Mark Subbarao

Space Visualization Laboratory Director, Adler Planetarium; Senior Research Associate, Director Space Visualization Lab, Adler Planetarium

Ph.D., Astrophysics, Johns Hopkins University, 1996
 
Contact Information
Location: TAAC 52
Email: subbaraooddjob.uchicago.edu
 
Research
Extragalactic astronomy, large surveys

Dr. SubbaRao is interested in cosmology, particularly the large-scale structure of galaxies, their clustering properties and evolution. He is member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey working as a developer of their spectroscopic software which automatically measures redshifts, hence 3D positions, for nearly 1 million galaxies and quasars.

Dr. SubbaRao is also interested in scientific visualization and 3D computer graphics, and using these as tools to make this immense cosmic map accessible to the public.

Ongoing Scientific Projects:
 
Talks, Lectures, & Workshops

 
KICP Publications
2013 | 2010 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "The SDSS-DR7 quasar catalog (Schneider+, 2010)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: VII/260. Originally published in: 2010AJ....139.2360S (May 2010)
  2. "Additional Ultracool White Dwarfs Found in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 679, Issue 1, pp. 697-703 (May 2008)
  3. "SDSS-DR5 quasar catalog (Schneider+, 2007)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: VII/252. Originally published in: 2007AJ....134..102S (May 2008)
  4. "A Search for the Most Massive Galaxies: Double Trouble?", The Astronomical Journal, Volume 131, Issue 4, pp. 2018-2034 (Apr 2006)
  5. "SDSS quasar catalog. III. (Schneider+, 2005)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: VII/243. Originally published in: 2005AJ....130..367S (Nov 2005)
  6. "The Velocity Dispersion Function of Early-Type Galaxies", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 594, Issue 1, pp. 225-231 (Sep 2003)
  7. "Charting the Heavens", Mercury, Vol. 32, no. 2, p.13 (Mar 2003)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Two Eyes, 3D: Stereoscopic Design Principles", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #221, id.#302.01 (Jan 2013)
  2. "WorldWide Telescope and Google Sky: New Technologies to Engage Students and the Public", Science Education and Outreach: Forging a Path to the Future. Proceedings of a conference held September 12-16, 2009 in Millbrae, California, USA. Edited by Jonathan Barnes, Denise A. Smith, Michael G. Gibbs, and James G. Manning., p.314 (Aug 2010)
  3. "SDSS II Supernova Survey", American Astronomical Society Meeting 207, #180.05; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 37, p.1459 (Dec 2005)
  4. "Early Results from the SDSS-II Supernova Survey", American Astronomical Society Meeting 207, #150.02; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 37, p.1408 (Dec 2005)
  5. "Status Report on the SDSS-II Supernova Survey", American Astronomical Society Meeting 206, #15.07 (May 2005)
  6. "The SDSS Supernova Survey", American Astronomical Society Meeting 205, #120.01 (Dec 2004)
  7. "First results from the SDSS Supernova Survey", American Astronomical Society Meeting 205, #114.04 (Dec 2004)
  8. "Estimation of SNe Rate by PCA Analysis", American Astronomical Society Meeting 205, #71.04 (Dec 2004)
  9. "Eigenspectra of the SDSS DR1 Quasars", AGN Physics with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Proceedings of a conference held in Princeton, NJ, USA, 27-31 July 2003, Edited by Gordon T. Richards and Patrick B. Hall, ASP Conference Series, Volume 311. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific

 
Visitors
Past Visitors:
  1. Jonathan Fay, Microsoft Research (2015)