Institute of Astronomy

Recent IoA Publications

Flipping minor bodies: what comet 96P/Machholz 1 can tell us about the orbital evolution of extreme trans-Neptunian objects and the production of near-Earth objects on retrograde orbits

C. de la Fuente Marcos, R. de la Fuente Marcos, S. J. Aarseth

The Gaia-ESO Survey: {\alpha}-abundances of metal-poor stars

R. Jackson-Jones, P. Jofré, K. Hawkins, A. Hourihane, G. Gilmore, G. Kordopatis, C. Worley, S. Randich, A. Vallenari, T. Bensby, A. Bragaglia, E. Flaccomio, A. J. Korn, A. Recio-Blanco, R. Smiljanic, M. T. Costado, U. Heiter, V. Hill, C. Lardo, P. de Laverny, G. Guiglion, S. Mikolaitis, S. Zaggia, G. Tautvaišiene

OGLE-2013-SN-079: a lonely supernova consistent with a helium shell detonation

C. Inserra, S. A. Sim, L. Wyrzykowski, S. J. Smartt, M. Fraser, M. Nicholl, K. J. Shen, A. Jerkstrand, A. Gal-Yam, D. A. Howell, K. Maguire, P. Mazzali, S. Valenti, S. Taubenberger, S. Benitez-Herrera, D. Bersier, N. Blagorodnova, H. Campbell, T.-W. Chen, N. Elias-Rosa, W. Hillebrandt, Z. Kostrzewa-Rutkowska, S. Kozlowski, M. Kromer, J. D. Lyman, J. Polshaw, F. K. Ropke, A. J. Ruiter, K. Smith, S. Spiro, M. Sullivan, O. Yaron, D. Young, F. Yuan

The impact of feedback on cosmological gas accretion

Dylan Nelson (Harvard/CfA), Shy Genel (Harvard/CfA), Mark Vogelsberger (MIT), Volker Springel (HITS), Debora Sijacki (IoA Cambridge), Paul Torrey (MIT/Caltech), Lars Hernquist (Harvard/CfA)

First Space-based Microlens Parallax Measurement of an Isolated Star: Spitzer Observations of OGLE-2014-BLG-0939

J.C. Yee, A. Udalski, S. Calchi Novati, A. Gould, S. Carey, R. Poleski, B.S. Gaudi, R.W. Pogge, J. Skowron, S. Kozłowski, P. Mróz, P. Pietrukowicz, G. Pietrzyński, M.K. Szymański, I. Soszyński, K. Ulaczyk, Ł . Wyrzykowski

Implications of Coronal Line Emission in NGC 4696

M. Chatzikos (1), R.J.R. Williams (2), G.J. Ferland (1), R.E.A. Canning (3,4), A.C. Fabian (5), J.S. Sanders (6), P.A.M. van Hoof (7), R.M. Johnstone (5), M. Lykins (1), R.L. Porter (8) ((1) University of Kentucky, (2) AWE, (3) KIPAC, (4) Stanford University, (5) University of Cambridge, (6) MPE, (7) Royal Observatory of Belgium, (8) University of Georgia)

The theory of globulettes: candidate precursors of brown dwarfs and free floating planets in H II regions

Thomas J. Haworth, Stefano Facchini, Cathie J. Clarke

Spitzer as Microlens Parallax Satellite: Mass Measurement for the OGLE-2014-BLG-0124L Planet and its Host Star

A. Udalski, J.C. Yee, A. Gould, S. Carey, W. Zhu, J. Skowron, S. Kozłowski, R. Poleski, P. Pietrukowicz, G. Pietrzyński, M.K. Szymański, P. Mróz, I. Soszyński, K. Ulaczyk, Ł. Wyrzykowski, C. Han, S. Calchi Novati, R.W. Pogge

RAVE: Results and Updates from Data Release 4

G. Kordopatis, RAVE collaboration

Quantifying the Heating Sources for Mid-infrared Dust Emissions in Galaxies: The Case of M 81

Nanyao Lu, G. J. Bendo, A. Boselli, M. Baes, H. Wu., S. C. Madden, I. De Looze, A. Rémy-Ruyer, M. Boquien, C. D. Wilson, M. Galametz, M. I. Lam, A. Cooray, L. Spinoglio, Y. Zhao

Compact Binary Assembly in the First Nuclear Star Clusters and r-Process Synthesis in the Early Universe

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Michele Trenti, Luke F. Roberts, William H. Lee, Martha I. Saladino-Rosas

