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Picture of the Day
18th January 2008
Supernova Factory
NGC 2770
19th July 2005
A Nearby Supernova in M51
SN 2005bf
27th October 2005
The Last Titan

Refereed journals (NOTE: this list mostly contains my main-contribution papers or those by my NYU group- please see my CV for a complete list of publications and conference proceedings or click here for an ADS search).

  1. Analyzing the Largest Spectroscopic Dataset of Hydrogen-Poor Super-Luminous Supernovae
    Y.-Q. Liu & M. Modjaz (2016),ApJ, submitted (arXiv:1612.07321)

  2. Revisiting the Lick Observatory Supernova Search Volume-Limited Sample: Updated Classifications and Revised Stripped-envelope Supernova Fractions
    I. Shivvers, M. Modjaz, et al. (2016), PASP, accepted (arXiv:1609.02922)

  3. LOSS Revisited - II: The relative rates of different types of supernovae vary between low- and high-mass galaxies
    O. Graur, F. B. Bianco, M. Modjaz, et al. (2016), Astrophysical Journal, submitted (arXiv1609.02923)

  4. LOSS Revisited - I: Unraveling correlations between supernova rates and galaxy properties, as measured in a re-analysis of the Lick Observatory Supernova Search
    O. Graur, F. B. Bianco, M. Modjaz, et al. (2016), Astrophysical Journal, submitted (arXiv1609.02921)

  5. Comparison of Diversity of Type IIb Supernovae with Asymmetry in Cassiopeia A Using Light Echoes
    Kieran Finn, Federica B. Bianco, Maryam Modjaz, Yuqian Liu, & Armin Rest (2016) ApJ 830, 73

  6. Analyzing the Largest Spectroscopic Dataset of Stripped Supernovae to Improve Their Identifications and Constrain Their Progenitors
    Yuqian Liu, Maryam Modjaz, Federica B. Bianco, & Or Graur (2016) ApJ, 827, 90

  7. The Spectral SN-GRB Connection: Systematic Spectral Comparisons between Type Ic Supernovae, broad-lined Type Ic Supernovae with and without Gamma-Ray Bursts
    Maryam Modjaz, Yuqian Liu, Federica B. Bianco,& Or Graur (2016) ApJ,832, 108

  8. Monte Carlo Method for Calculating Oxygen Abundances and Their Uncertainties from Strong-Line Flux Measurements
    Federica B. Bianco, Maryam Modjaz, Seung Man Oh, David Fierroz, Yuqian Liu, Lisa Kewley, Or Graur (2016), Astronomy & Computing 16, 54

  9. A unified explanation for the supernova rate-galaxy mass dependence based on supernovae detected in Sloan galaxy spectra
    Or Graur, Federica B. Bianco, Maryam Modjaz (2015), MNRAS , 450, 905

  10. SuperNova IDentification spectral templates of 70 stripped-envelope core-collapse supernovae
    Yuqian Liu & Maryam Modjaz (2014) Arxiv reference: 1405.1437

  11. Multi-color Optical and NIR Light Curves of 64 Stripped-Envelope Core-Collapse Supernovae
    F. B. Bianco, M. Modjaz, et al. (2014)The Astrophysical Journal Supplements, 213 ,19

  12. Optical Spectra of 73 Stripped-envelope Core-collapse Supernovae
    M. Modjaz et al. (2014) The Astronomical Journal, 147, 99.

  13. The Luminous Infrared Host Galaxy of Short-duration GRB 100206A
    D. Perley, M. Modjaz, et al. (2012) The Astrophysical Journal, 758, 122.

  14. M. Modjaz (2011b), ``Stellar Forensics with the Supernova-GRB Connection", 2011, AN, 332, 5, 434

  15. M. Modjaz, et al (2011a), ``Progenitor Diagnostics for Stripped Core-Collapse Supernovae: Measured Metallicities at Explosion Sites", 2011, ApJ, 731, L4

  16. M. Modjaz, et al (2009), ``From Shock Breakout to Peak and Beyond: Extensive Panchromatic Observations of the Type Ib Supernova 2008D associated with Swift X-ray Transient 080109'', 2009, ApJ, 702, 226

  17. D. Kocevski, A.  West, & M. Modjaz (2009), ``Modeling The GRB Host Galaxy Mass Distribution: Are GRBs Unbiased Tracers of Star Formation?", 2009, ApJ, 702, 377

  18. S. Blondin (incl. M. Modjaz) et al, "A Second Case of Variable Na I D Lines in a Highly-Reddened Type Ia Supernova", 2009, ApJ, 693, 207

  19. M. Modjaz, et al (2008), ``Double-peaked Oxygen Lines Are not Rare in Nebular Spectra of Core-Collapse Supernovae'', 2008, ApJL, 687, L9

  20. M. Modjaz (2008), L. Kewley, R. P. Kirshner, K. Z. Stanek, P. Challis, P. M. Garnavich, J. E. Greene, & J. L. Prieto, ``Measured Metallicities at the Sites of Local Broad-Lined Type Ic Supernovae and Implications for the SN-GRB Connection'', 2008, AJ, 135, 1136

  21. W. M. Wood-Vasey, A. S. Friedman, J. S. Bloom, M. Hicken, M. Modjaz, R. P. Kirshner, D. L. Starr, C. H. Blake, E. E. Falco, A. H. Szentgyorgyi, P. Challis, S. Blondin, & A. Rest, "Type Ia Supernovae are Good Standard Candles in the Near Infrared: Evidence from PAIRITEL", 2007, ApJ, submitted (arXiv:0711.2068)

