Dr. Richard K Barry

Dr. Richard K Barry

  • RSCH AST, STLR GALCTIC&XTRGLTC ASTR
  • 301.286.0664 | 301.286.1753
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 667
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    •  Study Team Member; Developing the Advanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope (ATLAST). Collaborating with a team of 68 scientists with disparate backgrounds to formulate scienti c arguments for a large-aperture space telescope to succeed WFIRST and JWST.Working with team to ascertain the practicable limits of the mission given projected technology evolution.
    •  PI; Conducting a new calculation of the luminosity function for the central Galactic bulge. This work is crucial for the determination of a reliable predicted exoplanet microlensing event rate and will be used to calibrate the success criterion for the WFIRST mission.
    •  Collaborator; Developing a new methodology to removed strong pointing drift and jitter correlated noise in Spitzer warm mission data.
    •  Co-I; Conducting research into simultaneous gravitational microlensing parallax using observations from ground and space-based observatories. Obtained data from the Deep Impact Flyby mission prior to its conclusion. Actively working to conduct a new approach to crowded- eld di erencing photometry with these strongly chromatic and focus-aberated data.
    • PI; Precision High-Altitude Star Camera (PHAST).
    • Chair, Host and SOC/LOC lead; The 19th Annual International Conference on Gravitational Microlensing, Washington D.C., 2015.
    •  Member; Science Analysis Group 11 (SAG11) of Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group. SAG11's purview is the de finition of science analysis, modeling and observations necessary to formulate the exoplanet microlensing component of the WFIRST mission.
    •  Member; Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics (MOA) collaboration, New Zealand and Japan.
    •  Member; RoboNET microlensing collaboration, Las Cumbres Observatory, Santa Barbara, CA.
    •  Member, Program Committee and Science Organizing Committee for the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Space Telescope Conference held in Montreal, Canada in 2014

    Research Interests

    Gravitational Microlensing by Extrasolar Planets

     

    Theoretical Modeling of Gravitational Lens Geometries

     

    Direct observations in gravitational microlensing

     

    Education

    2008 - Ph.D. Physics and Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    2005 MA Physics and Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    1996 MS Electrical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    1989 BS Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    1986 AS Avionics Engineering Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Okinawa, Japan.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Mennesson, B., R. Millan-Gabet, M. M. Colavita, et al. E. Serabyn, P. Hinz, M. Kuchner, W. Liu, R. Barry, C. Stark, S. Ragland, J. Woillez, W. Traub, O. Absil, D. Defrere, J. C. Augereau, and J. Lebreton. 2012. "Keck Interferometer Nuller science highlights." Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, 8445: [10.1117/12.926548]

    Rizzo, M. J., S. A. Rinehart, R. K. Barry, et al. D. J. Benford, D. J. Fixsen, T. Kale, D. T. Leisawitz, R. G. Lyon, E. Mentzell, L. G. Mundy, and R. F. Silverberg. 2012. "Tracking near-infrared fringes on BETTII: a balloon-borne, 8m-baseline interferometer." Optical and Infrared Interferometry III Proceedings of the SPIE, 8445: [Full Text (Link)] [10.1117/12.925593]

    Crow, C. A., L. A. McFadden, T. Robinson, et al. V. S. Meadows, T. A. Livengood, T. Hewagama, R. K. Barry, L. D. Deming, C. M. Lisse, and D. Wellnitz. 2011. "Views from EPOXI: Colors in Our Solar System as an Analog for Extrasolar Planets." The Astrophysical Journal, 729: 130 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/729/2/130]

    Christiansen, J. L., S. Ballard, D. Charbonneau, et al. D. Deming, M. J. Holman, N. Madhusudhan, S. Seager, D. D. Wellnitz, R. K. Barry, T. A. Livengood, T. Hewagama, D. L. Hampton, C. M. Lisse, and M. F. A'Hearn. 2011. "System Parameters, Transit Times, and Secondary Eclipse Constraints of the Exoplanet Systems HAT-P-4, TrES-2, TrES-3, and WASP-3 from the NASA EPOXI Mission of Opportunity." The Astrophysical Journal, 726: 94 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/726/2/94]

    Ballard, S., J. L. Christiansen, D. Charbonneau, et al. D. Deming, M. J. Holman, M. F. A'Hearn, D. D. Wellnitz, R. K. Barry, M. J. Kuchner, T. A. Livengood, T. Hewagama, J. M. Sunshine, D. L. Hampton, C. M. Lisse, S. Seager, and J. F. Veverka. 2011. "A Search for Additional Planets in Five of the Exoplanetary Systems Studied by the NASA EPOXI Mission." The Astrophysical Journal, 732: 41 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/732/1/41]

