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Vivienne F. Baldassare

Personal Data

Yale University
Department of Astronomy
Steinbach Hall
52 Hillhouse Ave
New Haven, CT, USA 06511


Email: vivienne.baldassare@yale.edu
Website: viviennebaldassare.com

Employment

September 2017 - present, Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University
Advisor: Marla Geha

Education

May 2017, PhD in Astronomy, University of Michigan
Thesis: “Properties of active galactic nuclei in dwarf galaxies ” | Advisor: Elena Gallo

June 2012, BA in Honors Physics, Hunter College
Thesis: "De-reddening the infrared spectra of L dwarfs” | Advisor: Kelle Cruz

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants

2017, NASA Einstein Fellowship
2017, NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined)
2017, AAS Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize
2016 - 2017, Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan
2013-2016, Rackham Conference Travel Grants (3)
2013; 2016, Rackham Research Grants (2)
2012-2015, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
2012, Joseph A. Gillet Award in Physics, Hunter College
2011-2012, John P. McNulty Scholar, Hunter College
2011, Avon-Tukman Award for Undergraduate Research, Hunter College
2008-2012, Full merit scholarship, Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College

Publications

First-author publications

5. Hubble Space Telescope imaging of the active dwarf galaxy RGG 118
Baldassare, Vivienne F.; Reines, Amy E.; Gallo, Elena; Greene, Jenny, E. 2017, Astrophysical Journal, 850, 196. 

4. X-ray and Ultraviolet properties of AGN in nearby dwarf galaxies
Baldassare, Vivienne F.; Reines, Amy E.; Gallo, Elena; Greene, Jenny, E. 2017, Astrophysical Journal, 836, 20. 

3. Multi-epoch spectroscopy of dwarf galaxies with AGN signatures: identifying sources with persistent broad H-alpha
Baldassare, Vivienne F.; Reines, Amy E.; Gallo, Elena; Greene, Jenny E.; Graur, Or; Geha, Marla; Hainline, Kevin; Carroll, Christopher M.; Hickox, Ryan C. 2016, Astrophysical Journal, 829, 1.

2. A ~50,000 solar mass black hole in the nucleus of RGG 118
Baldassare, Vivienne F.; Reines, Amy E.; Gallo, Elena; Greene, Jenny, E. 2015, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 809, L14.
 
1. AMUSE-Field II: Nucleation fraction in field vs. cluster environment
Baldassare, Vivienne F.; Gallo, Elena; Miller, Brendan P.; Plotkin, Richard M.; Treu, Tommaso; Valluri, Monica; Woo, Jong-Hak, 2014, Astrophysical Journal, 791, 133.

Co-authored publications

6. AGN activity in nucleated galaxies as measured by Chandra
Foord, Adi; Gallo, Elena; Hodges-Kluck, Edmund; Miller, Brendan P.; Baldassare, Vivienne F.; Gnedin, Oleg. 2017, submitted to the Astrophysical Journal.

5. Exploring the role of sub-micron sized dust grains in the atmospheres of red L0-L6 dwarfs
Hiranaka, Kay; Cruz, Kelle L.; Marley, Mark S.; Douglas, Stephanie T.; Baldassare, Vivienne F. 2016, ApJ, 830, 96.

4. Population properties of brown dwarf analogs to exoplanets
Faherty, Jaqueline K.; + 9 co-authors; Baldassare, Vivienne F.; Lemonier, Emily; Rice, Emily L. 2016, ApJS, 225, 10.

3. X-ray constraints on the local supermassive black hole occupation fraction
Miller, Brendan P.; Gallo, Elena; Greene, Jenny E.; Kelly, Brandon C.; Treu, Tommaso; Woo, Jong-Hak; Baldassare, Vivienne F., 2015, ApJ, 799, 98.

2. An Environmental Study of the Ultraluminous X-Ray Source Population in Early-type Galaxies
Plotkin, Richard M.; Gallo, Elena; Miller, Brendan P.; Baldassare, Vivienne F.; Treu, Tommaso; Woo, Jong-Hak, 2014, ApJ, 780, 6.

1. A Multiwavelength Study of a Sample of 70 μm Selected Galaxies in the COSMOS Field. II. The Role of Mergers in Galaxy Evolution
Kartaltepe, Jeyhan S.; + 26 co-authors + Baldassare, V. F.; Fiorenza, S. L., 2010, ApJ, 721, 98.

Successful P.I. Observing Proposals

- Gemini, Gemini North, 2016B, 4 hours
P.I. V. F. 
Baldassare, E. Gallo, A. Reines, J. Greene, M. Geha
"
Optical spectroscopy of dwarf galaxies with active galactic nuclei”

- Magellan, 6.5m Baade Telescope, 2016A, 3 nights
P.I.
V. F. Baldassare, E. Gallo, A. Reines, J. Greene, M. Geha
“Optical spectroscopy of dwarf galaxies with candidate active galactic nuclei”

- Hubble Space Telescope, Cycle 23, 3 orbits with WFC3
P.I.
V. F. Baldassare, A. Reines, E. Gallo, J. Greene
“Studying the nuclear morphology of a dwarf galaxy with a 50,000 solar mass black hole”