Maarten Schmidt Bibliography

Papers, etc.

There are oral history interviews with Schmidt from 1975, 1977, and 1989 at the Niels Bohr Library & Archives. There are oral history interviews from 1992, 1996, and 2000 and other materials at the Caltech Archives.

Other References: Historical

Fifty Years of Quasars: A symposium in Honor of Maarten Schmidt, Caltech, 2013
http://www.astro.caltech.edu/q50/Home.html
includes links to talks by Schmidt and others and their slides.

Chapman, David M.F., “Reflections: Maarten Schmidt and the Discovery of Quasar Redshifts,” JRASC 97, 13 (2003).

Ellis, Barbara, “Redshift Turns Gold for Maarten Schmidt,” Caltech News42, (4), 3 (2008).

Kellermann, K.I., “The Discovery of Quasars and its Aftermath,” Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage 17, 267-82 (2014).

Preston, Richard, First Light: The Search for the Edge of the Universe (Atlantic Monthly Press, NY, 1987) [excerpted in Mercury 17, 1, 2 (1988)].

Preston, Richard, “Beacons in Time — Maarten Schmidt and the Discovery of Quasars,” Mercury 17, 2 (1988).

Schmidt, Maarten, “Discovery of Quasars,” in K. Kellermann & B. Sheets, eds., Serendipitous Discoveries in Radio Astronomy: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Green Bank, West Virginia on May 4, 5, 6 1983 (NRAO, Green Bank, WV, 1984), pp. 171-74.

Schmidt, Maarten, “The Discovery of Quasars,“ in B. Bertotti, et al, eds., Modern Cosmology in Retrospect (Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK, 1990), pp. 347-54.

Trimble, Virginia & Lodewijk Woltjer, “Quasars at 25,” Science 234, 155-61 (1986).

Trimble, V., R. Blandford, R. Green, I.N. Reid, & M. Schmidt, “Conference report — Astronomical Luminosity Functions: A Celebration for Maarten Schmidt,” Comments on Astrophys.18, 119-137 (1995).

Weedman, D.W., Quasar Astronomy (Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK, 1986).

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Other References: Scientific

Schmidt, M., “Photo-electric observations of Nova Lacertae 1950,” Bull. Astr Inst. Netherlands 11, 224-25 (1950).

Schmidt, M., “The Variation of the Total Brightness of Comets with Heliocentric Distance,” Bull. Astr Inst. Netherlands 11, 253-58 (1950).

Bull. Astr Inst. Netherlands 11, 200 (1950)Oort, J.H. & M. Schmidt, “Differences between New and Old Comets,” Bull. Astr Inst. Netherlands 11, 259-70 (1950).

Schmidt, M., “A Model of the Distribution of Mass in the Galactic System,” Bull. Astr Inst. Netherlands 13, 15-41 (1956).

Schmidt, M., “Spiral Structure in the Inner Parts of the Galactic System Derived from the Hydrogen Emission at 21-cm Wavelength,” Bull. Astr Inst. Netherlands 13, 247-68 (1957).

Schmidt, M., “The Rate of Star Formation,” Ap.J. 129, 243 (1959) and 137, 758 (1963).

Schmidt, M., “Galactic Models from Radio Observations,” PASP 73, 103 (1961).

Schmidt, M., “Spectrum of a Stellar Object Identified with the Radio Source 3C 286,” Ap.J. 136, 684 (1962).

Kraft, Robert P. & Maarten Schmidt, “Galactic Structure and Galactic Rotation from Cepheids,” Ap.J. 137, 249-67 (1962).

Schmidt, M., “3C273: A Star-like Object with Large Red-shift,” Nature 197, 1040 (1963) [excerpted with commentary and related papers in Lang, Kenneth R. & Owen Gingerich, eds., A Source Book in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 1900-1975 Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA, 1979), 803-10].

Greenstein, Jesse L. & Maarten Schmidt, “The Quasi-Stellar Radio Sources 3C 48 and 3C 273,” Ap.J. 140, 1-34 (1964) [excerpted with commentary in Lang, Kenneth R. & Owen Gingerich, eds., A Source Book in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 1900-1975 Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA, 1979), 811-18].

Matthews, Thomas A., William W. Morgan, & Maarten Schmidt, “A Discussion of Galaxies Indentified with Radio Sources,” Ap.J. 140, 35 (1964).

Blaauw, Adriaan & Maarten Schmidt, Galactic Structure (Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1965).

