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Decoding the message from meteoritic stardust silicon carbide grains (2014)
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Lewis, K. M., Lugaro, M., Gibson, B. K., & Pilkington, K. (2014). Decoding the message from meteoritic stardust silicon carbide grains. AIP conference proceedings, 1594, 301-306. doi:10.1063/1.4874086

SiC mainstream grains are presolar grains believed to form in the envelopes of carbon rich asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars with masses between 1.5 and 3 solar masses. These grains represent a conundrum as the 29Si and 30Si abundances indicate tha... Read More about Decoding the message from meteoritic stardust silicon carbide grains.

Spectroscopic signatures of extratidal stars around the globular clusters NGC 6656 (M 22), NGC 3201, and NGC 1851 from RAVE (2014)
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Kunder, A., Bono, G., Piffl, T., Steinmetz, M., Grebel, E. K., Anguiano, B., …Helmi, A. (2014). Spectroscopic signatures of extratidal stars around the globular clusters NGC 6656 (M 22), NGC 3201, and NGC 1851 from RAVE. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 572, A30. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201424113

© ESO, 2014. Context. Stellar population studies of globular clusters have suggested that the brightest clusters in the Galaxy might actually be the remnant nuclei of dwarf spheroidal galaxies. If the present Galactic globular clusters formed within... Read More about Spectroscopic signatures of extratidal stars around the globular clusters NGC 6656 (M 22), NGC 3201, and NGC 1851 from RAVE.

Weighing the local dark matter with RAVE red clump stars (2014)
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Bienaymé, O., Famaey, B., Siebert, A., Freeman, K. C., Gibson, B. K., Gilmore, G., …Zwitter, T. (2014). Weighing the local dark matter with RAVE red clump stars. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 571, (A92). doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201424478. ISSN 0004-6361

We determine the Galactic potential in the solar neigbourhood from RAVE observations. We select red clump stars for which accurate distances, radial velocities, and metallicities have been measured. Combined with data from the 2MASS and UCAC catalogu... Read More about Weighing the local dark matter with RAVE red clump stars.

Constraining the Galaxy's dark halo with RAVE stars (2014)
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Piffl, T., Binney, J., McMillan, P. J., Steinmetz, M., Helmi, A., Wyse, R. F. G., …Zwitter, T. (2014). Constraining the Galaxy's dark halo with RAVE stars. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 445(3), 3133-3151. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu1948

© 2014 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. We use the kinematics of ~200 000 giant stars that lie within ~1.5 kpc of the plane to measure the vertical profile of mass density near the Sun. We... Read More about Constraining the Galaxy's dark halo with RAVE stars.

APASS Landolt-Sloan BVgri photometry of RAVE stars. I. Data, effective temperatures, and reddenings (2014)
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Munari, U., Henden, A., Frigo, A., Zwitter, T., Bienaymé, O., Bland-Hawthorn, J., …Williams, M. (2014). APASS Landolt-Sloan BVgri photometry of RAVE stars. I. Data, effective temperatures, and reddenings. Astronomical Journal, 148(5), 81. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-6256/148/5/81

© 2014. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. We provide AAVSO Photometric All-Sky Survey (APASS) photometry in the Landolt BV and Sloan g′r′i′ bands for all 425,743 stars included in the fourth RAVE Data Release. The internal accur... Read More about APASS Landolt-Sloan BVgri photometry of RAVE stars. I. Data, effective temperatures, and reddenings.

Chemodynamics of a simulated disc galaxy: Initial mass functions and Type Ia supernova progenitors (2014)
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Few, C. G., Courty, S., Gibson, B. K., Michel-Dansac, L., & Calura, F. (2014). Chemodynamics of a simulated disc galaxy: Initial mass functions and Type Ia supernova progenitors. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 444(4), 3845-3862. doi:10.1093/mnras/stu1709

We trace the formation and advection of several elements within a cosmological adaptive mesh refinement simulation of an L⋆ galaxy. We use nine realizations of the same initial conditions with different stellar initial mass functions (IMFs), mass lim... Read More about Chemodynamics of a simulated disc galaxy: Initial mass functions and Type Ia supernova progenitors.

