Publications: ADS-refereed ADS-all ADS-by-citation (excl. SDSS) ADS-first-author

Red clump stars and Gaia: Calibration of the standard candle using a hierarchical probabilistic model
Keith Hawkins, Boris Leistedt, Jo Bovy, & David W. Hogg, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 471, 722 (2017) [MNRAS] [ADS]

The Peculiar Globular Cluster Palomar 1 and Persistence in the SDSS-APOGEE Database
Farbod Jahandar, Kim A. Venn, Matthew D. Shetrone, Mike Irwin, Jo Bovy, Charli M. Sakari, Collin L. Kielty, Ruth A. R. Digby, & Peter M. Frinchaboy, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 470, 4782 (2017) [MNRAS] [ADS]

Stellar Inventory of the Solar Neighborhood using Gaia DR1
Jo Bovy, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 470, 1360 (2017) [MNRAS] [ADS]

Absolute Magnitudes of Seismic Red Clumps in the Kepler Field and SAGA: the age dependency of the distance scale
Y.Q. Chen, L. Casagrande, G. Zhao, J. Bovy, V. Silva Aguirre, J.K. Zhao, & Y.P. Jia, Astrophys. J. 840, 77 (2017) [ApJ] [ADS]

The proper motion of Pyxis: the first use of adaptive optics in tandem with HST on a faint halo object
Tobias K. Fritz, Sean Linden, Paul Zivick, Nitya Kallivayalil, Rachael Beaton, Jo Bovy, et al., Astrophys. J. 840, 30 (2017) [ApJ] [ADS] [some code]

Action-based Dynamical Modeling for the Milky Way Disk: The Influence of Spiral Arms
Wilma Trick, Jo Bovy, Elena D'Onghia, & Hans-Walter Rix, Astrophys. J. 839, 61 (2017) [ApJ] [ADS]

Galactic rotation in Gaia DR1
Jo Bovy, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. Lett. 468, L63 (2017) [MNRAS] [ADS] [code] [code on nbviewer]

Linear perturbation theory for tidal streams and the small-scale CDM power spectrum
Jo Bovy, Denis Erkal, & Jason L. Sanders, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 466, 628 (2016) [MNRAS] [ADS] [code]

The shape of the inner Milky Way halo from observations of the Pal 5 and GD-1 stellar streams
Jo Bovy, Anita Bahmanyar, Tobias K. Fritz, & Nitya Kallivayalil, Astrophys. J. 833, 31 (2016) [ApJ] [ADS] [code]

Detection of a dearth of stars with zero angular momentum in the solar neighbourhood
Jason A. S. Hunt, Jo Bovy, & Raymond G. Carlberg, Astrophys. J. Lett. 832, L25 (2016) [ApJL] [ADS]

Action-based dynamical modelling for the Milky Way disk
Wilma Trick, Jo Bovy, & Hans-Walter Rix, Astrophys. J. 830, 97 (2016) [ApJ] [ADS]

Chemical abundances in a sample of red giants in the open cluster NGC 2420 from APOGEE
Diogo Souto, Katia Cunha, Verne Smith, Carlos Allende Prieto, Marc Pinsonneault, Olga Zamora, D. Anibal García-Hernández, Szabolcs Mészáros, Jo Bovy, et al., Astrophys. J. 830, 35 (2016) [ApJ] [ADS]

The number and size of subhalo-induced gaps in stellar streams
Denis Erkal, Vasily Belokurov, Jo Bovy, & Jason L. Sanders, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 463, 102 (2016) [MNRAS] [ADS]

ASPCAP: The APOGEE stellar parameter and chemical abundances pipeline
Ana E. García~Pérez, et al., Astron. J. 151, 144 (2016) [AJ] [ADS]

The stellar population structure of the Galactic disk
Jo Bovy, Hans-Walter Rix, Edward F. Schlafly, David L. Nidever, Jon A. Holtzman, Matthew Shetrone, & Timothy C. Beers, Astrophys. J. 823, 30 (2016) [ApJ] [ADS] [code] [more code]

