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  • Cominsky, L., K. McLin, A. Simonnet and t. Team. 2014. Fourteen Years of Education and Public Outreach for the Swift Gamma-ray Burst Explorer Mission. .

  • Harrison, F., W. Craig, F. Christensen, C. Hailey, W. Zhang, S. Boggs, D. Stern, W. Cook, K. Forster and P. Giommi. 2013. NUCLEAR SPECTROSCOPIC TELESCOPE ARRAY (NuSTAR) HIGH-ENERGY X-RAY MISSION. Astrophysical Journal 770.

  • Harrison, F., W. Craig, F. Christensen, C. Hailey, W. Zhang, S. Boggs, D. Stern, W. Cook, K. Forster and P. Giommi. 2013. Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) Mission. .

  • Cominsky, L., K. McLin, A. Simonnet, t. Education and P. Team. 2013. Twelve Years of Education and Public Outreach with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. .

  • McLin, K., L. Cominsky, A. Metevier, K. Coble and J. Bailey. 2013. Using the Big Ideas in Cosmology to Teach College Students. .

  • Coble, K., M. Nickerson, J. Bailey, L. Trouille, G. Cochran, C. Camarillo and L. Cominsky. 2013. Investigating Student Ideas about Cosmology II. Astronomy Education Review 12: 010111-010126.

  • Trouille, L., K. Coble, G. Cochran, J. Bailey, C. Camarillo, M. Nickerson and L. Cominsky. 2013. Investigating Student Ideas about Cosmology III. Astronomy Education Review 12: 010110-010156.

  • Coble, K., C. Camarillo, M. Nickerson, L. Trouille, J. Bailey, G. Cochran and L. Cominsky. 2013. Investigating Student Ideas about Cosmology I. Astronomy Education Review 12: 010102-010155.

  • Bailey, J., R. Sanchez, K. Coble, D. Larrieu, G. Cochran and L. Cominsky. 2012. Multi-Institutional Investigation of Students' Preinstructional Ideas about Cosmology. Astronomy Education Review 11: 010302-010322.

  • Weltevrede, P., A. Abdo, M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, D. Bastieri and B. Baughman. 2010. Gamma-ray and radio properties of six pulsars detected by the fermi large area telescope. .

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, A. Allafort, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, D. Bastieri, K. Bechtol and R. Bellazzini. 2010. Fermi Large Area Telescope Observation of a Gamma-ray Source at the Position of Eta Carinae. .

  • Harrison, F., S. Boggs, F. Christensen, W. Craig, C. Hailey, D. Stern, W. Zhang, L. Angelini, H. An and V. Bhalereo. 2010. Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR). .

  • Harrison, F., S. Boggs, F. Christensen, W. Craig, C. Hailey, D. Stern, W. Zhang, L. Angelini, H. An and V. Bhalereo. 2010. Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR). Proceedings of SPIE 7732.

  • Vedrenne, G., J. Atteia and L. Cominsky. 2010. Gamma-Ray Bursts. Physics Today 63: 56-111.

  • Cominsky, L. 2010. Gamma-Ray Bursts. Physics Today 63: 56-57.

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, D. Bastieri, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2010. PSR J1907+0602. The Astrophysical Journal.

  • Weltevrede, P., A. Abdo, M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2010. GAMMA-RAY AND RADIO PROPERTIES OF SIX PULSARS DETECTED BY THE FERMI LARGE AREA TELESCOPE. The Astrophysical Journal.

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, D. Bastieri, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2010. FERMI OBSERVATIONS OF CASSIOPEIA AND CEPHEUS. The Astrophysical Journal.

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, W. Atwood, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2010. FERMI LARGE AREA TELESCOPE OBSERVATIONS OF THE CRAB PULSAR AND NEBULA. The Astrophysical Journal.

  • Cominsky, L. 2009. How Telescopes Have Changed Our View of the Universe. .

  • Cominsky, L. 2009. Weapons of Mass Destruction. .

  • Cominsky, L. and Sonoma State University. Dept. of Physics and Astronomy. 2009. Exploring the extreme universe with Fermi. .

  • Cominsky, L., Sonoma State University and Dept. of Physics and Astronomy. 2009. Exploring the extreme universe with Fermi. .

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, (...) and P. Michelson. 2009. Spectral Energy Distribution of Fermi bright blazars. .

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, W. Atwood, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2009. PULSED GAMMA RAYS FROM THE MILLISECOND PULSAR J0030+0451 WITH THE FERMI LARGE AREA TELESCOPE. The Astrophysical Journal.

