Dr. Ori Fox, Post-Doc


I am a postdoc working with Alex Filippenko and his group.  My research includes supernovae and their progenitors, as well as other transient events.  I also work on instrumentation, with a focus on infrared sensors and technologies.

Research Interests

-Supernovae; Dust; CSM Interaction; Shock Breakout

-Supernovae Progenitors

-GRB characterization and explosion mechanism

-GRBs as probes of reionization

-Infrared Detectors & Instrumentation; RATIR

-UPDATE: SN 2014J!  The Closest Reddened Type Ia Supernova of *MY* Lifetime.  See the KAIT discovery sequence animated GIF to the right.  A nice press release summary here.

RATIR UNAM Website: http://ratir.astroscu.unam.mx/public/

email: ofox[at]berkeley.edu

mail: Astronomy Department

B-20 Hearst Field Annex #3411

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720-3411


2003: B.A., Boston University

2010: Ph.D., University of Virginia

2010 - 2012 : NPP Fellow, NASA Goddard

2012: Postdoc at Berkeley

Selected Publications  (Full ADS Listing)

Zheng, W., et al. 2014, “Estimating the First-Light Time of the Type Ia Supernova 2014J in M82.” Submitted to ApJL, arXiv:1401.7968.

Fox, O. D. & Filippenko, A. V. 2013, “The Late-Time Rebrightening of Type Ia SN 2005gj in the Mid-Infrared.” ApJL, 772, 6.

Littlejohns, O. M., et al. 2013, “Identifying High-Redshift GRBs with RATIR” AJ, Submitted, arXiv:1312.3967.  [Fourth RATIR Paper]

Van Dyk, S. D., et al. 2013, “The Type IIb Supernova 2013df and Its Cool Supergiant Progenitor.” AJ, In Press, arXiv:1312.3984.  [Third RATIR Paper]

Donato, D., et al. 2013, “A Tidal Disruption Event in a Nearby Galaxy Hosting an Intermediate Mass Black Hole.” ApJ, In Press, arXiv:1311.6162.  [Second RATIR Paper]

Zheng, W., et al. 2013, “The Very Young Type Ia Supernova 2013dy: Discovery, and Strong Carbon Absorption in Early-Time Spectra.” ApJL, 778, L15.

Kelly, P. L., et al. 2013, “Evidence that GRB 130702A Exploded in a Dwarf Satellite of a Massive Galaxy.” ApJL, 775, 5.

Silverman, J. M. et al. 2013, “SN 2000cx and SN 2013bh: Extremely Rare, Nearly Twin SNe Ia.” MNRAS, 436, 1225.  [First RATIR Paper]

Van Dyk, S. et al. 2013, “The Progenitor of Supernova 2011dh Has Vanished.” ApJL, 772, 32.

Fox, O. D., et al. 2013, “Late-Time Circumstellar Interaction in a Spitzer Selected Sample of Type IIn Supernovae.” AJ, 146, 2.

Childress, M. J., et al. 2013, “Spectroscopic Observations of SN 2012fr: A Luminous Normal Type Ia Supernova with Early High Velocity Features and Late Velocity Plateau,” ApJ, 770, 29.

Fox, O. D., et al. 2012, “Performance and Calibration of H2RG Detectors and SIDECAR ASICs for the RATIR Camera,” in [High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V], Proc. Of SPIE, 8453, 59.

Butler, N. R., et al. 2012, “First light With RATIR: An Automated 6-band Optical/NIR Imaging Camera,” in [Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV], Proc. of SPIE 8446, 34.

Fox, O. D., et al. 2011, “A Spitzer Survey for Dust in Type IIn Supernovae,” ApJ, 741, 7.

Fox, O. D., et al. 2010, “Disentangling the Origin and Heating Mechanism of Supernova Dust: Late-Time Spitzer Spectroscopy of the Type IIn SN 2005ip,” ApJ, 725, 1768.

Foley, R. J., et al., including Fox, O. D. 2009, "The Diversity of Massive Star Outbursts I: Observations of SN 2009ip, UGC 2773 OT2009-1, and Their Progenitors," ApJ, 732, 32.

A M. Soderberg, et al., including Fox, O. D. 2009, "Discovery of a Relativistic Supernova Without a Gamma-ray Trigger," Nature, 463, 513.

Fox, O. D., et al. 2009, "Near-Infrared Photometry of the Type IIn SN 2005ip: The Case for Dust Condensation," ApJ, 691, 650.

Fox, O. D., et al. 2009, "The Fe 55 X-Ray Energy Response of Mercury Cadmium Telluride Near-Infrared Detector Arrays." PASP, 121, 743.  (Please cite this refereed version, although SPIE version below currently most cited.)

Fox, O. D., et al. 2008, "The 55Fe X-ray Energy Response of Mercury Cadmium Telluride Near-Infrared Detector Arrays." Proc. of SPIE, 7021, 702123.

Rauscher, B. J., et al., including Fox, O. D. 2008, "James Webb Space Telescope Near-Infrared Spectrograph: dark performance of the first flight candidate detector arrays." Proc. of SPIE, 7021, 702124.

Rauscher, B. J., Fox, O. D., et al. 2007, "Detectors for the James Webb Space Telescope Near-Infrared Spectrograph." PASP, 119, 768R.

Nelson, M., Bush , M., Skrutskie, M., Kanneganti, S., Park, C., Fox, O. D. 2006, "Development of Extended Wavelength Response InGaAs Detectors for Astronomical Applications." Proc. of SPIE, 6276, 62761R.