Publications


ADS Search for Evan Kirby

First Author, Refereed


  • Lithium-Rich Giants in Globular Clusters
  • Triangulum II: A Very Dense Ultra-Faint Dwarf Galaxy
  • Spectroscopic Confirmation of the Dwarf Galaxies Hydra II and Pisces II and the Globular Cluster Laevens 1
  • Carbon in Red Giants in Globular Clusters and Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
    • Evan N. Kirby, Michelle Guo, Andrew J. Zhang, Michelle Deng, Judith G. Cohen, Puragra Guhathakurta, Matthew D. Shetrone, Young Sun Lee, Luca Rizzi
    • 2015 ApJ, 801, 125
    • arXiv:1501.06908
  • The dynamics of isolated Local Group galaxies
  • The Universal Mass-Metallicity Relation for Dwarf Galaxies
  • Segue 2: The Least Massive Galaxy
  • Detailed Abundances of Two Very Metal-Poor Stars in Dwarf Galaxies
  • Discovery of Super-Li Rich Red Giants in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
  • The Dynamics and Metallicity Distribution of the Distant Dwarf Galaxy VV124

  • Metals Removed by Outflows from Milky Way Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
  • Grids of ATLAS9 Atmospheres and MOOG Synthetic Spectra
  • Multi-Element Abundance Measurements from Medium-Resolution Spectra. IV. Alpha Element Distributions in Milky Way Satellite Galaxies
  • Multi-Element Abundance Measurements from Medium-Resolution Spectra. III. Metallicity Distributions of Milky Way Dwarf Satellite Galaxies
  • Multi-Element Abundance Measurements from Medium-Resolution Spectra. II. Catalog of Stars in Milky Way Dwarf Satellite Galaxies
    • Evan N. Kirby, Puragra Guhathakurta, Joshua D. Simon, Marla C. Geha, Constance M. Rockosi, Christopher Sneden, Judith G. Cohen, Sangmo Tony Sohn, Steven R. Majewski, Michael Siegel
    • 2010 ApJS, 191, 352
    • arXiv:1011.4516
  • Multi-Element Abundance Measurements from Medium-Resolution Spectra. I. The Sculptor Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
  • Uncovering the Extremely Metal-Poor Stars in the Ultra-Faint Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
  • Metallicity and Alpha-Element Abundance Measurement in Red Giant Stars from Medium Resolution Spectra
  • The DEEP2 Galaxy Redshift Survey: Redshift Identification of Single-Line Emission Galaxies

