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Faculty

Matthew J. O’Dowd

Academic Interests: Observational and theoretical astrophysics; multi-disciplinary science education

Research: Active galactic nuclei (AGNs); studies of AGN central engines with gravitational microlensing and reverberation mapping; models of AGN broad emission line regions; AGN variability studies; epoch of reionization measurements using improved Lyman-alpha line templates; multiwavelength studies of galaxy evolution; mid-to-far infrared diagnostics of galaxies; dust and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in galaxies.

Publications:

  • O'Dowd M., Schiminovich, D., Johnson, B.D., Treyer, M.A., Martin, C.D., Wyder, T.K., Charlot, S., Heckman, T.M., & Martins, L.P., The Spitzer SDSS GALEX Spectroscopic Survey, 2011, ApJ, accepted for publication
  • O'Dowd M., Bate, N.F., Webster, R.L., Wayth, R., Labrie, K. 2011, Differential Microlensing Measurements of Quasar Broad Line Kinematics in Q2237+0305 , MNRAS, 415, 1985
  • O'Dowd M., Schiminovich, D., Johnson, B.D., Treyer, M.A., Martin, C.D., Wyder, T.K., Charlot, S., Heckman, T.M., & Martins, L.P., Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Galaxies at z ~ 0.1: the Effect of Star Formation and AGN, 2009, ApJ, 705, 885
  • Treyer, M, Schiminovich, D, Johnson, B.D., O'Dowd, M., Martin, C.D., Wyder, T., Charlot, S., Heckman, T., Martins, L., Seibert, M. & van der Hulst, J.M., 2010, ApJ, 719, 1191
  • Basu-Zych, A.R, Goncalves, T.S., Overzier, R., Law, D.R., Schiminovich, D., Heckman, T., Martin, C., Wyder, T. & O'Dowd, M., 2009, An OSIRIS study of the gas kinematics in a sample of UV-selected galaxies: Evidence of "Hot and Bothered" starbursts in the local Universe, ApJ, 699, L118
  • O'Dowd M., Urry C.M., Scarpa R., Waythe R.B. & Webster R.L. 2005, 1517+656: The Birth of a BL Lacertae Object?, ApJ, 627, 1250
  • O'Dowd M. & Urry C.M., 2005, Host Galaxies Evolution in Radio-Loud Active Galactic Nuclei, ApJ, 627, 970
  • O'Dowd M., Urry C.M. & Scarpa R., 2002, The Host Galaxies of Radio-loud Active Galactic Nuclei: The Black Hole-Galaxy Connection, ApJ, 580, 960
  • Wayth R.B., O'Dowd M., Webster R.L., 2005, A Microlensing Measurement of the Size of the Broad Emission-Line Region in the Lensed Quasar QSO 2237+0305, MNRAS, 359, 561
  • Pesce J.E., Urry C.M., O'Dowd M., Scarpa R., Falomo R. & Treves A., 2002, Hubble Space Telescope Observations of BL Lacertae Environments, NewAR, 46, 159
  • Urry C.M., Scarpa R., O'Dowd M., Giavalisco, M., Falomo R., Pesce J.E. & Treves A., 2002, Host galaxies and the Unification of Radio-Loud AGN, NewAR, 46, 349
  • Scarpa R., Urry C.M., Padovani P., Calzetti D. & O'Dowd M., 2000, The Hubble Space Telescope Survey of BL Lacertae Objects. IV. Infrared Imaging of Host Galaxies, ApJ, 544, 258
  • Urry C.M., Scarpa R., O'Dowd M., Falomo R., Pesce J.E. & Treves A., 2000, The Hubble Space Telescope Survey of BL Lacertae Objects. II: Host Galaxies, ApJ, 532, 816
  • Scarpa R., Urry C.M., Falomo R., Pesce J.E., Webster R., O'Dowd M. & Treves A., 1999, The Hubble Space Telescope Survey of BL Lacertae Objects: Gravitational Lens Candidates and Other Unusual Sources, ApJ, 521, 134
  • Treves A., Scarpa R., Urry C. M., Falomo R., Giovannini G., Pesce J.E., Webster R. & O'Dowd M., 1999, Gravitational Lens Candidates in the HST Survey of BL Lac Objects, Ap&SS, 269, 669