Richard A. Nolthenius
Dept. of Astronomy
Email: email@example.com Office phone: (831) 479-6506
URL: www.cabrillo.edu/~rnolthenius Fax: (831) 479-6507
w/ Honors Mathematics,
Experience: Thermal Engineer – General Dynamics Convair
(in charge of solar panels design for the original International Space Station
proposal) 1976-77, Post-doctoral research fellow w/ Prof. Simon D.M. White,
Steward Observatory 1984-86; Astronomy Department,
Affiliations: University of California Santa Cruz Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics – visiting researcher since 1987.
Research Background: Chaos and strange attractors in spiral galaxy dynamics, numerical smoothed particle hydrodynamics, galaxy clustering, luminosity functions, large-scale structure as a diagnostic for Dark Matter composition, photometry software coding, astronomical imaging, asteroid occultations.
Awards: The Dean’s
Scholarship (graduate school
Related Projects: RPHOT photometry software, a platform for data-taking and reduction of photoelectric photometry through multiple band-pass filters. Now in use at observatories around the world.
Release 2.0: a UBVRI and Occultation Photometry Acquisition and Reduction
Software Package for PC-Based Observatories” ; Proceedings of the Symposium, ed. S.
J. Edberg, ASP Conference Series (ASP:
“Galaxy Groups, CDM/CHDM Cosmologies, and the Value of 0”; The Astrophysical Journal, volume 480, part 1 (1997), pages 43–58
“Galaxy groups in Cold + Hot Dark Matter and Cold Dark Matter universes: Comparison with CfA data”; Astrophysical Journal, Part 2 - Letters (ISSN 0004-637X), vol. 422, no. 2, p. L45-L48
“Global Relationships Among the Physical Properties of Stellar Systems”; The Astronomical Journal, v. 114, p. 1365.
“A revised catalog of CfA1 galaxy groups in the Virgo/Great Attractor flow field”; Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series (ISSN 0067-0049), vol. 85, no. 1, p. 1-25.
“HD 12545: A Record Photometric Amplitude for an RS CVn Star” ; 1991 Intl. Bull. Var. Stars, no. 3589.
“Groups of galaxies in the CfA survey and in Cold Dark Matter universes” ; Royal Astronomical Society, Monthly Notices (ISSN 0035-8711), vol. 225, April 1, 1987, p. 505-530
“The Infall of a Star into a Massive Black Hole”; Astrophysical Journal, Part 1 (ISSN 0004-637X), vol. 269, June 1, 1983, p. 297-302
Professional Memberships: American Astronomical Society