Publications


The energetics of starburst-driven outflows at z similar to 1 from KMOS

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY 487 (2019) 381-393

AM Swinbank, CM Harrison, AL Tiley, HL Johnson, I Smail, JP Stott, PN Best, RG Bower, M Bureau, A Bunker, M Cirasuolo, M Jarvis, GE Magdis, RM Sharples, D Sobral


Review: Far-infrared instrumentation and technological development for the next decade

Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems 5 (2019)

D Farrah, KE Smith, D Ardila, CM Bradford, M Dipirro, C Ferkinhoff, J Glenn, P Goldsmith, D Leisawitz, T Nikola, N Rangwala, SA Rinehart, J Staguhn, M Zemcov, J Zmuidzinas, J Bartlett, S Carey, WJ Fischer, J Kamenetzky, J Kartaltepe, M Lacy, DC Lis, L Locke, LR Enrique, M MacGregor, E Mills, SH Moseley, EJ Murphy, A Rhodes, M Richter, D Rigopoulou, D Sanders, R Sankrit, G Savini, S John-David, S Stierwalt

© Published by SPIE under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. Far-infrared astronomy has advanced rapidly since its inception in the late 1950s, driven by a maturing technology base and an expanding community of researchers. This advancement has shown that observations at far-infrared wavelengths are important in nearly all areas of astrophysics, from the search for habitable planets and the origin of life to the earliest stages of galaxy assembly in the first few hundred million years of cosmic history. The combination of a still-developing portfolio of technologies, particularly in the field of detectors, and a widening ensemble of platforms within which these technologies can be deployed, means that farinfrared astronomy holds the potential for paradigm-shifting advances over the next decade. We examine the current and future far-infrared observing platforms, including ground-based, suborbital, and space-based facilities, and discuss the technology development pathways that will enable and enhance these platforms to best address the challenges facing far-infrared astronomy in the 21st century.


Nuclear molecular outflow in the Seyfert galaxy NGC3227

ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS 628 (2019) ARTN A65

A Alonso-Herrero, S Garcia-Burillo, M Pereira-Santaella, RI Davies, F Combes, M Vestergaard, SI Raimundo, A Bunker, T Diaz-Santos, P Gandhi, I Garcia-Bernete, EKS Hicks, SF Honig, LK Hunt, M Imanishi, T Izumi, NA Levenson, W Maciejewski, C Packham, C Ramos Almeida, C Ricci, D Rigopoulou, PF Roche, D Rosario, M Schartmann, A Usero, MJ Ward


Discovery of a giant and luminous Ly alpha plus C IV plus He II nebula at z=3.326 with extreme emission line ratios

ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS 629 (2019) ARTN A23

R Marques-Chaves, I Perez-Fournon, M Villar-Martin, R Gavazzi, D Riechers, D Rigopoulou, J Wardlow, A Cabrera-Lavers, DL Clements, L Colina, A Cooray, D Farrah, RJ Ivison, C Jimenez-Angel, P Martinez-Navajas, H Nayyeri, S Oliver, A Omont, D Scott, Y Shu


LoTSS DR1: Double-double radio galaxies in the HETDEX field

ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS 622 (2019) ARTN A13

VH Mahatma, MJ Hardcastle, WL Williams, PN Best, JH Croston, K Duncan, B Mingo, R Morganti, M Brienza, RK Cochrane, G Gurkan, JJ Harwood, MJ Jarvis, M Jamrozy, N Jurlin, LK Morabito, HJA Rottgering, J Sabater, TW Shimwell, DJB Smith, A Shulevski, C Tasse


JINGLE, a JCMT legacy survey of dust and gas for galaxy evolution studies: II. SCUBA-2 850 mu m data reduction and dust flux density catalogues

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY 486 (2019) 4166-4185

MWL Smith, CJR Clark, I De Looze, I Lamperti, A Saintonge, CD Wilson, G Accurso, E Brinks, M Bureau, EJ Chung, PJ Cigan, DL Clements, T Dharmawardena, L Fanciullo, Y Gao, Y Gao, WK Gear, HL Gomez, J Greenslade, HS Hwang, F Kemper, JC Lee, C Li, L Lin, L Liu, DC Molnar, A Mok, H-A Pan, M Sargent, P Scicluna, CMA Smith, S Urquhart, TG Williams, T Xiao, C Yang, M Zhu


Black hole - Galaxy correlations in simba

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY 487 (2019) 5764-5780

N Thomas, R Dave, D Angles-Alcazar, M Jarvis


What do astronomers want from the STFC?

