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«Ph.D. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1999 Education M.S. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1996 S.B. Physics, Massachusetts ...»

Jennifer L. Sokoloski

Curriculum Vitae

Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory

550 W 120th Street, 1027 Pupin Hall

Columbia University

New York, New York 10027, U.S.A.

jeno@astro.columbia.edu, (212) 854-8322

Ph.D. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1999

Education

M.S. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1996

S.B. Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989

Accretion & Jets

Scientific •

Accreting White Dwarfs

Interests •

Stellar Explosions

• Supernovae used in Cosmology • NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003 - 2007.

Research Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (with S. Kenyon) Experience and Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory (with F. Paerels).

NSF International Research Fellow and Visiting Scientist, 2000 - 2003.

University of Southampton, UK (with P. Charles) and Harvard-Smithsonian CfA (with S. Kenyon).

Graduate Student, U. C. Berkeley, 8/1993–12/1999. Ph.D. thesis:

Magnetism and Rapid Photometric Variability in Symbiotic Binary Stars. Advisor: L. Bildsten.

Graduate Student, Princeton University, 8/1991–8/1993.

Research Assistant, Space Telecsope Science Institute and ISAS, Japan, 6/1989–8/1991, (with C. M. Urry).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate thesis: Fourier Analysis of Seyfert Galaxy X-ray Variability. Advisor: C. Canizares.

Invited speaker, A Population Explosion: The Nature and Evolution of Talks & X-ray Binaries in Diverse Environments, October 28 – November 2, Colloquia 2007, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida Invited speaker, Asymmetrical Planetary Nebulae IV, June 18-22, 2007, La Palma, Canary Islands Invited speaker, Paths to Exploding Stars: Accretion and Eruption, March, 2007, KITP, Santa Barbara Invited speaker, Evolution and chemistry of symbiotic stars, binary postAGB and related objects, August, 2006, Wierzba, Poland Invited speaker, JINA Workshop on Classical Novae and Type Ia Supernovae, May, 2005, Santa Barbara, CA Invited speaker, EuroConference on Symbiotic Stars Probing Stellar Evolution, May, 2002, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain Other invited talks and colloquia include: National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Columbia University, Rutgers University, NASA Goddard, Bowdoin College, Naval Research Lab, South African Astronomical Observatory, University of Southampton, University of Amsterdam, and Utrecht University.

Selected for contributed talks: “Compact Binaries in the Galaxy and Beyond”, La Paz, Mexica, 2003; “The Astrophysics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects”, Strasbourg, France, 2004; and “Six Years of Science with Chandra”, Cambridge, MA, 2005.

Fellowships NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003-2007 and Awards NSF International Research Fellow, 2000-2001 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, 1995/1996 Department of Education Fellowship, 1993/1994 and 1994/1995 Princeton President’s Fellowship, 1991/1992 and 1992/1993 Sigma Pi Sigma undergraduate physics honor society, 1988/1989 Professional Scientific Organizing Committee, RS Ophiuchi (2006) and the Recurrent Nova Phenomenon, Keele, UK, June, 2007 Service

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Tutoring in differential equations (Fall 1991), 1st year graduate-level physics (E&M, mechanics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics;

Summer 1995), and stellar structure (Fall 1996).

PI for NASA-funded project “Rockets to Stars: Encouraging Advocacy Girls’ Interest in Astronomy and Technology”, 2006 for Women Moderator, CfA-sponsored panel discussion: The Challenges and Rewards for Women in Science, November, 2005 Member, U.S. Delegation, IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, March 2002 Eyes to the Future Science Mentor for Girls, 2001/2002,2002/2003 SWPS Mentor for Berkeley women physics majors, 1997/1998 Founding member, Princeton Grad Women’s Alliance, 1991 Founding member, Association for Women Students at MIT, 1989

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1. “The Nature of the Hard-X-Ray Emitting Symbiotic Star RT Cru”, Refereed G. J. M. Luna & J. L. Sokoloski, 2007, submitted to ApJ Publications 2. “An Expanding Shell and Synchrotron Jet in RS Ophiuchi”, M. P.

Rupen, A. J. Mioduszewski, & J. L. Sokoloski, 2007, submitted to ApJ 3. “Interferometric Observations of V1663 Aql (Nova Aql 2005)”, B. F.

Lane, A. Retter, J. A. Eisner, M. W. Muterspaugh, R. R. Thompson, & J. L. Sokoloski, 2007, ApJ, in press

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5. “Interferometric Observations of RS Ophiuchi and the Origin of the Near-IR Emission”, B. F. Lane, J. L. Sokoloski, R. K. Barry, W. A.

Traub, A. Retter, M. W. Muterspaugh, R. R. Thompson, J. A. Eisner, E.

Serabyn, and B. Mennesson, 2007, ApJ, 658, 520 6. “Discovery of Rapid Hard X-ray Variability and New Jet Activity in the Symbiotic Binary R Aqr”, J. S. Nichols, J. DePasquale, E. Kellogg, C.

