Carolin N. Cardamone

Prof. Carolin CardamoneAssistant Professor of Mathematics/Science
School of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 617-879-2256
Office: Activities West 204

Educational Degrees

B.A., Wellesley College, 2002 (Mathematics & Astronomy)
M.A., Wesleyan University, 2004 (Astronomy)
M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University, 2010 (Astronomy)

Carie Cardamone is an observational extra-Galactic astronomer, whose research explores the evolution of galaxies over the history of the Universe. As a science team member of the Zooniverse project Galaxy Zoo ( she is interested in the ways that Citizen Science can be used in the classroom as an effective educational tool. Many of her recent astrophysics papers use morphological information from Galaxy Zoo to look at the formation of structures in galaxies and new X-ray data in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Stripe 82 field to explore the co-evolution of accreting super massive black holes with their host galaxies.

After completing her PhD dissertation at the Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics, her interest in incorporating results from educational research into the classroom led her to develop an education research program focused on statistical techniques of assessment at MIT. While integrating technological resources into an introductory physics class to extend the student's learning online and flip the classroom activities, she developed an abiding interest in the ways technology can both enhance and hinder student learning. Next at Brown University she supported faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across the curriculum in course development and using technology to enhance their pedagogy as an Associate Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning.

At Wheelock, she is developing interactive courses that capture students' imaginations in learning physical sciences. From her freshman seminar class, Science Inquiry & the Earth to her graduate online education class Teaching & Learning Physical Sciences, she uses hands-on experiments to allow the students to explore the intersections of the physical sciences with their daily lives. Interactive online environments are integral to her course design and students in The Physics of Sports, The Solar System and her hybrid major's course in Astrobiology work collaboratively online and in the classroom to discover the Universe around them.

Selected Publications

  • Cardamone C, Lobel L. 2016. Using citizen science to engage introductory students: From streams to the solar system. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education 17: 117-119. doi:10.1128/jmbe.v17i1.1082
  • Baronchelli, L., Koss, M., Schawinski, K., et al. 2017, Inferring Compton-thick AGN candidates at z > 2 with Chandra using the >8 keV rest-frame spectral curvature, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 471, 364
  • LaMassa, S.~M., Glikman, E., Brusa, M., et al. 2017, The Hunt for Red Quasars: Luminous Obscured Black Hole Growth Unveiled in the Stripe 82 X-ray Survey, Accepted for publication in ApJ
  • Kruk, S.~J., Lintott, C.~J., Simmons, B.~D., et al. 2017, Galaxy Zoo: finding offset discs and bars in SDSS galaxies‚ėÖ, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 469, 3363
  • Hart, R.~E., Bamford, S.~P., Hayes, W.~B., et al. 2017, Galaxy Zoo and SpArcFiRe: Constraints on spiral arm formation mechanisms from spiral arm number and pitch angles, arXiv:1708.04628 , accepted for publication in MNRAS
  • Willett, K.~W., Galloway, M.~A., Bamford, S.~P., et al. 2017, Galaxy Zoo: morphological classifications for 120 000 galaxies in HST legacy imaging, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 464, 4176
  • Powell, M.~C., Urry, C.~M., Cardamone, C.~N., et al. 2017, Morphology and the Color-mass Diagram as Clues to Galaxy Evolution at z~1 , ApJ, 835, 22
  • LaMassa, S.~M., Civano, F., Brusa, M., et al. 2016, On R-W1 as A Diagnostic to Discover Obscured Active Galactic Nuclei in Wide-area X-Ray Surveys, ApJ, 818, 88
  • Cheung, E., Conroy, C., Athanassoula, E., et al. 2015, Stellar Populations of Barred Quiescent Galaxies, ApJ, 807, 36
  • Galloway, M.~A., Willett, K.~W., Fortson, L.~F., et al. Galaxy Zoo: the effect of bar-driven fuelling on the presence of an active galactic nucleus in disc galaxies 2015 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 448, 3442
  • Cheung, E., Trump, J.~R., Athanassoula, E., et al. 2015, Galaxy Zoo: Are bars responsible for the feeding of active galactic nuclei at 0.2 < z < 1.0?, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 447, 506
  • Cardamone, Carolin N.; Urry, C. Megan; Schawinski, Kevin; Treister, Ezequiel; Brammer, Gabriel; Gawiser, Eric 2010, Dust-corrected Colors Reveal Bimodality in the Host-galaxy Colors of Active Galactic Nuclei at z ∼ 1, ApJ, 721L, 38
  • Cardamone, Carolin; Schawinski, Kevin; Sarzi, Marc; Bamford, Steven P.; Bennert, Nicola; Urry, C. M.; Lintott, Chris; Keel, William C.; Parejko, John; Nichol, Robert C.; Thomas, Daniel; Andreescu, Dan; Murray, Phil; Raddick, M. Jordan; Slosar, Ane; Szalay, Alex; Vandenberg, 2009, Galaxy Zoo Green Peas: discovery of a class of compact extremely star-forming galaxies, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 399, 1191
  • Cardamone, Carolin N.; Urry, C. Megan; Damen, Maaike; van Dokkum, Pieter; Treister, Ezequiel; Labb, Ivo; Virani, Shanil N.; Lira, Paulina; Gawiser, Eric 2008, Mid-Infrared Properties and Color Selection for X-Ray-Detected Active Galac- tic Nuclei in the MUSYC Extended Chandra Deep Field-South, ApJ, 680, 130
  • Francke, H., Gawiser, E., Lira, P., Treister, E., Virani, S., Cardamone, C., Urry, C. M., van Dokkum, P., Quadri, R. 2008, Clustering of Intermediate-Luminosity X-Ray-Selected Active Galactic Nuclei at z ∼ 3, ApJ, 673, L13

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