Gregory Novak

  • Program Years: 2002-2006
  • Academic Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Field of Study: Theoretical Astrophysics
  • Academic Advisor: Sandra Faber
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2003)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz, 2008
    B.A. Physics, Harvard, 2000

Current Status


"Radiative Transfer and Radiative Driving of Outflows in Starbursts and AGN" G.S. Novak, J.P. Ostriker, L. Ciotti, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, accepted.

"On Galaxies and Homology" G. S. Novak, P. Jonsson, T.J. Cox, J.R. Primack, A. Dekel Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 424:635 (2012)

"Feedback from Central Black Holes in Elliptical Galaxies" G. S. Novak, J. P. Ostriker, L. Ciotti, Astrophysical Journal 737:26 (2011)

"Momentum Driving: Which Physical Processes Dominate AGN Feedback?" J. P. Ostriker, E. Choi, L. Ciotti, G. S. Novak, D. Proga, Astrophysical Journal 722:642 (2010)

"The Redshift Evolution of Wet, Dry, and Mixed Galaxy Mergers from Close Galaxy Pairs in the DEEP2 Galaxy Redshift Survey", L. Lin et al., Astrophysical Journal 681:232 (2008)

"Shapes of Stellar Systems and Dark Halos from Simulations of Galaxy Major Mergers", Gregory S. Novak, Thomas J. Cox, Joel R. Primack, Patrik Jonsson, Avishai Dekel, Accepted to Astrophysical Journal Letters.

"Radius Dependent Luminosity Evolution of Blue Galaxies in GOODS-N", J. Melbourne, A. Phillips, J. Harker, G. Novak, D. C. Koo, and S. M. Faber, Submitted to the Astrophysical Journal.

"On the Correlations of Massive Black Holes with Their Host Galaxies", G. S. Novak, S. M. Faber, and A. Dekel, Astrophysical Journal 637:96 (2006).

"Lost and found dark matter in elliptical galaxies", A. Dekel, F. Stoehr, G. A. Mamon, T. J. Cox, G. S. Novak, and J. R. Primack, Nature 437:707 (2005).

"Particle Identification in the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer", Greg Novak, Werner Riegler (CERN), Christoph Posch (CERN), ATLAS Internal Note ATL-COM-MUON-2001-020.


Honorable Mention National Science Foundation/Science Magazine International Science and Engineering Visualization Contest, 2008

Whitford Prize from the UCSC Astronomy Department for excellence in research, teaching, and course work.