, ApJ, 685, L117
ADS     astro-ph

Uncovering the Extremely Metal-Poor Stars in the Ultra-Faint Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
E. N. Kirby, J. D. Simon, M. Geha, P. Guhathakurta, and A. Frebel, 2008, ApJ, 685, L43
ADS     astro-ph

A Common Mass Scale for Satellite Galaxies of the Milky Way
L. E. Strigari, J. S. Bullock, M. Kaplinghat, J. D. Simon, M. Geha, B. Willman, and M. G. Walker, 2008, Nature, 454, 1096
ADS     astro-ph

An Extremely Luminous X-ray Outburst at the Birth of a Supernova
A. M. Soderberg, E. Berger, K. L. Page, P. Schady, J. Parrent, D. Pooley, X.-Y. Wang, E. O. Ofek, A. Cucchiara, A. Rau,
E. Waxman, J. D. Simon, D. C. Bock, P. A. Milne, M. J. Page, J. C. Barentine, S. D. Barthelmy, A. P. Beardmore,
M. F. Bietenholz, P. Brown, A. Burrows, D. N. Burrows, G. Byrngelson, S. B. Cenko, P. Chandra, J. R. Cummings,
D. B. Fox, A. Gal-Yam, N. Gehrels, S. Immler, M. Kasliwal, A. K. H. Kong, H. A. Krimm, S. R. Kulkarni, T. J. Maccarone,
P. Meszaros, E. Nakar, P. T. O'Brien, M. de Pasquale, J. Racusin, N. Rea, and D. G. York, 2008, Nature, 453, 469
ADS     astro-ph

The Most Dark Matter Dominated Galaxies: Predicted Gamma-ray Signals from the Faintest Milky Way Dwarfs
L. E. Strigari, S. M. Koushiappas, J. S. Bullock, M. Kaplinghat, J. D. Simon, M. Geha, and B. Willman, 2008, ApJ, 678, 614
ADS     astro-ph

The M33 Metallicity Project: Resolving the Abundance Gradient Discrepancies in M33
E. Rosolowsky and J. D. Simon, 2008, ApJ, 675, 1213
ADS     astro-ph

Constraints on Circumstellar Material Around the Type Ia Supernova 2007af
J. D. Simon, A. Gal-Yam, B. E. Penprase, W. Li, R. M. Quimby, J. M. Silverman, C. Allende Prieto, J. C. Wheeler,
A. V. Filippenko, I. T. Martinez, D. J. Beeler, and F. Patat, 2007, ApJ, 671, L25
ADS     astro-ph

The Kinematics of the Ultra-Faint Milky Way Satellites: Solving the Missing Satellite Problem
J. D. Simon and M. Geha, 2007, ApJ, 670, 313
ADS     astro-ph

The Spitzer Survey of the Small Magellanic Cloud: Discovery of Embedded Protostars in the HII region NGC 346
J. D. Simon, A. D. Bolatto, B. A. Whitney, T. P. Robitaille, R. Y. Shah, D. Makovoz, S. Stanimirovic, R. H. Barba, and M. Rubio,
2007, ApJ, 669, 327
ADS     astro-ph

Upper Limit for Circumstellar Gas Around the Type Ia SN 2000cx
F. Patat, S. Benetti, S. Justham, P. A. Mazzali, L. Pasquini, E. Cappellaro, M. Della Valle, Ph. Podsiadlowski,
M. Turatto, A. Gal-Yam, and J. D. Simon, 2007, A&A, 474, 931
ADS     astro-ph

Detection of Circumstellar Material in a Normal Type Ia Supernova
F. Patat, P. Chandra, S. Justham, Ph. Podsiadlowski, C. Wolf, A. Gal-Yam, L. Pasquini, I. A. Crawford, P. A. Mazzali,
A. W. A. Pauldrach, K. Nomoto, S. Benetti, E. Cappellaro, N. Elias-Rosa, W. Hillebrandt, D. C. Leonard, A. Pastorello,
A. Renzini, F. Sabbadin, J. D. Simon, and M. Turatto, 2007, Science, 317, 924
ADS     astro-ph

