PATT Linked Grant for observational astrophysics at QUB: 2008 - 2010

Lead Research Organisation: Queen's University Belfast
Department Name: Sch of Mathematics and Physics


Our proposal seeks to renew the PATT Linked Grant at Queen's University Belfast. This award will cover our travel and subsistence costs to both STFC and non-STFC observing facilities. The major topics of observational astrophysics research to be covered by the PATT Linked Grant include: - the study of both Population I and evolved OB-type stars in our own and other galaxies; - investigations of supernovae and the end stages of stellar evolution; - high temporal, spatial and spectral resolution observations of the solar atmosphere and those of other cool stars; - studies of solar system bodies, including comets and asteroids; - astrochemistry, including that of interstellar and circumstellar clouds; - investigations of planetary nebulae; - multiwavelength studies of the interstellar medium, in particular high velocity clouds; - followup observations of objects detected by the SuperWASP instrument.


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Bauer F (2008) Supernova 1996cr: SN 1987A's Wild Cousin? in The Astrophysical Journal

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Botticella M (2009) SN2008S an intriguing event

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Botticella M (2009) SN 2008S: an electron-capture SN from a super-AGB progenitor? in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Crockett R (2008) The Birth Place of the Type Ic Supernova 2007gr in The Astrophysical Journal

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Crockett R (2008) The type IIb SN 2008ax: the nature of the progenitor in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters

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Fraser M (2010) ON THE PROGENITOR AND EARLY EVOLUTION OF THE TYPE II SUPERNOVA 2009kr in The Astrophysical Journal

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Hendry M (2008) The blue supergiant Sher 25 and its intriguing hourglass nebula in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Description Grant funded trips to telescopes, not research itself.
Exploitation Route No findings, other than the use of the telescope concerned.
Sectors Education

Description No findings as the grant was only to pay for telescope trips, not undertake research.
First Year Of Impact 2008
Sector Education
Impact Types Cultural

Description PATT
Amount £31,378 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/M001970/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 09/2016