Schmidt, Maarten, “Optical Spectra and Redshifts of 31 Radio Galaxies,” Ap.J. 141, 1-5 (1965).

Schmidt, Maarten, “Space Distribution and Luminosity Functions of Quasi-Stellar Radio Sources,” Ap.J. 151, 393 (1968).

Schmidt, Maarten, “Quasi-stellar sources,” Mitteilungen der Astronomischen Gesellschaft 25, 13-17 (1968) [Karl Schwarzschild lecture].

Bahcall, John N., Maarten Schmidt, & James E. Gunn, “Are Some Quasi-Stellar Objects Associated with Clusters of Galaxies?” Ap.J. 157, 77 (1969).

Schmidt, Maarten, “Space Distribution and Luminosity Functions of Quasars,” Ap.J. 162, 371-79 (1970).

Schmidt, Maarten, “Quasars and Cosmology” (1971 Halley Lecture), Observatory 91, 209-14 (1971).

Schmidt, Maarten, “The Distances to the Quasars,” QJRAS 13, 297-302 (1972).

Schmidt, Maarten, “Statistical Studies of the Evolution of Extragalactic Radio Sources,” Ap.J. 176, 273-87, 289-301, 303-14 (1972).

Schmidt, Maarten, “The Mass of the Galactic Halo Derived from the Luminosity Function of High-Velocity Stars,” Ap.J. 202, 22 (1975).

Richstone, Douglas O. & Maarten Schmidt, “The Spectral Properties of a Large Sample of Quasars,” Ap.J. 235, 361-76 (1980).

Green, Richard F., et al, Observations of Quasars with the International Ultraviolet Explorer Satellite,” Ap.J. 239, 483-94 (1980).

Shaffer, D., R. Green, R., & M. Schmidt, “VLA Observations of the Palomar Bright Quasar Survey,” IAU Symposium 97 (1982), p. 367.

Schmidt, Maarten, “Quasar Boundary,” Science 216, 6 (1982).

Schmidt, Maarten & Richard F. Green, “Quasar Evolution Derived from the Palomar Bright Quasar Survey and Other Complete Quasar Surveys,” Ap.J. 269, 352-74 (1983).

Bechtold, Jill, et al, “IUE Observations of High-Redshift Quasars,” Ap.J. 281, 76-89 (1984).

Schneider, Donald P., et al, “Deep Optical and Radio Observations of the Gravitational Lens System 2016 + 112,” Ap.J. 294, 66-69 (1985).

Tananbaum, H., et al, “X-ray Observations of the Bright Quasar Survey,” Ap.J. 305, 57-67, 310, 518-33 (1986).

Schmidt, Maarten & Richard F. Green, “Counts, Evolution, and Background Contribution of X-ray Quasars and Other Extragalactic X-ray Sources,” Ap.J. 305, 68-82 (1986).

Schmidt, Maarten, Donald P. Schneider, & James E. Gunn, “Spectroscopic CCD Surveys for Quasars at Large Redshift. A Deep PFUEI survey,” Ap.J. 306, 411-27 (1986).

Schmidt, M., D. Schneider, & J. Gunn, “Nine Optically Selected Quasars With Redshifts Larger Than 3,” Ap J. 316, L1-L3 (1987).

Schmidt, M., D. Schneider, & J. Gunn, “ “PC 0910+5625: An Optically Selected Quasar With a Redshift of 4.04,” Ap.J. 321, L7-L10 (1987).

Kellermann, K.I., et al, “VLA Observations of Objects in the Palomar Bright Quasar Survey,” Astronomical Journal 98, 1195-1207 (1989).

Schmidt, Maarten & J.C. Higdon, “A Statistical Analysis of Gamma-Ray Bursts Detected by the Konus Experiment on Venera 11 and 12,”, in High Energy Astrophysics: American and Soviet Perspectives/Proceedings from the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Workshop on High-Energy Astrophysics (1991), 329-35.

Schmidt, Maarten, Donald P. Schneider, & James E. Gunn, “Luminosity Function of Quasars at Large Redshifts from GRISM Surveys,” The Space Distribution of Quasars, ASP Conference Series 21 (1991), 109-16.

Schneider, Donald P., Maarten Schmidt, & James E. Gunn “Moderate Resolution Spectrophotometry of High Redshift Quasars,” Astronomical Journal 101, 2004 (1991).

