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Interstellar matter and star formation

Stars and planetary systems

Computational astrophysics

High energy astrophysics

Laboratory astrophysics and astrochemistry


History of science


Recent publications by Leiden Astronomers

(20 most recent)
arXiv:1511.08504v1 [pdf]
Title:Using the Inferred Halpha Emission from z~4-5 Galaxies to Measure the Lyman-Continuum Photon Production Efficiency xi_{ion}: Implications for the Escape Fraction
Authors: R. J. Bouwens, R. Smit, I. Labbe, M. Franx, J. Caruana, P. Oesch, M. Stefanon, N. Rasappu
Comments: 12 pages, 6 figures, 3 tables, submitted to the Astrophysical Journal
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1511.08503v1 [pdf]
Title:Herschel-Planck dust optical depth and column density maps - II. Perseus
Authors: E. Zari, M. Lombardi, J. Alves, C. J. Lada, H. Bouy
Comments: 15 pages, 19 figures. Accepted for publication in Astronomy & Astrophysics
Subjects: astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1511.07762v1 [pdf]
Title:A panoptic model for planetesimal formation and pebble delivery
Authors: Sebastiaan Krijt, Chris W. Ormel, Carsten Dominik, Alexander G. G. M. Tielens
Comments: 13 pages, 7 figures. Accepted for publication in Astronomy & Astrophysics
Subjects: astro-ph.SR, astro-ph.EP
arXiv:1511.07701v1 [pdf]
Title:The formation of Cataclysmic Variables: the influence of nova eruptions
Authors: G. Nelemans, L. Siess, S. Repetto, S. Toonen, E. S. Phinney
Comments: Accepted for publication in ApJ
Subjects: astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1511.07884v1 [pdf]
Title:The regulation of star formation in cool-core clusters: imprints on the stellar populations of brightest cluster galaxies
Authors: S. I. Loubser, A. Babul, H. Hoekstra, A. Mahdavi, M. Donahue, C. Bildfell, G. M. Voit
Comments: 16 pages, accepted for publication in MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1511.07882v1 [pdf]
Title:The contribution of young core-collapse supernova remnants to the X-ray emission near quiescent supermassive black holes
Authors: Alex Rimoldi, Elena Maria Rossi, Elisa Costantini, Simon Portegies Zwart
Comments: 13 pages, 8 figures, resubmitted to MNRAS after referee's report
Subjects: astro-ph.HE
arXiv:1511.07457v2 [pdf]
Title:The dust properties and physical conditions of the interstellar medium in the LMC massive star forming complex N11
Authors: M. Galametz, S. Hony, M. Albrecht, F. Galliano, D. Cormier, V. Lebouteiller, M. Y. Lee, S. C. Madden, A. Bolatto, C. Bot, A. Hughes, F. Israel, M. Meixner, J. M. Oliviera, D. Paradis, E. Pellegrini, J. Roman-Duval, M. Rubio, M. Sewi?o, Y. Fukui, A. Kawamura, T. Onishi
Comments: 24 pages, 16 figures, accepted for publication in MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1511.07344v1 [pdf]
Title:Evidence for a change in the dominant satellite galaxy quenching mechanism at z=1
Authors: Michael L. Balogh, Sean L. McGee, Angus Mok, Adam Muzzin, Remco F. J. van der Burg, Richard G. Bower, Alexis Finoguenov, Henk Hoekstra,..., Howard K. C. Yee
Comments: Submitted to MNRAS; revised Oct 23 following referee report
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1511.07169v1 [pdf]
Title:Discovery of a fast, broad, transient outflow in NGC 985
Authors: J. Ebrero, G. A. Kriss, J. S. Kaastra, J. C. Ely
Comments: 8 pages, 6 figures, 4 tables; accepted for publication in Astronomy & Astrophysics
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1511.07149v1 [pdf]
Title:Resolved gas cavities in transitional disks inferred from CO isotopologues with ALMA
Authors: Nienke van der Marel, Ewine F. van Dishoeck, Simon Bruderer, Sean M. Andrews, Klaus M. Pontoppidan, Greg J. Herczeg, Tim van Kempen, Anna Miotello
Comments: Accepted by A&A
Subjects: astro-ph.EP, astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1511.06762v1 [pdf]
Title:Direct imaging of the water snow line at the time of planet formation using two ALMA continuum bands
Authors: Andrea Banzatti, Paola Pinilla, Luca Ricci, Klaus M. Pontoppidan, Til Birnstiel, Fred Ciesla
Comments: 6 pages, 4 figures, accepted for publication in ApJ Letters
