Publications by Chris Lintott


Galaxy Zoo: Morphological classifications for 120 000 galaxies in HST legacy imaging

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 464 (2017) 4176-4203

KW Willett, MA Galloway, SP Bamford, CJ Lintott, KL Masters, C Scarlata, BD Simmons, M Beck, CN Cardamone, E Cheung, EM Edmondson, LF Fortson, RL Griffith, B Häußler, A Han, R Hart, T Melvin, M Parrish, K Schawinski, RJ Smethurst, AM Smith


Galaxy Zoo: Quantitative visual morphological classifications for 48 000 galaxies from CANDELS

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 464 (2017) 4420-4447

BD Simmons, C Lintott, KW Willett, KL Masters, JS Kartaltepe, B Häußler, S Kaviraj, C Krawczyk, SJ Kruk, DH McIntosh, RJ Smethurst, RC Nichol, C Scarlata, K Schawinski, CJ Conselice, O Almaini, HC Ferguson, L Fortson, W Hartley, D Kocevski, AM Koekemoer, A Mortlock, JA Newman, SP Bamford, NA Grogin, RA Lucas, NP Hathi, E McGrath, M Peth, J Pforr, Z Rizer, S Wuyts, G Barro, EF Bell, M Castellano, T Dahlen, A Dekel, J Ownsworth, SM Faber, SL Finkelstein, A Fontana, A Galametz, R Grützbauch, D Koo, J Lotz, B Mobasher, M Mozena, M Salvato, T Wiklind


Science learning via participation in online citizen science

Journal of Science Communication 15 (2016)

K Masters, EY Oh, J Cox, B Simmons, C Lintott, G Graham, A Greenhill, K Holmes


Extended X-ray emission in the IC 2497 - Hanny's Voorwerp system: Energy injection in the gas around a fading AGN

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 457 (2016) 3629-3636

LF Sartori, K Schawinski, M Koss, E Treister, W Peter Maksym, WC Keel, C Megan Urry, CJ Lintott, O Ivy Wong


Planet Hunters IX. KIC 8462852-where's the flux?

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY 457 (2016) 3988-4004

TS Boyajian, DM LaCourse, SA Rappaport, D Fabrycky, DA Fischer, D Gandolfi, GM Kennedy, H Korhonen, MC Liu, A Moor, K Olah, K Vida, MC Wyatt, WMJ Best, J Brewer, F Ciesla, B Csak, HJ Deeg, TJ Dupuy, G Handler, K Heng, SB Howell, ST Ishikawa, J Kovacs, T Kozakis, L Kriskovics, J Lehtinen, C Lintott, S Lynn, D Nespral, S Nikbakhsh, K Schawinski, JR Schmitt, AM Smith, G Szabo, R Szabo, J Viuho, J Wang, A Weiksnar, M Bosch, JL Connors, S Goodman, G Green, AJ Hoekstra, T Jebson, KJ Jek, MR Omohundro, HM Schwengeler, A Szewczyk


The Moon Zoo citizen science project: Preliminary results for the Apollo 17 landing site

ICARUS 271 (2016) 30-48

R Bugiolacchi, S Bamford, P Tar, N Thacker, IA Crawford, KH Joy, PM Grindrod, C Lintott


A generalized approach for producing, quantifying, and validating citizen science data from wildlife images.

Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology 30 (2016) 520-531

A Swanson, M Kosmala, C Lintott, C Packer

Citizen science has the potential to expand the scope and scale of research in ecology and conservation, but many professional researchers remain skeptical of data produced by nonexperts. We devised an approach for producing accurate, reliable data from untrained, nonexpert volunteers. On the citizen science website www.snapshotserengeti.org, more than 28,000 volunteers classified 1.51 million images taken in a large-scale camera-trap survey in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Each image was circulated to, on average, 27 volunteers, and their classifications were aggregated using a simple plurality algorithm. We validated the aggregated answers against a data set of 3829 images verified by experts and calculated 3 certainty metrics-level of agreement among classifications (evenness), fraction of classifications supporting the aggregated answer (fraction support), and fraction of classifiers who reported "nothing here" for an image that was ultimately classified as containing an animal (fraction blank)-to measure confidence that an aggregated answer was correct. Overall, aggregated volunteer answers agreed with the expert-verified data on 98% of images, but accuracy differed by species commonness such that rare species had higher rates of false positives and false negatives. Easily calculated analysis of variance and post-hoc Tukey tests indicated that the certainty metrics were significant indicators of whether each image was correctly classified or classifiable. Thus, the certainty metrics can be used to identify images for expert review. Bootstrapping analyses further indicated that 90% of images were correctly classified with just 5 volunteers per image. Species classifications based on the plurality vote of multiple citizen scientists can provide a reliable foundation for large-scale monitoring of African wildlife.