nth Author, Refereed


  • Stellar Mass--Gas-Phase Metallicity Relation at 0.5 ≤ z ≤ 0.7: A Power Law with Increasing Scatter Towards the Low-Mass Regime
    • Yicheng Guo, David C. Koo, Yu Lu, John C. Forbes, Marc Rafelski, Jonathan R. Trump, Ricardo Amorín, Guillermo Barro, Romeel Davé, Sandra M. Faber, Nimish P. Hathi, Hassen Yesuf, Michael C. Cooper, Avishai Dekel, Puragra Guhathakurta, Evan N. Kirby, Pablo G. Pérez-González, Lihwai Lin, Jeffrey A. Newman, Joel R. Primack, David J. Rosario, Christopher N. A. Willmer, Renbin Yan
  • [α/Fe] Abundances of Four Outer M31 Halo Stars
  • The Quenching of the Ultra-faint Dwarf Galaxies in the Reionization Era
    • Thomas M. Brown, Jason Tumlinson, Marla Geha, Joshua D. Simon, Luis C. Vargas, Don A. VandenBerg, Evan N. Kirby, Jason S. Kalirai, Roberto J. Avila, Mario Gennaro, Henry C. Ferguson, Ricardo R. Munoz, Puragra Guhathakurta, Alvio Renzini
    • 2014, ApJ, 796, 91
    • arXiv:1410.0681
  • Global Properties of M31's Stellar Halo from the SPLASH Survey. II. Metallicity Profile
    • Karoline M. Gilbert, Jason S. Kalirai, Puragra Guhathakurta, Rachael L. Beaton, Marla C. Geha, Evan N. Kirby, Steven R. Majewski, Richard J. Patterson, Erik J. Tollerud, James S. Bullock, Mikito Tanaka, Masashi Chiba
    • 2014, ApJ, 796, 76
    • arXiv:1409.3843
  • Too big to fail in the Local Group
  • Segue 1: An Unevolved Fossil Galaxy from the Early Universe
  • Detailed Abundance Analysis of the Brightest Star in Segue 2, the Least Massive Galaxy
  • Normal and Outlying Populations of the Milky Way Stellar Halo at [Fe/H] < −2
    • Judith G. Cohen, Norbert Christlieb, Ian Thompson, Andrew McWilliam, Stephen Shectman, Dieter Reimers, Lutz Wisotzki, Evan N. Kirby
    • 2013 ApJ, 778, 56
    • arXiv:1310.1527
  • The DEEP2 Galaxy Redshift Survey: Design, Observations, Data Reduction, and Redshifts
    • Jeffrey A. Newman, Michael C. Cooper, Marc Davis, S. M. Faber, Alison L. Coil, Puragra Guhathakurta, David C. Koo, Andrew C. Phillips, Charlie Conroy, Aaron A. Dutton, Douglas P. Finkbeiner, Brian F. Gerke, David J. Rosario, Benjamin J. Weiner, C. N. A. Willmer, Renbin Yan, Justin J. Harker, Susan A. Kassin, N. P. Konidaris, Kamson Lai, Darren S. Madgwick, K. G. Noeske, Gregory D. Wirth, A. J. Connolly, N. Kaiser, Evan N. Kirby, Brian C. Lemaux, Lihwai Lin, Jennifer M. Lotz, G. A. Luppino, C. Marinoni, Daniel J. Matthews, Anne Metevier, Ricardo P. Schiavon
    • 2013 ApJS, 208, 5
    • arXiv:1203.3192
  • The Stellar Initial Mass Function of Ultra-faint Dwarf Galaxies: Evidence for IMF Variations with Galactic Environment
    • Marla Geha, Thomas M. Brown, Jason Tumlinson, Jason S. Kalirai, Joshua D. Simon, Evan N. Kirby, Don A. VandenBerg, Ricardo R. Muñoz, Roberto J. Avila, Puragra Guhathakurta, Henry C. Ferguson
    • 2013 ApJ, 771, 29
    • arXiv:1304.7769
  • Measuring Detailed Chemical Abundances from Co-added Medium-resolution Spectra. I. Tests Using Milky Way Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies and Globular Clusters
  • The Distribution of Alpha Elements in Ultra-faint Dwarf Galaxies
  • Internal Stellar Kinematics of M32 from the SPLASH Survey: Dark Halo Constraints
    • Kirsten Howley, Puragra Guhathakurta, Roeland van der Marel, Marla Geha, Jasonjot Kalirai, Basilio Yniguez, Evan N. Kirby, Jean-Charles Cuillandre, Karoline Gilbert
    • 2013 ApJ, 765, 65
    • arXiv:1202.2897
  • The Bizarre Chemical Inventory of NGC 2419, An Extreme Outer Halo Globular Cluster
  • Global Properties of M31's Stellar Halo from the SPLASH Survey: I. Surface Brightness Profile
    • Karoline M. Gilbert, Puragra Guhathakurta, Rachael L. Beaton, James S. Bullock, Marla C. Geha, Jasonjot S. Kalirai, Evan N. Kirby, Steven R. Majewski, James C. Ostheimer, Richard J. Patterson, Erik Tollerud, Mikito Tanaka, Masashi Chiba
    • 2012 ApJ, 760, 76
    • arXiv:1210.3362
  • A Unique, Isolated Dwarf Galaxy at D = 1.9 Mpc
  • Two Distant Halo Velocity Groups Discovered by the Palomar Transient Factory
    • Branimir Sesar, Judith G. Cohen, David Levitan, Carl J. Grillmair, Mario Jurić, Evan N. Kirby, Russ R. Laher, Eran O. Ofek, Jason A. Surace, Shri R. Kulkarni, Tom A. Prince
    • 2012 ApJ, 755, 134
    • arXiv:1206.0269
  • The Primeval Populations of the Ultra-Faint Dwarf Galaxies
    • Thomas M. Brown, Jason Tumlinson, Marla Geha, Evan N. Kirby, Don A. VandenBerg, Ricardo R. Muñoz, Jason S. Kalirai, Joshua D. Simon, Roberto J. Avila, Puragra Guhathakurta, Alvio Renzini, Henry C. Ferguson
    • 2012 ApJL, 753, L21
    • arXiv:1206.0941
  • The SPLASH Survey: Spectroscopy of 15 M31 Dwarf Spheroidal Satellites
    • Erik J. Tollerud, Rachael L. Beaton, Marla C. Geha, James S. Bullock, Puragra Guhathakurta, Jasonjot S. Kalirai, Steven R. Majewski, Evan N. Kirby, Karoline M. Gilbert, Basilio Yniguez, Richard J. Patterson, James C. Ostheimer
    • 2012 ApJ, 752, 45
    • arXiv:1112.1067
  • Characterizing the Cool KOIs III. KOI-961: A Small Star with Large Proper Motion and Three Sub-Earth-Sized Planets
    • Philip S. Muirhead, John A. Johnson, Kevin Apps, Joshua A. Carter, Timothy D. Morton, Daniel C. Fabrycky, J. Sebastian Pineda, Michael Bottom, Bárbara Rojas-Ayala, Evertt Schlawin, Katherine Hamren, Kevin R. Covey, Justin R. Crepp, Keivan Stassun, Joshua Pepper, Leslie Hebb, Evan N. Kirby, Andrew W. Howard, Howard T. Isaacson, Geoffrey W. Marcy, David Levitan, Tanio Diaz-Santos, Lee Armus, James P. Lloyd
    • 2012 ApJ, 747, 144
    • arXiv:1201.2189
  • Structure and Dynamics of the Globular Cluster Palomar 13
    • Jeremy D. Bradford, Marla Geha, Ricardo Muñoz, Felipe A. Santana, Joshua D. Simon, Patrick Côté, Peter B. Stetson, Evan N. Kirby, S. George Djorgovski
    • 2011 ApJ, 743, 167
    • arXiv:1110.0484
  • The Peculiar Chemical Inventory of NGC 2419 - An Extreme Outer Halo "Globular Cluster"
  • A Complete Spectroscopic Survey of the Milky Way Satellite Segue 1: The Darkest Galaxy
    • Joshua D. Simon, Marla Geha, Quinn E. Minor, Gregory D. Martinez, Evan N. Kirby, James S. Bullock, Manoj Kaplinghat, Louis E. Strigari, Beth Willman, Phillip I. Choi, Erik J. Tollerud, Joe Wolf
    • 2011 ApJ, 733, 46
    • arXiv:1007.4198
  • Willman 1 - A Probable Dwarf Galaxy with an Irregular Kinematic Distribution
  • NGC 2419 - Another Remnant of Accretion by the Milky Way
  • High-resolution Spectroscopy of Extremely Metal-poor Stars in the Least Evolved Galaxies: Leo IV
  • Linking dwarf galaxies to halo building blocks with the most metal-poor star in Sculptor
  • The SPLASH Survey: Internal Kinematics, Chemical Abundances, and Masses of the Andromeda I, II, III, VII, X, and XIV dSphs
    • Jason S. Kalirai, Rachael L. Beaton, Marla C. Geha, Karoline M. Gilbert, Puragra Guhathakurta, Evan N. Kirby, Steven R. Majewski, James C. Ostheimer, Richard J. Patterson, Joe Wolf
    • 2010 ApJ, 711, 671
    • arXiv:0911.1998
  • Local Group Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies. II. Stellar Kinematics to Large Radii in NGC 147 and NGC 185
  • The SPLASH Survey: A Spectroscopic Portrait of Andromeda's Giant Southern Stream
    • Karoline M. Gilbert, Puragra Guhathakurta, Priya Kollipara, Rachael L. Beaton, Marla C. Geha, Jason S. Kalirai, Evan N. Kirby, Steven R. Majewski, Richard J. Patterson
    • 2009 ApJ, 705, 1275
    • arXiv:0909.4540
  • The Least Luminous Galaxy: Spectroscopy of the Milky Way Satellite Segue 1
  • QUaD: A High-Resolution Cosmic Microwave Background Polarimeter
    • QUaD collaboration: James Hinderks, Peter Ade, James Bock, Melanie Bowden, Michael L. Brown, Gary Cahill, John E. Carlstrom, Patricia G. Castro, Sarah Church, Thomas Culverhouse, Robert Friedman, Ken Ganga, Walter K. Gear, Sujata Gupta, John Harris, Vic Haynes, John Kovac, Evan N. Kirby, Andrew E. Lange, Erik Leitch, Olivier E. Mallie, Simon Melhuish, Anthony Murphy, Angiola Orlando, Robert Schwarz, Creidhe O' Sullivan, Lucio Piccirillo, Clem Pryke, Nutan Rajguru, Benjamin Rusholme, Andrew N. Taylor, Keith L. Thompson, C. Tucker, Ed Y. S. Wu, Michael Zemcov
    • 2009 ApJ, 692, 1221
    • arXiv:0805.1990
  • BH Accretion in Galaxies Since z~1
  • Lyman Alpha Emitters in the DEEP2 Spectroscopic Database
    • Marcin Sawicki, Brian C. Lemaux, Puragra Guhathakurta, Evan N. Kirby, Nicholas P. Konidaris, Crystal L. Martin, Michael C. Cooper, Jeffrey A. Newman, Benjamin J. Weiner
    • 2008 ApJ, 687, 884
    • arXiv:0807.1890
  • Stellar Kinematics in the Complicated Inner Spheroid of M31: Discovery of Substructure Along the Southeastern Minor Axis and its Relationship to the Giant Southern Stream
    • Karoline M. Gilbert, Mark Fardal, Jasonjot S. Kalirai, Puragra Guhathakurta, Marla C. Geha, Jedidah Isler, Steven R. Majewski, James C. Ostheimer, Richard J. Patterson, David B. Reitzel, Evan N. Kirby, Michael C. Cooper
    • 2007 ApJ, 668, 245
    • astro-ph/0703029
  • AEGIS: Galaxy Spectral Energy Distributions from the X-Ray to Radio
    • Nicholas P. Konidaris, Puragra Guhathakurta, Kevin Bundy, Alison L. Coil, Christopher J. Conselice, Michael C. Cooper, Peter R. M. Eisenhardt, Jia-Sheng Huang, Rob J. Ivison, Susan A. Kassin, Evan N. Kirby, Jennifer M. Lotz, Jeffrey A. Newman, Kai G. Noeske, R. Michael Rich, Todd A. Small, Christopher N. A. Willmer, Steven P. Willner
    • 2007 ApJL, 660, L7
    • astro-ph/0608378
  • The All-wavelength Extended Groth Strip International Survey (AEGIS) Data Sets
    • Marc Davis, Puragra Guhathakurta, Nicholas P. Konidaris, Jeffrey A. Newman, Matthew L. N. Ashby, Andrew D. Biggs, Pauline Barmby, Kevin Bundy, Scott Chapman, Alison L. Coil, Christopher J. Conselice, Michael Cooper, Darren Croton, Peter R. M. Eisenhardt, Richard Ellis, Sandra M. Faber, Taotao Fang, Giovanni G. Fazio, Antonis Georgakakis, Brian Gerke, William M. Goss, Stephen Gwyn, Justin Harker, Andrew Hopkins, Jia-Sheng Huang, Rob J. Ivison, Susan A. Kassin, Evan N. Kirby, Anton Koekemoer, David C. Koo, Elise Laird, Emeric Le Floc'h, Lihwai Lin, Jennifer Lotz, Phil J. Marshall, D. Christopher Martin, Anne Metevier, Leonidas A. Moustakas, K. Paul Nandra, Kai Noeske, Casey Papovich, Andrew C. Phillips, R. Michael Rich, George H. Rieke, Dimitra Rigopoulou, Samir Salim, David Schiminovich, Luc Simard, Ian Smail, Todd A. Small, Benjamin Weiner, Christopher N. A. Willmer, Steven P. Willner, Gillian Wilson, Edward Wright, Renbin Yan
    • 2007 ApJL, 660, L1
    • astro-ph/0607355

