Dr Cormac Purcell

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Research interests

Member of the Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA). SIfA scientists conduct research in many exciting frontline areas including stellar astrophysics, plasma astrophysics, cataclysmic variables, black-hole binaries, masers, pulsars, supernovae and their remnants, the interstellar medium and the Galactic Centre. Beyond our Galaxy, we study normal galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds, clusters of galaxies, active galaxies & quasars, gravitational lensing and cosmology.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Sun, X., Gaensler, B., Carretti, E., Purcell, C., Staveley-Smith, L., Bernardi, G., Haverkorn, M. (2014). Absolutely calibrated radio polarimetry of the inner galaxy at 2.3 and 4.8Ghz. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 437(3), 2936-2947. [More Information]
  • Walsh, A., Purcell, C., Longmore, S., Breen, S., Green, J., Harvey-Smith, L., Jordan, C., Macpherson, C. (2014). Accurate water maser positions from HOPS. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 442(3), 2240-2252. [More Information]
  • Green, C., Green, J., Burton, M., Horiuchi, S., Tothill, N., Walsh, A., Purcell, C., Lovell, J., Millar, T. (2014). New detections of HC5N towards hot cores associated with 6.7 GHz methanol masers. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 443(3), 2252-2263-2252-2263. [More Information]
  • Dawson, J., Walsh, A., Jones, P., Breen, S., Cunningham, M., Lowe, V., Jones, C., Purcell, C., Caswell, J., Carretti, E., et al (2014). SPLASH: The southern parkes large-area survey in hydroxyl-first science from the pilot region. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 439(2), 1596-1614-1596-1614. [More Information]
  • Carretti, E., Crocker, R., Staveley-Smith, L., Haverkorn, M., Purcell, C., Gaensler, B., Bernardi, G., Kesteven, M., Poppi, S. (2013). Giant magnetized outflows from the centre of the Milky Way. Nature, 493(7430), 66-69. [More Information]
  • Jackson, J., Rathborne, J., Foster, J., Whitaker, J., Sanhueza, P., Claysmith, C., Mascoop, J., Wienen, M., Breen, S., Herpin, F., Purcell, C., et al (2013). MALT90: The millimetre astronomy legacy team 90 GHz survey. Publications Astronomical Society of Australia (Print), 30, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Jordan, C., Walsh, A., Lowe, V., Lo, N., Purcell, C., Voronkov, M., Longmore, S. (2013). Pilot observations for malt-45: A galactic plane survey at 7 mm. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 429(1), 469-481. [More Information]
  • Purcell, C., Hoare, M., Cotton, W., Lumsden, S., Urquhart, J., Chandler, C., Churchwell, E., Diamond, P., Dougherty, S., Fender, R., et al (2013). The coordinated radio and infrared survey for high-mass star formation. II. source catalog. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 205(1), 1-22. [More Information]
  • Longmore, S., Bally, J., Testi, L., Purcell, C., Walsh, A., Bressert, E., Pestalozzi, M., Molinari, S., Ott, J., Cortese, L., et al (2013). Variations in the Galactic star formation rate and density thresholds for star formation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 429(2), 987-1000. [More Information]
  • Longmore, S., Rathborne, J., Bastian, N., Alves, J., Ascenso, J., Bally, J., Testi, L., Longmore, A., Battersby, C., Bressert, E., Purcell, C., et al (2012). G0.253 + 0.016: A molecular cloud progenitor of an Arches-like cluster. The Astrophysical Journal, 746(2), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Hoare, M., Purcell, C., Churchwell, E., Diamond, P., Cotton, W., Chandler, C., Smethurst, S., Kurtz, S., Mundy, L., Dougherty, S., et al (2012). The coordinated radio and infrared survey for High-mass star formation (The CORNISH Survey). I. Survey design. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 124(919), 939-955. [More Information]
  • Purcell, C., Longmore, S., Walsh, A., Whiting, M., Breen, S., Britton, T., Brooks, K., Burton, M., Cunningham, M., Green, J., et al (2012). The H2O southern Galactic Plane Survey (HOPS): NH3 (1,1) and (2,2) catalogues. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 426(3), 1972-1991. [More Information]