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, W. Atwood, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2009. PULSED GAMMA-RAYS FROM PSR J2021+3651 WITH THE FERMI LARGE AREA TELESCOPE. The Astrophysical Journal.

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2009. Modulated High-Energy Gamma-Ray Emission from the Microquasar Cygnus X-3. .

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, W. Atwood, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, (...) and F. Collaboration. 2009. Measurement of the Cosmic Ray e++e- Spectrum from 20 GeV to 1 TeV with the Fermi Large Area Telescope. Physical Review Letters.

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, W. Atwood, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2009. FERMI OBSERVATIONS OF TeV-SELECTED ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI. The Astrophysical Journal.

  • Collaborations, F., F. Collaborations, A. Abdo, M. Ackermann, M. Arimoto, K. Asano, W. Atwood, M. Axelsson, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2009. Fermi observations of high-energy gamma-ray emission from GRB 080916C. Science (New York, N.Y.).

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, K. Asano, W. Atwood, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2009. FERMI OBSERVATIONS OF HIGH-ENERGY GAMMA-RAY EMISSION FROM GRB 080825C. The Astrophysical Journal.

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, K. Asano, W. Atwood, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2009. FERMI OBSERVATIONS OF GRB 090902B. The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, W. Atwood, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2009. FERMI LAT OBSERVATIONS OF LS I +61°303. .

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, W. Atwood, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2009. FERMI/LAT OBSERVATIONS OF LS 5039. The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, M. Baring, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2009. FERMI LAT DISCOVERY OF EXTENDED GAMMA-RAY EMISSION IN THE DIRECTION OF SUPERNOVA REMNANT W51C. The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, W. Atwood, R. Bagagli, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, D. Band, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2009. FERMI LARGE AREA TELESCOPE OBSERVATIONS OF THE VELA PULSAR. The Astrophysical Journal.

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, W. Atwood, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, (...) and T. Collaboration. 2009. FERMI/LARGE AREA TELESCOPE BRIGHT GAMMA-RAY SOURCE LIST. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series.

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, K. Asano, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, (...) and A. Pushkarev. 2009. FERMI DISCOVERY OF GAMMA-RAY EMISSION FROM NGC 1275. The Astrophysical Journal.

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, W. Atwood, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2009. EARLY FERMI GAMMA-RAY SPACE TELESCOPE OBSERVATIONS OF THE QUASAR 3C 454.3. The Astrophysical Journal.

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, W. Atwood, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, M. Baring, (...) and P. Weltevrede. 2009. DISCOVERY OF PULSED γ-RAYS FROM THE YOUNG RADIO PULSAR PSR J1028–5819 WITH THE FERMI LARGE AREA TELESCOPE. The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, W. Atwood, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2009. BRIGHT ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI SOURCE LIST FROM THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THE FERMI LARGE AREA TELESCOPE ALL-SKY SURVEY. The Astrophysical Journal.

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, W. Atwood, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2009. population of gamma-ray millisecond pulsars seen with the Fermi Large Area Telescope. Science (New York, N.Y.).

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, K. Asano, W. Atwood, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2009. limit on the variation of the speed of light arising from quantum gravity effects. Nature.

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, W. Atwood, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, M. Baring, (...) and M. Ziegler. 2008. Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope discovers the pulsar in the young galactic supernova remnant CTA 1. Science (New York, N.Y.).

  • Cominsky, L. 2007. Weapons of Mass Destruction and Global Climate Change. .

  • Cort, J., J. Grupper, T. Lucas, L. Cominsky, A. Hamilton, P. Apsell, L. Schreiber, B. McNamara, E. Becklin and N. Tyson. 2007. Monster of the Milky Way. .

  • Cort, J., J. Grupper, T. Lucas, L. Cominsky, A. Hamilton, P. Apsell, L. Schreiber, B. McNamara, E. Becklin and N. Tyson. 2007. Monster of the Milky Way. .

  • Cort, J., J. Grupper, T. Lucas, L. Cominsky, A. Hamilton, P. Apsell, L. Schreiber, B. McNamara, E. Becklin, N. Tyson, G. Benford, K. Thorne, A. Ghez, D. McCabe, R. Morseberger, P. Plait, Thomas Lucas Productions, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) and WGBH Video (Firm). 2007. Monster of the Milky Way. .

  • Cominsky, L. 2006. Global Telescope Network. .

