Richard G. Kron

Professor, University of Chicago, Fermilab, Yerkes Observatory

Ph.D., Astronomy, University of California Berkeley, 1978
 
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 702-3335
Location: ERC 533
Email: richoddjob.uchicago.edu
 
Research
The evolution of stellar populations in galaxies (history of the star-formation rate), the cosmic evolution of quasars, and generally the state of things at high redshift.

Kron specializes in studies of distant galaxies and quasars using survey techniques. Kron, along with two colleagues, conceived the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, a collaboration of 13 institutions and 200 astronomers around the world that in 1998 began conducting the largest census every taken of the sky. Previously, Kron, who studies galaxies and quasars, helped to build the Sloan Survey's data processing system and had served as the survey's scientific spokesman before becoming its director. He also is a former director of the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisc.

Ongoing Scientific Projects:

Past Scientific Projects: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
 
Talks, Lectures, & Workshops

 
KICP Publications
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/VIRGO GW170817. II. UV, Optical, and Near-IR Light Curves and Comparison to Kilonova Models", arXiv:1710.05840 (Oct 2017)
  2. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Cross-Correlation Redshifts in the DES -- Calibration of the Weak Lensing Source Redshift Distributions", arXiv:1710.02517 (Oct 2017)
  3. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. I. Dark Energy Camera Discovery of the Optical Counterpart", arXiv:1710.05459 (Oct 2017)
  4. "A gravitational-wave standard siren measurement of the Hubble constant", arXiv:1710.05835 (Oct 2017)
  5. "Deep SOAR follow-up photometry of two Milky Way outer-halo companions discovered with Dark Energy Survey", arXiv:1709.05689 (Sep 2017)
  6. "The DESI Experiment Part II: Instrument Design", arXiv:1611.00037 (Oct 2016)
  7. "The DESI Experiment Part I: Science,Targeting, and Survey Design", arXiv:1611.00036 (Oct 2016)
  8. "Search for Gamma-Ray Emission from DES Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy Candidates with Fermi-LAT Data", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 809, Issue 1, article id. L4, 8 pp. (2015) (Aug 2015)
  9. "Eight New Milky Way Companions Discovered in First-year Dark Energy Survey Data", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 807, Issue 1, article id. 50, 16 pp. (2015) (Jul 2015)
  10. "Optimizing spectroscopic and photometric galaxy surveys: efficient target selection and survey strategy", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 438, Issue 3, p.2218-2232 (Mar 2014)
  11. "First SN Discoveries from the Dark Energy Survey", The Astronomer's Telegram, #4668 (Dec 2012)
  12. "Erratum: Baryon acoustic oscillations in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7 galaxy sample", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 417, Issue 4, pp. 3101-3102 (Nov 2011)
  13. "Erratum: Cosmological constraints from the clustering of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR7 luminous red galaxies", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 417, Issue 4, pp. 3103-3104 (Nov 2011)
  14. "The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Catalog. V. Seventh Data Release", The Astronomical Journal, Volume 139, Issue 6, article id. 2360, pp. (2010) (Jun 2010)
  15. "The SDSS-DR7 quasar catalog (Schneider+, 2010)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: VII/260. Originally published in: 2010AJ....139.2360S (May 2010)
  16. "Cosmological constraints from the clustering of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR7 luminous red galaxies", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 404, Issue 1, pp. 60-85 (May 2010)
  17. "Baryon acoustic oscillations in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7 galaxy sample", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 401, Issue 4, pp. 2148-2168 (Feb 2010)
  18. "The Seventh Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, Volume 182, Issue 2, article id. 543-558 (2009) (Jun 2009)
  19. "SEGUE: A Spectroscopic Survey of 240,000 Stars with g = 14-20", The Astronomical Journal, Volume 137, Issue 5, article id. 4377-4399 (2009) (May 2009)
  20. "SDSS-DR5 quasar catalog (Schneider+, 2007)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: VII/252. Originally published in: 2007AJ....134..102S (May 2008)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "The dark energy survey and operations: years 1 to 3", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9910, id. 99101D 19 pp. (2016) (Jul 2016)
  2. "The Dark Energy Survey and operations: Year 1", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9149, id. 91490V 15 pp. (2014) (Aug 2014)
  3. "The Dark Energy Spectrometer: a potential multi-fiber instrument for the Blanco 4-meter Telescope", Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 8446, article id. 844656, 13 pp. (2012) (Sep 2012)
  4. "Status Report on the SDSS-II Supernova Survey", American Astronomical Society Meeting 206, #15.07 (May 2005)
  5. "The SDSS Supernova Survey", American Astronomical Society Meeting 205, #120.01 (Dec 2004)
  6. "First results from the SDSS Supernova Survey", American Astronomical Society Meeting 205, #114.04 (Dec 2004)