A Programme of Research in Astronomical Theory, Astronomical Observations and Planetary and Solar System Science

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leeds
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

We address two key areas of astrophysics: how do stars form from clouds of dust and gas and what chemical processes are at work in our solar system that may play a role in the emergence of life.

Magnetic fields pervade interstellar space and play a crucial role in controlling how material can accumulate into ever denser cores as gravity takes hold during the collapse to a star-planet system. Even though stellar birth sites are cold and dense there are still some charged particles such as electrons, molecular ions and, importantly, charged grains of dust. We will investigate with computer simulations how the presence of charged dust grains affects the formation of stars similar to our Sun.

The formation of stars much more massive than our Sun has proved to be much more problematic as they are rare and distant and produce prodigious amounts of radiation that blow material away rather than let it fall in. As the infalling material gets close in to the star we expect it to complete its journey in a thin disc orbiting the star. We will search for these discs using the techniques of infrared interferometry. With imaging spectrographs we will look for tiny spatial shifts from spectral lines from the disc relative to the starlight to gain spatial information at levels 10 to 100 times better than the Hubble Space Telescope.

At the same time that material is spiralling onto a star via a disc, some of it is being ejected at high speeds along the rotation axis by magnetic fields. We will use the highly sensitive new network of radio dishes in the UK, e-MERLIN, to map the emission from these jets and study how these plough into the surrounding infalling molecular material. The detailed mapping of the molecular emission will be carried out with the new ALMA telescope in Chile where 66 dishes work in unison at microwave frequencies. Combined radio and microwave studies will allow us to find out when the magnetic forces give way to the strong pressure of radiation.

As massive stars finally begin to clear away the material from which they were born, the combined effect of the winds driven by their strong radiation fields has a dramatic effect. As the winds slam into the molecular material, and each other, they emit strongly in the X-ray region as observed with NASA's Chandra satellite. The most massive stars have such short lives of a few million years, that they can blow up as supernovae whilst still surrounded by the remnants of the molecular clouds. Computer simulations will be used to tackle this problem to investigate how these processes can terminate the star formation episodes in giant molecular clouds.

In distant, primeval galaxies, massive star formation dominates much of what we see. Chemical models and observations will be used to help us understand how the first generations of stars evolve. Massive stars that are nearing the end of their lives also lose much of their mass due to the radiation pressure driving off their outer layers. These processes will be investigated observationally using the high resolution IR techniques described above. When two massive evolved stars are in a close binary system their winds also smash into each other giving rise to X-ray emission. Numerical simulations will be used to investigate these processes.

Titan, one of Saturn's moons, is of great interest as there are analogies to the early Earth. The Cassini Huygens mission found that there is more benzene than expected in the atmosphere and less ethane on the surface (lakes rather than deep oceans). We will carry out a range of laboratory studies to determine the atmospheric rates of formation and removal of these species and gauge the impact of our results through inclusion in chemical models.

Meteorites preserve a memory of the early solar system and their chemical make-up can help us understand the origins of life. Experiments on iron meteorites will investigate the role of electron transfer on pre-biotic molecules.

Planned Impact

The proposal concerns work that will have impact on various industries that directly benefit from the spin-offs of our research methodologies, expertise and in-house computer codes. For example, the research exploiting our state-of-the art multi-fluid models is extremely relevant in a surprisingly wide range of applications. These include the gas industry where our codes are used to simulate flows along pipelines and potential hazards associated with carbon sequestration, water management through simulations of river flow, and metallic paints. Other direct industrial beneficiaries are the mining and explosives companies that are being aided by the application of methods developed to model the explosion of stars as supernovae. Similarly, the combustion processes in supernovae have helped research into more efficient fuel combustion for the automotive industry. The ongoing development and improvement of computational methods and codes will ensure the continuation of existing, and the forging of new, fruitful industrial collaborations which will ultimately aid the UK's economic competitiveness.