Self-Consistent Massive Disks in Triaxial Dark Matter Halos
J. Bailin, J. D. Simon, A. D. Bolatto, B. K. Gibson, and C. Power, 2007, ApJ, 667, 191
ADS     astro-ph

A High-Resolution Spectrum of the Extremely Metal-Rich Bulge G-Dwarf OGLE-2006-BLG-265
J. A. Johnson, A. Gal-Yam, D. C. Leonard, J. D. Simon, A. Udalski, and A. Gould, 2007, ApJ, 655, L33
ADS     astro-ph

The Spitzer Survey of the Small Magellanic Cloud: S3MC Imaging and Photometry in the Mid- and Far-Infrared Wavebands
A. D. Bolatto, J. D. Simon, S. Stanimirovic, J. Th. van Loon, R. Y. Shah, K. Venn, A. K. Leroy, K. Sandstrom, J. M. Jackson, F. P. Israel,
A. Li, L. Staveley-Smith, C. Bot, F. Boulanger, and M. Rubio, 2007, ApJ, 655, 212
ADS     astro-ph

Is There a Fundamental Line for Disk Galaxies?
J. D. Simon, F. Prada, J. M. Vilchez, L. Blitz, and B. Robertson, 2006, ApJ, 649, 709
ADS     astro-ph

The Cosmological Significance of High-Velocity Cloud Complex H
J. D. Simon, L. Blitz, A. A. Cole, M. D. Weinberg, and M. Cohen, 2006, ApJ, 640, 270
ADS     astro-ph

Spitzer Space Telescope Detection of the Young Supernova Remnant 1E 0102.2-7219
S. Stanimirovic, A. D. Bolatto, K. Sandstrom, A. K. Leroy, J. D. Simon, B. M. Gaensler, R. Y. Shah, and J. M. Jackson, 2005, ApJ, 632, L103
ADS     astro-ph

The Molecular ISM of Dwarf Galaxies on Kiloparsec Scales: A New Survey for CO in Northern, IRAS-Detected Dwarf Galaxies
A. K. Leroy, A. D. Bolatto, J. D. Simon, and L. Blitz, 2005, ApJ, 625, 763
ADS     astro-ph

High-Resolution Measurements of the Halos of Four Dark Matter-Dominated Galaxies: Deviations from a Universal Density Profile
J. D. Simon, A. D. Bolatto, A. K. Leroy, L. Blitz, and E. L. Gates 2005, ApJ, 621, 757
ADS     astro-ph

High-Resolution Measurements of the Dark Matter Halo of NGC 2976: Evidence for a Shallow Density Profile
J. D. Simon, A. D. Bolatto, A. K. Leroy, and L. Blitz, 2003, ApJ, 596, 957
ADS     astro-ph

HI Imaging of LGS 3 and an Apparently Interacting High-Velocity Cloud
T. Robishaw, J. D. Simon, and L. Blitz, 2002, ApJ, 580, L129
ADS     astro-ph

The Absence of Stars in Compact High-Velocity Clouds
J. D. Simon and L. Blitz, 2002, ApJ, 574, 726
ADS     astro-ph

The Density Profile of the Dark Matter Halo of NGC 4605
A. D. Bolatto, J. D. Simon, A. K. Leroy, and L. Blitz, 2002, ApJ, 565, 238
ADS     astro-ph
 
 

NONREFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Maximizing Science in the Era of LSST: A Community-Based Study of Needed US Capabilities
J. Najita, B. Willman, D. P. Finkbeiner, R. J. Foley, S. Hawley, J. A. Newman, G. Rudnick, J. D. Simon, D. Trilling, R. Street, A. Bolton,
R. Angus, E. F. Bell, D. Buzasi, D. Ciardi, J. R. A. Davenport, W. Dawson, M. Dickinson, A. Drlica-Wagner, J. Elias, D. Erb, L. Feaga,
W. Fong, E. Gawiser, M. Giampapa, P. Guhathakurta, J. L. Hoffman, H. Hsieh, E. Jennings, K. V. Johnston, V. Kashyap, T. S. Li, E. Linder,
R. Mandelbaum, P. Marshall, T. Matheson, S. Meibom, B. W. Miller, J. O'Meara, V. Reddy, S. Ridgway, C. M. Rockosi, D. J. Sand, C. Schafer,
S. Schmidt, B. Sesar, S. S. Sheppard, C. A. Thomas, E. J. Tollerud, J. Trump, and A. von der Linden, 2016, A report on the Kavli Futures
Symposium organized by NOAO and LSST
ADS     astro-ph

