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Matthew G. Baring
Professor
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
 
e-mail:baring@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge Theoretical Astrophysics (1989) University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  • B.Sc. Honours, University of Melbourne Physics (1983) University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
 
Primary Department
   Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
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    Associate Editor, Astrophysical Journal Letters
     

    Associate Editor (high energy astrophysics) for Astrophysical Journal Letters, November 2007 - present.

     
    Fermi User's Group
     Member of the Fermi User's Group, the committee representing
    to the Fermi Project and NASA Headquarters the interests of the
    scientific community that uses Fermi.
     
    Veritas ESAC Committee
     Member of the External Scientific Advisory Committee for the VERITAS
    Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope of the Whipple Observatory,
    used for measuring high energy gamma-rays from cosmic sources,
    2004 - present.
     
    Fermi-LAT Associate Scientist
     Associate Scientist for the LAT experiment on the
    Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (formerly known as GLAST;
    Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope), a major NASA
    space science initiative launched in June, 2008.
     
    GEMS Associate Scientist
     Associate Scientist for the proposed GEMS (Gravity and Extreme Magnetism,
    formerly the Advanced X-ray Polarimeter, funded by NASA in 2003-2004
    for technology development) experiment, and selected as a dedicated
    Small Explorer Mission (SMEX) in 2009, by a consortium led by
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
     
    ACT Associate Scientist
     Associate Scientist for the proposed ACT experiment,
    funded by NASA in 2004-2005 for vision mission development as
    a next-generation Compton telescope, being drafted by a
    consortium led by the University of California, Berkeley.
     
    Associate Editor, Astrophysical Journal Letters
     

    Associate Editor (high energy astrophysics) for Astrophysical Journal Letters, November 2007 - present.

     
    Fermi User's Group
     Member of the Fermi User's Group, the committee representing
    to the Fermi Project and NASA Headquarters the interests of the
    scientific community that uses Fermi.
     
    Veritas ESAC Committee
     

    Member of the External Scientific Advisory Committee for the VERITAS Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope of the Whipple Observatory, used for measuring high energy gamma-rays from cosmic sources, 2004 - present.

     
    Fermi-LAT Associate Scientist
     

    Associate Scientist for the Large Area Telescope (LAT) experiment on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (formerly known as GLAST; Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope), a major NASA space science initiative launched in June, 2008.  The Fermi-LAT Collaboration has just been awarded the 2011 Bruno Rossi Prize in High Energy Astrophysics for the development of the mission and its subsequent science return.

     
    GEMS Associate Scientist
     

    Associate Scientist for the GEMS (Gravity and Extreme Magnetism) mission, formerly the Advanced X-ray Polarimeter, funded by NASA in 2003-2004 for technology development) experiment, and selected as a dedicated Small Explorer Mission (SMEX) in 2009, by a consortium led by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

     
     
    Research Areas
     Theoretical High Energy Astrophysics, Gamma-Ray Bursts, Soft Gamma Repeaters, Pulsars, Supernova Remnants, Active Galactic Nuclei, Cosmic Rays, Shock Acceleration Theory, QED Radiation Processes, Plasma Physics mechanisms, Hadronic Interactions. Theoretical techniques span the range from more mathematical analyses to numerical simulations, and employ many elements of physics including relativistic quantum mechanics, classical electrodynamics, plasma physics and general relativity.
     
    Teaching Areas
     Stellar astrophysics, extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology, compact objects, radiative processes, mathematical methods.
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    A. C. Collazzi, C. Kouveliotou, A. J. van der Horst, G. A. Younes, Y. Kaneko, … M. G. Baring, et al. "The Five Year Fermi/GBM Magnetar Burst Catalog." Astrophys. J. Supp., 218 (2015) : 11.

     
     

    H. S. Krawczynski, D. Stern, F. A. Harrison, F. F. Kislat, A. Zajczyk, M. Beilicke, … M. G. Baring, et al. "X-Ray Polarimetry with the Polarization Spectroscopic Telescope Array (PolSTAR)." Astroparticle Physics, 75 (2016) : 8.

     
     

    M. C. Levy, D. D. Ryutov, S. C. Wilks, J. S. Ross, C. M. Huntington, F. Fiuza, D. A. Martinez, N. L. Kugland, M. G. Baring, & H.-S. Park "Development of Interpretive Simulation Tool for the Proton Radiography Technique." Reviews Sci. Instr., 86 (2015) : 033302 [15pp].

