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PUBLICATIONS
A full list of my publications can be found on the Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysical Data System (ADS) or Google Scholar. I have also put online several presentations.

My Curriculum Vitae (updated 16 April 2014)


REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES
first-author publications:

11. Heavy metals in a light white dwarf: The extremely low-mass GALEXJ1717+6757
J. J. Hermes, B. T. Gänsicke, D. Koester, M. C. P. Bours, D. M. Townsley, J. Farihi, Stuart Littlefair, T. R. Marsh, V. S. Dhillon, A. Gianninas, E. Breedt, and R. Raddi, MNRAS, submitted (2014)

10. The pulsating white dwarf GD 1212 using a two-wheel-controlled Kepler spacecraft
J. J. Hermes, S. Charpinet, Thomas Barclay, E. Pakstiene, Fergal Mullally, Steven D. Kawaler, S. Bloemen, Barbara G. Castanheira, D. E. Winget, M. H. Montgomery, V. Van Grootel, Daniel Huber, Martin Still, Steve B. Howell, Douglas A. Caldwell, Michael R. Haas, and Stephen T. Bryson, ApJ, submitted (2014)

9. High-speed photometry of 20 merging low-mass white dwarf binaries
J. J. Hermes, Warren R. Brown, Mukremin Kilic, A. Gianninas, Paul Chote, D. J. Sullivan, D. E. Winget, Keaton J. Bell, R. E. Falcon, K. I. Winget, Paul A. Mason, Samuel T. Harrold, and M. H. Montgomery, ApJ, submitted (2014)

8. A new class of pulsating white dwarf of extremely low mass: the fourth and fifth members
J. J. Hermes, M. H. Montgomery, A. Gianninas, Samuel T. Harrold, D. E. Winget, Warren R. Brown, Keaton J. Bell, Scott J. Kenyon, Mukremin Kilic, and Barbara G. Castanheira, MNRAS, 436, 3573 (2013)

7. Discovery of an ultramassive pulsating white dwarf
J. J. Hermes, S. O. Kepler, Barbara G. Castanheira, A. Gianninas, D. E. Winget, M. H. Montgomery, Warren R. Brown, and Samuel T. Harrold, ApJL, 771, L2 (2013)
      UT Press Release (Astronomy Magazine)

6. A new timescale for period change in the pulsating DA white dwarf WD 0111+0018
J. J. Hermes, M. H. Montgomery, Fergal Mullally, D. E. Winget, and A. Bischoff-Kim,
ApJ, 766, 42 (2013)

5. Discovery of pulsations, including possible pressure modes, in two new extremely low mass,
He-core white dwarfs

J. J. Hermes, M. H. Montgomery, D. E. Winget, Warren R. Brown, A. Gianninas, Mukremin Kilic, Scott J. Kenyon, Keaton J. Bell, and Samuel T. Harrold, ApJ, 765, 102 (2013)

4. Rapid orbital decay in the 12.75-minute WD+WD binary J0651+2844
J. J. Hermes, Mukremin Kilic, Warren R. Brown, D. E. Winget, Carlos Allende Prieto, A. Gianninas, Anjum S. Mukadam, Antonio Cabrera-Lavers, and Scott J. Kenyon, ApJL, 757, L21 (2012)
      UT Press Release, Harvard/CfA Press Release
      Coverage: Nature, BBC News, New Scientist, and Scientific American

      12.75-minute binary evidences gravitational waves in visible-light observations
      J. J. Hermes, 8 November 2012, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.1201211.004566

3. SDSS J1840+6423: The first pulsating extremely low mass white dwarf
J. J. Hermes, M. H. Montgomery, D. E. Winget, Warren R. Brown, Mukremin Kilic and Scott J. Kenyon, ApJL, 750, L28 (2012)

2. Two new tidally distorted white dwarfs
J. J. Hermes, Mukremin Kilic, Warren R. Brown, M. H. Montgomery, and D. E. Winget, ApJ, 749, 42 (2012)

