Dr Shari Breen

University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellow

A28 - Physics Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 5318
Fax +61 2 9351 7726

Selected grants

2016

  • Solving the mysteries of high-mass star formation; Breen S; DVC Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Ellingsen, S., Chen, X., Breen, S., Qiao, H. (2017). Detection of HC3N Maser Emission in NGC 253. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 841(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Qiao, H., Walsh, A., Green, J., Breen, S., Dawson, J., Ellingsen, S., Gomez, J., Jordan, C., Shen, Z., Lowe, V., et al (2016). Accurate OH Maser Positions from the Splash Pilot Region. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 227(2), 1-22. [More Information]
  • de Villiers, H., Chrysostomou, A., Thompson, M., Urquhart, J., Breen, S., Burton, M., Ellingsen, S., Fuller, G., Pestalozzi, M., et al (2015). 6.7-GHz methanol maser associated outflows: An evolutionary sequence. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 449(1), 119-128. [More Information]
  • Breen, S., Fuller, G., Caswell, J., Green, J., Avison, A., Ellingsen, S., Gray, M., Pestalozzi, M., Quinn, L., et al (2015). The 6-GHz methanol multibeam maser catalogue-V. Galactic longitudes 20°-60°. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 450(4), 4109-4136. [More Information]
  • Breen, S., Ellingsen, S., Caswell, J., Green, J., Voronkov, M., Avison, A., Fuller, G., Quinn, L., Titmarsh, A. (2014). 12.2-GHz methanol maser MMB follow-up catalogue - III. Longitude range 10° to 20°. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 438(4), 3368-3382. [More Information]
  • Titmarsh, A., Ellingsen, S., Breen, S., Caswell, J., Voronkov, M. (2014). A search for water masers associated with class II methanol masers - I. Longitude range 6 degrees-20 degrees. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 443(4), 2923-2939. [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]
  • Ellingsen, S., Chen, X., Qiao, H., Baan, W., An, T., Li, J., Breen, S. (2014). Detection of 36 GHz class i methanol maser emission toward NGC 253. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 790(2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Johanson, A., Migenes, V., Breen, S. (2014). Detection of water masers toward young stellar objects in the large magellanic cloud. The Astrophysical Journal, 781(2), 1-6. [More Information]
  • de Villiers, H., Chrysostomou, A., Thompson, M., Ellingsen, S., Urquhart, J., Breen, S., Burton, M., Csengeri, T., Ward-Thompson, D. (2014). Methanol maser associated outflows: Detection statistics and properties. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 444(1), 566-585. [More Information]
  • Voronkov, M., Caswell, J., Ellingsen, S., Green, J., Breen, S. (2014). Southern class I methanol masers at 36 and 44GHz. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 439(3), 2584-2617. [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). [More Information]
  • Foster, J., Rathborne, J., Sanhueza, P., Claysmith, C., Whitaker, J., Jackson, J., Mascoop, J., Wienen, M., Breen, S., et al (2013). Characterisation of the MALT90 survey and the mopra telescope at 90 GHz. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia (PASA), 30(1), 1-23. [More Information]
  • Breen, S., Ellingsen, S., Contreras, Y., Green, J., Caswell, J., Stevens, J., Dawson, J., Voronkov, M. (2013). Confirmation of the exclusive association between 6.7-GHz methanol masers and high-mass star formation regions. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 435(1), 524-530. [More Information]
  • Breen, S., Lovell, J., Ellingsen, S., Horiuchi, S., Beasley, A., Marvel, K. (2013). Discovery of four water masers in the small magellanic cloud. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 432(2), 1382-1395. [More Information]
  • Titmarsh, A., Ellingsen, S., Breen, S., Caswell, J., Voronkov, M. (2013). G 10.472+0.027: An extreme water maser outflow associated with a massive protostellar cluster. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 775(1), 1-6. [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 of the Astronomical Society of Australia (PASA), 30, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Ellingsen, S., Breen, S., Voronkov, M., Dawson, J. (2013). Testing maser-based evolutionary schemes: A new search for 37.7-GHz methanol masers. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 429(4), 3501-3516. [More Information]
  • Krishnan, V., Ellingsen, S., Voronkov, M., Breen, S. (2013). The first high-resolution observations of 19.9-ghz methanol masers. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 433(4), 3346-3363. [More Information]
  • Gallaway, M., Thompson, M., Lucas, P., Fuller, G., Caswell, J., Green, J., Voronkov, M., Breen, S., Quinn, L., Ellingsen, S., et al (2013). The mid-infrared environments of 6.7 GHz methanol masers from the methanol multi-beam survey. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 430(2), 808-821. [More Information]
