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Stas Shabala

Associate Professor

Room 456 , Maths-Physics Building

+61 3 6226 8502 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2410 (fax)

Stanislav.Shabala@utas.edu.au

Stas Shabala leads the Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics group at the School of Natural Sciences (Physics), University of Tasmania. He is an Associate Professor in the College of Sciences and Engineering.

Shabala’s primary area of research is extragalactic astrophysics, with a focus on the formation and evolution of galaxies, and the physics of active supermassive black holes (Active Galactic Nuclei; AGN). Shabala develops and applies analytical and computational techniques in modelling and data analysis. Shabala is an experienced university teacher and research advisor, and contributes to shaping the direction of the disciplines of physics, astronomy and STEM education through roles at university, national and international levels.

Biography

Shabala completed a PhD in astrophysics and cosmology at the University of Cambridge in 2008. He held an Astor Junior Research Fellowship at Oxford University and New College (2008-2010), before returning to Tasmania to take up an ARC Super Science Fellowship (2011-2013), followed by an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellowship (2013-2016). He has been in a balanced (40-40-20) research and teaching role at UTAS since 2016.

Shabala founded the Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Group in 2014. His group develops the theoretical tools required for interpretation of next-generation large sky surveys, including by the Square Kilometre Array and its pathfinders, through analytical and computational modelling of relativistic synchrotron jets. Applied research areas include development of new observing and analysis techniques for geodetic and astrometric Very Long Baseline Interferometry, including detailed consideration of relativistic jet physics. The group’s research has strong synergies with data science, including Bayesian parameter inference and analysis of large data sets.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryDate of Award
PhD University of CambridgeUK19/07/2008
BSc (1st Class Hons) University of TasmaniaAustralia16/12/2003

Languages (other than English)

Russian

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Australian Institute of Physics
  • Astronomical Society of Australia
  • Australian National Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (ANITA)

Administrative expertise

  • Bachelor of Science (Catalyst) program coordinator
  • Honours Coordinator (Physics)
  • Bachelor of Science Dean’s Summer Research Studentship coordinator

Teaching

Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

Teaching expertise

All models are wrong, but some are useful. Stas Shabala’s teaching targets the development of a difficult but crucial skill: constructing realistic yet tractable representations of real-world situations using relevant physics concepts. Shabala has designed constructively aligned units, including active and blended learning components. Quantitative problem-solving skills developed in these classes are applicable to a wide range of real world problems, far beyond physics and astronomy.

Teaching responsibility

KYA101 Physics 1A

KYA102 Physics 1B (Unit Coordinator)

KYA212 Electromagnetism and Thermodynamics (Unit Coordinator)

KYA306 Galactic and Extragalactic Astrophysics

KYA321 Wave Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics (Unit Coordinator)

Research Appointments

  • Editor-in-Chief, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
  • Australian Academy of Science, National Committee for Physics
  • Astronomical Society of Australia Council
  • Australian Supercomputing Time Allocation Committee, invited member
  • Australia Telescope National Facility Time Assignment Committee (2017-2019), invited member
  • Australia Telescope Users' Committee (2014-2017), invited member
  • Australian Institute of Physics, Tasmanian Branch Chair (2015-2016, 2019-2020)

Research Invitations

Some recent invited presentations at major international conferences include:

  • 2021: International Pulsar Timing Array workshop, July (Invited review)
  • 2020: 43rd COmmittee on SPAce Research (COSPAR) Scientific Assembly, January, Sydney (Invited review)
  • 2019: “Centenary of Astrophysical Jets” international conference, July,  SKA Headquarters, Manchester, UK (Invited review)
  • 2018: “Energetics and lifecycles of radio sources” workshop, March, Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, Netherlands (Invited review)
  • 2017: “From Black Hole to Environment: Galaxy Evolution over Multiple Wavelengths” international conference, August, Canberra (Invited Conference Summary)

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Expertise

  • Theoretical and computational astrophysics
  • Astrophysical fluids
  • Astrophysical jets
  • Galaxy formation and evolution
  • Active Galactic Nuclei
  • Very Long Baseline Interferometry

Research Themes

Stas Shabala’s research group specialises in development of analytical and numerical techniques to represent physical systems. Major areas of research are in Active Galactic Nuclei, galaxy evolution, astrometry and space geodesy.

Shabala’s group develops analytical and numerical models to capture the dynamics and synchrotron emission from plasma jets associated with black holes, and use these to study the interaction between galaxies and supermassive black holes (or Active Galactic Nuclei, abbreviated to AGN), including mutual feedback mechanisms. Stas and his group are involved in several large radio and optical observational projects, using leading Australian and international telescopes.

