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HI4PI: A full-sky Hi survey based on EBHIS and GASS (2016)
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Ben Bekhti, N., Flöer, L., Keller, R., Kerp, J., Lenz, D., Winkel, B., …HI4PI Collaboration:, . (2016). HI4PI: A full-sky Hi survey based on EBHIS and GASS. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 594, A116. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201629178

© 2016 ESO. Context. Measurement of the Galactic neutral atomic hydrogen (H i) column density, NH i, and brightness temperatures, TB, is of high scientific value for a broad range of astrophysical disciplines. In the past two decades, one of the most... Read More about HI4PI: A full-sky Hi survey based on EBHIS and GASS.

Impacts of a flaring star-forming disc and stellar radial mixing on the vertical metallicity gradient (2016)
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Kawata, D., Grand, R. J. J., Gibson, B. K., Casagrande, L., Hunt, J. A. S., & Brook, C. B. (2017). Impacts of a flaring star-forming disc and stellar radial mixing on the vertical metallicity gradient. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 464(1), (702-712). doi:10.1093/mnras/stw2363. ISSN 0035-8711

Using idealized N-body simulations of a Milky Way-sized disc galaxy, we qualitatively study how the metallicity distributions of the thin disc star particles are modified by the formation of the bar and spiral arm structures. The thin disc in our num... Read More about Impacts of a flaring star-forming disc and stellar radial mixing on the vertical metallicity gradient.

A search for an optical counterpart to the gravitational-wave event GW151226 (2016)
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Smartt, S. J., Chambers, K. C., Smith, K. W., Huber, M. E., Young, D. R., Chen, T., …Willman, M. (2016). A search for an optical counterpart to the gravitational-wave event GW151226. Astrophysical journal. Letters, 827(2), L40. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8205/827/2/l40

� 2016. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.. We present a search for an electromagnetic counterpart of the gravitational-wave source GW151226. Using the Pan-STARRS1 telescope we mapped out 290 square degrees in the optical iP1fi... Read More about A search for an optical counterpart to the gravitational-wave event GW151226.

Pan-STARRS and PESSTO search for an optical counterpart to the LIGO gravitational-wave source GW150914 (2016)
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Smartt, S. J., Chambers, K. C., Smith, K. W., Huber, M. E., Young, D. R., Cappellaro, E., …Goggia, T. (2016). Pan-STARRS and PESSTO search for an optical counterpart to the LIGO gravitational-wave source GW150914. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 462(4), 4094-4116. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw1893

We searched for an optical counterpart to the first gravitational wave source discovered by LIGO (GW150914), using a combination of the Pan-STARRS1 wide-field telescope and the PESSTO spectroscopic follow-up programme. As the final LIGO sky maps chan... Read More about Pan-STARRS and PESSTO search for an optical counterpart to the LIGO gravitational-wave source GW150914.

Geometrical structures of chemically decomposed thick and thin disk populations (2016)
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Kawata, D., Brook, C., Rahimi, A., & Gibson, B. (2017). Geometrical structures of chemically decomposed thick and thin disk populations

We summarize the thick and thin disk formation commonly seen in cosmological N-body simulations. As suggested in Brook et al. (2004), a hierarchical clustering scenario causes multiple minor gas-rich mergers, and leads to the formation of a kinematic... Read More about Geometrical structures of chemically decomposed thick and thin disk populations.

The role of gas infall in the evolution of disc galaxies (2016)
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Mollá, M., Díaz, Á. I., Gibson, B. K., Cavichia, O., & López-Sánchez, Á. R. (2016). The role of gas infall in the evolution of disc galaxies. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 462(2), (1329-1340). doi:10.1093/mnras/stw1723. ISSN 0035-8711

Spiral galaxies are thought to acquire their gas through a protracted infall phase resulting in the inside-out growth of their associated discs. For field spirals, this infall occurs in the lower density environments of the cosmic web. The overall in... Read More about The role of gas infall in the evolution of disc galaxies.

Chemical separation of disc components using RAVE (2016)
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Wojno, J., Kordopatis, G., Steinmetz, M., McMillan, P., Matijevič, G., Binney, J., …Watson, F. (2016). Chemical separation of disc components using RAVE. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 461(4), 4246-4255. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw1633

© 2016 The Authors. We present evidence from the RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE) survey of chemically separated, kinematically distinct disc components in the solar neighbourhood.We apply probabilistic chemical selection criteria to separate our sa... Read More about Chemical separation of disc components using RAVE.

Towards a fundamental astrometric reference system behind the Malleganic clouds : spectroscopic confirmation of new quasar candidates selected in the near-infrared (2016)
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Ivanov, V. D., Cioni, M. L., Bekki, K., De Grijs, R., Emerson, J., Gibson, B. K., …For, B. (2016). Towards a fundamental astrometric reference system behind the Malleganic clouds : spectroscopic confirmation of new quasar candidates selected in the near-infrared. The Messenger, 32-34

Quasi-stellar objects (quasars) located behind nearby galaxies provide an excellent absolute reference system for astrometric studies, but they are difficult to identify because of fore- and background contamination. We have embarked on a programme t... Read More about Towards a fundamental astrometric reference system behind the Malleganic clouds : spectroscopic confirmation of new quasar candidates selected in the near-infrared.