  • Campana, S., V. Mangano, A. Blustin, P. Brown, D. Burrows, G. Chincarini, J. Cummings, (...) and N. White. 2006. association of GRB 060218 with a supernova and the evolution of the shock wave. Nature.

  • Cusumano, G., V. Mangano, G. Chincarini, A. Panaitescu, D. Burrows, V. La Parola, T. Sakamoto, (...) and B. Zhang. 2006. Swift observations of GRB050904. .

  • Cusumano, G., V. Mangano, G. Chincarini, A. Panaitescu, D. Burrows, V. La Parola, T. Sakamoto, S. Campana, T. Mineo, G. Tagliaferri, L. Angelini, S. Barthelemy, A. Beardmore, P. Boyd, L. Cominsky, C. Gronwall, E. Fenimore, N. Gehrels, P. Giommi and M. Goad. 2006. GRB 050904. AIP Conference Proceedings 836: 564-569.

  • Cusumano, G., V. Mangano, G. Chincarini, A. Panaitescu, D. Burrows, V. Parola, T. Sakamoto, S. Campana, T. Mineo, G. Tagliaferri, L. Angelini, S. Barthelemy, A. Beardmore, P. Boyd, L. Cominsky, C. Gronwall, E. Fenimore, N. Gehrels, P. Giommi and M. Goad. 2006. Gamma-ray bursts. Nature 440: 164-164.

  • Cominsky, L. 2004. Einstein's Universe and Beyond. .

  • Plait, P., L. Cominsky and S. Silva. 2004. NASA SEU Educator Ambassadors program. Mercury 33: 5.

  • Plait, P., L. Cominsky and S. Silva. 2004. Swift E/PO. Mercury 33: 12.

  • Cominsky, L. 2002. How X-ray Experiments See Black Holes. AIP Conference Proceedings 624: 112-121.

  • Roberts, M., P. Michelson, D. Leahy, T. Hall, J. Finley, L. Cominsky and R. Srinivasan. 2001. Phase-dependent Spectral Variability in 4U 1907+09. The Astrophysical Journal 555: 967-977.

  • Roberts, M., P. Michelson, D. Leahy, T. Hall, J. Finley, L. Cominsky and R. Srinivasen. 2001. Phase Dependent Spectral Variability of 4U1907+09. .

  • Ray, P., K. Wood, G. Fritz, P. Hertz, M. Kowalski, W. Johnson, M. Lovellette, M. Wolff, D. Yentis, R. Bandyopadhyay, E. Bloom, B. Giebels, G. Godfrey, K. Reilly, P. Parkinson, G. Shabad, P. Michelson, M. Roberts, D. Leahy and L. Cominsky. 2001. USA X-ray timing experiment. AIP Conference Proceedings 599: 336-345.

  • Cominsky, L. 1999. XTE Observations of PSR 1259-63 and a Test of Spin Orbit Coupling in the 4U0115+63 System. .

  • Cominsky, L. 1998. Magnetospheric Accretion in PSR 1259-63. .

  • Hertz, P., K. Wood and L. Cominsky. 1997. Eclipse Timings of the Low-Mass X-Ray Binary EXO 0748–676. II. Detection of an Apparent Orbital Period Change and of Orbital Period Noise. The Astrophysical Journal 486: 1000.

  • HERTZ, P., K. WOOD and L. COMINSKY. 1995. ECLIPSE TIMINGS OF THE LOW-MASS X-RAY BINARY EXO-0748-676 - STATISTICAL ARGUMENTS AGAINST ORBITAL PERIOD CHANGES. Astrophysical Journal 438: 385-393.

  • COMINSKY, L., M. ROBERTS and S. JOHNSTON. 1994. DETECTION OF X-RAY-EMISSION FROM THE PSR-1259-63 SS-2883 BINARY-SYSTEM. Astrophysical Journal 427: 978-983.

  • Cominsky, L. 1994. ROSAT observations of the binary Be-star and radio pulsar PSR1259-63. .

  • KING, A. and L. COMINSKY. 1994. X-RAY-EMISSION OF THE PULSAR-BE STAR BINARY PSR-1259-63. Astrophysical Journal 435: 411-415.

  • Cominsky, L., M. Roberts and S. Johnston. 1994. Detection of X-ray emission from the PSR 1259-63/SS 2883 binary system. .

  • Cominsky, Lynn and United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1994. ROSAT observations of the binary Be-star/radio pulsar PSR1259-63. [Washington, DC Springfield, Va

  • Cominsky, L., M. Roberts and S. Johnston. 1993. Detection of X-Ray Emission from the PSR 1259-63/SS2883 Binary System. .

