Student Collaborations

Phil usually works with an undergraduate student each summer through the NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at NAU/Lowell. The work usually leads to at least one published paper with the student, plus attendance at a meeting by the student to present our results. Students that have worked with Phil in Flagstaff:

Summer Student Project Meeting Attended Publication
2017 Locke Patton Lucke-Hodge 41 To be finished by 2018 REU
2016 Madeleine Beck Red supergiants in M33 Grapevine AAS meeting (Jan 2017) Massey et al 2017, in The Lives and Death-Throes of Massive Stars, IAU 329, 161; "The RSG Content of M33," in prep.
2015, 2016 Kate Evans Red supergiants in M31 Orlando AAS meeting (Jan 2016) and Grapevine AAS meeting (Jan 2017) Evans & Massey 2015, "The Discovery of a Runaway Red Supergiants In M31," Astronomical Journal, 150, 149; and Massey & Evans 2016, ``The Red Supergiant Content of M31," ApJ, 826, 224
2014 Brian Barandi Red Supergiants in the Magellanic Clouds Seattle AAS Meeting (Jan 2015) Project currently being finsihed by Kate Evans
2012 Monica Herzog Massive stars in NGC 3603 Long Beach AAS Meeting (Jan 2013) To be finished by 2018 REU
2011 Brianna Smart Spectral Types of Stars in M31 and M33 Austin AAS Meeting (Jan 2012) Massey, Neugent, & Smart 2016, Astronomical Journal, 152, 62
2010 Joanna Taylor OI 7774 in Yellow Supergiants Seattle AAS Meeting (Jan 2011) ---
2009, 2010 Kathryn Neugent Physical Properites of O-type Clouds: CMFGEN vs FASTWIND Washington DC AAS Meeting (Jan 2010); Boston AAS Meeting (May 2011) (1) Neugent et al. (2010) "Yellow Supergiants in the SMC, ApJ, 719, 1784. (2) The Spectrum of the Night Sky Over Kitt Peak: Changes Over Two Decades", PASP, 122, 1246; (3) Neugeht & Massey 2011, "The Wolf-Rayet Content of M33", ApJ, 733, 123
2008, 2010 Maria Drout F and G Supergiants in M31 Pasadena Cool/Hot Workshop (Nov 2008); Long Beach AAS Meeting (Jan 2009) (1) Drout et al. 2009, "Yellow Supergiants in the Andromeda Galaxy (M31)", Astrophysical Journal, 703, 441 (2) Drout & Massey (2010), "Filling in the Yellow Void: A Census of F and G Supergiants in M31", in Hot and Cool: Bridging Gaps in Massive Star Evolution, ASP Conference Series, 51
2007 Amanda Zangari The Physical Properties of O-type in the Magellan Clouds Stars Austin AAS Meeting 209, Austin, TX (Jan '08) (1) Massey et al. 2009, Astrophysical Journal, 692, 618 (2) Melena et al. 2008, Astronomical Journal, 135 878
2006 Taylor McNeill A Search for H-alpha Emission Stars in M31/M33 Seattle AAS Meeting 207 (Jan '07) (1) Massey et al 2007, Astronomical Journal, 134, 2474; (2) Massey et al. 2007 Astronomical Journal, 133, 2393
2005 Erin Darnell Eclipsing O Stars in Clusters ; Morrell et al. 2007
2004 Emily Levesque The Effective Temperature Scale of Galactic Red Supergiants San Diego AAS Meeting 205 (Jan '05); Washington DC AAS Meeting 207 (Jan '06) (1) Levesque et al 2005, Astrophysical Journal, 628, 973; (2) Massey et al. Astrophysical Journal 634, 1286; (3) Levesque et al. 2006, Astrophysical Journal, 645, 1102 (4) Here is an interview with Emily
2003 Wayne Schlingman Photometry of stars in M33 Atlanta AAS Meeting 203 Jan '04 Massey et al. 2006, Astronomical Journal, 131, 2478
2001, 2002 Shadrian Holmes Wolf-Rayet Stars in IC10 Albuquerque AAS Meeting 200 June '02 2002 Astrophysical Journal 580, L35
2001 Julia Vukovich Massive Binaries in the R136 Cluster ; 2002 Astrophysical Journal 565, 982
2000 Alaine Duffy Search for Wolf-Rayet Stars in the SMC San Diego AAS Meeting 197 Jan '01 2001 Astrophysical Journal 550, 713
1999 Cathy Slesnick A Modern Study of h and Chi Persei Atlanta AAS Meeting 195 Jan '00 Slesnick, Hillenbrand, & Massey, 2002 Astrophysical Journal 576, 880
1998 Elizabeth Waterhouse The Progenitor Masses of Wolf-Rayet Stars and Luminous Blue Variables Determined from Cluster Turn-offs. ; 2001 Astronomical Journal 121, 1050 and 2000 Astronomical Journal 119, 2214
1996 Valorie Burkholder The 'Mass Discrepancy' for Massive Stars Toronto AAS Meeting 189 Jan '97 1997 Astrophysical Journal 490, 328
1995 Olivia Johnson Survey for Wolf-Rayet Stars in M33 1998 Astrophysical Journal 505, 793
1994 Kelsey Johnson The IMF and Massive Star Evolution in the OB Associations of the Northern Milky Way Tucson AAS Meeting 185 Jan '95 1995 Astrophysical Journal 454, 151
1993 C. C. Lang The Initial Mass Function of the Magellanic Clouds ; 1995 Astrophysical Journal 438, 188

A few of the other summer students Phil has been priviledged to work with: