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Recent publications by Leiden Astronomers

(20 most recent)
arXiv:1606.07039v1 [pdf]
Title:Science Impacts of the SPHEREx All-Sky Optical to Near-Infrared Spectral Survey: Report of a Community Workshop Examining Extragalactic, Galactic, Stellar and Planetary Science
Authors: Olivier Doré, ..., Xander Tielens, Chao-Wei Tsai, Volker Tolls, Stephen Unwin, Marco Viero, Rogier A. Windhorst, Michael Zemcov
Comments: Report of the First SPHEREx Community Workshop, http://spherex.caltech.edu/Workshop.html , 84 pages, 28 figures
Subjects: astro-ph.CO, astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1606.07037v1 [pdf]
Title:The Origin of Chaos in the Orbit of Comet 1P/Halley
Authors: Tjarda C. N. Boekholt, F. Inti Pelupessy, Douglas C. Heggie, Simon F. Portegies Zwart
Comments: Accepted for MNRAS, 10 pages, 6 figures
Subjects: astro-ph.EP
arXiv:1606.06847v1 [pdf]
Title:Hot and dense water in the inner 25 AU of SVS13-A
Authors: C. Codella, C. Ceccarelli, E. Bianchi, R. Bachiller, B. Lefloch, F. Fontani, V. Taquet, L. Testi
Comments: MNRAS Letters
Subjects: astro-ph.SR, astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1606.06654v1 [pdf]
Title:Characterizing HR3549B using SPHERE
Authors: D. Mesa, A. Vigan, V. D'Orazi, C. Ginski, S. Desidera, M. Bonnefoy, R. Gratton, M. Langlois, F. Marzari, S. Messina, J. Antichi, B. Biller, M. Bonavita, E. Cascone, G. Chauvin, R. U. Claudi, I. Curtis, D. Fantinel, M. Feldt, A. Garufi, R. Galicher, Th. Henning, S. Incorvaia, A. M. Lagrange, M. Millward, C. Perrot, B. Salasnich, S. Scuderi, E. Sissa, Z. Wahhaj, A. Zurlo
Comments: Accepted by A&A, 13 pages, 10 Figures (Figures 9 and 10 degraded to reduce the dimension)
Subjects: astro-ph.EP
arXiv:1606.06579v1 [pdf]
Title:Multiwavelength campaign on Mrk 509 XV. A global modeling of the broad emission lines in the Optical, UV and X-ray bands
Authors: E. Costantini, G. Kriss, J. S. Kaastra, S. Bianchi, G. Branduardi-Raymont, M. Cappi, B. De Marco, J. Ebrero, M. Mehdipour, P. -O. Petrucci, S. Paltani, G. Ponti, K. C. Steenbrugge, N. Arav
Comments: 10 pages, 5 figures, accepted for publication in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Subjects: astro-ph.GA, astro-ph.CO, astro-ph.HE
arXiv:1606.06494v1 [pdf]
Title:New telescope designs suitable for massively-multiplexed spectroscopy
Authors: L. Pasquini, B. Delabre, R. Ellis, T. de Zeeuw
Comments: 10 pages, in press in Proceedings of the SPIE 2016
Subjects: astro-ph.IM
arXiv:1606.06492v1 [pdf]
Title:First detection of gas-phase methanol in a protoplanetary disk
Authors: Catherine Walsh, Ryan A. Loomis, Karin I. Oberg, Mihkel Kama, Merel L. R. van 't Hoff, Tom J. Millar, Yuri Aikawa, Eric Herbst, Susanna L. Widicus Weaver, Hideko Nomura
Comments: 14 pages, 4 figures, 1 table, published online in ApJL on 13th May 2016
Subjects: astro-ph.EP, astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1606.06426v1 [pdf]
Title:The hot Gamma-Doradus and Maia stars
Authors: L. A. Balona, C. A. Engelbrecht, Yogesh C. Joshi, S. Joshi, K. Sharma, E. Semenko, G. Pandey, N. K. Chakradhari, David Mkrtichian, B. P. Hema, J. M. Nemec
Comments: 10 pages, 8 figures, 2016, MNRAS, 460, 1318
Subjects: astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1606.06741v1 [pdf]
Title:LOFAR VLBI Studies at 55 MHz of 4C 43.15, a z=2.4 Radio Galaxy
Authors: Leah K. Morabito, Adam T. Deller, Huub Röttgering, George Miley, Eskil Varenius, Timothy W. Shimwell, Javier Moldón, Neal Jackson, Raffaella Morganti, Reinout J. van Weeren, J. B. R. Oonk
Comments: 14 pages; 9 figures; 4 tables; Accepted for publication in MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1606.06281v1 [pdf]
Title:Outflows Driven by Quasars in High-Redshift Galaxies with Radiation Hydrodynamics
Authors: Rebekka Bieri, Yohan Dubois, Joakim Rosdahl, Alexander Y. Wagner, Joseph Silk, Gary A. Mamon
Comments: submitted to MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1606.05955v1 [pdf]
Title:Galaxy candidates at z ~ 10 in archival data from the Brightest of Reionizing Galaxies (BoRG[z8]) survey
Authors: S. R. Bernard, D. Carrasco, M. Trenti, P. A. Oesch, J. F. Wu, L. D. Bradley, K. B. Schmidt, R. J. Bouwens, V. Calvi, C. A. Mason, M. Stiavelli, T. Treu
Comments: Accepted by ApJ. 10 pages, 5 figures
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1606.05828v1 [pdf]
Title:Candidate Water Vapor Lines to Locate the H$_{2}$O Snowline through High-Dispersion Spectroscopic Observations I. The Case of a T Tauri Star
Authors: Shota Notsu, Hideko Nomura, Daiki Ishimoto, Catherine Walsh, Mitsuhiko Honda, Tomoya Hirota, T. J. Millar
