Dr Nic Scott

A28 - Physics Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9114 2158

Biographical details

I am a CAASTRO Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA)

Research interests

Various aspects of extra-galactic astrophysics including, galaxy dynamics, stellar populations and the role of supermassive black holes.

Selected grants

2015

  • The origin of dwarf elliptical galaxies: little giants or regular irregulars; Scott N, Bland-Hawthorn J; DVC Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • McDermid, R., Cappellari, M., Alatalo, K., Bayet, E., Blitz, L., Bois, M., Bournaud, F., Bureau, M., Crocker, A., Davies, R., Scott, N., et al (2014). Connection between dynamically derived initial mass function normalization and stellar population parameters. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 792(2), Article number L37. [More Information]
  • Scott, N., Davies, R., Houghton, R., Cappellari, M., Graham, A., Pimbblet, K. (2014). Distribution of slow and fast rotators in the Fornax cluster. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 441(1), 274-288-274-288. [More Information]
  • Duc, P., Cuillandre, J., Karabal, E., Cappellari, M., Alatalo, K., Blitz, L., Bournaud, F., Bureau, M., Crocker, A., Davies, R., Scott, N., et al (2014). The ATLAS3D project - XXIX: The new look of early-type galaxies and surrounding fields disclosed by extremely deep optical images. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 446(1), 120-143-120-143. [More Information]
  • Schaefer, G., ten Brummelaar, T., Gies, D., Farrington, C., Kloppenborg, B., Chesneau, O., Monnier, J., Ridgway, S., Scott, N., et al, Maestro, V., Tuthill, P. (2014). The expanding fireball of Nova Delphini 2013. Nature, 515(7526), 234-236-234-236. [More Information]
  • Cortese, L., Fogarty, L., Ho, I., Bekki, K., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Colless, M., Couch, W., Croom, S., Glazebrook, K., Mould, J., Scott, N., Allen, J., Bloom, J., Bryant, J., Richards, S., et al (2014). THE SAMI GALAXY SURVEY: TOWARD A UNIFIED DYNAMICAL SCALING RELATION FOR GALAXIES OF ALL TYPES. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 795(2), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Fogarty, L., Scott, N., Owers, M., Brough, S., Croom, S., Pracy, M., Houghton, R., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Colless, M., Davies, R., Allen, J., Bryant, J., Richards, S., et al (2014). The SAMI Pilot Survey: the kinematic morphology-density relation in Abell 85, Abell 168 and Abell 2399. Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices, 443(1), 485-503. [More Information]
  • Houghton, R., Davies, R., D'Eugenio, F., Scott, N., Thatte, N., Clarke, F., Tecza, M., Salter, G., Fogarty, L., Goodsall, T. (2013). Fast and slow rotators in the densest environments: A SWIFT IFS study of the Coma cluster. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 436(1), 19-33. [More Information]
  • Scott, N., Houghton, R., Davies, R., Cappellari, M., Thatte, N., Clarke, F., Tecza, M. (2012). An Oxford SWIFT integral field spectroscopy study of 14 early-type galaxies in the Coma cluster. Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices, 425(2), 1521-1526. [More Information]
  • Thatte, N., Scott, N., Houghton, R., Nuernberger, D., Abuter, R., Tecza, M. (2012). Improving the efficiency of SINFONI and KMOS at the VLT by factors of 2 to 4: sophisticated sky subtraction algorithms. Proceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 8448, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Cappellari, M., McDermid, R., Alatalo, K., Blitz, L., Bois, M., Bournaud, F., Bureau, M., Crocker, A., Davies, R., Davis, T., et al (2012). Systematic variation of the stellar initial mass function in early-type galaxies. Nature, 484(7395), 485-488. [More Information]
  • Peletier, R., Kutdemir, E., van der Wolk, G., Falcon-Barroso, J., Bacon, R., Bureau, M., Cappellari, M., Davies, R., de Zeeuw, P., Emsellem, E., et al (2012). The SAURON project- XX. The Spitzer [3.6] - [4.5] colour in early-type galaxies: colours, colour gradients and inverted scaling relations. Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices, 419(3), 2031-2053. [More Information]
  • Alatalo, K., Blitz, L., Young, L., Davis, T., Bureau, M., Lopez, L., Cappellari, M., Scott, N., Shapiro, K., Crocker, A., et al (2011). Discovery of an active galactic nucleus driven molecular outflow in the local early-type galaxy NGC 1266. The Astrophysical Journal, 735(2), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Davis, T., Bureau, M., Young, L., Alatalo, K., Blitz, L., Cappellari, M., Scott, N., Bois, M., Bournaud, F., Davies, R., et al (2011). The ATLAS 3D project - V. The CO Tully-Fisher relation of early-type galaxies. Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices, 414(2), 968-984. [More Information]
  • Cappellari, M., Emsellem, E., Krajnovic, D., McDermid, R., Scott, N., Kleijn, G., Young, L., Alatalo, K., Bacon, R., Blitz, L., et al (2011). The ATLAS3D project - I. A volume-limited sample of 260 nearby early-type galaxies: Science goals and selection criteria. Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices, 413(2), 813-836. [More Information]
  • Scott, N., Cappellari, M., Davies, R., Bacon, R., de Zeeuw, P., Emsellem, E., Falcon-Barroso, J., Krajnovic, D., Kuntschner, H., McDermid, R., et al (2009). The SAURON Project XIV. No escape from Vesc: a global and local parameter in early-type galaxy evolution. Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices, 398(4), 1835-1857. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Thatte, N., Tecza, M., Clarke, F., Goodsall, T., Fogarty, L., Houghton, R., Salter, G., Scott, N., Davies, R., Bouchez, A., et al (2010). The Oxford SWIFT Spectrograph: first commissioning and onsky results. SPIE Conference on Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, USA: SPIE Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. [More Information]