PLANET HUNTERS. X. SEARCHING for NEARBY NEIGHBORS of 75 PLANET and ECLIPSING BINARY CANDIDATES from the K2 KEPLER EXTENDED MISSION

Astronomical Journal 151 (2016)

JR Schmitt, A Tokovinin, J Wang, DA Fischer, MH Kristiansen, DM Lacourse, R Gagliano, AJV Tan, HM Schwengeler, MR Omohundro, A Venner, I Terentev, AR Schmitt, TL Jacobs, T Winarski, J Sejpka, KJ Jek, TS Boyajian, JM Brewer, ST Ishikawa, C Lintott, S Lynn, K Schawinski, ME Schwamb, A Weiksnar


The milky way project and atlasgal: The distribution and physical properties of cold clumps near infrared bubbles

Astrophysical Journal 825 (2016)

S Kendrew, H Beuther, R Simpson, T Csengeri, M Wienen, CJ Lintott, MS Povich, C Beaumont, F Schuller


Galaxy Zoo: Evidence for rapid, recent quenching within a population of AGN host galaxies

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 463 (2016) 2986-2996

RJ Smethurst, CJ Lintott, BD Simmons, K Schawinski, SP Bamford, CN Cardamone, SJ Kruk, KL Masters, CM Urry, KW Willett, OI Wong


Galaxy zoo: Mergers - Dynamical models of interacting galaxies

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 459 (2016) 720-745

AJ Holincheck, JF Wallin, K Borne, L Fortson, C Lintott, AM Smith, S Bamford, WC Keel, M Parrish


PLANET HUNTERS. VIII. CHARACTERIZATION OF 41 LONG-PERIOD EXOPLANET CANDIDATES FROM KEPLER ARCHIVAL DATA

ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL 815 (2015) ARTN 127

J Wang, DA Fischer, T Barclay, A Picard, B Ma, BP Bowler, JR Schmitt, TS Boyajian, KJ Jek, D LaCourse, C Baranec, R Riddle, NM Law, C Lintott, K Schawinski, DJ Simister, B Gregoire, SP Babin, T Poile, TL Jacobs, T Jebson, MR Omohundro, HM Schwengeler, J Sejpka, IA Terentev, R Gagliano, J-P Paakkonen, HKO Berge, T Winarski, GR Green, AR Schmitt, MH Kristiansen, A Hoekstra


Ideas for Citizen Science in Astronomy

ANNUAL REVIEW OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS, VOL 53 53 (2015) 247-278

PJ Marshall, CJ Lintott, LN Fletcher


Galaxy Zoo: Are bars responsible for the feeding of active galactic nuclei at 0.2 < z < 1.0?

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY 447 (2015) 506-516

E Cheung, JR Trump, E Athanassoula, SP Bamford, EF Bell, A Bosma, CN Cardamone, KRV Casteels, SM Faber, JJ Fang, LF Fortson, DD Kocevski, DC Koo, S Laine, C Lintott, KL Masters, T Melvin, RC Nichol, K Schawinski, B Simmons, R Smethurst, KW Willett


HST IMAGING OF FADING AGN CANDIDATES. I. HOST-GALAXY PROPERTIES AND ORIGIN OF THE EXTENDED GAS

ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL 149 (2015) ARTN 155

WC Keel, WP Maksym, VN Bennert, CJ Lintott, SD Chojnowski, A Moiseev, A Smirnova, K Schawinski, CM Urry, DA Evans, A Pancoast, B Scott, C Showley, K Flatland


PLANET HUNTERS. VII. DISCOVERY OF A NEW LOW-MASS, LOW-DENSITY PLANET (PH3 C) ORBITING KEPLER-289 WITH MASS MEASUREMENTS OF TWO ADDITIONAL PLANETS (PH3 B AND D)

ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL 795 (2014) ARTN 167

JR Schmitt, E Agol, KM Deck, LA Rogers, JZ Gazak, DA Fischer, J Wang, MJ Holman, KJ Jek, C Margossian, MR Omohundro, T Winarski, JM Brewer, MJ Giguere, C Lintott, S Lynn, M Parrish, K Schawinski, ME Schwamb, R Simpson, AM Smith


Galaxy Zoo: CANDELS barred discs and bar fractions

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY 445 (2014) 3466-3474

BD Simmons, T Melvin, C Lintott, KL Masters, KW Willett, WC Keel, RJ Smethurst, E Cheung, RC Nichol, K Schawinski, M Rutkowski, JS Kartaltepe, EF Bell, KRV Casteels, CJ Conselice, O Almaini, HC Ferguson, L Fortson, W Hartley, D Kocevski, AM Koekemoer, DH McIntosh, A Mortlock, JA Newman, J Ownsworth, S Bamford, T Dahlen, SM Faber, SL Finkelstein, A Fontana, A Galametz, NA Grogin, R Gruetzbauch, Y Guo, B Haeussler, KJ Jek, S Kaviraj, RA Lucas, M Peth, M Salvato, T Wiklind, S Wuyts


Crowd-sourced assessment of technical skills: A novel method to evaluate surgical performance

Journal of Surgical Research 187 (2014) 65-71

C Chen, L White, T Kowalewski, R Aggarwal, C Lintott, B Comstock, K Kuksenok, C Aragon, D Holst, T Lendvay


The ultraviolet attenuation law in backlit spiral galaxies Based in part on observations made with the NASA Galaxy Evolution Explorer. GALEX is operated for NASA by the California Institute of Technology under NASA contract NAS5-98034.

Astronomical Journal 147 (2014)

WC Keel, AM Manning, BW Holwerda, CJ Lintott, K Schawinski


An introduction to the Zooniverse

AAAI Workshop - Technical Report WS-13-18 (2013) 103-

AM Smith, S Lynn, CJ Lintott

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