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M. Claudia Scarlata

Assistant Professor (Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics)

PAN 612 (office), 626-1811
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Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota; Member, Cosmology Survey Multi-Cycle Treasury program (CANDELS); Member, COSMOS and z-COSMOS collaboration; Referee, ApJ, MNRAS; Member, HST review panel.

Summary of Interests
Galaxy formation and evolution: massive galaxies, evolution of galaxy structure. Lyα line as a cosmological tool: escape of Lyα photons, large-scale structure, Lyα blobs. Reionization: Lyman continuum escape fraction, IR background fluctuations

About My Work

Selected Publications

Colbert, Scarlata et al., Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Emission within Lyα Blobs, Astrophysical Journal [abstract]

Bundy, Scarlata et al. , The Rise and Fall of Passive Disk Galaxies: Morphological Evolution Along the Red Sequence Revealed by COSMOS, Astrophysical Journal [abstract]

Scarlata et al., He II Emission in Lyα Nebulae: Active Galactic Nucleus or Cooling Radiation?, Astrophysical Journal [abstract]

Scarlata et al., The Effect of Dust Geometry on the Lyα Output of Galaxies, Astrophysical Journal Letters [abstract]

Scarlata et al., The Redshift Evolution of Early-Type Galaxies in COSMOS: Do Massive Early-Type Galaxies Form by Dry Mergers?, Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series [abstract]

Scarlata et al., COSMOS Morphological Classification with the Zurich Estimator of Structural Types (ZEST) and the Evolution Since z = 1 of the Luminosity Function of Early, Disk, and Irregular Galaxies, Astrophysical Journal [abstract]


Ph.D., Astrophysics, Padova University, 2004
M.S., Astrophysics, Padova University (summa cum laude), 1999