John Peterson

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John Peterson
PHYS 256
(765) 494-5193

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Education

  • B.A., Physics, University of Chicago, 1997
  • M.A., Physics, Columbia University, 1999
  • M.Phil., Physics, Columbia University, 2000
  • Ph.D., Physics, Columbia University, 2003

Professional History

  • 2012 - Associate Professor, Purdue University
  • 2006-2012 Assistant Professor, Purdue University
  • 2003-2006 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Stanford University/SLAC
  • 1997-2003 Graduate Research Assistant, Columbia University
Research Interests:
  • Observational Cosmology: Studies of Dark Energy and Dark Matter
  • Optical Astrophysics Simulation
  • The Photon Simulator (PhoSim) code
  • The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
  • Gravitational Lensing of Clusters and Large Scale Structure
  • High Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy
  • X-ray Emission from Clusters of Galaxies
  • Cooling Flows in Clusters of Galaxies
  • Surveys of Clusters of Galaxies
  • The Chandra and XMM-Newton X-ray Observatories
  • Optical and X-ray Astrophysics Instrumentation
  • The X-ray Monte Carlo (XMC) code
  • Advanced Multivariate Monte Carlo Data Analysis Techniques

Selected Refereed Publications

  1. "Simulation of Astronomical Images from Optical Survey Telescopes using a Comprehensive Monte Carlo Approach", J. R. Peterson et al. 2015, ApJS 218, 14.
  2. "Characterization of Intracluster Medium Temperature Distributions of 62 Galaxy Clusters with XMM-Newton", K. Frank et al. 2013, ApJ 764, 46.
  3. "Evidence for Nonlinear Growth of Structure from an X-Ray-Selected Cluster Survey using a Novel Joint Analysis of the Chandra and XMM-Newton Archives", J. R. Peterson et al. 2009, ApJ 707, 878.
  4. "X-ray Spectroscopy of Cooling Clusters", J. R. Peterson & A. C. Fabian 2006, Physics Reports 427, 1.
  5. "Smoothed Particle Inference: A Kilo-Parametric Method for X-ray Cluster Modeling", J. R. Peterson, P. Marshall, & K. Andersson 2007, ApJ 655, 109.
  6. "Multivariate Monte Carlo Methods for the Reflection Grating Spectrometer on XMM-Newton", J. R. Peterson, J. G. Jernigan, & S. M. Kahn 2004, ApJ 615, 545.
  7. "High Resolution X-ray Spectroscopic Constraints on Cooling-Flow Models for Clusters of Galaxies", J. R. Peterson et al., 2003, ApJ 590, 270.
  8. "X-ray Imaging Spectroscopy of Abell 1835'', J. R. Peterson et al., 2001, A&A 365, 101.
  9. "The Reflection Grating Spectrometer on board XMM-Newton", J. W. den Herder et al. 2001, A&A 365, 7.
  10. "Search for Long-Lived Parents of Z0 Bosons in p bar p Collisions at Sqrt s=1.8 TeV", F. Abe et al, 1998, Phys. Rev. D 58.
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