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The VMC ESO Public Survey (2013)
Journal Article
Cioni, M. L., Anders, P., Bagheri, G., Bekki, K., Clementini, G., Emerson, J., …Zaggia, S. (2013). The VMC ESO Public Survey. The Messenger, 23-25

The VISTA near-infrared YJKs survey of the Magellanic Clouds system (VMC) has entered its core phase: about 50% of the observations across the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC, SMC), the Magellanic Bridge and Stream have already been secured an... Read More about The VMC ESO Public Survey.

Numerical simulations of bubble-induced star formation in dwarf irregular galaxies with a novel stellar feedback scheme (2013)
Journal Article
Kawata, D., Gibson, B. K., Barnes, D. J., Grand, R. J., & Rahimi, A. (2014). Numerical simulations of bubble-induced star formation in dwarf irregular galaxies with a novel stellar feedback scheme. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 438(2), 1208-1222. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stt2267

To study the star formation and feedback mechanism, we simulate the evolution of an isolated dwarf irregular galaxy (dIrr) in a fixed dark matter halo, similar in size to Wolf–Lundmark–Melotte, using a new stellar feedback scheme. We use the new vers... Read More about Numerical simulations of bubble-induced star formation in dwarf irregular galaxies with a novel stellar feedback scheme.

Phase mixing due to the Galactic potential: steps in the position and velocity distributions of popped star clusters (2013)
Journal Article
Candlish, G. N., Smith, R., Fellhauer, M., Gibson, B. K., Kroupa, P., & Assmann, P. (2014). Phase mixing due to the Galactic potential: steps in the position and velocity distributions of popped star clusters. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 437(4), 3702-3717. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stt2166

As star clusters are expected to form with low star formation efficiencies, the gas in the cluster is expelled quickly and early in their development: the star cluster ‘pops’. This leads to an unbound stellar system, evolving in the Galactic potentia... Read More about Phase mixing due to the Galactic potential: steps in the position and velocity distributions of popped star clusters.

Phase mixing of popped star clusters (2013)
Conference Proceeding
Candlish, G. N., Smith, R., Fellhauer, M., Gibson, B. K., Kroupa, P., & Assmann, P. (2013). Phase mixing of popped star clusters. In A. Mateus, J. Gregorio-Hetem, & R. Cid Fernandes (Eds.),

As star clusters are expected to form with low star formation efficiencies, the gas in the cluster is expelled quickly and early in their development: the star cluster pops. This leads to an unbound stellar system. Previous N-body simulations have de... Read More about Phase mixing of popped star clusters.

The [α/Fe] ratios of very metal-poor stars within the integrated galactic initial mass function theory (2013)
Journal Article
Recchi, S., Calura, F., Kroupa, P., & Gibson, B. K. (2014). The [α/Fe] ratios of very metal-poor stars within the integrated galactic initial mass function theory. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 437(1), 994-1008. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stt1971

The aim of this paper is to quantify the amplitude of the predicted plateau in [α/Fe] ratios associated with the most metal-poor stars of a galaxy. We assume that the initial mass function (IMF) in galaxies is steeper if the star formation rate (SFR)... Read More about The [α/Fe] ratios of very metal-poor stars within the integrated galactic initial mass function theory.

Diffuse interstellar band at 8620 Å in RAVE : a new method for detecting the diffuse interstellar band in spectra of cool stars (2013)
Journal Article
Bland-Hawthorn, J., Kos, J., Zwitter, T., Grebel, E. K., Bienayme, O., Binney, J., …Wyse, R. F. G. (2013). Diffuse interstellar band at 8620 Å in RAVE : a new method for detecting the diffuse interstellar band in spectra of cool stars. The Astrophysical journal, 778(2), 86. doi:10.1088/0004-637x/778/2/86

Diffuse interstellar bands (DIBs) are usually observed in spectra of hot stars, where interstellar lines are rarely blended with stellar ones. The need for hot stars is a strong limitation in the number of sightlines we can observe and their distribu... Read More about Diffuse interstellar band at 8620 Å in RAVE : a new method for detecting the diffuse interstellar band in spectra of cool stars.

The radial velocity experiment (RAVE): Fourth data release (2013)
Journal Article
Kordopatis, G., Gilmore, G., Steinmetz, M., Boeche, C., Seabroke, G. M., Siebert, A., …Žerjal, M. (2013). The radial velocity experiment (RAVE): Fourth data release. Astronomical Journal, 146(5), 134. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/146/5/134

We present the stellar atmospheric parameters (effective temperature, surface gravity, overall metallicity), radial velocities, individual abundances, and distances determined for 425,561 stars, which constitute the fourth public data release of the... Read More about The radial velocity experiment (RAVE): Fourth data release.

In the thick of it: metal-poor disc stars in RAVE (2013)
Journal Article
Kordopatis, G., Gilmore, G., Wyse, R., Steinmetz, M., Siebert, A., Bienaymé, O., …Siviero, A. (2013). In the thick of it: metal-poor disc stars in RAVE. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 436(4), 3231-3246. doi:10.1093/mnras/stt1804

By selecting in the Radial Velocity Experiment-fourth data release (RAVE-DR4) survey the stars located between 1 and 2 kpc above the Galactic plane, we question the consistency of the simplest three-component model (thin disc, thick disc and halo) fo... Read More about In the thick of it: metal-poor disc stars in RAVE.

Galactic constraints on supernova progenitor models (2013)
Journal Article
Acharova, I. A., Gibson, B. K., Mishurov, Y. N., & Kovtyukh, V. V. (2013). Galactic constraints on supernova progenitor models. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 557, A107. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201220944

Aims. To estimate the mean masses of oxygen and iron ejected per each type of supernovae (SNe) event from observations of the elemental abundance patterns in the Galactic disk and constrain the relevant SNe progenitor models. Methods. We undertake a... Read More about Galactic constraints on supernova progenitor models.

Constraining sub-grid physics with high-redshift spatially-resolved metallicity distributions (2013)
Journal Article
Gibson, B. K., Pilkington, K., Brook, C. B., Stinson, G. S., & Bailin, J. (2013). Constraining sub-grid physics with high-redshift spatially-resolved metallicity distributions. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 554, A47. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201321239

Aims. We examine the role of energy feedback in shaping the distribution of metals within cosmological hydrodynamical simulations of L*disc galaxies. While negative abundance gradients today provide a boundary condition for galaxy evolution models, i... Read More about Constraining sub-grid physics with high-redshift spatially-resolved metallicity distributions.

Decoding the message from meteoritic stardust silicon carbide grains (2013)
Journal Article
Lewis, K. M., Lugaro, M., Gibson, B. K., & Pilkington, K. (2013). Decoding the message from meteoritic stardust silicon carbide grains. Astrophysical journal. Letters, 768(1), L19. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/768/1/L19

Micron-sized stardust grains that originated in ancient stars are recovered from meteorites and analyzed using high-resolution mass spectrometry. The most widely studied type of stardust is silicon carbide (SiC). Thousands of these grains have been a... Read More about Decoding the message from meteoritic stardust silicon carbide grains.