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Invited Reviews (Refereed)

  • Levesque, E. M. The Host Galaxies of Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Bursts” 2014, PASP, 126, 1 ads
  • Levesque, E. M. The Physical Properties of Red Supergiants” 2010, New Astronomy Reviews, 54, 1 astro-ph NewAR (ads link temporarily faulty)

Refereed Publications


  • Tran, D.*, Williams. B., Levesque, E. M., Lazzarini, M., Dalcanton, J., Dolphin, A., Koplitz, B., Smercina, A., & Telford, O. G. “Spatially-Resolved Recent Star Formation History in NGC 6946″, 2023, ApJ, in press


  • Dorn-Wallenstein, T. Z.*, Levesque, E. M., Davenport, J. R. A., Neugent, K. F., Morris, B. M., & Bostroem, K. A. “The Properties of Fast Yellow Pulsating Supergiants: FYPS Point the Way to Missing Red Supergiants” 2022, ApJ, 940, 27

  • Dimitrova, T.*, Neugent, K.*, Massey, P., Levesque, E. M. “Locating Red Supergiants in the Galaxy NGC 6822” 2022, AJ, 163, 70


  • Massey, P., Neugent, K.*, Dorn-Wallenstein, T. Z.*, Eldridge, J. J., Stanway, E. R., & Levesque, E. M. 2021, ApJ, 922, 177
  • Massey, P., Neugent, K.*, Levesque, E. M., Drout, M. R., & Courteau, S. 2021, AJ, 157, 227
  • Dorn-Wallenstein, T. Z.*, Davenport, J. R. A., Huppenkothen, D., & Levesque, E. M. “Photometric Classification of Evolved Massive Stars: Preparing for the Era of Webb and Roman with Machine Learning” 2021, ApJ, 913, 32
  • DeMarchi, L.*, Sanders, J. R., & Levesque, E. M. “Prospects for Multimessenger Observations of Thorne-Zytkow objects“, 2021, ApJ, 911, 101
  • Neugent, K.* “The Red Supergiant Binary Fraction as a Function of Metallicity in M31 and M33“, 2021, ApJ, 908, 87


  • Dorn-Wallenstein, T. Z.*, Levesque, E. M., Neugent, K. F.*, Davenport, J. R. A., Morris, B. M., & Gootkin, K.* “Short Term Variability of Evolved Massive Stars with TESS. II: A New Class of Cool, Pulsating Supergiants” 2020, ApJ, 902, 24
  • Gootkin, K.*, Dorn-Wallenstein, T. Z.*, Lomax, J. R., Eadie, G., Levesque, E. M., Babler, B., Hoffman, J. L., Meade, M. R., Nordsieck, K., & Wisniewski, J. P. “13 Years of P Cygni Spectropolarimetry: Investigating Mass-loss Through H-alpha, Periodicity, and Ellipticity in q-u space”, 2020, ApJ, 900, 162
  • Neugent, K. F.*, Levesque, E. M., Massey, P., Morrell, N. I., & Drout, M. R. “The Red Supergiant Binary Fraction of the Large Magellanic Cloud” 2020, ApJ, 900, 117
  • Dimitrova, T.*, Neugent, K.*, Levesque, E., & Massey, P. “Locating Red Supergiants in the Galaxy IC 10“, 2020, RNAAS, 4, 7
  • Dorn-Wallenstein, T. Z.* & Levesque, E. M. A Comparison of Rotating and Binary Stellar Evolution Models: Effects on Massive Star Populations“, 2020, ApJ, 896, 164 ads
  • Levesque, E. M. & Massey, P. “Betelgeuse Just Isn’t That Cool: Effective Temperature Alone Cannot Explain the Recent Dimming of Betelgeuse“, 2020, ApJL, 891, 37 ads
  • Neugent, K.*, Massey, P., Georgy, C., Drout, M., Mommert, M., Levesque, E. M., Meynet, G., & Ekstrom, S. “The Luminosity Function of M31 Red Supergiants2020, ApJ, 889, 44 ads