     
     

    M. G. Baring, T. Ghosh, F. Queiroz & S. Kuver "New Limits on the Dark Matter Lifetime from Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies using Fermi-LAT." Phys. Rev. D (2016) In Revision

     
     

    T. van Putten, A. Watts, R. A. M. J. Wijers & M. G. Baring "Radiative Transfer Simulations of Magnetar Flare Beaming." Mon. Not. R. Astr. Soc. (2016) In Revision

     
     

    G. Younes, C. Kouveliotou, A. J. van der Horst, M. G. Baring, et al. "Time Resolved Spectroscopy of SGR J1550-5418 Bursts Detected with Fermi/GBM ." Astrophys J., 785 (2014) : 52.

     
     

    J. M. Burgess, R. D. Preece, F. Ryde, P. Veres, … M. G. Baring, et al. "An Observed Correlation Between Thermal and Non-Thermal Emission in Gamma-Ray Bursts." Astrophys J. Lett., 784 (2014) : L43.

     
     

    J. M. Burgess, R. D. Preece, V. Connaughton, … M. G. Baring, et al. "Time-resolved Analysis of Fermi GRBs with Fast and Slow-Cooled Synchrotron Photon Models." Astrophys. J, 784 (2014) : 17.

     
     

    M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, K. Asano, W.~B. Atwood, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, M. G. Baring, et al. "Fermi-LAT Observations of the Gamma-Ray Burst GRB 130427A." Science, 343 (2014) : 42.

     
     

    M. Beilicke, R. Cowsik, P. Dowkontt, … M. G. Baring and H. Krawczynski "Design and Performance of the X-ray Polarimeter X-Calibur." Journal of Astron. Instrument., 3 (2014) : 1440008.

     
     

    M. C. Levy, D. D. Ryutov, S. C. Wilks, J. S. Ross, C. M. Huntington, F. Fiuza, M. G. Baring, and H.-S. Park "Development of Interpretive Simulation Tool for the Proton Radiography Technique." Reviews Sci. Instr. (2015) In Press

     
     

    M. C. Levy, S. C. Wilks, M. Tabak, S. Libby and M. G. Baring "Petawatt Laser Absorption Bounded." Nature Communications, 5 (2014) : 4149.

     
     

    P. L. Gonthier, M. G. Baring, M. T. Eiles, Z. Wadiasingh, C. A. Taylor and C. J. Fitch "Compton Scattering in Strong Magnetic Fields: Spin-Dependent Influences at the Cyclotron Resonance." Phys. Rev. D, 90 (2014) : 043014.

     
     

    R. D. Preece, J. M. Burgess, A. von Kienlin, … M. G. Baring, et al. "The First Pulse of the Extremely Bright GRB 130427A: A Test Lab for Synchrotron Shocks." Science, 343 (2014) : 51.

     
     

    S. A. Story and M. G. Baring "Magnetic Pair Creation Transparency in Gamma-Ray Pulsars." Astrophys. J., 790 (2014) : 61.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, M. Ajello, A. Allafort, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, M. G. Baring, et al. "The Second Fermi Large Area Telescope Catalog of Gamma-Ray Pulsars." Astrophys J. Supp., 208 (2013) : 17.

     
     

    A. Allafort, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, M. G. Baring, "PSR J2021+4026 in the Gamma Cygni Region: the First Variable Gamma-Ray Pulsar seen by the Fermi-LAT." Astrophys J. Lett., 777 (2013) : L2.

     
     

    M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, A. Allafort, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, M. G. Baring, et al. "Detection of the Characteristic Pion-Decay Signature in Supernova Remnants." Science, 339 (2013) : 807.

     
     

    M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, K. Asano, L. Baldini, G. Barbiellini, M. G. Baring "Multiwavelength Observations of GRB 110731A: GeV Emission from Onset to Afterglow." Astrophys J., 763 (2013) : 71.

     
     

    M. C. Levy, S. C. Wilks & M. G. Baring "Accelerating Piston Action and Plasma Heating in High-Energy Density Laser Plasma Interactions." High Energy Density Physics, 9 (2013) : 198.

     
     

    M. C. Levy, S. C. Wilks, M. Tabak & M. G. Baring "Conservation Laws and Conversion Efficiency in Ultraintense Laser-Overdense Plasma Interactions." Physics Plasmas, 20 (2013) : 103101.

     
     

    T. van Putten, A. L. Watts, C. R. D'Angelo, M. G. Baring & C. Kouveliotou "Models of Hydrostatic Magnetar Atmospheres at High Luminosities." Monthly Not. R. astr Soc., 434 (2013) : 1398.