  • Cominsky, L. 1993. ROSAT observations of the binary Be-star/radio pulsar PSR1259-63. .

  • Cominsky, L., M. Roberts, M. Finger and United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1993. April 1991 outburst from 4U0115+63 observed by BATSE. .

  • Cominsky, L., M. Roberts, M. Finger, United States and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1993. April 1991 outburst from 4U0115+63 observed by BATSE. .

  • Cominsky, Lynn and United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1993. [ROSAT observations of the binary BE-star/radio pulsar PSR1259-6]. [Washington, DC Springfield, Va

  • Cominsky, Lynn, Mallory Roberts, Mark Finger and United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1993. April 1991 outburst from 4U0115+63 observed by BATSE. [Washington, DC Springfield, Va

  • Cominsky, L. 1992. High time resolution studies of binary x ray pulsars. .

  • Cominsky, Lynn and United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1992. [High time resolution studies of binary X ray pulsars]. [Washington, DC Springfield, Va

  • Cominsky, L., University of California, Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory, United States and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1983. Studies of highly variable galactic X-ray sources with HEAO-1. .

  • Cominsky, Lynn, University of California, Berkeley. Space Sciences Laboratory and United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1983. Studies of highly variable galactic X-ray sources with HEAO-1. Berkeley, Calif. [Washington, D.C

  • Cominsky, L. 1981. X-ray Burst Sources. .

  • COMINSKY, L. 1981. X-RAY BURST SOURCES. .

  • Cominsky, L., W. Lewin, B. Robertson and A. Walker. 1980. Simultaneous IR and X-ray burst observation of Ser X-1. Nature 287: 27-28.

  • Abdo, A., M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, A. Allafort, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, D. Bastieri, K. Bechtol and R. Bellazzini. Unknown year. Fermi Large Area Telescope Observation of a Gamma-ray Source at the Position of Eta Carinae. .

  • Weltevrede, P., A. Abdo, M. Ackermann, M. Ajello, M. Axelsson, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, D. Bastieri and B. Baughman. Unknown year. Gamma-ray and radio properties of six pulsars detected by the fermi large area telescope. .

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Educational Background

  • 1981 – Ph. D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Physics (Astrophysics))

  • 1975 – B.A., Brandeis University (Physics and Chemistry)

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Grants

  • STEPping up STEM at SSU

  • Exploring Einstein's Universe at Community Colleges

  • Swift Education and Public Outreach (Extended mission)

  • Support for NASA Astrophysics Educator Ambassadors for Visions of the Universe exhibits in conjunction with the International Year of Astronomy 2009

  • Fermi Education and Public Outreach

  • XMM-Newton Education and Public Outreach (Extended Mission)

  • Using The Big Ideas In Cosmology To Teach College Students: Curriculum Development

  • NuSTAR Education and Public Outreach Program

  • Learning by Making: STEM Success for Mendocino County

  • Small Satellites for Secondary Students

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Positions & Honors

  • 2013 – Aerospace Awareness Award, Women in Aerospace

  • 2013 – Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • 2012 – Woman Physicist of the Month, American Physical Society

  • 2010 – Rossi Prize to Michelson, Atwood and the Fermi Large Area Telescope Team, High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society

  • 2009 – Fellow, American Physical Society

  • 2008 – Exceptional Achievement Award for Fermi Large Area Telescope Science Team , NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

  • 2008 – Fellow, California Council on Science and Technology

  • 2007 – Rossi Prize to Neil Gehrels and the Swift Team , High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society

  • 2005 – Exceptional Achievement Award for Swift Science Team , NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

  • 2004- – Chair, Sonoma State University (Department of Physics & Astronomy)

  • 2000 – Outstanding Teamwork Award for Swift Phase A , NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

  • 1993 – California Professor of the Year Award, Council for Advancement and Support of Education

  • 1992 – Outstanding Professor Award, Sonoma State University

  • 1991- – Professor, Sonoma State University

  • 1991 – Excellence in Education Award , Santa Rosa (California) Chamber of Commerce

  • 1986-1991 – Associate Professor, Sonoma State University

  • 1984-1986 – Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Project Management, UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory

  • 1981-1984 – Post-doctoral Research, UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Gehrels, N – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

  • Harrison, F – CalTech

  • Joss, P – MIT

  • Lewin, W – MIT

  • McEnery, J – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

  • Michelson, P – Stanford University

  • Ritz, S – UC Santa Cruz

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