Dr. Kimberly A Weaver

Dr. Kimberly A Weaver

  • (AST, FIELDS & PARTICLES)
  • 301.286.4256 | 301.286.0250
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 662
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Positions/Employment

    9/2010 - Present

    Astrophysicist, X-ray astrophysics lab

    NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    2/2006 - 9/2010

    Associate Director for Science, Astrophysics Division

    NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    9/2004 - 2/2006

    Program Scientist at NASA Headquarters for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

    NASA, Washington, D.C.
    7/1998 - 9/2004

    Astrophysicist

    NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    2/1996 - 7/1998

    Associate Research Scientist

    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    8/1993 - 2/1996

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Penn State University, State College, PA

    Education

    1993 - Ph.D., Astronomy, The University of Maryland at College Park. Thesis title: "The Complex Broad-band X-ray Spectra of Seyfert Galaxies"

    1990 - M.S., Astronomy, The University of Maryland at College Park

    1987 - B.S., Physics, West Virginia University

    Awards

    2011: West Virginia University Academy of Distinguished Alumni

    2009: Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award in Outreach

    2009: Distinguished Alumna Award from the University of Maryland Astronomy Department

    2007: Alumni Recognition Award from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University

    1996: Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE), NASA Awardee

    Publications

    Refereed

    Berghea, C. T., R. P. Dudik, K. A. Weaver, and T. R. Kallman. 2010. "The First Detection of [O IV] from an Ultraluminous X-ray Source with Spitzer II Evidence for High Luminosity in Holmberg II ULX." The Astrophysical Journal, 708: 364 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/708/1/364]

    Berghea, C. T., R. P. Dudik, K. A. Weaver, and T. R. Kallman. 2010. "The First Detection of [O IV] from an Ultraluminous X-Ray Source with Spitzer I Observational Results for Holmberg II ULX." The Astrophysical Journal, 708: 354 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/708/1/354]

    Weaver, K. A., M. Meléndez, R. F. Mushotzky, et al. S. Kraemer, K. Engle, E. Malumuth, J. Tueller, C. Markwardt, C. T. Berghea, R. P. Dudik, L. M. Winter, and L. Armus. 2010. "Mid-infrared Properties of the Swift Burst Alert Telescope Active Galactic Nuclei Sample of the Local Universe. I. Emission-line Diagnostics." The Astrophysical Journal, 716 (2): 1151-1165 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/716/2/1151]

    Mattson, B. J., K. A. Weaver, and C. S. Reynolds. 2007. "Possible X-Ray Diagnostic for Jet/Disk Dominance in Type 1 AGNs." The Astrophysical Journal, 664: 101 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/518783]

    Colbert, E. J., D. K. Strickland, S. Veilleux, and K. A. Weaver. 2005. "Extranuclear X-Ray Emission in the Edge-on Seyfert Galaxy NGC 2992." The Astrophysical Journal, 628: 113 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/430734]

    Strickland, D. K., T. M. Heckman, K. A. Weaver, C. G. Hoopes, and M. Dahlem. 2002. "Chandra Observations of NGC 253 II On the Origin of Diffuse X-Ray Emission in the Halos of Starburst Galaxies." The Astrophysical Journal, 568: 689 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/338889]

    Weaver, K. A., J. Gelbord, and T. Yaqoob. 2001. "Variable Iron Kα Lines in Seyfert 1 Galaxies." The Astrophysical Journal, 550: 261 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/319713]

    Weaver, K. A., T. M. Heckman, and M. Dahlem. 2000. "An X-Ray MiniSurvey of Nearby Edge-on Starburst Galaxies II The Question of Metal Abundance." The Astrophysical Journal, 534: 684 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/308786]

    Strickland, D. K., T. M. Heckman, K. A. Weaver, and M. Dahlem. 2000. "Chandra Observations of NGC 253: New Insights into the Nature of Starburst-driven Superwinds." The Astronomical Journal, 120: 2965 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/316846]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Berghea, C. T., R. P. Dudik, K. A. Weaver, and T. R. Kallman. 2010. "The First Detection of [O IV] from an Ultraluminous X-ray Source with Spitzer II Evidence for High Luminosity in Holmberg II ULX." The Astrophysical Journal 708 364 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/708/1/364]

    Berghea, C. T., R. P. Dudik, K. A. Weaver, and T. R. Kallman. 2010. "The First Detection of [O IV] from an Ultraluminous X-Ray Source with Spitzer I Observational Results for Holmberg II ULX." The Astrophysical Journal 708 354 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/708/1/354]

    Weaver, K. A., M. Meléndez, R. F. Mushotzky, et al. S. Kraemer, K. Engle, E. Malumuth, J. Tueller, C. Markwardt, C. T. Berghea, R. P. Dudik, L. M. Winter, and L. Armus. 2010. "Mid-infrared Properties of the Swift Burst Alert Telescope Active Galactic Nuclei Sample of the Local Universe. I. Emission-line Diagnostics." The Astrophysical Journal 716 (2): 1151-1165 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/716/2/1151]

    Mattson, B. J., K. A. Weaver, and C. S. Reynolds. 2007. "Possible X-Ray Diagnostic for Jet/Disk Dominance in Type 1 AGNs." The Astrophysical Journal 664 101 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/518783]

    Colbert, E. J., D. K. Strickland, S. Veilleux, and K. A. Weaver. 2005. "Extranuclear X-Ray Emission in the Edge-on Seyfert Galaxy NGC 2992." The Astrophysical Journal 628 113 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/430734]

    Strickland, D. K., T. M. Heckman, K. A. Weaver, C. G. Hoopes, and M. Dahlem. 2002. "Chandra Observations of NGC 253 II On the Origin of Diffuse X-Ray Emission in the Halos of Starburst Galaxies." The Astrophysical Journal 568 689 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/338889]

    Weaver, K. A., J. Gelbord, and T. Yaqoob. 2001. "Variable Iron Kα Lines in Seyfert 1 Galaxies." The Astrophysical Journal 550 261 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/319713]

    Weaver, K. A., T. M. Heckman, and M. Dahlem. 2000. "An X-Ray MiniSurvey of Nearby Edge-on Starburst Galaxies II The Question of Metal Abundance." The Astrophysical Journal 534 684 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/308786]

    Strickland, D. K., T. M. Heckman, K. A. Weaver, and M. Dahlem. 2000. "Chandra Observations of NGC 253: New Insights into the Nature of Starburst-driven Superwinds." The Astronomical Journal 120 2965 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/316846]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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