LAMOST QUASAR SURVEY

Short description:
LAMOST quasar survey is one of the key projects of the LAMOST Extragalactic Survey (LEGAS), aiming at discovering 0.4million new quasars from 1million quasar candidates with magnitudes brighter than i=20.5. This survey is expected to provide the largest quasar sample in the world and play an important role in studying the quasar physics and the large scale structure of the universe.

PKU Quasar Team:

Wu Xue-Bing(PI); Chen Zhao-Yu; Jiao Cheng-Liang; Li Zhao-Yu; Jia Zhen-Dong; Zuo Wen-Wen; Hao Guo-Qiang

Our recent papers:
1) Eight new quasars discovered by the Guoshoujing Telescope (LAMOST) in one extragalactic field
Wu, X.-B., et al., 2010, RAA, 10, 745
2) A very bright (i = 16.44) quasar in the 'redshift desert' discovered by the Guoshoujing Telescope (LAMOST)
Wu, X.-B., et al., 2010, RAA, 10, 737
3) Quasar candidate selection and photometric redshift estimation based on SDSS and UKIDSS data
Wu, X.-B., & Jia, Z.-D., 2010, MNRAS, 406, 1583

Job opportunity:
1) Undergraduates, Postgraduates and Postdocs are welcome to join our team, please contact wuxb[at]pku.edu.cn .
2) LAMOST Postdoctoral Fellowship in extragalactic astronomy and cosmology research

Related Info:
LAMOST: http://www.lamost.org
LEGAS: http://202.127.29.3/~shen/LEGAS/
SDSS: http;//www.sdss.org ;  Data Products ; http://www.sdss3.org/
    DR Papers: DR8(2011arXiv1101.1559S); DR7(2009ApJS..182..543A)
                        DR6(2008ApJS..175..297A); DR5(2007ApJS..172..634A); DR4(2006ApJS..162...38A)
                        DR3(2005AJ....129.1755A); DR2(2004AJ....128..502A); DR1(2003AJ....126.2081A)
                        EDR(2002AJ....123..485S)
2DF QSO Redshift Survey (2QZ):  http://www.2dfquasar.org/

References:
1. SDSS Quasar Catalogs:
(1)The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Catalog. V. Seventh Data Release
Schneider, Donald P.; Richards, Gordon T.; Hall, Patrick B.; et al. 2010AJ....139.2360S
(2) The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Catalog. IV. Fifth Data Release
Schneider, Donald P.; Hall, Patrick B.; Richards, Gordon T.; et al. 2007AJ....134..102S
(3) The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Catalog. III. Third Data Release
Schneider, Donald P.; Hall, Patrick B.; Richards, Gordon T.; et al. 2005AJ....130..367S
(4) The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Catalog. II. First Data Release
Schneider, Donald P.; Fan, Xiaohui; Hall, Patrick B.; et al. 2003AJ....126.2579S
(5) The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Catalog. I. Early Data Release
Schneider, Donald P.; Richards, Gordon T.; Fan, Xiaohui; et al. 2002AJ....123..567S

2. Quasar Candidates Selection:
(1) Spectroscopic Target Selection in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: The Quasar Sample
Richards, Gordon T.; Fan, Xiaohui; Newberg, Heidi Jo; et al. 2002AJ....123.2945R
(2) Efficient Photometric Selection of Quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: 100,000 z < 3 Quasars from Data Release One
Richards, Gordon T.; Nichol, Robert C.; Gray, Alexander G.; et al. 2004ApJS..155..257R
(3) Efficient Photometric Selection of Quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: II. ~1,000,000 Quasars from Data Release Six
Richards, Gordon T.; Myers, Adam D.; Gray, Alexander G.; et al.  2009ApJS..180...67R
(4) The 2dF QSO Redshift Survey - III. The input catalogue
Smith, R. J.; Croom, S. M.; Boyle, B. J.; et al.  2005MNRAS.359...57S

