Curriculum Vitae

The latest copy of my CV can be downloaded here: CV (January 2016)

Publications

Below is a list of my publications. My PhD thesis, entitled "Observational Constraints on Low-Mass Stellar Evolution and Planet Formation" can be found here: thesis.

FIRST AUTHOR (refereed)

Birkby, J. L.; de Kok, R. J.; Brogi, M.; Schwarz, H.; Snellen, I. A. G., 2017, AJ, 153, 138, "Discovery of water at high spectral resolution in the atmosphere of 51 Peg b "

Birkby, J. L.; Cappetta M.; Cruz P.; Koppenhoefer J.; Ivanyuk O.; Mustill A. J.; Hodgkin S. T.; Pinfield D. J.; Sipocz B.; Kovács G.; Saglia R.; Pavlenko Y.; Barrado D.; Bayo A.; Campbell D.; Catalan S.; Fossati L.; Gálvez-Ortiz M.-C.; Kenworthy M.; Lillo-Box J.; Martín E. L.; Mislis D.; W. de Mooi E. J.; Nefs S. V.; Snellen I. A. G.; Stoev H.; Zendejas J.; del Burgo C.; Barnes J.; Goulding N.; Haswell C. A.; Kuznetsov M.; Lodieu N.; Murgas F.; Palle E.; Solano E.; Steele P.; Tata R., 2014, MNRAS, 440, 1470, "WTS-2 b: a hot Jupiter orbiting near its tidal destruction radius around a K-dwarf "

Birkby, J. L.; de Kok, R. J.; Brogi, M.; de Mooij, E. J. W.; Schwarz, H.; Albrecht, S.; Snellen, I. A. G., 2013, MNRAS Letters, 436, 35, “Detection of water absorption in the dayside atmosphere of HD 189733 b using ground-based high-resolution spectroscopy at 3.2 microns”

Birkby, Jayne; Nefs, B; Hodgkin, S; Kovács, G; Sipocz, B; Pinfield, D; Snellen, I; Mislis, D; Murgas, F; Lodieu, N; de Mooij, E; Goulding, N; Cruz, P; Stoev, H; Cappetta, M; Palle, E; Barrado, D; Saglia, R; Martín, E; Pavlenko, Y, 2012, MNRAS, 426, 1507, “Discovery and characterization of detached M dwarf eclipsing binaries in the WFCAM Transit Survey”

CO-AUTHOR (refereed)

Patricia Cruz, David Barrado, Jorge Lillo-Box, Marcos Diaz, Jayne Birkby, Mercedes López-Morales, Jonathan J. Fortney, 2016, A&A accepted, "Detection of the secondary eclipse of Qatar-1b in the Ks-band"

Schwarz, Henriette; Ginski, Christian; de Kok, Remco J.; Snellen, Ignas A. G.; Brogi, Matteo; Birkby, Jayne L. 2016, A&A, 593, 74, "The slow spin of the young sub-stellar companion GQ Lupi b and its orbital configuration"

Brogi, M; de Kok, R. J.; Albrecht, S; Snellen, I. A. G.; Birkby, J. L.; Schwarz, H.; 2016, ApJ, 817, 106, "Rotation and winds of exoplanet HD 189733 b measured with high-dispersion transmission spectroscopy"

Schwarz, Henriette; Brogi, Matteo; de Kok, Remco; Birkby, Jayne; Snellen, Ignas; 2015, A&A, 576, 111, "Evidence against a strong thermal inversion in HD 209458b from high-dispersion spectroscopy"

Snellen, R. de Kok, J. L. Birkby, B. Brandl, M. Brogi, C. Keller, M. Kenworthy, H. Schwarz, R. Stuik, 2015, A&A, 576, 59, "Combining High-Dispersion Spectroscopy (HDS) with High Contrast Imaging (HCI): Probing rocky planets around our nearest neighbours"

Hoeijmakers, H. J.; de Kok, R. J.; Snellen, I. A. G.; Brogi, M.; Birkby, J. L.; Schwarz, H., 2015, A&A, 575, 20, "A search for TiO in the optical high-resolution transmission spectrum of HD 209458b: Hindrance due to inaccuracies in the line database"

