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Mariana Lazarova

Mariana Lazarova

Associate Professor

Physics & Astronomy
Natural and Health Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351 3134
Ross 0232E


Ph.D. in Physics, University of California-Riverside, CA (2012)
M.S. in Physics, University of California-Riverside, CA (2007)
B.S. in Physics, Sweet Briar College, VA (2005)

Professional/Academic Experience

Assistant Professor, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO (2018-present)
Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney, NE (2014-2018)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO (2013-2014)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Pomona College, Claremont, CA (2012-2013)
Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, University of California-Riverside, CA (2005 - 2012)

Research/Areas of Interest

Observational Astronomy, The role of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) in galaxy evolution, Quasar host galaxies, Broad Absorption Line (BAL) quasars, Blackhole scaling relations, AGN-driven feedback, AGN variability

Publications/Creative Works

"The Nature of LoBAL QSOs: II. HST/WFC3 Observations Reveal Host Galaxies Dominated by Mergers”
Lazarova, M., et al., 2023The Astrophysical Journal, 949, 69

"I’m Still Standing”

Lazarova, M., 2021, The Physics Teacher, 59, 506.

"Acceleration of Coronal Mass Ejection Plasma in the Low Corona as Measured by the Citizen CATE Experiment”
Penn, M., et al. (including Lazarova, M.)  2019The Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 132, 1007

“Medium-resolution Optical and Near-infrared Spectral Atlas of 16 2MASS-selected NIR-red Active Galactic Nuclei at z ∼ 0.3”
Kim, D., et al. (including Lazarova, M.)  2018, ApJS, 238, 37

“Studying the spatially-resolved [OIII] 5007Å emission-line profile in a sample of ∼80 local active galaxies: a surrogate for s”
Bennert, V., et al. (including Lazarova, M.)  2018, MNRAS, 481, 138

“The Lick AGN Monitoring Project 2011: Dynamic Modeling of the Broad-Lline Region”
Williams, P., et al. (including Lazarova, M.)  2018, ApJ, 866, 75

“Stability of the Broad Line Region Geometry and Dynamics in ARP 151 Over Seven Years”
Pancoast, A., et al. (including Lazarova, M.)  2018, ApJ, 856, 108

“Broad H-beta Emission-Line Variability in a Sample of 102 Local Active Galaxies”
Runco, J, Cosens, M, Bennert, V., Scott, B., Komossa, S., Malkan, M., Lazarova, M., Auger, M., Treu, T., Park, D., 2016, ApJ, 821, 33

“VizieR Online Data Catalog: Broad Hb emission line in 102 Seyfert galaxies (Runco+, 2016)”
Runco, J., et al. (including Lazarova, M.), ONLINE data catalogue for 2016, ApJS, 821, 33

“The Lick AGN Monitoring Project 2011: Spectroscopic Campaign and Emission-line Light Curves”
Barth, A., et al. (including Lazarova, M.), 2015, ApJSS, 217, 26

“VizieR Online Data Catalog: Lick AGN monitoring 2011: light curves (Barth+, 2015)”
Barth, A., et al. (including Lazarova, M.), ONLINE data catalogue for 2015, ApJS, 217, 26

“The Lick AGN Monitoring Project 2011: FeII Reverberation from the Outer Broad Line Region”
Barth, A., et al. (including Lazarova, M.), 2013, ApJ, 769, 128

“The Nature of LoBAL QSOs: I. SEDs and Mid-infrared Spectral Properties”
Lazarova, M., Canalizo, G., Lacy, M., & Sajina, A. 2012, ApJ, 755, 29

“Probing the M-sigma Relation in the Non-Local Universe Using Red QSOs”
Canalizo, G., Wold, M., Hiner, K., Lazarova, M., Lacy, M., & Aylor, K. 2012,  ApJ, 760, 38

“The Lick AGN Monitoring Project 2011: Dynamical Modeling of the Broad Emission Line Region in Mrk 50”
Pancoast, A., et al. (including Lazarova), 2012, ApJ, 754, 49

“The Lick AGN Monitoring Project 2011: Reverberation Mapping of Markarian 50”
Barth, A., et al. (including Lazarova), 2011, ApJL, 743, 4

“Infrared and Optical Properties of Low-z Low-Ionization Broad Absorption Line QSOs”
Lazarova & Canalizo, 2009, ASPC, 408, 288

Proceeding of “The Starburst – AGN Connection Conference”, 27-31 October 2008, Shanghai, China

Legend to Journal abbreviations:
ApJL = The Astrophysical Journal Letters
ApJ = The Astrophysical Journal
ApJS = The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
ASPC = Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series
MNRAS = Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society