  • Breen, S., Ellingsen, S., Caswell, J., Green, J., Voronkov, M., Fuller, G., Quinn, L., Avison, A. (2012). 12.2-GHz methanol maser methanol multibeam follow-up catalogue - II. Longitude range 186(degrees)-330(degrees). Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 426(3), 2189-2207. [More Information]
  • Breen, S., Ellingsen, S., Caswell, J., Green, J., Voronkov, M., Fuller, G., Quinn, L., Avison, A. (2012). 12.2-GHz methanol maser MMB follow-up catalogue - I. Longitude range 330° to 10°. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 421(2), 1703-1735. [More Information]
  • Ellingsen, S., Voronkov, M., Breen, S., Lovell, J. (2012). First cosmological constraints on the proton-to-electron mass ratio from observations of rotational transitions of methanol. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 747(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Green, J., Caswell, J., Fuller, G., Avison, A., Breen, S., Ellingsen, S., Gray, M., Pestalozzi, M., Quinn, L., Thompson, M., et al (2012). The 6-GHz methanol multibeam maser catalogue - IV. Galactic longitudes 186°-330° including the Orion-Monoceros region. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 420(4), 3108-3125. [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]
  • Ellingsen, S., Breen, S., Sobolev, A., Voronkov, M., Caswell, J., Lo, N. (2011). 37GHz methanol masers: Horsemen of the apocalypse for the class II methanol maser phase? The Astrophysical Journal, 742(2), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Caswell, J., Breen, S., Ellingsen, S. (2011). A water maser survey towards the Galactic Centre. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 410(2), 1283-1294. [More Information]
  • Breen, S., Ellingsen, S. (2011). Constraining the properties of 1.2-mm dust clumps that contain luminous water masers. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 416(1), 178-204. [More Information]
  • Voronkov, M., Walsh, A., Caswell, J., Ellingsen, S., Breen, S., Longmore, S., Purcell, C., Urquhart, J. (2011). Discovery of the new class I methanol maser transition at 23.4 GHz. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 413(4), 2339-2344. [More Information]
  • Green, J., Caswell, J., McClure-Griffiths, N., Avison, A., Breen, S., Burton, M., Ellingsen, S., Fuller, G., Gray, M., Pestalozzi, M., et al (2011). Major structures of the inner galaxy delineated by 6.7 GHz methanol masers. The Astrophysical Journal, 733(1), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Ellingsen, S., Voronkov, M., Breen, S. (2011). Practical limitations on astrophysical observations of methanol to investigate variations in the proton-to-electron mass ratio. Physical Review Letters, 107(27), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Breen, S., Ellingsen, S., Caswell, J., Green, J., Fuller, G., Voronkov, M., Quinn, L., Avison, A. (2011). Statistical properties of 12.2GHz methanol masers associated with a complete sample of 6.7GHz methanol masers. The Astrophysical Journal, 733(2), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Caswell, J., Fuller, G., Green, J., Avison, A., Breen, S., Ellingsen, S., Gray, M., Pestalozzi, M., Quinn, L., Thompson, M., et al (2011). The 6-GHz methanol multibeam maser catalogue - III. Galactic longitudes 330° to 345°. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 417(3), 1964-1995. [More Information]
  • Walsh, A., Breen, S., Britton, T., Brooks, K., Burton, M., Cunningham, M., Green, J., Harvey-Smith, L., Hindson, L., Hoare, M., et al (2011). The H2O Southern Galactic Plane Survey (HOPS) - I. Techniques and H2O maser data. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 416(3), 1764-1821. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Breen, S., Ellingsen, S. (2012). Masers as evolutionary tracers of high-mass star formation. International Astronomical Union (IAU) Symposium No. 287 2012: Cosmic Masers - from OH to Ho, Stellenbosch: IAU. [More Information]
  • Voronkov, M., Caswell, J., Ellingsen, S., Breen, S., Britton, T., Green, J., Sobolev, A., Walsh, A. (2012). New class i methanol masers. International Astronomical Union (IAU) Symposium No. 287 2012: Cosmic Masers - from OH to Ho, Stellenbosch: IAU. [More Information]
  • Green, J., Caswell, J., McClure-Griffiths, N., Avison, A., Breen, S., Burton, M., Ellingsen, S., Fuller, G., Gray, M., Pestalozzi, M., et al (2012). Tracing major structures of the inner Galaxy with 6.7-GHz methanol masers. International Conference on Assembling the Puzzle of the Milky Way, online: EDP Sciences. [More Information]
  • Titmarsh, A., Ellingsen, S., Breen, S., Caswell, J., Voronkov, M. (2012). Water maser follow-up of the Methanol Multi-Beam Survey. International Astronomical Union (IAU) Symposium No. 287 2012: Cosmic Masers - from OH to Ho, Stellenbosch: IAU. [More Information]

