I am a Russell Fellow at
Peyton Hall, Princeton University's Astrophysical Sciences Department.
I am currently using the
NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey (NDWFS)
to trace galaxy evolution by measuring the spatial clustering of
galaxies over a broad range of redshifts. This work in done in
Jannuzi, Arjun Dey, Glenn Tiede, Kate Brand and the NDWFS survey team.
We have just had an optical and K-band data release of our northern (Bootes)
field, it is available at the NDWFS website.
My most recent paper, Red
Galaxy Clustering in the NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey (Brown et al. 2003, ApJ, 597, 225),
discusses the evolution of large-scale structure at redshifts of z < 0.9.
We used the first 6% of the survey to provide strong constraints on the
evolution of large-scale structure at intermediate redshifts using
galaxies selected by rest-frame colour and luminosity.
During my PhD (University of Melbourne), I worked
Panoramic Deep Fields, a survey using digital scans of photographic plates.
My supervisors for this work were
Webster and Brian
Boyle. Each of the two fields had a 40 square
degree area and contained 1,000,000 galaxies, allowing studies of galaxy clustering, AGN evolution, AGN
environments and galaxy clusters. Click here for
a list of Panoramic Deep Fields publications and presentations.
In mid-2000, I completed a survey of 1500 square degrees for
very bright (and large) Kuiper Belt objects in
collaboration with Scott Sheppard, Chad Trujillo, David Jewitt and
Michael Ashley. The Astronomical Journal article describing
the survey is online at
Dept. of Astrophysical Sci.
Princeton, NJ 08544-1001
Email: mbrown [at] astro.princeton.edu