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Picture of the Day
18th January 2008
Supernova Factory
NGC 2770
19th July 2005
A Nearby Supernova in M51
SN 2005bf
27th October 2005
The Last Titan

Refereed journals (NOTE: this list is out of date - please see my CV for a complete list of publications and conference proceedings or click here for an ADS search)

  1. M. Modjaz (2011b), ``Stellar Forensics with the Supernova-GRB Connection", 2011, AN, 332, 5, 434, can be obtained as a PDF

  2. M. Modjaz, et al (2011a), ``Progenitor Diagnostics for Stripped Core-Collapse Supernovae: Measured Metallicities at Explosion Sites", 2011, ApJ, 731, L4

  3. M. Modjaz, et al (2009), ``From Shock Breakout to Peak and Beyond: Extensive Panchromatic Observations of the Type Ib Supernova 2008D associated with Swift X-ray Transient 080109'', 2009, ApJ, 702, 226

  4. D. Kocevski, A.  West, & M. Modjaz (2009), ``Modeling The GRB Host Galaxy Mass Distribution: Are GRBs Unbiased Tracers of Star Formation?", 2009, ApJ, 702, 377

  5. S. Blondin (incl. M. Modjaz) et al, "A Second Case of Variable Na I D Lines in a Highly-Reddened Type Ia Supernova", 2009, ApJ, 693, 207

  6. M. Modjaz, et al (2008), ``Double-peaked Oxygen Lines Are not Rare in Nebular Spectra of Core-Collapse Supernovae'', 2008, ApJL, 687, L9

  7. M. Modjaz (2008), L. Kewley, R. P. Kirshner, K. Z. Stanek, P. Challis, P. M. Garnavich, J. E. Greene, & J. L. Prieto, ``Measured Metallicities at the Sites of Local Broad-Lined Type Ic Supernovae and Implications for the SN-GRB Connection'', 2008, AJ, 135, 1136

  8. W. M. Wood-Vasey, A. S. Friedman, J. S. Bloom, M. Hicken, M. Modjaz, R. P. Kirshner, D. L. Starr, C. H. Blake, E. E. Falco, A. H. Szentgyorgyi, P. Challis, S. Blondin, & A. Rest, "Type Ia Supernovae are Good Standard Candles in the Near Infrared: Evidence from PAIRITEL", 2007, ApJ, submitted (arXiv:0711.2068)

  9. L. Dessart et al. (incl. M. Modjaz), ``Using Quantitative Spectroscopic Analysis to Determine the Properties and Distances of Type II-Plateau Supernovae: SNe 2005cs and 2006bp'', 2008, ApJ, in press

  10. D. Kocevski, M. Modjaz, J. S. Bloom, R. Foley, D. Starr, C. H. Blake, E. E. Falco, N. R. Butler, M. Skrutskie, & A. Szentgyorgyi, ``Multicolor Infrared Observations of SN 2006aj, the Supernova Associated with XRF 060218 - Paper I'', 2007, ApJ, 663, 1180

  11. P. J. Brown et al. (incl. M. Modjaz), ``Early Ultraviolet, Optical and X-Ray Observations of the Type IIP SN 2005cs in M51 with Swift'', 2007, ApJ, 659, 1488

  12. H. Hao et al. (incl. M. Modjaz), ``Strongly Variable z=1.48 MgII and FeII Absorption in the Spectra of z=4.05 GRB 060206'', 2007, ApJ, 659, L99

  13. K. Z. Stanek, O. Y. Gnedin, J. F. Beacom, A. P. Gould, J. A. Johnson, J. A. Kollmeier, M. Modjaz, M. H. Pinsonneault, R. Pogge, & D. H. Weinberg, ``Protecting Life in the Milky Way: Metals Keep the GRBs Away'', 2007, Acta Astronomica, 56, 333

  14. M. Modjaz et al. (2006), ``Early-Time Photometry and Spectroscopy of the Fast Evolving SN 2006aj Associated with GRB 060218'', 2006, ApJ, 645, L21