ASTRONOMY & GEOPHYSICS 60 (2019) 13-17

S Serjeant, J Bolton, P Gandhi, C Helling, P Mazzali, B Stappers, Y Unruh, A Verma


Radio-loud AGN in the first LoTSS data release The lifetimes and environmental impact of jet-driven sources

ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS 622 (2019) ARTN A12

MJ Hardcastle, WL Williams, PN Best, JH Croston, KJ Duncan, HJA Rottgering, J Sabater, TW Shimwell, C Tasse, JR Callingham, RK Cochrane, F de Gasperin, G Gurkan, MJ Jarvis, V Mahatma, GK Miley, B Mingo, S Mooney, LK Morabito, SP O'Sullivan, I Prandoni, A Shulevski, DJB Smith


Optical integral field spectroscopy of intermediate redshift infrared bright galaxies

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Societ Oxford University Press 486 (2019) 5621–5645-

S García-Burillo, L Hogan, M Rodrigues, S Morris, J-S Huang, M Tecza, M Pereira-Santaella, D Rigopoulou, GE Magdis, N Thatte, A Alonso-Herrero, D Farrah, F Clarke

The extreme infrared (IR) luminosity of local luminous and ultraluminous IR galaxies (U/LIRGs; 11 < logLIR/L < 12 and logLIR/L > 12, respectively) is mainly powered by star formation processes triggered by mergers or interactions. While U/LIRGs are rare locally, at z > 1, they become more common, dominate the star formation rate (SFR) density, and a fraction of them are found to be normal disc galaxies. Therefore, there must be an evolution of the mechanism triggering these intense starbursts with redshift. To investigate this evolution, we present new optical SWIFT integral field spectroscopic H α + [N II] observations of a sample of nine intermediate-z (0.2


WISDOM project – IV. A molecular gas dynamical measurement of the supermassive black hole mass in NGC 524

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Oxford University Press 485 (2019) 4359–4374-

MD Smith, M Bureau, TA Davis, M Cappellari, L Liu, EV North, K Onishi, S Iguchi, M Sarzi

We present high angular resolution (0.3 arcsec or 37 pc) Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array observations of the CO(2–1) line emission from a central disc in the early-type galaxy NGC 524. This disc is shown to be dynamically relaxed, exhibiting ordered rotation about a compact 1.3 mm continuum source, which we identify as emission from an active supermassive black hole (SMBH). There is a hole at the centre of the disc slightly larger than the SMBH sphere of influence. An azimuthal distortion of the observed velocity field is found to be due to either a position angle warp or radial gas flow over the inner 2. 5. By forward-modelling the observations, we obtain an estimate of the SMBH mass of 4.0+3.5 −2.0 × 108 M, where the uncertainties are at the 3σ level. The uncertainties are dominated by the poorly constrained inclination and the stellar mass-to-light ratio of this galaxy, and our measurement is consistent with the established correlation between SMBH mass and stellar velocity dispersion. Our result is roughly half that of the previous stellar dynamical measurement, but is consistent within the uncertainties of both. We also present and apply a new tool for modelling complex molecular gas distributions.


The shapes of the rotation curves of star-forming galaxies over the last approximate to 10 Gyr

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY 485 (2019) 934-960

AL Tiley, AM Swinbank, CM Harrison, I Smail, OJ Turner, M Schaller, JP Stott, D Sobral, T Theuns, RM Sharples, S Gillman, RG Bower, AJ Bunker, P Best, J Richard, R Bacon, M Bureau, M Cirasuolo, G Magdis


Comparing galaxy clustering in Horizon-AGN simulated light-cone mocks and VIDEO observations

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY 490 (2019) 5043-5056

PW Hatfield, C Laigle, MJ Jarvis, J Devriendt, I Davidzon, O Ilbert, C Pichon, Y Dubois


