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Carolyn (Carrie) R. Nugent

  • Ph.D. Geophysics and Space Physics, UCLA (2013)
  • B.S. Physics, Bucknell University (2006)

    Research Interests
    • Small Bodies
    • Near-Earth Asteroids
    • Thermophysical Modeling
    • Yarkovsky Effect
    • Infrared Asteroid Surveys


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    Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is a four-channel, super-cooled infrared telescope designed to survey the entire sky with 1,000 times more sensitivity than previous infrared missions.

    The NEOWISE project is the asteroid-hunting portion of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. NEOWISE harvests measurements of asteroids and comets from the WISE images and provides a rich archive for searching WISE data for solar...

    Selected Awards
    • NASA Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-present)
    • Collegium of University Teaching Fellows, UCLA (2011)
    • AAAS Mass Media Fellow (2008)
    • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA (2008)

    Selected Publications
    1. "Detection of Semi-Major Axis Drifts in 54 Near-Earth Asteroids: New Measurements of the Yarkovsky Effect", CR Nugent, JL Margot, SR Chesley & D Vokrouhliký, The Astronomical Journal 144, 60 (2012).
    2. "The Yarkovsky Drift's Influence on NEAs: Trends and Predictions with NEOWISE Measurements", CR Nugent, A Mainzer, J Masiero, T Grav, & J Bauer, The Astronomical Journal 144, 75 (2012).
    3. "WISE/NEOWISE Observations of the Jovian Trojan Population: Taxonomy", T Grav, A Mainzer, J Bauer, J Masiero, & CR Nugent, The Astrophysical Journal 759, 49 (2012).
    4. "Characterizing Subpopulations within the Near Earth Objects with NEOWISE: Preliminary Results", A Mainzer, T Grav, J Masiero, J Bauer, RS McMillan, J Giorgini, T Spahr, RM Cutri, DJ Tholen, R Jedicke, R Walker, E Wright, & CR Nugent, The Astrophysical Journal 752, 110 (2012)
    5. "Influence of confinement on dynamical heterogeneities in dense colloidal samples", KV Edmond, CR Nugent, & ER Weeks, Phys. Rev. E 85, 041401 (2012).
    6. "Local influence of boundary conditions on a confined supercooled colloidal liquid", KV Edmond, CR Nugent, & ER Weeks, Europhys. J. Spec. Topics 189, 83-93 (2010).
    7. "Colloidal glass transition observed in confinement", CR Nugent, KV Edmond, HN Patel, ER Weeks, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 025702 (2007).
    8. "Synchronization of Oscillating Reactions in an Extended Fluid System", MS Paoletti, CR Nugent & TH Solomon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 124101 (2006).
    9. "Experimental studies of pattern formation in a reaction-advection-diffusion system", CR Nugent, WM Quarles & TH Solomon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 218301 (2004).

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