Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

The impact of disturbed galaxy clusters on the kinematics of active galactic nuclei (2020)
Journal Article
Bilton, L. E., Pimbblet, K. A., & Gordon, Y. A. (2020). The impact of disturbed galaxy clusters on the kinematics of active galactic nuclei. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 499(3), 3792-3805. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa3154

© 2020 The Author(s) We produce a kinematic analysis of AGN-hosting cluster galaxies from a sample of 33 galaxy clusters selected using the X-ray Clusters Database (BAX) and populated with galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 8. Th... Read More about The impact of disturbed galaxy clusters on the kinematics of active galactic nuclei.

Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Demonstrating the Power of WISE in the Study of Galaxy Groups to z < 0.1 (2020)
Journal Article
Cluver, M. E., Jarrett, T. H., Taylor, E. N., Hopkins, A. M., Brough, S., Casura, S., …Wright, A. H. (2020). Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Demonstrating the Power of WISE in the Study of Galaxy Groups to z < 0.1. The Astrophysical journal, 898(1), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab9cb8

© 2020. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Combining high-fidelity group characterization from the Galaxy and Mass Assembly survey and source-tailored z < 0.1 photometry from the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) survey,... Read More about Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Demonstrating the Power of WISE in the Study of Galaxy Groups to z < 0.1.

Environments of dwarf galaxies with optical AGN characteristics (2020)
Journal Article
Kristensen, M. T., Kristensen, M., Pimbblet, K., & Penny, S. (2020). Environments of dwarf galaxies with optical AGN characteristics. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 496(3), 2577-2590. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa1719

© 2020 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. This study aims to explore the relation between dwarf galaxies (M∗ ≤ 5 × 109 M·) with active galactic nuclei (AGNs) and their environment by compar... Read More about Environments of dwarf galaxies with optical AGN characteristics.

Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Defining passive galaxy samples and searching for the UV upturn (2019)
Journal Article
Phillipps, S., Ali, S. S., Bremer, M. N., de Propris, R., Sansom, A. E., Cluver, M. E., …Wang, L. (2020). Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Defining passive galaxy samples and searching for the UV upturn. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 492(2), 2128-2139. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz3552

© 2019 The Author(s) We use data from the GAMA and GALEX surveys to demonstrate that the UV upturn, an unexpected excess of ultraviolet flux from a hot stellar component, seen in the spectra of many early-type galaxies, arises from processes internal... Read More about Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Defining passive galaxy samples and searching for the UV upturn.

Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Properties and evolution of red spiral galaxies (2019)
Journal Article
Brown, M. J., Mahajan, S., Gupta, K. K., Rana, R., Brown, M. J. I., Phillipps, S., …Wang, L. (2020). Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Properties and evolution of red spiral galaxies. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 491(1), 398-408. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2993

We use multi-wavelength data from the Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey to explore the cause of red optical colours in nearby (0.002 < z < 0.06) spiral galaxies. We show that the colours of red spiral galaxies are a direct consequence of some en... Read More about Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Properties and evolution of red spiral galaxies.

The rotational profiles of cluster galaxies (2019)
Journal Article
Bilton, L. E., Hunt, M., Pimbblet, K. A., & Roediger, E. (2019). The rotational profiles of cluster galaxies. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 490(4), 5017-5032. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2927

© 2019 The Author(s) We compile two samples of cluster galaxies with complimentary hydrodynamic and N-body analysis using FLASH code to ascertain how their differing populations drive their rotational profiles and to better understand their dynamical... Read More about The rotational profiles of cluster galaxies.

Heterogeneity of inverted calcium II H:K ratio cluster galaxies (2019)
Journal Article
Pimbblet, K. A., Crossett, J. P., & Fraser-McKelvie, A. (2019). Heterogeneity of inverted calcium II H:K ratio cluster galaxies. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 490(1), 455-466. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2549

© 2019 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society The ratio of calcium II H plus H∊ to calcium II K inverts as a galaxy stellar population moves from being dominated by older stars to possessing mor... Read More about Heterogeneity of inverted calcium II H:K ratio cluster galaxies.