    Millan-Gabet, R., E. Serabyn, B. Mennesson, et al. W. A. Traub, R. K. Barry, W. C. Danchi, M. Kuchner, C. C. Stark, S. Ragland, M. Hrynevych, J. Woillez, K. Stapelfeldt, G. Bryden, M. M. Colavita, and A. J. Booth. 2011. "Exozodiacal Dust Levels for Nearby Main-sequence Stars: A Survey with the Keck Interferometer Nuller." The Astrophysical Journal, 734: 67 [10.1088/0004-637X/734/1/67]

    Ballard, S., J. L. Christiansen, D. Charbonneau, et al. D. Deming, M. J. Holman, D. Fabrycky, M. F. A'Hearn, D. D. Wellnitz, R. K. Barry, M. J. Kuchner, T. A. Livengood, T. Hewagama, J. M. Sunshine, D. L. Hampton, C. M. Lisse, S. Seager, and J. F. Veverka. 2010. "A Search for Additional Planets in the NASA EPOXI Observations of the Exoplanet System GJ 436." The Astrophysical Journal, 716: 1047 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/716/2/1047]

    Wisniewski, J. P., M. Clampin, K. S. Bjorkman, and R. K. Barry. 2008. "High Spatial Resolution Mid-IR Imaging of V838 Monocerotis: Evidence of New Circumstellar Dust Creation." The Astrophysical Journal, 683: L171 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/591735]

    Barry, R. K., W. C. Danchi, W. A. Traub, et al. J. L. Sokoloski, J. P. Wisniewski, E. Serabyn, M. J. Kuchner, R. Akeson, E. Appleby, J. Bell, A. Booth, H. Brandenburg, M. Colavita, S. Crawford, M. Creech-Eakman, W. Dahl, C. Felizardo, J. Garcia, J. Gathright, M. A. Greenhouse, J. Herstein, E. Hovland, M. Hrynevych, C. Koresko, R. Ligon, B. Mennesson, R. Millan-Gabet, D. Morrison, D. Palmer, T. Panteleeva, S. Ragland, M. Shao, R. Smythe, K. Summers, M. Swain, K. Tsubota, C. Tyau, E. Wetherell, P. Wizinowich, J. Woillez, and G. Vasisht. 2008. "Milliarcsecond N-Band Observations of the Nova RS Ophiuchi: First Science with the Keck Interferometer Nuller." The Astrophysical Journal, 677: 1253 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/529422]

    Lane, B. F., J. L. Sokoloski, R. K. Barry, et al. W. A. Traub, A. Retter, M. W. Muterspaugh, R. R. Thompson, J. A. Eisner, E. Serabyn, and B. Mennesson. 2007. "Interferometric Observations of RS Ophiuchi and the Origin of the Near-Infrared Emission." The Astrophysical Journal, 658: 520 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/511414]

    Brief Bio

    •  Study Team Member; Developing the Advanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope (ATLAST). Collaborating with a team of 68 scientists with disparate backgrounds to formulate scienti c arguments for a large-aperture space telescope to succeed WFIRST and JWST.Working with team to ascertain the practicable limits of the mission given projected technology evolution.
    •  PI; Conducting a new calculation of the luminosity function for the central Galactic bulge. This work is crucial for the determination of a reliable predicted exoplanet microlensing event rate and will be used to calibrate the success criterion for the WFIRST mission.
    •  Collaborator; Developing a new methodology to removed strong pointing drift and jitter correlated noise in Spitzer warm mission data.
    •  Co-I; Conducting research into simultaneous gravitational microlensing parallax using observations from ground and space-based observatories. Obtained data from the Deep Impact Flyby mission prior to its conclusion. Actively working to conduct a new approach to crowded- eld di erencing photometry with these strongly chromatic and focus-aberated data.
    • PI; Precision High-Altitude Star Camera (PHAST).
    • Chair, Host and SOC/LOC lead; The 19th Annual International Conference on Gravitational Microlensing, Washington D.C., 2015.
    •  Member; Science Analysis Group 11 (SAG11) of Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group. SAG11's purview is the de finition of science analysis, modeling and observations necessary to formulate the exoplanet microlensing component of the WFIRST mission.
    •  Member; Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics (MOA) collaboration, New Zealand and Japan.
    •  Member; RoboNET microlensing collaboration, Las Cumbres Observatory, Santa Barbara, CA.
    •  Member, Program Committee and Science Organizing Committee for the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Space Telescope Conference held in Montreal, Canada in 2014

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Mennesson, B., R. Millan-Gabet, M. M. Colavita, et al. E. Serabyn, P. Hinz, M. Kuchner, W. Liu, R. Barry, C. Stark, S. Ragland, J. Woillez, W. Traub, O. Absil, D. Defrere, J. C. Augereau, and J. Lebreton. 2012. "Keck Interferometer Nuller science highlights." Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series 8445 [10.1117/12.926548]

