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  • HCO+ detection of dust-depleted gas in the inner hole of the LkCa 15 pre-transitional disk 

    Drabek-Maunder, E.; Mohanty, S.; Greaves, J.; Kamp, I.; Meijerink, R.; Spaans, M.; Thi, W. F.; Woitke, P. (2016-12-20) - Journal article
    LkCa 15 is an extensively studied star in the Taurus region, known for its pre-transitional disk with a large inner cavity in the dust continuum and normal gas accretion rate. The most popular hypothesis to explain the ...
  • Variable stars in the bulge globular cluster NGC 6401 

    Tsapras, Y.; Arellano Ferro, A.; Bramich, D. M.; Jaimes, R. Figuera; Kains, N.; Street, R.; Hundertmark, M.; Horne, K.; Dominik, M.; Snodgrass, C. (2017-02) - Journal article
    We present a study of variable stars in globular cluster NGC 6401. The cluster is only 5.3º away from the Galactic centre and suffers from strong differential reddening. The photometric precision afforded us by difference ...
  • Probing different regimes of strong field light-matter interaction with semiconductor quantum dots and few cavity photons 

    Hargart, F.; Roy-Choudhury, K.; John, T.; Portalupi, S. L.; Schneider, C.; Höfling, Sven; Kamp, M.; Hughes, S.; Michler, P. (2016-12-23) - Journal article
    In this work we present an extensive experimental and theoretical investigation of different regimes of strong field light-matter interaction for cavity-driven quantum dot-cavity systems. The electric field enhancement ...
  • SDSS-IV MaNGA : spatially resolved star formation histories in galaxies as a function of galaxy mass and type 

    Goddard, Daniel; Thomas, Daniel; Maraston, Claudia; Westfall, Kyle B.; Etherington, James; Riffel, Rogerio; Mallmann, Nicolas D.; Zheng, Zheng; Argudo-Fernández, Maria; Lian, Jianhui; Bershady, Matthew A.; Bundy, Kevin; Drory, Niv; Law, David R.; Yan, Renbin; Wake, David; Weijmans, Anne-Marie; Bizyaev, Dmitry; Brownstein, Joel R.; Lane, Richard R.; Maiolino, Roberto; Masters, Karen L.; Merrifield, Michael R.; Nitschelm, Christian; Pan, Kaike; Roman-Lopes, Alexandre; Storchi-Bergmann, Thaisa; Schneider, Donald P. (2016-12-31) - Journal article
    We study the internal gradients of stellar population properties within 1.5Re for a representative sample of 721 galaxies with stellar masses ranging between 109M⊙ to 1011.5M⊙ from the SDSS-IV MaNGA IFU survey. Through the ...
  • Pulsation versus metallicism in Am stars as revealed by LAMOST and WASP 

    Smalley, B.; Antoci, V.; Holdsworth, D. L.; Kurtz, D. W.; Murphy, S. J.; De Cat, P.; Anderson, D. R.; Catanzaro, G.; Collier Cameron, A.; Hellier, C.; Maxted, P. F. L.; Norton, A. J.; Pollacco, D.; Ripepi, V.; West, R. G.; Wheatley, P. J. (2017-03-01) - Journal article
    We present the results of a study of a large sample of A and Am stars with spectral types from Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) and light curves from Wide Area Search for Planets (WASP). ...

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