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
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Cosmological lensing ratios with DES Y1, SPT and Planck", arXiv:1810.02212 (Oct 2018)
  2. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: The effect of intra-cluster light on photometric redshifts for weak gravitational lensing", arXiv:1809.04599 (Sep 2018)
  3. "Deep SOAR follow-up photometry of two Milky Way outer-halo companions discovered with Dark Energy Survey", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 478, Issue 2, p.2006-2018 (Aug 2018)
  4. "VizieR Online Data Catalog: Counterpart of GW170817. I. DECam obs. (Soares-Santos+, 2017)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/ApJ/848/L16. Originally published in: 2017ApJ...848L..16S (Jun 2018)
  5. "Ships Passing in the Night: Spectroscopic Analysis of Two Ultra-faint Satellites in the Constellation Carina", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 857, Issue 2, article id. 145, 20 pp. (2018) (Apr 2018)
  6. "2016 SW50", Minor Planet Electronic Circ., No. 2018-F157 (2018) (Mar 2018)
  7. "2016 PA101", Minor Planet Electronic Circ., No. 2018-F156 (2018) (Mar 2018)
  8. "2014 WM517", Minor Planet Electronic Circ., No. 2018-F155 (2018) (Mar 2018)
  9. "2014 WL517", Minor Planet Electronic Circ., No. 2018-F154 (2018) (Mar 2018)
  10. "The Dark Energy Survey Data Release 1", arXiv:1801.03181 (Jan 2018)
  11. "A gravitational-wave standard siren measurement of the Hubble constant", Nature, Volume 551, Issue 7678, pp. 85-88 (2017) (Nov 2017)
  12. "Evidence for Dynamically Driven Formation of the GW170817 Neutron Star Binary in NGC 4993", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 849, Issue 2, article id. L34, 8 pp. (2017) (Nov 2017)
  13. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. II. UV, Optical, and Near-infrared Light Curves and Comparison to Kilonova Models", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L17, 10 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  14. "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)
  15. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. I. Discovery of the Optical Counterpart Using the Dark Energy Camera", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L16, 7 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  16. "Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L12, 59 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  17. "2015 PF312", Minor Planet Electronic Circ., No. 2017-F80 (2017) (Mar 2017)
  18. "2015 PL312", Minor Planet Electronic Circ., No. 2017-F98 (2017) (Mar 2017)
  19. "The DESI Experiment Part II: Instrument Design", arXiv:1611.00037 (Oct 2016)
  20. "The DESI Experiment Part I: Science,Targeting, and Survey Design", arXiv:1611.00036 (Oct 2016)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Dark energy survey operations: years 4 and 5", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 10704, id. 107040D 18 pp. (2018) (Jul 2018)
  2. "The dark energy survey and operations: years 1 to 3", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9910, id. 99101D 19 pp. (2016) (Jul 2016)
  3. "The Dark Energy Survey and operations: Year 1", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9149, id. 91490V 15 pp. (2014) (Aug 2014)
  4. "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)
  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)