Scott D Barthelmy

Scott D Barthelmy

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  • Mail Code: 661.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Curriculum Vitae

    Brief Bio

    Came to GSFC in 1985 from PhD thesis at Washington U (StLouis).
    Worked on gamma-ray spectroscopy with hi-resolution Ge spectrometer
    (the GRIS balloon instrument);
    and GRB research (the Rapidly Moving telescope project).
    Continued the GRB work using CGRO-BATSE data, and created
    the BATSE Coordinates Distribution Network (BACODINE),
    which then expanded in the GRB Coordinates Network (GCN)
    with the addition of many other GRB-constributing missions.
    Then started CdZnTe detector technology development
    which ended up in the detector array for the Swift-BAT instrument.


    Gamma-ray Bursts.
    Gamma-ray Spectroscopy.


    Current: Lead Scientist, Swift-BAT instrument.
    PI of the GCN.

    Previous: Development of the Swift MidEx mission.
    Development of InFOCuS balloon instrument.
    Rapid optical follow-up observations of GRBs.
    Development of CdZnTe & CdTe detector technology
    (planar, strip & pixel).
    Design, development, and flights of a Hi-Z Hi-Energy
    Cosmic Ray balloon instrument.
    Gamma-ray spectroscopy of astrophysical sources
    with GRIS.


    1976-1985 PhD Physics Washington University, thesis:
    "Abundances and Energy Spectra
    of High Energy Heavy Cosmic-Ray Nuclei"
    1972-1976 BSc Physics. Case Western Reserve U.


    Barthelmy, S. et al., "Unravelling the origin of short gamma-ray bursts", Nature, (submitted 10aug05)

    Barthelmy, S.; Burst Alert telescope (BAT) on Swift"; Space Sci. Rev., v???, pp ???, 2005

    Barthelmy, S.; Burst Alert telescope (BAT) on the Swift MidEx mission"; SPIE, v5168, pp 175-189, 2004.

    Gehrel, N., ..., Barthelmy,... et al; "The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission"; ApJ, 611, 1005-1020, 2004.

    Akerlof, C.,...Barthelmy, ... et al.; "Rapid Optical Follow-up Observations of SGR Events with ROTSE-I"; ApJ, 542, pp 251, 2000.

    Akerlof, C, .. Barthelmy, ... et al.; "Prompt Optical Observations of Gamma-Ray Bursts"; ApJ, 532L, pp 25, 2000.

    Schaefer, B.E., ..., Barthelmy, ... et al.; "Discovery of the Optical Transient of GRB 990308"; ApJL, 524L, L103, 20 Oct 1999.

    More than 100 GCN Circulars in 2004-2005.

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