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Project ThaiPASS: international outreach blending astronomy and Python (2021)
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Keegans, J. D., Stancliffe, R. J., Bilton, L. E., Cashmore, C. R., Gibson, B. K., Kristensen, M. T., …Chongchitnan, S. (2021). Project ThaiPASS: international outreach blending astronomy and Python. Physics Education, 56(3), https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6552/abdae7

We present our outreach program, the Thailand–UK Python+Astronomy Summer School (ThaiPASS), a collaborative project comprising UK and Thai institutions and assess its impact and possible application to schools in the United Kingdom. Since its incepti... Read More about Project ThaiPASS: international outreach blending astronomy and Python.

The RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE): Parameterisation of RAVE spectra based on convolutional neural networks (2020)
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Guiglion, G., Matijevič, G., Queiroz, A. B., Valentini, M., Steinmetz, M., Chiappini, C., …Siebert, A. (2020). The RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE): Parameterisation of RAVE spectra based on convolutional neural networks. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 644, https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/202038271

© ESO 2020. Context Data-driven methods play an increasingly important role in the field of astrophysics In the context of large spectroscopic surveys of stars, data-driven methods are key in deducing physical parameters for millions of spectra in a... Read More about The RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE): Parameterisation of RAVE spectra based on convolutional neural networks.

The Horizon Run 5 Cosmological Hydrodynamic Simulation: Probing Galaxy Formation from Kilo- to Giga-parsec Scales (2020)
Working Paper
Lee, J., Shin, J., Snaith, O. N., Kim, Y., Few, C. G., Devriendt, J., …Park, C. The Horizon Run 5 Cosmological Hydrodynamic Simulation: Probing Galaxy Formation from Kilo- to Giga-parsec Scales

Horizon Run 5 (HR5) is a cosmological hydrodynamical simulation which captures the properties of the Universe on a Gpc scale while achieving a resolution of 1kpc. Inside the simulation box we zoom-in on a high-resolution cuboid region with a volume o... Read More about The Horizon Run 5 Cosmological Hydrodynamic Simulation: Probing Galaxy Formation from Kilo- to Giga-parsec Scales.

Explaining the chemical trajectories of accreted and in-situ halo stars of the Milky Way (2020)
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Brook, C. B., Kawata, D., Gibson, B. K., Gallart, C., & Vicente, A. (2020). Explaining the chemical trajectories of accreted and in-situ halo stars of the Milky Way. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 495(3), 2645-2651. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa992

© 2020 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. The Milky Way underwent its last significant merger ten billion years ago, when the Gaia-Enceladus-Sausage (GES) was accreted. Accreted GES stars a... Read More about Explaining the chemical trajectories of accreted and in-situ halo stars of the Milky Way.

Single-lined Spectroscopic Binary Star Candidates from a Combination of the RAVE and Gaia DR2 Surveys (2019)
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Parker, Q. A., Birko, D., Zwitter, T., Grebel, E. K., Parker, Q. A., Kordopatis, G., …Watson, F. (in press). Single-lined Spectroscopic Binary Star Candidates from a Combination of the RAVE and Gaia DR2 Surveys. Astronomical Journal, 158(4), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/ab3cc1

The combination of the final version of the Radial Velocity Experiment (RAVE) spectroscopic survey data release 6 with radial velocities (RVs) and astrometry from Gaia DR2 allows us to identify and create a catalog of single-lined binary star candida... Read More about Single-lined Spectroscopic Binary Star Candidates from a Combination of the RAVE and Gaia DR2 Surveys.

2D-Galactic chemical evolution: The role of the spiral density wave (2019)
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Mollá, M., Wekesa, S., Cavichia, O., Díaz, I., Gibson, B. K., Rosales-Ortega, F. F., …Sánchez, S. F. (2019). 2D-Galactic chemical evolution: The role of the spiral density wave. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 490(1), 665-682. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2537

© 2019 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. We present a 2D chemical evolution code applied to a Milky Way type Galaxy, incorporating the role of spiral arms in shaping azimuthal abundance v... Read More about 2D-Galactic chemical evolution: The role of the spiral density wave.

Galactic chemical evolution of radioactive isotopes (2019)
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Côté, B., Lugaro, M., Reifarth, R., Pignatari, M., Világos, B., Yagüe, A., & Gibson, B. K. (2019). Galactic chemical evolution of radioactive isotopes. The Astrophysical journal, 878(2), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab21d1

The presence of short-lived (∼ Myr) radioactive isotopes in meteoritic inclusions at the time of their formation represents a unique opportunity to study the circumstances that led to the formation of the Solar System. To interpret these observations... Read More about Galactic chemical evolution of radioactive isotopes.

The R-Process Alliance: Discovery of a Low-α, r-process-enhanced Metal-poor Star in the Galactic Halo (2019)
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Wyse, R. F., Sakari, C. M., Roederer, I. U., Placco, V. M., Beers, T. C., Ezzeddine, R., …Watson, F. (2019). The R-Process Alliance: Discovery of a Low-α, r-process-enhanced Metal-poor Star in the Galactic Halo. The Astrophysical journal, 874(2), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab0c02

A new moderately r-process-enhanced metal-poor star, RAVE J093730.5−062655, has been identified in the Milky Way halo as part of an ongoing survey by the R-Process Alliance. The temperature and surface gravity indicate that J0937−0626 is likely a hor... Read More about The R-Process Alliance: Discovery of a Low-α, r-process-enhanced Metal-poor Star in the Galactic Halo.

