Recent Activities

Committee Service

2015 NSF Gemini Management Organization Review Panel
2015 NRAO community Review Panel for the VLA Sky Survey
2014 NRAO external panel to review the proposal review and time allocation
2013 NRC Review of NASA SMD Strategic Plan 
2010-2013 AAS HEAD Executive Committe
2012 Chair AAS HEAD Nominating Committee

Presentations

"The State of the Observatory," invited presentation at the Workshop "Chandra Science for the Next Decade," Cambridge, MA, Aug 2016
(link to the ppt) TBA

"What is the Fraction of Obscured, High-Luminosity AGN", contributed presentation at Hidden Monsters, Dartmouth College, Aug 2016
(link to ppt) http://www.dartmouth.edu/~hiddenmonsters/talks/wilkes.pdf

"10+ more years of Chandra-XMM-Newton Synergies," invited presentation at XMM-Newton: The Next Decade, Madrid, Spain, May 2016
(link to ppt) http://www.cosmos.esa.int/documents/332006/1018949/BWilkes_t.pdf

"Obscuration in Radio-Loud Quasars," invited talk at TORUS2015: The Unification Paradigm after 30 Years, Winchester, UK, Sept 2015
(link to pdf) torus2015.sungrazer.org/presentations/torus2015_accretion_wilkes.pdf

"Spaced-based X-ray Timing Observations: Chandra Capabilities," invited presentation
at Paving the way to Simultaneous Multi-wavelength Astronomy, Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, July 2015

Public Talks

2015 “Chandra’s X-ray View of the Universe,” 4 Talks, one to each school year, Benenden School for Girls, Kent, England, UK, 21 Sept
2015 “Chandra’s X-ray View of the Universe,” Talk to Science Club students, Stowe School, Bucks, England, UK, 18 Sept
2015 “Chandra’s X-ray View of the Universe,” Daughters of the American Revolution’s (DAR) 1670 Holten House, 171 Holten St., Danvers, MA, 14 June
2015 “The X-ray View of the Universe,” Active Retirement Association, Kittery Community Center, Kittery, Maine, 12 May
2014 “Chandra’s X-ray View of the Universe,” to open Chandra exhibit at Framingham State University’s McAuliffe Center, MA, 26 Sept
2014 “Chandra’s X-ray View of the Universe,” REU Summer Colloquium, CfA, 8 Aug
2013 Black Hole Chaos, CfA Public Night Talk, 16 May
2013 The X-ray Universe, invited talk to students at The British School of Boston, Apr 18
2013 The Spectral Energy Distributions of Active Galaxies, Master Class sponsored by the Royal Academy of The Netherlands, Apr 2

Book Contributions

Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei Allen's Astrophysical Quantities, ed. A. Cox., AIP 2000, p585
Active Galaxies: Unified Model, Wilkes and Peterson for the Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics, [IOP Publishing and Macmillan]
Active Galaxies: Observations, Wilkes and Peterson for the Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics, [IOP Publishing and Macmillan]