2014

  • Sun, X., Gaensler, B., Carretti, E., Purcell, C., Staveley-Smith, L., Bernardi, G., Haverkorn, M. (2014). Absolutely calibrated radio polarimetry of the inner galaxy at 2.3 and 4.8Ghz. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 437(3), 2936-2947. [More Information]
  • Walsh, A., Purcell, C., Longmore, S., Breen, S., Green, J., Harvey-Smith, L., Jordan, C., Macpherson, C. (2014). Accurate water maser positions from HOPS. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 442(3), 2240-2252. [More Information]
  • Green, C., Green, J., Burton, M., Horiuchi, S., Tothill, N., Walsh, A., Purcell, C., Lovell, J., Millar, T. (2014). New detections of HC5N towards hot cores associated with 6.7 GHz methanol masers. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 443(3), 2252-2263-2252-2263. [More Information]
  • Dawson, J., Walsh, A., Jones, P., Breen, S., Cunningham, M., Lowe, V., Jones, C., Purcell, C., Caswell, J., Carretti, E., et al (2014). SPLASH: The southern parkes large-area survey in hydroxyl-first science from the pilot region. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 439(2), 1596-1614-1596-1614. [More Information]

2013

  • Carretti, E., Crocker, R., Staveley-Smith, L., Haverkorn, M., Purcell, C., Gaensler, B., Bernardi, G., Kesteven, M., Poppi, S. (2013). Giant magnetized outflows from the centre of the Milky Way. Nature, 493(7430), 66-69. [More Information]
  • Jackson, J., Rathborne, J., Foster, J., Whitaker, J., Sanhueza, P., Claysmith, C., Mascoop, J., Wienen, M., Breen, S., Herpin, F., Purcell, C., et al (2013). MALT90: The millimetre astronomy legacy team 90 GHz survey. Publications Astronomical Society of Australia (Print), 30, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Jordan, C., Walsh, A., Lowe, V., Lo, N., Purcell, C., Voronkov, M., Longmore, S. (2013). Pilot observations for malt-45: A galactic plane survey at 7 mm. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 429(1), 469-481. [More Information]
  • Purcell, C., Hoare, M., Cotton, W., Lumsden, S., Urquhart, J., Chandler, C., Churchwell, E., Diamond, P., Dougherty, S., Fender, R., et al (2013). The coordinated radio and infrared survey for high-mass star formation. II. source catalog. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 205(1), 1-22. [More Information]
  • Longmore, S., Bally, J., Testi, L., Purcell, C., Walsh, A., Bressert, E., Pestalozzi, M., Molinari, S., Ott, J., Cortese, L., et al (2013). Variations in the Galactic star formation rate and density thresholds for star formation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 429(2), 987-1000. [More Information]

2012

  • Longmore, S., Rathborne, J., Bastian, N., Alves, J., Ascenso, J., Bally, J., Testi, L., Longmore, A., Battersby, C., Bressert, E., Purcell, C., et al (2012). G0.253 + 0.016: A molecular cloud progenitor of an Arches-like cluster. The Astrophysical Journal, 746(2), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Hoare, M., Purcell, C., Churchwell, E., Diamond, P., Cotton, W., Chandler, C., Smethurst, S., Kurtz, S., Mundy, L., Dougherty, S., et al (2012). The coordinated radio and infrared survey for High-mass star formation (The CORNISH Survey). I. Survey design. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 124(919), 939-955. [More Information]
  • Purcell, C., Longmore, S., Walsh, A., Whiting, M., Breen, S., Britton, T., Brooks, K., Burton, M., Cunningham, M., Green, J., et al (2012). The H2O southern Galactic Plane Survey (HOPS): NH3 (1,1) and (2,2) catalogues. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 426(3), 1972-1991. [More Information]

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