The study of the extreme atmospheres on bodies such as Saturn's moon Titan will further help our understanding of the gases, aerosols and hazes in our own atmosphere. This will benefit the health of the population in general due to a better understanding of air pollution. Techniques devised to study planetary atmospheres are also being developed to better understand our own atmosphere and climate change in particular.

Our astronomical expertise has been applied to planning applications seeking to install infrared lighting near a dark sky park. This will ensure that both the population of that area are safe and that the public can still enjoy viewing the stars.

The subjects of stellar birth and planet formation, including their astrobiological relevance, appeal to the imagination. Leeds astrophysicists are strongly committed to communicating both their own and general astronomical results to a wide audience. They do this via public appearances and the organisation of events, and through the mass media by, for example, issuing press releases and making media appearances.

Our outreach is built around a set portfolio of events which continue to be developed and improved. We particularly focus certain events on school children and young people. An enhanced collaboration with the Leeds Amateur Astronomical Society is being established through the donation of telescopes and joint outreach events such as Stargazing Live.

A major new outreach venture is being planned at the site of the old British Telecommunication site at Goonhilly, Cornwall. The University of Leeds is leading a consortium of universities that is investing in, and work with, a private company that has taken ownership of the site. It is being redeveloped for commercial satellite telecommunications, deep space communications and radio astronomy. A key part of the plan is for a new visitor centre and space science park that aims to attract 100 000 visitors per year. This will showcase the best of British space science and astronomy to a new audience. Experience gained in reusing old infrastructure at Goonhilly for science will also be applied to Africa where many ex-telecommunications dishes are ear-marked for redevelopment. Leeds astronomers will play a key role in training new generations in developing countries.

Organisations

Publications


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Ababakr K. M. (2015) Spectroscopy and linear spectropolarimetry of the early Herbig Be stars PDS 27 and PDS 37 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Ababakr K. M. (2016) Linear spectropolarimetry across the optical spectrum of Herbig Ae/Be stars in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Al (2014) Numerical simulations of a shock interacting with multiple magnetized clouds in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Al zas R (2014) Numerical simulations of a shock interacting with multiple magnetized clouds in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Bally John (2014) Absorption Filaments toward the Massive Clump G0.253+0.016 in The Astrophysical Journal
Beuther H. (2015) Filament fragmentation in high-mass star formation in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Brown G. M. (2016) Connecting low- and high-mass star formation: the intermediate-mass protostar IRAS 05373+2349 VLA 2 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
 
Description A large Keplerian accretion disk has been found using ALMA around a massive forming star. This is the best evidence to date of massive stars forming in a similar way to low mass stars but with much larger disks.
It has also been shown that the innermost regions of a proto-planetary disk can continue to accrete material even if a gap with a proto-planet in it exists outside of that region by very high resolution IR interferometer observations.
Exploitation Route Academics in the field will need to update their theories in response to the observed findings.
Sectors Other
 
Description The hydrodynamic codes developed as part of this grant continue to be used in the industrial sector. Falle is a director of the scientific consultancy, Mantis Numerics Ltd, which is involved in a wide range of industrial projects. The techniques that have been developed for astrophysical applications, such as AMR, have been applied to industrial problems. At present it is funded by the EU FP7 project, CO2QUEST, to evaluate the consequences of the rupture of a high pressure pipeline carrying CO2 for sequestration. The physics of this is very similar to that of dust in the ISM.
Sector Energy
Impact Types Economic
 
Description Attendance at BIS-DST forum on UK-SA research collaboration
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact At this meeting I and others put forward the idea of using the forthcoming Newton Fund for radio astronomy as a vehicle for research collaboration with the UK and for economic development in the African countries participating in the African VLBI Network and Square Kilometre Array projects. This resulted in a Newton call specifically for this effort which is now operating and resulting in basic training for 10 students per year in Kenya and Zambia with further expansion planned. Also 3 PhD and 3 MSc places have been awarded at UK university partners including Leeds.
 
