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. A direct calibration of thtae IRX-β relation in Lyman-break Galaxies at z = 3-5 DOI
    M. P. Koprowski, K. E.K. Coppin, J. E. Geach, R. J. McLure, O. Almaini, A. W. Blain, M. Bremer, N. Bourne, S. C. Chapman, C. J. Conselice et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 479, 4 , p. 4355-4366 (2018)
  2. The VANDELS ESO public spectroscopic survey DOI
    R J Mclure, L Pentericci, A Cimatti, J S Dunlop, D Elbaz, A Fontana, K Nandra, R Amorin, M Bolzonella, A Bongiorno et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 479, 1 , p. 25-42 (2018)
  3. The VANDELS ESO public spectroscopic survey: Observations and first data release DOI
    L. Pentericci, R. J. McLure, B. Garilli, O. Cucciati, P. Franzetti, A. Iovino, R. Amorin, M. Bolzonella, A. Bongiorno, A. C. Carnall et al., Astronomy & Astrophysics, 616 (2018)
  4. Obscured star formation in bright z ≃ 7 Lyman-break galaxies DOI
    R. A. A. Bowler, N. Bourne, J. S. Dunlop, R. J. McLure and D. J. McLeod, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 481, 2 , p. 1631-1644 (2018)
  5. Inferring the star formation histories of massive quiescent galaxies with BAGPIPES: evidence for multiple quenching mechanisms DOI
    A. C. Carnall, R. J. McLure, J. S. Dunlop and R. Davé, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 480, 4 , p. 4379-4401 (2018)
  6. 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)
  7. No evidence for a significant AGN contribution to cosmic hydrogen reionization DOI
    Shaghayegh Parsa, James S. Dunlop and Ross J. McLure, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 474, 3 , p. 2904-2923 (2018)
  8. 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)
  9. The ASTRODEEP Frontier Fields catalogues. III. Multiwavelength photometry and rest-frame properties of MACS-J0717 and MACS-J1149 DOI
    M. Di Criscienzo, E. Merlin, M. Castellano, P. Santini, A. Fontana, R. Amorin, K. Boutsia, S. Derriere, J. S. Dunlop, D. Elbaz et al., Astronomy & Astrophysics, 607 (2017)
  10. Chasing passive galaxies in the early Universe: a critical analysis in CANDELS GOODS-South DOI
    E. Merlin, A. Fontana, M. Castellano, P. Santini, M. Torelli, K. Boutsia, T. Wang, A. Grazian, L. Pentericci, C. Schreiber et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 473, 2 , p. 2098-2123 (2017)
Last updated: 19 Feb 2018 at 21:11