     
     

    A. J. van der Horst, C. Kouveliotou, N. M. Gorgone, Y. Kaneko, M. G. Baring, et al. "SGR J1550-5418 Bursts Detected with the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor During its Most Prolific Activity." Astrophys. J., 749 (2012) : 122 [12pp].

     
     

    A. von Kienlin, D. Gruber, C. Kouveliotou, J. Granot, M. G. Baring, et al., "Detection of Spectral Evolution in the Bursts Emitted During the 2008-2009 Active Episode of SGR J1550 - 5418." Astrophys. J., 755 (2012) : 150 [11pp].

     
     

    E. J. Summerlin & M. G. Baring "Diffusive Acceleration of Particles at Oblique, Relativistic, Magnetohydrodynamic Shocks." Astrophys. J., 745 (2012) : 63 [23pp].

     
     

    H. J. Pletsch, L. Guillemot, B. Allen, M. Kramer, C. Aulbert, H. Fehrmann, M. G. Baring, et al. "PSR J1838-0537: Discovery of a Young, Energetic Gamma-Ray Pulsar." Astrophys. J. Lett., 755 (2012) : L20 [6pp].

     
     

    L. Lin, E. Gogus, M. G. Baring, et al., "Broadband Spectral Investigations of SGRJ1550-5418 Bursts." Astrophys. J., 756 (2012) : 54 [12pp].

     
     

    M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, K. Asano, L. Baldini, G. Barbiellini, M. G. Baring, et al. "Multiwavelength Observations of GRB 110731A: GeV Emission from Onset to Afterglow." Astrophys. J., 763 (2013) : 71 [19pp].

     
     

    M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, L. Baldini, G. Barbiellini, M. G. Baring, et al. "Constraining the High Energy Emission from Gamma-Ray Bursts with Fermi." Astrophys. J., 754 (2012) : 121 [20pp].

     
     

    M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, G. Barbiellini, M. G. Baring, et al. "GRB110721A: An Extreme Peak Energy and Signatures of the Photosphere." Astrophys. J. Lett., 757 (2012) : L31 [6pp].

     
     

    M. C. Levy, S. C. Wilks & M. G. Baring "Accelerating Piston Action and Plasma Heating in High-Energy Density Laser Plasma Interactions." High Energy Density Physics, 9 (2013) : 198-203.

     
     

    R. Buehler, J. D. Scargle, R. D. Blandford, L. Baldini, M. G. Baring, et al. "Gamma-Ray Activity in the Crab Nebula: The Exceptional Flare of April 2011." Astrophys. J., 749 (2012) : 26 [8pp].

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et a. "Observations of the Young Supernova Remnant RX J1713.7-3946 with the Fermi Large Area Telescope." Astrophys. J., 734 (2011) : 28 [9pp].

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "Detection of High-Energy Gamma-Ray Emission during the X-ray Flaring Activity of GRB 100728A." Astrophys. J. Lett., 734 (2011) : L27 [6pp].

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "Detection of a Spectral Cutoff in the Extra Hard Component from GRB 090926A." Astrophys J., 729 (2011) : 114.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "Insights Into the High-energy Gamma-ray Emission of Markarian 501 from Extensive Multifrequency Observations in the Fermi Era." Astrophys. J., 727 (2011) : 129.

     
     

    A. Noutsos, et al. "Radio And Gamma-Ray Constraints on the Emission Geometry and Birth Place of PSR J2043+2740." Astrophys. J., 728 (2011) : 77.

     
     

    D. Parent, M. Kerr, P. R. den Hartog, M. G. Baring, et al. "Observations of Energetic High Magnetic Field Pulsars with the Fermi Large Area Telescope." Astrophys. J., 743 (2011) : 170 [12pp].

     
     

    H. Krawczynski, A. B. Garson III, Q. Guo, M. G. Baring, et al. "Scientific Prospects of Hard X-ray Polarimetry." Astropart. Phys., 34 (2011) : 550-567.

     
     

    J. M. Burgess, R. D. Preece, M. G. Baring, et al. "Constraints on the Synchrotron Shock Model for the Fermi GBM Gamma-Ray Burst 090820A." Astrophys. J., 741 (2011) : 24 [6pp].

     
     

    L. Lin, C. Kouveliotou, M. G. Baring, et al. "Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor Observations of SGR J0501+4516 Bursts." Astrophys. J., 739 (2011) : 87 [16pp].

     
     

    L. Lin, et al. "Burst and Persistent Emission Properties during the Recent Active Episode of the Anomalous X-ray Pulsar 1E 1841-045." Astrophys. J. Lett., 740 (2011) : L16 [6pp].

