Prof. Ross McLure

Position:
Personal Chair in Extragalactic Astrophysics
Research Theme:
Astronomy
Institution:
Edinburgh
Email address:
rjm@roe.ac.uk
Website:
http://www.roe.ac.uk/~rjm
Telephone number:
+44 (0)131 668 8419
Address:
Institute for Astronomy, Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ, United Kingdom

Research interests

I am primarily an observational astronomer studying the formation and evolution of galaxies. Currently my research is focused on determining the physical properties of the first galaxies to form in the early history of the Universe. The goal of this research is to improve our understanding of the earliest phases of galaxy evolution and to unveil the sources responsible for the re-ionization of the Universe some 13 billion years ago.

Teaching

Observational Astronomy course coordinator (3rd year undergraduate)

Observation Astronomy Lecturer

Astrophysics Lecturer

Research outputs

  1. Dust attenuation in 2 < z < 3 star-forming galaxies from deep ALMA observations of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field DOI
    R. J. McLure, J. S. Dunlop, F. Cullen, N. Bourne, P. N. Best, S. Khochfar, R. A. A. Bowler, A. D. Biggs, J. E. Geach, D. Scott et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2018)
  2. The VANDELS survey: Dust attenuation in star-forming galaxies at z = 3 - 4 DOI
    F. Cullen, R. J. McLure, S. Khochfar, J. S. Dunlop, C. Dalla Vecchia, A. C. Carnall, N. Bourne, M. Castellano, A. Cimatti, M. Cirasuolo et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2018)
  3. The First Billion Years project: constraining the dust attenuation law of star-forming galaxies at z ≃ 5
    F. Cullen, R. J. McLure, S. Khochfar, J. S. Dunlop and C. Dalla Vecchia, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 470, 3 , p. 3006-3026 (2017)
  4. The KMOS Deep Survey (KDS) - I. Dynamical measurements of typical star-forming galaxies at z ≃ 3.5 DOI
    M. Cirasuolo, C. M. Harrison, R. J. McLure, J. S. Dunlop, A. M. Swinbank, D. Sobral, J. Matthee and R. M. Sharples, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 471, 2 , p. 1280-1320 (2017)
  5. No evidence for Population III stars or a Direct Collapse Black Hole in the z = 6.6 Lyman-α emitter 'CR7' DOI
    R. A. A. Bowler, R. J. McLure, J. S. Dunlop, D. J. McLeod, E. R. Stanway, J. J. Eldridge and M. J. Jarvis, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 469, 1 , p. 448-458 (2017)
  6. Unveiling the nature of bright z ~ 7 galaxies with the Hubble Space Telescope DOI
    R. A. A. Bowler, J. S. Dunlop, R. J. McLure and D. J. McLeod, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 466, 3 (2017)
  7. VLA and ALMA Imaging of Intense, Galaxy-Wide Star Formation in z ~ 2 Galaxies
    W. Rujopakarn, J. S. Dunlop, G. H. Rieke, R. J. Ivison, A. Cibinel, K. Nyland, P. Jagannathan, J. D. Silverman, D. M. Alexander, A. D. Biggs et al., Astrophysical Journal, 833, 1 (2016)
  8. A deep ALMA image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field DOI
    J. S. Dunlop, R. J. McLure, A. D. Biggs, J. E. Geach, M. J. Michałowski, R. J. Ivison, W. Rujopakarn, E. van Kampen, A. Kirkpatrick, A. Pope et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 466, 1 , p. 861-883 (2016)
  9. Characterising the evolving $K$-band luminosity function using the UltraVISTA, CANDELS and HUDF surveys
    Alice Mortlock, Ross J. McLure, Rebecca A. A. Bowler, Derek J. McLeod, Esther Marmol-Queralto, Shaghayegh Parsa, James S. Dunlop and Victoria A. Bruce, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 465, 1 (2016)
  10. Characterizing the evolving K -band luminosity function using the UltraVISTA, CANDELS and HUDF surveys DOI
    Alice Mortlock, Ross J. McLure, Rebecca A. A. Bowler, Derek J. McLeod, Esther Mármol-Queraltó, Shaghayegh Parsa, James S. Dunlop and Victoria A. Bruce, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 465, 1 , p. 672-687 (2016)
Last updated: 19 Feb 2018 at 21:11