A Hubble Astrometry Initiative: Laying the Foundation for the Next-Generation Proper-Motion Survey of the Local Group
N. Kallivayalil, A. R. Wetzel, J. D. Simon, M. Boylan-Kolchin, A. J. Deason, T. K. Fritz, M. Geha, S. T. Sohn, and D. R. Weisz, 2015,
white paper for Hubble's 2020 Vision
ADS     astro-ph

Supernova 2010bh
R. Chornock, A. M. Soderberg, R. J. Foley, E. Berger, A. Frebel, P. Challis, J. D. Simon, & S. Sheppard, 2010, CBET 2228, 1
CBET

GRB 100316D: Spectroscopic Discovery of a Supernova from Magellan
R. Chornock, A. M. Soderberg, R. J. Foley, E. Berger, A. Frebel, P. Challis, J. D. Simon, & S. Sheppard, 2010, GCN Circular 10541
GCN

Extremely Metal-Poor Stars in Dwarf Galaxies
A. Frebel, J. D. Simon, E. Kirby, M. Geha, and B. Willman, 2010, IAU Symposium, 265, 237
ADS    

LSST Science Book
245 authors, 2009
astro-ph

A Candidate Near-Infrared Counterpart to IGRJ 17511-3057
M. A. P. Torres, P. G. Jonker, D. Steeghs, J. D. Simon, & G. Gutowski, 2009, Astronomer's Telegram 2216
ATel

ROTSE3 J125642.7+273041 Is Probably a Type Ia Supernova of Intergalactic Origin
A. Gal-Yam & J. D. Simon, 2008, Astronomer's Telegram 1617
ATel

A Metallicity Map of M33
J. D. Simon & E. Rosolowsky, 2007, ASP Conference Series 396, 23
astro-ph

Supernova 2007on Is Probably a Young Type Ia Event
A. Gal-Yam, J. D. Simon, A. Klotz, & E. Rosolowsky, 2007, Astronomer's Telegram 1263
ATel

Infrared Sources in the Small Magellanic Cloud: First Results
J. D. Simon, A. D. Bolatto, S. Stanimirovic, R. Y. Shah, A. K. Leroy, and K. Sandstrom, 2006, ASP Conference Series 381: Infrared Diagnostics of Galaxy Evolution, 381, 189
astro-ph

Dark Matter in Dwarf Galaxies: High Resolution Observations
A. D. Bolatto, J. D. Simon, A. K. Leroy, and L. Blitz, 2004, IAU Symposium, 220, 353
ADS     astro-ph

Molecular Gas in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies: Single Dish and Interferometric Results
A. K. Leroy, A. D. Bolatto, J. D. Simon, L. Blitz, and F. Walter 2004, The Dense Interstellar Medium in Galaxies, 155
ADS     astro-ph

Dark Matter in Dwarf Galaxies: The First Dark Galaxy?
J. D. Simon, T. Robishaw, and L. Blitz, 2004, ASP Conference Series 327: Satellites and Tidal Streams, 327, 32
ADS     astro-ph

Dark Matter in Dwarf Galaxies: Latest Density Profile Results
J. D. Simon, A. D. Bolatto, A. K. Leroy, and L. Blitz, 2004, ASP Conference Series 327: Satellites and Tidal Streams, 327, 18
ADS     astro-ph
 


CONFERENCES ATTENDED


  • The Small-Scale Structure of Cold(?) Dark Matter, Santa Barbara, CA, April 9-June 22, 2018
    Oral Presentation: "Future Observational Prospects for Small Scale Probes of Dark Matter"

  • Dark Matter Detection and Detectability: Paradigm Confirmation or Shift?, Santa Barbara, CA, April 30-May 4, 2018

  • Shedding Light on the Dark Universe with Extremely Large Telescopes, Los Angeles, CA, April 2-6, 2018
    Invited Oral Presentation: "Constraining Dark Matter in Dwarf Galaxies with GSMTs"

