Joseph A. Muñoz



jamunoz (at) physics (dot) ucsb (dot) edu

Department of Physics

Broida Hall

University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106


  1. -Theoretical cosmology, structure formation

  2. -The first stars, galaxies at z>6, reionization

  3. -Relics of the early universe in the local group


  1. -Ph.D. ASTRONOMY, Harvard University, 2010

  2. -A.M. ASTRONOMY, Harvard University, 2007

  3. -A.B. ASTROPHYSICAL SCIENCES, Princeton University, 2005


12.  JAM and Peeples, 2014,

”A Framework for Empirical Galaxy Phenomenology: The Scatter in Galaxy Ages and Stellar Metallicities,” submitted to MNRAS [astro-ph/1404.1915]

11.  JAM and Furlanetto, 2014,

”Extreme Galaxies During Reionization: Testing ISM and Disk Models,” MNRAS, 438, 2483

10.  JAM and Furlanetto, 2013,

”Molecular Cloud Properties and CO Line Emission in z>=6 Galaxies,” MNRAS, 435, 2676

9.  JAM and Furlanetto, 2012,

”Faint AGN in z>=6 Lyman-break Galaxies Powered by Cold Accretion and Rapid Angular Momentum Transport,” MNRAS, 426, 3477 [astro-ph/1201.1300]

8.  JAM, 2012,

”Understanding the Observed Evolution of the Galaxy Luminosity Function from z=6--10 in the Context of Hierarchical Structure Formation,” JCAP, 04, 015 [astro-ph/1104.0927]

7.  JAM and Loeb, 2011,

“Constraining the Minimum Mass of High-Redshift Galaxies and Their Contribution to the Ionization State of the IGM,” ApJ, 729, 99 [astro-ph/1010.2260]

6.  JAM, Trac, and Loeb, 2010,

“High-redshift Pencil-beam Statistics,” MNRAS, 405, 2001 [astro-ph/0906.2782]

5.  JAM, Madau, Loeb, and Diemand, 2009,

“Probing the Epoch of Reionization with Milky Way Satellites,” MNRAS, 400, 1593 [astro-ph/0905.4744]

4.  JAM and Loeb, 2008c,

“The Density Contrast of the Shapley Supercluster,” MNRAS, 391, 1341 [astro-ph/0805.0596]

3.  JAM and Loeb, 2008b,

“Light-Cone Distortion of the Clustering and Abundance of Massive Galaxies at High-Redshifts,” MNRAS, 386, 2323 [astro-ph/0711.2515]

2.  JAM and Loeb, 2008a,

“Verifying the Identity of High-Redshift Massive Galaxies Through the Clustering of Lower Mass Galaxies Around Them,” MNRAS, 385, 2175 [astro-ph/0711.0467]

1.  JAM and Tan, 2005,

“The Variability of Gamma-Ray Bursts that Create Afterglows,” ApJ, 625, 256 [astro-ph/0403424]


Postdoctoral scholar - ucsb

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