Hasinger, G., M. Schmidt, & J. Trümper,“Results on the X-ray Background and Sources from the ROSAT Medium Sensitivity Survey,“ Astron. & Astrophys. 246, L2-L5 (1991).

Schneider, Donald P., Maarten Schmidt, & James E. Gunn “PC 1247 + 3406 – An Optically Selected Quasar with a Redshift of 4.897,” Astronomical Journal 102, 837-40 (1991).

Schneider, Donald P., Maarten Schmidt, & James E. Gunn “Spectroscopic CCD Surveys for Quasars at Large Redshift. III: The Palomar Transit GRISM Survey Catalog,” Astronomical Journal 107, 1245-69 (1994).

Kellermann, K.I., et al, “The Radio Structure of Radio Loud and Radio Quiet Quasars in the Palomar Bright Quasar Survey,” Astronomical Journal 108, 1163-77 (1994).

Schmidt, Maarten, J.H. van Gorkom, Donald P. Schneider., & James E. Gunn “Differential Evolution of Radio Quiet and Radio Loud Quasars,” Astronomical Journal 109, 473-79 (1995).

Schmidt, Maarten, Donald P. Schneider, & James E. Gunn, “Spectrscopic CCD Surveys for Quasars at Large Redshift. IV.Evolution of the Luminosity Function from Quasars Detected by Their Lyman-Alpha Emission,” Astronomical Journal 110, 68-77 (1995).

Hasinger, G., et al, “The ROSAT Deep Survey. I. X-ray sources in the Lockman Field,” Astron. & Astrophys. 329, 482-94 (1998).

Schmidt, M., et al, “The ROSAT Deep Survey. II. Optical identification, Photometry and Spectra of X-ray Sources in the Lockman Field,” Astron. & Astrophys. 329, 495-503 (1998).

Hasinger, G., et al, “The ROSAT Deep Survey. IV. A Distant Lensing Cluster of Galaxies with a Bright Arc,” Astron. & Astrophys. 340, L27-L30 (1998).

Schmidt, Maarten, Donald P. Schneider, & James E. Gunn, “Spectroscopic CCD Surveys for Quasars at Large Redshift. V. The Palomar Scan GRISM Survey Catalog,” Astronomical Journal 117, 40-55 (1999).

Schmidt, Maarten, “Luminosities and Space Densities of Gamma-Ray Bursts,” Ap.J. 523, L117-L120 (1999).

Miyaji, Takamitsu, Günther Hasinger, & Maarten Schmidt, “Soft X-ray AGN Luminosity Function from ROSAT Surveys. I. Cosmological Evolution and Contribution to the Soft X-ray Background,” Astron. & Astrophys. 353, 25-40 (2000).

Miyaji, Takamitsu, Günther Hasinger, & Maarten Schmidt, “Soft X-ray AGN Luminosity Function from ROSAT Surveys. II. Table of the Binned Soft X-ray Luminosity Function,” Astron. & Astrophys. 369, 49-56 (2001).

Thomson, D., et al, “The ROSAT deep survey. VII. RX J105343+5735: A massive cluster at z=1.263,” Astron. & Astrophys. 377, 778-83 (2001).

Schmidt, Maarten, “Luminosities and Space Densities of Short Gamma-Ray Bursts,” Ap.J. 559, L79-L82 (2001).

Lehmann, I., G. Hasinger, S.S. Murray, & M. Schmidt, “Exploring the Early Universe with XMM-Newton,” in E.M. Schlegel & S.D. Vrtilek, eds., The High Energy Universe at Sharp Focus: Chandra Science, held in conjunction with the 113th Annual Meeting of the ASP (ASP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 262, San Francisco, 2002), pp. 105-15.

Jester, Sebastian, et al, “The Sloan Digital Sky Survey View of the Palomar-Green Bright Quasar Survey,” Astronomical Journal 130, 873 (2005).

Hasinger, G., T. Miyaji, T., & M. Schmidt, “Luminosity-dependent Evolution of Soft X-ray Selected AGN. New Chandra and XMM-Newton Surveys,” Astron. & Astrophys. 441, 417-34 (2005).

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Other Works: Popularizations, Fiction, etc.

Schmidt, Maarten & Francis Bello, “The Evolution of Quasars,” Sci. Am., May 1971, pp. 55-69.

50-Year Cosmic Mystery: 10 Quasar Questions for Discoverer Maarten Schmidt, Space.com
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