     
     

    M. C. Levy, A. J. Kemp, S. C. Wilks, L. Divol & M. G. Baring "Focusing of Intense Subpicosecond Laser Pulses in Wedge Targets." Phys. Plasmas, 18 (2011) : 103110 [7pp].

     
     

    M. G. Baring "Using Gamma-Ray Burst Prompt Emission to Probe Relativistic Shock Acceleration." Adv. Space Res., 47 (2011) : 1427-1433.

     
     

    M. G. Baring, Z. Wadiasingh & P. L. Gonthier "Cooling Rates for Relativistic Electrons Undergoing Compton Scattering in Strong Magnetic Fields." Astrophys. J., 733 (2011) : 61 [29pp].

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "Detection of the Energetic Pulsar PSR B1509-58 and its Pulsar Wind Nebula in MSH 15-52 Using the Fermi Large Area Telescope." Astrophys J., 714 (2010) : 927.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "Fermi Large Area Telescope Observations of PSR J1836+5925." Astrophys J., 712 (2010) : 1209.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "Fermi Large Area Telescope Observations of the Crab Pulsar and Nebula." Astrophys. J., 708 (2010) : 1254.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "Fermi-LAT Constraints on the Gamma-ray Opacity of the Universe." Astrophys. J., 723 (2010) : 1082.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "Fermi-LAT Discovery of GeV Gamma-Ray Emission from the Young Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A." Astrophys. J. Lett., 710 (2010) : L92.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "Gamma-ray Emission from the Shell of Supernova Remnant W44 Revealed by the Fermi-LAT." Science, 327 (2010) : 1103.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "Search for Gamma-Ray Emission from Magnetars with the Fermi Large Area Telescope." Astrophys. J. Lett., 725 (2010) : L73.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "Suzaku Observations of Luminous Quasars: Revealing the Nature of High-Energy Blazar Emission in Low-level Activity States." Astrophys J., 716 (2010) : 835.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "The Fermi-Large Area Telescope Observations of Gamma-Ray Pulsars PSR J1057-5226, J1709-4429, and J1952+3252." Astrophys. J., 720 (2010) : 26.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "The First Fermi Large Area Telescope Catalog of Gamma-Ray Pulsars." Astrophys J. Supp., 187 (2010) : 460.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "The Vela Pulsar: Results from the First Year of Fermi-Large Area Telescope Observations." Astrophys J., 713 (2010) : 154.

     
     

    A. B. Garson, M. G. Baring & H. Krawczynski "A Suzaku X-Ray Study of the Particle Acceleration Processes in the Relativistic Jet of Blazar Mrk 421." Astrophys. J., 722 (2010) : 358.

     
     

    A. L. Watts, et al. "Photospheric Radius Expansion During Magnetar Flares." Astrophys. J., 719 (2010) : 190.

     
     

    M. Ackerman, et al. "Fermi Observations of GRB 090510: A Short Hard Gamma-Ray Burst with an Additional Hard Power-Law Component from 10 keV to GeV Energies." Astrophys J., 716 (2010) : 1178.

     
     

    M. Ackerman, et al. "Fermi Observations of High-Energy Gamma-Ray Emission from GRB 090217A." Astrophys. J. Lett., 717 (2010) : L127.

     
     

    M. De Pasquale, et al. "Swift and Fermi Observations of the Early Afterglow of the Short Gamma-Ray Burst 090510." Astrophys. J. Lett., 709 (2010) : L146.

     
     

    P. M. Saz Parkinson, et al. "Eight Gamma-Ray Pulsars Discovered in Blind Frequency Searches of Fermi-Large Area Telescope Data." Astrophys. J., 725 (2010) : 571.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "A Population of Gamma-Ray Millisecond Pulsars Seen with the Fermi Large Area Telescope." Science, 325 (2009) : 848.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "Detection of Sixteen Gamma-Ray Pulsars through Blind Frequency Searches Using the Fermi LAT." Science, 325 (2009) : 840.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "Discovery of Pulsed Gamma Rays from the Young Radio Pulsar PSR J1028-5819 with the Fermi Large Area Telescope." Astrophys. J. Lett., 695 (2009) : L72.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "Fermi Large Area Telescope Detection of Pulsed Gamma-Rays from the Vela-like Pulsars PSR J1048-5832 and PSR J2229+6114." Astrophys. J., 706 (2009) : 1331.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "Fermi Large Area Telescope Observations of the Vela Pulsar." Astrophys. J., 696 (2009) : 1084.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "Fermi Observations of GRB 090902B: A Distinct Spectral Component in the Prompt and Delayed Emission." Astrophys. J. Lett., 706 (2009) : L138.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "Fermi-LAT Discovery of Extended Gamma-Ray Emission in the Direction of Supernova Remnant W51C." Astrophys. J. Lett., 706 (2009) : L1.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al., "Fermi Observations of High-Energy Gamma-Ray Emission from GRB 080916C." Science, 323 (2009) : 1688.