  • Searching for Dwarf Companions of the Milky Way and Beyond in the LSST Era, Tucson, AZ, October 11-13, 2017

  • GMT Community Science Meeting - Chemical Evolution of the Universe, Tarrytown, NY, September 17-20, 2017

  • Dark Matter in Southern California IV: Beyond WIMP Dark Matter, Pasadena, CA, August 30, 2017

  • The Galactic Renaissance, Pasadena, CA, February 1-3, 2017
    Invited Oral Presentation: "A Dwarf Galaxy Renaissance"

  • Dark Energy Survey collaboration meeting, Stanford, CA, May 9-13, 2016
    Invited Oral Presentation: "Spectroscopic Follow-up of the DES dwarfs"

  • Maximizing Science in the Era of LSST workshop, Tucson, AZ, May 2-4, 2016

  • American Physical Society April Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, April 16-19, 2016
    Invited Oral Presentation: "Observing Dwarf Galaxies in the Local Universe"

  • GMT Community Science Meeting - Resolving Galaxies in the Era of Extremely Large Telescopes, Asilomar, CA, October 1-3, 2015

  • IAU Symposium 317 - The General Assembly of Galaxy Halos: Structure, Origin, and Evolution, Honolulu, HI, August 3-7, 2015
    Invited Oral Presentation: "Satellite Systems, Halos, and Dwarfs in the Local Group and Beyond"

  • Galactic Archaeology and Precision Stellar Astrophysics, Santa Barbara, CA, January 12-April 3, 2015
    Invited Oral Presentation: "Dwarf Galaxy Kinematics and Metallicities"

  • The Milky Way and Its Stars, Santa Barbara, CA, February 2-6, 2015
    Invited Oral Presentation: "Milky Way Satellites: Cosmologically Useful, or Just for Astrophysics?"

  • Wide-Field Infrared Surveys: Science and Techniques, Pasadena, CA, November 17-20, 2014
    Invited Oral Presentation: "WFIRST Observations of Milky Way Satellites"

  • The Life and Times of Galaxies: A Celebration of Alan Dressler's Career, Springdale, UT, September 9-12, 2014

  • Dark Matter Signals from the Galactic Center and Beyond - DaMaSC III, Pasadena, CA, April 17, 2014
    Invited Oral Presentation: "Observational Constraints on the Distribution of Dark Matter in Galaxies"

  • The Near Field-Deep Field Connection, Irvine, CA, February 12-14, 2014
    Oral Presentation: "Are the Ultra-Faint Dwarf Galaxies Fossils from Reionization?"

  • American Astronomical Society Meeting #221, Long Beach, CA, January 6-10, 2013
    Poster Presentation: "Do Gravity-Sensitive Absorption Features in Elliptical Galaxy Spectra Trace Abundance Patterns or the IMF?"

  • Supernovae Illuminating the Universe: From Individuals to Populations, Garching, Germany, September 10-14, 2012
    Oral Presentation: "How Degenerate Are They? Further Constraints on SN Ia Progenitors from High-Resolution Spectroscopy"

  • First Light and Faintest Dwarfs, Santa Barbara, CA, February 13-17, 2012
    Oral Presentation: "Extremely Metal-Poor Stars in the Least Evolved Galaxies"

  • Keck Science Meeting, Pasadena, CA, September 23-24, 2011

  • A Decade of Exploration with the Magellan Telescopes, Pasadena, CA, April 26-28, 2011
    Oral Presentation: "Extremely Metal-Poor Stars in the Least Evolved Galaxies"

  • Pioneering into the Extragalactic Frontier with the Giant Magellan Telescope, College Station, TX, March 14-16, 2011
    Invited Oral Presentation: "Dwarf Galaxies and the Evolution of the Local Group"

  • Center for Galaxy Evolution Inaugural Workshop, Irvine, CA, March 1-2, 2011
    Invited Oral Presentation: "The High Redshift Universe Next Door"

  • Indirect and Direct Detection of Dark Matter, Aspen, CO, February 7-11, 2011
    Invited Oral Presentation: "The Nature of the Least Luminous Galaxies"

  • RR Lyrae Stars, Metal-Poor Stars, and the Galaxy, Pasadena, CA, January 23-25, 2011

  • Darkness Visible, Cambridge, UK, August 2-6, 2010
    Invited Oral Presentation: "The Nature of the Least Luminous Galaxies"

  • Frank N. Bash Symposium, Austin, TX, October 19-20, 2009
    Invited Oral Presentation: "The Milky Way's Missing Satellites: Ultra-Faint, or Completely Dark?"

