Department of Physics and Astronomy Faculty Research Pages


William D. Heacox

B.A., Whitman College, 1964
M.A., Washington State University, 1972
Ph.D., University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, 1977


Selected Bibliography:Re

Statistical Modeling:

W. D. Heacox and J. Gathright, Nonparametric Statistical Modeling of Binary Star Separations, Astron. J., Vol. 108, p. 1101 (1994)

W. D. Heacox, Of Logarithms, Binary Orbits, and Self-Replicating Distributions, Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific, Vol. 108, p. 591 (1996)

W. D. Heacox, Nonparametric Statistical Models of Spherically Symmetric Kinematics, Astrophys. J. Suppl. Series, Vol. 114, p. 121 (1998)

W. D. Heacox, Statistical Dynamics of Solar-Like Binaries, Astron. J., Vol. 115, p. 325 (1998)

Optics and Instrumentation:

W. D. Heacox, On the Application of Optical-Fiber Image Scramblers to Astronomical Spectroscopy, Astron. J., Vol. 92, p. 219 (1986)

W. D. Heacox, Radial Image Scrambling by Step-Index, Dielectric Waveguides, J. Optical Society of America A, Vol. 4, p. 488 (1987)

W. D. Heacox, Wavelength-Precise Slit Spectroscopy with Optical Fiber Image Scramblers, in Fiber Optics in Astronomy, ed. S. C. Barden, ASP Conf. Series Vol. 3, p. 204 (1988)

W. D. Heacox and P. Connes, Optical Fibers in Astronomical Instruments, Astron. & Astrophys. Rev., Vol. 3, p. 169 (1992).

Planetary Systems Astronomy:

W. D. Heacox, Statistical Characteristics of Estrasolar Planetary Transits, J. Geophys. Research, Vol. 101, p. 14,815 (1996)

W. D. Heacox, On the Nature of Planetary Companions to Low-Mass Stars, Astrophys. J., Vol. 526, p. 928 (1999)

W. D. Heacox, Have We Discovered Other Planetary Systems?, in Bioastronomy ’99: A New Era in Bioastronomy, ASP Conf. Pub. Vol. 213, p. 113 (2000)

Stellar Astronomy:

W. D. Heacox, Chemical Abundances in Hg-Mn Stars, Astrophys. J. Supp. Series, Vol. 41, p. 675 (1979)

W. D. Heacox, On the Mass Ratio Distribution of Single-Lined Spectroscopic Binaries, Astron. J., Vol 109, p. 2670 (1995)

W. D. Heacox, Statistical Dynamics of Solar-Like Binaries, Astron. J., Vol. 115, p. 325 (1998)

W. D. Heacox, Some Observational Constraints on Binary Star Formation, in Birth and Evolution of Binary Stars, IAU Conf. Pub. 200, p. 208 (2000)

Galactic Astronomy:

W. D. Heacox, Statistical Kinematics of Nonrotating Globular Clusters, Astrophys. J., Vol. 490, p. 623 (1997)

W. D. Heacox, Nonparametric Statistical Models of Globular Cluster Dynamics, in Impact of Modern Dynamics in Astronomy, IAU Colloquium 172, Kluwer, p. 401 (1999)

W. D. Heacox, The Galactic Cephid Period-Luminosity Relation Parallaxes from Hipparcos and Proper Motions, in Variable Stars in the Local Group, IAU Coll. 193, p. 547 (2004)

W. D. Heacox, Extraction of Sub-Milliarcsecond Parallaxes from Hipparcos Data, in Astrometry in the Age of the Next Generation of Large Telescopes, ASP Conf. Pub. Vol. 338, p. 232 (2005)

Recent Grants

Nonparametric Statistical Models of Astronomical Systems , NASA NAG 8-994, 6/1994-6/1999, $252,000

Observational Constraints on Binary Star Formation , NSF AST 95-26034, 6/1996-6/1999, $89,000

Analysis of Hipparcos Marginal Parallaxes and the Galactic Cepheid Distance Scale, NASA NAG 5-9042, 3/2000 – 3/2002, $45,000

Statistical Modeling of Microlens Masses , NSF AST-0205754, 6/2002-5/2003, $35,000

Acquisition of a Small Astronomical Observatory on Mauna Kea , NSF/MRI AST-0216493, 1/2003 - 12/2006, $651,000

Curricular Enhancements in Exo-planet Theory and Observation , Michelson Science Center Education Award, 9/2004-8/2006, $72,000

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