An Ultraluminous X-ray Source Powered by An Accreting Neutron Star

M. Bachetti (1,2), F. A. Harrison (3), D. J. Walton (3), B. W. Grefenstette (3), D. Chakrabarty (4), F. Fürst (3), D. Barret (1,2), A. Beloborodov (5), S. E. Boggs (6), F. E. Christensen (7), W. W. Craig (8), A. C. Fabian (9), C. J. Hailey (10), A. Hornschemeier (11), V. Kaspi (12), S.R. Kulkarni (3), T. Maccarone (13), J. M. Miller (14), V. Rana (3), D. Stern (15), S. P. Tendulkar (3), J. Tomsick (6), N. A. Webb (1,2), W. W. Zhang (11) ((1) Université de Toulouse, UPS-OMP, IRAP, F-31400 Toulouse, France (2) CNRS, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, 9, Avenue du Colonel Roche, BP 44346, 31028 Toulouse Cedex 4, France Toulouse, France. (3) Cahill Center for Astrophysics, 1216 East California Boulevard, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA. (4) MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA (5) Physics Department, Columbia University. 538 W 120th Street, New York, NY 10027, USA 6Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA (7) DTU Space, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Elektrovej 327, DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark (8) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550, USA (9) Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK (10) Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA (11) NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA (12) Department of Physics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T8, Canada (13) Department of Physics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA (14) Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, 500 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1042, USA (15) Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA)

Properties of QSO Metal Line Absorption Systems at High Redshifts: Nature and Evolution of the Absorbers and New Evidence on Escape of Ionizing Radiation from Galaxies

Alec Boksenberg, Wallace L.W. Sargent

The Effect of Nonlinear Landau Damping on Ultrarelativistic Beam Plasma Instabilities

Philip Chang (1), Avery E. Broderick (2,3), Christoph Pfrommer (4), Ewald Puchwein (5), Astrid Lamberts (1), Mohamad Shalaby (2,3,6) ((1) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, (2) Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, (3) University of Waterloo, (4) Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, (5) Institute of Astronomy and Kavli Insitute for Cosmology, (6) Cairo University)

Nonperturbative Dynamics Of Reheating After Inflation

Mustafa A. Amin, Mark P. Hertzberg, David I. Kaiser, Johanna Karouby

Iron K and Compton hump reverberation in SWIFT J2127.4+5654 and NGC 1365 revealed by NuSTAR and XMM-Newton

E. Kara, A. Zoghbi, A. Marinucci, D. J. Walton, A. C. Fabian, G. Risaliti, S. E. Boggs, F. E. Christensen, F. Fuerst, C. J. Hailey, F. A. Harrison, G. Matt, M. L. Parker, C. S. Reynolds, D. Stern, W. W. Zhang

OGLE-BLG182.1.162852: An Eclipsing Binary with a Circumstellar Disk

N. J. Rattenbury, Ł. Wyrzykowski, Z. Kostrzewa-Rutkowska, A. Udalski, S. Kozłowski, M. K. Szymański, G. Pietrzyński, I. Soszyński, R. Poleski, K. Ulaczyk, J. Skowron, P. Pietrukowicz, P. Mróz, D. Skowron

Thermal structure of an exoplanet atmosphere from phase-resolved emission spectroscopy

Kevin B. Stevenson, Jean-Michel Desert, Michael R. Line, Jacob L. Bean, Jonathan J. Fortney, Adam P. Showman, Tiffany Kataria, Laura Kreidberg, Peter R. McCullough, Gregory W. Henry, David Charbonneau, Adam Burrows, Sara Seager, Nikku Madhusudhan, Michael H. Williamson, Derek Homeier

A Precise Water Abundance Measurement for the Hot Jupiter WASP-43b

Laura Kreidberg, Jacob L. Bean, Jean-Michel Désert, Michael R. Line, Jonathan J. Fortney, Nikku Madhusudhan, Kevin B. Stevenson, Adam P. Showman, David Charbonneau, Peter R. McCullough, Sara Seager, Adam Burrows, Gregory W. Henry, Michael Williamson, Tiffany Kataria, Derek Homeier

Suzaku observations of Mrk 335: Confronting partial covering and relativistic reflection

L. C. Gallo, D. R. Wilkins, K. Bonson, C-Y. Chiang, D. Grupe, M. L. Parker, A. Zoghbi, A. C. Fabian, S. Komossa, A. L. Longinotti