Description Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy
Amount £202,437 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description EU ITN-EID
Amount € 500,000 (EUR)
Funding ID STARRY - 676036 
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2016 
End 01/2020
 
Description Horizon 2020 - COMPET-5-2015 - Space
Amount € 1,775,852 (EUR)
Funding ID 687528 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2016 
End 12/2019
 
Description International Exchanges Scheme
Amount £12,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2016
 
Description STFC Newton
Amount £814,886 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/M007693/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2015 
End 09/2017
 
Title CORNISH Database 
Description Public online catalogue of the radio sources found during the CORNISH survey of the Galactic plane with the VLA. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Been used to select targets for follow-up observations with frontline facilities such as ALMA, JVLA and e-MERLIN. Being used to study the ultra-compact H II region population of the northern Galactic plane. 
URL http://cornish.leeds.ac.uk/public/index.php
 
Title RMS Database 
Description Public online database of the catalogue of massive young stellar objects and other objects found during the Red MSX Source survey. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Used by other researchers studying massive star formation throughout the Galaxy and to select targets for follow-up with frontline facilities such as ALMA, e-MERLIN and VLTI. 
URL http://rms.leeds.ac.uk/cgi-bin/public/RMS_DATABASE.cgi
 
Description BISTRO 
Organisation University of Central Lancashire
Department Institute for Black Atalantic Research
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research team aty the University of Leeds is supporting the survey with theoretical and numerical models.
Collaborator Contribution We are currently numerically testing some hypotheses proposed from the observations.
Impact Publications in preparation.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CUGA 
Organisation Durham University
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Consortium of Universities for Goonhilly Astronomy (CUGA) works with the SME Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd. to develop radio astronomy capability at the Goonhilly site in Cornwall, UK. Each main partner has contributed £125k net either in cash or in kind. Oxford and Manchester have are contributing receivers. The aim is to use the 30 m class dishes on site for radio astronomy and to link them into the existing e-MERLIN network in the UK and EVN in Europe. We have also helped develop outreach plans for the proposed visitor centre on the site and submitted various applications for support related to these activities.
Collaborator Contribution As above. University of Hertfordshire acts as the legal entity for CUGA.
Impact A JANET REACH grant has been awarded to GES Ltd, Adaptive Array Systems Ltd and CUGA to enable a datalink between Goonhilly and Jodrell Bank to allow the connection into e-MERLIN. Various joint outreach events have taken place.
Start Year 2011
 
Description CUGA 
Organisation University of Hertfordshire
Department Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Consortium of Universities for Goonhilly Astronomy (CUGA) works with the SME Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd. to develop radio astronomy capability at the Goonhilly site in Cornwall, UK. Each main partner has contributed £125k net either in cash or in kind. Oxford and Manchester have are contributing receivers. The aim is to use the 30 m class dishes on site for radio astronomy and to link them into the existing e-MERLIN network in the UK and EVN in Europe. We have also helped develop outreach plans for the proposed visitor centre on the site and submitted various applications for support related to these activities.
Collaborator Contribution As above. University of Hertfordshire acts as the legal entity for CUGA.
Impact A JANET REACH grant has been awarded to GES Ltd, Adaptive Array Systems Ltd and CUGA to enable a datalink between Goonhilly and Jodrell Bank to allow the connection into e-MERLIN. Various joint outreach events have taken place.
Start Year 2011
 
Description CUGA 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Consortium of Universities for Goonhilly Astronomy (CUGA) works with the SME Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd. to develop radio astronomy capability at the Goonhilly site in Cornwall, UK. Each main partner has contributed £125k net either in cash or in kind. Oxford and Manchester have are contributing receivers. The aim is to use the 30 m class dishes on site for radio astronomy and to link them into the existing e-MERLIN network in the UK and EVN in Europe. We have also helped develop outreach plans for the proposed visitor centre on the site and submitted various applications for support related to these activities.
Collaborator Contribution As above. University of Hertfordshire acts as the legal entity for CUGA.
Impact A JANET REACH grant has been awarded to GES Ltd, Adaptive Array Systems Ltd and CUGA to enable a datalink between Goonhilly and Jodrell Bank to allow the connection into e-MERLIN. Various joint outreach events have taken place.
Start Year 2011
 