3. Photometric Redshifts:
(1) Photometric Redshifts of Quasars
Richards, Gordon T.; Weinstein, Michael A.; Schneider, Donald P.; et al. 2001AJ....122.1151R
(2) An Empirical Algorithm for Broadband Photometric Redshifts of Quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Weinstein, Michael A.; Richards, Gordon T.; Schneider, Donald P.; et al.  2004ApJS..155..243W
(3) Color-Redshift Relations and Photometric Redshift Estimations of Quasars in Large Sky Surveys
Wu, Xue-Bing; Zhang, Wei; Zhou, Xu, 2004ChJAA...4...17W

4. High-z Quasars
(1) High-Redshift Quasars Found in Sloan Digital Sky Survey Commissioning Data
Fan, Xiaohui; Strauss, Michael A.; Schneider, Donald P.; et al.  1999AJ....118....1F
(2) High-Redshift Quasars Found in Sloan Digital Sky Survey Commissioning Data. II. The Spring Equatorial Stripe
Fan, Xiaohui; Strauss, Michael A.; Schneider, Donald P.; et al.  2000AJ....119....1F
(3) High-Redshift Quasars Found in Sloan Digital Sky Survey Commissioning Data. III. A Color-selected Sample at I *<20 in the Fall Equatorial Stripe
Fan, Xiaohui; Strauss, Michael A.; Richards, Gordon T.; et al.  2001AJ....121...31F
(4) High-Redshift Quasars Found in Sloan Digital Sky Survey Commissioning Data. IV. Luminosity Function from the Fall Equatorial Stripe Sample
Fan, Xiaohui; Strauss, Michael A.; Schneider, Donald P.; et al.  2001AJ....121...54F
(5) High-Redshift Quasars Found in Sloan Digital Sky Survey Commissioning Data. V. Hobby-Eberly Telescope Observations
Schneider, Donald P.; Fan, Xiaohui; Strauss, Michael A.; et al.  2001AJ....121.1232S
(6) High-Redshift Quasars Found in Sloan Digital Sky Survey Commissioning Data. VI. Sloan Digital Sky Survey Spectrograph Observations
Anderson, Scott F.; Fan, Xiaohui; Richards, Gordon T.; et al.   2001AJ....122..503A
(7) A Survey of z>5.8 Quasars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. I. Discovery of Three New Quasars and the Spatial Density of Luminous Quasars at z~6
Fan, Xiaohui; Narayanan, Vijay K.; Lupton, Robert H.; et al.  2001AJ....122.2833F
(8) A Survey of z>5.7 Quasars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. II. Discovery of Three Additional Quasars at z>6
Fan, Xiaohui; Strauss, Michael A.; Schneider, Donald P.; et al.  2003AJ....125.1649F
(9) A Survey of z>5.7 Quasars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. III. Discovery of Five Additional Quasars
Fan, Xiaohui; Hennawi, Joseph F.; Richards, Gordon T.; et al.  2004AJ....128..515F
(10) A Survey of z>5.7 Quasars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. IV. Discovery of Seven Additional Quasars
Fan, Xiaohui; Strauss, Michael A.; Richards, Gordon T.;  et al.  2006AJ....131.1203F
(11) A Survey of z ~ 6 Quasars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Deep Stripe. I. a Flux-Limited Sample at zAB < 21
Jiang, Linhua; Fan, Xiaohui; Annis, James; et al. 2008AJ....135.1057J
(12) Evolution of the Ionizing Background and the Epoch of Reionization from the Spectra of z~6 Quasars
Fan, Xiaohui; Narayanan, Vijay K.; Strauss, Michael A.; et al.  2002AJ....123.1247F
(13) Constraining the Evolution of the Ionizing Background and the Epoch of Reionization with z~6 Quasars. II. A Sample of 19 Quasars
Fan, Xiaohui; Strauss, Michael A.; Becker, Robert H.; et al.  2006AJ....132..117F