2017

  • Ellingsen, S., Chen, X., Breen, S., Qiao, H. (2017). Detection of HC3N Maser Emission in NGC 253. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 841(1), 1-5. [More Information]

2016

  • Qiao, H., Walsh, A., Green, J., Breen, S., Dawson, J., Ellingsen, S., Gomez, J., Jordan, C., Shen, Z., Lowe, V., et al (2016). Accurate OH Maser Positions from the Splash Pilot Region. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 227(2), 1-22. [More Information]

2015

  • de Villiers, H., Chrysostomou, A., Thompson, M., Urquhart, J., Breen, S., Burton, M., Ellingsen, S., Fuller, G., Pestalozzi, M., et al (2015). 6.7-GHz methanol maser associated outflows: An evolutionary sequence. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 449(1), 119-128. [More Information]
  • Breen, S., Fuller, G., Caswell, J., Green, J., Avison, A., Ellingsen, S., Gray, M., Pestalozzi, M., Quinn, L., et al (2015). The 6-GHz methanol multibeam maser catalogue-V. Galactic longitudes 20°-60°. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 450(4), 4109-4136. [More Information]

2014

  • Breen, S., Ellingsen, S., Caswell, J., Green, J., Voronkov, M., Avison, A., Fuller, G., Quinn, L., Titmarsh, A. (2014). 12.2-GHz methanol maser MMB follow-up catalogue - III. Longitude range 10° to 20°. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 438(4), 3368-3382. [More Information]
  • Titmarsh, A., Ellingsen, S., Breen, S., Caswell, J., Voronkov, M. (2014). A search for water masers associated with class II methanol masers - I. Longitude range 6 degrees-20 degrees. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 443(4), 2923-2939. [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]
  • Ellingsen, S., Chen, X., Qiao, H., Baan, W., An, T., Li, J., Breen, S. (2014). Detection of 36 GHz class i methanol maser emission toward NGC 253. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 790(2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Johanson, A., Migenes, V., Breen, S. (2014). Detection of water masers toward young stellar objects in the large magellanic cloud. The Astrophysical Journal, 781(2), 1-6. [More Information]
  • de Villiers, H., Chrysostomou, A., Thompson, M., Ellingsen, S., Urquhart, J., Breen, S., Burton, M., Csengeri, T., Ward-Thompson, D. (2014). Methanol maser associated outflows: Detection statistics and properties. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 444(1), 566-585. [More Information]
  • Voronkov, M., Caswell, J., Ellingsen, S., Green, J., Breen, S. (2014). Southern class I methanol masers at 36 and 44GHz. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 439(3), 2584-2617. [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). [More Information]

2013

  • Foster, J., Rathborne, J., Sanhueza, P., Claysmith, C., Whitaker, J., Jackson, J., Mascoop, J., Wienen, M., Breen, S., et al (2013). Characterisation of the MALT90 survey and the mopra telescope at 90 GHz. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia (PASA), 30(1), 1-23. [More Information]
  • Breen, S., Ellingsen, S., Contreras, Y., Green, J., Caswell, J., Stevens, J., Dawson, J., Voronkov, M. (2013). Confirmation of the exclusive association between 6.7-GHz methanol masers and high-mass star formation regions. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 435(1), 524-530. [More Information]
  • Breen, S., Lovell, J., Ellingsen, S., Horiuchi, S., Beasley, A., Marvel, K. (2013). Discovery of four water masers in the small magellanic cloud. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 432(2), 1382-1395. [More Information]
  • Titmarsh, A., Ellingsen, S., Breen, S., Caswell, J., Voronkov, M. (2013). G 10.472+0.027: An extreme water maser outflow associated with a massive protostellar cluster. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 775(1), 1-6. [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 of the Astronomical Society of Australia (PASA), 30, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Ellingsen, S., Breen, S., Voronkov, M., Dawson, J. (2013). Testing maser-based evolutionary schemes: A new search for 37.7-GHz methanol masers. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 429(4), 3501-3516. [More Information]
  • Krishnan, V., Ellingsen, S., Voronkov, M., Breen, S. (2013). The first high-resolution observations of 19.9-ghz methanol masers. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 433(4), 3346-3363. [More Information]
  • Gallaway, M., Thompson, M., Lucas, P., Fuller, G., Caswell, J., Green, J., Voronkov, M., Breen, S., Quinn, L., Ellingsen, S., et al (2013). The mid-infrared environments of 6.7 GHz methanol masers from the methanol multi-beam survey. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 430(2), 808-821. [More Information]

