Dr Belinda Nicholson


Dr Belinda Nicholson
NameDr Belinda Nicholson
Email Addressbelinda.nicholson@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleVice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow For Women In STEMM
QualificationsBSc Melb, MSc Melb, PhD USQ
DepartmentSchool of Mathematics, Physics and Computing
AffiliationsCentre for Astrophysics
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1360-4404
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BSc
Melb
2011
MSc
Melb
2013
PhD
USQ
2019

A hidden population of massive white dwarfs: two spotted K + WD binaries

Rowan, Dominick M, Jayasinghe, Tharindu, Tucker, Michael A., Lam, Casey Y., Thompson, Todd A., Kochanek, Christopher S., Abrams, Natasha S., Fulton, Benjamin J., Ilyin, Ilya, Isaacson, Howard, Lu, Jessica R., Martin, David V. and Nicholson, Belinda. 2024. "A hidden population of massive white dwarfs: two spotted K + WD binaries." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 529, pp. 587-603. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stae517

Giant Outer Transiting Exoplanet Mass (GOT 'EM) Survey. III. Recovery and Confirmation of a Temperate, Mildly Eccentric, Single-transit Jupiter Orbiting TOI-2010

Mann, Christopher R., Dalba, Paul A., Lafrenière, David, Fulton, Benjamin J., Hebrard, Guillaume, Boisse, Isabelle, Dalal, Shweta, Deleuil, Magali, Delfosse, Xavier, Demangeon, Olivier, Forveille, Thierry, Heidari, Neda, Kiefer, Flavien, Martioli, Eder, Moutou, Claire, Endl, Michael, Cochran, William D., MacQueen, Phillip, Marchis, Franck, ..., Ting, Eric B.. 2023. "Giant Outer Transiting Exoplanet Mass (GOT 'EM) Survey. III. Recovery and Confirmation of a Temperate, Mildly Eccentric, Single-transit Jupiter Orbiting TOI-2010 ." The Astronomical Journal. 166 (6). https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/ad00bc

A hot mini-Neptune and a temperate, highly eccentric sub-Saturn around the bright K-dwarf TOI-2134

Rescigno, F., Hebrard, G., Vanderburg, A. W., Mann, A.W., Mortier, A., Morrell, S., Buchhave, L. A., Collins, K. A., Mann, C. R., Hellier, C., Haywood, R. D., West, R., Stalport, M., Heidari, N., Anderson, D., Huang, C. X., Lopez-Morales, M., Cortés-Zuleta, P., Lewis, H.M., ..., Fores-Toribio, R.. 2024. "A hot mini-Neptune and a temperate, highly eccentric sub-Saturn around the bright K-dwarf TOI-2134." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 527, pp. 5385-5407. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stad3255

Sub-m s-1upper limits from a deep HARPS-N radial-velocity search for planets orbiting HD 166620 and HD 144579

John, A. Anna, Collier Cameron, A., Faria, J. P., Mortier, A., Wilson, T. G., Malavolta, L., Buchhave, L. A., Dumusque, X., Lopez-Morales, M., Haywood, R. D., Rice, K., Sozzetti, A., Latham, D. W., Udry, S., Pepe, F., Pinamonti, M., Vanderburg, A., Ghedina, A., Cosentino, R., ..., Poretti, E.. 2023. "Sub-m s-1upper limits from a deep HARPS-N radial-velocity search for planets orbiting HD 166620 and HD 144579." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 525 (2), pp. 1687-1704. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stad2381

Revisiting K2-233 spectroscopic time-series with multidimensional Gaussian processes

Barragan, Oscar, Gillen, Edward, Aigrain, Suzanne, Meech, Annabella, Klein, Baptiste, Nielsen, Louise Dyregaard, Yu, Haochuan, O'Sullivan, Niamh K., Nicholson, Belinda A. and Lillo-Box, Jorge. 2023. "Revisiting K2-233 spectroscopic time-series with multidimensional Gaussian processes." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 522 (3), pp. 3458-3471. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stad1139

HARPS radial velocity search for planets in the Scorpius-Centaurus association: A combination with the HARPS and SOPHIE young nearby stars (YNS) surveys

