The home page of Jeffrey A. Newman
Welcome! I'm an assistant professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh.
I do research on cosmology and the evolution of galaxies, working on the DEEP2 Galaxy Redshift Survey
, DEEP3, CANDELS
, and the proposed LSST
The Color of the Milky Way
- In January 2012, Tim Licquia and I presented a new determination of the color of the Milky Way Galaxy we live in. The answer can be expressed in haiku form:
Look at new spring snow -
See the River of Heaven
An hour after dawn.
For more information see:
- The University of Pittsburgh's press release, including images of Milky Way analogs: galaxies that should resemble the one we live in, but as seen from outside.
- A video of the press conference this work was described in, at the American Astronomical Society's winter meeting in Austin, Texas.
- The slides from my talk about this work (PDF; Powerpoint format is available here).
Electronic mail address
janewman AT pitt.edu
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Physics and Astronomy
401-C Allen Hall
3941 O'Hara St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260