Marshall, Jennifer individual record
Assistant Professor
overview

Jennifer Marshall is an astronomical instrument builder in the Munnerlyn Astronomical Instrumentation Lab and has led the group's activities in several large collaborations, including the Dark Energy Survey and the HETDEX project. She is now the co-PI of GMACS, the wide field multi-object spectrograph that will be a first-light instrument for the Giant Magellan Telescope. Her scientific interests include the study of near-field cosmology, specifically using metal-poor stars found in the halo of the Milky Way to better understand the formation mechanisms of the Galaxy and of the Universe as a whole. She is also the PI of the REU Site in Astronomical Research and Instrumentation at Texas A&M, which brings talented undergraduates from other universities to conduct scientific research with Texas A&M astronomers each summer.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles293
  • Ferguson, P. S., Shipp, N., Drlica-Wagner, A., Li, T. S., Cerny, W., Tavangar, K., ... Yanny, B. (2022). DELVE-ing into the Jet: A Thin Stellar Stream on a Retrograde Orbit at 30 kpc. The Astronomical Journal. 163(1), 18-18.
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  • Adhikari, S., Shin, T., Jain, B., Hilton, M., Baxter, E., Chang, C., ... Vale, L. R. (2021). Probing Galaxy Evolution in Massive Clusters Using ACT and DES: Splashback as a Cosmic Clock. The Astrophysical Journal. 923(1), 37-37.
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  • Bernardinelli, P. H., Bernstein, G. M., Montet, B. T., Weryk, R., Wainscoat, R., Aguena, M., ... Zhang, Y. (2021). C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein): The Nearly Spherical Cow of Comets. The Astrophysical Journal Letters. 921(2), l37-L37.
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  • Lim, D., Koch-Hansen, A. J., Hansen, C. J., Lépine, S., Marshall, J. L., Wilkinson, M. I., & Peñarrubia, J. (2021). Chemodynamics of metal-poor wide binaries in the Galactic halo: Association with the Sequoia event. Astronomy & Astrophysics. 655, a26-A26.
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  • Cantu, S. A., Pace, A. B., Marshall, J., Strigari, L. E., Crnojevic, D., Simon, J. D., ... Wilkinson, R. D. (2021). A Deeper Look at DES Dwarf Galaxy Candidates: Grus i and Indus ii. The Astrophysical Journal. 916(2), 81-81.
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Conference Papers66
  • Pak, S., DePoy, D. L., Marshall, J. L., Schmidt, L. M., Papovich, C., Froning, C. S., ... Scowen, P. A. (2020). Giant Magellan Telescope Multi-object Astronomical and Cosmological Spectrograph (GMACS): conceptual design. Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019, Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019. 11203, 1120308-1120308-2.
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  • Spencer, R., Balderrama, E., Damm, G., Fowler, J., Good, J., Hill, G. J., ... Peterson, T. (2019). VIRUS: the instrument infrastructure to support the deployment and upkeep of 156 spectrographs at the Hobby-Eberly Telescope. Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III. 10706, 107066r.
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  • DePoy, D. L., Marshall, J. L., Gardner, L., Schmidt, L. M., Kim, D., Torregosa, M., ... Gomez, M. (2018). Characterization of the reflectivity of various black materials II. Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III. 10706, 107065e.
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  • Schmidt, L. M., Kim, D., Torregosa, M., DePoy, D. L., Gardner, L., Marshall, J. L., ... Gomez, M. (2018). Characterization of the reflectivity of various white materials. Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III. 10706, 107065f.
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  • Gruendl, R. A., Tucker, D. L., Bocquet, S., Ferte, A., Friswell, I., Furnell, K. E., ... Kremin, A. (2018). Dark energy survey operations: years 4 and 5. Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VII, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VII. 10704, 107040d.
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Repository Documents / Preprints1
  • Quinn, D. P., Wilkinson, M. I., Irwin, M. J., Marshall, J., Koch, A., & Belokurov, V. (2009). On the reported death of the MACHO era. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters.
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chaired theses and dissertations
Email
jlm076@tamu.edu
First Name
Jennifer
Last Name
Marshall
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Physics And Astronomy; 4242 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4242
USA