5. Quasar Luminosity Function:

(1) The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Survey: Quasar Luminosity Function from Data Release 3
Richards, Gordon T.; Strauss, Michael A.; Fan, Xiaohui; et al. 2006AJ....131.2766R
(2) The 2dF-SDSS LRG and QSO (2SLAQ) Survey: the z < 2.1 quasar luminosity function from 5645 quasars to g= 21.85
Richards, Gordon T.; Croom, Scott M.; Anderson, Scott F.; et al. 2005MNRAS.360..839R
(3) The luminosity function of high-redshift quasi-stellar objects. A combined analysis of GOODS and SDSS
Fontanot, F.; Cristiani, S.; Monaco, P.; et al.  2007A&A...461...39F
(4) The 2df SDSS LRG and QSO survey: evolution of the luminosity function of luminous red galaxies to z = 0.6
Wake, David A.; Nichol, Robert C.; Eisenstein, Daniel J.; et al. 2006MNRAS.372..537W
(5) The 2dF QSO Redshift Survey - XII. The spectroscopic catalogue and luminosity function
Croom, S. M.; Smith, R. J.; Boyle, B. J.; et al. 2004MNRAS.349.1397C

6. SDSS Broad Absorption Line Quasars:
(1) A Catalog of Broad Absorption Line Quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Third Data Release
Trump, Jonathan R.; Hall, Patrick B.; Reichard, Timothy A.; et al. 2006ApJS..165....1T
(2) A Catalog of Broad Absorption Line Quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Early Data Release
Reichard, Timothy A.; Richards, Gordon T.; Schneider, Donald P.; et al.   2003AJ....125.1711R
(3) Broad Absorption Line Quasars in the Early Data Release from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Tolea, Alin; Krolik, Julian H.; Tsvetanov, Zlatan,  2002ApJ...578L..31T
(4) Unusual Broad Absorption Line Quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Hall, Patrick B.; Anderson, Scott F.; Strauss, Michael A.; et al. 2002ApJS..141..267H
(5) Broad Absorption Line Quasars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey with VLA FIRST Radio Detections
Menou, Kristen; Vanden Berk, Daniel E.; Ivezić, Željko; et al. 2001ApJ...561..645M

7. SDSS Red Quasars: 
(1) Red and Reddened Quasars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Richards, Gordon T.; Hall, Patrick B.; Vanden Berk, Daniel E.; et al. 2003AJ....126.1131R
(2) Dust Reddening in Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasars
Hopkins, Philip F.; Strauss, Michael A.; Hall, Patrick B.; et al.  2004AJ....128.1112H
(3) Chandra Observations of Red Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasars
Hall, Patrick B.; Gallagher, S. C.; Richards, Gordon T.; et al. 2006AJ....132.1977H
(4) The Reddest DR3 SDSS/XMM Quasars
Young, Monica; Elvis, Martin; Risaliti, Guido, 2008arXiv0809.0883Y

8. SDSS Type-II Quasars: 
(1) Candidate Type II Quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. I. Selection and Optical Properties of a Sample at 0.3<Z<0.83
Zakamska, Nadia L.; Strauss, Michael A.; Krolik, Julian H.; et al.  2003AJ....126.2125Z
(2) Candidate Type II Quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. II. From Radio to X-Rays
Zakamska, Nadia L.; Strauss, Michael A.; Heckman, Timothy M.; et al. 2004AJ....128.1002Z
(3) Candidate Type II Quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. III. Spectropolarimetry Reveals Hidden Type I Nuclei
Zakamska, Nadia L.; Schmidt, Gary D.; Smith, Paul S.; et al. 2005AJ....129.1212Z
(4) Type II Quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. IV. Chandra and XMM-Newton Observations Reveal Heavily Absorbed Sources
Ptak, Andrew; Zakamska, Nadia L.; Strauss, Michael A.; et al.  2006ApJ...637..147P
(5) Type II Quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. V. Imaging Host Galaxies with the Hubble Space Telescope
Zakamska, Nadia L.; Strauss, Michael A.; Krolik, Julian H.;  et al.  2006AJ....132.1496Z
(6) Space density of optically-selected type 2 quasars (Catalog)
Reyes, Zakamska, Strauss et al. 2008 (submitted to Astronomical Journal; arXiv:0801.1115).