  • Kokoris, M.* & Levesque, E. M. “Measuring the Effective Temperatures of Red Supergiants with WFIRST Colors”, 2019, RNAAS, 3, 12 ads
  • Garofali, K.*, Levesque, E. M., Williams, B. F., & Massey, P. “The First Candidate Colliding-Wind Binary in M33” 2019, ApJ, 880, 8 ads
  • Massey, P., Neugent, K.*, & Levesque, E. B. The Discovery of Quasi-stellar Objects Behind M31 and M33” 2019, AJ, 157, 227 ads
  • Dorn-Wallenstein, T. Z.*, Levesque, E. M., & Davenport, J. R. A. “Short Term Variability of Evolved Massive Stars with TESS” 2019, ApJ, 878, 155 ads
  • Neugent, K.*, Levesque, E. M., Massey, P., & Morrell, N. I. “Binary Red Supergiants II: Discovering and Characterizing B-type Companions” 2019, ApJ, 875, 124 ads
  • Dicenzo, B.* & Levesque, E. M. Atomic Absorption Line Diagnostics for the Physical Properties of Red Supergiants” 2019, AJ, 157, 167 ads
  • Morris, B., Dorn-Wallenstein, T.*, Levesque, E. M., Sakari, C., Gies, D., Lester, K., Notsu, Y., Youngblood, A., &  McMillan, R. “arcesetc: ARC Echelle Spectrograph Exposure Time Calculator“, 2019, JoSS, 4, 1130 ads


  • Massey, P., Neugent, K.*, Levesque, E. M., Levine, S., Morrell, N., & Skiff, B. “A Runaway Giant in the Galactic Halo“, 2018, ApJ, 156, 265 ads
  • Neugent, K.*, Levesque, E. M., & Massey, P. “Binary Red Supergiants: A New Method for Detecting B-type Companions“, 2018, AJ, 156, 225 ads
  • Levesque, E. M. Red Supergiants in the JWST Era: Near-IR Photometric Diagnostics” 2018, ApJ, 867, 155 ads
  • Dorn-Wallenstein, T. Z.* & Levesque, E. M. “Stellar Population Diagnostics of the Massive Star Binary Fraction“, 2018, ApJ, 867, 125 ads
  • Leitherer, C., Byler, N., Lee, J., & Levesque, E. M. Physical Properties of II Zw 40’s Super Star Cluster and Nebula” 2018, 865, 55 ads
  • Binder, B., Levesque, E. M., & Dorn-Wallenstein, T.* “No Strong Geometric Beaming in the Ultraluminous Neutron Star Binary NGC 300 ULX-1 (SN 2010da) from Swift and Gemini“, 2018, ApJ, 863, 141 ads
  • Byler, N., Dalcanont, J., Conroy, C., Johnson, B., Levesque, E. M., & Berg, D. “Self-Consistent UV emission and absorption line diagnostics“, 2018, ApJ, 863, 14 ads
  • Thorp, M. D.* & Levesque, E. M., “A Spatially Resolved Study of the GRB 020903 Host Complex”, 2018, ApJ, 856, 36 ads


  • Dorn-Wallenstein, T.*, Levesque, E. M., & Ruan, J. R. “A Mote in Andromeda’s Disk: a Misidentified Periodic AGN Behind M31″, 2017, ApJ, 850, 86 ads
  • Weisenburger, K. L.*, Huehnerhoff, J., Levesque, E. M., & Massey, P. “Automatic ARCTIC Reductions“, 2017, JoSS, 102 doi
  • Kasliwal, M. M., Bally, J., Masci, F., Cody, A. M., Bond, H. E., Jencson, J. E., Tunyanont, S., Cao, Y., Contreras, C., Dykhoff, D. A., Amodeo, S., Armus, L., Boyer, M., Cantiello, M., Carlton, R., Cass, A. C., Cook, D., Corgan, D. T., Faella, J., Fox, O. D., Green, W., Gehrz, R., Gelou, G., Hsiao, E., Johansson, J., Khan, R. M., Lau, R. M., Langer, N., Levesque, E., et al. “SPIRITS: Unconvering Unusual Infrared Transients with Spitzer” 2017, ApJ, 839, 88 ads