Detecting the disruption of dark-matter halos with stellar streams
Jo Bovy, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 121301 (2016) [PRL] [ADS] [code]

Dynamics of stream-subhalo interactions
Jason L. Sanders, Jo Bovy, & Denis Erkal, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 457, 3817 (2016) [MNRAS] [ADS] [code]

On Galactic density modeling in the presence of dust extinction
Jo Bovy, Hans-Walter Rix, Gregory M. Green, Edward F. Schlafly, Douglas P. Finkbeiner, Astrophys. J. 818, 130 (2016) [ApJ] [ADS] [mwdust code] [code]

The chemical homogeneity of open clusters
Jo Bovy, Astrophys. J. 817, 49 (2016) [ApJ] [ADS]

Determining Ages of APOGEE giants with known distances
Diane Feuilet, Jo Bovy, Jon Holtzman, Léo Girardi, Nick MacDonald, Steven R. Majewski, & David L. Nidever, Astrophys. J. 817, 40 (2016) [ApJ] [ADS]

Cosmological implications of baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) measurements
Éric Aubourg, et al., Phys. Rev. D 92, 123516 (2015) [PRD] [ADS]

Abundances, Stellar Parameters, and Spectra From the SDSS-III/APOGEE Survey
Jon A. Holtzman, Matthew Shetrone, Jennifer A. Johnson, Carlos Allende Prieto, Friedrich Anders, Brett Andrews, Timothy C. Beers, Dmitry Bizyaev, Michael R. Blanton, Jo Bovy, et al., Astron. J. 150, 148 (2015) [AJ] [ADS]

Spiral and bar driven peculiar velocities in Milky Way sized galaxy simulations
Robert J.J. Grand, Jo Bovy, Daisuke Kawata, Jason A.S. Hunt, Benoit Famaey, Arnaud Siebert, Giacomo Monari, & Mark Cropper, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 453, 1867 (2015) [MNRAS] [ADS]

The radial profile and flattening of the Milky Way's stellar halo to 80 kpc from the SEGUE K-giant Survey
Xiang-Xiang Xue, Hans-Walter Rix, Zhibo Ma, Heather Morrison, Jo Bovy, Branimir Sesar, & William Janesh, Astrophys. J. 809, 144 (2015) [ApJ] [ADS]

The nature and orbit of the Ophiuchus stream
Branimir Sesar, Jo Bovy, et al., Astrophys. J. 809, 59 (2015) [ApJ] [ADS] [some code]

Quasar probabilities and redshifts from WISE mid-IR through GALEX UV photometry
Michael A. DiPompeo, Jo Bovy, Adam D. Myers, & Dustin Lang, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 452, 3124 (2015) [MNRAS] [ADS] [code]

Chemical cartography with APOGEE: Metallicity distribution functions and the chemical structure of the Milky Way disk
Michael R. Hayden, Jo Bovy, Jon A. Holtzman, et al., Astrophys. J. 808, 132 (2015) [ApJ] [ADS] [some code]

Young alpha-enriched giant stars in the solar neighbourhood
Marie Martig, Hans-Walter Rix, Victor Silva Aguirre, Saskia Hekker, Benoit Mosser, Yvonne Elsworth, Jo Bovy, et al., Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 451, 2230 (2015) [MNRAS] [ADS]

Exploring anticorrelations and light element variations in northern globular clusters observed by the APOGEE survey
Szabolcs Mészáros, Sarah L. Martell, Matthew Shetrone, Sara Lucatello, Nicholas W. Troup, Jo Bovy, et al., Astron. J. 149, 153 (2015) [AJ] [ADS] [some code]

Estimating Black Hole Masses in Hundreds of Quasars
Nina Hernitschek, Hans-Walter Rix, Jo Bovy, & Eric Morganson, Astrophys. J. 801, 45 (2015) [ApJ] [ADS]

