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Michael Talbot

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4800 Oak Grove Drive

Pasadena, CA 91109

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Origin of the Universe

NASA Postdoctoral Fellow

Biography

Michael has always loved research, particularly in galaxies and deep space objects, since he pursued stargazing and astrophotography in his early life. Michael received his Associate of Science from Dixie State University (2009), where he worked under a NASA undergraduate grant to relate solar cycles to satellite observations of oxygen and temperature variations within the ionosphere. Michael then received his Bachelor in Physics Astronomy from Northern Arizona University (2012), where he worked under a NASA undergraduate grant to map ancient Mars environments inferred from 10,000 crater morphologies he cataloged. He received his Ph.D. and Master in Physics from the University of Utah (2021 ), where he spectroscopically detected -1,600 strong galaxy-scale gravitational lens candidates in preparation to study how galaxies form and evolve.

Education

Ph.D. and Master in Physics at University of Utah, Bachelors in Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University (Chairman award), Associate of Science at Dixie State University (Summa Cum Laude)

Research Interests

Galaxy formation and evolution, strong galaxy-scale gravitational lensing, cosmology.

Selected Publications

  • “SDSS-IV MaNGA: A Catalogue of Spectroscopically Detected Strong Galaxy-Galaxy Lens Candidates", Michael S. Talbot, Joel R. Brownstein,Justus Neumann, Daniel Thomas, Claudia Maraston, Niv Drory, MN RAS submitted (2021)
  • ''The Sixteenth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Surveys: First Release from the APOG EE-2 Southern Survey and Full Release of eBOSS Spectra", Romina Ahumada, et al., ApJS 249, 3 (2020)
  • ''The Completed SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: A Catalogue of Strong Galaxy-Galaxy Lens Candidates", Michael S. Talbot, Joel R. Brownstein, Kyle S. Dawson, Jean-Paul Kneib, Julian Bautista, MN RAS 502, 4617T (2021)
  • "SDSS-IV MaStar-- A Large and Comprehensive Empirical Stellar Spectral Library: First Release", Yan Ren bin, et al., ApJ 883, 175V (2019)
  • ''The Fifteenth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Surveys: First Release of Ma NGA Derived Quantities, Data Visualization Tools and Stellar Library", David S. Aguado, et al., ApJS, 240, 23 (2019)
  • "SDSS-IV MaNGA: the spectroscopic discovery of strongly lensed galaxies", Michael S. Talbot, Joel R. Brownstein, Adam S. Bolton, Kevin Bundy, Brett H. Andrews, Brian Cherinka, Thomas E. Collet, Anupreeta More, Surhud More, Alessandro Sonnenfeld, Simona Vegetti, David A. Wake, Anne-Marie Weijmans, Kyle B. Westfall, MN RAS 477, 195T (2018)
  • ''The Fourteenth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First Spectroscopic Data from the extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey and from the second phase of the Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment", Bela Abolfathi, et al., ApJS, 235, 42 (2018)