  • McGuire, J. T. W., Tanvir, N. R., Levan, A. J., Trenti, M., Stanway, E. R., Shull, J. M., Wiersema, K., Perley, D. A., Starling, R. L. C., Bremer, M., Stocke, J. T., Hjorth, J., Rhoads, J. E., Levesque, E. M., Robertson, B., Fynbo, J. P. U., Ellis, R., Fruchter, A., & Perna, R. “Detection of Three Gamma-Ray Burst Host Galaxies at z ~ 6″ 2016, ApJ, 825, 135 ads
  • Jennings, J.* & Levesque, E. M. “H-alpha as a Luminosity Class Diagnostic for K- and M-type Stars” 2016, ApJ, 821, 131 ads


  • Chakraborti, S., Soderberg, A., Chomiuk, L., Kamble, A., Yadav, N., Ray, A., Hurley, K. Margutti, R., Milisavljevic, D., Chevalier, R., Nakar, E., Bietenholz, M., Brunthaler, A., Pignata, G., Pian, E., Mazzali, P., Fransson, C., Bartel, N., Hamuy, M., Levesque, E. M., et al. “A Missing-Link in the Supernova-GRB Connection“, 2015, ApJ, 805, 187 ads
  • Zetterlund, E.*, Levesque, E. M., Leitherer, C., & Danforth, C. W. “Ultraviolet ISM Diagnostics for Star-Forming Galaxies I. Tracers of Metallicity and Extinction” 2015, ApJ, 805, 151 ads
  • Meynet, G., Chomienne, V., Ekstrom, S., Georgy, C., Granada, A., Groh, J., Maeder, A., Eggenberger, P., Levesque, E. M., & Massey, P. “The impact of mass loss on the evolution and pre-supernova properties of red supergiants” 2015, A&A, 575, 60 ads


  • Berger, E., Zauderer, B. A., Chary, R.-R, Laskar, T., Chornock, R., Tanvir, N. R., Stanway, E. R., Levan, A. J., Levesque, E. M., & Davies, J. E. “ALMA Observations of the Host Galaxy of GRB090423 at z=8.23: Deep Limits on Obscured Star Formation 630 Million Years After the Big Bang” 2014, ApJ, 796, 96 ads
  • Keeney, B. A., Joeris, P., Stocke, J. T., Danforth, C. W., & Levesque, E. M. “Updated Models for the Creation of a Low-Z QSO Absorber by a Dwarf Galaxy Wind” 2014, AJ, 148, 103 ads
  • Levesque, E. M., Massey, P., Żytkow, A. N., & Morrell, N. “Discovery of a Thorne-Żytkow Object Candidate in the Small Magellanic Cloud“, 2014, MNRAS Letters, 443, L94 ads
  • Leitherer, C., Ekstrom, S., Meynet, G. Schaerer, D., Agienko, K. B., & Levesque, E. M., “The Effects of Stellar Rotation II. A Comprehensive Set of Starburst99 Models“, 2014, ApJS, 212, 14 ads
  • Levesque, E. M. & Richardson, M. L. A.* “[NeIII]/[OII] as an Ionization Parameter Diagnostics in Star-Forming Galaxies”, 2014, ApJ, 780, 100 ads
  • Margutti, R., Milisavjlevic, D., Soderberg, A. M., Chornock, R., Zauderer, B. A., Murase, K., Guidorzi, C., Sanders, N. E., Kuin, P., Fransson, C., Levesque, E. M., et al. “A Panchromatic View of the Restless SN 2009ip Reveals the Explosive Ejection of  a Massive Star Envelope” 2014, ApJ, 780, 21 ads
  • Levesque, E. M., Stringfellow, G. S., Ginsburg, A. G., Bally, J., & Keeney, B. A. “The Peculiar Balmer Decrement of SN 2009ip: Constraints on Circumstellar Geometry” 2014, AJ, 147, 23 ads


