About the Author
Heidi Newberg is professor of astronomy at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She did her Ph.D. with the Berkeley Automated Supernova Search, which measured the supernova rates as a function of supernova type in Virgo-distance galaxies; and the Supernova Cosmology Project (SCP), which is measured the cosmological parameters Omega and Lambda using the light curves of distant supernovae. She shared the Gruber Cosmology Prize for her work with SCP. Newberg’s current research is primarily related to understanding the structure and evolution of our own galaxy through using stars as tracers of the Galactic halo and disks. She helped to build the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), which imaged ~10,000 square degrees of the sky in five optical filters and obtained over a million spectra of galaxies.
Jeffrey Carlin is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is working with Heidi J. Newberg in support of the Chinese LAMOST spectroscopic survey as part of the Participants in LAMOST, US (PLUS) collaboration. His research has focused on dwarf galaxies and their remnant stellar tidal streams in the Milky Way system.
Table of ContentsOverview.- The Sagittarius Dwarf Tidal Streams – The Monoceros Ring and Substructure in the Galactic Anti center.- Tidal Tails and Clouds in Dwarf Galaxies and Globular Clusters.- Kinematically Detected Halo Streams.- The Cosmological Origin of Tidal Streams.- Detecting Dark Matter from Tidal Streams.- Tidal Streams in M31.- Tidal Streams in Other Galaxies.