1. Discovery of a ZZ Ceti in the Kepler mission field
J. J. Hermes, Fergal Mullally, R. H. Østensen, Kurtis A. Williams, John Telting, John Southworth, S. Bloemen, Steve B. Howell, Mark Everett, and D. E. Winget, ApJL, 741, L16 (2011)


other-author publications:

17. KIC 11911480: the second ZZ Ceti in the Kepler field
S. Greiss, B. T. Gänsicke, J. J. Hermes, D. Steeghs, D. Koester, G. Ramsay, T. Barclay, and D. M. Townsley, MNRAS, 438, 3086 (2014)

16. J0745+1949: Discovery of a Metal-Rich and Tidally Distorted Extremely Low Mass WD
A. Gianninas, J. J. Hermes, Warren R. Brown, P. Dufour, Sara D. Barber, Mukremin Kilic, Scott J. Kenyon, and Samuel T. Harrold, ApJ, 781, 104 (2014)

15. Found: The Progenitors of AM CVn and Supernovae .Ia
Mukremin Kilic, J. J. Hermes, A. Gianninas, Warren R. Brown, Craig O. Heinke, M. A. Agueros, Paul Chote, Denis J. Sullivan, Keaton J. Bell, and Samuel T. Harrold, MNRAS, 438, L26 (2014)
      Chandra Press Release (Space Fellowship)

14. Enigmatic Recurrent Pulsational Variability of the Accreting White Dwarf EQ Lyn
Anjum S. Mukadam, D. M. Townsley, Paula Szkody, B. T. Gänsicke, J. Southworth, T. Brockett, S. Parsons, J. J. Hermes, M. H. Montgomery, D. E. Winget, S. Harrold, G. Tovmassian, S. Zharikov, A. J. Drake, A. Henden, P. Rodriguez-Gil, E. M. Sion, S. Zola, T. Szymanski, E. Pavlenko, A. Aungwerojwit, and S.-B. Qian, AJ, 146, 54 (2013)

13. Measuring the evolutionary rate of cooling of ZZ Ceti
Anjum S. Mukadam, Agnes Bischoff-Kim, Oliver Fraser, A. H. Corsico, M. H. Montgomery, S. O. Kepler, A. D. Romero, D. E. Winget, J. J. Hermes, T. S. Riecken, M. E. Kronberg, K. I. Winget, Ross E. Falcon, D. W. Chandler, J. W. Kuehne, D. J. Sullivan, D. Reaves, T. von Hippel, F. Mullally, H. Shipman, S. E. Thompson, N. M. Silvestri, and R. I. Hynes, ApJ, 771, 17 (2013)

12. Photometric variability in a warm, strongly magnetic DQ white dwarf
Kurtis A. Williams, D. E. Winget, M. H. Montgomery, Patrick Dufour, S. O. Kepler, J. J. Hermes, Ross E. Falcon, K. I. Winget, Michael Bolte, K. H. R. Rubin, and James Liebert, ApJ, 769, 123 (2013)

11. The seismic properties of low-mass He-core white dwarf stars
A. H. Corsico, A. D. Romero, L. G. Althaus, and J. J. Hermes, A&A, 547 A96 (2012)

10. Seismology of a massive pulsating hydrogen atmosphere white dwarf
S. O. Kepler, Ingrid Pelisoli, Viviane Pecanha, J. E. S. Costa, Luciano Fraga, J. J. Hermes, D. E. Winget, Barbara Castanheira, A. H. Corsico, A. D. Romero, Leandro Althaus, S. J. Kleinman, A. Nitta, D. Koester, Baybars Kulebi, Stefan Jordan, and Antonio Kanaan, ApJ, 757, 177 (2012)

9. GALEX and optical data on V455 Andromedae at three years post-outburst
Nicole M. Silvestri, Paula Szkody, Anjum S. Mukadam, J. J. Hermes, Mark Seibert, Richard D. Schwartz, and Eric J. Harpe, AJ, 144, 84 (2012)

8. Orbital properties of an unusually low-mass sdB star in a close binary system with a WD
R. Silvotti, R. H. Østensen, S. Bloemen, J. H. Telting, U. Heber, R. Oreiro, M. D. Reed, L. E. Farris, S. J. O'Toole, L. Lanteri, P. Degroote, H. Hu, A. S. Baran, J. J. Hermes, L. G. Althaus, T. R. Marsh, S. Charpinet, J. Li, R. L. Morris and D. T. Sanderfer, MNRAS, 424, 1752 (2012)