2014

  • McDermid, R., Cappellari, M., Alatalo, K., Bayet, E., Blitz, L., Bois, M., Bournaud, F., Bureau, M., Crocker, A., Davies, R., Scott, N., et al (2014). Connection between dynamically derived initial mass function normalization and stellar population parameters. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 792(2), Article number L37. [More Information]
  • Scott, N., Davies, R., Houghton, R., Cappellari, M., Graham, A., Pimbblet, K. (2014). Distribution of slow and fast rotators in the Fornax cluster. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 441(1), 274-288-274-288. [More Information]
  • Duc, P., Cuillandre, J., Karabal, E., Cappellari, M., Alatalo, K., Blitz, L., Bournaud, F., Bureau, M., Crocker, A., Davies, R., Scott, N., et al (2014). The ATLAS3D project - XXIX: The new look of early-type galaxies and surrounding fields disclosed by extremely deep optical images. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 446(1), 120-143-120-143. [More Information]
  • Schaefer, G., ten Brummelaar, T., Gies, D., Farrington, C., Kloppenborg, B., Chesneau, O., Monnier, J., Ridgway, S., Scott, N., et al, Maestro, V., Tuthill, P. (2014). The expanding fireball of Nova Delphini 2013. Nature, 515(7526), 234-236-234-236. [More Information]
  • Cortese, L., Fogarty, L., Ho, I., Bekki, K., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Colless, M., Couch, W., Croom, S., Glazebrook, K., Mould, J., Scott, N., Allen, J., Bloom, J., Bryant, J., Richards, S., et al (2014). THE SAMI GALAXY SURVEY: TOWARD A UNIFIED DYNAMICAL SCALING RELATION FOR GALAXIES OF ALL TYPES. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 795(2), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Fogarty, L., Scott, N., Owers, M., Brough, S., Croom, S., Pracy, M., Houghton, R., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Colless, M., Davies, R., Allen, J., Bryant, J., Richards, S., et al (2014). The SAMI Pilot Survey: the kinematic morphology-density relation in Abell 85, Abell 168 and Abell 2399. Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices, 443(1), 485-503. [More Information]

2013

  • Houghton, R., Davies, R., D'Eugenio, F., Scott, N., Thatte, N., Clarke, F., Tecza, M., Salter, G., Fogarty, L., Goodsall, T. (2013). Fast and slow rotators in the densest environments: A SWIFT IFS study of the Coma cluster. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 436(1), 19-33. [More Information]

2012

  • Scott, N., Houghton, R., Davies, R., Cappellari, M., Thatte, N., Clarke, F., Tecza, M. (2012). An Oxford SWIFT integral field spectroscopy study of 14 early-type galaxies in the Coma cluster. Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices, 425(2), 1521-1526. [More Information]
  • Thatte, N., Scott, N., Houghton, R., Nuernberger, D., Abuter, R., Tecza, M. (2012). Improving the efficiency of SINFONI and KMOS at the VLT by factors of 2 to 4: sophisticated sky subtraction algorithms. Proceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 8448, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Cappellari, M., McDermid, R., Alatalo, K., Blitz, L., Bois, M., Bournaud, F., Bureau, M., Crocker, A., Davies, R., Davis, T., et al (2012). Systematic variation of the stellar initial mass function in early-type galaxies. Nature, 484(7395), 485-488. [More Information]
  • Peletier, R., Kutdemir, E., van der Wolk, G., Falcon-Barroso, J., Bacon, R., Bureau, M., Cappellari, M., Davies, R., de Zeeuw, P., Emsellem, E., et al (2012). The SAURON project- XX. The Spitzer [3.6] - [4.5] colour in early-type galaxies: colours, colour gradients and inverted scaling relations. Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices, 419(3), 2031-2053. [More Information]

2011

  • Alatalo, K., Blitz, L., Young, L., Davis, T., Bureau, M., Lopez, L., Cappellari, M., Scott, N., Shapiro, K., Crocker, A., et al (2011). Discovery of an active galactic nucleus driven molecular outflow in the local early-type galaxy NGC 1266. The Astrophysical Journal, 735(2), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Davis, T., Bureau, M., Young, L., Alatalo, K., Blitz, L., Cappellari, M., Scott, N., Bois, M., Bournaud, F., Davies, R., et al (2011). The ATLAS 3D project - V. The CO Tully-Fisher relation of early-type galaxies. Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices, 414(2), 968-984. [More Information]
  • Cappellari, M., Emsellem, E., Krajnovic, D., McDermid, R., Scott, N., Kleijn, G., Young, L., Alatalo, K., Bacon, R., Blitz, L., et al (2011). The ATLAS3D project - I. A volume-limited sample of 260 nearby early-type galaxies: Science goals and selection criteria. Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices, 413(2), 813-836. [More Information]

2010

  • Thatte, N., Tecza, M., Clarke, F., Goodsall, T., Fogarty, L., Houghton, R., Salter, G., Scott, N., Davies, R., Bouchez, A., et al (2010). The Oxford SWIFT Spectrograph: first commissioning and onsky results. SPIE Conference on Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, USA: SPIE Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. [More Information]

2009

  • Scott, N., Cappellari, M., Davies, R., Bacon, R., de Zeeuw, P., Emsellem, E., Falcon-Barroso, J., Krajnovic, D., Kuntschner, H., McDermid, R., et al (2009). The SAURON Project XIV. No escape from Vesc: a global and local parameter in early-type galaxy evolution. Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices, 398(4), 1835-1857. [More Information]

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