University of Pittsburgh

Jeffrey A Newman

Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh
310 Allen Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA

(412) 624-1345 (office)
(412) 592-3853 (cell, preferred)
(412) 624-9163 (fax)

Grad Students

Timothy Licquia
Abhishek Prakash



My research interests focus on the evolution of galaxies and the Universe over the last 8 billion years, primarily using deep, multiwavelength datasets from the DEEP2 and DEEP3 Galaxy Redshift Surveys and the AEGIS (All–Wavelength Extended Groth International Survey) collaboration. I am also working on developing new techniques for future projects such as LSST (the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope) and DESI (the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument) that will study the nature of Dark Energy in detail. I serve as the Deputy Spokesperson as well as the co-Convener of the Photometric Redshifts Working Group of the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration, and am the University of Pittsburgh's representative to the LSST Corporation Board, the AURA (Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy) Board, and the DESI Institutional Board.


  • Measuring the Cosmic Equation of State with Galaxy Clusters in the DEEP2 Redshift Survey, Newman, Jeffrey A., Marinoni, Christian, et al, Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 114, 29, 2002
  • The DEEP2 Redshift Survey: Design, Observations, Data Reductions, and Redshifts, Newman, Jeffrey A. et al., in prep., 2010
  • Galaxy Assembly Bias on the Red Sequence, Cooper, Michael A., Gallazi, A., and Newman, Jeffrey A., MNRAS, accepted, 2010 (
  • Calibrating Redshift Distributions Beyond Spectroscopic Limits with Cross-Correlation Techniques, Newman, Jeffrey A., Astrophysics Journal, 2008 (
  • Reconstructing Redshift Distributions with Cross-Correlations: Tests and an Optimized Recipe, Matthews, Daniel J. & Newman, Jeffrey A., 2010 (
  • The LSST Science Book, v2.0 (esp. sections on correlation function measurements and photometric redshifts):
  • AEGIS images in Google Sky:
  • An up-to-date list is available at:


Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Pittsburgh
100 Allen Hall
3941 O'Hara St
Pittsburgh PA 15260
O: (412) 624-9000 | F: (412) 624-9163

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