In geodesy and astrometry, AGN serve as beacons that can be used to measure positions on Earth and the orientation of Earth is space. The Very Large Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) technique used for these measurements is incredibly accurate: distances between radio telescopes separated by thousands of kilometres can be routinely measured at the centimetre level. To achieve even higher accuracy required to address global climate challenges and end-user requirements, AGN physics as well as other effects such as antenna deformation and light distortion by the Earth's atmosphere must be understood. Shabala’s group develops geodetic simulations, observing strategies and analysis techniques that incorporate the physics of AGN jets, and contributes these insights to interdisciplinary collaborations.

Collaboration

Stas collaborates broadly with a range of theorists and observers. Internationally, these collaborations include colleagues at the University of Hertfordshire (UK), the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, Technical University of Vienna (Austria), and Oxford University (UK). Within Australia, long-standing collaborators include colleagues at CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, University of Western Australia, Curtin University and Geoscience Australia.

Current projects

Stas’s research spans a wide range of theoretical and observational astrophysics, and geodesy:

  • Numerical simulations of jets in cosmological environments.
  • Analytical modelling of jets in radio galaxies.
  • Surveys of radio galaxies and their environments.
  • Lifecycles of radio jets inferred from large sky surveys.
  • The role of jet feedback in galaxy evolution.
  • Quasar structure in geodetic Very Long Baseline Interferometry.

Fields of Research

  • Cosmology and extragalactic astronomy (510103)
  • Astronomical sciences (510199)
  • Galactic astronomy (510104)
  • Geodesy (370603)
  • Astronomical instrumentation (510102)
  • High energy astrophysics and galactic cosmic rays (510106)
  • Solar physics (510108)
  • Geophysics (370699)
  • Plant physiology (310806)
  • Particle physics (510703)
  • Astrobiology (510101)
  • Cartography and digital mapping (401301)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences (280120)
  • Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences (280107)
  • Environmentally sustainable plant production (260199)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Expanding knowledge in engineering (280110)

Publications

Total publications

77

Highlighted publications

(9 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2015Journal ArticleShabala SS, McCallum JN, Plank L, Bohm J, 'Simulating the eff ects of quasar structure on parameters from geodetic VLBI', Journal of Geodesy, 89, (9) pp. 873-886. ISSN 0949-7714 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00190-015-0820-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: McCallum JN; Plank L

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2015Journal ArticleTurner RJ, Shabala SS, 'Energetics and lifetimes of local radio active galactic nuclei', The Astrophysical Journal, 806, (1) Article 59. ISSN 0004-637X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/806/1/59 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 63Web of Science - 63

Co-authors: Turner RJ

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2013Journal ArticleGodfrey LEH, Shabala SS, 'AGN jet kinetic power and the energy budget of radio galaxy lobes', The Astrophysical Journal: An International Review of Astronomy and Astronomical Physics, 767, (1) Article 12. ISSN 0004-637X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/767/1/12 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 80Web of Science - 78

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2013Journal ArticleShabala SS, Godfrey LEH, 'Size dependence of the radio-luminosity-mechanical-power correlation in radio galaxies', Astrophysical Journal, 769, (2) Article 129. ISSN 0004-637X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/769/2/129 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 29

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2012Journal ArticleKaviraj S, Ting Y-S, Bureau M, Shabala SS, Crockett RM, et al., 'Galaxy Zoo: dust and molecular gas in early-type galaxies with prominent dust lanes', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 423, (1) pp. 49-58. ISSN 0035-8711 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20957.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 45Web of Science - 44

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2012Journal ArticleShabala SS, Ting Y-S, Kaviraj S, Lintott C, Crockett MR, et al., 'Galaxy Zoo: dust lane early-type galaxies are tracers of recent, gas-rich minor mergers', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 423, (1) pp. 59-67. ISSN 0035-8711 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20598.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 43Web of Science - 42

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2011Journal ArticleShabala SS, Kaviraj S, Silk J, 'Active galactic nucleus feedback drives the colour evolution of local galaxies', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 413, (4) pp. 2815-2826. ISSN 1365-2966 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.18353.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 25

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2009Journal ArticleShabala SS, Alexander P, 'Radio source feedback in galaxy evolution', The Astrophysical Journal, 699, (1) pp. 525-538. ISSN 0004-637X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/699/1/525 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 26

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2008Journal ArticleShabala SS, Ash S, Alexander P, Riley JM, 'The duty cycle of local radio galaxies', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 388, (2) pp. 625-637. ISSN 0035-8711 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13459.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 95Web of Science - 90