  • Levesque, E. M. & Leitherer, C. 2013, “Modeling Tracers of Young Stellar Population Age in Star-Forming Galaxies”, 2013, ApJ, 779, 170 ads
  • Sanders, N. E.*, Levesque, E. M., & Soderberg, A. M. “Using Colors to Improve Photometric Metallicity Estimates for Galaxies” 2013, ApJ, 775, 125 ads
  • Milisavljevic, D., Soderberg, A. M., Margutti, R., Drout, M. R., Marion, G. H., Sanders, N. E., Hsiao, E. Y., Lunnan, R., Chornock, R., Fesen, R. A., Parrent, J. T., Levesque, E. M., et al. “SN 2012au: A Golden Link Between Super-Luminous Supernovae and Their Lower-Luminosity Counterparts” 2013, ApJL, 770, 38 ads
  • Milisavljevic, D., Margutti, R., Soderberg, A. M., Pignata, G., Chomiuk, L., Fesen, R. A., Bufano, F., Sanders, N., Parrent, J. T., Parker, S., Pickering, T., Buckley, D. A. H., Crawford, S. M., Gulbis, A., Hettlage, C., Hooper, E., Nordsieck, K. H., O’Donoghue, D., Husser, T.-O., Potter, S., Kniazev, A., Kotze, P., Romero-Colmenero, E., Vaisanen, P., Wolf, M., Bartel, N., Bietenholz, M. F., Fransson, C., Mazzali, P., Brunthaler, A., Chakraborti, S., Levesque, E. M., et al. “Multi-Wavelength Observations of Supernova 2011ei: Time-Dependent Classification of Type IIb and Ib Supernovae and Implications for their Progenitors” 2013, ApJ, 767, 71 ads


  • Sanders, N. E., Soderberg, A. M., Levesque, E. M., Foley, R. J., Chornock, R., Milisavljevic, D., Margutti, R., Berger, E., Drout, M. R., Czekala, I., & Dittmann, J. A. “A Spectroscopic Study of Type Ibc Supernova Host Galaxies from Untargeted Surveys” 2012, ApJ, 758, 132 ads
  • Levesque, E. M., Chornock, R., Soderberg, A. M., Berger, E., & Lunnan, R., “Host Galaxy Properties of the Subluminous GRB 120422A/SN 2012bz” 2012, ApJ, 758, 92 ads
  • Sanders, N. E., Soderberg, A. M., Valenti, S., Chomiuk, L., Berger, E., Smartt, S., Hurley, K., Barthelmy, S. D., Chornock, R., Foley, R. J., Levesque, E. M., et al. “SN 2010ay is a Luminous and Broad-Lined Type Ic Supernova Within a Low-Metallicity Host Galaxy” 2012, ApJ, 756, 184 ads
  • Soderberg, A. M., Margutti, R., Zauderer, B. A., Krauss, M., Katz, B., Chomiuk, L., Dittmann, J., Sakamoto, T., Kawai, N., Hurley, K., Barthelmy, S., Toizumi, T., Morii, M., Chevalier, R. A., Gurwell, M., Petitpas, G., Levesque, E. M., et al. “Panchromatic Observations of SN 2011dh Point to a Compact Progenitor Star” 2012, ApJ, 752, 78 ads
  • Levesque, E. M. & Massey, P. “Spectral Types of Red Supergiants in NGC 6822 and the Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte Galaxy” 2012, AJ, 144, 2 ads
  • Georgy, C., Ekstrom, S., Meynet, G., Massey, P., Levesque, E. M., Hirschi, R., Eggenberger, P., & Maeder, A. “Grids of stellar models with rotation II. WR populations and supernovae/GRB progenitors at Z = 0.014” 2012, A&A, 542, 29 ads
  • Levesque, E. M., Leitherer, C., Ekstrom, S., Meynet, G., & Schaerer, D. “The Effects of Stellar Rotation. I. Impact on the Ionizing Spectra and Integrated Properties of Stellar Populations” 2012, ApJ, 751, 67 ads
  • Trenti, M., Perna, R., Levesque, E. M., Shull, J. M., & Stocke, J. T. “Gamma-Ray Burst Host Galaxy Surveys at Redshift z >~ 4: Probes of Star Formation Rate and Cosmic Reionization” 2012, ApJL, 748, L38 ads
  • van Dyk, S. D., Davidge, T. J., Elias-Rosa, N., Taubenberger, S., Li, W., Levesque, E. M., Howerton, S., Pignata, G., Morrell, N., Hamuy, M., & Filippenko, A. V. “Supernova 2008bk and Its Red Supergiant Progenitor” 2012, AJ, 143 19 ads