Description CUGA 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Consortium of Universities for Goonhilly Astronomy (CUGA) works with the SME Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd. to develop radio astronomy capability at the Goonhilly site in Cornwall, UK. Each main partner has contributed £125k net either in cash or in kind. Oxford and Manchester have are contributing receivers. The aim is to use the 30 m class dishes on site for radio astronomy and to link them into the existing e-MERLIN network in the UK and EVN in Europe. We have also helped develop outreach plans for the proposed visitor centre on the site and submitted various applications for support related to these activities.
Collaborator Contribution As above. University of Hertfordshire acts as the legal entity for CUGA.
Impact A JANET REACH grant has been awarded to GES Ltd, Adaptive Array Systems Ltd and CUGA to enable a datalink between Goonhilly and Jodrell Bank to allow the connection into e-MERLIN. Various joint outreach events have taken place.
Start Year 2011
 
Description CUGA 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Consortium of Universities for Goonhilly Astronomy (CUGA) works with the SME Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd. to develop radio astronomy capability at the Goonhilly site in Cornwall, UK. Each main partner has contributed £125k net either in cash or in kind. Oxford and Manchester have are contributing receivers. The aim is to use the 30 m class dishes on site for radio astronomy and to link them into the existing e-MERLIN network in the UK and EVN in Europe. We have also helped develop outreach plans for the proposed visitor centre on the site and submitted various applications for support related to these activities.
Collaborator Contribution As above. University of Hertfordshire acts as the legal entity for CUGA.
Impact A JANET REACH grant has been awarded to GES Ltd, Adaptive Array Systems Ltd and CUGA to enable a datalink between Goonhilly and Jodrell Bank to allow the connection into e-MERLIN. Various joint outreach events have taken place.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation California Institute of Technology
Department Infrared Processing and Analysis Center
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation Catholic University of Louvain
Country Belgium, Kingdom of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
Department Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation Liverpool John Moores University
Department Astrophysics Research Institute
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation Nagoya University
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation National Astronomical Observatories of China
Country China, People's Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Department CEA Saclay
Country France, French Republic 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF)
Country Italy, Italian Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation Observatoire de Marseille
Country France, French Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell
Department Space Science Department
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation Sapienza University of Rome
Country Italy, Italian Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation Science and Technology Research Institute (STRI) Hertfordshire
Department Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
Department Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Country Spain, Kingdom of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation University College London (UCL)
Department Department of Physics & Astronomy
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation University of Calgary
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation University of California
Department University of California, Berkeley
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation University of Colorado
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation University of Heidelberg
Department Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation University of Laval
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Physics and Astronomy Manchester
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation University of New South Wales
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation University of Rome Tor Vergata
Country Italy, Italian Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description Hi-GAL Survey 
Organisation University of Toronto
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare and Caselli contributed to the science case for this Herschel survey of the galactic plane and exploit the resulting data.
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the survey, reduced and analysed the data.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description MYStIX & SFiNCs 
Organisation Penn State University
Department Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am constructing hydrodynamic models of young massive clusters to better understand the nature of the diffuse X-ray emission that resides inside some of them, and the impact of massive stars on their environment.
Collaborator Contribution MYStIX (Massive Young Star-Forming Complex Study in Infrared and X-ray) is a project to synthesize multi-wavelength (mostly archival) photometric data on 20 young clusters within d<4 kpc to obtain new censuses of cluster stars and images of nebular emission. SFiNCs (Star Formation in Nearby Clouds) in an extension of the project to 22 smaller star forming regions within d<1kpc. The science goals are to improve our understanding of clustered star formation, early cluster dynamics, OB star feedback processes, triggered star formation, star formation histories, survivability of protoplanetary disks, and related topics. The central datasets are from Chandra ACIS, UKIRT/UKIDSS WFCAM & 2MASS, and Spitzer IRAC surveys. By combining infrared- and X-ray selected cluster members, both disk-bearing (Class I and II) and disk-free (Class III) young stars are identified, as well as OB stars. Samples of 31,784 MYStIX Probable Complex Members (MPCMs) and 8,492 SFiNCs Probable Members (SPCM) are obtained. By removal of X-ray sources, diffuse X-ray emission suffusing HII regions is revealed. Further details can be found on the MYStIX website.
Impact The collaboration has to date produced 9 technical/catalogue papers, and 7 science papers.
Start Year 2013
 
