in Planetary Science,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Department of Earth and Planetary Science,
Determination of Martian Surface Reflectivity from 0.4 to 1.1 Micron using a Vidicon Spectrometer 1973 - 1974
Jessica Mink is a positional astronomer and software developer at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. After getting Bachelors and Masters degrees from MIT, she worked in the Laboratory for Planetary Science at Cornell where she co-discovered the rings of Uranus. When her research group moved back to MIT, she contributed to the discovery of Neptune's rings and detection of the extent of Pluto's atmosphere. Moving to SAO, she developed some key workstation and mapping software to reduce and analyze data from the Space Shuttle Spacelab 2 Infrared Telescope and data reduction and analysis data pipelines for ground-based spectrographs used to study everything from exoplanets to Large Scale Structure. Along the way, she wrote the astronomical software packages WCSTools and RVSAO,which have been widely-used to work with spatial positions on scales from the solar system to nearby stars to the Milky Way galaxy to the positions of other galaxies in space.
Rodriguez, Joseph E., Zhou, George, Vanderburg, Andrew, Eastman, Jason D., Kreidberg, Laura, Cargile, Phillip A., Bieryla, Allyson, Latham, David W., Irwin, Jonathan, Mayo, Andrew W., Calkins, Michael L., Esquerdo, Gilbert A., and Mink, Jessica. 2017. "A Multi-planet System Transiting the V = 9 Rapidly Rotating F-Star HD 106315." The Astronomical Journal 153:256. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/aa6dfb2017
Drew, P., Strelnitski, V., Smith, H. A., Mink, Jessica, Jorgenson, R. A., and O'Meara, J. M. 2017. "MWC 349A and B Are Not Gravitationally Bound: New Evidence." The Astrophysical Journal 851:136. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa99872017
Newton, Elisabeth R., Irwin, Jonathan, Charbonneau, David, Berlind, Perry, Calkins, Michael L., and Mink, Jessica. 2017. "The H? Emission of Nearby M Dwarfs and its Relation to Stellar Rotation." The Astrophysical Journal 834:85. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/834/1/852017
Friedman, Andrew S., Wood-Vasey, W. M., Marion, G. H., Challis, Peter, Mandel, Kaisey S., Bloom, Joshua S., Modjaz, Maryam, Narayan, Gautham, Hicken, Malcolm, Foley, Ryan J., Klein, Christopher R., Starr, Dan L., Morgan, Adam, Rest, Armin, Blake, Cullen H., Miller, Adam A., Falco, Emilio E., Wyatt, William F., Mink, Jessica, Skrutskie, Michael F., and Kirshner, Robert P. 2015. "CfAIR2: Near-infrared Light Curves of 94 Type Ia Supernovae." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 220:9. https://doi.org/10.1088/0067-0049/220/1/92015
Mink, D. J., Kenyon, S. J., Carter, B. J., Ballester, P., Egret, D., and Lorente, N. P. F. 2012. "The Center for Astrophysics Web-Based Telescope Time Proposal System." Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXI 461:197.
Mink, Jessica, Mann, Robert G., Hanisch, Robert, Rots, Arnold H., Seaman, Rob, Jenness, Tim, Thomas, Brian, and O'Mullane, William. 2015. "The Past, Present, and Future of Astronomical Data Formats." in Astronomical Data Analysis Software an Systems XXIV, Proceedings of a conference held 5-9 October 2014 at Calgary, Alberta Canada, edited by Taylor, A. R. and Rosolowsky, E., 11-18. Astronomical Society of the Pacific.