The power spectrum of the Milky Way: Velocity fluctuations in the Galactic disk
Jo Bovy, Jonathan C. Bird, Ana E. García~Pérez, Steven R. Majewski, David L. Nidever, & Gail Zasowski, Astrophys. J. 800, 83 (2015) [ApJ] [ADS] [code]

galpy: A Python Library for Galactic Dynamics
Jo Bovy, Astrophys. J. Supp. 216, 29 (2015) [ApJS] [ADS] [code] [code for figures] [more code for figures]

Baryon Acoustic Oscillations in the Lyα forest of DR11 BOSS quasars
Timothée Delubac, et. al., Astron. & Astrophys. 574, A59 (2015) [A&A] [ADS]

The APOKASC Catalog: An asteroseismic and spectroscopic joint survey of targets in the Kepler fields
Marc Pinsonneault, et al., Astrophys. J. Supp. 215, 19 (2014) [ApJS] [ADS]

Tracing chemical evolution over the extent of the Milky Way's Disk with APOGEE Red Clump Stars
David L. Nidever, Jo Bovy, Jonathan C. Bird, et al., Astrophys. J. 796, 38 (2014) [ApJ] [ADS]

Bayesian distances and extinctions for giants observed by Kepler and APOGEE
Thaíse S. Rodrigues, Léo Girardi, Andrea Miglio, Diego Bossini, Jo Bovy, et al., Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 445, 2758 (2014) [MNRAS] [ADS]

Dynamical modeling of tidal streams
Jo Bovy, Astrophys. J. 795, 95 (2014) [ApJ] [ADS] [code]

The Milky Way tomography with SDSS. V. Mapping the dark matter halo
Sarah R. Loebman, Željko Ivezić, Thomas R. Quinn, Jo Bovy, Charlotte R. Christensen, Mario Jurić, Rok Roškar, Alyson M. Brooks, Fabio Governato, Astrophys. J. 794, 151 (2014) [ApJ] [ADS]

The APOGEE red-clump catalog: Precise distances, velocities, and high-resolution elemental abundances over a large area of the Milky Way's disk
Jo Bovy, et al., Astrophys. J. 790, 127 (2014) [ApJ] [ADS] [code] [code]

Chemical cartography with APOGEE: Large-scale mean metallicity maps of the Milky Way
Michael R. Hayden, Jon A. Holtzman, Jo Bovy, et al., Astron. J. 147, 116 (2014) [AJ] [ADS]

A direct dynamical measurement of the Milky Way's disk surface density profile, disk scale length, and dark matter profile at 4 kpc < R < 9 kpc
Jo Bovy & Hans-Walter Rix, Astrophys. J. 779, 115 (2013) [ApJ] [ADS] [code] [data]

Quasars Probing Quasars VI. Excess HI Absorption Within One Proper Mpc of z~2 Quasars
J. Xavier Prochaska, Joseph F. Hennawi, Khee-Gan Lee, Sebastiano Cantalupo, Jo Bovy, S.G. Djorgovski, Sara L. Ellison, Marie Wingyee Lau, Crystal L. Martin, Adam Myers, Kate H.R. Rubin, & Robert A. Simcoe, Astrophys. J. 776, 136 (2013) [ApJ] [ADS]

MaGICC Thick Disk I: Comparing a Simulated Disk Formed with Stellar Feedback to the Milky Way
G. S. Stinson, J. Bovy, H.-W. Rix, C. Brook, R. Roškar, J. J. Dalcanton, A. V. Macciò, J. Wadsley, H. M. P. Couchman, T. R. Quinn, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 436, 625 (2013) [MNRAS] [ADS]

On the study of Galactic potential via action-based mono-abundance stars distribution function
Yuan-Sen Ting, Hans-Walter Rix, Jo Bovy, & Glenn van de Ven Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 434, 652 (2013) [MNRAS] [ADS]

The SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: The quasar luminosity function from data release nine
Nicholas P. Ross, et. al., Astrophys. J. 773, 14 (2013) [ApJ] [ADS]

The gravitational potential near the Sun from SEGUE K-dwarf kinematics
Lan Zhang, Hans-Walter Rix, Glenn van de Ven, Jo Bovy, Chao Liu, & Gang Zhao, Astrophys. J. 772, 108 (2013) [ApJ] [ADS]

The Milky Way's stellar disk
Hans-Walter Rix & Jo Bovy, Astron. Astrophys. Rev. 21, 61 (2013) [A&ARv] [ADS]

Measurement of baryon acoustic oscillations in the Lyman-alpha forest fluctuations in BOSS Data Release 9
Anže Slosar, et. al., J. Cosmol. Astropart. Phys. 4, 26 (2013) [JCAP] [ADS]

Baryon Acoustic Oscillations in the Lyα forest of BOSS quasars
Nicolás G. Busca, et. al., Astron. & Astrophys. 552, A96 (2013) [A&A] [ADS]

Low-mass suppression of the satellite luminosity function due to the supersonic baryon–cold-dark-matter relative velocity
Jo Bovy & Cora Dvorkin, Astrophys. J. 768, 70 (2013) [ApJ] [ADS]

The stellar metallicity distribution function of the Galactic halo from SDSS photometry
Deokkeun An, Timothy C. Beers, Jennifer A. Johnson, Marc H. Pinsonneault, Young Sun Lee, Jo Bovy, Željko Ivezić, Daniela Carollo, & Matthew Newby, Astrophys. J. 763, 65 (2013) [ApJ] [ADS]

The Milky Way's circular velocity curve between 4 and 14 kpc from APOGEE data
Jo Bovy, et al., Astrophys. J. 759, 131 (2012) [ApJ] [ADS] [code]

On the local dark matter density
Jo Bovy & Scott Tremaine, Astrophys. J. 756, 89 (2012) [ApJ] [ADS] [code]

The vertical motions of mono-abundance sub-populations in the Milky Way disk
Jo Bovy, Hans-Walter Rix, David W. Hogg, Timothy C. Beers, Young Sun Lee, & Lan Zhang, Astrophys. J. 755, 115 (2012) [ApJ] [ADS] [code] [data]

The clustering of intermediate redshift quasars as measured by the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey
Martin White, et al., Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 424, 933 (2012) [MNRAS] [ADS]

The spatial structure of mono-abundance sub-populations of the Milky Way disk
Jo Bovy, Hans-Walter Rix, Chao Liu, David W. Hogg, Timothy C. Beers, & Young Sun Lee, Astrophys. J. 753, 148 (2012) [ApJ] [ADS] [code] [more code] [data]

The Milky Way has no distinct thick disk
Jo Bovy, Hans-Walter Rix, & David W. Hogg, Astrophys. J. 751, 131 (2012) [ApJ] [ADS] [code] [data]

Photometric Redshifts and Quasar Probabilities from a Single, Data-driven Generative Model
Jo Bovy, et al., Astrophys. J. 749, 41 (2012) [ApJ] [ADS] [code]

The SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: Quasar Target Selection for Data Release Nine
Nicholas P. Ross, Adam D. Myers, Erin S. Sheldon, Christophe Y├Ęche, Michael A. Strauss, Jo Bovy, et al.,
Astrophys. J. Supp. 199, 3 (2012) [ApJS] [ADS]

Carbon-Enhanced Metal-Poor Stars in the Inner and Outer Halo Components of the Milky Way
Daniela Carollo, Timothy C. Beers, Jo Bovy, T. Sivarani, John E. Norris, Ken C. Freeman, W. Aoki, & Young Sun Lee, Astrophys. J. 744, 195 (2012) [ApJ] [ADS]