Redshift measurement through star formation (2019)
Journal Article
Lindholmer, M. O., & Pimbblet, K. A. (2019). Redshift measurement through star formation. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 629, https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201833046

© ESO 2019. In this work we use the property that, on average, star formation rate increases with redshift for objects with the same mass - the so called galaxy main sequence - to measure the redshift of galaxy clusters. We use the fact that the gene... Read More about Redshift measurement through star formation.

Star-Forming, Rotating Spheroidal Galaxies in the GAMA and SAMI Surveys (2019)
Journal Article
Sweet, S. M., Richards, S. N., Owers, M. S., Medling, A. M., Lorente, N. P., Lawrence, J. S., …Van De Sande, J. (2019). Star-Forming, Rotating Spheroidal Galaxies in the GAMA and SAMI Surveys. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 489(2), 2830–2843. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2237

The Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey has morphologically identified a class of ‘Little Blue Spheroid’ (LBS) galaxies whose relationship to other classes of galaxies we now examine in detail. Considering a sample of 868 LBSs, we find that such g... Read More about Star-Forming, Rotating Spheroidal Galaxies in the GAMA and SAMI Surveys.

The frequency of dust lanes in edge-on spiral galaxies identified by galaxy Zoo in KiDS Imaging of GAMA Targets (2019)
Journal Article
Holwerda, B. W., Kelvin, L., Baldry, I., Lintott, C., Alpaslan, M., Pimbblet, K. A., …Kitching, T. (2019). The frequency of dust lanes in edge-on spiral galaxies identified by galaxy Zoo in KiDS Imaging of GAMA Targets. Astronomical Journal, 158(3), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/ab2886

Dust lanes bisect the plane of a typical edge-on spiral galaxy as a dark optical absorption feature. Their appearance is linked to the gravitational stability of spiral disks; the fraction of edge-on galaxies that displays a dust lane is a direct ind... Read More about The frequency of dust lanes in edge-on spiral galaxies identified by galaxy Zoo in KiDS Imaging of GAMA Targets.

ASKAP commissioning observations of the GAMA 23 field (2019)
Journal Article
Leahy, D. A., Hopkins, A. M., Norris, R. P., Marvil, J., Collier, J. D., Taylor, E. N., …Wang, L. (2019). ASKAP commissioning observations of the GAMA 23 field. Publications / Astronomical Society of Australia, 36, https://doi.org/10.1017/pasa.2019.16

© Astronomical Society of Australia 2019. We have observed the G23 field of the Galaxy AndMass Assembly (GAMA) survey using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) in its commissioning phase to validate the performance of the telesco... Read More about ASKAP commissioning observations of the GAMA 23 field.

The effect of minor and major mergers on the evolution of low excitation radio galaxies (2019)
Journal Article
Gordon, Y. A., Pimbblet, K. A., Kaviraj, S., Owers, M. S., O'Dea, C. P., Walmsley, M., …Pierce, J. C. (2019). The effect of minor and major mergers on the evolution of low excitation radio galaxies. The Astrophysical journal, 878(2), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab203f

We use deep, μ r lesssim 28 mag arcsec−2, r-band imaging from the Dark Energy Camera Legacy Survey to search for past, or ongoing, merger activity in a sample of 282 low-excitation radio galaxies (LERGs) at z < 0.07. Our principal aim is to assess t... Read More about The effect of minor and major mergers on the evolution of low excitation radio galaxies.

Evolution of the stellar mass function and infrared luminosity function of galaxies since z = 1.2 (2019)
Journal Article
Beare, R., Brown, M. J., Pimbblet, K., & Taylor, E. N. (2019). Evolution of the stellar mass function and infrared luminosity function of galaxies since z = 1.2. The Astrophysical journal, 873(1), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab041a

© 2019. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. We measured evolution of the K-band luminosity function and stellar mass function (SMF) for red and blue galaxies at z < 1.2 using a sample of 353 594 I < 24 galaxies in 8.26 square degr... Read More about Evolution of the stellar mass function and infrared luminosity function of galaxies since z = 1.2.

The kinematics of cluster galaxies via velocity dispersion profiles (2018)
Journal Article
Bilton, L. E., & Pimbblet, K. A. (2018). The kinematics of cluster galaxies via velocity dispersion profiles. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 481(2), 1507-1521. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty2379

© 2018 The Author(s). We present an analysis of the kinematics of a sample of 14 galaxy clusters via velocity dispersion profiles (VDPs), compiled using cluster parameters defined within the X-Ray Galaxy Clusters Database (BAX) cross-matched with dat... Read More about The kinematics of cluster galaxies via velocity dispersion profiles.

Shapley Supercluster Survey: Mapping the filamentary network connecting the clusters (2018)
Journal Article
Haines, C. P., Busarello, G., Merluzzi, P., Pimbblet, K. A., Vogt, F. P., Dopita, M. A., …Limatola, L. (2018). Shapley Supercluster Survey: Mapping the filamentary network connecting the clusters. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 481(1), 1055-1074. https://doi.org/10.1093/MNRAS/STY2338

We have mapped the structure and connectivity of the Shapley supercluster core and its surroundings as traced by its member galaxies. To achieve this, we have carried out a new redshift survey of galaxies across a 21 square degree region (17×17 Mpc2)... Read More about Shapley Supercluster Survey: Mapping the filamentary network connecting the clusters.

Evolution of starburst galaxies in the Illustris simulation (2018)
Journal Article
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.

Galaxy and mass assembly (GAMA): Impact of the group environment on galaxy star formation (2018)
Journal Article
Barsanti, S., Owers, M. S., Brough, S., Davies, L. J. M., Driver, S. P., Gunawardhana, M. L. P., …Taylor, E. N. (2018). Galaxy and mass assembly (GAMA): Impact of the group environment on galaxy star formation. The Astrophysical journal, 857(1), 71. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aab61a

© 2018. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. We explore how the group environment may affect the evolution of star-forming galaxies. We select 1197 Galaxy And Mass Assembly groups at 0.05 ≤ z ≤ 0.2 and analyze the projected phase s... Read More about Galaxy and mass assembly (GAMA): Impact of the group environment on galaxy star formation.

Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): the effect of galaxy group environment on active galactic nuclei (2018)
Journal Article
Gordon, Y. A., Pimbblet, K. A., Owers, M. S., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Brough, S., Brown, M. J. I., …Wang, L. (2018). Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): the effect of galaxy group environment on active galactic nuclei. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 475(3), 4223-4234. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty115

© 2017 The Author(s). In galaxy clusters, efficiently accreting active galactic nuclei (AGNs) are preferentially located in the infall regions of the cluster projected phase-space, and are rarely found in the cluster core. This has been attributed to... Read More about Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): the effect of galaxy group environment on active galactic nuclei.

Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): blue spheroids within 87 Mpc (2017)
Journal Article
Mahajan, S., Drinkwater, M. J., Driver, S., Hopkins, A. M., Graham, A. W., Brough, S., …Pimbblet, K. A. (2018). Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): blue spheroids within 87 Mpc. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 475(1), 788-799. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx3202

© 2017 The Author(s). In this paper, we test if nearby blue spheroid (BSph) galaxies may become the progenitors of star-forming spiral galaxies or passively evolving elliptical galaxies. Our sample comprises 428 galaxies of various morphologies in th... Read More about Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): blue spheroids within 87 Mpc.

GAMA/G10-COSMOS/3D-HST: the 0 < z < 5 cosmic star formation history, stellar-mass, and dust-mass densities (2017)
Journal Article
Driver, S. P., Andrews, S. K., da Cunha, E., Davies, L. J., Lagos, C., Robotham, A. S. G., …Wilkins, S. M. (2018). GAMA/G10-COSMOS/3D-HST: the 0 < z < 5 cosmic star formation history, stellar-mass, and dust-mass densities. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 475(3), 2891-2935. doi:10.1093/mnras/stx2728

We use the energy-balance code MAGPHYS to determine stellar and dust masses, and dust corrected star formation rates for over 200 000 GAMA galaxies, 170 000 G10-COSMOS galaxies, and 200 000 3D-HST galaxies. Our values agree well with previously repor... Read More about GAMA/G10-COSMOS/3D-HST: the 0 < z < 5 cosmic star formation history, stellar-mass, and dust-mass densities.