Description The CORNISH Radio Survey 
Organisation Boston University
Department Department of Astronomy
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare leads the team, was PI of the proposal that was awarded the Large VLA Project time, carried out the observations, manages the team and organizes workshops.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case and the exploitation of the data.
Impact Data acquisition Data analysis New knowledge Project leadership Publications Online catalogue
Start Year 2006
 
Description The CORNISH Radio Survey 
Organisation Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Hoare leads the team, was PI of the proposal that was awarded the Large VLA Project time, carried out the observations, manages the team and organizes workshops.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case and the exploitation of the data.
Impact Data acquisition Data analysis New knowledge Project leadership Publications Online catalogue
Start Year 2006
 
Description The CORNISH Radio Survey 
Organisation Liverpool John Moores University
Department Astrophysics Research Institute
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare leads the team, was PI of the proposal that was awarded the Large VLA Project time, carried out the observations, manages the team and organizes workshops.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case and the exploitation of the data.
Impact Data acquisition Data analysis New knowledge Project leadership Publications Online catalogue
Start Year 2006
 
Description The CORNISH Radio Survey 
Organisation National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Department Radio Astronomy
Country Mexico, United Mexican States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare leads the team, was PI of the proposal that was awarded the Large VLA Project time, carried out the observations, manages the team and organizes workshops.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case and the exploitation of the data.
Impact Data acquisition Data analysis New knowledge Project leadership Publications Online catalogue
Start Year 2006
 
Description The CORNISH Radio Survey 
Organisation National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare leads the team, was PI of the proposal that was awarded the Large VLA Project time, carried out the observations, manages the team and organizes workshops.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case and the exploitation of the data.
Impact Data acquisition Data analysis New knowledge Project leadership Publications Online catalogue
Start Year 2006
 
Description The CORNISH Radio Survey 
Organisation Science and Technology Research Institute (STRI) Hertfordshire
Department Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare leads the team, was PI of the proposal that was awarded the Large VLA Project time, carried out the observations, manages the team and organizes workshops.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case and the exploitation of the data.
Impact Data acquisition Data analysis New knowledge Project leadership Publications Online catalogue
Start Year 2006
 
Description The CORNISH Radio Survey 
Organisation University of Barcelona (UB)
Department Faculty of Physics
Country Spain, Kingdom of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare leads the team, was PI of the proposal that was awarded the Large VLA Project time, carried out the observations, manages the team and organizes workshops.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case and the exploitation of the data.
Impact Data acquisition Data analysis New knowledge Project leadership Publications Online catalogue
Start Year 2006
 
Description The CORNISH Radio Survey 
Organisation University of Jaen
Department Department of Physics
Country Spain, Kingdom of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare leads the team, was PI of the proposal that was awarded the Large VLA Project time, carried out the observations, manages the team and organizes workshops.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case and the exploitation of the data.
Impact Data acquisition Data analysis New knowledge Project leadership Publications Online catalogue
Start Year 2006
 
Description The CORNISH Radio Survey 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Physics and Astronomy Manchester
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare leads the team, was PI of the proposal that was awarded the Large VLA Project time, carried out the observations, manages the team and organizes workshops.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case and the exploitation of the data.
Impact Data acquisition Data analysis New knowledge Project leadership Publications Online catalogue
Start Year 2006
 
