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Skidmore College
Physics Department

Mary Crone Odekon

Mary Crone Odekon

department chair and Professor of Physics

Office: Annex 208
Telephone: (518) 580-5123
E-mail: mcrone@skidmore.edu

Education

  • B.S., College of William and Mary
  • M.S., University of Michigan
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan

Research Interests

Professor Crone Odekon is an astrophysicist who studies the formation of galaxies and large-scale structure of the universe. She has approached the problem from multiple perspectives, including computer simulations, space telescopes, and radio observatories.

Courses

  • Randomness, Logic, and the Universe
  • Galaxies and the Cosmic Web
  • Physics Seminar
  • The Human Colonization of Space
  • Astronomy
  • General Physics I & II
  • Modern Physics
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • Galaxies and Cosmology
  • Mechanics
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Selected Publications

  • Mary Crone Odekon, Michael G. Jones, Lucas Graham ‘20, Jessica Kelley-Derzon ‘21, and Evan Halstead, 2022, “Infall Profiles for Supercluster-scale Filaments,” The Astrophysical Journal, 935, 130
  • Adriana Durbala, Rose A. Finn, Mary Crone Odekon, Martha P. Haynes, Rebecca A. Koopmann, and Aileen A. O'Donoghue, “The ALFALFA-SDSS Galaxy Catalog,” The Astronomical Journal, 160, 271
  • Mary Crone Odekon, “The Undergraduate ALFALFA Team Model: Undergraduate Research within a Community of Practice,” 2021, American Astronomical Society Education Blog.
  • Mary Crone Odekon, Gregory Hallenbeck, Rebecca Koopmann, Martha Haynes, An Phi, and Pierre-Francois Wolfe, 2018, “The Effect of Filaments and Tendrils on the HI Content of Galaxies,” The Astrophysical Journal, 852, 142
  • Mary Crone Odekon, Rebecca Koopmann, Martha Haynes, Rose Finn, Christopher McGowan*, Adina Micula, Lyle Reed, Riccardo Giovanelli, and Gregory Hallenbeck, 2016, "The HI Content of Galaxies in Groups as Measured by ALFALFA," The Astrophysical Journal, 824, 110
  • Parker Troisht, Rebecca Koopmann, Aileen O'Donoghue, Mary Crone Odekon, and Martha Haynes, 2016, "The Undergraduate ALFALFA Team: A Collaborative Model for Undergraduate Research in Major Legacy Projects," CUR Quarterly, Vol. 36, No. 4
  • Mary Crone Odekon, 2015, "Harvesting ALFALFA," Mercury, Vol. 44, No. 3
  • Nestor Sanchez, Neyda Anez, Emilio Alfaro, and Mary Crone Odekon, 2010, "The Fractal Dimension of Star-Forming Regions at Different Spatial Scales in M33," The Astrophysical Journal, 720, 541
  • Mary Crone Odekon, 2010, "The Uses of Astronomy," Mercury, Vol. 39, No. 1, p. 18
  • Mary Crone Odekon, 2008, “Characteristic Scales in Stellar Clustering: A Transition Near the Disk Scale Height,” The Astrophysical Journal, 681, 1248
  • Mary Crone Odekon, 2006, “The Correlation Dimension of Young Stars in Dwarf Galaxies,” The Astronomical Journal, 132, 1834
  • Mary Crone Odekon, 2005, “A Very Liquid Heaven,” Mercury, Vol. 34, no. 5, p. 32
  • Ian Berry, Margo Mensing, and Mary Crone Odekon, 2005, A Very Liquid Heaven, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College (Book to accompany the exhibition, with original essays)
  • Regina E. Schulte-Ladbeck, Ulrich Hopp, Igor O. Drozdovsky, Laura Greggio, and Mary M. Crone, "The Oldest Stars of the Extremely Metal-Poor Local Group Dwarf Irregular Galaxy Leo A," 2002, The Astronomical Journal, 124, 896.
  • Igor O. Drozdovsky, Regina E. Schulte-Ladbeck, Ulrich Hopp, Laura Greggio, and Mary M. Crone, "The Dwarf Irregular/Wolf-Rayet Galaxy NGC 4124 I. A New Distance, Stellar Content, and Global Parameters," 2002, The Astronomical Journal, 124, 811.
  • Mary M. Crone, Regina E. Schulte-Ladbeck, Ulrich Hopp, and Laura Greggio, "The Star Formation History of the Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxy UGCA 290," 2002, The Astrophysical Journal, 567, 258.
  • Regina E. Schulte-Ladbeck, Ulrich Hopp, Laura Greggio, Mary M. Crone, and Igor O. Drozdovsky, "A Near-Infrared Stellar Census of Blue compact Dwarf Galaxies: The Wolf-Rayet Galaxy I Zw 36", 2001,The Astronomical Journal, 212, 3007.
  • Igor O. Drozdovsky, Regina E. Schulte-Ladbeck, Ulrich Hopp, Mary M. Crone, and Laura Greggio, "The Stellar Content of NGC 6789, A Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxy in the Local Void," 2001, The Astrophysical Journal, 551, L135.
  • Mary M. Crone, Regina E. Schulte-Ladbeck, Ulrich Hopp, and Laura Greggio, "A Compact Population of Red Giants in the Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxy UGCA 290," 2000, The Astrophysical Journal, 545, L31.
  • R. E. Schulte-Ladbeck, U. Hopp, Laura Greggio, and Mary M. Crone, "A Near-Infrared Stellar Census of Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies: NICMOS Detection of Red Giants in the Wolf-Rayet Galaxy Markarian 178," 2000,The Astronomical Journal, 120, 171.
  • R. E. Schulte-Ladbeck, U. Hopp, Laura Greggio, and Mary M. Crone, "A Near-Infrared Stellar Census of the Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxy VII Zw 403," 1999, The Astronomical Journal, 118, 2705.
  • R. E. Schulte-Ladbeck, U. Hopp, Mary M. Crone, and Laura Greggio, "A Stellar Population Gradient in VII Zw 403 - Implications for the Formation of Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies," 1999, The Astrophysical Journal, 525, 709.
  • R.E. Schulte-Ladbeck, Mary M. Crone and U. Hopp, "Baade's Red Sheet Resolved into stars with HST in the Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxy VII Zw 403," 1998, The Astrophysical Journal, 493, L23.
  • Mary M. Crone, Fabio Governato, Jaochim Stadel and Thomas Quinn, "Prospects for Cosmology with cluster Mass Profiles," 1997, The Astrophysical Journal, 477, L5.
  • Mary M. Crone, August E. Evrard and Douglas O. Richstone, "Substructure in Clusters as a Cosmological Test," 1996, The Astrophysical Journal, 467, 489.
  • Mary M. Crone and Margaret Geller, "Recent Evolution of Cluster Velocity Dispersions," 1995, The Astronomical Journal, 110, 21.
  • Mary M. Crone, August E. Evrard and Douglas O. Richstone, "The Cosmological Dependence of Cluster Density Profiles," 1994, The Astrophysical Journal, 434, 402.
  • August E. Evrard and Mary M Crone, "Previrialization," 1992, The Astrophysical Journal, 393, L1.
  • Mary M. Crone and Marc Sher, "The Environmental Impact of Vacuum Decay," 1991, The American Journal of Physics, 59, 25.