     
     

    A. Abdo, et al. "Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst GRB090510 Observations Limit Variation of Speed of Light with Energy." Nature, 462 (2009) : 331.

     
     

    A. Abdo, et al. "Fermi Observations of TeV-selected AGN." Astrophys. J., 707 (2009) : 1310.

     
     

    D. L. Band, et al. "Prospects for GRB Science with the Fermi Large Area Telescope." Astrophys J., 701 (2009) : 1673.

     
     

    F. Aharonian, et al. "Simultaneous Observations of PKS 2155-304 with H.E.S.S., Fermi, RXTE and ATOM: Spectral Energy Distributions and Variability in a Low State." Astrophys. J. Lett., 696 (2009) : L150.

     
     

    H. Krawczynski, et al. "HX-POL -- A Balloon-Borne Hard X-Ray Polarimeter." IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 56 (2009) : 3607.

     
     

    S. Caliskan, E. Kalemci, M. G. Baring, S. E. Boggs and P. Kretschmar, "Search for a Redshifted 2.2 MeV Neutron Capture Line from A0535+262 in Outburst." Astrophys. J., 694 (2009) : 593.

     
     

    A. A. Abdo, et al. "The Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Discovers the Pulsar in the Young Galactic Supernova Remnant CTA 1." Science, 322 (2008) : 1218.

     
     

    Emrah Kalemci, Steven E. Boggs, Chryssa Kouveliotou, Mark Finger and Matthew G. Baring, "Search for Polarization from the Prompt Gamma-Ray Emission of GRB 041219a with SPI on INTEGRAL." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, 169 (2007) : 75.

     
     

    Floyd W. Stecker, Matthew G. Baring and Errol J. Summerlin, "Blazar Gamma-Rays, Shock Acceleration, and the Extragalactic Background Light." Astrophysical Journal Letters, 667 (2007) : L29.

     
     

    Matthew G. Baring and Alice K. Harding, "Resonant Compton Upscattering in Anomalous X-ray Pulsars." Astrophysics and Space Science, 308 (2007) : 109.

     
     Book chapters
     

    M. G. Baring "Particle Acceleration and Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence." Relativistic Jets from Active Galactic Nuclei (2012) : 247-295.

     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    M. G. Baring & E. J. Summerlin "Particle Acceleration at Relativistic Shocks in Extragalactic Systems." AIP Conf Proc., 1183 (2009) : 74.

     
     

    M. G. Baring and E. J. Summerlin, "Particle Acceleration at Interplanetary Shocks." AIP Conf. Proc., 1039 (2008) : 240.

     
     

    Matthew G. Baring and Errol J. Summerlin, "Electrostatic Potentials in Supernova Remnant Shocks." Astrophysics and Space Science, 307 (2007) : 165.

     
     

    Matthew G. Baring, "Topical Issues for Particle Acceleration Mechanisms in Astrophysical Shocks." Astrophysics and Space Science, 307 (2007) : 297.

     
     Conference papers
     

    M. Boettcher, M. G. Baring, E. P. Liang, E. J. Summerlin, W. Fu, I. A. Smith and P. Roustazadeh "Diagnosing Particle Acceleration in Relativistic Jets." Proc. IAU Symposium No. 313 ``Extragalactic Jets from Every Angle'', 313 (2015) : 153.In Press

     
     

    M. L. McConnell, M. G. Baring, P. Bloser, J. F. Dwyer, G. Emslie, et al. "POET: a SMEX Mission for Gamma-Ray Burst Polarimetry." SPIE Conference on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation (2015) In Press

     
     

    F. Kislat, M. Beilicke, R. Cowsik, …. M. G. Baring, et al. "The Hard X-ray Polarimeter X-Calibur." Proc. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium (2014)

     
     

    M. Beilicke, R. Cowsik, P. Dowkontt, … M. G. Baring, et al. "Design and Tests of the Hard X-ray Polarimeter X-Calibur." Acta Polytechnica, 1 (2014) : 293.

     
     

    M. G. Baring, M. Boettcher & E. J. Summerlin "Multiwavelength Probes of Relativistic Shocks in Blazar Jets." International Journal of Modern Physics: Conference Series, 28 (2014) : 1460167.