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Journal Article

(73 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Koribalski BS, Norris RP, Andernach H, Rudnick L, Shabala SS, et al., 'Discovery of a new extragalactic circular radio source with ASKAP: ORC J0102-2450', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 505, (1) pp. L11-L15. ISSN 1745-3925 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnrasl/slab041 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2021Morganti R, Oosterloo TA, Brienza M, Jurlin N, Prandoni I, et al., 'The best of both worlds: Combining LOFAR and Apertif to derive resolved radio spectral index images', Astronomy and Astrophysics, 648 Article A9. ISSN 0004-6361 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202039102 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2021Quici B, Hurley-Walker N, Seymour N, Turner RJ, Shabala SS, et al., 'Remnant radio galaxies discovered in a multi-frequency survey', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 38 Article e008. ISSN 1323-3580 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/pasa.2020.49 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Turner RJ

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2021Said NMM, Ellingsen SP, Liu J, McCallum JN, Bignall HE, et al., 'Changing modality behaviour in the radio light curve of blazar PKS B1144 - 379', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 506, (1) pp. 288-297. ISSN 0035-8711 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stab1651 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ellingsen SP; McCallum JN

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2020Jurlin N, Morganti R, Brienza M, Mandal S, Maddox N, et al., 'The life cycle of radio galaxies in the LOFAR Lockman Hole field', Astronomy and Astrophysics, 638 Article A34. ISSN 0004-6361 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201936955 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

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2020Said NMM, Ellingsen SP, Bignall HE, Shabala S, McCallum JN, et al., 'Interstellar scintillation of an extreme scintillator: PKS B1144-379', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 498, (4) pp. 4615-4634. ISSN 0035-8711 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/staa2642 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ellingsen SP; McCallum JN

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2020Seymour N, Huynh M, Shabala SS, Rogers J, Davies LJM, et al., 'PKS 2250-351: A giant radio galaxy in Abell 3936', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 37 Article e013. ISSN 1323-3580 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Turner RJ

2020Shabala SS, Jurlin N, Morganti R, Brienza M, Hardcastle MJ, et al., 'The duty cycle of radio galaxies revealed by LOFAR: remnant and restarted radio source populations in the Lockman Hole', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 496, (2) pp. 1706-1717. ISSN 0035-8711 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/staa1172 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Turner RJ

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2020Tang H, Scaife AMM, Wong OI, Kapinska AD, Rudnick L, et al., 'Radio galaxy zoo: New giant radio galaxies in the RGZ DR1 catalogue', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 499, (1) pp. 68-76. ISSN 0035-8711 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/staa2805 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2020Turner RJ, Drouart G, Seymour N, Shabala SS, 'RAiSERed: radio continuum redshifts for lobed active galactic nuclei', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 499, (3) pp. 3660-3672. ISSN 0035-8711 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/staa3067 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Turner RJ

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2020Turner RJ, Shabala SS, 'RAiSE X: searching for radio galaxies in X-ray surveys', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 493, (4) Article staa702. ISSN 0035-8711 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/staa702 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Turner RJ

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2019Galvin TJ, Huynh M, Norris RP, Wang XR, Hopkins E, et al., 'Radio galaxy zoo: Knowledge transfer using rotationally invariant self-organizing maps', Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 131, (1004) Article 108009. ISSN 0004-6280 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/1538-3873/ab150b [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

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2019Garon AF, Rudnick L, Wong OI, Jones TW, Kim J-A, et al., 'Radio Galaxy Zoo: the distortion of radio galaxies by galaxy clusters', Astronomical Journal, 157, (3) Article 126. ISSN 0004-6256 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3847/1538-3881/aaff62 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 19

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2019Krause MGH, Hardcastle MJ, Shabala SS, 'Probing gaseous halos of galaxies with radio jets', Astronomy and Astrophysics, 627 Article A113. ISSN 0004-6361 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201935762 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

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2019Ralph NO, Norris RP, Fang G, Park LAF, Galvin TJ, et al., 'Radio galaxy zoo: Unsupervised clustering of convolutionally auto-encoded radio-astronomical images', Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 131, (1004) Article 108011. ISSN 0004-6280 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/1538-3873/ab213d [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 17

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2019Raouf M, Silk J, Shabala SS, Mamon GA, Croton DJ, et al., 'Feedback by supermassive black holes in galaxy evolution: Impacts of accretion and outflows on the star formation rate', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 486, (2) pp. 1509-1522. ISSN 0035-8711 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz907 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

