UCL Astrophysics Short-term Visitor Programme 2006-2009

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

We propose to continue our successful and productive short-term visitor programme at UCL to cover PPARC-funded astrophysics research in theoretical and observational areas. The grant would support individual visits from overseas and the UK, typically lasting 5 days each. A total of £45,000 is requested over 3 years in connection to the research activity of 20 academic staff, 15 post-doctoral fellows and 30 PhD students. We also seek to support the recent major expansion of the UCL Astrophysics group into the area of cosmology. The funds will be used to cover mostly subsistence costs for about 25 visitors per annum, i.e. approximately 3 per research area per year. The visits will provide substantial benefits to our research groups through direct interactions, output of research publications, access to overseas facilities, exchange schemes, and generation of new opportunities for research and funding.

Publications

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Bayet E (2008) Tracing High-Density Gas in M82 and NGC 4038 in The Astrophysical Journal

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Bayet E (2009) MOLECULAR TRACERS OF PDR-DOMINATED GALAXIES in The Astrophysical Journal

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Faure A (2006) Electron-impact rotational excitation of H3+: relevance for thermalization and dissociation dynamics. in Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences

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Faure A (2007) Electron-impact rotational and hyperfine excitation of HCN, HNC, DCN and DNC in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Faure A (2006) Near-threshold rotational excitation of molecular ions by electron impact in Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

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Fukugita M (2006) Limit on the neutrino mass from the WMAP three-year data in Physical Review D

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Jiménez-Serra I (2006) The First Measurements of the Electron Density Enhancements Expected in C-Type Shocks in The Astrophysical Journal