     
     

    P. L. Gonthier, M. T. Eiles, Z. Wadiasingh and M. G. Baring "Resonant Compton Upscattering in High Field Neutron Stars." Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, 466 (2013) : 251.

     
     

    J. Burgess, R. D. Preece, M. G. Baring, et al. "The Viability of the Synchrotron Shock Model as a Prompt Emission Mechanism in the Era of Fermi." AIP Conference Proceedings series, 1358 (2011) : 63-66.

     
     

    M. Beilicke, M. G. Baring, S. Barthelmy, W. R. Binns, et al. "Design and Tests of the Hard X-ray Polarimeter X-Calibur." SPIE Conference Proceedings series, 8145 (2011) : 814506.

     
     

    M. G. Baring "Lepton Acceleration in Pulsar Wind Nebulae." Springer Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings series (2011) : 453-472.

     
     

    M. G. Baring "Perspectives on Gamma-Ray Pulsar Emission." AIP Conf. Proc. series, 1379 (2011) : 74-81.

     
     

    M. Beilicke, et al. "HX-POL - A Balloon-Borne Hard X-Ray Polarimeter." Astron. Soc. Pacific Conf. Proc., 427 (2010) : 187.

     
     

    H. Krawczynski, et al., "The Hard X-Ray Polarimeter Mission HX-POL." IEEE on-line Conference Record (2009)

     
     

    M. G. Baring, "Probes of Diffusive Shock Acceleration using Gamma-Ray Burst Prompt Emission." AIP Conf. Proc., 1133 (2009) : 294.

     
     

    M. L. McConnell, et al., "GRB Polarimetry with POET." AIP Conf Proc., 1133 (2009) : 64.

     
     

    C. B. Wunderer, et al., "The Advanced Compton Telescope Mission." ESA Special Publication (2008)

     
     

    M. G. Baring "Photon Splitting and Pair Conversion in Strong Magnetic Fields." AIP Conf Proc., 1051 (2008) : 53.

     
     

    Cornelia B. Wunderer et al. (33 authors including Matthew G. Baring), "The Advanced Compton Telescope Mission."  (2007) In Press

     
     

    Matthew G. Baring and Alice K. Harding, "Modeling the Non-Thermal X-ray Tail Emission of Anomalous X-ray Pulsars." AIP Conference Proceedings, 968 (2007) : 93.

     
    Presentations
     Conference Paper
     

    "Spectra and Polarization from Comptonized Emission in Magnetar Flares." American Astronomical Society meeting, Seattle. (January 2015) With Joseph Barchas

     
     

    "Two-Photon Pair Creation Opacities in Gamma-Ray Pulsars." American Astronomical Society meeting, Seattle. (January 2015) With Sarah Story

     
     

    "AGN Environmental Diagnostics from Shocks in Extragalactic Jets." PowerFul AGN and Their Host Galaxies Across Cosmic Time, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia. (June 16, 2014)

     
     

    "Electron-Ion Heat Exchange from Electrostatic Potentials in Supernova Remnant Shocks." 40th Cospar Scientific Assembly, Moscow, Russia. (August 8, 2014) With Joseph Barchas

     
     

    "Magnetic Pair Creation Attenuation Altitude Constraints in Gamma-Ray Pulsars." 40th Cospar Scientific Assembly, Moscow, Russia. (August 4th, 2014) With Sarah Story

     
     

    "Pair Creation Attenuation Altitude Constraints in Gamma-Ray Pulsars." Astronomical Society of Australia meeting, Epping, New South Wales, Australia. (July 16, 2014) With Sarah Story

     
     Invited Talks
     

    "Constraints on Shock Acceleration in Blazar Jets." Accelerating Cosmic Ray Comprehension Conference, Princeton, New Jersey. (April 14, 2015) With Markus Böttcher, Errol Summerlin

     
     

    "Probing Acceleration and Turbulence at Relativistic Shocks in Blazar Jets." Fourteenth Annual International Astrophysics Conference, Tampa, Florida. (April 24, 2015)

     
     

    " Gamma-Ray Pulsar and Magnetar Science Agendas for VERITAS." 2nd Workshop on Galactic Physics with VERITAS, New York. (May 8, 2014)

     
     

    " Theoretical Aspects of Magnetar Burst Emission." Ioffe Gamma-Ray Burst Workshop, Saint Petersburg, Russia. (September 25, 2014)

     
     

    "Theoretical Elements of Magnetar Burst Emission." 40th Cospar Scientific Assembly, Moscow, Russia. (August 6, 2014)