S. Anderson, J. L. Sokoloski, & J. Pedelty, 2007, ApJ, 660, 651

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8. “Novae as a Mechanism for Producing Cavities around the Progenitors of SN 2002ic and Other Type Ia Supernovae”, W. M. Wood-Vasey & J.

L. Sokoloski, 2006, ApJ, 645, L53 9. “A ’Combination Nova’ Outburst in Z Andromedae: Nuclear Shell Burning Triggered by a Disk Instability”, J. L. Sokoloski, S. J. Kenyon, B. R. Espey, Charles D. Keyes, S. R. McCandliss, A. K. H. Kong, J. P.





Aufdenberg, A. V. Filippenko, W. Li, C. Brocksopp, Christian R. Kaiser, P. A. Charles, & M. P. Rupen, 2006, ApJ, 636, 1002 10. “Is GRS 1915+105 A Microquasar?”, Christian R. Kaiser, J. L.

Sokoloski, Katherine F. Gunn, & Catherine Brocksopp, 2005, Ap&SS, 300, 283, astro-ph/0409669 11. “Discovery of a redshifted X-ray emission line in the symbiotic neutronstar binary 4U 1700+24”, A. Tiengo, D. K. Galloway, T. di Salvo, M.

M´ndez, J. M. Miller, J. L. Sokoloski, & M. van der Klis, 2005, A&A, e 441, 283 12. “The INT Photometric Hα Survey of the Northern Galactic Plane (IPHAS)”, J. E. Drew and 34 coauthors, including J. L. Sokoloski, 2005, MNRAS, 362, 753 13. “An X-Ray Jet from a White Dwarf – Detection of the Collimated Outflow from CH Cygni with Chandra”, Duncan K. Galloway & J. L.

Sokoloski, 2004, ApJ, 613, L61 14. “Revision of the properties of the GRS 1915+105 jets: Clues from the large-scale structure”, C. R. Kaiser, K. R. Gunn, C. Brocksopp, & J. L.

Sokoloski, 2004, ApJ, 612, 332 15. “A Radio ’Jet’ in the Prototypical Symbiotic Star Z Andromedae?”, C. Brocksopp, J. L. Sokoloski, C. R. Kaiser, A. M. Richards, T. W. B.

Muxlow, & N. Seymour, 2004, MNRAS, 347, 430 16. “CH Cygni I: Observational Evidence for a Disk-Jet Connection”, J.

L. Sokoloski & S. J. Kenyon, 2003, ApJ, 584, 1021 17. “CH Cygni II: Optical Flickering from an Unstable Disk”, J. L.

Sokoloski & S. J. Kenyon, 2003, ApJ, 584, 1027 18. “Correlated Radial Velocity and X-Ray Variations in HD 154791/ 4U 1700+24”, D. Galloway, J. L. Sokoloski, & Scott J. Kenyon, 2002, ApJ, 580, 1065 19. “Four New Delta Scuti Pulsators from a Survey of 131 Stars”, J. L.

Sokoloski, Lars Bildsten, R. Chornock, & A. V. Filippenko, 2002, PASP, 114, 636 20. “A Search for Rapid Photometric Variability in Symbiotic Binaries”, J. L. Sokoloski, Lars Bildsten, Wynn C. G. Ho, 2001, MNRAS, 326, 553.

21. “Discovery of Eclipsing Binary Nature of SAO 31628 = BD+49 2997, Common Comparison Star for CH Cygni”, J. L. Sokoloski & R. P. S.

Stone, 2000, IBVS, 4983.

22. “Discovery of a Magnetic White Dwarf the Symbiotic Binary Z Andromedae”, J. L. Sokoloski & L. Bildsten, 1999, ApJ, 517, 919.

23. “ROSAT HRI Observations of Four High-Redshift Clusters of Galaxies”, J. L. Sokoloski, R. A. Daly, & S. J. Lilly, 1996, ApJ, 459, 142.

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1. “Symbiotic Stars”, J. L. Sokoloski, PASP, in preparation Invited Review 2. “Symbiotic Stars as Laboratories for the Study of Accretion and Papers Jets: A Call for Optical Monitoring”, J. L. Sokoloski, 2003, Journal of the AAVSO, 31, 89, astro-ph/0403004 3. “Rapid Variability as a Diagnostic of Accretion and Nuclear Burning in Symbiotic Stars and Supersoft X-Ray Sources”, J. L. Sokoloski, 2003, in “Symbiotic Stars Probing Stellar Evolution”, ASP Conf. Proceedings, Vol. 303, Eds. R. L. M. Corradi, J. Mikolajewska, & T. J. Mahoney (San Francisco: ASP), p. 202, astro-ph/0209101 1. “X-Ray Jets from White Dwarfs – Detection of the Collimated Outflow Selected from CH Cygni with Chandra”, J. L. Sokoloski & D. K. Galloway, 2005, Conference presented at the symposium Six Years of Science with Chandra,” Nov. 2-4, ContribuCambridge, MA tions

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3. “Is GRS 1915+105 a microquasar?”, Christian R. Kaiser, J. L.