New quasars behind the Magellanic Clouds. Spectroscopic confirmation of near-infrared selected candidates (2016)
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Ivanov, V. D., Cioni, M. L., Bekki, K., de Grijs, R., Emerson, J., Gibson, B. K., …For, B. (2016). New quasars behind the Magellanic Clouds. Spectroscopic confirmation of near-infrared selected candidates. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 588, https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201527398

Context. Quasi-stellar objects (quasars) located behind nearby galaxies provide an excellent absolute reference system for astrometric studies, but they are difficult to identify because of fore- and background contamination. Deep wide-field, high an... Read More about New quasars behind the Magellanic Clouds. Spectroscopic confirmation of near-infrared selected candidates.

Properties of the outer regions of spiral disks: Abundances, colors and ages (2016)
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Mollá, M., Díaz, A. I., Gibson, B. K., Cavichia, O., & López-Sánchez, Á. (2016). Properties of the outer regions of spiral disks: Abundances, colors and ages. IAU symposium and colloquium proceedings series / International Astronomical Union. Symposium, 11(S321), 102-104. doi:10.1017/s1743921316011030

© 2017 International Astronomical Union. We summarize the results obtained from our suite of chemical evolution models for spiral disks, computed for different total masses and star formation efficiencies. Once the gas, stars and star formation radia... Read More about Properties of the outer regions of spiral disks: Abundances, colors and ages.

Origin of the metallicity distribution in the thick disc (2016)
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Miranda, M. S., Pilkington, K., Gibson, B. K., Brook, C. B., Sánchez-Blázquez, P., Minchev, I., …Stinson, G. S. (2016). Origin of the metallicity distribution in the thick disc. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 587, A10. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201525789

Using a suite of cosmological chemodynamical disc galaxy simulations, we assess how (a) radial metallicity gradients evolve with scaleheight; (b) the vertical metallicity gradients change through the thick disc; and (c) the vertical gradient of the s... Read More about Origin of the metallicity distribution in the thick disc.

Identification of Globular Cluster Stars in RAVE data II: Extended tidal debris around NGC 3201 (2016)
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Anguiano, B., De Silva, G. M., Freeman, K., Da Costa, G. S., Zwitter, T., Quillen, A. C., …Watson, F. (2016). Identification of Globular Cluster Stars in RAVE data II: Extended tidal debris around NGC 3201. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 457(2), 2078-2085. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw083

We report the identification of extended tidal debris potentially associated with the globular cluster NGC 3201, using the RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE) catalogue. We find the debris stars are located at a distance range of 1–7 kpc based on the f... Read More about Identification of Globular Cluster Stars in RAVE data II: Extended tidal debris around NGC 3201.

The imprint of satellite accretion on the chemical and dynamical properties of disc galaxies (2016)
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Ruiz-Lara, T., Few, C. G., Gibson, B. K., Pérez, I., Florido, E., Minchev, I., & Sánchez-Blázquez, P. (2016). The imprint of satellite accretion on the chemical and dynamical properties of disc galaxies. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 586, A112. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201526470

Aims. We study the effects of the cosmological assembly history on the chemical and dynamical properties of the discs of spiral galaxies as a function of radius. Methods. We made use of the simulated Milky Way mass, fully-cosmological discs from Rams... Read More about The imprint of satellite accretion on the chemical and dynamical properties of disc galaxies.

Weighing the galactic disc using the Jeans equation: lessons from simulations (2016)
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Candlish, G. N., Smith, R., Moni Bidin, C., & Gibson, B. K. (2016). Weighing the galactic disc using the Jeans equation: lessons from simulations. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 456(4), 3456-3474. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stv2792

Using three-dimensional stellar kinematic data from simulated galaxies, we examine the efficacy of a Jeans equation analysis in reconstructing the total disk surface density, including the dark matter, at the ‘Solar’ radius. Our simulation data set i... Read More about Weighing the galactic disc using the Jeans equation: lessons from simulations.

The history of stellar metallicity in a simulated disc galaxy (2016)
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Snaith, O. N., Bailin, J., Gibson, B. K., Bell, E. F., Stinson, G., Valluri, M., …Couchman, H. (2016). The history of stellar metallicity in a simulated disc galaxy. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 456(3), 3119-3141. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stv2788

We explore the chemical distribution of stars in a simulated galaxy. Using simulations of the same initial conditions but with two different feedback schemes (McMaster Unbiased Galaxy Simulations – MUGS – and Making Galaxies in a Cosmological Context... Read More about The history of stellar metallicity in a simulated disc galaxy.