Molly S. Peeples

AURA Assistant Astronomer

molly [at] stsci [dot] edu


Space Telescope Science Institute

3700 San Martin Drive

Baltimore, MD 21218


Office N420

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Postdoctoral Researcher, STScI, 2013–2014.
Center for Galaxy Evolution Fellow, UCLA, 2010–2013.
Ph.D. in Astronomy from Ohio State, 2010. Dissertation advisor: David Weinberg.  Dissertation title: "From Galaxies to the Intergalactic Medium" 
M.S. in Astronomy from Ohio State, 2007.
S.B. in Course VIII (Physics) from M.I.T., 2005. Thesis advisor: Paul Schechter.
Thesis title: "Gravitationally lensed image simulations for the study of the substructure in galaxy clusters"http://www.stsci.edu/http://www.cge.uci.edu/http://astro.ucla.edu/http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/http://www.osu.edu/http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~dhwhttp://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/http://www.osu.edu/http://web.mit.edu/physics/http://web.mit.edu/shapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1shapeimage_2_link_2shapeimage_2_link_3shapeimage_2_link_4shapeimage_2_link_5shapeimage_2_link_6shapeimage_2_link_7shapeimage_2_link_8shapeimage_2_link_9

19. Evolution of the atomic and molecular gas content of galaxies in dark matter haloes; Popping, Behroozi, and Peeples (2014) MNRAS, submitted; arXiv:1409.1574 [ astro-ph | voxCharta ]


18. The COS-Dwarfs Survey: The Carbon Reservoir Around sub-L* Galaxies; Bordoloi, Tumlinson, Werk, Oppenheimer, Peeples, Prochaska, Tripp, Katz, Davé, Fox, Thom, Ford, Weinberg, Burchett, Kollmeier (2014) ApJ, submitted; arXiv:1406.0509 [ astro-ph | voxCharta ]


17. The Photon Underproduction Crisis; Kollmeier, Weinberg, Oppenheimer, Haardt, Katz, Davé, Fardal, Madau, Danforth, Ford, Peeples, McEwen (2014) ApJL, 789, 32  [ astro-ph | ADS | voxCharta | press release ]


16. A Framework for Empirical Galaxy Phenomenology: The Scatter in Galaxy Ages and Stellar Metallicities; Muñoz and Peeples (2014) MNRAS, submitted; arXiv:1404.1915 [ astro-ph | voxCharta | wordle ]


15. The COS-Halos Survey: Physical Conditions and Baryonic Mass in the Low-Redshift Circumgalactic Medium; Werk, Prochaska, Tumlinson, Peeples, Tripp, Fox, Lehner, Thom, O’Meara, Ford, Bordoloi, Katz, Tejos, Oppenheimer, Davé, Weinberg (2014) ApJ, 792, 8 [ astro-ph | ADS | voxCharta ]


14. A Budget and Accounting of Metals at z~0: Results from the COS-Halos Survey; Peeples, Werk, Tumlinson, Oppenheimer, Prochaska, Katz, & Weinberg (2013) ApJ, 768, 54 [ astro-ph | ADS | voxCharta | blog post ]


13. The COS-Halos Survey: An Empirical Description of the Metal-Line Absorption in the Low-Redshift Circumgalactic Medium; Werk, Prochaska, Thom, Tumlinson, Tripp, O’Meara, & Peeples (2013) ApJS, 204, 17 [ astro-ph | ADS ]


12. An empirical prediction for stellar metallicity distributions in nearby galaxies; Peeples and Somerville (2013) MNRAS, 428, 1766 [ astro-ph | ADS | wordle ]


11. Not Dead Yet: Cool Circumgalactic Gas in the Halos of Early Type Galaxies; Thom, Tumlinson, Werk, Prochaska, Oppenheimer, Peeples, Tripp, Katz, O’Meara, Ford, Dave, Sembach, & Weinberg (2012) ApJL, 758, 41 [ astro-ph | ADS | wordle ]


10. The Large, Oxygen-Rich Halos of Star-Forming Galaxies Are A Major Reservoir of Galactic Metals; Tumlinson, Thom, Werk, Prochaska, Tripp, Weinberg, Peeples, O’Meara, Oppenheimer, Meiring, Katz, Davé, Ford, & Sembach (2011) Science, 334, 948 [ astro-ph | ADS | Science | wordle ]


9. Constraints on star formation driven galaxy winds from the mass-metallicity relation at z=0; Peeples and Shankar (2011), MNRAS, 417, 2962 [ astro-ph | ADS | wordle ]


8. Pressure Support vs. Thermal Broadening in the Lyman-α Forest I: Effects of the Equation of State on Longitudinal Structure; Peeples, Weinberg, Davé, Fardal, & Katz (2010) MNRAS, 404, 1281 [ astro-ph | ADS | wordle ]


7. Pressure Support vs. Thermal Broadening in the Lyman-α Forest II: Effects of the Equation of State on Transverse Structure; Peeples, Weinberg, Davé, Fardal, & Katz (2010) MNRAS, 404, 1295 [ astro-ph | ADS | wordle ]


6. Outliers from the Mass–Metallicity Relation II: A Sample of Massive Metal-Poor Galaxies from SDSS; Peeples, Pogge, & Stanek (2009), ApJ, 695, 259. [ astro-ph | ADS | high-res | wordle ]


5. Outliers from the Mass–Metallicity Relation I: A Sample of Metal-Rich Dwarf Galaxies from SDSS; Peeples, Pogge, & Stanek (2008) ApJ, 685, 904. [ astro-ph | ADS | high-res | wordle ]


4. A Study of Stellar Photometric Variability Within the Central 4 pc of the Galactic Center with Infrared Image Subtraction; Peeples, Stanek, & DePoy (2007) AcA, 57, 173. [ astro-ph | ADS | wordle ]


3. The Nature of the Variable Galactic Center Source GCIRS 16SW Revisited: A Massive Eclipsing Binary; Peeples et al. (2007) ApJL, 654, 61L. [ astro-ph | ADS | wordle ]


2. The Shear TEsting Programme 2: Factors affecting high precision weak lensing analyses; Massey et al. (2007) MNRAS, 376, 13. [ astro-ph | ADS ]


1. The Connection between Barstrength and Circumnuclear Dust Structure; Peeples and Martini (2006) ApJ, 652, 1097. [ astro-ph | ADS | high-res figures | wordle ]




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