  • Boesgaard, A. M., Rich, J. A., Levesque, E. M., & Bowler, B. P. “Beryllium and Alpha-Element Abundances in a Large Sample of Metal-Poor Stars” 2011, ApJ, 743, 140 ads
  • Levesque, E. M., Berger, E., Soderberg, A. M., & Chornock, R. “Metallicity in the GRB 100316D/SN 2010bh Host Complex” 2011, ApJ, 739, 23 ads
  • Thone, C. C., Campana, S., Lazzati, D., Fynbo, J. P. U., de Ugarte Postigo, A., Christensen, L., Levan, A. J., Aloy, M. A., Hjorth, J. Jakobsson, P., Levesque, E. M., Malesani, D., Milvang-Jensen, B., Roming, P. W. A., Tanvir, N. R., & Wiersema, K. “Variable Ly alpha sheds light on the environment surrounding GRB 090426” 2011, MNRAS, 414, 479 ads
  • Foley, R. J., Berger, E., Fox, O., Levesque, E. M., Challis, P. J., Ivans, I. I., Rhoads, J. E., & Soderberg, A. M. “The Diversity of Massive Star Outbursts I: Observations of SN 2009ip, UGC 2773 OT2009-1, and Their Progenitors” 2011, ApJ, 732, 32 ads
  • Pignata, G., Stritzinger, M., Soderberg, A., Mazzali, P., Boldt, L., Morrell, N., Salgado, F., Anderson, J. Contreras, C., Folatelli, G., Forster, F., Gonzalez, S., Hamuy, M., Phillips, M. M., Krzeminski, W., Levesque, E. M., et al. “SN 2009bb: A Peculiar Broad-lined Type Ic Supernova” 2011, ApJ, 728, 14 ads


  • Levesque, E. M., Soderberg, A. M., Kewley, L. J., & Berger, E. “No Correlation Between Host Galaxy Metallicity and Gamma-ray Energy Release for Long-duration Gamma-ray Bursts” 2010, ApJ, 725, 1337 ads
  • Levesque, E. M., Kewley, L. J., Berger, E., & Zahid, H. J. “The Host Galaxies of Gamma-Ray Bursts II: A Mass-Metallicity Relation for Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Burst Host Galaxies” 2010, AJ, 140, 1557 ads
  • Levesque, E. M., Kewley, L. J., Graham, J. F., & Fruchter, A. S. “A High-Metallicity Host Environment for the Long-Duration GRB 020819” 2010, ApJL, 712, L26 ads
  • Soderberg, A. M., Chakraborti, S., Pignata, G., Chevalier, R. A., Chandra, P., Ray, A., Wieringa, M. H., Copete, A., Chaplin, V., Connaughton, V., Barthelmy, S. D., Bietenholz, M. F., Chugai, N., Stritzinger, M. D., Hamuy, M., Fransson, C., Fox, O., Levesque, E. M., et al. “Discovery of a Relativistic Supernova Without a Gamma-ray Trigger” 2010, Nature, 463, 513 ads
  • Levesque, E. M., Kewley, L. J., & Larson, K. L. “Theoretical Modeling of Star-Forming Galaxies I: Emission Line Diagnostic Grids for Local and Low-Metallicity Galaxies” 2010, AJ, 139, 712 ads
  • Levesque, E. M., Berger, E., Kewley, L. J., & Bagley, M. “The Host Galaxies of Gamma-Ray Bursts I: ISM Properties of Ten Nearby Long-Duration GRB Hosts” 2010, AJ, 139, 694 ads
  • Levesque, E. M., Soderberg, A. M., Foley, R. J., Berger, E., Kewley, L. J., Chakraborti, S., Ray, A., Torres, M. A. P., Challis, P., Kirshner, R. P., Barthelmy, S. D., Bietenholz, M. F., Chandra, P., Chaplin, V., Chevalier, R. A., Chugai, N., Connaughton, V., Copete, A., Fox, O., Fransson, C., Grindlay, J. E., Hamuy, M. A., Milne, P. A., Pignata, G., Stritzinger, M. D., & Wieringa, M. H. “The High-Metallicity Explosion Environment of the Relativistic Supernova 2009bb” 2010, ApJL, 709, L26 ads
  • Levesque, E. M., Bloom, J. S., Butler, N. R., Perley, D. A., Cenko, S. B., Prochaska, J. X., Kewley, L. J., Bunker, A., Chen, H-W., Chornock, R., Filippenko, A. V., Glazebrook, K., Lopez, S., Masiero, J., Modjaz, M., Morgan, A., & Poznanski, D. “GRB 090426: The Environment of a Rest-Frame 0.35-second Gamma-Ray Burst at a Redshift of 2.609”, 2010, MNRAS, 401, 963 ads


