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Andrew Robinson

Director Astrophysical Sciences and Tech PhD Program
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science
Professor

585-475-2726
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Andrew Robinson

Director Astrophysical Sciences and Tech PhD Program
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science
Professor

Education

BS, Ph.D., University of Manchester (United Kingdom)

585-475-2726

Currently Teaching

ASTP-790
1 - 3 Credits
Masters-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
PHYS-498
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed tutorial of appropriate topics that are not part of the formal curriculum. The level of study is appropriate for student in their final two years of study.
ASTP-890
1 - 6 Credits
Dissertation research by the candidate for an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
PHYS-493
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research involving observational or theoretical work in astrophysics that could be considered of an original nature.
PHYS-220
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of astronomy and astrophysics for scientists and engineers. Topics include the celestial sphere, celestial mechanics, methods of data acquisition, planetary systems, stars and stellar systems, cosmology, and life in the universe.
ASTP-791
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
ASTP-799
1 - 4 Credits
An independent study in an area of astrophysical sciences and technology not covered in the available courses. This study may be reading study of an appropriate textbook, literature review, or other appropriate work. The course requires a formal proposal, faculty sponsor, and program approval.
ASTP-740
3 Credits
This course will cover stellar and galactic dynamics with special application to the Milky Way galaxy. Topics will include the theory of orbits; Jeans theorem and equilibrium of stellar systems; the virial theorem; the Jeans equations; gravitational instabilities; structure and kinematics of the Milky Way; properties of spiral and elliptical galaxies.
ASTP-609
3 Credits
This course will provide a basic introduction to modern astrophysics, following on from Fundamental Astrophysics I. Topics will include basic celestial mechanics and galactic dynamics, the Milky Way and other galaxies, the interstellar medium, active galactic nuclei, galaxy formation and evolution, and an introduction to cosmology. This course will provide the physical background needed to interpret both observations and theoretical models in galactic and extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology and prepare students for more advanced topics and research in astrophysics.
ASTP-891
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis

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Journal Paper
C., Hekatelyne, and Andrew Robinson. "Gemini IFU, VLA, and HST Observations of the OH Megamaser Galaxy IRAS F23199+0123: the Hhidden Monster and its Outflow." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 474. 4 (2018): 5319-5329. Web.
C., Freitas, I. and Andrew Robinson. "Outflows in the Narrow-line Region of Bright Seyfert Galaxies - I. GMOS-IFU Data." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 476. 2 (2018): 2760-2778. Web.
K., Humire, Pedro and Andrew Robinson. "An Outflow in the Seyfert ESO 362-G18 Revealed by Gemini-GMOS/IFU Observations." Astronomy & Astrophysics 614. (2018): A94, 16 pp. Web.
C., Hekatelyne, and Andrew Robinson. "Star Formation and Gas Inflows in the OH Megamaser Galaxy IRAS03056+2034." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 479. 3 (2018): 3966-3977. Web.
Robinson, Andrew, et al. "Ionized Gas Kinematics within the Inner Kiloparsec of the Seyfert Galaxy NGC 1365." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 459. 4 (2016): 4485--4498. Print.
Robinson, Andrew, et al. "Integral Field Spectroscopy of the Circum-Nuclear Region of the Radio Galaxy Pictor A." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 458. 1 (2016): 855--867. Print.
Robinson, Andrew, et al. "Radio-loud Narrow Line Seyfert 1 under a Different Perspective: A Revised Black Hole Mass Estimate from Optical Spectropolarimetry." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters 458. 1 (2016): 69--73. Print.
Robinson, Andrew, et al. "Feeding and Feedback in NGC 3081." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 457. 1 (2016): 972--985. Print.
Sales, Dinalva A., Andrew Robinson, and and 8 co-authors. "An Embedded Active Nucleus in the OH Megamaser Galaxy IRAS16399-0937." The Astrophysical Journal 799. 1 (2015): 25 - 52. Print.
Vazquez, Billy, et al. "Spitzer Space Telescope Measurements of Dust Reverberation Lags in the Seyfert 1 Galaxy NGC 6418." The Astrophysical Journal 801. 2 (2015): 127 - 137. Print.
Lena, Davide, Andrew Robinson, and and 7 co-authors. "The Complex Gas Kinematics in the Nucleus of the Seyfert 2 Galaxy NGC 1386: Rotation, Outflows, and Inflows." The Astrophysical Journal 806. 1 (2015): 84 - 105. Print.
Robinson, Andrew, et al. "Feeding and Feedback in NGC3081." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (2015): --. Print.
Robinson, Andrew, et al. "Integral Field Spectroscopy of the circumnuclear region of the Radio Galaxy Pictor A." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (2015): --. Print.
Robinson, Andrew, et al. "Radio-loud Narrow Line Seyfert 1 under a different perspective:a revised black hole mass estimate from optical spectropolarimetry." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (2015): --. Print.
Robinson, Andrew, et al. "Feeding and Feedback in NGC3081." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (2015): --. Print.
Robinson, Andrew, et al. "Integral Field Spectroscopy of the circumnuclear region of the Radio Galaxy Pictor A." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (2015): --. Print.
Robinson, Andrew, et al. "Radio-loud Narrow Line Seyfert 1 under a different perspective:a revised black hole mass estimate from optical spectropolarimetry." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (2015): --. Print.
Allan, Schnorr-Muller, et al. "Feeding and Feedback in the Inner Kiloparsec of the Active Galaxy NGC 2110." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 437. 2 (2014): 1708-1724. Print.
Dicken, D., et al. "Spitzer Mid-IR Spectroscopy of Powerful 2Jy and 3CRR Radio Galaxies. II. AGN Power Indicators and Unification." The Astrophysical Journal 788. 2 (2014): 98-119. Print.
Lena, D., et al. "Recoiling Supermassive Black Holes: A Search in the Nearby Universe." The Astrophysical Journal 795. 2 (2014): 146-176. Print.
Couto, Guilherme S., et al. "Kinematics and Excitation of the Nuclear Spiral in the Active Galaxy Arp 102B." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 435. 4 (2013): 2982-3000. Print.
Capetti, Alessandro, et al. "Exploring the Spectroscopic Properties of Relic Radiogalaxies." Astronomy & Astrophysics 551. (2013): id.A55, 8 pp. Print.
Gnerucci, Alessandro, et al. "Spectroastrometry of Rotating Gas Disks for the Detection of Supermassive Black Holes in Galactic Nuclei. III. CRIRES Observations of the Circinus Galaxy." Astronomy & Astrophysics 549. (2013): A139, 12 pp. Print.
Privon, George, et al. "Modeling the Infrared Emission in Cygnus A." Astrophysical Journal 747. 1 (2012): 46-57. Print.
Dicken, D. "Spitzer Mid-IR Spectroscopy of Powerful 2 Jy and 3CRR Radio Galaxies. I. Evidence Against a Strong Starburst-AGN Connection in Radio-loud AGN." Astrophysical Journal 745. 2 (2012): 172-192. Print.