Description The CORNISH Radio Survey 
Organisation University of Maryland
Department Department of Astronomy
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare leads the team, was PI of the proposal that was awarded the Large VLA Project time, carried out the observations, manages the team and organizes workshops.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case and the exploitation of the data.
Impact Data acquisition Data analysis New knowledge Project leadership Publications Online catalogue
Start Year 2006
 
Description The CORNISH Radio Survey 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare leads the team, was PI of the proposal that was awarded the Large VLA Project time, carried out the observations, manages the team and organizes workshops.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case and the exploitation of the data.
Impact Data acquisition Data analysis New knowledge Project leadership Publications Online catalogue
Start Year 2006
 
Description The CORNISH Radio Survey 
Organisation University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department Department of Astronomy
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare leads the team, was PI of the proposal that was awarded the Large VLA Project time, carried out the observations, manages the team and organizes workshops.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case and the exploitation of the data.
Impact Data acquisition Data analysis New knowledge Project leadership Publications Online catalogue
Start Year 2006
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation Arcetri Observatory
Country Italy, Italian Republic 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation Boston University
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation California Institute of Technology
Department Infrared Processing and Analysis Center
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation Catania Astrophysical Observatory
Country Italy, Italian Republic 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation Liverpool John Moores University
Department Astrophysics Research Institute
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Country Mexico, United Mexican States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF)
Department IFSI Rome
Country Italy, Italian Republic 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation Science and Technology Research Institute (STRI) Hertfordshire
Department Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation University of Barcelona (UB)
Department Faculty of Physics
Country Spain, Kingdom of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation University of Jaen
Department Department of Physics
Country Spain, Kingdom of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Physics and Astronomy Manchester
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation University of Maryland
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation University of New South Wales
Department School of Physics
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation University of Sydney
Department School of Physics
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation University of Tasmania
Department Discipline of Mathematics and Physics
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The CORNISH-South Radio Survey 
Organisation University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department Department of Astronomy
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare led the collaboration and was PI of the application for the ATCA Large Project. He conducted the observations and manages the team. Lumsden and Oudmaijer are team members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the science case for the proposal and developed science teams to exploit the data.
Impact Data acquisition - 450 hours of ATCA survey data Data analysis New knowledge Project Leadership
Start Year 2009
 
Description The RMS Survey 
Organisation Liverpool John Moores University
Department Astrophysics Research Institute
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare, Lumsden and Oudmaijer are the co-PIs of the RMS survey that has conducted a mid-IR search for massive YSOs in the Galaxy and an extensive follow-up campaign.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the data taking and exploitation.
Impact Publications Project Leadership. New Knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description The RMS Survey 
Organisation University of New South Wales
Department School of Physics
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hoare, Lumsden and Oudmaijer are the co-PIs of the RMS survey that has conducted a mid-IR search for massive YSOs in the Galaxy and an extensive follow-up campaign.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to the data taking and exploitation.
Impact Publications Project Leadership. New Knowledge Data acquisition Data analysis
 
Description ViaLactea 
Organisation Aix-Marseille University
Country France, French Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Conducting research on the role of spiral arms on star formation in the Milky Way. Contributing results and experience from the CORNISH and RMS surveys.
Collaborator Contribution Conducting research on the Milky Way as a star forming engine using primarily Herschel survey of the galactic plane.
Impact Collaboration is multi-disiciplinary as it involves computer scientists as well as astrophysicists.
Start Year 2013
 
Description ViaLactea 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Conducting research on the role of spiral arms on star formation in the Milky Way. Contributing results and experience from the CORNISH and RMS surveys.
Collaborator Contribution Conducting research on the Milky Way as a star forming engine using primarily Herschel survey of the galactic plane.
Impact Collaboration is multi-disiciplinary as it involves computer scientists as well as astrophysicists.
Start Year 2013
 
