Publications

  • Towards Long-term and Archivable Reproducibility

    Analysis pipelines commonly use high-level technologies that are popular when created, but are unlikely to be readable, executable, or sustainable in the long term. A set of criteria is introduced to address this problem: Completeness (no execution requirement beyond a minimal Unix-like operating system, no administrator privileges, no network

    Mohammad Akhlaghi et al.

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    2021
  • Black Hole Jet Launching Physics with MIRI

    Despite ~50 years of compact object studies in the Galaxy, the physics of relativistic jet launching remains an active and open field of research. There has been important recent progress in development of state-of-the-art MHD simulations, but how these determine the emission properties is now a major focus. A deeper understanding requires us to

    Gandhi, Poshak et al.

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    2021
  • Closing in on the launching sites of AGN outflows

    Supermassive black holes, and the outflows they drive, are an established part of our understanding of galaxy evolution. Indeed, cosmological models rely on outflows to reproduce the observed scaling relations. But the enormous range of outflow rates that are measured for AGN of the same luminosity, highlights a gaping hole in our understanding of

    Shimizu, Thomas Taro et al.

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    3
    2021
  • DiSCo-TNOs: Discovering the composition of the trans-Neptunian objects, icy embryos for planet formation

    This is a proposal for 98 hours of NIRSPEC/PRISM observations of 59 trans-Neptunian objects and Centaurs (hereafter, TNOs). Our targets cover a diverse range of orbital characteristics, sizes, albedos, and surface compositions complementary to the GTO targets. The TNO population includes some of the most primitive bodies in the Solar System and

    Pinilla-Alonso, Noemi et al.

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    3
    2021
  • Dust Formation in a Primitive Environment

    Observations suggest that Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars contribute significantly to the dust budgets of galaxies, from our own Presolar Nebula to the Magellanic Clouds. However, models suggest their contribution should decrease with metallicity, possibly becoming overshadowed by supernova and interstellar grain growth in primitive

    Boyer, Martha L. et al.

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    3
    2021
  • Dust in the Wind: testing a new paradigm for the nature of AGN feedback

    Understanding the ouflows driven by Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) is of key importance for the modern view of galaxy evolution. A recent paradigm shift in our picture of dust in the vicinity of AGN offers promise for outflow science. We now know that a major part of an AGN's mid-infrared (MIR) dust emission comes from a polar structure that arises

    Rosario, David J. V. et al.

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    2021