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2019Turner RJ, Shabala SS, 'Cosmology with powerful radio-loud AGNs', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 486, (1) pp. 1225-1235. ISSN 0035-8711 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz922 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Turner RJ

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2018Alger MJ, Banfield JK, Ong CS, Rudnick L, Wong OI, et al., 'Radio Galaxy Zoo: machine learning for radio source host galaxy cross-identification', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 478, (4) pp. 5547-5563. ISSN 0035-8711 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty1308 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 20

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2018Krause MGH, Shabala SS, Hardcastle MJ, Bicknell GV, Bohringer H, et al., 'How frequent are close supermassive binary black holes in powerful jet sources?', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 482, (1) pp. 240-261. ISSN 0035-8711 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty2558 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Krause MGH

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2018Marshall MA, Shabala SS, Krause MGH, Pimbblet KA, Croton DJ, et al., 'Triggering active galactic nuclei in galaxy clusters', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 474, (3) pp. 3615-3628. ISSN 0035-8711 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx2996 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Krause MGH

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2018Rodman PE, Turner RJ, Shabala SS, Banfield JK, Wong OI, et al., 'Radio Galaxy Zoo: observational evidence for environment as the cause of radio source asymmetry', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 482, (4) pp. 5625-5641. ISSN 0035-8711 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty3070 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Rodman PE; Turner RJ

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2018Shabala SS, 'The role of environment in the observed Fundamental Plane of radio active galactic nuclei', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 478, (4) pp. 5074-5080. ISSN 0035-8711 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty1328 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

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2018Titov O, Girdiuk A, Lambert SB, Lovell J, McCallum J, et al., 'Testing general relativity with geodetic VLBI. What a single, specially designed experiment can teach us', Astronomy and Astrophysics, 168 Article A8. ISSN 1432-0746 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833459 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Lovell J; McCallum J; McCallum L

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2018Turner RJ, Rogers JG, Shabala SS, Krause MGH, 'RAiSE II: resolved spectral evolution in radio AGN', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 473, (3) pp. 4179-4196. ISSN 0035-8711 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx2591 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: Turner RJ; Krause MGH

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2018Turner RJ, Shabala SS, Krause MGH, 'RAiSE III: 3C radio AGN energetics and composition', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 474, (3) pp. 3361-3379. ISSN 0035-8711 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx2947 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Turner RJ; Krause MGH

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2018Wu C, Wong OI, Rudnick L, Shabala SS, Alger MJ, et al., 'Radio Galaxy Zoo: CLARAN - a deep learning classifier for radio morphologies', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 482, (1) pp. 1211-1230. ISSN 0035-8711 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty2646 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 28

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2018Yates PM, Shabala SS, Krause MGH, 'Observability of intermittent radio sources in galaxy groups and clusters', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 480, (4) pp. 5286-5306. ISSN 0035-8711 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/MNRAS/STY2191 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Yates PM; Krause MGH

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2018van de Voort F, Davis TA, Matsushita S, Rowlands K, Shabala SS, et al., 'An ALMA view of star formation efficiency suppression in early-type galaxies after gas-rich minor mergers', Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 476, (1) pp. 122-132. ISSN 0035-8711 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty228 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15

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2017Contigiani O, de Gasparin F, Miley GK, Rudnick L, Andernach H, et al., 'Radio Galaxy Zoo: cosmological alignment of radio sources', Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 472, (1) pp. 636-646. ISSN 0035-8711 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx1977 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 8

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2017Kapinska AD, Terentev I, Wong OI, Shabala SS, Andernach H, et al., 'Radio Galaxy Zoo: a search for hybrid morphology radio galaxies', Astronomical Journal, 154, (6) Article 253. ISSN 0004-6256 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3847/1538-3881/aa90b7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 19

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2017Plank L, Lovell JEJ, McCallum JN, Mayer D, Reynolds C, et al., 'The AUSTRAL VLBI observing program', Journal of Geodesy, 91, (7) pp. 803-817. ISSN 0949-7714 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00190-016-0949-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Plank L; Lovell JEJ; McCallum JN

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2017Raouf M, Shabala SS, Croton DJ, Khosroshahi HG, Bernyk M, 'The many lives of active galactic nuclei-II: the formation and evolution of radio jets and their impact on galaxy evolution', Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices, 471, (1) pp. 658-670. ISSN 0035-8711 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx1598 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 22

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2017Shabala SS, Deller A, Kaviraj S, Middelberg E, Turner RJ, et al., 'Delayed triggering of radio active galactic nuclei in gas-rich minor mergers in the local Universe', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 464, (4) pp. 4706-4720. ISSN 0035-8711 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw2536 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Turner RJ