Grandjean, A., Lagrange, A.M., Meunier, N., Chauvin, G., Borgniet, S., Desidera, S., Galland, F., Kiefer, F., Messina, S., Iglesias, D., Nicholson, B., Pantoja, B., Rubini, P., Sedaghati, E., Sterzik, M. and Zicher, N.. 2023. "HARPS radial velocity search for planets in the Scorpius-Centaurus association: A combination with the HARPS and SOPHIE young nearby stars (YNS) surveys." Astronomy and Astrophysics: a European journal. 669. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/202141235

Quasi-periodic Gaussian processes for stellar activity: From physical to kernel parameters

Nicholson, B. A. and Aigrain, S. 2022. "Quasi-periodic Gaussian processes for stellar activity: From physical to kernel parameters." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 515 (4), pp. 5251-5266. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stac2097

One year of AU Mic with HARPS - II. Stellar activity and star-planet interaction

Klein, Baptiste, Zicher, Norbert, Kavanagh, Robert D., Nielsen, Louise D, Aigrain, Suzanne, Vidotto, Aline A., Barragan, Oscar, Strugarek, Antoine, Nicholson, Belinda, Donati, Jean-Francois and Bouvier, Jerome. 2022. "One year of AU Mic with HARPS - II. Stellar activity and star-planet interaction." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 512 (4), pp. 5067-5084. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stac761

One year of AU Mic with HARPS: I-measuring the masses of the two transiting planets

Zicher, Norbert, Barragan, Oscar, Klein, Baptiste, Aigrain, Suzanne, Owen, James E., Gandolfi, Davide, Lagrange, Anne-Marie, Serrano, Luisa Maria, Kaye, Laurel, Nielsen, Louise Dyregaard, Rajpaul, Vinesh Maguire, Grandjean, Antoine, Goffo, Elisa and Nicholson, Belinda. 2022. "One year of AU Mic with HARPS: I-measuring the masses of the two transiting planets." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 512 (2), pp. 3060-3078. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stac614

The Youngest Planet to Have a Spin-Orbit Alignment Measurement AU Mic b

Addison, Brett C., Horner, Jonathan, Wittenmyer, Robert A., Heitzmann, Alexis, Plavchan, Peter, Wright, Duncan J., Nicholson, Belinda A., Marshall, Jonathan P., Clark, Jake T., Gunther, Maximilian N., Kane, Stephen R., Hirano, Teruyuki, Wang, Songhu, Kielkopf, John, Shporer, Avi, Tinney, C. G., Zhang, Hui, Ballard, Sarah, Bedding, Timothy, ..., Wang, Xian-Yu. 2021. "The Youngest Planet to Have a Spin-Orbit Alignment Measurement AU Mic b." The Astronomical Journal. 162 (4), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/ac1685

The surface magnetic activity of the weak-line T Tauri stars TWA 7 and TWA 25

Nicholson, B. A., Hussain, G., Donati, J.-F., Wright, D., Folsom, C.P., Wittenmyer, R., Okumura, J. and Carter, B.D.. 2021. "The surface magnetic activity of the weak-line T Tauri stars TWA 7 and TWA 25." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 504 (2), pp. 2461-2473. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stab879

Planet Hunters TESS III: two transiting planets around the bright G dwarf HD 152843

Eisner, N. L., Nicholson, B. A., Barragan, O., Aigrain, S., Lintott, C., Kaye, L., Klein, B., Miller, G., Taylor, J., Zicher, N., Buchhave, L. A., Caldwell, D. A., Horner, J., Llama, J., Mortier, A., Rajpaul, V. M., Stassun, K., Sporer, A., Tkachenko, A., ..., Wilson, G. M.. 2021. "Planet Hunters TESS III: two transiting planets around the bright G dwarf HD 152843." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 505 (2), pp. 1827-1840. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stab1253