Snellen, Ignas; Brandl, Bernhard; de Kok, Remco; Brogi, Matteo; Birkby, Jayne; Schwarz, Henriette; 2014, Nature, 509, 7498, "Fast spin of the young extrasolar planet beta Pictoris b"

Brogi, M.; de Kok, R. J.; Birkby, J. L.; Schwarz, H.; Snellen, I. A. G., 2014, A&A, 565, 124, "Carbon monoxide and water vapor in the atmosphere of the non-transiting exoplanet HD 179949 b"

de Kok, R. J.; Birkby, J.; Brogi, M.; Schwarz, H.; Albrecht, S.; de Mooij, E. J. W.; Snellen, I. A. G.; 2013, A&A, 561, 150, “Identifying new opportunities for exoplanet characterisation at high spectral resolution”

Zendejas, J.; Koppenhoefer, J.; Saglia, R. P.; Birkby, J. L.; Hodgkin, S. T.; Kovács, G.; Pinfield, D. J., Sipocz, B.;Barrado, D.; Bender, R.; del Burgo, C.; Cappetta, M.; Martín, E. L.; Nefs, S. V.; Riffeser, A.; Steele, P., 2013, A&A, 560, 92, “Searching for transits in the WTS with difference imaging light curves”

Kovács, G; Hodgkin, S; Sipocz, B; Pinfield, D; Barrado, D; Birkby, J.; Cappetta, M; Cruz, P; Koppenhoefer, J;Martín, E L.; Murgas, F; Nefs, B; Saglia, R; Zendejas, J, 2013, MNRAS, 433,889, “A sensitivity analysis of the WFCAM Transit Survey for short-period giant planets around M dwarfs”

de Kok, R. J.; Brogi, M.; Snellen, I. A. G.; Birkby, J.; Albrecht, S.; de Mooij, E. J. W., 2013, A&A, 554, A82, “Detection of carbon monoxide in the high-resolution day-side spectrum of the exoplanet HD 189733b”

Brogi, M.; Snellen, I. A. G.; de Kok, R. J.; Albrecht, S.; Birkby, J. L.; de Mooij, E. J. W., 2013, ApJ, 767, 27, “Detection of Molecular Absorption in the Dayside of Exoplanet 51 Pegasi b?”

Snellen, I. A. G.; de Kok, R. J.; le Poole, R.; Brogi, M.; Birkby, J., 2013, ApJ, 764, 182, “Finding Extraterrestrial Life Using Ground-based High-dispersion Spectroscopy”

Nefs, S. V.; Birkby, J. L.; Snellen, I. A. G.; Hodgkin, S. T.; Sipocz, B. M.; Kovács, G.; Mislis, D.; Pinfield, D. J.; Martín, E. L., 2013, MNRAS, 431, 3240, “A highly unequal-mass eclipsing M-dwarf binary in the WFCAM Transit Survey”

Goulding, N. T.; Barnes, J. R.; Pinfield, D. J.; Kovács, G.; Birkby, J.; Hodgkin, S.; Catalán, S.; Sipocz, B.; Jones, H. R. A.; Del Burgo, C.; Jeffers, S. V.; Nefs, S.;Gálvez-Ortiz, M. C.; Martín, E. L., 2012, MNRAS, 427, 3358, “J-band variability of M dwarfs in the WFCAM Transit Survey”

Cappetta, M.; Saglia, R. P.; Birkby, J. L.; Koppenhoefer, J.; Pinfield, D. J.; Hodgkin, S. T.; Cruz, P.; Kovács, G.; Sipocz, B.; Barrado, D.; Nefs, B.; Pavlenko, Y. V.;Fossati, L.; del Burgo, C.; Martín, E. L.; Snellen, I.; Barnes, J.; Bayo, A.; Campbell, D. A.; Catalan, S.; Gálvez-Ortiz, M. C.; Goulding, N.; Haswell, C.; Ivanyuk, O.;Jones, H. R.; Kuznetsov, M.; Lodieu, N.; Marocco, F.; Mislis, D.; Murgas, F.; Napiwotzki, R.; Palle, E.; Pollacco, D.; Sarro Baro, L.; Solano, E.; Steele, P.; Stoev, H.;Tata, R.; Zendejas, J., 2012, MNRAS, 427, 1877, “The first planet detected in the WTS: an inflated hot Jupiter in a 3.35 d orbit around a late F star”