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2016Banfield JK, Andernach H, Kapinska AD, Rudnick L, Hardcastle MJ, et al., 'Radio Galaxy Zoo: discovery of a poor cluster through a giant wide-angle tail radio galaxy', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 460, (3) pp. 2376-2384. ISSN 0035-8711 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw1067 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 16

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2016Godfrey LEH, Shabala SS, 'Mutual distance dependence drives the observed jet-power-radio-luminosity scaling relations in radio galaxies', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 456, (2) pp. 1172-1184. ISSN 0035-8711 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv2712 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 43Web of Science - 40

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2016Plank L, Shabala SS, McCallum JN, Krasna H, Petrachenko B, et al., 'On the estimation of a celestial reference frame in the presence of source structure', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 455, (1) pp. 343-356. ISSN 0035-8711 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv2080 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Plank L; McCallum JN; Rastorgueva-Foi E; Lovell JEJ

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2016Sarzi M, Kaviraj S, Nedelchev B, Tiffany J, Shabala SS, et al., 'Cold-gas outflows in typical low-redshift galaxies are driven by star formation, not AGN', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 456, (1) pp. L25-L29. ISSN 0035-8711 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnrasl/slv165 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20

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2015Allison JR, Sadler EM, Moss VA, Whiting MT, Hunstead RW, et al., 'Discovery of H ɪ gas in a young radio galaxy at z = 0.44 using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 453, (2) pp. 1249-1267. ISSN 0035-8711 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv1532 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 49Web of Science - 52

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2015Banfield JK, Wong OI, Willett KW, Norris RP, Rudnick L, et al., 'Radio Galaxy Zoo: host galaxies and radio morphologies derived from visual inspection', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 453, (3) pp. 2326-2340. ISSN 0035-8711 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv1688 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 50

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2015Davis TA, Rowlands K, Allison JR, Shabala SS, Ting Y-S, et al., 'Molecular and atomic gas in dust lane early-type galaxies - I. Low star formation efficiencies in minor merger remnants', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 449, (4) pp. 3503-3516. ISSN 0035-8711 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv597 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 41

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2015Kaviraj S, Shabala SS, Deller AT, Middelberg E, 'The triggering of local AGN and their role in regulating star formation', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 452, (1) pp. 774-783. ISSN 0035-8711 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv1329 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 25

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2015Kaviraj S, Shabala SS, Deller AT, Middelberg E, 'Radio AGN in spiral galaxies', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 454, (2) pp. 1595-1604. ISSN 0035-8711 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv1957 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 18

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2015Plank L, Lovell JEJ, Shabala SS, Bohm J, Titov O, 'Challenges for geodetic VLBI in the southern hemisphere', Advances in Space Research, 56, (2) pp. 304-313. ISSN 0273-1177 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2015.04.022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Plank L; Lovell JEJ

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2015Shabala SS, McCallum JN, Plank L, Bohm J, 'Simulating the eff ects of quasar structure on parameters from geodetic VLBI', Journal of Geodesy, 89, (9) pp. 873-886. ISSN 0949-7714 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00190-015-0820-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: McCallum JN; Plank L

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2015Turner RJ, Shabala SS, 'Energetics and lifetimes of local radio active galactic nuclei', The Astrophysical Journal, 806, (1) Article 59. ISSN 0004-637X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/806/1/59 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 63Web of Science - 63

Co-authors: Turner RJ

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2014Shabala SS, Rogers JG, McCallum JN, Titov OA, Blanchard J, et al., 'The effects of frequency-dependent quasar variability on the celestial reference frame', Journal of Geodesy, 88, (6) pp. 575-586. ISSN 0949-7714 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00190-014-0706-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: McCallum JN; Blanchard J; Lovell JEJ; Watson CS

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2013Godfrey LEH, Shabala SS, 'AGN jet kinetic power and the energy budget of radio galaxy lobes', The Astrophysical Journal: An International Review of Astronomy and Astronomical Physics, 767, (1) Article 12. ISSN 0004-637X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/767/1/12 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 80Web of Science - 78

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2013Kaviraj S, Rowlands K, Alpaslan M, Dunne L, Ting YS, et al., 'A Herschel*-ATLAS study of dusty spheroids: Probing the minor-merger process in the local Universe', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 435, (2) pp. 1463-1468. ISSN 0035-8711 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stt1629 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11

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2013Lovell JEJ, McCallum JN, Reid PB, McCulloch PM, Baynes BE, et al., 'The AuScope geodetic VLBI array', Journal of Geodesy, 87, (6) pp. 527-538. ISSN 0949-7714 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00190-013-0626-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Lovell JEJ; McCallum JN; Reid PB; McCulloch PM; Baynes BE; Dickey JM; Watson CS; Ellingsen SP

