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Chemical separation of disc components using RAVE (2016)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.

Galactic archaeology and minimum spanning trees (2015)
Book Chapter
MacFarlane, B. A., Gibson, B. K., & Flynn, C. M. L. (2014). Galactic archaeology and minimum spanning trees. In I. Skillen, M. Balcells, & S. Trager (Eds.), Multi-Object Spectroscopy in the Next Decade: Big Questions, Large Surveys, and Wide Fields, 79-83. Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Chemical tagging of stellar debris from disrupted open clusters and associations underpins the science cases for next-generation multi-object spectroscopic surveys. As part of the Galactic Archaeology project TraCD (Tracking Cluster Debris), a prelim... Read More about Galactic archaeology and minimum spanning trees.

The sensitivity of harassment to orbit: Mass loss from early-type dwarfs in galaxy clusters (2015)
Journal Article
Smith, R., Sánchez-Janssen, R., Beasley, M. A., Candlish, G. N., Gibson, B. K., Puzia, T. H., …Yi, S. K. (2015). The sensitivity of harassment to orbit: Mass loss from early-type dwarfs in galaxy clusters. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 454(3), 2502-2516. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stv2082

We conduct a comprehensive numerical study of the orbital dependence of harassment on early-type dwarfs consisting of 168 different orbits within a realistic, Virgo-like cluster, varying in eccentricity and pericentre distance. We find harassment is... Read More about The sensitivity of harassment to orbit: Mass loss from early-type dwarfs in galaxy clusters.

Carbon-rich presolar grains from massive stars : subsolar ¹²C/¹³C and ¹⁴N/¹⁵N ratios and the mystery of ¹⁵N (2015)
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Pignatari, M., Zinner, E., Hoppe, P., Jordan, C. J., Gibson, B. K., Trappitsch, R., …Timmes, F. X. (2015). Carbon-rich presolar grains from massive stars : subsolar ¹²C/¹³C and ¹⁴N/¹⁵N ratios and the mystery of ¹⁵N. Astrophysical journal. Letters, 808(2), L43. https://doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/808/2/l43

Carbon-rich grains with isotopic anomalies compared to the Sun are found in primitive meteorites. They were made by stars, and carry the original stellar nucleosynthesis signature. Silicon carbide grains of Type X and C and low-density (LD) graphites... Read More about Carbon-rich presolar grains from massive stars : subsolar ¹²C/¹³C and ¹⁴N/¹⁵N ratios and the mystery of ¹⁵N.

Galactic chemical evolution: Stellar yields and the initial mass function (2015)
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Mollá, M., Cavichia, O., Gavilán, M., & Gibson, B. K. (2015). Galactic chemical evolution: Stellar yields and the initial mass function. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 451(4), 3693-3708. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stv1102

We present a set of 144 Galactic chemical evolution models applied to a Milky Way analogue, computed using four sets of low+intermediate star nucleosynthetic yields, six massive star yield compilations, and six functional forms for the initial mass f... Read More about Galactic chemical evolution: Stellar yields and the initial mass function.

Tracking Cluster Debris (TraCD) – I. Dissolution of clusters and searching for the solar cradle (2015)
Journal Article
Moyano Loyola, G. R., Flynn, C., Hurley, J. R., & Gibson, B. K. (2015). Tracking Cluster Debris (TraCD) – I. Dissolution of clusters and searching for the solar cradle. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 449(4), 4443-4457 . https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stv550

The capability to reconstruct dissolved stellar systems in dynamical and chemical space is a key factor in improving our understanding of the evolution of the Milky Way. Here we concentrate on the dynamical aspect and given that a significant portion... Read More about Tracking Cluster Debris (TraCD) – I. Dissolution of clusters and searching for the solar cradle.

Simple and accurate modelling of the gravitational potential produced by thick and thin exponential discs (2015)
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Smith, R., Flynn, C., Candlish, G. N., Fellhauer, M., & Gibson, B. K. (2015). Simple and accurate modelling of the gravitational potential produced by thick and thin exponential discs. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 448(3), 2934-2940. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stv228

We present accurate models of the gravitational potential produced by a radially exponential disc mass distribution. The models are produced by combining three separate Miyamoto–Nagai discs. Such models have been used previously to model the disc of... Read More about Simple and accurate modelling of the gravitational potential produced by thick and thin exponential discs.

The imprints of the Galactic Bar on the Thick Disk with RAVE (2015)
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Antoja, T., Monari, G., Helmi, A., Bienaymé, O., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Famaey, B., …Zwitter, T. (2015). The imprints of the Galactic Bar on the Thick Disk with RAVE. Astrophysical journal. Letters, 800(2), L32. https://doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/800/2/l32

We study the kinematics of a local sample of stars, located within a cylinder of 500 pc radius centered on the Sun, in the RAVE data set. We find clear asymmetries in the v R v∞ velocity distributions of thin and thick disk stars: there are more sta... Read More about The imprints of the Galactic Bar on the Thick Disk with RAVE.

The rich are different: evidence from the RAVE survey for stellar radial migration (2015)
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Kordopatis, G., Binney, J., Gilmore, G., Wyse, R. F. G., Belokurov, V., McMillan, P. J., …Zwitter, T. (2015). The rich are different: evidence from the RAVE survey for stellar radial migration. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 447(4), 3526-3535. doi:10.1093/mnras/stu2726

Using the RAdial Velocity Experiment fourth data release (RAVE DR4), and a new metallicity calibration that will be also taken into account in the future RAVE DR5, we investigate the existence and the properties of super-solar metallicity stars ([M/H... Read More about The rich are different: evidence from the RAVE survey for stellar radial migration.

Characterizing the high-velocity stars of RAVE: the discovery of a metal-rich halo star born in the Galactic disc (2015)
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Hawkins, K., Kordopatis, G., Gilmore, G., Masseron, T., Wyse, R. F. G., Ruchti, G., …Zwitter, T. (2015). Characterizing the high-velocity stars of RAVE: the discovery of a metal-rich halo star born in the Galactic disc. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 447(2), 2046-2058. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu2574

© 2015 The Authors. We aim to characterize high-velocity (HiVel) stars in the solar vicinity both chemically and kinematically using the fourth data release of the RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE). We used a sample of 57HiVel starswith Galactic rest... Read More about Characterizing the high-velocity stars of RAVE: the discovery of a metal-rich halo star born in the Galactic disc.

Identification of globular cluster stars in RAVE data - I. Application to stellar parameter calibration (2015)
Journal Article
Anguiano, B., Zucker, D. B., Scholz, R. D., Grebel, E. K., Seabroke, G., Kunder, A., …Watson, F. (2015). Identification of globular cluster stars in RAVE data - I. Application to stellar parameter calibration. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 451(2), 1229-1246. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stv800

We present the identification of potential members of nearby Galactic globular clusters using radial velocities from the RAdial Velocity Experiment Data Release 4 (RAVE-DR4) survey data base. Our identifications are based on three globular clusters –... Read More about Identification of globular cluster stars in RAVE data - I. Application to stellar parameter calibration.

Decoding the message from meteoritic stardust silicon carbide grains (2014)
Journal Article
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.