PTYS/LPL Faculty

Jay Holberg

Senior Research Scientist (Retired)
White dwarf stars, UV astronomy and large surveys, History of astronomy
Ph.D., 1974, Physics, UC Berkeley

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Years with LPL: 1983 to present

Current Grants

  • Verifying the White Dwarf Mass-Radius relation with Sirius B and other resolved Sirius-like systems (HST Cycle 19 US PI)
  • Tests of Extreme Physics in Very Cool White Dwarfs (Cycle 18)
  • KEPLER Absolute Calibration Using White Dwarfs: KEPLER
  • Constructing the Local White Dwarf Population: NASA ADP
  • The Local Population of White Dwarf Population and the Vast New Domain of Massive Stellar Surveys: NSF Astronomy

Former Spacecraft Involvement

  • Voyager
  • International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE)
  • Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE)
  • Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE)

Student Collaborations/Advising

  • David Sing, 2006 (Ph.D. Physics)
  • Kenneth Kidder, 2000 (Ph.D. Physics)

Complete Publications list available from: NASA ADS Author search: J. B. Holberg

Selected Publications: Calendar Year 2016 thru July 2018

Joyce, S. R. G., Barstow, M. A., Casewell, S. L., Burleigh, M. R., Holberg, J. B., Bond, H. E. Testing the white dwarf mass-radius relation and comparing optical and far-UV spectroscopic results with Gaia DR2, HST and FUSE 2018MNRAS.tmp.1366J

Bond, H. E., Schaefer, G. H., Gilliland, R. L., Holberg, J. B., Mason, B. D., Lindenblad, I. W., Seitz-McLeese, M., Arnett, W. D., Demarque, P., Spada, F., Young, P. A., Barstow, M. A., Burleigh, M. R., Gudehus, D. The Sirius System and Its Astrophysical Puzzles: Hubble Space Telescope and Ground-based Astrometry 2017ApJ...840...70B

Bainbridge, M., Barstow, M., Reindl, N., Tchang-Brillet, W.-Ü., Ayres, T., Webb, J., Barrow, J., Hu, J., Holberg, J., Preval, S., Ubachs, W., Dzuba, V., Flambaum, V., Dumont, V., Berengut, J. Probing the Gravitational Dependence of the Fine-Structure Constant from Observations of White Dwarf Stars 2017Univ....3...32B

Preval, S. P., Barstow, M. A., Badnell, N. R., Hubeny, I., Holberg, J. B. Hot DA white dwarf model atmosphere calculations: including improved Ni PI cross-sections 2017MNRAS.465..269P

Holberg, J. B., Oswalt, T. D., Sion, E. M., McCook, G. P. The 25 parsec local white dwarf population 2016MNRAS.462.2295H

Ben-Jaffel, L., Holberg, J. B. Calibration of the Voyager Ultraviolet Spectrometers and the Composition of the Heliosphere Neutrals: Reassessment 2016ApJ...823..161B

Narayan, G., Axelrod, T., Holberg, J. B., Matheson, T., Saha, A., Olszewski, E., Claver, J., Stubbs, C. W., Bohlin, R. C., Deustua, S., Rest, A. Toward a Network of Faint DA White Dwarfs as High-precision Spectrophotometric Standards 2016ApJ...822...67N

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Last updated on July 24, 2018