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2013Pimblett KA, Shabala SS, Haines CP, Fraser-McKelvie A, Floyd DJE, 'The drivers of AGN activity in galaxy clusters: AGN fraction as a function of mass and environment', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 429, (2) pp. 1827-1839. ISSN 0035-8711 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sts470 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 46Web of Science - 48

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2013Schaap RG, Shabala SS, Ellingsen SP, Titov OA, Lovell JEJ, 'Scintillation is an indicator of astrometric stability', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 434, (1) pp. 585-594. ISSN 0035-8711 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stt1049 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Schaap RG; Ellingsen SP; Lovell JEJ

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2013Shabala SS, Godfrey LEH, 'Size dependence of the radio-luminosity-mechanical-power correlation in radio galaxies', Astrophysical Journal, 769, (2) Article 129. ISSN 0004-637X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/769/2/129 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 29

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2012Carpineti A, Kaviraj S, Darg D, Lintott C, Schawinski K, et al., 'Spheroidal post-mergers in the local Universe', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 420, (3) pp. 2139-2146. ISSN 1365-2966 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.20179.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 22

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2012Crockett RM, Shabala SS, Kaviraj S, Antonuccio-Delogu V, Silk J, et al., 'Triggered star formation in the inner filament of Centaurus A', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 421, (2) pp. 1603-1623. ISSN 1365-2966 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20418.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 40

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2012Kaviraj S, Ting Y-S, Bureau M, Shabala SS, Crockett RM, et al., 'Galaxy Zoo: dust and molecular gas in early-type galaxies with prominent dust lanes', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 423, (1) pp. 49-58. ISSN 0035-8711 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20957.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 45Web of Science - 44

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2012Mao MY, Sharp R, Norris RP, Hopkins AM, Seymour N, et al., 'The Australia Telescope Large Area Survey: spectroscopic catalogue and radio luminosity functions', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 426, (4) pp. 3334-3348. ISSN 0035-8711 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21913.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 40Web of Science - 40

Co-authors: Mao MY; Lovell JEJ

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2012Pope ECD, Mendel TJ, Shabala SS, 'Investigating the properties of AGN feedback in hot atmospheres triggered by cooling-induced gravitational collapse', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 419, (1) pp. 50-56. ISSN 1365-2966 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19669.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

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2012Shabala SS, Santoso JS, Godfrey LEH, 'Measuring the jet power of flat-spectrum radio quasars', Astrophysical Journal, 756, (2) Article 161. ISSN 0004-637X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/756/2/161 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Santoso JS

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2012Shabala SS, Ting Y-S, Kaviraj S, Lintott C, Crockett MR, et al., 'Galaxy Zoo: dust lane early-type galaxies are tracers of recent, gas-rich minor mergers', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 423, (1) pp. 59-67. ISSN 0035-8711 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20598.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 43Web of Science - 42

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2012Turner RJ, Ellingsen SP, Shabala SS, Blanchard J, Lovell JEJ, et al., 'BL LAC OBJECT PKS B1144−379: An extreme scintillator', The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 754, (2) Article L19. ISSN 2041-8205 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/2041-8205/754/2/L19 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Turner RJ; Ellingsen SP; Blanchard J; Lovell JEJ; McCallum JN

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2011Bose J, Pottosin II, Shabala SS, Palmgren MG, Shabala S, 'Calcium efflux systems in stress signaling and adaptation in plants', Frontiers in Plant Science, 2 Article 85. ISSN 1664-462X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2011.00085 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 151Web of Science - 130

Co-authors: Bose J; Pottosin II; Shabala S

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2011Kaviraj S, Schawinski K, Silk J, Shabala SS, 'A simple model for AGN feedback in nearby early-type galaxies', Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices, 415, (4) pp. 3798-3806. ISSN 0035-8711 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19002.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 42

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2011O'Rourke DJP, Shabala SS, Alexander P, 'Reconciliation of damped Lyman α and H ιι region metallicities', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 418, (4) pp. 2113-2816. ISSN 1365-2966 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19343.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2011Shabala SS, Kaviraj S, Silk J, 'Active galactic nucleus feedback drives the colour evolution of local galaxies', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 413, (4) pp. 2815-2826. ISSN 1365-2966 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.18353.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 25