Sokoloski, Katherine F. Gunn, & Catherine Brocksopp, 2005, in the Proceedings of the Blackhole workshop in Amsterdam, July, 2004, ed. T.

Maccarone & R. Fender (Kluwer), astro-ph/0409669 4. “Optical Variability of X-Ray Bright Southern Symbiotic Stars”, C.

Hedrick & J. L. Sokoloski, AAS Meeting 205, 107.06 5. “Short-term Changes in the R Aqr X-ray and Radio Jets”, E. M. Kellogg, J. Nichols, J. L. Sokoloski, M. Krauss, J. Pedelty, 2004, AAS Meeting 204, 74.14 6. “Jets from Accreting White Dwarfs”, J. L. Sokoloski, S. J. Kenyon, C. Brocksopp, C. R. Kaiser, & E. M. Kellogg, 2004, in the proceedings for IAU Colloquium 194, Compact Binaries in the Galaxy and Beyond, Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica Conference Series, p. 35, astro-ph/0403396 7 “X-Ray Jets from Compact Stars”, E. M. Kellogg, J. Nichols, J. Pedelty, & J. L. Sokoloski, 2003, presented at symposium“Four Years of Chandra Observations”, Sep. 16-18, 2003, Huntsville, AL 8. “A Radio ’Jet’ in the Prototypical Symbiotic Star Z Andromedae?”, J. L. Sokoloski, C. Brocksopp, C. R. Kaiser, & N. Seymour, 2003, AAS Meeting 201, 17.12 9. “Optical Disk Flickering in the Supersoft X-ray Binary MR Vel (RX J0925.7-4758)”, J. L. Sokoloski, P. A. Charles, & W. I. Clarkson, 2002, AAS Meeting 200, 8.08 10. “Outbursts of Classical Symbiotics: Multi-Wavelength Observations of the 2000-2001 Outburst of Z Andromedae”, J. L. Sokoloski, S. J.

Kenyon, A. K. H. Kong, P. A. Charles, C. R. Kaiser, N. Seymour, B. R.

Espey, C. D. Keyes, S. R. McCandliss, A. V. Filippenko, W. Li, G. G.

Pooley, C. Brocksopp, R. P. S. Stone, 2002, in The Physics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects, eds. B. T. Gansicke, K. Beuermann, K.

Reinsch (ASP Conference Series), p. 667 astro-ph/0110042.

11. “Disc Evolution of EX Draconis”, E. T. Harlaftis, C. Papadimitriou, D. Steeghs, J. Sokoloski, R. G. M. Rutten, P. Niarchos, K. Gazeas, V.

Manimanis, H. Boffin, C. Zurita, 2002, in The Physics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects, eds. B. T. Gansicke, K. Beuermann, K.

Reinsch (ASP Conference Series), p. 481.

12. “Spectral Properties of the Flickering Optical Light in Symbiotic Recurrent Novae”, J. L. Sokoloski, M. Eracleous, D. Steeghs, & Lars Bildsten, 2001, BAAS, Vol. 33, No. 2, 11.08 13. “X-Ray Luminosities of Distant Radio-Selected Clusters of Galaxies”, J. L. Sokoloski, R. A. Daly, & S. J. Lilly, 1994, AIP Conference Proceedings (no. 313), 386 <

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15. “Extreme Ultraviolet Observations of AGN/Active Galactic Nuclei”, P. M. Gondhalekar, K. A. Pounds, S. Sembay, J. Sokoloski, C. M. Urry, L. Matthews, J. Quenby, 1992, Physics of Active Galactic Nuclei. Proceedings of the International Conference, held in Heidelberg, Germany, June 3-7, 1991. Editors, W.J. Duschl, S.J. Wagner, Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, p52 16. “Recent Observations of PKS2155-304 by GINGA”, S. Sembay, R. S.

Warwick, C. M. Urry, J. Sokoloski, I. M. George, T. Makino, & F. Ohashi, 1992, Physics of Active Galactic Nuclei. Proceedings of the International Conference, held in Heidelberg, Germany, June 3-7, 1991. Editors, W.J.

Duschl, S.J. Wagner, Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, p100

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18. “Progress on Gender Equity at Nine Top Research Universities”, J.

Women in L. Sokoloski, January 2005, Status: A Report on Women in Astronomy Science (American Astronomical Society, Washington, D.C.), p. 21 19. “Women in Physics in the United States”, C. M. Urry, S. Tobias, K.

Budil, H. Georgi, K. Lang, D. Li, L. McNeil, P. Saeta, J. Sokoloski, S.

Stephenson, A. Venkatesan, Y. Zastavker 2002, in Women in Physics, AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 628, eds. B. K. Hartline & D. Li, p. 237 1. “Continuing Radio Morphological Evolution of RS Oph”, Papers in Preparation J. L. Sokoloski, M. P. Rupen, & A. J. Mioduszewski

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Additional references can be provided upon request.



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