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
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "First cosmology results using Type IA supernovae from the dark energy survey: effects of chromatic corrections to supernova photometry on measurements of cosmological parameters", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 485, Issue 4, p.5329-5344 (Jun 2019)
  2. "Eleven New Distant Objects", Minor Planet Electronic Circ., No. 2019-H115 (2019) (Apr 2019)
  3. "Eleven New Distant Objects", Minor Planet Electronic Circ., No. 2019-H116 (2019) (Apr 2019)
  4. "2016 SG58", Minor Planet Electronic Circ., No. 2019-H111 (2019) (Apr 2019)
  5. "2015 TW361", Minor Planet Electronic Circ., No. 2019-H108 (2019) (Apr 2019)
  6. "2015 TK363 = 2016 SM57", Minor Planet Electronic Circ., No. 2019-H106 (2019) (Apr 2019)
  7. "2015 TJ363 = 2016 SL57", Minor Planet Electronic Circ., No. 2019-H105 (2019) (Apr 2019)
  8. "2014 TB86", Minor Planet Electronic Circ., No. 2019-H103 (2019) (Apr 2019)
  9. "2003 QM91", Minor Planet Electronic Circ., No. 2019-H101 (2019) (Apr 2019)
  10. "First Cosmology Results Using Type ia Supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Effects of Chromatic Corrections to Supernova Photometry on Measurements of Cosmological Parameters", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access (Mar 2019)
  11. "First Cosmology Results Using Type ia Supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Effects of Chromatic Corrections to Supernova Photometry on Measurements of Cosmological Parameters", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access (Mar 2019)
  12. "VizieR Online Data Catalog: MagLiteS Carina II and Carina III spectroscopy (Li+, 2018)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/ApJ/857/145. Originally published in: 2018ApJ...857..145L (Mar 2019)
  13. "First Cosmology Results using Type Ia Supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Constraints on Cosmological Parameters", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 872, Issue 2, article id. L30, 9 pp. (2019) (Feb 2019)
  14. "The Dark Energy Survey: Data Release 1", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 239, Issue 2, article id. 18, 25 pp. (2018) (Dec 2018)
  15. "Cosmological Constraints from Multiple Probes in the Dark Energy Survey", arXiv:1811.02375 (Nov 2018)
  16. "First Cosmology Results using Type Ia Supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Constraints on Cosmological Parameters", arXiv:1811.02374 (Nov 2018)
  17. "First Cosmology Results using Type Ia Supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Constraints on Cosmological Parameters", arXiv:1811.02374 (Nov 2018)
  18. "2016 QU89", Minor Planet Electronic Circ., No. 2018-V144 (2018) (Nov 2018)
  19. "2016 QV89", Minor Planet Electronic Circ., No. 2018-V143 (2018) (Nov 2018)
  20. "Cosmological lensing ratios with DES Y1, SPT and Planck", arXiv:1810.02212 (Oct 2018)

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)