Publications


Refereed Journal Articles

  1. The June 2016 Optical and Gamma-Ray Outburst of the Blazar 3C454.3 and Optical Micro-Variability Weaver, Z. R., Balonek, T. J., Jorstad, S. G., et al. (submitted to ApJ)

Posters and Abstracts

  1. Identifying Blazar Variability with Machine Learning WeaverZ.R., Jorstad, S.G., Marscher, A.P., & Balonek, T.J. (2018) Presented at the XXX IAC Winter School on “Big Data Analysis in Astronomy”, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
  2. The June 2016 Multi-Frequency Outburst and Optical Micro-Variability of the Blazar 3C454.3 Weaver, Z.R., Jorstad, S.G., Marscher, A.P., et al. (2018) Presented at the 8th International Fermi Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland
  3. Connection Between Gamma-Ray Activity, Emission Line Variability, and Jet Behavior in Blazars Jorstad, S.G., Marscher, A.P., … , Weaver, Z.R. (2018) Presented at the 8th International Fermi Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland
  4. The Dramatic June 2016 Optical Outburst and Micro-Variability of the Blazar 3C454.3 Weaver, Z., & Balonek, T. J. (2017) B.A.A.S. #229, id.250.33
  5.  The Optical Variability of the Blazar 3C454.3 over Three Decades from the Colgate University Foggy Bottom Observatory Balonek, T. J., Weaver, Z., Didio, N., Jenks, L., Morris, C., Stahlin, R., Zagorac, J., Chapman, K., D’Auteuil, B., Karnes, K., Reding, J., Sabyr, A., Zhang, S., Boni, S., Rose, C., & Rilinger, A. (2017) B.A.A.S. #229, id.250.34
  6. The 2013-2015 Optical Outburst and Historic Lightcurve of the Blazar 3C454.3 Balonek, T. J., Weaver, Z., Dido, N., Jenks, L., Morris, C., Zagorac, J., D’Auteuil, B., Karnes, K., Reding, J., Rose, C., Rilinger, A., & Lam, M. (2016) B.A.A.S. #227, id.243.60

Astronomer’s Telegrams

  1. Detection of optical activity in the BL Lac Object OT 081 (PKS 1749+096) Balonek, T. J., Stahlin, R. W., Chapman, K. J., Sabyr, A., Weaver, Z. R., Zhang, S., Boni, S. J, Larioniv, V. M., Morozova, D., & Jorstad, S. (2016) Astronomer’s Telegram #9259

  2. A Dramatic Optical Flare and Microvariability in the Blazar 3C 454.3 Balonek, T. J., Boni, S. J, Chapman, K. J., Didio, N. A., Sabyr, A., Stahlin, R. W., Weaver, Z. R., & Zhang, S.  (2016) Astronomer’s Telegram #9178


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