Nefs, S. V.; Birkby, J. L.; Snellen, I. A. G.; Hodgkin, S. T.; Pinfield, D. J.; Sipocz, B.; Kovacs, G.; Mislis, D.; Saglia, R. P.; Koppenhoefer, J.; Cruz, P.; Barrado, D.;Martín, E. L.; Goulding, N.; Stoev, H.; Zendejas, J.; del Burgo, C.; Cappetta, M.; Pavlenko, Y. V., 2012, MNRAS, 425, 950, “Four ultra-short-period eclipsing M-dwarf binaries in the WFCAM Transit Survey”

Brogi, M; Snellen, I A. G.; de Kok, R J.; Albrecht, S; Birkby, Jayne; de Mooij, E J. W., 2012, Nature, 486, 7404, “The signature of orbital motion from the dayside of the planet τ Boötis b”

Miszalski, Brent; Parker, Q. A.; Acker, A.; Birkby, J. L.; Frew, D. J.; Kovacevic, A., 2008, MNRAS, 384, 525, “MASH-II: more planetary nebulae from the AAO/UKST Hα survey”

SELECTED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND PERIODICALS

Birkby, J. L.; de Kok, R. J.; Brogi, M.; Snellen, I. A. G.; Schwarz, H.; de Mooij, E. J. W.; Albrecht, S.; 2013, The ESO Messenger, Dec 2013, no. 154, “Characterising Exoplanet Atmospheres with High-resolution Spectroscopy”

Birkby, J. L.; Cappetta, M.; Cruz, P.; Koppenhoefer, J.; Ivanyuk, O.; Mustill, A.; Hodgkin, S. T.; Pinfield, D. J.; Sipocz, B.; Kovács, G.; Saglia, R.; Pavlenko, Y.; RoPACS Collaboration, 2013, Hot Planets and Cool Stars, Garching, Germany, Edited by Roberto Saglia; EPJ Web of Conferences, Volume 47, id.01004, “WTS-2 b: Too close for comfort?”

Birkby, Jayne; Snellen, I.; de Mooij, E.; Koppenhofer, J.; Nefs, B.; Albrecht, S.; Skillen, I.; Burrows, A., 2011, American Astronomical Society, ESS meeting 2, 12.03, “Observations of Optical Secondary Eclipses of Transiting Hot Jupiters with the GTC”

Birkby, J.; Hodgkin, S.; Pinfield, D.; WTS Consortium, 2011, 16th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun. ASP Conference Series, Vol. 448, 803 “The WFCAM Transit Survey: A Search for Rocky Planets Around Cool Stars”

Pascucci, I.; Laughlin, G.; Gaudi, B. S.; Kennedy, G.; Luhman, K.; Mohanty, S.; Birkby, J.; Ercolano, B.; Plavchan, P.; Skemer, A., 2011, 16th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun. ASP Conference Series, Vol. 448, 469, “Planet Formation Around M-dwarf Stars: From Young Disks to Planets”

Birkby, J.; Hodgkin, S.; Pinfield, D.; The WTS Consortium; RoPACS Initial Training Network Members, 2010, UKIRT Newsletter, no. 27, 29, “The WFCAM Transit Survey”

Birkby, J. L.; Hodgkin, S. T.; Aigrain, S.; Irwin, J., 2009, Proceedings of the 15th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and the Sun. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1094, 832, “The Monitor Project: a search for low mass EBs in the young open cluster M50”

Birkby, Jayne; Parker, Quentin; Miszalski, Brent; Acker, Agnes; Frew, David, 2007, Anglo-Australian Observatory Newsletter, No. 111, February 207, 22, “Examples of new evolved planetary nebular from the SuperCOSMOS H-alpha survey”