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2010Shabala SS, Mead JMG, Alexander P, 'Magnetic fields in galaxies - I. Radio discs in local late-type galaxies', Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices, 405, (3) pp. 1960-1968. ISSN 0035-8711 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.16586.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2009Shabala SS, Alexander P, 'Sound waves in the intracluster medium', Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices, 392, (4) pp. 1413-1420. ISSN 0035-8711 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.14125.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

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2009Shabala SS, Alexander P, 'Radio source feedback in galaxy evolution', The Astrophysical Journal, 699, (1) pp. 525-538. ISSN 0004-637X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/699/1/525 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 26

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2008Lovell JEJ, Rickett BJ, Macquart JP, Jauncey DL, Bignall HE, et al., 'The Micro-arcsecond Scintillation-Induced Variability (MASIV) Survey. II. The first four epochs', The Astrophysical Journal, 689, (1) pp. 108-126. ISSN 0004-637X (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1086/592485 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 98Web of Science - 88

Co-authors: Lovell JEJ; Senkbeil CE

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2008Shabala SS, Ash S, Alexander P, Riley JM, 'The duty cycle of local radio galaxies', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 388, (2) pp. 625-637. ISSN 0035-8711 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13459.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 95Web of Science - 90

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2007Jauncey DL, Lovell JEJ, Senkbeil CE, Shabala SS, Bignall HE, et al., 'Microarcsecond scintillation-induced variability (MASIV) survey of the northern sky', Astronomical and Astrophysical Transactions, 26, (6) pp. 575-583. ISSN 1055-6796 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10556790701596846 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lovell JEJ; Senkbeil CE

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2007Shabala SS, Alexander P, 'AGN feedback through sound wave dissipation', Astrophysics and Space Science, 311, (1) pp. 311-315. ISSN 0004-640X (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10509-007-9521-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2006Shabala SS, Ellingsen SP, Kurtz SE, Forbes LK, 'Evolution of H II regions in hierarchically structured molecular clouds', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 372, (1) pp. 457-466. ISSN 0035-8711 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2006.10883.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Ellingsen SP; Forbes LK

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2005Ellingsen SP, Shabala SS, Kurtz SE, 'Extended emission associated with young Hɪɪ regions', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 357, (3) pp. 1003-1012. ISSN 0035-8711 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2005.08716.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Ellingsen SP

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Conference Publication

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Shabala SS, Plank L, Schaap RG, McCallum JN, Bohm J, et al., 'The effects of simulated and observed quasar structure on the VLBI reference frame', Proceedings of the 2014 International Association of Geodesy Symposium (REFAG 2014), 13-17 October 2014, Kirchberg, Luxembourg, pp. 191-199. ISBN 978-3-319-45628-7 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1007/1345_2015_219 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Schaap RG; McCallum JN

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2015Plank L, Lovell JEJ, McCallum J, Rastorgueva-Foi E, Shabala SS, et al., 'Results from the regional AUSTRAL VLBI sessions for Southern Hemisphere reference frames', Proceedings of the 2014 International Association of Geodesy Symposium (REFAG 2014), 13-17 October 2014, Luxembourg, pp. 129-134. ISSN 0939-9585 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1007/1345_2015_132 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Plank L; Lovell JEJ; McCallum J; Rastorgueva-Foi E

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2008Lovell JEJ, Jauncey DL, Senkbell CE, Shabala SS, Bignall HE, et al., 'MASIV: The Microarcsecond Scintillation-Induced Variability', SINS: Small Ionized and Neutral Structures in the Diffuse Interstellar Medium, 21-24 May 2007 , Sorocco, New Mexico, USA , pp. 279. ISBN 978-1-58381-233-4 (2008) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lovell JEJ

2008Shabala SS, 'The duty cycle of radio galaxies and AGN feedback ', AGN feedback in Galaxy Formation, 18-22 May 2008, Vulcano, Italy, pp. 82-97. ISBN 978-0-52119-254-5 (2008) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511761386.012 [eCite] [Details]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

