Gerald H. Newsom
Professor Emeritus of Astronomy 2004 - present
B.A., University of Michigan
M.S., Ph.D., Harvard University
My research interests have been primarily in laboratory spectroscopy,
especially in the phenomena of autoionization and inner-shell
excitation, and in the unusual binary SS 433. I have been particularly
interested in the 6-day variation of SS 433 that appears in the
radial-velocity data. In the years before I retired, however, I had
little time for research, serving as an Acting Assistant Dean, Acting
Chair, and Vice Chair of the Department of Astronomy. In retirement,
I studied the navigation that Richard Byrd used on his claimed 1926
flight to the North Pole, and I have also been active in the OSU
Some Refereed Publications:
Newsom, G. H. 2013. Byrd’s Arctic flight in the context of model atmospheres. Polar Record, 49:62-71.
Collins, G. W., II, and Newsom, G. H. 1988. Transient and Secular
Variations of the Moving-Line Spectra from SS 433. Astrophysical Journal
Newsom, G. H., and Collins, G. W., II. 1986. Period and Cone-Angle Changes
in SS 433. Astronomical Journal 91:118-124.
Pitts, R. E. and Newsom, G. H. 1986. Shock Tube Measurements of Y I and Y
II Oscillator Strengths. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative
Collins, G. W., II, and Newsom, G. H. 1986. A Dynamical Model for SS 433.
Astrophysical Journal 308:144-151.
Newsom, G. H. and Collins, G. W., II. 1981. Short-Period Variations in the
Moving Line Spectrum of SS 433. Astronomical Journal 86:1250-1258.
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