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Brad Gibson

Director, E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics


Project ThaiPASS: international outreach blending astronomy and Python (2021)
Journal Article
Cashmore, C. R., Gibson, B. K., Lawson, T. V., Keegans, J. D., Stancliffe, R. J., Bilton, L. E., …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 Horizon Run 5 Cosmological Hydrodynamical Simulation: Probing Galaxy Formation from Kilo- to Gigaparsec Scales (2021)
Journal Article
Lee, J., Shin, J., Snaith, O. N., Kim, Y., Few, C. G., Devriendt, J., …Park, C. (2021). The Horizon Run 5 Cosmological Hydrodynamical Simulation: Probing Galaxy Formation from Kilo- to Gigaparsec Scales. The Astrophysical journal, 908(1), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/abd08b

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

The RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE): Parameterisation of RAVE spectra based on convolutional neural networks (2020)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.