  • Keck Science Meeting, Pasadena, CA, September 17, 2009
    Oral Presentation: "The Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae - How Degenerate Are They?"

  • The Milky Way and the Local Group - Now and in the Gaia Era, Heidelberg, Germany, August 31-September 4, 2009
    Oral Presentation: "The Least Luminous Galaxies"

  • Extreme Star Formation in Dwarf Galaxies, Ann Arbor, MI, July 27-29, 2009
    Oral Presentation: "The Masses and Metallicities of the Least Luminous Galaxies"

  • Shedding Light on the Nature of Dark Matter, Pasadena, CA, July 13-24, 2009

  • American Astronomical Society Meeting #214, Pasadena, CA, June 8-11, 2009
    Oral Presentation: "The Masses of the Least Luminous Galaxies"

  • Detecting Dark Matter in the Milky Way, Cleveland, OH, March 12-14, 2009
    Oral Presentation: "Stellar Kinematics of the Faintest Dwarf Galaxies"

  • American Astronomical Society Meeting #213, Long Beach, CA, January 4-8, 2009

  • Back to the Galaxy II, Santa Barbara, CA, September 29-October 3, 2008
    Oral Presentation: "Chemical Abundances in the Least Evolved Dwarf Galaxies"

  • California Postdoc Symposium, Santa Cruz, CA, August 21-23, 2008
    Invited Oral Presentation: "Ultra-Faint, Ultra-Dark, and Ultra-Handsome: The New Satellites of the Milky Way"

  • Science with Giant Telescopes, Chicago, IL, June 15-18, 2008
    Oral Presentation: "Constraining the Nature of Dark Matter with Next Generation Telescopes"

  • American Astronomical Society Meeting #211, Austin, TX, January 7-11, 2008
    Oral Presentation: "Are the Ultra-Faint Milky Way Dwarf Galaxies the Solution to the Missing Satellite Problem?"

  • The Evolving ISM in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies, Pasadena, CA, December 2-5, 2007

  • Formation and Evolution of Galaxy Disks, Rome, Italy, October 1-5, 2007
    Oral Presentation: "A Metallicity Map of M33"

  • Keck Science Meeting, Pasadena, CA, September 19-20, 2007

  • The Globular Cluster - Dwarf Galaxy Connection, Ann Arbor, MI, August 27-29, 2007
    Invited Oral Presentation: "The Ultra-Faint Milky Way Satellites: Implications for the Missing Satellite Problem"

  • Science in the Era of TMT, Irvine, CA, July 23-25, 2007

  • HI Survival Through Cosmic Times, Spineto, Italy, June 11-15, 2007
    Oral Presentation: "Are There Dark Galaxies in the Local Group?"

  • Spitzer Science Fair, JPL, Pasadena, CA, May 22, 2007
    Oral Presentation: "The Spitzer Survey of the Small Magellanic Cloud"

  • Astrophysical Probes of the Nature of Dark Matter, Irvine, CA, March 22-24, 2007
    Invited Oral Presentation: "The Observational Distribution of Dark Matter Density Profiles"

  • Metals 2007: Metallicity Calibrations for Gaseous Nebulae, Honolulu, HI, January 22-26, 2007
    Oral Presentation: "A Metallicity Map of M33"

  • Keck Science Meeting, Irvine, CA, September 15-16, 2006
    Oral Presentation: "A Metallicity Map of M33"

  • Galaxies in the Cosmic Web, Las Cruces, NM, May 15-19, 2006
    Oral Presentation: "The Distribution of Density Profile Slopes"

  • Dwarf Galaxies as Astrophysical and Cosmological Probes, Ringberg, Germany, March 12-16, 2006
    Oral Presentation: "Are There Dark Galaxies in the Local Group?"

