Astronomy Stuff

I worked as an astrophysicist in my previous life (from 2000-2014). If you’re curious about the research I worked on involving galaxy formation, dark matter, cosmology, and the large-scale structure of the universe, take a look here at a few papers I wrote and at my old UC San Diego website for more information:

I’ve listed my first-author research publications below. “ApJ” is the Astrophysical Journal and “MNRAS” is the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. You can see a complete list of my publications, including about 80 co-authored papers, at the NASA Astrophysics Data System, and they’re all available for free on the arXiv.

ΛCDM Halo Models of Galaxy Clustering and Evolution in PRIMUS at 0.2<z<1.2.” Skibba R. A., Coil A. L., Mendez A. J., et al., 2015, ApJ, 807, 152.

PRIMUS: Galaxy Clustering as a Function of Luminosity and Color at 0.2<z<1.” Skibba R. A., Smith S., Coil A. L., et al., 2014, ApJ, 784, 128.

Measures of galaxy environment — II. Rank-ordered mark correlations.” Skibba R. A., Sheth R. K., Croton D. J., Muldrew S. I., Abbas U., Pearce F. R., Shattow G., 2013, MNRAS, 429, 458.

The Spatial Distribution of Dust and Stellar Emission of the Magellanic Clouds.” Skibba R. A., Engelbracht C. W., et al., 2012, ApJ, 761, 42.

Galaxy Zoo: The Environmental Dependence of Bars and Bulges in Disc Galaxies.” Skibba R. A., Masters K. L., Nichol R. C., Zehavi I., et al., 2012, MNRAS, 423, 1485.

Properties of Dark Matter Haloes and their Correlations: the Lesson from Principal Component Analysis.” Skibba R. A., Maccio' A. V., 2011, MNRAS, 416, 2388.

The Emission by Dust and Stars of Nearby Galaxies in the Herschel KINGFISH Survey.” Skibba R. A., Engelbracht C. W., et al., 2011, ApJ, 738, 89.

Are Brightest Halo Galaxies Central Galaxies?” Skibba R. A., van den Bosch F. C., Yang X., More S., Mo H.J., Fontanot F., 2011, MNRAS, 410, 417.

Galaxy Zoo: Disentangling the Environmental Dependence of Morphology and Color.” Skibba R. A., Bamford S. P., Nichol R. C., Lintott C. J., et al., 2009, MNRAS, 399, 966.

Central and Satellite Colors in Galaxy Groups: A Comparison of the Halo Model and SDSS Group Catalogs.” Skibba R. A., 2009, MNRAS, 392, 1467.

A Halo Model of Galaxy Colors and Clustering in the SDSS.” Skibba R. A., Sheth R. K., 2009, MNRAS, 392, 1080.

Satellite Luminosities in Galaxy Groups.” Skibba R. A., Sheth R. K., Martino M. C., 2007, MNRAS, 382, 1940.

The Luminosity-Weighted or 'Marked' Correlation Function.” Skibba R. A., Sheth R. K., Connolly A. J., & Scranton R., 2006, MNRAS, 369, 68.

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