Subjects: astro-ph.EP
arXiv:1511.06557v1 [pdf]
Title:A novel scenario for the possible X-ray line feature at ~3.5 keV: Charge exchange with bare sulfur ions
Authors: L. Gu, J. Kaastra, A. J. J. Raassen, P. D. Mullen, R. S. Cumbee, D. Lyons, P. C. Stancil
Comments: 5 pages, 3 figures; Astronomy & Astrophysics, in press
Subjects: astro-ph.HE
arXiv:1511.05608v1 [pdf]
Title:Globular Cluster Populations: Results Including S$^4$G Late-Type Galaxies
Authors: Dennis Zaritsky, Kelsey McCabe, Manuel Aravena, E. Athanassoula, Albert Bosma, Sébastien Comerón, Helene M. Courtois, Bruce G. Elmegreen, Debra M. Elmegreen, Santiago Erroz-Ferrer, Dimitri A. Gadotti, Joannah L. Hinz, Luis C. Ho, Benne Holwerda,..., Kartik Sheth
Comments: Accepted for publication in ApJ, 13 pages
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1511.04909v1 [pdf]
Title:The distribution of atomic hydrogen in EAGLE galaxies: morphologies, profiles, and HI holes
Authors: Yannick M. Bahe, Robert A. Crain, Guinevere Kauffmann, Richard G. Bower, Joop Schaye, Michelle Furlong, Claudia Lagos, Matthieu Schaller, James W. Trayford, Claudio Dalla Vecchia, Tom Theuns
Comments: 23 pages, 17 figures (16 pages, 9 figures without appendices), accepted by MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1511.04443v1 [pdf]
Title:Spatially-resolved dust maps from Balmer decrements in galaxies at z~1.4
Authors: Erica June Nelson, Pieter G. van Dokkum, Ivelina G. Momcheva, Gabriel B. Brammer, Stijn Wuyts, Marijn Franx, Natascha M. Forster Schreiber, Katherine E. Whitaker, Rosalind E. Skelton
Comments: Submitted to ApJ Letters. Fig. 2. shows measured radial Balmer decrement profiles. Fig. 3 shows inferred dust gradients. Fig. 4 shows dust-corrected radial profiles of star formation and the likely
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1511.04072v1 [pdf]
Title:First light of the VLT planet finder SPHERE - II. The physical properties and the architecture of the young systems PZ Tel and HD 1160 revisited
Authors: A. -L. Maire, M. Bonnefoy, C. Ginski,..., F. Wildi
Comments: 25 pages, 23 figures, accepted for publication in A&A on Oct. 13th, 2015; version including language editing
Subjects: astro-ph.EP, astro-ph.IM
arXiv:1511.04105v1 [pdf]
Title:A tunnel and a traffic jam: How transition disks maintain a detectable warm dust component despite the presence of a large planet-carved gap
Authors: Paola Pinilla, Lucia Klarmann, Tilman Birnstiel, Myriam Benisty, Carsten Dominik, Cornelis P. Dullemond
Comments: Accepted for publication in A&A (abstract slightly shortened for arXiv)
Subjects: astro-ph.EP, astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1511.03431v1 [pdf]
Title:Consistent dust and gas models for protoplanetary disks. I. Disk shape, dust settling, opacities, and PAHs
Authors: P. Woitke, M. Min, C. Pinte, W. -F. Thi, I. Kamp, C. Rab, F. Anthonioz, S. Antonellini, C. Baldovin-Saavedra, A. Carmona, C. Dominik, O. Dionatos, J. Greaves, M. Güdel, J. D. Ilee, A. Liebhart, F. Ménard, L. Rigon, L. B. F. M. Waters, G. Aresu, R. Meijerink, M. Spaans
Comments: accepted by A&A, 36 pages, 30 figures, 5 tables
Subjects: astro-ph.EP, astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1511.03731v1 [pdf]
Title:nIFTy galaxy cluster simulations II: radiative models
Authors: Federico Sembolini, Pascal Jahan Elahi, Frazer R. Pearce, Chris Power, Alexander Knebe, Scott T. Kay, Weiguang Cui, Gustavo Yepes, Alexander M. Beck, Stefano Borgani, Daniel Cunnama, Romeel Davé, Sean February, Shuiyao Huang, Neal Katz, Ian G. McCarthy, Giuseppe Murante, Richard D. A. Newton, Valentin Perret, Alexandro Saro, Joop Schaye, Romain Teyssier
Comments: 20 pages, 13 figures, submitted to MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.CO, astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1511.03168v1 [pdf]
Title:Probing the photoionised outflow in the NLS1 Ark 564: An XMM-Newton view
Authors: Shourya Khanna, Jelle. S. Kaastra, Missagh Mehdipour
Comments: Accepted for publication in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 11 pages, 9 figures
Subjects: astro-ph.HE