  15. N. Tominaga et al (incl. M. Modjaz), ``The Unique Type Ib Supernova 2005bf: A WN Star Explosion Model for Peculiar Light Curves and Spectra'', 2005, ApJ, 633, L97

  16. M. Modjaz, J. M. Moran, P. T. Kondratko, & L. J. Greenhill, ``Probing the Magnetic Field at Subparsec Radii in the Accretion Disk of NGC 4258'', 2005, ApJ, 626, 104

  17. B. M. Peterson et al. (incl. M. Modjaz)``Steps toward Determination of the Size and Structure of the Broad-Line Region in Active Galactic Nuclei. XVI. A 13 Year Study of Spectral Variability in NGC 5548'', 2002, ApJ, 581, 197

  18. W. Li, A. V. Filippenko, S. D. Van Dyk, J. Hu, Y. Qiu, Yulei, M. Modjaz, & D. C. Leonard, ``A Hubble Space Telescope Snapshot Survey of Nearby Supernovae'', 2002, PASP, 114, 404

  19. M. Modjaz, W. Li, A. V. Filippenko, J. Y. King, D. C. Leonard, T. Matheson, R. R. Treffers, Richard R. & A. G. Riess, ``The Subluminous Type Ia Supernova 1998de in NGC 252'', 2001, PASP, 113, 308

  20. W. Li et al. (incl. M. Modjaz), ``The Unique Type Ia Supernova 2000cx in NGC 524'', 2001, PASP 113, 1178

  21. S. Jha et al. (incl. M. Modjaz), ``The Type Ia Supernova 1998bu in M96 and the Hubble Constant'', 1999, ApJS, 125, 73

Conference Proceedings & Contributions

  1. ``Comprehensive and Extensive CfA Observations of Type Ib and Ic Supernovae'', M. Modjaz 2007, Proceedings of the Meeting ``Compact Objects and Their Explosive Origins'', 2006, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy, AIP Confernece Proceedings, 924, 285

  2. ``Optical Spectra of Type Ia, Ib/c Supernovae'', M. Modjaz, R.P. Kirshner, P. Challis, M. Hicken, & T. Matheson 2005, BAAS, 206, 51.06

  3. ``Probing the Magnetic Field at Sub-Parsec Radii in the Accretion Disk of NGC 4258'', M. Modjaz, J. M. Moran, P. T. Kondratko, & L. J. Greenhill 2005, ``Growing Black Holes: Accretion in a Cosmological Context'', Proceedings of the MPA/ESO/MPE/USM Joint Astronomy Conference edited by A. Merloni, S. Nayakshin, R. A. Sunyaev (Berlin, Aug 2005), p. 296

  4. ``Magnetic Fields in the Accretion Disks of AGN: NGC 4258'' , M. Modjaz, J. M. Moran, P. T. Kondratko, & L. J. Greenhill 2005, ``Future Directions in High Resolution Astronomy: The 10th Anniversary of the VLBA'' ASP Conf. Proceedings edited by J. Romney and M. Reid. (San Francisco, Nov 2005), p. 192

  5. ``High-Quality Optical Light Curves of Supernovae with the Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope'', M. Modjaz, W. D. Li, A. V. Filippenko, & R. R. Treffers, 2000, BAAS, p. 196

  6. ``The Lick Observatory Supernova Search with the Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope'' A. V. Filippenko, W. D. Li, R. R. Treffers, M. Modjaz 2001, ``Small Telescope Astronomy on Global Scales'' ASP Conf. Proceedings edited by B. Paczynski, W. Chen, & C. Lemme (San Francisco, Apr 2000), p. 121

Papers in preparation

  • ``Optical and NIR Light Curves and Spectra of 20 Type Ib and Ic Supernovae'', M. Modjaz, R. P. Kirshner, S. Blondin, P. Challis, & M. Hicken