Comments: 33 pages, 9 figures, and 2 tables are contained in this paper. It was received by The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ) on December 30th, 2015, and was accepted on June 16th, 2016
Subjects: astro-ph.EP, astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1606.05338v1 [pdf]
Title:KiDS-450: Cosmological parameter constraints from tomographic weak gravitational lensing
Authors: H. Hildebrandt, M. Viola, C. Heymans, S. Joudaki, K. Kuijken, C. Blake, T. Erben, B. Joachimi, D. Klaes, L. Miller, C. B. Morrison, R. Nakajima, G. Verdoes Kleijn, A. Amon, A. Choi, G. Covone, J. T. A. de Jong, A. Dvornik, I. Fenech Conti, A. Grado, J. Harnois-Déraps, R. Herbonnet, H. Hoekstra, F. Köhlinger, J. McFarland, A. Mead, J. Merten, N. Napolitano, J. A. Peacock, M. Radovich, P. Schneider, P. Simon, E. A. Valentijn, J. L. van den Busch, E. van Uitert, L. Van Waerbeke
Comments: 48 pages, 34 figures, 9 tables, submitted to MNRAS; data products available at http://kids.strw.leidenuniv.nl/
Subjects: astro-ph.CO
arXiv:1606.05337v1 [pdf]
Title:Calibration of weak-lensing shear in the Kilo-Degree Survey
Authors: Ian Fenech Conti, Ricardo Herbonnet, Henk Hoekstra, Julian Merten, Lance Miller, Massimo Viola
Comments: 26 pages, 19 figures, 3 tables, submitted to MNRAS. Comments are welcome
Subjects: astro-ph.CO, astro-ph.IM
arXiv:1606.05280v1 [pdf]
Title:ALMA Spectroscopic Survey in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field: The Infrared Excess of UV-selected z=2-10 galaxies as a function of UV-continuum Slope and Stellar Mass
Authors: Rychard Bouwens, Manuel Aravena, Roberto Decarli, Fabian Walter, Elisabete da Cunha, Ivo Labbe, Franz Bauer, Frank Bertoldi, Chris Carilli, Scott Chapman, Emanuele Daddi, Jacqueline Hodge, Rob Ivison, Alex Karim, Olivier Le Fevre, Benjamin Magnelli, Kazuaki Ota, Dominik Riechers, Ian Smail, Paul van der Werf, Axel Weiss, Pierre Cox, David Elbaz, Jorge Gonzalez-Lopez, Leopoldo Infante, Pascal Oesch, Jeff Wagg, Steve Wilkins
Comments: 31 pages, 16 figures, 13 tables, incorporating the first feedback from the referee on our submitted ApJ manuscript, paper VI of the ASPECS (ALMA Spectroscopic Survey in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field)
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1606.05130v1 [pdf]
Title:Tracing dark energy with quasars
Authors: J. ?redzi?ska, B. Czerny, M. Bilicki, K. Hryniewicz, M. Krupa, A. Kurcz, P. Marziani, A. Pollo, W. Pych, A. Udalski
Comments: 3 pages, 2 figures, submitted as PTA proceedings
Subjects: astro-ph.CO, astro-ph.GA, astro-ph.HE
arXiv:1606.05350v1 [pdf]
Title:A spectroscopic follow-up program of very massive galaxies at 3<z<4: confirmation of spectroscopic redshifts, and a high fraction of powerful AGN
Authors: Z. Cemile Marsan, Danilo Marchesini, Alejandro G. Bedregal, Gabriel B. Brammer, Stefan Geier, Ivo Labbe, Adam Muzzin, Mauro Stefanon
Comments: 15 pages, 6 figures, 4 tables, submitted to ApJ. arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:1406.0002
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1606.05001v1 [pdf]
Title:Swift follow-up of gravitational wave triggers: results from the first aLIGO run and optimisation for the future
Authors: P. A. Evans, J. A. Kennea, D. M. Palmer, M. Bilicki, J. P. Osborne, P. T. O'Brien, N. R. Tanvir, A. Y. Lien, S. D. Barthelmy, D. N. Burrows, S. Campana, S. B. Cenko, V. D'Elia, N. Gehrels, F. E. Marshall, K. L. Page, M. Perri, B. Sbarufatti, M. H. Siegel, G. Tagliaferri, E. Troja
Comments: 13 pages, 3 tables, 7 figures. Submitted to MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.HE, astro-ph.IM
arXiv:1606.04545v1 [pdf]
Title:The scatter and evolution of the global hot gas properties of simulated galaxy cluster populations
Authors: Amandine M. C. Le Brun, Ian G. McCarthy, Joop Schaye, Trevor J. Ponman
Comments: 30 pages (21 before appendices), 19 figures, 12 tables, submitted to MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.CO
arXiv:1606.04290v1 [pdf]
Title:Radiative and mechanical feedback into the molecular gas in the Large Magellanic Cloud. I. N159W
Authors: Min-Young Lee, Suzanne Madden, Vianney Lebouteiller, Antoine Gusdorf, Benjamin Godard, Ronin Wu, Maud Galametz, Diane Cormier, Franck Le Petit, Evelyne Roueff, Emeric Bron, Lynn Carlson, Melanie Chevance, Yasuo Fukui, Frederic Galliano, Sacha Hony, Annie Hughes, Remy Indebetouw, Franck Israel, Akiko Kawamura, Jacques Le Bourlot, Pierre Lesaffre, Margaret Meixner, Erik Muller, Omnarayani Nayak, Toshikazu Onishi, Julia Roman-Duval, Marta Sewilo
Comments: accepted for publication in A&A
Subjects: astro-ph.GA