Clemens, J. Christopher


Office: 270 Phillips Hall
Email: clemens at physics
Phone: (919) 962-2079
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B. S., Astrophysics, University of Oklahoma, 1985 Ph. D., Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin, 1994 NASA Hubble Fellow, Iowa State University, 1994-1996 Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Fellow, Caltech, 1996-1998


Chris Clemens’ interests include Stellar Seismology, Interacting Binaries, Time-resolved photometry and spectroscopy, and Astronomical Instrumentation.


Clemens, J.C., Reid, I.N., Gizis, J.E., and O’Brien, M.S., 1998, The Lower Main Sequence and the Orbital Period Distribution of Cataclysmic Variable Stars, ApJ, 496, 352-363

Clemens, J.C., Van Kerkwijk, M.H.,and Wu, Y., 2000, Line Profile Variations of the ZZ Ceti star G29-38, M.N.R.A.S., 314, 220-228.

Clemens, J. C., Crain, J. A., and Anderson, R., 2004, The Goodman Spectrograph, Proc. S.P.I.E., Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, 5492, 331-340.

Clemens, J. C., and Rosen, R. 2004, Observations of Non-radial Oscillations in Radio Pulsars, ApJ, 609, 340-353.

Clemens, J. Christopher, and Rosen, R., 2008, A Pulsational Model for the Orthogonal Polarization Modes in Radio Pulsar, ApJ, 680, 664-670.

Epps, Harland W., Cohen, Judith G., and Clemens, J. Christopher, 2010, A New Solution for the Dispersive Element in Astronomical Spectrographs, PASP, 122, 201-206.

Dunlap, B. H., Barlow, B. N., and Clemens, J. C., 2010, A New Small-amplitude Variable Hot DQ White Dwarf, ApJ Letters, 720, L159-L163.

Barlow, B. N., Dunlap, B. H., Clemens, J. C., Lynas-Gray, A. E., Ivarsen, K. M., Lacluyze, A. P., Reichart, D. E., Haislip, J. B., and Nysewander, M. C., 2010, Photometry and spectroscopy of the new sdBV CS 1246, MNRAS, 403, 324-334.