Prof. Robert Mann
Personal Chair in Survey Astronomy
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- Institute for Astronomy, Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ, United Kingdom
My research interests centre on clusters of galaxies and the properties of the galaxies they contain, notably Brightest Cluster Galaxies.
I direct the Wide-Field Astronomy Unit and have developed interests in a wide range of computational issues that relate to the management and publication of sky survey data.
I currently teach the Level 10 Cosmology course and coordinate Senior Honours Projects.
I am a Personal Tutor, providing guidance to almost 30 undergraduates enrolled on a number of the School's degree programmes.
- Galaxies in X-ray Selected Clusters and Groups in Dark Energy Survey Data II: Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling of Red-Sequence Galaxy Luminosity Function, Astrophysical Journal (2017)
- Use of Docker for deployment and testing of astronomy software DOI, Astronomy and Computing, 20, p. 105-119 (2017)
- Gaia Data Release 1. Testing the parallaxes with local Cepheids and RR Lyrae stars, Astronomy & Astrophysics (2017)
- Gaia Data Release 1. Open cluster astrometry: performance, limitations, and future prospects DOI, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 601 (2017)
- Characterising the optical properties of galaxy clusters with GMPhoRCC, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2017)
- Gaia data release 1, the photometric data, Astronomy & Astrophysics (2016)
- The XMM Cluster Survey: The Halo Occupation Number of BOSS galaxies in X-ray clusters DOI, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 463, 2 , p. 1929-1943 (2016)
- The Gaia mission DOI, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 595 (2016)
- The XMM Cluster Survey: evolution of the velocity dispersion - temperature relation over half a Hubble time DOI, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 463, 1 , p. 413-428 (2016)
- Gaia Data Release 1. Summary of the astrometric, photometric, and survey properties DOI, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 595 (2016)