  • Infrared Diagnostics of Galaxy Evolution, Pasadena, CA, Novermber 14-16, 2005
    Poster Presentation: "Infrared Sources in the Small Magellanic Cloud: First Results"

  • The Formation of Disk Galaxies, Ascona, Switzerland, June 27-July 1, 2005
    Oral Presentation: "Is There a Universal Dark Matter Density Profile?"

  • Dynamics of Galaxies: Baryons and Dark Matter, Las Vegas, NV, March 10-12, 2005
    Oral Presentation: "3D Halo Shapes: The Influence of Triaxiality on Galaxy Disks"

  • American Astronomical Society Meeting #205, San Diego, CA, January 2005
    Oral Presentation: "Is There a Universal Dark Matter Density Profile?"

  • The Spitzer Space Telescope: New Views of the Cosmos, Pasadena, CA, November 9-12, 2004

  • Mini-Workshop on Galaxy Formation, Santa Cruz, Ca, August 2-6, 2004
    Oral Presentation: "Dark Matter in Dwarf Galaxies"

  • Satellites and Tidal Streams, La Palma, Spain, May 26-30, 2003
    Oral Presentation: "Dark Matter in Dwarf Galaxies"

  • American Astronomical Society Meeting #199, Washington, D. C., January 7-10, 2002
    Oral Presentation: "The Absence of Stars in Compact High-Velocity Clouds"

  • American Astronomical Society Meeting #198, Pasadena, CA, June 4-7, 2001

  • Cosmic Flows 1999: Towards an Understanding of Large-Scale Structure, Victoria, British Columbia, July 13-17, 1999

  • AWARDS


  • Mary Elizabeth Uhl Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement, UC Berkeley Astronomy Department, 2005

  • RESEARCH AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE


  • Carnegie Fellow, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 2008 - 2010

  • Senior Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech Department of Astronomy, 2008

  • Millikan Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech Department of Astronomy, 2005 - 2008

  • Graduate Student Researcher, UC Berkeley Department of Astronomy, 1999 - 2005
    Ph.D. Thesis --- Dark Matter in Dwarf Galaxies: Observational Tests of the Cold Dark Matter Paradigm on Small Scales
    advisor --- Leo Blitz

  • Graduate Student Instructor, UC Berkeley Department of Astronomy, 1998 - 1999

  • Lab Assistant, University of Michigan Department of Physics, 1998
    supervisor --- Michael Longo

  • Undergraduate Researcher, Stanford University Department of Physics, 1997 - 1998
    Honors Thesis --- Probing Bulk Flows with Spiral Galaxy Rotation Curves and the Tully-Fisher Relation
    advisor --- Jeff Willick

  • Summer Research Intern, University of Michigan/Fermi National Accelerator Lab, 1995 - 1996
    supervisor --- Michael Longo