     
     

    "Multiwavelength Probes of the Environs of Relativistic Shocks in Blazar Jets." High Energy Phenomena in Relativistic Outflows IV, Heidelberg, Germany. (July 24, 2013) With Markus Böttcher and Errol J. Summerlin

     
     

    "Particle Acceleration Theory." The Second Panda Symposium, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China. (April 23, 2013)

     
     

    "Particle Acceleration at Shocks in Relativistic Jets." 27th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Dallas, TX. (December 10, 2013) With Markus Böttcher and Errol J. Summerlin

     
     

    "Soft Gamma-Ray Repeaters and Anomalous X-ray Pulsars: the Magnetar Case." Explosive Transients: Lighthouses of the Universe, Fira, Santorini, Greece. (September 17, 2014)

     
     

    "Theory of High Energy Sources: Supernova Remnants, Blazars and Gamma-Ray Bursts." The Second Panda Symposium, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China. (April 23, 2013)

     
     

    "Particle Acceleration at Relativistic Shocks in Extragalactic Jets." Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, Athens, OH. (May 16, 2012)

     
     

    "Particle Acceleration in Supernova Remnants." The Cosmic Kaleidoscope: Pulsars and Their Nebulae, Supernova Remnants and More, Kruger National Park, South Africa. (August 17, 2012)

     
     

    "Quiescent Hard X-ray Emission in Magnetars." Osservatorio di Padova, Padua, Italy. (March 8, 2012)

     
     

    "Diffusive Shock Acceleration in Relativistic Extragalactic Jets." Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (September 28, 2011)

     
     

    "Non-Thermal Emission Processes in Magnetars." IAU Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting 2011, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (July 28, 2011)

     
     

    "Observable Polarization Signatures in the Atmospheres and Magnetospheres of Neutron Stars." SnowPac 2011 Conference, Snowbird, Utah. (February 1, 2011)

     
     

    "Shock Acceleration and the Blazar Paradigm." Guillermo Haro Workshop, Tonantzintla, Puebla, Mexico. (July 12, 2011)

     
     

    "The Gamma-Ray Pulsar Paradigm as Viewed by Fermi." School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (March 16, 2011)

     
     

    "The Quiescent and Flaring Emission of Magnetars." Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada. (December 9, 2011)

     
     

    "X-ray Polarization Signatures from Pulsars." AAS HEAD Meeting, Newport, Rhode Island. (September 8, 2011)

     
     

    "Implications of Fermi Observations for Gamma-Ray Pulsar Emission Models." April Meeting of the American Physical Society, Washington, DC. (February 13, 2010)

     
     

    "Lepton Acceleration in Pulsar Wind Nebulae." ICREA Workshop on the High Energy Emission from Pulsars and their Systems, Sant Cugat, Barcelona, Spain. (April 15, 2010)

     
     

    "Non-Thermal Emission Mechanisms in Pulsars and Magnetars." Astrophysics of Neutron Stars 2010, Cesme, Izmir, Turkey. (August 3, 2010)

     
     

    "Perspectives on Magnetar Burst Emission." Gamma-Ray Bursts 2010 Conference, Annapolis, Maryland. (November 3, 2010)

     
     

    "Fermi Pulsar Discoveries and their Interpretation." Department of Physics, UC-Santa Barbara, CA. (December 9, 2009)

     
     

    "New Perspectives on Non-Thermal Pulsar Emission." Frontiers of Space Astrophysics: Neutron Stars and Gamma-Ray Bursts, Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt. (March 31, 2009)

     
     

    "Particle Acceleration at Relativistic Shocks in Extragalactic Systems." 8th Annual International Astrophysics Conference "Shock Waves in Space and Astrophysical Environments'', Keauhou, Hawaii, HI. (May 7th, 2009)

     
     

    "The Fermi-LAT Pulsar Legacy Burgeons." Thirty Years of Magnetars: New Frontiers, Aspen, CO. (February 6, 2009)

     
     

    "Characteristics of Diffusive Acceleration at Relativistic Shocks." Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC-Santa Barbara, CA. (September 18, 2009)

     
     

    "Cosmic Ray Acceleration in Relativistic Astrophysical Shocks." Searching for the Origins of Cosmic Rays, Trondheim, Norway. (June 16, 2009)

     
     

    "Diffusive Particle Acceleration in Relativistic Shocks." Nonlinear Processes in Astrophysical Plasmas, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA. (September 29, 2009)

     
     

    "Fermi Probes of Shock Environs in Blazars and Gamma-Ray Bursts." Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA. (November 19, 2009)