    Rizzo, M. J., S. A. Rinehart, R. K. Barry, et al. D. J. Benford, D. J. Fixsen, T. Kale, D. T. Leisawitz, R. G. Lyon, E. Mentzell, L. G. Mundy, and R. F. Silverberg. 2012. "Tracking near-infrared fringes on BETTII: a balloon-borne, 8m-baseline interferometer." Optical and Infrared Interferometry III Proceedings of the SPIE 8445 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1117/12.925593]

    Crow, C. A., L. A. McFadden, T. Robinson, et al. V. S. Meadows, T. A. Livengood, T. Hewagama, R. K. Barry, L. D. Deming, C. M. Lisse, and D. Wellnitz. 2011. "Views from EPOXI: Colors in Our Solar System as an Analog for Extrasolar Planets." The Astrophysical Journal 729 130 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/729/2/130]

    Christiansen, J. L., S. Ballard, D. Charbonneau, et al. D. Deming, M. J. Holman, N. Madhusudhan, S. Seager, D. D. Wellnitz, R. K. Barry, T. A. Livengood, T. Hewagama, D. L. Hampton, C. M. Lisse, and M. F. A'Hearn. 2011. "System Parameters, Transit Times, and Secondary Eclipse Constraints of the Exoplanet Systems HAT-P-4, TrES-2, TrES-3, and WASP-3 from the NASA EPOXI Mission of Opportunity." The Astrophysical Journal 726 94 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/726/2/94]

    Ballard, S., J. L. Christiansen, D. Charbonneau, et al. D. Deming, M. J. Holman, M. F. A'Hearn, D. D. Wellnitz, R. K. Barry, M. J. Kuchner, T. A. Livengood, T. Hewagama, J. M. Sunshine, D. L. Hampton, C. M. Lisse, S. Seager, and J. F. Veverka. 2011. "A Search for Additional Planets in Five of the Exoplanetary Systems Studied by the NASA EPOXI Mission." The Astrophysical Journal 732 41 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/732/1/41]

    Millan-Gabet, R., E. Serabyn, B. Mennesson, et al. W. A. Traub, R. K. Barry, W. C. Danchi, M. Kuchner, C. C. Stark, S. Ragland, M. Hrynevych, J. Woillez, K. Stapelfeldt, G. Bryden, M. M. Colavita, and A. J. Booth. 2011. "Exozodiacal Dust Levels for Nearby Main-sequence Stars: A Survey with the Keck Interferometer Nuller." The Astrophysical Journal 734 67 [10.1088/0004-637X/734/1/67]

    Ballard, S., J. L. Christiansen, D. Charbonneau, et al. D. Deming, M. J. Holman, D. Fabrycky, M. F. A'Hearn, D. D. Wellnitz, R. K. Barry, M. J. Kuchner, T. A. Livengood, T. Hewagama, J. M. Sunshine, D. L. Hampton, C. M. Lisse, S. Seager, and J. F. Veverka. 2010. "A Search for Additional Planets in the NASA EPOXI Observations of the Exoplanet System GJ 436." The Astrophysical Journal 716 1047 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0004-637X/716/2/1047]

    Wisniewski, J. P., M. Clampin, K. S. Bjorkman, and R. K. Barry. 2008. "High Spatial Resolution Mid-IR Imaging of V838 Monocerotis: Evidence of New Circumstellar Dust Creation." The Astrophysical Journal 683 L171 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/591735]

    Barry, R. K., W. C. Danchi, W. A. Traub, et al. J. L. Sokoloski, J. P. Wisniewski, E. Serabyn, M. J. Kuchner, R. Akeson, E. Appleby, J. Bell, A. Booth, H. Brandenburg, M. Colavita, S. Crawford, M. Creech-Eakman, W. Dahl, C. Felizardo, J. Garcia, J. Gathright, M. A. Greenhouse, J. Herstein, E. Hovland, M. Hrynevych, C. Koresko, R. Ligon, B. Mennesson, R. Millan-Gabet, D. Morrison, D. Palmer, T. Panteleeva, S. Ragland, M. Shao, R. Smythe, K. Summers, M. Swain, K. Tsubota, C. Tyau, E. Wetherell, P. Wizinowich, J. Woillez, and G. Vasisht. 2008. "Milliarcsecond N-Band Observations of the Nova RS Ophiuchi: First Science with the Keck Interferometer Nuller." The Astrophysical Journal 677 1253 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/529422]

    Lane, B. F., J. L. Sokoloski, R. K. Barry, et al. W. A. Traub, A. Retter, M. W. Muterspaugh, R. R. Thompson, J. A. Eisner, E. Serabyn, and B. Mennesson. 2007. "Interferometric Observations of RS Ophiuchi and the Origin of the Near-Infrared Emission." The Astrophysical Journal 658 520 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/511414]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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