Catching element formation in the act (2019)
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Fryer, C. L., Timmes, F., Hungerford, A. L., Couture, A., Adams, F., Aoki, W., …Pignatari, M. (2019). Catching element formation in the act

Gamma-ray astronomy explores the most energetic photons in nature to address some of the most pressing puzzles in contemporary astrophysics. It encompasses a wide range of objects and phenomena: stars, supernovae, novae, neutron stars, stellar-mass b... Read More about Catching element formation in the act.

Local disc model in view of Gaia DR1 and RAVE data (2018)
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Sysoliatina, K., Just, A., Koutsouridou, I., Grebel, E. K., Kordopatis, G., Steinmetz, M., …Seabroke, G. (2018). Local disc model in view of Gaia DR1 and RAVE data. Astronomy and astrophysics, 620, A71. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201833228

Aims. We test the performance of the semi-analytic self-consistent Just-Jahreiß disc model (JJ model) with the astrometric data from the Tycho-Gaia Astrometric Solution (TGAS) sub-catalogue of the first Gaia data release (Gaia DR1), as well as the ra... Read More about Local disc model in view of Gaia DR1 and RAVE data.

The r-process alliance: First release from the Northern search for r-process enhanced metal-poor stars in the Galactic Halo (2018)
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Sakari, C. M., Placco, V. M., Farrell, E. M., Roederer, I. U., Wallerstein, G., Beers, T. C., …Watson, F. (2018). The r-process alliance: First release from the Northern search for r-process enhanced metal-poor stars in the Galactic Halo. The Astrophysical journal, 868(2), 110. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aae9df

This paper presents the detailed abundances and r-process classifications of 126 newly identified metal-poor stars as part of an ongoing collaboration, the R-Process Alliance.

The time evolution of the Milky Way's oxygen abundance gradient (2018)
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Costa, R. D., Díaz, I., Mollá, M., Díaz, Á. I., Cavichia, O., Gibson, B. K., …Few, C. G. (2019). The time evolution of the Milky Way's oxygen abundance gradient. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 482(3), 3071-3088. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty2877

© 2018 The Author(s). We study the evolution of oxygen abundance radial gradients as a function of time for the Milky Way Galaxy obtained with our MulChem chemical evolution model. We review the recent data of abundances for different objects observe... Read More about The time evolution of the Milky Way's oxygen abundance gradient.

The local rotation curve of the Milky Way based on SEGUE and RAVE data (2018)
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Sysoliatina, K., Just, A., Golubov, O., Parker, Q. A., Grebel, E. K., Kordopatis, G., …Watson, F. (2018). The local rotation curve of the Milky Way based on SEGUE and RAVE data. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 614, (A63). doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201731143. ISSN 0004-6361

Aims. We construct the rotation curve of the Milky Way in the extended solar neighbourhood using a sample of Sloan Extension for Galactic Understanding and Exploration (SEGUE) G-dwarfs. We investigate the rotation curve shape for the presence of any... Read More about The local rotation curve of the Milky Way based on SEGUE and RAVE data.

Evolution of starburst galaxies in the Illustris simulation (2018)
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Wilkinson, C. L., Pimbblet, K. A., Stott, J. P., Few, C. G., & Gibson, B. K. (2018). Evolution of starburst galaxies in the Illustris simulation. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 479(1), 758-767. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty1493

© 2018 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society. There is a consensus in the literature that starburst galaxies are triggered by interaction events. However, it remains an open question as to wha... Read More about Evolution of starburst galaxies in the Illustris simulation.

The origin of the Milky Way's halo age distribution (2018)
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Carollo, D., Tissera, P. B., Beers, T. C., Gudin, D., Gibson, B. K., Freeman, K. C., & Monachesi, A. (2018). The origin of the Milky Way's halo age distribution. Astrophysical journal. Letters, 859(1), L7. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/aac2dc

© 2018. The American Astronomical Society.. We present an analysis of the radial age gradients for the stellar halos of five Milky Way (MW) mass-sized systems simulated as part of the Aquarius Project. The halos show a diversity of age trends, reflec... Read More about The origin of the Milky Way's halo age distribution.

Correlations between age, kinematics, and chemistry as seen by the RAVE survey (2018)
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Wojno, J., Kordopatis, G., Steinmetz, M., McMillan, P., Binney, J., Famaey, B., …Seabroke, G. (2018). Correlations between age, kinematics, and chemistry as seen by the RAVE survey. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 477(4), 5612-5624. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty1016

We explore the connections between stellar age, chemistry, and kinematics across a Galactocentric distance of 7.5 < R(kpc) < 9.0, using a sample of ∼12 000 intermediate-mass (FGK) turn-off stars observed with the RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE) sur... Read More about Correlations between age, kinematics, and chemistry as seen by the RAVE survey.

Improved distances and ages for stars common to TGAS and RAVE (2018)
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McMillan, P. J., Kordopatis, G., Kunder, A., Binney, J., Wojno, J., Zwitter, T., …Wyse, R. F. (2018). Improved distances and ages for stars common to TGAS and RAVE. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 477(4), 5279-5300. https://doi.org/10.1093/MNRAS/STY990

We combine parallaxes from the first Gaia data release with the spectrophotometric distance estimation framework for stars in the fifth RAVE survey data release. The combined distance estimates are more accurate than either determination in isolation... Read More about Improved distances and ages for stars common to TGAS and RAVE.