Ryan Hickox

Academic Appointments

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Professor Hickox is an observational astrophysicist with primary interests in supermassive black holes and the evolution of galaxies. He has a B.S. in Physics (2000) from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Astronomy (2007) from Harvard University. He held postdoctoral fellowships at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Durham University in the UK, and joined Dartmouth College in December 2011. His research has been funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation (including a CAREER award), and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. Professor Hickox also serves as the House Professor for West House.


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  • B.S. Yale University
  • Ph.D. Harvard University

Selected Publications

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Works In Progress

Connection between supermassive black hole growth and star formation in galaxies with Herschel and Chandra data; Spectral energy distributions, selection, and clustering of obscured quasars with SDSS, WISE, SALT, and NuSTAR; X-ray stacking analyses with Chandra and NuSTAR