  • INVITED LECTURES
  • Shedding Light on the Dark Universe with Extremely Large Telescopes, Los Angeles, April 3, 2018
  • Astronomy Seminar, Stockholm University, November 2, 2017
  • Astronomy Colloquium, US Naval Observatory, May 18, 2017
  • The Galactic Renaissance, Pasadena, February 3, 2017
  • Dark Energy Survey collaboration meeting, Stanford, May 9, 2016
  • American Physical Society April Meeting, Salt Lake City, April 16, 2016
  • Astronomy Colloquium, UC Berkeley, March 31, 2016
  • The General Assembly of Galaxy Halos: Structure, Origin, and Evolution, Honolulu, August 5, 2015
  • Astronomy Colloquium, San Diego State University, April 17, 2015
  • Galactic Archaeology and Precision Stellar Astrophysics, UC Santa Barbara, February 10, 2015
  • The Milky Way and Its Stars, UC Santa Barbara, February 6, 2015
  • Wide-Field Infrared Surveys: Science and Techniques, Pasadena, November 17, 2014
  • Carnegie Evening, Carnegie Institution for Science, April 30, 2014
  • Dark Matter Signals from the Galactic Center and Beyond, Caltech, April 17, 2014
  • Astrophysics Colloquium, MIT, December 10, 2013
  • Astronomy Colloquium, Pontificia Universidad Catolica, September 3, 2013
  • Astronomy Seminar, UC Riverside, June 4, 2013
  • Astronomy Seminar, Geneva Observatory, May 21, 2013
  • Astronomy Colloquium, UC Santa Cruz, January 30, 2013
  • Pioneering into the Extragalactic Frontier with the Giant Magellan Telescope, Texas A&M, March 14, 2011
  • Center for Galaxy Evolution Workshop, UC Irvine, March 1, 2011
  • Indirect and Direct Detection of Dark Matter, Aspen Center for Physics, February 7, 2011
  • Darkness Visible, University of Cambridge, August 5, 2010
  • Steward Observatory/NOAO Joint Colloquium, University of Arizona, March 4, 2010
  • Center for Astrophysical Sciences Seminar, Johns Hopkins University, February 23, 2010
  • Steward Observatory/NOAO Joint Colloquium, University of Arizona, November 12, 2009
  • Frank N. Bash Symposium, University of Texas, October 20, 2009
  • Astrophysics Seminar, Princeton, December 1, 2008
  • California Postdoc Symposium, UC Santa Cruz, August 21, 2008
  • Astronomy Colloquium, LLNL, April 18, 2008
  • Astronomy Colloquium, UC Berkeley, April 17, 2008
  • Astronomy Colloquium, Carnegie Observatories, March 12, 2008
  • Astronomy Colloquium, University of Wisconsin, February 28, 2008
  • Astronomy Colloquium, University of Michigan, January 22, 2008
  • Astronomy Colloquium, UCLA, November 28, 2007
  • Astronomy Colloquium, Caltech, October 24, 2007
  • The Globular Cluster - Dwarf Galaxy Connection, University of Michigan, August 27, 2007
  • Astrophysical Probes of the Nature of Dark Matter, UC Irvine, March 23, 2007
  • Astrophysics Colloquium, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, November 9, 2006
  • Galaxies in the Cosmic Web, New Mexico St., May 17, 2006
  • Astrophysics Seminar, UC Irvine, October 11, 2005

  • EDUCATIONAL AND PUBLIC SCIENTIFIC OUTREACH
  • Orange County Astronomers club, guest lecture, May 12, 2017
  • California Oil Museum, guest lecture, June 23, 2016
  • Ventura County Astronomical Society, guest lecture, March 18, 2016
  • Los Angeles Astronomical Society, guest lecture, March 14, 2016
  • Pasadena Town Club, guest lecture, June 10, 2014
  • Valley Hunt Club, guest lecture, November 14, 2013
  • Santa Monica Amateur Astronomy Club, guest lecture, August 9, 2013
  • Ventura County Astronomical Society, invited guest lecture, August 17, 2012
  • A Night on the Giant Magellan Telescope, invited lecture, November 19, 2011
  • Ventura County Astronomical Society, invited guest lecture, November 20, 2009
  • Carnegie Astronomy Lecture at the Huntington, March 23, 2009
  • Keck Observatory Public Lecture, November 6, 2008
  • LA Valley College Astronomy Group, invited guest lecture, May 18, 2008
  • Project ASTRO, 2003 - 2005


  • TELESCOPE EXPERIENCE
  • 10.0 m Keck Telescopes (LRIS, DEIMOS, and HIRES)
  • 9.2 m Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HRS)
  • 6.5 m Magellan Telescopes (IMACS, MagE, MIKE, Megacam, M2FS)
  • 5.0 m Palomar Telescope (LFC, CWI)
  • 3.5 m WIYN Telescope (DensePak, SparsePak)
  • 3.0 m Shane Telescope (Lick Observatory; PFCam, KAST, Hamilton Spectrograph)
  • 2.5 m du Pont Telescope (Las Campanas Observatory; WFCCD multi-object spectrograph)
  • 1.8 m Perkins Telescope (Lowell Observatory; CCD imager)
  • 1.0 m Nickel Telescope (Lick Observatory; CCD imager)
  • 0.6 m Coude Auxiliary Telescope (Lick Observatory; Hamilton Spectrograph)
  • 3.5 m Herschel Space Observatory (PACS)
  • 2.5 m Hubble Space Telescope (ACS)
  • 0.85 m Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC, MIPS, IRS)
  • 305 m Arecibo Telescope
  • BIMA Array
  • 12 m UASO/NRAO Telescope




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