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Researcher: Dobbie, PD (Dr Paul Dobbie)

Fields of Research

Stellar astronomy and planetary systems
Galactic astronomy
Cosmology and extragalactic astronomy
High energy astrophysics and galactic cosmic rays

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A deep IZ survey of 1.1 deg^2 of the Pleiades cluster: three candidate members with M < 0.04 M⊙; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
A deep large-area search for very low-mass members of the Hyades open cluster; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
A high Eddington-ratio, true Seyfert 2 galaxy candidate: implications for broad-line region models; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
A massive white dwarf member of the Coma Berenices open cluster; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
A near-infrared spectroscopic detection of the brown dwarf in the post common envelope binary WD 0137-349; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters
A near-infrared spectroscopic search for very-low-mass cool companions to notable DA white dwarfs; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
A near-IR spectrum of the DO white dwarf RE J0503-285; Astronomy and Astrophysics: A European Journal
A new detailed examination of white dwarfs in NGC 3532 and NGC 2287; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
A photometric and astrometric investigation of the brown dwarfs in Blanco 1; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
A search for binarity using Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer observations of DAO white dwarfs; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
A wide deep infrared look at the Pleiades with UKIDSS: new constraints on the substellar binary fraction and the low-mass initial mass function; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
An efficient approach to obtaining large numbers of distant supernova host galaxy redshifts; Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
An optical and near-infrared search for brown dwarfs in the Pleiades cluster; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
An X-ray and UV flare from the galaxy XMMSL1 J061927.1-655311; Astronomy and Astrophysics
Are isolated planetary-mass objects really isolated? : a brown dwarf-exoplanet system candidate in the ó Orionis cluster; Astronomy and Astrophysics: A European Journal
Brown dwarfs and low-mass stars in the Pleiades and Praesepe: membership and binarity; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters
Brown dwarfs in the Pleiades: spatial distribution and mass function; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Cluster white dwarfs and the initial mass-final mass relation; 19th European Workshop on White Dwarfs
Comparison of the effective temperatures, gravities and helium abundances of DAO white dwarfs from Balmer and Lyman line studies; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Component masses of young, wide, non-magnetic white dwarf binaries in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Crossing into the substellar regime in Praesepe; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Eight new T4.5–T7.5 dwarfs discovered in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey Data Release 1; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Far-red optical colours of late-M and L dwarfs; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Far-Ultraviolet Space Telescope Imaging Spectrometer Spectra of the White Dwarf REJ 1032+532. I. Interstellar Line of Sight; The Astrophysical Journal: An International Review of Astronomy and Astronomical Physics
Fifteen new T dwarfs discovered in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Further investigation of white dwarfs in the open clusters NGC 2287 and NGC 3532; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
GRB060206 and the quandary of achromatic breaks in afterglow light curves; Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices. Letters (Online)
Heavy element abundances in DAO white dwarfs measured from FUSE data; Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices
High-field magnetic white dwarfs as the progeny of early-type stars?; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters
High-resolution optical spectroscopy of Praesepe white dwarfs; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
IC 2602: a lithium depletion boundary age and new candidate low-mass stellar members; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Interstellar and photospheric opacity from EUV spectroscopy of DA white dwarfs; Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices
Methane band and Spitzer mid-IR imaging of L and T dwarf candidates in the Pleiades; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Multi-fibre optical spectroscopy of low-mass stars and brown dwarfs in Upper Scorpius; Astronomy and Astrophysics: A European Journal
Near-infrared spectroscopy of the very low mass companion to the hot DA white dwarf PG 1234+482; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
New praesepe white dwarfs and the initial mass-final mass relation; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
New stellar and substellar candidate members of the Coma Berenices open star cluster; Astronomische Nachrichten
New stellar members of the Coma Berenices open star cluster; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
On the origin of the ultramassive white dwarf GD 50; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Opacities along the line of sight to and in the atmosphere of the white dwarf in the close detached DAO+dM binary RE J0720-318; Astronomy & Astrophysics
Optical spectroscopy of candidate Alpha Persei white dwarfs; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
PHL 5038: a spatially resolved white dwarf + brown dwarf binary; Astronomy and Astrophysics: A European Journal
Photospheric phosphorus in the FUSE spectra of GD71 and two similar DA white dwarfs; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
PHR 1315−6555: a bipolar planetary nebula in the compact Hyades-age open cluster ESO 96-SC04; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Praesepe and the seven white dwarfs; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Probing the upper Scorpius mass function in the planetary-mass regime; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Proper motion L and T dwarf candidate members of the Pleiades; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Proper motions of field L and T dwarfs; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Proper motions of USco T-type candidates; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Red giants in the Small Magellanic Cloud - I. Disc and tidal stream kinematics; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Red giants in the Small Magellanic Cloud - II. Metallicity gradient and age-metallicity relation; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
RX J2130.6+4710 – an eclipsing white dwarf–M-dwarf binary star; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Survival of a brown drawf after engulfment by a red giant star; Nature
Testing the fragmentation limit in the Upper Sco association; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
The 'DODO' survey – I. Limits on ultra-cool substellar and planetary-mass companions to van Maanen's star (vMa 2); Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters
The ages of L dwarfs; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
The alpha-element abundances in the most oxygen-poor planetary nebula PNG 135.9+55.9; Astronomy and Astrophysics: A European Journal
The close DAO+dM binary RE J0720-318: a stratified white dwarf with a thin H layer and a possible circumbinary disk; Astronomy & Astrophysics
The EC 14026 stars -- X. A multi-site campaign on the sdBV star PG 1605+072; Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices
The EC 14026 stars – V. The pulsation periods of PB 8783; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
The Interstellar and Circumstellar Environment of White Dwarfs; IAU Colloquium No. 166
The low-mass white dwarf companion to β Crateris; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
The missing M dwarfs; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
The nature of the close magnetic white dwarf + probable brown dwarf binary SDSS J121209.31+013627.7; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
The Spectral Energy Distribution of the Seyfert Galaxy Ton S180; The Astrophysical Journal: An International Review of Astronomy and Astronomical Physics
Two distant brown dwarfs in the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey Deep Extragalactic Survey Data Release 2; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Two new young, wide, magnetic + non-magnetic double-degenerate binary systems; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Two T dwarfs from the UKIDSS early data release; Astronomy and Astrophysics: A European Journal
WD0837+185: The formation and evolution of an extreme mass-ratio white-dwarf-brown-dwarf binary in praesepe; Astrophysical Journal Letters
White dwarfs with unresolved substellar companions and debris disks in the UKIDSS Survey; Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Print)
X-Ray spectral variability and rapid variability of the soft X-ray spectrum Seyfert 1 galaxies Arakelian 564 and Ton S180; The Astrophysical Journal: An International Review of Astronomy and Astronomical Physics

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision