Richard Kessler

KICP Senior researcher
 
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 834-7941
Location: ERC 449
Email: kesslerkicp.uchicago.edu
WWW: Web Site
 
Students
Past Students

GRADUATE: Benjamin E. Dilday (2008)
 
KICP Publications
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "OzDES multifibre spectroscopy for the Dark Energy Survey: 3-yr results and first data release", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 472, Issue 1, p.273-288 (Nov 2017)
  2. "A gravitational-wave standard siren measurement of the Hubble constant", Nature, Volume 551, Issue 7678, pp. 85-88 (2017) (Nov 2017)
  3. "How Many Kilonovae Can Be Found in Past, Present, and Future Survey Datasets?", arXiv:1710.05845 (Oct 2017)
  4. "DES15E2mlf: a spectroscopically confirmed superluminous supernova that exploded 3.5 Gyr after the big bang", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 470, Issue 4, p.4241-4250 (Oct 2017)
  5. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. II. UV, Optical, and Near-infrared Light Curves and Comparison to Kilonova Models", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L17, 10 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  6. "Measuring Dark Energy Properties with Photometrically Classified Pan-STARRS Supernovae. II. Cosmological Parameters", arXiv:1710.00846 (Oct 2017)
  7. "The Complete Light-curve Sample of Spectroscopically Confirmed Type Ia Supernovae from Pan-STARRS1 and Cosmological Constraints from The Combined Pantheon Sample", arXiv:1710.00845 (Oct 2017)
  8. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. I. Discovery of the Optical Counterpart Using the Dark Energy Camera", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L16, 7 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  9. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. IV. Detection of Near-infrared Signatures of r-process Nucleosynthesis with Gemini-South", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L19, 7 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  10. "Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L12, 59 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  11. "Classification of 10 DES supernova by Magellan", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 10913 (Oct 2017)
  12. "Classification of 17 DES supernova with OzDES", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 10759 (Sep 2017)
  13. "Classification of 17 DES supernova with OzDES", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 10759 (Sep 2017)
  14. "VizieR Online Data Catalog: OzDES DR1 (Childress+, 2017)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/MNRAS/472/237. Originally published in: 2017MNRAS.472..237C (Sep 2017)
  15. "Science-Driven Optimization of the LSST Observing Strategy", arXiv:1708.04058 (Aug 2017)
  16. "Measuring the Properties of Dark Energy with Photometrically Classified Pan-STARRS Supernovae. I. Systematic Uncertainty from Core-collapse Supernova Contamination", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 843, Issue 1, article id. 6, 23 pp. (2017) (Jul 2017)
  17. "Forward Global Photometric Calibration of the Dark Energy Survey", arXiv:1706.01542 (Jun 2017)
  18. "Search for Type Ia supernova NUV-optical subclasses", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 466, Issue 1, p.884-891 (Apr 2017)
  19. "A Search for Kilonovae in the Dark Energy Survey", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 837, Issue 1, article id. 57, 15 pp. (2017) (Mar 2017)
  20. "Simulations of the WFIRST Supernova Survey and Forecasts of Cosmological Constraints", arXiv:1702.01747 (Feb 2017)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Creation of a Unified Set of Core-Collapse Supernovae for Training of Photometric Classifiers", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.434.05 (Jan 2017)
  2. "Decontaminating Cosmology: Towards Measuring Dark Energy with Photometrically Classified Pan-STARRS Supernovae", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.115.03 (Jan 2017)
  3. "The dark energy survey and operations: years 1 to 3", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9910, id. 99101D 19 pp. (2016) (Jul 2016)
  4. "aTmcam: A Simple Atmospheric Transmission Monitoring Camera For Sub 1 Percent Photometric Precision", The Science of Calibration. Conference Series Volume 503. Proceedings of a Conference held at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois, USA 16-19 April 2012. Edited by Deustua, S.; Allam, S.; Tucker, D.; Smith, J. A.. ASP Conference Series
  5. "Supernova Host Galaxy Identification: Applications for the Dark Energy Survey and Future Surveys", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #227, id.103.06 (Jan 2016)
  6. "The Dark Energy Survey and operations: Year 1", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9149, id. 91490V 15 pp. (2014) (Aug 2014)
  7. "Impact of LSST filter properties on simulated supernovae samples", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #223, id.254.39 (Jan 2014)
  8. "Improved cosmological constraints from a joint analysis of the SNLS and SDSS surveys", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #223, id.427.04 (Jan 2014)
  9. "Light Curve Model Uncertainties from SDSS and SNLS Data", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #221, id.#253.02 (Jan 2013)
  10. "Correlations Between Type Ia Supernovae and Their Host Galaxies Using the SDSS and Multi-wavelength Photometry", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #221, id.#106.06 (Jan 2013)

 
Visitors
Past Visitors:
  1. Dillon Brout, UPenn (2017)
  2. Rebekah Hounsell, University of California Santa Cruz (2017)
  3. Michelle Lochner, University College London (2016)
  4. Rachel Wolf, University of Pennsylvania (2016)
  5. Dillon Brout, University of Pennsylvania (2015)
  6. Pagnotta Ashley, American Museum of Natural History (2014)
  7. Mattia Bulla, Queen's University Belfast (2014)
  8. Ricardo Covarrubias, NCSA - University of Illinois (2014)
  9. Chris D'Andrea, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth (2014)
  10. John Fischer, University of Pennsylvania (2014)
  11. Daniel Goldstein, UC Berkeley (2014)
  12. Cole Holcomb, Princeton University (2014)
  13. Natallia Karpenka, Stockholm University (2014)
  14. Chiaki Kobayashi, University of Hertfordshire (2014)
  15. Marisa March, University of Pennsylvania (2014)
  16. Graur Or, New York University (NYU) (2014)
  17. Michele Sasdelli, Max Planck Institut for Astrophysics - Garching (2014)
  18. Daniel Scolnic, Johns Hopkins University (2014)
  19. William Wolf, University of California Santa Barbara (2014)
  20. Tyrone Woods, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (2014)
  21. Chenchong Zhu, University of Toronto (2014)
  22. Marc Betoule, LPNHE, CNRS-IN2P3 (2013)
  23. Rachel Cane, University of Pennsylvania (2013)
  24. Ricardo Covarrubias, University of Illinois (2013)
  25. Chris D'Andrea, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth (2013)
  26. Patrick El-Hage, LPNHE (2013)
  27. John Fischer, University of Pennsylvania (2013)
  28. Ravi Gupta, University of Pennsylvania (2013)
  29. Julien Guy, LPNHE Paris (2013)
  30. Marisa March, University of Sussex (2013)
  31. Jennifer Mosher, University of Pennsylvania (2013)
  32. Reynald Pain, IN2P3/LPNHE (2013)
  33. Nicolas Regnault, LPNHE (2013)
  34. Nicolas Regnault, LPNHE - IN2P3 - CNRS (2013)
  35. Daniel Scolnic, Johns Hopkins (2013)
  36. Marc Betoule, LPNHE (PARIS, FRANCE) (2012)
  37. Dillon Brout, Johns Hopkins University (2012)
  38. Chris D'Andrea, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth (2012)
  39. Patrick El-Hage, LPNHE (2012)
  40. Jesse Leaman, Space Science Institute (2012)
  41. Jennifer Mosher, University of Pennsylvania (2012)
  42. Daniel Scolnic, Johns Hopkins University (2012)
  43. Marc Betoule, Laboratoire de Physique Nucleaire et de Hautes Energies (2010)
  44. Julien Guy, Laboratoire de Physique Nucleaire et de Hautes Energies (2010)
  45. Jennifer Mosher, University of Pennsylvania (2010)