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  • The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Reverberation Mapping Project : systematic investigations of short-timescale CIV broad absorption line variability 

    Hemler, Z. S.; Grier, C. J.; Brandt, W. N.; Hall, P. B.; Horne, Keith; Shen, Yue; Trump, J. R.; Schneider, D. P.; Vivek, M.; Bizyaev, Dmitry; Oravetz, Audrey; Oravetz, Daniel; Pan, Kaike (2018-10-31) - Journal article
    We systematically investigate short-timescale (<10-day rest-frame) Civ broad absorption-line (BAL) variability to constrain quasar-wind properties and provide insights into BAL-variability mechanisms in quasars. We employ ...
  • SDSS-IV MaNGA : signatures of halo assembly in kinematically misaligned galaxies 

    Duckworth, Christopher; Tojeiro, Rita; Kraljic, Katarina; Sgró, Mario A.; Wild, Vivienne; Weijmans, Anne-Marie; Lacerna, Ivan; Drory, Niv (2018-11-15) - Journal article
    We investigate the relationship of kinematically misaligned galaxies with their large-scale environment, in the context of halo assembly bias. According to numerical simulations, halo age at fixed halo mass is intrinsically ...
  • Non-obstructive intracellular nanolasers 

    Fikouras, Alasdair; Schubert, Marcel; Karl, Markus; Kumar, Jothi Dinesh; Powis, Simon John; Di Falco, Andrea; Gather, Malte Christian (2018-11-16) - Journal item
    Molecular dyes, plasmonic nanoparticles and colloidal quantum dots are widely used in biomedical optics. Their operation is usually governed by spontaneous processes, which results in broad spectral features and limited ...
  • Heating effects from driven transverse and Alfvén waves in coronal loops 

    Guo, Mingzhe; Van Doorsselaere, Tom; Karampelas, Kostas; Li, Bo; Antolin, Patrick; De Moortel, Ineke (2018-11-17) - Journal article
    Recent numerical studies revealed that transverse motions of coronal loops can induce the Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability (KHI). This process could be important in coronal heating because it leads to dissipation of energy at ...
  • Exoplanet transit modelling : three new planet discoveries, and a novel artificial neural network treatment for stellar limb darkening 

    Hay, Kirstin (University of St Andrews, 2018-12-06) - Thesis
    This first part of this thesis concerns the discovery and parameter determination of three hot Jupiter planets, first detected with by the SuperWASP collaboration, and their planetary nature is confirmed with the modelling ...

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