Kharb, P. "Examining the Radio-loud/Radio-quiet Dichotomy with New Chandra and VLA Observations of 13 UGC Galaxies." The Astronomical Journal 143. 4 (2012): 78-89. Print.
Capetti, A., et al. "An Optical Spectroscopic Survey of the 3CR Sample of Radio Galaxies with z < 0.3. IV. Discovery of the New Spectroscopic Class of Relic Radio Ralaxies." Astronomy & Astrophysics 527. (2011): L2. Print.
Muller, Allan Schnorr, et al. "Gas Streaming Motions Towards the Nucleus of M81." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 413. 1 (2011): 149-161. Print.
Fathi, Kambiz, et al. "An H-alpha Nuclear Spiral Structure in the E0 Active Galaxy Arp102B." The Astrophysical Journal 736. 2 (2011): 77-81. Print.
Batcheldor, D., et al. "NICMOS Polarimetry of "Polar-scattered" Seyfert 1 Galaxies." The Astrophysical Journal 738. 1 (2011): 90. Print.
Gnerucci, A., et al. "Spectroastrometry of Rotating Gas Disks for the Detection of Supermassive Black Holes in Galactic Nuclei. II. Application to the Galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128)." Astronomy & Astrophysics 536. (2011): A86. Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Sales, D. A., et al. "Multi-wavelength Study of OH Megamaser Galaxy IRAS16399-0937." Proceedings of the XIV Latin American Regional IAU Meeting. Ed. A. Mateus, J. Gregorio-Hetem, and R. Cid Fernandes. Florianópolis, SC, Brazil: Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica (Serie de Conferencias) Vol. 44, pp. 103-103 (2014), 2014. Print.
Brum, C., et al. "Two-dimensional Kinematics of the Central Region of NGC4501 from GMOS/Gemini Integral Field Spectroscopy." Proceedings of the XIV Latin American Regional IAU Meeting. Ed. A. Mateus, J. Gregorio-Hetem, and R. Cid Fernandes. Florianópolis, SC, Brazil: Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica (Serie de Conferencias) Vol. 44, pp. 190-191, 2014. Print.
Couto, G. S., et al. "Kinematics and Excitation of the Nuclear Spiral in the Active Galaxy Arp 102B." Proceedings of the XIV Latin American Regional IAU Meeting. Ed. A. Mateus, J. Gregorio-Hetem and R. Cid Fernandes. Florianópolis, SC, Brazil: Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica (Serie de Conferencias) Vol. 44, pp. 191-192, 2014. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Robinson, Andrew. "Smoke and Mirrors: Exploring the Structure of Active Galactic Nuclei in Polarized Light." Massive Black Holes in Galaxies. University of Sussex. Brighton, UK. 18 Apr. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Robinson, Andrew. "Observational Signatures of Recoiling Supermassive Black Holes." 220th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society. American Astronomical Society. Anchorage, AK. 13 Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Robinson, Andrew. "Exploring Inner Regions of Active Galactic Nuclei with Spectropolarimetry." GALAXIES, NEAR AND FAR. INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri. Villa Aureli, Perugia, Italy. 24 May 2011. Conference Presentation.
Published Article
Gnerucci, A., A.Marconi, A. Capetti, D.J. Axon, A. Robinson.“Spectroastrometry of rotating gas disks for the detection of supermassive black holes in galactic nuclei I. Method andsimulations.” Astronomy and Astrophysics, 511.A19 (2010): 20. Print. *
Baum, Stefi A., J. Gallimore, C. O’Dea, C. Buchanan, J. Noel-Storr, D. Axon, A. Robinson, M.Elitzur, M. Dorn and S. Staudaher. “InfraredDiagnostics for the Extended 12 _m Sample of Seyferts”. The Astrophysical Journal, 710.1 (2010): 289-308. Print. ≠ *
Gallimore, J. F., A. Yzaguirre, J. Jakoboski, M. J. Stevenosky, D. J. Axon, S. A. Baum, C. L. Buchanan, M.Elitzur, M. Elvis, C. P. O’Dea and A. Robinson. “Infrared Spectral Energy Distributions of Seyfert Galaxies: Spitzer Space Telescope Observations of the 12 _m Sample of Active Galaxies”. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, 187.1 (2010) 172-211. Print. ≠ *
Batcheldor, D., A. Robinson, D.J. Axon, E.S. Perlman, D. Merritt. “A Displaced Supermassive Black Hole in M87.” The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 717.1 (2010): L6-L10. Print. ≠ *
Robinson, Andrew, S. Young, D.J. Axon, P. Kharb, J.E. Smith.“Spectropolarimetric Evidence for a Kicked Supermassive Black Hole in the Quasar E1821+643.” The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 717.2 (2010): L122-L126. Print. ≠ *
Kharb, P., A. Hota, J.H. Croston, M.J. Hardcastle, C.P. O’Dea, R.P. Kraft, D.J. Axon, A. Robinson.“Parsec-scale Imaging of the Radio-bubbleSeyfert Galaxy NGC 6764.” The Astrophysical Journal, 723.1 (2010): 580-586. Print. ≠*
Formal Presentation
Robinson, A., D.J. Axon, S. Young, J.E. Smith, J.H. Hough. “Probing gas flows around supermassiveblack holes with spectropolarimetry. Whatdrives the growth of black holes?”. DurhamUniversity. Durham, UK. 26-29 July 2010. Presentation.