Unpublished or Not Refereed


  • Thirty Meter Telescope Detailed Science Case: 2015
  • An Upgraded Red Channel for the Palomar Double Spectrograph

    • Evan N. Kirby, Gustavo Rahmer

    • PASP, submitted
  • A New Deep-Depletion CCD for the Red Channel of the Palomar Double Spectrograph
    • Gustavo Rahmer, Roger M. Smith, Bui Khanh, Evan N. Kirby, Richard Dekany, Ernest Croner, Jennifer Milburn
    • 2012 SPIE, 84462Z
  • Iron and Alpha Element Distributions in Milky Way Dwarf Satellite Galaxies from Medium-Resolution Spectroscopy
  • The Role of Dwarf Galaxies in Building Large Stellar Halos
  • Complete Characterization of One QUaD Pixel
    • Evan N. Kirby
    • undergraduate honors thesis, unpublished
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Talks in the Past Year


  • Dwarf Galaxies: Laboratories for Nucleosynthesis and Dark Matter
April 28, 2016 Stanford
Astrophysics Colloquium

  • Dwarf Galaxies: Laboratories for Nucleosynthesis and Dark Matter
April 12, 2016 KIAA/Peking University
Colloquium

  • Light-ish Elements in Dwarf Galaxies: The Enigmas of Lithium, Carbon, Magnesium, and More
March 22, 2015 Harvard
Large Scale Seminar

  • Dwarf Galaxies: Laboratories for Nucleosynthesis and Dark Matter
March 10, 2016 UC Riverside
Physics Colloquium

  • An Archaeological Road Trip with the Keck Telescopes
February 19, 2016 Caltech
Outreach Lecture

  • The Frequency of Lithium-Rich Giants in Globular Clusters
January 8, 2016 AAS
Kissimmee, Florida

  • Light-ish Elements in Dwarf Galaxies: The Enigmas of Lithium, Carbon, Magnesium, and More
December 1, 2015 Carnegie Observatories
Colloquium

  • Light-ish Elements in Dwarf Galaxies: The Enigmas of Lithium, Carbon, Magnesium, and More
September 14, 2015 University of Iowa
Physics Colloquium

  • Light-ish Elements in Dwarf Galaxies: The Enigmas of Lithium, Carbon, Magnesium, and More
August 27, 2015 NOAO/Steward Observatory
Joint Colloquium

  • Astro-Archaeology
August 1, 2015 Palomar Observatory
Friends of Palomar

  • Old Stars as Chemical Tracer Particles
June 1, 2015 NC State
F.O.E. 2015