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Ashley Pagnotta :: AMNH Astrophysics

Pagnotta at Tololo

College of Charleston

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Education

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Louisiana State University, 2012
  • M.S. in Physics, Louisiana State University, 2010
  • B.A. in Physics, Texas A&M University, 2007
  • B.A. in Mathematics, Texas A&M University, 2007

Research Interests

Observational astrophysics, specifically cataclysmic variable evolution, recurrent novae, and Type Ia supernova progenitors.

Publications

  • Pagnotta, A., Walker, E. S., & Schaefer, B. E. 2014. The Diffuse Source at the Center of LMC SNR 0509-67.5 is a Background Galaxy at z = 0.031. The Astrophysical Journal, 788, 173. 
  • Pagnotta, A., & Schaefer, B. E. 2014. Identifying and Quantifying Recurrent Novae Masquerading as Classical Novae. The Astrophysical Journal, 788, 164
  • Pagnotta, A., 2014, Acta Polytechnica, Invited Conference Review Paper: A New Review of Old Novae, Accepted.
  • Edwards, Z. I., Pagnotta, A., & Schaefer, B. E. 2012. The Progenitor of the Type Ia Supernova that Created SNR 0519-69.0 in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 747, 19.
  • Schaefer, B. E., & Pagnotta, A. 2012. An absence of ex-companion stars in the type Ia supernova remnant SNR 0509−67.5. Nature, 481, 164.
  • Schaefer, B. E., Pagnotta, A., et al. 2011. Eclipses during the 2010 Eruption of the Recurrent Nova U Scorpii. The Astrophysical Jounral, 742, 113. 
  • Schaefer, B. E., Pagnotta, A., et al. 2010. Discovery of the Predicted 2010 Eruption and the Pre-eruption Light Curve for Recurrent Nova U Scorpii. The Astronomical Journal, 140, 925.
  • Schaefer, B. E., Pagnotta, A., & Shara, M. 2010. The Nova Shell and Evolution of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis. The Astrophysical Journal, 708, 381. 
  • Collazzi, A. C., Schaefer, B. E., Xiao, L., Pagnotta, A., Kroll, P., Loechel, K., & Henden, A. A. 2009. The Behavior of Novae Light Curves Before Eruption. The Astronomical Journal, 138, 1846. 
  • Pagnotta, A., Schaefer, B. E., Xiao, L., Collazzi, A., & Kroll, P. 2009. Discovery of a Second Nova Eruption of V2487 Ophiuchi. The Astronomical Journal, 138, 1230.

Teaching Experience

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Summer Science Practicum; AMNH Masters of Arts in Teaching Program; 2012-Present
  • Wonderful Universe; AMNH SRMP High School After School Program; 2012-2013
  • DIY Astronomy; AMNH SRMP High School After School Program; 2013

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