Torus model properties of an ultra-hard X-ray selected sample of Seyfert galaxies

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY 486 (2019) 4917-4935

I Garcia-Bernete, CR Almeida, A Alonso-Herrero, MJ Ward, JA Acosta-Pulido, M Pereira-Santaella, A Hernan-Caballero, A Asensio Ramos, O Gonzalez-Martin, NA Levenson, S Mateos, FJ Carrera, C Ricci, P Roche, I Marquez, C Packham, J Masegosa, L Fuller


The LOFAR Two-metre Sky Survey IV. First Data Release: Photometric redshifts and rest-frame magnitudes

ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS 622 (2019) ARTN A3

KJ Duncan, J Sabater, HJA Rottgering, MJ Jarvis, DJB Smith, PN Best, JR Callingham, R Cochrane, JH Croston, MJ Hardcastle, B Mingo, L Morabito, D Nisbet, I Prandoni, TW Shimwell, C Tasse, GJ White, WL Williams, L Alegre, KT Chyzy, G Gurkan, M Hoeft, R Kondapally, AP Mechev, GK Miley, DJ Schwarz, RJ van Weeren


The LOFAR Two-metre Sky Survey II. First data release

ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS 622 (2019) ARTN A1

TW Shimwell, C Tasse, MJ Hardcastle, AP Mechev, WL Williams, PN Best, HJA Rottgering, JR Callingham, TJ Dijkema, F de Gasperin, DN Hoang, B Hugo, M Mirmont, JBR Oonk, I Prandoni, D Rafferty, J Sabater, O Smirnov, RJ van Weeren, GJ White, M Atemkeng, L Bester, E Bonnassieux, M Bruggen, G Brunetti, KT Chyzy, R Cochrane, JE Conway, JH Croston, A Danezi, K Duncan, M Haverkorn, GH Heald, M Iacobelli, HT Intema, N Jackson, M Jamrozy, MJ Jarvis, R Lakhoo, M Mevius, GK Miley, L Morabito, R Morganti, D Nisbet, E Orru, S Perkins, RF Pizzo, C Schrijvers, DJB Smith, R Vermeulen, MW Wise, L Alegre, DJ Bacon, IM van Bemmel, RJ Beswick, A Bonafede, A Botteon, S Bourke, M Brienza, GC Rivera, R Cassano, AO Clarke, CJ Conselice, RJ Dettmar, A Drabent, C Dumba, KL Emig, TA Ensslin, C Ferrari, MA Garrett, RT Genova-Santos, A Goyal, G Gurkan, C Hale, JJ Harwood, V Heesen, M Hoeft, C Horellou, C Jackson, G Kokotanekov, R Kondapally, M Kunert-Bajraszewska, V Mahatma, EK Mahony, S Mandal, JP McKean, A Merloni, B Mingo, A Miskolczi, S Mooney, B Nikiel-Wroczynski, SP O'Sullivan, J Quinn, W Reich, C Roskowinski, A Rowlinson, F Savini, A Saxena, DJ Schwarz, A Shulevski, SS Sridhar, HR Stacey, S Urquhart, MHD van der Wiel, E Varenius, B Webster, A Wilber


SIGNALS: I. Survey description

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Oxford University Press (OUP) 489 (2019) 5530-5546

L Rousseau-Nepton, RP Martin, C Robert, L Drissen, P Amram, S Prunet, T Martin, I Moumen, A Adamo, A Alarie, P Barmby, A Boselli, F Bresolin, M Bureau, L Chemin, RC Fernandes, F Combes, C Crowder, L Della Bruna, S Duarte Puertas, F Egusa, B Epinat, VF Ksoll, M Girard, V Gómez Llanos, D Gouliermis, K Grasha, C Higgs, J Hlavacek-Larrondo, I-T Ho, J Iglesias-Páramo, G Joncas, ZS Kam, P Karera, RC Kennicutt, RS Klessen, S Lianou, L Liu, Q Liu, AL de Amorim, JD Lyman, H Martel, B Mazzilli-Ciraulo, AF McLeod, A-L Melchior, I Millan, M Mollá, R Momose, C Morisset, H-A Pan, AK Pati, A Pellerin, E Pellegrini, I Pérez, A Petric, H Plana, D Rahner, T Ruiz Lara, L Sánchez-Menguiano, K Spekkens, G Stasińska, M Takamiya, N Vale Asari, JM Vílchez