  22. L. Dessart et al. (incl. M. Modjaz), ``Using Quantitative Spectroscopic Analysis to Determine the Properties and Distances of Type II-Plateau Supernovae: SNe 2005cs and 2006bp'', 2008, ApJ, in press

  23. D. Kocevski, M. Modjaz, J. S. Bloom, R. Foley, D. Starr, C. H. Blake, E. E. Falco, N. R. Butler, M. Skrutskie, & A. Szentgyorgyi, ``Multicolor Infrared Observations of SN 2006aj, the Supernova Associated with XRF 060218 - Paper I'', 2007, ApJ, 663, 1180

  24. P. J. Brown et al. (incl. M. Modjaz), ``Early Ultraviolet, Optical and X-Ray Observations of the Type IIP SN 2005cs in M51 with Swift'', 2007, ApJ, 659, 1488

  25. H. Hao et al. (incl. M. Modjaz), ``Strongly Variable z=1.48 MgII and FeII Absorption in the Spectra of z=4.05 GRB 060206'', 2007, ApJ, 659, L99

  26. K. Z. Stanek, O. Y. Gnedin, J. F. Beacom, A. P. Gould, J. A. Johnson, J. A. Kollmeier, M. Modjaz, M. H. Pinsonneault, R. Pogge, & D. H. Weinberg, ``Protecting Life in the Milky Way: Metals Keep the GRBs Away'', 2007, Acta Astronomica, 56, 333

  27. M. Modjaz et al. (2006), ``Early-Time Photometry and Spectroscopy of the Fast Evolving SN 2006aj Associated with GRB 060218'', 2006, ApJ, 645, L21

  28. N. Tominaga et al (incl. M. Modjaz), ``The Unique Type Ib Supernova 2005bf: A WN Star Explosion Model for Peculiar Light Curves and Spectra'', 2005, ApJ, 633, L97

  29. M. Modjaz, J. M. Moran, P. T. Kondratko, & L. J. Greenhill, ``Probing the Magnetic Field at Subparsec Radii in the Accretion Disk of NGC 4258'', 2005, ApJ, 626, 104

  30. B. M. Peterson et al. (incl. M. Modjaz)``Steps toward Determination of the Size and Structure of the Broad-Line Region in Active Galactic Nuclei. XVI. A 13 Year Study of Spectral Variability in NGC 5548'', 2002, ApJ, 581, 197

  31. W. Li, A. V. Filippenko, S. D. Van Dyk, J. Hu, Y. Qiu, Yulei, M. Modjaz, & D. C. Leonard, ``A Hubble Space Telescope Snapshot Survey of Nearby Supernovae'', 2002, PASP, 114, 404

  32. M. Modjaz, W. Li, A. V. Filippenko, J. Y. King, D. C. Leonard, T. Matheson, R. R. Treffers, Richard R. & A. G. Riess, ``The Subluminous Type Ia Supernova 1998de in NGC 252'', 2001, PASP, 113, 308

  33. W. Li et al. (incl. M. Modjaz), ``The Unique Type Ia Supernova 2000cx in NGC 524'', 2001, PASP 113, 1178

  34. S. Jha et al. (incl. M. Modjaz), ``The Type Ia Supernova 1998bu in M96 and the Hubble Constant'', 1999, ApJS, 125, 73

Conference Proceedings & Contributions

  1. ``Comprehensive and Extensive CfA Observations of Type Ib and Ic Supernovae'', M. Modjaz 2007, Proceedings of the Meeting ``Compact Objects and Their Explosive Origins'', 2006, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy, AIP Confernece Proceedings, 924, 285

  2. ``Optical Spectra of Type Ia, Ib/c Supernovae'', M. Modjaz, R.P. Kirshner, P. Challis, M. Hicken, & T. Matheson 2005, BAAS, 206, 51.06

  3. ``Probing the Magnetic Field at Sub-Parsec Radii in the Accretion Disk of NGC 4258'', M. Modjaz, J. M. Moran, P. T. Kondratko, & L. J. Greenhill 2005, ``Growing Black Holes: Accretion in a Cosmological Context'', Proceedings of the MPA/ESO/MPE/USM Joint Astronomy Conference edited by A. Merloni, S. Nayakshin, R. A. Sunyaev (Berlin, Aug 2005), p. 296

  4. ``Magnetic Fields in the Accretion Disks of AGN: NGC 4258'' , M. Modjaz, J. M. Moran, P. T. Kondratko, & L. J. Greenhill 2005, ``Future Directions in High Resolution Astronomy: The 10th Anniversary of the VLBA'' ASP Conf. Proceedings edited by J. Romney and M. Reid. (San Francisco, Nov 2005), p. 192

  5. ``High-Quality Optical Light Curves of Supernovae with the Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope'', M. Modjaz, W. D. Li, A. V. Filippenko, & R. R. Treffers, 2000, BAAS, p. 196

  6. ``The Lick Observatory Supernova Search with the Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope'' A. V. Filippenko, W. D. Li, R. R. Treffers, M. Modjaz 2001, ``Small Telescope Astronomy on Global Scales'' ASP Conf. Proceedings edited by B. Paczynski, W. Chen, & C. Lemme (San Francisco, Apr 2000), p. 121

Papers in preparation

  • ``Optical and NIR Light Curves and Spectra of 20 Type Ib and Ic Supernovae'', M. Modjaz, R. P. Kirshner, S. Blondin, P. Challis, & M. Hicken