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Alcock, Charles

Director, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Large astronomical surveys; outer solar system; cosmic dark matter; astronomical data mining; virtual observatory technologies.

Background And Education


Selected Publications

  • Article

    • Castro-Chacón, J. H., Reyes-Ruiz, M., Lehner, Matthew J., Zhang, Z. -W, Alcock, Charles A., Guerrero, C. A., Hernández-Valencia, B., Hernández-Águila, J. B., Nuñez, J. M., Salinas-Luna, J., Silva, J. S., Alexandersen, Mike, Alvarez-Santana, F. I., Chen, W. -P, Chu, Y. -H, Cook, K. H., García-Díaz, Ma T., Geary, John C., Huang, C. -K, Kavelaars, JJ, Norton, T., Szentgyorgyi, Andrew H., Carvajal, J. C., Sánchez, E., Yen, W. -L et al. 2019. "Occultations by Small Non-spherical Trans-Neptunian Objects. I. A New Event Simulator for TAOS II." Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 064401. 131, 2019
    • Ishioka, R., Wang, S. -Y, Zhang, Z. -W, Lehner, Matthew J., Alcock, Charles A., Axelrod, T., Bianco, F. B., Byun, Y. -I, Chen, W. P., Cook, K. H., Kim, D. -W, King, S. -K, Lee, T., Marshall, S. L., Protopapas, P., Rice, J. A., Schwamb, M. E., Wang, J. -H, Wen, C. -Y, and Ngeow, C. -C. 2014. "The Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey Project Stellar Variability. III. Detection of 58 New Variable Stars." The Astronomical Journal 147:70. 2014
    • Zhang, Z. -W, Lehner, Matthew J., Wang, J. -H, Wen, C. -Y, Wang, S. -Y, King, S. -K, Granados, Á. P., Alcock, Charles A., Axelrod, T., Bianco, F. B., Byun, Y. -I, Chen, W. P., Coehlo, N. K., Cook, K. H., de Pater, I., Kim, D. -W, Lee, T., Lissauer, J. J., Marshall, S. L., Protopapas, P., Rice, J. A., and Schwamb, M. E. 2013. "The TAOS Project: Results from Seven Years of Survey Data." The Astronomical Journal 146:14. 2013
    • Kallivayalil, Nitya, van, der Marel, Besla, Gurtina, Anderson, Jay, and Alcock, Charles A. 2013. "Third-epoch Magellanic Cloud Proper Motions. I. Hubble Space Telescope/WFC3 Data and Orbit Implications." The Astrophysical Journal 764:161. 2013
    • Kim, Dae-Won, Protopapas, Pavlos, Trichas, Markos, Rowan-Robinson, Michael, Khardon, Roni, Alcock, Charles A., and Byun, Yong-Ik. 2012. "A Refined QSO Selection Method Using Diagnostics Tests: 663 QSO Candidates in the Large Magellanic Cloud." The Astrophysical Journal 747:107. 2012
    • Lehner, Matthew J., Wang, Shiang-Yu, Alcock, Charles A., Cook, Kem H., Furesz, Gabor, Geary, John C., Hiriart, David, Ho, Paul T., Lee, William, Melsheimer, Frank, Norton, Timothy, Reyes-Ruiz, Mauricio, Richer, Michael, Szentgyorgyi, Andrew H., Yen, Wei-Ling, and Zhang, Zhi-Wei. 2012. "The Transneptunian Automated Occultation Survey (TAOS II)." Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series 8444: 2012
    • Kim, Dae-Won, Protopapas, Pavlos, Byun, Yong-Ik, Alcock, Charles A., Khardon, Roni, and Trichas, Markos. 2011. "Quasi-stellar Object Selection Algorithm Using Time Variability and Machine Learning: Selection of 1620 Quasi-stellar Object Candidates from MACHO Large Magellanic Cloud Database." The Astrophysical Journal 735:68. 2011
    • Kallivayalil, Nitya, Besla, Gurtina, Sanderson, Robyn, and Alcock, Charles A. 2009. "Revisiting the Role of M31 in the Dynamical History of the Magellanic Clouds." The Astrophysical Journal 700:924-930. 2009
    • Faccioli, Lorenzo, Alcock, Charles A., and Cook, Kem. 2008. "Post-Main-Sequence Orbital Circularization of Binary Stars in the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds." The Astrophysical Journal 672:604-622. 2008