7. HST and optical data reveal white dwarf cooling, spin and periodicities in GW Lib ...
Paula Szkody, Anjum S. Mukadam, Boris T. Gänsicke, Arne Henden, Edward M. Sion, Dean Townsley, Paul Chote, Diane Harmer, Eric J. Harpe, J. J. Hermes, Denis J. Sullivan, D. E. Winget, ApJ, 753, 158 (2012)

6. Seismic evidence for non-synchronization in two close sdb+dM binaries ...
Herbert Pablo, Steven D. Kawaler, M. D. Reed, S. Bloemen, S. Charpinet, H. Hu, J. Telting, R. H. Østensen, A. S. Baran, E. M. Green, J. J. Hermes, T. Barclay, S. J. O'Toole, Fergal Mullally, D. W. Kurtz, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, Douglas A. Caldwell, Jessie L. Christiansen, and K. Kinemuchi, MNRAS, 422, 1343 (2012)

5. SDSS J1630+4233: A 40 minute orbital period detached white dwarf binary
Mukremin Kilic, Warren R. Brown, J. J. Hermes, Carlos Allende Prieto, S. J. Kenyon, D. E. Winget, and K. I. Winget, MNRAS, 418, L157 (2011)

4. A 12 minute orbital period detached white dwarf eclipsing binary
Warren R. Brown, Mukremin Kilic, J. J. Hermes, Carlos Allende Prieto, Scott J. Kenyon, and D. E. Winget, ApJL, 737, L23 (2011)
      Harvard/CfA Press Release, UT Press Release
      Coverage: Sky & Telescope, National Geographic, and Cosmos

3. The [second-]shortest period detached binary white dwarf system
Mukremin Kilic, Warren R. Brown, S. J. Kenyon, Carlos Allende Prieto, J. Andrews, S. J. Kleinman, K. I. Winget, D. E. Winget, and J. J. Hermes, MNRAS, 413, L101 (2011)

2. First unambiguous detection of the return of pulsations in the accreting white dwarf SDSS J074531.92+453829.6 after an outburst
Anjum S. Mukadam, D. M. Townsley, P. Szkody, Boris T. Gänsicke, D. E. Winget, J. J. Hermes, Steve B. Howell, J. Teske, Joseph Patterson, Jonathan Kemp and Eve Armstrong, ApJ, 728, L33 (2011)

1. Two planets orbiting the recently formed post-common envelope binary NN Ser
K. Beuermann, F. V. Hessman, S. Dreizler, T. R. Marsh, S. G. Parsons, D. E. Winget, G. F. Miller, M. R. Schreiber, W. Kley, V. S. Dhillon, S. P. Littlefair, C. M. Copperwheat and J. J. Hermes, A&A, 521, L60 (2010)
      UT Press Release
      Coverage: Bad Astronomy, Space.com, and Astrobiology Magazine


CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

3. Ultra-Compact Binaries: eLISA Verification Sources
Mukremin Kilic, Warren R. Brown and J. J. Hermes, The 9th LISA Symposium, ASP Conference Series, Vol. 467. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 47 (2013)

2. A status report on a planet search around white dwarf stars
J. J. Hermes, F. Mullally, D. E. Winget, M. H. Montgomery, G. F. Miller and J. L. Ellis, American Institute of Physics Conference Series, 1273, 446 (2010)

1. Limits of perturbative nonlinear light curve analyses: the case of G117-B15A
M. H. Montgomery, J. J. Hermes, and D. E. Winget, American Institute of Physics Conference Series, 1273, 512 (2010)


TEXTBOOKS

We're Texas: Astronomy
Don Winget and I have adapted an astronomy textbook for non-major undergraduates from a text originally authored by Rob Robbins and Bill Jefferys. I contributed a section at the end of each chapter localizing the subject matter to research being done at UT-Austin, and the textbook retails for significantly less than most introductory astronomy texts.