Description ViaLactea 
Organisation Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)
Country Hungary, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Conducting research on the role of spiral arms on star formation in the Milky Way. Contributing results and experience from the CORNISH and RMS surveys.
Collaborator Contribution Conducting research on the Milky Way as a star forming engine using primarily Herschel survey of the galactic plane.
Impact Collaboration is multi-disiciplinary as it involves computer scientists as well as astrophysicists.
Start Year 2013
 
Description ViaLactea 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Conducting research on the role of spiral arms on star formation in the Milky Way. Contributing results and experience from the CORNISH and RMS surveys.
Collaborator Contribution Conducting research on the Milky Way as a star forming engine using primarily Herschel survey of the galactic plane.
Impact Collaboration is multi-disiciplinary as it involves computer scientists as well as astrophysicists.
Start Year 2013
 
Description ViaLactea 
Organisation Nagoya University
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Conducting research on the role of spiral arms on star formation in the Milky Way. Contributing results and experience from the CORNISH and RMS surveys.
Collaborator Contribution Conducting research on the Milky Way as a star forming engine using primarily Herschel survey of the galactic plane.
Impact Collaboration is multi-disiciplinary as it involves computer scientists as well as astrophysicists.
Start Year 2013
 
Description ViaLactea 
Organisation National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Country France, French Republic 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Conducting research on the role of spiral arms on star formation in the Milky Way. Contributing results and experience from the CORNISH and RMS surveys.
Collaborator Contribution Conducting research on the Milky Way as a star forming engine using primarily Herschel survey of the galactic plane.
Impact Collaboration is multi-disiciplinary as it involves computer scientists as well as astrophysicists.
Start Year 2013
 
Description ViaLactea 
Organisation National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF)
Department Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology (IAPS)
Country Italy, Italian Republic 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Conducting research on the role of spiral arms on star formation in the Milky Way. Contributing results and experience from the CORNISH and RMS surveys.
Collaborator Contribution Conducting research on the Milky Way as a star forming engine using primarily Herschel survey of the galactic plane.
Impact Collaboration is multi-disiciplinary as it involves computer scientists as well as astrophysicists.
Start Year 2013
 
Description ViaLactea 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Conducting research on the role of spiral arms on star formation in the Milky Way. Contributing results and experience from the CORNISH and RMS surveys.
Collaborator Contribution Conducting research on the Milky Way as a star forming engine using primarily Herschel survey of the galactic plane.
Impact Collaboration is multi-disiciplinary as it involves computer scientists as well as astrophysicists.
Start Year 2013
 
Description X-Shooting Herbig Ae/Be stars 
Organisation Armagh Observatory
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Oudmaijer leads this collaboration to use the VLT in a spectroscopic survey. PI of the proposal, manages the team and organises the work.
Collaborator Contribution Contribute to the science case and the exploitation.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquistion Data analysis.
 
Description X-Shooting Herbig Ae/Be stars 
Organisation European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Oudmaijer leads this collaboration to use the VLT in a spectroscopic survey. PI of the proposal, manages the team and organises the work.
Collaborator Contribution Contribute to the science case and the exploitation.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquistion Data analysis.
 
Description X-Shooting Herbig Ae/Be stars 
Organisation European Space Agency (ESA)
Department European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
Country France, French Republic 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Oudmaijer leads this collaboration to use the VLT in a spectroscopic survey. PI of the proposal, manages the team and organises the work.
Collaborator Contribution Contribute to the science case and the exploitation.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquistion Data analysis.
 
Description X-Shooting Herbig Ae/Be stars 
Organisation Science and Technology Research Institute (STRI) Hertfordshire
Department Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Oudmaijer leads this collaboration to use the VLT in a spectroscopic survey. PI of the proposal, manages the team and organises the work.
Collaborator Contribution Contribute to the science case and the exploitation.
Impact Publications New knowledge Data acquistion Data analysis.
 
