Professor Erb’s research interests include galaxy formation and evolution, the kinematics, chemical evolution and stellar populations of galaxies at high redshift, feedback processes in starburst galaxies, and the evolution of the intergalactic medium at high redshift.
Dawn Erb received her Ph.D. in Astrophysics in 2005 from the California Institute of Technology. She was a CfA Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics from 2005-2008. The following two years Erb was a Spitzer Postdoctoral Fellow at the Univerity of California. Since 2010, she has been at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she holds the rank of Associate Professor and she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Brammer, Gabriel, van Dokkum, Pieter, Franx, Marijn, Fumagalli, Mattia, Patel, Shannon, Rix, Hans-Walter, Skelton, Rosalind, Kriek, Mariska, Nelson, Erica, Schmidt, Kasper, Bezanson, Rachel, da Cunha, Elisabete, Erb, Dawn K., Fan, Xiaohui, Forster Schreiber, Natascha, Illingworth, Garth, Labbe, Ivo, Leja, Joel, Lundgren, Britt, and et al, . “3D-HST: A Wide-field Grism Spectroscopic Survey with the Hubble Space Telescope.” Astrophysical Journal Supplement
Rudie, Gwen, Steidel, Charles, Trainor, Ryan, Rakic, Olivera, Bogosavljević, Milan, Pettini, Max, Reddy, Naveen, Shapley, Alice, Erb, Dawn K., and Law, David. “The Gaseous Environment of High-z Galaxies: Precision Measurements of Neutral Hydrogen in the Circumgalactic Medium of z ~ 2-3 Galaxies in the Keck Baryonic Structure Survey.” Astrophysical Journal
Law, David, Steidel, Charles, Shapley, Alice, Nagy, Sarah, Reddy, Naveen, and Erb, Dawn K. “A HST/WFC3-IR Morphological Survey of Galaxies at z = 1.5-3.6. II. The Relation between Morphology and Gas-phase Kinematics.” Astrophysical Journal
Reddy, Naveen, Pettini, Max, Steidel, Charles, Shapley, Alice, Erb, Dawn K., and Law, David. “The Characteristic Star Formation Histories of Galaxies at Redshifts z ~ 2-7.” Astrophysical Journal
Law, David, Shapley, Alice, Steidel, Charles, Reddy, Naveen, Christensen, Charlotte, and Erb, Dawn K. “High velocity dispersion in a rare grand-design spiral galaxy at redshift z = 2.18.” Nature
487.7407 (2012): 338-340.
Lundgren, Britt F., Brammer, Gabriel, van Dokkum, Pieter, Bezanson, Rachel, Franx, Marijn, Fumagalli, Mattia, Momcheva, Ivelina, Nelson, Erica, Skelton, Rosalind, Wake, David, Whitaker, Katherine, da Cunha, Elizabete, Erb, Dawn K., Fan, Xiaohui, Kriek, Mariska, Labbe, Ivo, Marchesini, Danilo, Patel, Shannon, Rix, Hans-Walter, Schmidt, Kaspar, and van der Wel, Arjen. “Large-scale Star-formation-driven Outflows at 1 < z < 2 in the 3D-HST Survey.” Astrophysical Journal
Hainline, Kevin N., Shapley, Alice E., Greene, Jenny E., Steidel, Charles C., Reddy, Naveen A., and Erb, Dawn K. “Stellar Populations of Ultraviolet-selected Active Galactic Nuclei Host Galaxies at z ~ 2-3.” Astrophysical Journal
Zahid, H Jabran, Dima, G. I., Kewley, Lisa, Erb, Dawn K., and Dave, Romeel. “A Census of Oxygen in Star-forming Galaxies: An Empirical Model Linking Metallicities, Star Formation Rates, and Outflows.” Astrophysical Journal
Brammer, Gabriel, Sanchez-Janssen, Ruben, Labbe, Ivo, da Cunha, Elisabete, Erb, Dawn K., Franx, Marijn, Fumagalli, Mattia, Lundgren, Britt, Marchesini, Danilo, Momcheva, Ivelina, Nelson, Erica, Patel, Shannon, Quadri, Ryan, Rix, Hans-Walter, Skelton, Rosalind, Schmidt, Kasper, van der Wel, Arjen, van Dokkum, Pieter, Wake, David, and Whitaker, Katherine. “3D-HST Grism Spectroscopy of a Gravitationally Lensed, Low-metallicity Starburst Galaxy at z = 1.847.” Astrophysical Journal Letters
Erb, Dawn K., Pettini, Max, Shapley, Alice, Steidel, Charles, Law, David, and Reddy, Naveen. “Physical Conditions in a Young, Unreddened, Low-metallicity Galaxy at High Redshift.” Astrophysical Journal
719.2 (2010): 1168-1190.