     
     

    "Cosmic Ray Ion and Electron Acceleration in Relativistic Extragalactic Jets." School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (June 18, 2008)

     
     

    "Diffusive Acceleration at Relativistic Shocks." 37th Cospar Scientific Assembly, Symposium E-13, Montreal, Canada. (July 14, 2008)

     
     

    "Particle Acceleration Theory and the Ratio of Neutrino/Hadronic and Electromagnetic Components in Astrophysical Jets." Melbourne Neutrino Theory Workshop, Melbourne, Australia. (June 2, 2008)

     
     

    "Particle Acceleration at Interplanetary Shocks." Particle Acceleration and Transport in the Heliosphere and Beyond, Princeville, Kaua'i, HI. (March 9, 2008)

     
     

    "Theoretical Perspectives on Non-Thermal Pulsar Emission." 37th Cospar Scientific Assembly, Symposium E-11, Montreal, Canada. (July 17, 2008)

     
     

    "Modeling the Hard X-ray Tails of Anomalous X-ray Pulsars with Resonant Compton Upscattering." Instituto Nacional de Astrof'isica, Optica y Electr'onica, Tonantzintla, Puebla, Mexico. (March 9, 2007)

     
     

    "Modeling the Non-Thermal X-ray Tail Emission of Anomalous X-ray Pulsars." Astrophysics of Compact Objects, Huangshan, China. (July 3, 2007) With Alice K. Harding

     
     

    "Particle Acceleration at Relativistic Astrophysical Shocks." Frank Jones Memorial Symposium, College Park, MD. (May 18, 2007)

     
     

    "Particle Acceleration in Astrophysical Shocks." Workshop on Computational Plasma Astrophysics, Rice University, Houston, TX. (May 15, 2007)

     
     

    "Photon Splitting and Pair Conversion in Strong Magnetic Fields." 8th International Conference on Computing Anticipatory Systems, Liege, Belgium. (August 7, 2007)

     
     

    "TeV Gamma-Ray Prospects for Pulsars and Galactic Sources." VERITAS First Light Celebration Science Workshop, Amado, AZ. (April 27, 2007)

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    "Altitude Bounds in Gamma-Ray Pulsars from Pair Transparency Constraints." Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO, Marsfield, New South Wales, Australia. (July 17, 2015)

     
     

    "A Tale of Two Neutron Stars: Gamma-Ray Pulsars and Magnetars." School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Australia. (July 9, 2014)

     
     

    " Laboratories for High Energy Density Physics in the Cosmos ." Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Seminar, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California. (February 19, 2014)

     
     

    "On the Origin of Galactic Cosmic Rays." Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, Houston, TX. (October 9, 2013)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Associate Editor, Astrophysical Journal Letters. IOP. (2012 - 2012)

     Associate Editor, Astrophysical Journal Letters. IOP. (2011 - 2011)

     Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters. The American Physical Society. (2007 - 2007)

     Associate Editor, Astrophysical Journal Letters. IOP. (2007 - 2007)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Errol J. Summerlin, Ph. D. Diffusive Acceleration of Particles at Collisionless Magnetohydrodynamic Shocks. (2009) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Zorawar Wadiasingh, MSc. Cooling Rates for Relativistic Electrons Undergoing Compton Scattering in Strong Magnetic Fields. (2010) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Sarah Ann Story, MSc. Magnetic Pair Creation Transparency in Gamma-Ray Pulsars. (2011) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Matthew Chase Levy, MSc. Focusing of Intense Subpicosecond Laser Pulses in Wedge Targets. (2011) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Matthew Chase Levy, PhD Modeling of Intense Laser Driven High Energy Density Plasmas. (2014) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Sarah Ann Story, PhD Pair Creation Transparency in Gamma-Ray Pulsars. (2014) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Zorawar Wadiasingh, PhD Resonant Compton Scattering in Highly-Magnetized Pulsars. (2014) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Bruno Rossi Prize to Bill Atwood, Peter Michelson, and the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope LAT team, High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society (January 2011)

     Outstanding Referee Award, American Physical Society (February, 2009)

    Residencies & Summer Festivals
     Residency
     General Member. Scientific Advisor for the research program "Nonlinear Processes in Astrophysical Plasmas" held at KITP, Univ. California, Santa Barbara and was a General Member of KITP while on sabbatical., Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Univ. California, Santa Barbara. (July 27 - December 19)
    Positions Held
     Affiliate Member of the Graduate Faculty, University of Alabama in Huntsville. (2011 - 2013)