Tod R. Lauer
|Tod R. Lauer|
UC Santa Cruz
|Notable awards||NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement (1992)|
Tod R. Lauer is an American astronomer on the research staff of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory. He was a member of the Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field and Planetary Camera team, and is a founding member of the Nuker Team. His research interests includes observational searches for massive black holes in the centers of galaxies, the structure of elliptical galaxies, stellar populations, large-scale structure of the universe, and astronomical image processing. He is PI[clarification needed] of the Destiny JDEM concept study. Asteroid 3135 Lauer is named for him.
- Lauer, T. R. et al. 2007, Astrophysical Journal v.662, pp. 808-834; "The Masses of Nuclear Black Holes in Luminous Elliptical Galaxies and Implications for the Space Density of the Most Massive Black Holes"
- Lauer, T. R. 1999, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific v.111, pp. 227-237; "Combining Undersampled Dithered Images"
- Benford, D. J. & T. R. Lauer 2006, Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 6265, pp. 626528 "Destiny: a candidate architecture for the Joint Dark Energy Mission"
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