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Recent Submissions

  • A portable, low-cost system for optical explosive detection based on a CMOS camera 

    Gillanders, Ross; Samuel, Ifor David William; Turnbull, Graham Alexander; Campbell, Iain Angus (SciTePress, 2016-02-29) - Conference item
    Humanitarian demining requires a variety of methods and instrumentation for effective mine clearance, since a wide range of materials are used in mine manufacturing. However, landmines release vapours over time that can ...
  • The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey : measuring H(z) and DA(z) at z = 0.57 with clustering wedges 

    Kazin, Eyal A.; Sánchez, Ariel G.; Cuesta, Antonio J.; Beutler, Florian; Chuang, Chia-Hsun; Eisenstein, Daniel J.; Manera, Marc; Padmanabhan, Nikhil; Percival, Will J.; Prada, Francisco; Ross, Ashley J.; Seo, Hee-Jong; Tinker, Jeremy; Tojeiro, Rita; Xu, Xiaoying; Brinkmann, J.; Joel, Brownstein; Nichol, Robert C.; Schlegel, David J.; Schneider, Donald P.; Thomas, Daniel (2013-10-11) - Journal article
    We analyse the 2D correlation function of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) CMASS sample of massive galaxies of the ninth data release to measure cosmic expansion H and the ...
  • The power spectrum from the angular distribution of galaxies in the CFHTLS-Wide fields at redshift ~0.7 

    Granett, B. R.; Guzzo, L.; Coupon, J.; Arnouts, S.; Hudelot, P.; Ilbert, O.; McCracken, H. J.; Mellier, Y.; Adami, C.; Bel, J.; Bolzonella, M.; Bottini, D.; Cappi, A.; Cucciati, O.; de la Torre, S.; Franzetti, P.; Fritz, A.; Garilli, B.; Iovino, A.; Krywult, J.; Le Brun, V.; Le Fevre, O.; Maccagni, D.; Malek, K.; Marulli, F.; Meneux, B.; Paioro, L.; Polletta, M.; Pollo, A.; Scodeggio, M.; Schlagenhaufer, H.; Tasca, L.; Tojeiro, R.; Vergani, D.; Zanichelli, A. (2012-03-21) - Journal article
    We measure the real-space galaxy power spectrum on large scales at redshifts 0.5–1.2 using optical colour selected samples from the Canada–France–Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey. With the redshift distributions measured ...
  • The progenitors of present-day massive red galaxies up to z ap 0.7 - finding passive galaxies using SDSS-I/II and SDSS-III 

    Tojeiro, R.; Percival, W. J.; Wake, D. A.; Maraston, C.; Skibba, R. A.; Zehavi, I.; Ross, A. J.; Brinkmann, J.; Conroy, C.; Guo, H.; Manera, M.; Masters, K. L.; Pforr, J.; Samushia, L.; Schneider, D. P.; Thomas, D.; Weaver, B. A.; Bizyaev, D.; Brewington, H.; Malanushenko, E.; Malanushenko, V.; Oravetz, D.; Pan, K.; Shelden, A.; Simmons, A.; Snedden, S. (2012-07-21) - Journal article
    We present a comprehensive study of 250 000 galaxies targeted by the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) up to z≈ 0.7 with the specific goal of identifying and characterizing a population of galaxies that has ...
  • Exoplanet transits as the foundation of an interstellar communications network 

    Forgan, Duncan H. (2018-03-12) - Journal article
    Two fundamental problems for extraterrestrial intelligences (ETIs) attempting to establish interstellar communication are timing and energy consumption. Humanity's study of exoplanets via their transit across the host star ...

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