UAA Physic & Astronomy | Dr. Erin K. Hicks

Dr. Erin Hicks

Assistant Professor of Astronomy
Office: CPISB 202F
Phone: 786-7764
Email: ehicks@uaa.alaska.edu

Education

2006 University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D. in Astronomy & Astrophysics

2001 University of California, Los Angeles
 M.S. in Astronomy & Astrophysics

1999 Washington State University
 B.S. in Physics, Minors in Astronomy and Mathematics

Career History

2010-2013 University of Washington
 NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow

2006-2009 Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany
 Postdoctoral Fellow

Teaching Responsibilites

ASTR A104 Stars, Galaxies & Cosmology
ASTR A104L Stars, Galaxies & Cosmology
PHYS A498 Individual Research

Professional and Departmental Service

 Director of UAA Planetarium & Visualization Theater

Research Interests

 Galaxy formation and evolution, including the role of black holes in galaxy evolution, fueling of active galactic nuclei (AGN), feedback from AGN, dynamics and physical properties of high redshift galaxies, evolution of galaxy scaling relations with redshift, n-body simulations, adaptive optics and integral field spectroscopy.

Publications

 My full publication list from ADS can be found at this link: http://tinyurl.com/pf5owra

Selected Publications:

Davies, R.I., Maciejewski, W., Hicks, E.K.S., Emsellem, E., Erwin, P., Burtscher, L., Dumas, G., Lin, M., Malkan, M., Muller-Sanchez, F., Orban de Xivry, G., Rosario, D.J. & Schnorr-Mueller, A. (2014). Fueling AGN-II: Spatially Resolved Molecular Inflows and Outflows. Accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal, pp. 1-29. eprint arXiv:1407.2519

Forster Schreiber, N., Genzel, R., Newman, S.F.,..., Hicks, E.K.S., et al. (2014). The Sins/zC-Sinf Survey of z~2 Galaxy Kinematics: Evidence for Powerful Active Galactic Nucleus-Driven Nuclear Outflows in Massive Star-Forming Galaxies. The Astrophysical Journal, 787(1), 38.  doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/787/1/38

Hicks, E.K.S., Davies, R.I., Maciejewski, W., Emsellem, E., Malkan, M.A., Dumas, G., Muller-Sanchez, F. & Rivers, A. (2013). Fueling AGN-I: How the Global Characteristics of the Central Kiloparsec of Seyferts differ from Quiescent Galaxies. The Astrophysical Journal, 768(2), 107. doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/768/2/107

Newman, S.F., Genzel, R., Forster Schreiber, N.,..., Hicks, E.K.S., et al. (2012). The SINS/zC-SINF Survey of z~2 Galaxy Kinematics: Outflow Properties. The Astrophysical Journal, 761(1), 43. doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/761/1/43

Mancini, C., Forster Schreiber, N.M., Renzini, A., Cresci, G., Hicks, E.K.S., et al. (2011). The zCOSMOS-SINFONI Project. I. Sample Selection and Natural-seeing Observations. The Astrophysical Journal, 743(1), 86. doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/743/1/86

Muller-Sanchez, F., Prieto, M.A., Hicks, E.K.S., et al. (2011). Outflows from Active Galactic Nuclei: Kinematics of the Narrow-line and Coronal-line Regions in Seyfert Galaxies. The Astrophysical Journal, 739(2), 69. doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/739/2/69

Engel, H., Davies, R.I., Genzel, R., Tacconi, L.J., Hicks, E.K.S., et al. (2010). NGC 6240: merger-induced star formation and gas dynamics. A&A, 524(A56), 17. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201015338 

Friedrich, S., Davies, R.I., Hicks, E.K.S., et al. (2010). Adaptive optics near infrared integral field spectroscopy of NGC 2992. A&A, 519(A79), 9. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200913924

Hicks, E.K.S., Davies, R.I., Malkan, M.A., Genzel, R., Tacconi, L.J., Muller-Sanchez, F. & Sternberg, A. (2009). The Role of Molecular Gas in Obscuring Seyfert Active Galactic Nuclei.  The Astrophysical Journal, 696(1), 448. doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/696/1/448 

Cresci, G., Hicks, E.K.S., et al. (2009). The SINS Survey: Modeling the Dynamics of z~2 Galaxies and the High-z Tully-Fisher Relation. The Astrophysical Journal, 697(1), 115. doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/697/1/115 

Davies, R., Maciejewski, W., Hicks, E.K.S., Tacconi, L.J., Genzel, R., Engel, H. & Sternberg, A. (2009). Stellar and Molecular Gas Kinematics of NGC 1097: Inflow Driven by a Nuclear Spiral. The Astrophysical Journal, 702(1), 114. doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/702/1/114

Forster Schreiber, N.M., Genzel, R., Bouche, N., Cresci, G., Davies, R., Buschkamp, P., Shapiro, K., Tacconi, L.J., Hicks, E.K.S., et al. (2009). The SINS Survey: SINFONI Integral Field Spectroscopy of z~2 Star-Forming Galaxies*. The Astrophysical Journal, 706(2), 1364. doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/76/2/1364

Hicks, E.K.S. & Malkan, M.A. (2008). Circumnuclear Gas in Seyfert 1 Galaxies: Morphology, Kinematics, and Direct Measurement of Black Hole Masses. The Astrophysical Journal, 174(1), 31. doi: 10.1086/521650

Hicks, E.K.S., Malkan, M.A., Teplitz, H.I., McCarthy, P.J. & Yan, L. (2002). The Astrophysical Journal, 581(1), 205. doi: 10.1086/344224