9. Quasar Pairs and Clusters, Lensed Quasars:
(1) Quasar Clustering from SDSS DR5: Dependences on Physical Properties
Shen, Yue; Strauss, Michael A.; Ross, Nicholas P.; Hall, Patrick B.;  et al.  2008arXiv0810.4144S
(2) Clustering of High-Redshift (z >= 2.9) Quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Shen, Yue; Strauss, Michael A.; Oguri, Masamune; Hennawi, Joseph F.; et al.  2007AJ....133.2222S
(3) Binary Quasars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Evidence for Excess Clustering on Small Scales
Hennawi, Joseph F.; Strauss, Michael A.; Oguri, Masamune; Inada, Naohisa; et al. 2006AJ....131....1H
(4) Predictions of Quasar Clustering: Redshift, Luminosity and Selection Dependence
Thacker, Robert J.; Scannapieco, Evan; Couchman, H. M. P.; Richardson, Mark, 2008arXiv0811.2014T
(5) Quasar Clustering at 25 h-1 kpc from a Complete Sample of Binaries
Myers, Adam D.; Richards, Gordon T.; Brunner, Robert J.; Schneider, Donald P.; et al. 2008ApJ...678..635M
(6) The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Lens Search. III. Constraints on Dark Energy from the Third Data Release Quasar Lens Catalog
Oguri, Masamune; Inada, Naohisa; Strauss, Michael A.; Kochanek, Christopher S.; et al. 2008AJ....135..512O
(7) The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Lens Search. II. Statistical Lens Sample from the Third Data Release
Inada, Naohisa; Oguri, Masamune; Becker, Robert H.; Shin, Min-Su; et al.  2008AJ....135..496I
(8) The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Lens Search. I. Candidate Selection Algorithm
Oguri, Masamune; Inada, Naohisa; Pindor, Bartosz; Strauss, Michael A.; et al. 2006AJ....132..999O

10. Multiwavelength Studies:
(1) A Large, Uniform Sample of X-Ray-Emitting AGNs: Selection Approach and an Initial Catalog from the ROSAT All-Sky and Sloan Digital Sky Surveys
Anderson, Scott F.; Voges, Wolfgang; Margon, Bruce; et al. 2003AJ....126.2209A
(2) A Large, Uniform Sample of X-Ray-emitting Active Galactic Nuclei from the ROSAT All Sky and Sloan Digital Sky Surveys: The Data Release 5 Sample
Anderson, Scott F.; Margon, Bruce; Voges, Wolfgang; et al.  2007AJ....133..313A
(3) The soft X-ray properties of quasars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Shen, Shiyin; White, Simon D. M.; Mo, H. J.; et al.  2006MNRAS.369.1639S
(4) Sloan Digital Sky Survey Active Galactic Nuclei with X-Ray Emission from ROSAT PSPC Pointed Observations
Suchkov, A. A.; Hanisch, R. J.; Voges, W.; Heckman, T. M.  2006AJ....132.1475S
(5) A sample of radio-loud active galactic nuclei in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Best, P. N.; Kauffmann, G.; Heckman, T. M.; Ivezić, Ž., 2005MNRAS.362....9B
(6) A Unified Catalog of Radio Objects Detected by NVSS, First, WENSS, GB6, and SDSS
Kimball, Amy E.; Ivezić, Željko,  2008AJ....136..684K
(7) A Full Year's Chandra Exposure on SDSS Quasars from the Chandra Multiwavelength Project
Green, Paul J.; Aldcroft, T. L.; Richards, G. T.; Barkhouse, W. A.; et al.  2008arXiv0809.1058G
(8) Catalog of SDSS-DR5/2MASS spectroscopic quasars (Ofek, 2007)
Ofek, E. O.; Oguri, M.; Jackson, N.; Inada, N.; Kayo, I. 2007yCat..83820412O
(9)  2MASS, SDSS and FIRST fluxes of QSOs (Labita+, 2008)
Labita, M.; Treves, A.; Falomo, R. 2008yCat..83831513L
(10) QSOs in the Combined SDSS/GALEX Database
Hutchings, J. B.; Bianchi, L. 2008PASP..120..275H
(11) The optical and near-infrared properties of 2837 quasars in the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope Infrared Deep Sky Survey
Chiu, Kuenley; Richards, Gordon T.; Hewett, Paul C.; Maddox, Natasha,  2007MNRAS.375.1180C