Kinematic modeling of the milky way using the rave and GCS stellar surveys (2014)
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Sharma, S., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Binney, J., Freeman, K. C., Steinmetz, M., Boeche, C., …Zwitter, T. (2014). Kinematic modeling of the milky way using the rave and GCS stellar surveys. The Astrophysical journal, 793(1), 51. doi:10.1088/0004-637x/793/1/51

© 2014. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.. We investigate the kinematic parameters of the Milky Way disk using the Radial Velocity Experiment (RAVE) and Geneva-Copenhagen Survey (GCS) stellar surveys. We do this by fitting a kin... Read More about Kinematic modeling of the milky way using the rave and GCS stellar surveys.

Chemical gradients in the Milky Way from the RAVE data: II. Giant stars (2014)
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Boeche, C., Siebert, A., Piffl, T., Just, A., Steinmetz, M., Grebel, E. K., …Zwitter, T. (2014). Chemical gradients in the Milky Way from the RAVE data: II. Giant stars. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 568, https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201423974

Aims. We provide new constraints on the chemo-dynamical models of the Milky Way by measuring the radial and vertical chemical gradients for the elements Mg, Al, Si, Ti, and Fe in the Galactic disc and the gradient variations as a function of the dist... Read More about Chemical gradients in the Milky Way from the RAVE data: II. Giant stars.

Pseudo-three-dimensional maps of the diffuse interstellar band at 862 nm (2014)
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Kos, J., Zwitter, T., Wyse, R., Bienayme, O., Binney, J., Bland-Hawthorn, J., …Zwitter, T. (2014). Pseudo-three-dimensional maps of the diffuse interstellar band at 862 nm. Science, 345(6198), 791-795 . https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1253171

The diffuse interstellar bands (DIBs) are absorption lines observed in visual and near-infrared spectra of stars. Understanding their origin in the interstellar medium is one of the oldest problems in astronomical spectroscopy, as DIBs have been know... Read More about Pseudo-three-dimensional maps of the diffuse interstellar band at 862 nm.

MaGICC baryon cycle: The enrichment history of simulated disc galaxies (2014)
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Brook, C. B., Stinson, G., Gibson, B. K., Shen, S., Macciò, A. V., Obreja, A., …Quinn, T. (2014). MaGICC baryon cycle: The enrichment history of simulated disc galaxies. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 443(4), 3809-3818. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu1406

Using cosmological galaxy formation simulations from the MaGICC (Making Galaxies in a Cosmological Context) project, spanning stellar mass from ∼107 to 3 × 1010 M⊙, we trace the baryonic cycle of infalling gas from the virial radius through to its ev... Read More about MaGICC baryon cycle: The enrichment history of simulated disc galaxies.

Stellar origin of the ¹⁸²Hf cosmochronometer and the presolar history of solar system matter (2014)
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Lugaro, M., Heger, A., Osrin, D., Goriely, S., Zuber, K., Karakas, A. I., …Ott, U. (2014). Stellar origin of the ¹⁸²Hf cosmochronometer and the presolar history of solar system matter. Science, 345(6197), 650-653. doi:10.1126/science.1253338

Among the short-lived radioactive nuclei inferred to be present in the early solar system via meteoritic analyses, there are several heavier than iron whose stellar origin has been poorly understood. In particular, the abundances inferred for ¹⁸²Hf (... Read More about Stellar origin of the ¹⁸²Hf cosmochronometer and the presolar history of solar system matter.

The main sequence and the fundamental metallicity relation in MaGICC Galaxies: evolution and scatter (2014)
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Obreja, A., Brook, C. B., Stinson, G., Domínguez-Tenreiro, R., Gibson, B. K., Silva, L., & Granato, G. L. (2014). The main sequence and the fundamental metallicity relation in MaGICC Galaxies: evolution and scatter. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 442(2), 1794-1804. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu891

Using cosmological galaxy simulations from the MaGICC project, we study the evolution of the stellar masses, star formation rates and gas-phase abundances of star-forming galaxies. We derive the stellar masses and star formation rates using observati... Read More about The main sequence and the fundamental metallicity relation in MaGICC Galaxies: evolution and scatter.

The role of feedback in shaping the structure of the interstellar medium (2014)
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Walker, A. P., Gibson, B. K., Pilkington, K., Brook, C. B., Dutta, P., Stanimirović, S., …Bailin, J. (2014). The role of feedback in shaping the structure of the interstellar medium. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 441(1), 525-531. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu419

We present an analysis of the role of feedback in shaping the neutral hydrogen (H i) content of simulated disc galaxies. For our analysis, we have used two realizations of two separate Milky Way-like (~L{black star}) discs - one employing a conservat... Read More about The role of feedback in shaping the structure of the interstellar medium.