The Color Variability of Quasars
Kasper B. Schmidt, Hans-Walter Rix, Joseph C. Shields, Matthias Knecht, David W. Hogg, Dan Maoz, & Jo Bovy, Astrophys. J. 744, 147 (2012) [ApJ] [ADS]

Spherical harmonics analysis of Fermi gamma-ray data and the Galactic dark matter halo
Dmitry Malyshev, Jo Bovy, & Ilias Cholis, Phys. Rev. D 84, 023013 (2011) [PRD] [ADS]

Extreme deconvolution: inferring complete distribution functions from noisy, heterogeneous and incomplete observations
Jo Bovy, David W. Hogg, & Sam T. Roweis, Ann. Appl. Stat. 5, 2B, 1657 (2011) [AOAS] [ADS] [code]

Think outside the color box: probabilistic target selection and the SDSS-XDQSO quasar targeting catalog
Jo Bovy, et al., Astrophys. J. 729, 141 (2011) [ApJ] [ADS] [catalog] [code]
The technique introduced in this paper has until now discovered 101172 quasars—83547 z ≥ 2.2 quasars—as part of SDSS-III's BOSS

Inferring the eccentricity distribution
David W. Hogg, Adam D. Myers, & Jo Bovy, Astrophys. J. 725, 2166 (2010) [ApJ] [ADS]

Tracing the Hercules stream around the Galaxy
Jo Bovy, Astrophys. J. 725, 1676 (2010) [ApJ] [ADS] [code] [movies]

The velocity distribution of nearby stars from Hipparcos data II. The nature of the low-velocity moving groups
Jo Bovy & David W. Hogg, Astrophys. J. 717, 617 (2010) [ApJ] [ADS] [movies]

Dynamical inference from a kinematic snapshot: The force law in the Solar System
Jo Bovy, Iain Murray, & David W. Hogg, Astrophys. J. 711, 1157 (2010) [ApJ] [ADS]

Galactic masers and the Milky Way circular velocity
Jo Bovy, David W. Hogg, & Hans-Walter Rix, Astrophys. J. 704, 1704 (2009) [ApJ] [ADS]

The velocity distribution of nearby stars from Hipparcos data I. The significance of the moving groups
Jo Bovy, David W. Hogg, & Sam T. Roweis, Astrophys. J. 700, 1794 (2009) [ApJ] [ADS]

Substructure Boosts to Dark Matter Annihilation from Sommerfeld Enhancement
Jo Bovy, Phys. Rev. D 79, 083539 (2009) [PRD] [ADS] [code]

Cosmic transparency: A test with the baryon acoustic feature and type Ia supernovae
Surhud More, Jo Bovy, & David W. Hogg, Astrophys. J. 696, 1727 (2009) [ApJ] [ADS]

Connection between a Possible Fifth Force and the Direct Detection of Dark Matter
Jo Bovy & Glennys R. Farrar, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 101301 (2009) [PRL] [ADS]

The Transparency of Galaxy Clusters
Jo Bovy, David W. Hogg, & John Moustakas, Astrophys. J. 688, 198 (2008) [ApJ] [ADS]

N = 1,2 Supersymmetric Vacua of IIA Supergravity and SU(2) Structures
Jo Bovy, Dieter Lüst, & Dimitrios Tsimpis, J. High Energy Phys. 08, 056 (2005) [JHEP] [ADS]

In preparation

Target Selection for the SDSS-IV APOGEE-2 Survey
G. Zasowski, R. E. Cohen, S. D. Chojnowski, F. Santana, R. J. Oelkers, B. Andrews, R. L. Beaton, C. Bender, J. C. Bird, Jo Bovy, et al., Astron. J., submitted (2017) [arXiv/1708.00155]

Improving Gaia parallax precision with a data-driven model of stars
Lauren Anderson, David W. Hogg, Boris Leistedt, Adrian M. Price-Whelan, & Jo Bovy, Astron. J., submitted (2017) [arXiv/1706.05055]

