Caltech Astronomy


Anthony Readhead
Robinson Professor of Astronomy
Director, Owens Valley Radio Observatory

Telephone: (626)395-4972
Mail 222 Cahill, Caltech, Pasadena, CA91125
Fax: (626)568-9352
e-mail acr"at"astro.caltech.edu



Major Research Interests:
  • *at the Chajnantor Test Facility


  • Selected Publications

    1. Sievers, J. L., et al. 2005, preprint
      Implications of the Cosmic Background Imager polarization data
      Preprint
    2. Readhead, A. C. S., et al. 2004, Science, 306, 836-844
      Polarization observations with the Cosmic Background Imager
      ADS abstract · Preprint
    3. Readhead, A. C. S., et al. 2004, ApJ, 609, 498-512
      Extended mosaic observations with the Cosmic Background Imager
      ADS abstract · PDF Reprint (© 2004. The American Astronomical Society)
    4. Bond, J. R., et al. 2005, ApJ, 626, 12-30
      The Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect in CMB-calibrated theories applied to the Cosmic Background Imager anisotropy power at l > 2000
      ADS abstract · PDF Reprint (© 2005. The American Astronomical Society) · Preprint
    5. P. S. Udomprasert, B. S. Mason, A. C. S. Readhead, & T. J. Pearson 2004, Astrophys. J., 615, 63-81 v
      An unbiased measurement of H0 through Cosmic Background Imager observations of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect in nearby galaxy clusters
      ADS abstract · PDF Reprint (© 2004. The American Astronomical Society)
    6. Sievers, J. L., et al. 2003, ApJ, 591-622
      Cosmological parameters from Cosmic Background Imager observations and comparisons with BOOMERANG, DASI, and MAXIMA
      ADS abstract · PDF Reprint (© 2003. The American Astronomical Society)
    7. Pearson, T. J., et al. 2003, ApJ, 591, 556-574
      The anisotropy of the microwave background to l=3500: Mosaic observations with the Cosmic Background Imager
      ADS abstract · PDF Reprint (© 2001. The American Astronomical Society)
    8. Mason, B. S., et al. 2003, ApJ, 591, 540-555
      The anisotropy of the microwave background to l=3500: Deep field observations with the Cosmic Background Imager
      ADS abstract · PDF Reprint (© 2003. The American Astronomical Society)
    9. S. Padin, M. C. Shepherd, J. K. Cartwright, R. G. Keeney, B. S. Mason, T. J. Pearson, A. C. S. Readhead, W. A. Schaal, J. Sievers, P. S. Udomprasert, J. K. Yamasaki, W. L. Holzapfel, J. E. Carlstrom, M. Joy, S. T. Myers, & A. Otarola 2002, PASP, 114, 83-97
      The Cosmic Background Imager
      PDF Reprint (© 2002. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific.)
    10. Myers, et al., 2003, MNRAS, 341,1
      "The Cosmic Lens All-Sky Survey - I. Source selection and observations",
    11. Wilkinson, et al., 2001, PRL, 86, 584
      "Limits on the Cosmological Abundance of Supermassive Compact Objects from a Search for Multiple Imaging in Compact Radio Sources",
    12. Taylor, G.B., Marr, J.M., Pearson, T.J., Readhead, A.C.S., 2000, ApJ, 541, 1, 112
      "Kinematic Age Estimates for Four Compact Symmetric Objects from the Pearson-Readhead Survey",
    13. Leitch, E.M., Readhead, A.C.S., Pearson, T.J., Myers, S.T., Gulkis, S., Lawrence, C.R., 2000, ApJ, 532, 1, 37
      "A Measurement of Anisotropy in the Cosmic Microwave Background on 7'-22' Scales"
    14. Leitch, E.M., Readhead, A.C.S., Pearson, T.J., & Myers, S.T., 1997, Ap.J., 486, L23.
      "An Anomalous Component of Galactic Emission",
    15. Readhead, Taylor, Xu, Pearson, Wilkinson, & Polatidis. 1996, Ap.J. 460, 612.
      "The Statistics and Ages of Compact Symmetric Objects",
    16. Readhead, Lawrence, Myers, Sargent, Hardebeck & Moffett. 1989, Ap.J., 346,566.
      "A Limit on the Anisotropy of the Microwave Background Radiation on Arc Minute Scales"
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    Graduate Students
    Former:
    Ricardo Bustos, John Cartwright, Prof. Chris Fassnacht, Thomas Herbig, Prof. David Hough

    Erik Leitch, Steven Myers, Rodrigo Reeves, Jonathan Sievers, Richard Simon, Patricia Udomprasert, Wenge Xu

    Current:
    Walter Max-Moerbeck, Joey Richards, Matthew Stevenson, Larry Weintraub,

    Postdoctoral Fellows
    Former:
    Prof. Peter Barthel, John Conway, Clive Dickinson, Charles Lawrence, Erik Leitch, Brian Mason, Steven Myers,

    Tim Pearson, Prof. Greg Taylor, Steve Unwin, Rene Vermeulen, Prof. Anton Zensus,

    Current:
    Kieran Cleary, Vasiliki Pavlidou, Rodrigo Reeves

    Courses taught

    (Caltech access only)

    Current:

  • Astronomy 121 Radiative Processes
  • Astronomy 122 Astronomical Measurements and Instrumentation

    Previous Years:

  • Astronomy 20 Basic Astronomy and the Galaxy
  • Astronomy 21 Galaxies and Cosmology
  • Astronomy 125 High Energy Astrophysics
  • Astronomy 127 Cosmology and Galaxy Formation


  • Astronomy Graduate Student Support
  • SEDS faculty liason


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    Other Interests:
    • Ocean Sailing
    • Body Surfing
    • Exploring the African Bushveld

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