B.S., Case Institute of Technology 1965
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology 1970
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Curriculum Vitae (PDF file)
Present research includes deep multicolor surveys for quasars, which also yield valuable information on faint galaxies and on stars in the galactic halo, and their relation to galaxies. I am also very interested in the evolutionary relations between quasars and their host galaxies.
Warren, S. J.; Hewett, P. C.; and Osmer, P. S. 1994. A Wide-Field Multicolor Survey for High-Redshift Quasars, Z > 2.2, III. The Luminosity Function. Astrophysical Journal, 421, 412 (erratum, 438, 506).
Osmer, P. S.; Porter, A. C.; and Green, R. L. 1994. Luminosity Effects and the Emission-Line Properties of Quasars with 0 < Z < 3.8. Astrophysical Journal, 436, 678.
Hall, P. B., Osmer, P.S, Green, R. F., Porter, A. C., and Warren, S. J. 1996, A Deep Multicolor Survey. I. Imaging Observations and Catalog of Stellar Objects, ApJ Supp., 104, 185.
Hall, P. B., Osmer, P.S, Green, R. F., Porter, A. C., and Warren, S. J. 1996, "A Deep Multicolor Survey. II. Initial Spectroscopy and Comparison with Expected Quasar Number Counts," ApJ, 462, 614 (erratum, 471, 1073)
Kennefick, J. D., Osmer, P. S., Hall, P. B., and Green, R. F. 1997, "A Deep Multicolor Survey. III. Additional Spectroscopy and Implications for the Number Counts of Faint Quasars," AJ, 114, 2269.
Popowski, P. A., Weinberg, D. H., Ryden, B. S., and Osmer, P. S., 1998, “Quasar Clustering and Spacetime Geometry,” Ap.J., 498, 11
Liu, C. T., Green, R. F., Hall, P. B., Osmer, P. S., 1998, “Luminosity Functions and Evolution of Blue Galaxies in a Deep Multicolor CCD Field Survey,” A.J., 116, 1082
Osmer, P. S., Kennefick, J. D., Hall, P. B., and Green, R. F. 1998, "A Deep Multicolor Survey. IV. The Electronic Stellar Catalog," ApJSupp, 119, 189
Martini, P., and Osmer, P. S. 1998, “A Deep Multicolor Survey. V. The M Dwarf Luminosity Function,” A.J., 116, 2513
Conti, A., Kennefick, J. D., Martini, P., and Osmer, P. S. 1999, “Quasar Candidates in the Hubble Deep Field,” A.J., 117, 645
E. M., Kennefick, J. D., Hall, P. B., Osmer, P. S., Smith, M. G., Dalton, G. B.,
and Green, R. F. 2002, “The BTC40 Survey for Quasars at 4.8 < z <
6,” A.J., 124, 2971.
Osmer, P. S. 1994, "Quasars," in "The Farthest Things in the Universe," J. M. Pasachoff, H. Spinrad, P. S. Osmer and E. Cheng (Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge), 57
Osmer, P. S. 1996, “The Sharp End of Quasars,” Nature (News and Views), 384, 415
Osmer, P. S., Kennefick, J., Hall, P. B., and Green, R. F. 1997, “Spectroscopic Observations of Quasar Candidates from a Deep Multicolor Survey,” , in “The Hubble Space Telescope and the High Redshift Universe,”, ed. N.R. Tanvir, A. Aragon-Salamanca, & J.V. Wall (World Scientific: Singapore), 405
Hall, P.B., Kennefick, J.D., Osmer, P.S., Smith, M.G., & Green, R.F. 1998, “The Big Faint Quasar Survey,” BAAS, 30, 768
Osmer, P. S. 1998, “The Evolution of Quasars and Their Clustering,” in “New Horizons from Multi-Wavelength Sky Surveys, IAU Sym. No. 179” ed. B.J. McLean, D.A. Golombeck, J.J.E. Hayes, & H.E. Payne, 249.
Osmer, P. S. 1998, “The Evolution of Quasars at High Redshift and Their Connection with Galaxies,” , in “The Young Universe: Galaxy Formation and Evolution at Intermediate and High Redshift,” ed. S. D’Odorico, A. Fontana, & E. Giallongo, ASP Conf. Ser., 146, 1
Osmer, P. S., & Shields, J. C. 1999, “A Review of Line and Continuum Correlations in AGNs,” in “Quasars and Cosmology,” ed. G. Ferland, ASP Conf. Series, 162, 235
Osmer, P. S., 1999, “Quasars,” , to appear in Proc. of IAU Sym. 194, “Activity in Galaxies and Related Phenomena,” ed. Y. Terzian, E. Khachikian, & D. Weedman, ASP. Conf. Series (astro-ph/9901238)
Osmer, P. S., 2003, “The Evolution of Quasars,” to appear in Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series, Vol. 1: Coevolution of black Holes and Galaxies, ed. L C. Ho (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press) (astro-ph/0304150)
Updated: 2006 Mar. 26