Dr. Anne-Marie Weijmans

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St. Andrews
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+44 (0)1334 462823
School of Physics & Astronomy, Physical Science Building, North Haugh, St Andrews, KY16 9SS, United Kingdom

Research interests

My research concentrates on the structure and evolution of galaxies, and I use integral-field spectroscopy to study these systems. My main research topic is the study of dark and stellar haloes in early-type galaxies, where I use integral-field spectrographs as 'photon-buckets' to collect enough lights in the faint outskirts of galaxies to measure stellar absorption kinematics and line indices. Other topics that I work on include shapes and morphologies of nearby galaxies. I am also active as the data release coordinator of SDSS-IV, the Lead Observer of the MaNGA (Mapping Nearby Galaxies at APO) survey, and the project manager of Shine.


I am currently teaching the condensed first-year course 'Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics' (AS1101) and coordinating the MSc course 'Astrophysical Research Skills' (AS5500). I am the director of taught post-graduate studies in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Research outputs

  1. Galactic shape and age go hand in hand DOI
    Anne-Marie Weijmans, Nature Astronomy (2018)
    Michael S. Talbot, Joel R. Brownstein, Adam S. Bolton, Kevin Bundy, Brett H. Andrews, Brian Cherinka, Thomas E. Collett, Anupreeta More, Surhud More, Alessandro Sonnenfeld et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2018)
    Mark T. Graham, Michele Cappellari, Hongyu Li, Shude Mao, Matthew Bershady, Dmitry Bizyaev, Jonathan Brinkmann, Joel R. Brownstein, Kevin Bundy, Niv Drory et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2018)
  4. SDSS-IV MaNGA: the different quenching histories of fast and slow rotators DOI
    R. J. Smethurst, K. L. Masters, C. J. Lintott, A. Weijmans, M. Merrifield, S. J. Penny, A. Aragón-Salamanca, J. Brownstein, K. Bundy, N. Drory et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 473, 2 , p. 2679-2687 (2018)
  5. The 13th data release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey DOI
    Franco D. Albareti, Carlos Allende Prieto, Andres Almeida, Friedrich Anders, Scott Anderson, Brett H. Andrews, Alfonso Aragón-Salamanca, Maria Argudo-Fernández, Eric Armengaud, Eric Aubourg et al., Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 233, 2 (2017)
  6. The fourteenth data release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
    Bela Abolfathi, D. S. Aguado, Gabriela Aguilar, Carlos Allende Prieto, Andres Almeida, Tonima Tasnim Ananna, Friedrich Anders, Scott F. Anderson, Brett H. Andrews, Borja Anguiano et al., Astrophysical Journal (2017)
    David V. Stark, Kevin A. Bundy, Matthew E. Orr, Philip F. Hopkins, Kyle Westfall, Matthew Bershady, Cheng Li, Dmitry Bizyaev, Karen L. Masters, Anne-Marie Weijmans et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2017)
  8. Integral-field kinematics and stellar populations of early-type galaxies out to three half-light radii DOI
    Nicholas F. Boardman, Anne-Marie Weijmans, Remco van den Bosch, Harald Kuntschner, Eric Emsellem, Michele Cappellari, Tim de Zeeuw, Jesus Falcón-Barroso, Davor Krajnovic, Richard McDermid et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 471, 4 , p. 4005-4026 (2017)
  9. SDSS-V: Pioneering Panoptic Spectroscopy
    Juna Kollmeier, Keith Douglas Horne, Anne-Marie Weijmans and Vivienne Wild, ArXiv e-prints (2017)
  10. The SDSS-IV MaNGA sample DOI
    David A. Wake, Kevin Bundy, Aleksandar M. Diamond-Stanic, Renbin Yan, Michael R. Blanton, Matthew A. Bershady, José R. Sánchez-Gallego, Niv Drory, Amy Jones, Guinevere Kauffmann et al., Astronomical Journal, 154, 3 (2017)
Last updated: 06 Mar 2019 at 10:14