Description ALMA GL4176 Press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article on the discovery of a large disk around a massive forming star using the ALMA telescope. Taken up widely including by Sky and Telescope.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/the-origin-of-massive-stars-1117201544/
 
Description Amniotic Sac Press Release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release on VLTI observations of a proto-planet and its role in continuing to transfer matter to the inner regions of the disk despite it being in a gap. Widespread coverage including CBS news
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cbsnews.com/news/stellar-amniotic-sac-hints-at-our-solar-system-beginnings/
 
Description Astromeet 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Melvin Hoare gave a talk at the Astromeet 2015 meeting of amateur astronomers in Leeds on the SKA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.astronomyleeds.org.uk/Astromeet.html
 
Description Bolton Lecture 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact An audience of about 400, mainly school children attended the talk by external speaker hosted at Leeds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Bolton Lecture 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact An audience of 400 mainly school children saw a presentation by Prof Stefanie Walch from MPE, Germany.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk at Astronum 2015 conference in Avignon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk entitled "Magnetohydrodynamic Fragmentation". Based on research by the Award research team. The talk was well received.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://irfu.cea.fr/ASTRONUM2015/
 
Description Invited talk at Astronum 2015 in Avignon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk "Magnetic field and the Galactic star formation rate" at the Astronum 2015 meeting in Avignon. There were discussions with several
participants on the subject.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://irfu.cea.fr/ASTRONUM2015/
 
Description Invited talk at Astronum 2016 conference in Monterey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented talk entitled "Formation of Giant Molecular Clouds by Thermal Instability. Based on work carried out by the award research team. The talk was well received.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.icnsmeetings.com/conference/astronum2016/
 
Description Invited talk at the 2016 Workshop on Partially Ionized Plasmas in Tenerife 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk entitle "Numerical Simulations of the Wardle Instability". This was based on work carried out by the award research team. The talk was well received (Mark Wardle was in the audience!)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.iac.es/congreso/PIPA2016/pages/program.php
 
Description Light Night 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Erin McNeil (Ogden Outreach Fellow) and students put on a event as part of Leeds Light Night 2015. Children could make 'Galaxy Dreamcatchers' and the public received information from posters on astronomy in Leeds Cathedral.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lightnightleeds.co.uk
 
Description Solar Eclipse Radio appearances 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Melvin Hoare gave radio interviews to Radio Aire, BBC Radio Leeds and Radio Yorkshire on the solar eclipse.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Solar Eclipse TV appearance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Melvin Hoare gave an interview on BBC Look North explaining the solar eclipse.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Stargazing Live 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Members of staff gave various talks and attended the star party jointly with Leeds Astronomical Society to mark Stargazing Live and the solar eclipse.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Stargazing Live 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Melvin Hoare and Katharine Johnston gave talks and joined the star party with Leeds Astronomical Society at a joint event marking Stargazing Live 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Stargazing Live 2016 Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Rene Oudmaijer gave a talk to 400 school children and public at St Peters School York to mark Stargazing Live 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk to astronomy societies in Hull, York and Harrogate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk gven to Hull & East Riding Astronomy Society, York Astronomical Society and Harrogate Astronomical Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Talks to Astronomical Societies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 30 people attended the public talk at the Cleveland and Darlington Astronomical Society (11 Dec 2015) with questions and discussion afterwards.
25 people attended the public talk at the Bradford Astronomical Society (1 Feb 2016) with questions and discussion afterwards.
25 people attended the public talk at the Headingley Cafe Scientific (11 April 2016) with questions and discussion afterwards.
20 people attended the public talk at the Huddersfield Astronomical Society (3 Feb 2017) with questions and discussion afterwards.
10 people attended the public talk at the Harrogate Astronomical Society (23 Feb 2017) with questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Tim Peake Science Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Hoare took part in a Science Day at Ashfield Primary School, Otley ahead of their ARISS link up with Tim Peake in the ISS. He demonstrated to the pupils the role of the antenna at Goonhilly Earth Station relays the video signals from the ISS to their school as well as informing the pupils of the possibilities of radio astronomy. Erin McNeill (Ogden Trust Fellow) took a team from Leeds to do rocket launches and make galaxy dream-catchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ashfieldprimary.co.uk/head-teachers-blog/