Constraints on the Galactic bar from the Hercules stream as traced with RAVE across the Galaxy (2014)
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Antoja, T., Helmi, A., Dehnen, W., Bienaymé, O., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Famaey, B., …Zwitter, T. (2014). Constraints on the Galactic bar from the Hercules stream as traced with RAVE across the Galaxy. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 563, (A60-1-A60-17). doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201322623. ISSN 0004-6361

Non-axisymmetries in the Galactic potential (spiral arms and bar) induce kinematic groups such as the Hercules stream. Assuming that Hercules is caused by the effects of the outer Lindblad resonance of the Galactic bar, we model analytically its prop... Read More about Constraints on the Galactic bar from the Hercules stream as traced with RAVE across the Galaxy.

A RAVE investigation on Galactic open clusters: I. Radial velocities and metallicities (2014)
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Conrad, C., Scholz, R., Kharchenko, N. V., Piskunov, A. E., Schilbach, E., Röser, S., …Siviero, A. (2014). A RAVE investigation on Galactic open clusters: I. Radial velocities and metallicities. Astronomy and astrophysics, 562, A54. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201322070

Context. Galactic open clusters (OCs) mainly belong to the young stellar population in the Milky Way disk, but are there groups and complexes of OCs that possibly define an additional level in hierarchical star formation? Current compilations are too... Read More about A RAVE investigation on Galactic open clusters: I. Radial velocities and metallicities.

The RAVE survey: the Galactic escape speed and the mass of the Milky Way (2014)
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Scholz, R., Williams, M. E., Matijevič, G., Bienaymé, O., Wyse, R. F., Piffl, T., …Zwitter, T. (2014). The RAVE survey: the Galactic escape speed and the mass of the Milky Way. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 562, A91. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201322531

We made new estimates of the Galactic escape speed at various Galactocentric radii using the latest data release of the RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE DR4). Compared to previous studies we have a database that is larger by a factor of 10, as well a... Read More about The RAVE survey: the Galactic escape speed and the mass of the Milky Way.

The environmental dependence of neutral hydrogen in the GIMIC simulations (2014)
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Cunnama, D., Andrianomena, S., Cress, C. M., Faltenbacher, A., Gibson, B. K., & Theuns, T. (2014). The environmental dependence of neutral hydrogen in the GIMIC simulations. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 438(3), 2530-2537. doi:10.1093/mnras/stt2380

We use the Galaxies-Intergalactic Medium Interaction Calculation (GIMIC) cosmological hydrodynamic simulation at z = 0 to study the distribution and environmental dependence of neutral hydrogen (H I) gas in the outskirts of simulated galaxies. This g... Read More about The environmental dependence of neutral hydrogen in the GIMIC simulations.

A new stellar chemo-kinematic relation reveals the merger history of the milky way disk (2014)
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Minchev, I., Chiappini, C., Martig, M., Steinmetz, M., De Jong, R. S., Boeche, C., …Williams, M. (2014). A new stellar chemo-kinematic relation reveals the merger history of the milky way disk. Astrophysical journal. Letters, 781(1), L20. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/781/1/l20

The velocity dispersions of stars near the Sun are known to increase with stellar age, but age can be difficult to determine, so a proxy like the abundance of α elements (e.g., Mg) with respect to iron, [α/Fe], is used. Here we report an unexpected b... Read More about A new stellar chemo-kinematic relation reveals the merger history of the milky way disk.

Cloud angular momentum and effective viscosity in global SPH simulations with feedback (2014)
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Williamson, D. J., Thacker, R. J., Wurster, J., & Gibson, B. K. (2014). Cloud angular momentum and effective viscosity in global SPH simulations with feedback. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 442(4), 3674-3685. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu1121

We examine simulations of isolated galaxies to analyse the effects of localized feedback on the formation and evolution of molecular clouds. Feedback contributes to turbulence and the destruction of clouds, leading to a population of clouds that is y... Read More about Cloud angular momentum and effective viscosity in global SPH simulations with feedback.

Observationally-motivated analysis of simulated galaxies (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Gibson, B. K., MacFarlane, B. A., & Miranda, M. S. (2014). Observationally-motivated analysis of simulated galaxies

© Copyright owned by the author(s) under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Licence. The spatial and temporal relationships between stellar age, kinematics, and chemistry are a fundamental tool for uncovering the p... Read More about Observationally-motivated analysis of simulated galaxies.