5

Total funding

$1,734,799

Projects

A major upgrade to the Australia Telescope Compact Array (2020 - 2021)$530,000
Description
This project proposes to upgrade the $100m CSIRO Australia Telescope Compact Array ("the telescope"), by replacing the signal processing electronics and doubling the bandwidth. This will significantly enhance the performance of the telescope, enabling better and more ambitious science by the xxx researchers and students who use it each year. For example, it will enable the telescope to detect radio counterparts to Gravitational Wavesources, and it will enable it to deliver the science from initial discoveries made with the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder and other Australian telescopes. In short, it will enable Australian researchers to do better science, and make more discoveries, across broad areas of astrophysics.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($530,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Infrastructure
Administered By
Western Sydney University
Research Team
Norris RP; Phillips CJ; Shabala SS
Period
2020 - 2021
Grant Reference
LE200100201
Modelling supermassive black hole jets (2018)$17,000
Description
At the heart of every galaxy lies a massive black hole. These black holes launch powerful jets that can be observed with radio telescopes. Burrowing through their surroundings at almost the speed of light, the jets play a key role in shaping the cosmic history of galaxies. Being immensely bright, they are also important probes of the basic constituents of our Universe and the fundamental laws of physics. Evolution of galaxies and black holes relate directly to three of six key science questions in the Australian Academy of Science's Decadal Plan for Australian Astronomy (2016-2025). This Endeavour Fellowship project aims to develop the theoretical framework required for analyzing radio telescope observations, including from the multi-billion dollar international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project partly hosted by Australia. Such a framework does not currently exist. The Centre for Astrophysics Research at the University of Hertfordshire hosts a world-leading group in studies of black hole jets and galaxies, led by Centre Director Prof. Martin Hardcastle. Specifically, Dr Martin Krause is an expert in numerical simulations of jet dynamics, Dr Sugata Kaviraj in observations and simulations of galaxy interactions, and Prof. Hardcastle in numerical simulations and observations of radio emission from black hole jets. This ideally complements my own expertise in analytical modeling of black hole jets and galaxies. I propose to visit Hertfordshire during my study leave in August - December 2018, when I have no teaching commitments. Intended research outcomes include: (1) Development of two complementary types (analytical and numerical) of jet models; (2) Integration of jet and galaxy models in a common, self-consistent framework; (3) Analysis of proprietary observational data (from international collaborations of which my Hertfordshire colleagues and I are members) using these models. This project will provide the first self-consistent description of black hole jet and galaxy populations.
Funding
Department of Education, Skills and Employment ($17,000)
Scheme
Fellowship-Endeavour Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Shabala SS
Year
2018
Broadband receivers for AuScope geodetic and astronomical applications (2015)$789,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($570,000)
Collaborators
Auckland University of Technology ($9,000); CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($20,000); Geoscience Australia ($80,000); Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy ($10,000); Smithsonian Institution ($100,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Infrastructure
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dickey JM; Lovell JEJ; Ellingsen SP; Shabala SS; King MA; Reid M; Titov O; Menten K
Year
2015
Grant Reference
LE150100105
Eternal struggle: star formation and black hole activity in galaxies (2013 - 2015)$370,799
Description
Star formation and black hole activity in galaxies are triggered by similar processes, and are tightly coupled throughout cosmic history. Despite this, they affect galaxies in very different, often competing ways. Thus, understanding of the processes governing the onset of star formation and black hole activity, and their interaction, are central to our comprehension of galaxy formation. This project will study the link between these processes by combining state-of-the-art models with observations of galaxies with the youngest, most compact active black holes. The project will shed light on fundamental processes governing the formation and evolution of galaxies throughout cosmic time.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($370,799)
Scheme
Fellowship-Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Shabala SS
Period
2013 - 2015
Grant Reference
DE130101399
Probing the central engines of supermassive black holes (2013)$28,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($28,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Shabala SS; McCallum J
Year
2013

Research Supervision

Please get in touch with Stas if you are interested in a PhD in astrophysics or geodesy, particularly relating to the physics of galaxies and / or Active Galactic Nuclei. Available projects span a broad range of science and techniques, including analytical modelling, numerical simulations, statistical analysis of large data sets, and hands-on observations using our very own AuScope VLBI array. Prospective candidates are expected to have a strong track record (1stclass Honours for Australian / New Zealand applicants; Masters or equivalent plus good English for overseas candidates).

Current

7

Completed

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Environments of Radio Sources in the Glass Survey2016
PhDIntraday Variability of Active Galaxies2017
PhDQuantifying the Effects of Quasar Structure in Next-Generation Geodetic VLBI Observations2017
PhDMapping the Scale and Structure of Milky Way Galaxy2018
PhDObservable Properties and Feedback from Black Hole Jets over Cosmic Time2019
PhDFeedback From Black Hole Jets in Cosmological Environments2020
PhDRadio Rainbows: Modelling the birth and rebirth of black hole jets2020

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDDynamics and Radio Properties of AGN Jets in Complex Environments
Candidate: Patrick Michael Yates-Jones
2021
PhDMulti-frequency Matching, Classification, and Cosmic Evolution of Radio Galaxy Populations
Candidate: Jesse Allen Swan
2018
PhDDynamics and Synchrotron Emission From Radio-Loud AGN
Candidate: Ross James Turner
2018