<jats:title>ABSTRACT</jats:title> <jats:p>SIGNALS, the Star formation, Ionized Gas, and Nebular Abundances Legacy Survey, is a large observing programme designed to investigate massive star formation and H ii regions in a sample of local extended galaxies. The programme will use the imaging Fourier transform spectrograph SITELLE at the Canada–France–Hawaii Telescope. Over 355 h (54.7 nights) have been allocated beginning in fall 2018 for eight consecutive semesters. Once completed, SIGNALS will provide a statistically reliable laboratory to investigate massive star formation, including over 50 000 resolved H ii regions: the largest, most complete, and homogeneous data base of spectroscopically and spatially resolved extragalactic H ii regions ever assembled. For each field observed, three datacubes covering the spectral bands of the filters SN1 (363–386 nm), SN2 (482–513 nm), and SN3 (647–685 nm) are gathered. The spectral resolution selected for each spectral band is 1000, 1000, and 5000, respectively. As defined, the project sample will facilitate the study of small-scale nebular physics and many other phenomena linked to star formation at a mean spatial resolution of ∼20 pc. This survey also has considerable legacy value for additional topics, including planetary nebulae, diffuse ionized gas, and supernova remnants. The purpose of this paper is to present a general outlook of the survey, notably the observing strategy, galaxy sample, and science requirements.</jats:p>


A new sample of southern radio galaxies: host-galaxy masses and star-formation rates

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY 489 (2019) 3403-3411

T Marubini, MJ Jarvis, S Fine, T Mauch, K McAlpine, M Prescott


Radio source extraction with PROFOUND

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY 487 (2019) 3971-3989

CL Hale, ASG Robotham, LJM Davies, MJ Jarvis, SP Driver, I Heywood


WISDOM project – V. Resolving molecular gas in Keplerian rotation around the supermassive black hole in NGC 0383

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Oxford University Press (OUP) 490 (2019) 319-330

EV North, TA Davis, M Bureau, M Cappellari, S Iguchi, L Liu, K Onishi, M Sarzi, MD Smith, TG Williams

<jats:title>ABSTRACT</jats:title> <jats:p>As part of the mm-Wave Interferometric Survey of Dark Object Masses (WISDOM), we present a measurement of the mass of the supermassive black hole (SMBH) in the nearby early-type galaxy NGC 0383 (radio source 3C 031). This measurement is based on Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array (ALMA) cycle 4 and 5 observations of the 12CO(2–1) emission line with a spatial resolution of 58 × 32 pc2 (0.18 arcsec × 0.1 arcsec). This resolution, combined with a channel width of 10 km s−1, allows us to well resolve the radius of the black hole sphere of influence (measured as RSOI = 316 pc  =  0.98 arcsec), where we detect a clear Keplerian increase of the rotation velocities. NGC 0383 has a kinematically relaxed, smooth nuclear molecular gas disc with weak ring/spiral features. We forward model the ALMA data cube with the Kinematic Molecular Simulation (KinMS) tool and a Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo method to measure an SMBH mass of (4.2 ± 0.7) × 109 M⊙, a F160W-band stellar mass-to-light ratio that varies from 2.8 ± 0.6 M⊙/L$_{\odot ,\, \mathrm{F160W}}$ in the centre to 2.4 ± 0.3 M⊙$/\rm L_{\odot ,\, \mathrm{F160W}}$ at the outer edge of the disc and a molecular gas velocity dispersion of 8.3 ± 2.1 km s−1(all 3σ uncertainties). We also detect unresolved continuum emission across the full bandwidth, consistent with synchrotron emission from an active galactic nucleus. This work demonstrates that low-J CO emission can resolve gas very close to the SMBH ($\approx 140\, 000$ Schwarzschild radii) and hence that the molecular gas method is highly complimentary to megamaser observations, as it can probe the same emitting material.</jats:p>

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