2012

  • Breen, S., Ellingsen, S., Caswell, J., Green, J., Voronkov, M., Fuller, G., Quinn, L., Avison, A. (2012). 12.2-GHz methanol maser methanol multibeam follow-up catalogue - II. Longitude range 186(degrees)-330(degrees). Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 426(3), 2189-2207. [More Information]
  • Breen, S., Ellingsen, S., Caswell, J., Green, J., Voronkov, M., Fuller, G., Quinn, L., Avison, A. (2012). 12.2-GHz methanol maser MMB follow-up catalogue - I. Longitude range 330° to 10°. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 421(2), 1703-1735. [More Information]
  • Ellingsen, S., Voronkov, M., Breen, S., Lovell, J. (2012). First cosmological constraints on the proton-to-electron mass ratio from observations of rotational transitions of methanol. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 747(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Breen, S., Ellingsen, S. (2012). Masers as evolutionary tracers of high-mass star formation. International Astronomical Union (IAU) Symposium No. 287 2012: Cosmic Masers - from OH to Ho, Stellenbosch: IAU. [More Information]
  • Voronkov, M., Caswell, J., Ellingsen, S., Breen, S., Britton, T., Green, J., Sobolev, A., Walsh, A. (2012). New class i methanol masers. International Astronomical Union (IAU) Symposium No. 287 2012: Cosmic Masers - from OH to Ho, Stellenbosch: IAU. [More Information]
  • Green, J., Caswell, J., Fuller, G., Avison, A., Breen, S., Ellingsen, S., Gray, M., Pestalozzi, M., Quinn, L., Thompson, M., et al (2012). The 6-GHz methanol multibeam maser catalogue - IV. Galactic longitudes 186°-330° including the Orion-Monoceros region. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 420(4), 3108-3125. [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]
  • Green, J., Caswell, J., McClure-Griffiths, N., Avison, A., Breen, S., Burton, M., Ellingsen, S., Fuller, G., Gray, M., Pestalozzi, M., et al (2012). Tracing major structures of the inner Galaxy with 6.7-GHz methanol masers. International Conference on Assembling the Puzzle of the Milky Way, online: EDP Sciences. [More Information]
  • Titmarsh, A., Ellingsen, S., Breen, S., Caswell, J., Voronkov, M. (2012). Water maser follow-up of the Methanol Multi-Beam Survey. International Astronomical Union (IAU) Symposium No. 287 2012: Cosmic Masers - from OH to Ho, Stellenbosch: IAU. [More Information]

2011

  • Ellingsen, S., Breen, S., Sobolev, A., Voronkov, M., Caswell, J., Lo, N. (2011). 37GHz methanol masers: Horsemen of the apocalypse for the class II methanol maser phase? The Astrophysical Journal, 742(2), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Caswell, J., Breen, S., Ellingsen, S. (2011). A water maser survey towards the Galactic Centre. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 410(2), 1283-1294. [More Information]
  • Breen, S., Ellingsen, S. (2011). Constraining the properties of 1.2-mm dust clumps that contain luminous water masers. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 416(1), 178-204. [More Information]
  • Voronkov, M., Walsh, A., Caswell, J., Ellingsen, S., Breen, S., Longmore, S., Purcell, C., Urquhart, J. (2011). Discovery of the new class I methanol maser transition at 23.4 GHz. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 413(4), 2339-2344. [More Information]
  • Green, J., Caswell, J., McClure-Griffiths, N., Avison, A., Breen, S., Burton, M., Ellingsen, S., Fuller, G., Gray, M., Pestalozzi, M., et al (2011). Major structures of the inner galaxy delineated by 6.7 GHz methanol masers. The Astrophysical Journal, 733(1), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Ellingsen, S., Voronkov, M., Breen, S. (2011). Practical limitations on astrophysical observations of methanol to investigate variations in the proton-to-electron mass ratio. Physical Review Letters, 107(27), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Breen, S., Ellingsen, S., Caswell, J., Green, J., Fuller, G., Voronkov, M., Quinn, L., Avison, A. (2011). Statistical properties of 12.2GHz methanol masers associated with a complete sample of 6.7GHz methanol masers. The Astrophysical Journal, 733(2), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Caswell, J., Fuller, G., Green, J., Avison, A., Breen, S., Ellingsen, S., Gray, M., Pestalozzi, M., Quinn, L., Thompson, M., et al (2011). The 6-GHz methanol multibeam maser catalogue - III. Galactic longitudes 330° to 345°. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 417(3), 1964-1995. [More Information]
  • Walsh, A., Breen, S., Britton, T., Brooks, K., Burton, M., Cunningham, M., Green, J., Harvey-Smith, L., Hindson, L., Hoare, M., et al (2011). The H2O Southern Galactic Plane Survey (HOPS) - I. Techniques and H2O maser data. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 416(3), 1764-1821. [More Information]

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