The dimensionality of stellar chemical space using spectra from the Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment
Natalie Price-Jones & Jo Bovy, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., submitted (2017) [arXiv/1706.00009] [code]

The age-metallicity structure of the Milky Way disk
J. Ted Mackereth, Jo Bovy, Ricardo P. Schiavon, et al., Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., in press (2017) [arXiv/1706.00018]

Made-to-measure modeling of observed galaxy dynamics
Jo Bovy, Daisuke Kawata, & Jason A. S. Hunt, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., submitted (2017) [arXiv/1704.03884]

Collaboration papers

The Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE)
Steven R. Majewski, Ricardo P. Schiavon, Peter M. Frinchaboy, et al., Astron. J. 154, 94 (2017) [AJ] [ADS]

The Fourteenth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First Spectroscopic Data from the extended Baryon Oscillation Sky Survey and from the second phase of the Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment
Bela Abolfathi, et al., Astrophys. J. Supp., submitted (2017) [arXiv/1707.09322]

Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV: Mapping the Milky Way, Nearby Galaxies and the Distant Universe
Michael R. Blanton, et al., Astron. J. 154, 28 (2017) [AJ] [ADS]

The Thirteenth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First Spectroscopic Data from the SDSS-IV Survey MApping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory
SDSS-III collaboration: Franco D. Albareti, et al., Astrophys. J. Supp., submitted (2016) [arXiv/1608.02013]

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey quasar catalog: twelfth data release
Isabelle Pâris, et al., Astron. & Astrophys. 597, A79 (2017) [A&A] [ADS]

The SDSS-IV extended Baryonic Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: Quasar Target Selection
Adam D. Myers, Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille, Abhishek Prakash, Isabelle Pâris, Christophe Yeche, Kyle S. Dawson, Jo Bovy, et al., Astrophys. J. Supp. 221, 27 (2015) [ApJS] [ADS]

The SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: Overview and Early Data
Kyle S. Dawson, et al., Astron. J. 151, 44 (2016) [AJ] [ADS]

The Eleventh and Twelfth data releases of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Final data from SDSS-III
SDSS-III collaboration: Shadab Alam, et al., Astrophys. J. Supp. 219, 12 (2015) [ApJS] [ADS]

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey quasar catalog: tenth data release
Isabelle Pâris, et al., Astron. & Astrophys. 563, A54 (2014) [A&A] [ADS]

The Tenth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First Spectroscopic Data from the SDSS-III Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment
SDSS-III collaboration: Christopher P. Ahn, et al., Astrophys. J. Supp. 211, 17 (2014) [ApJS] [ADS]

The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey of SDSS-III
Kyle S. Dawson, et al., Astron. J. 145, 10 (2013) [AJ] [ADS]

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey quasar catalog: ninth data release
Isabelle Pâris, et al., Astron. & Astrophys. 548, 66 (2012) [A&A] [ADS]

The Ninth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First Spectroscopic Data from the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey
SDSS-III collaboration: Christopher P. Ahn, et al., Astrophys. J. Supp. 203, 21 (2012) [ApJS] [ADS]

SDSS-III: Massive Spectroscopic Surveys of the Distant Universe, the Milky Way Galaxy, and Extra-Solar Planetary Systems
Daniel J. Eisenstein, et al., Astron. J. 142, 72 (2011) [AJ] [ADS]

The Eighth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First Data from SDSS-III
SDSS-III collaboration: Hiroaki Aihara, et al., Astrophys. J. Supp. 193, 29 (2011) [ApJS] [ADS] [Erratum]

Miscellaneous

Stellar kinematics
Jo Bovy, Note on coordinate transformations (appendix from my PhD thesis) (2010) [PDF] [PhD Thesis]

Data analysis recipes: Fitting a model to data
David W. Hogg, Jo Bovy, & Dustin Lang, a chapter from a non-existent book (2010) [arXiv/1008.4686]

contact info

email: bovy [at] astro.utoronto.ca

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University of Toronto
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