Prof. Rob Ivison

Personal Chair in Astrophysics
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Institute for Astronomy, Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ, United Kingdom

Research interests

I study the formation and evolution of galaxies, specialising in observations at far-infrared, submillimetre and radio wavelengths. I currently lead science projects with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) near Socorro in New Mexico, the Institut de Radioastronomie Millimetrique's Plateau de Bure Interferometer (PdBI) near Grenoble in France and the Giant Metre-wave Radio Telescope (GMRT), near Pune in India. I also co-lead a European Space Agency proposal to construct and launch FIRI, a far-infrared telescope mission, designed to yield considerably better spatial resolution than has hitherto been possible.


Observational Astronomy with undergrads and MPhys students, exploiting a new Meade 0.5m.

Research outputs

  1. The Strong Gravitationally Lensed Herschel Galaxy HLock01 DOI
    Rui Marques-Chaves, Ismael Pérez-Fournon, Raphael Gavazzi, Paloma I. Martínez-Navajas, Dominik Riechers, Dimitra Rigopoulou, Antonio Cabrera-Lavers, David L. Clements, Asantha Cooray, Duncan Farrah et al., Astrophysical Journal, 854, 2 (2018)
  2. Cospatial Star Formation and Supermassive Black Hole Growth in z ∼ 3 Galaxies DOI
    W. Rujopakarn, K. Nyland, G. H. Rieke, G. Barro, D. Elbaz, R. J. Ivison, P. Jagannathan, J. D. Silverman, V. Smolčić and T. Wang, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 854, 1 (2018)
  3. ALMA 26 arcmin2 Survey of GOODS-S at One-millimeter (ASAGAO) DOI
    Y. Ueda, B. Hatsukade, K. Kohno, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Tamura, H. Umehata, M. Akiyama, Y. Ao, I. Aretxaga, K. Caputi et al., Astrophysical Journal, 853, 1 (2018)
  4. The second Herschel-ATLAS Data Release - III. Optical and near-infrared counterparts in the North Galactic Plane field DOI
    C. Furlanetto, S. Dye, N. Bourne, S. Maddox, L. Dunne, S. Eales, E. Valiante, M. W. Smith, D. J.B. Smith, R. J. Ivison et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 476, 1 , p. 961-978 (2018)
  5. The Herschel-ATLAS Data Release 2, Paper I. Submillimeter and Far-infrared Images of the South and North Galactic Poles DOI
    Matthew W.L. Smith, Edo Ibar, Steve J. Maddox, Elisabetta Valiante, Loretta Dunne, Stephen Eales, Simon Dye, Christina Furlanetto, Nathan Bourne, Phil Cigan et al., The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 233, 2 (2017)
  6. Molecular gas in the Herschel -selected strongly lensed submillimeter galaxies at z ∼ 2-4 as probed by multi- J CO lines DOI
    C. Yang, A. Omont, A. Beelen, Y. Gao, P. Van Der Werf, R. Gavazzi, Z. Y. Zhang, R. Ivison, M. Lehnert, D. Liu et al., Astronomy & Astrophysics, 608 (2017)
  7. High Dense Gas Fraction in Intensely Star-forming Dusty Galaxies DOI
    I. Oteo, Z. Y. Zhang, C. Yang, R. J. Ivison, A. Omont, M. Bremer, S. Bussmann, A. Cooray, P. Cox, H. Dannerbauer et al., Astrophysical Journal, 850, 2 (2017)
  8. SCUBA-2 Ultra Deep Imaging EAO Survey (STUDIES) DOI
    Wei Hao Wang, Wei Ching Lin, Chen Fatt Lim, Ian Smail, Scott C. Chapman, Xian Zhong Zheng, Hyunjin Shim, Tadayuki Kodama, Omar Almaini, Yiping Ao et al., Astrophysical Journal, 850, 1 (2017)
  9. Rise of the Titans DOI
    Dominik A. Riechers, T. K.Daisy Leung, Rob J. Ivison, Ismael Pérez-Fournon, Alexander J.R. Lewis, Rui Marques-Chaves, Iván Oteo, Dave L. Clements, Asantha Cooray, Josh Greenslade et al., Astrophysical Journal, 850, 1 (2017)
  10. Very Compact Millimeter Sizes for Composite Star-forming/AGN Submillimeter Galaxies DOI
    Soh Ikarashi, Karina I. Caputi, Kouji Ohta, R. J. Ivison, Claudia D.P. Lagos, Laura Bisigello, Bunyo Hatsukade, Itziar Aretxaga, James S. Dunlop, David H. Hughes et al., Astrophysical Journal Letters, 849, 2 (2017)
Last updated: 19 Feb 2018 at 21:11