  • Massey, P., Silva, D. R., Levesque, E. M., Plez, B., & Clayton, G. C. “Red Supergiants in the Andromeda Galaxy (M31)” 2009, ApJ, 703, 420 ads
  • Graham, J. F., Fruchter, A. S., Melandri, A., Levan, A. J., Kewley, L. J., Levesque, E. M., Nysewander, M., Tanvir, N. R., Dahlen, T., & Bersier, D. “GRB 070714B – Discovery of the Highest Spectroscopically Confirmed Short Burst Redshift” 2009, ApJ, 698, 1620 ads
  • Levesque, E. M., Massey, P., Plez, B., & Olsen, K. A. G. “The Physical Properties of the Red Supergiant WOH G64: The Largest Star Known?” 2009, AJ, 137, 4744 ads


  • Levesque, E. M. and Kewley, L. J. “The Host Galaxy of GRB 060505: Host ISM Properties”, 2007, ApJL, 667, L121 ads
  • Levesque, E. M., Massey, P., Olsen, K. A. G., & Plez, B., “Late-Type Supergiants: Too Cool for the Magellanic Clouds?” 2007, ApJ, 667, 202 ads
  • Oey, M. S., Meurer, G. R., Caballero-Nieves, S. M., Furst, E., Hanish, D. J., Levesque, E. M., Thilker, D., Walth, G., Yelda, S., & the SINGG Team, “The HII Region Luminosity Function and Diffuse HÉø Emission in HI-Selected Galaxies from SINGG”, 2007, ApJ, 661,801 ads
  • Massey, P., Levesque, E. M., Olsen, K. A. G., Plez, B., & Skiff, B. “HV 11423: The Coolest Supergiant in the SMC” 2007, ApJ, 660, 301 ads


  • Heinz, S., Bruggen, M., Young, A., & Levesque, E. “The answer is blowing in the wind: simulating the interaction of jets with dynamic cluster atmospheres” 2006, MNRAS, 373, 65 ads
  • Massey, P., Levesque, E. M., Plez, B. “Bringing VY Canis Majoris Down to Size: An Improved Determination of Its Effective Temperature” 2006, ApJ, 646, 1203 ads
  • Levesque, E. M., Massey, P., Olsen, K.A.G., Plez, B., Josselin, E., Maeder, A., Meynet, G. “The Effective Temperatures and Physical Properties of Magellanic Cloud Red Supergiants: The Effects of Metallicity” 2006, ApJ, 645, 1102 ads


    • Massey, P., Plez, B., Levesque, E. M., Olsen, K.A.G., Josselin, E., Clayton, G. “The Effective Temperature Scale of Red Supergiants: When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” 2005, ApJ, 634, 1286 ads
    • Levesque, E. M., Massey, P., Olsen, K.A.G., Plez, B., Josselin, E., Maeder, A., Meynet, G. “The Effective Temperature Scale of Galactic Red Supergiants: Cool, But Not As Cool As We Thought”, 2005, ApJ 628, 973 ads