TOI-257b (HD 19916b): a warm sub-saturn orbiting an evolved F-type star

Addison, Brett C., Wright, Duncan J., Nicholson, Belinda A., Cale, Bryson, Mocnik, Teo, Huber, Daniel, Plavchan, Peter, Wittenmyer, Robert A., Vanderburg, Andrew, Chaplin, William J., Chontos, Ashley, Clark, Jake T., Eastman, Jason D., Ziegler, Carl, Brahm, Rafael, Carter, Bradley D., Clerte, Mathieu, Espinoza, Nestor, Horner, Jonathan, ..., Themeßl, Nathalie. 2021. "TOI-257b (HD 19916b): a warm sub-saturn orbiting an evolved F-type star." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 502 (3), pp. 3704-3722. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa3960

Supernova Hunters Discovery of 24 Optical Transients with Pan-STARRS

Fulton, M., Smith, K. W., Wright, D. E., Simmons, B., Krawczyk, C., Huber, M., Srivastav, S., Lintott, C., Nicholson, B., Miller, G., Galbany, L., Smartt, S. J., Chambers, K. C., Ince, Robin, Burton, Trent, Burton, Melinda, Gostling, Joanna, McBrien, O. R., Young, D. R., ..., Wals, Jennifer S. 2020. "Supernova Hunters Discovery of 24 Optical Transients with Pan-STARRS." Transient Name Server AstroNote.

Planet Hunters TESS II: findings from the first two years of TESS

Eisner, N. L., Barragan, O., Lintott, C., Aigrain, S., Nicholson, B., Boyajian, T. S., Howells, S., Johnston, C., Lakeland, B., Miller, G., McMaster, A., Parviainen, H., Safron, E. J., Schwamb, M. E., Trouille, L., Vaughan, S., Zicher, N., Allen, C., Allen, S., ..., Hoffman, T.. 2021. "Planet Hunters TESS II: findings from the first two years of TESS." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 501 (4), pp. 4669-4690. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa3739

MINERVA-Australis. I. Design, Commissioning, and First Photometric Results

Addison, Brett, Wright, Duncan J., Wittenmyer, Robert A., Horner, Jonathan, Mengel, Matthew W., Johns, Daniel, Marti, Connor, Nicholson, Belinda, Okumura, Jack, Bowler, Brendan, Crossfield, Ian, Kane, Stephen R., Kielkopf, John, Plavchan, Peter, Tinney, C.G., Zhang, Hui, Clark, Jake T., Clerte, Mathieu, Eastman, Jason D., ..., Carter, Bradley D.. 2019. "MINERVA-Australis. I. Design, Commissioning, and First Photometric Results." Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 131 (1005), pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1088/1538-3873/ab03aa

The surface magnetic activity of the weak-line T Tauri stars TWA 9Aand V1095 Sco

Nicholson, B. A., Hussain, G. A. J., Donati, J.-F., Folsom, C. P., Mengel, M., Carter, B. D. and Wright, D.. 2018. "The surface magnetic activity of the weak-line T Tauri stars TWA 9Aand V1095 Sco." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 480 (2), pp. 1754-1766. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty1965

The magnetic activity, winds and planets of young, cool stars

Nicholson, Belinda A.. 2018. The magnetic activity, winds and planets of young, cool stars. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/5f643970ce22a

The gender balance of the Australian space research community: a snapshot from the 16th ASRC, 2016

Horner, Jonathan, Nicholson, Belinda, Cairns, Ann, Short, Wayne and Gorman, Alice. 2017. "The gender balance of the Australian space research community: a snapshot from the 16th ASRC, 2016." Short, Wayne and Cairns, Iver (ed.) 16th Australian Space Research Conference (ASRC 2016). Melbourne, Australia 26 - 28 Sep 2016 Sydney, Australia.

The "+" for CRIRES: enabling better science at infrared wavelength and high spectral resolution at the ESO VLT

Dorn, Reinhold J, Follert, Roman, Bristow, Paul, Cumani, Claudio, Eschbaumer, Siegfried, Grunhut, Jason, Haimerl, Andreas, Hatzes, Artie, Heiter, Ulrike, Hinterschuster, Renate, Ives, Derek J, Jung, Yves, Kerber, Florian, Klein, Barbara, Lavaila, Alexis, Lizon, Jean Louis, Löwinger, Tom, Molina-Condea, Ignacio, Nicholson, Belinda, ..., Tordo, Sebastien. 2016. "The "+" for CRIRES: enabling better science at infrared wavelength and high spectral resolution at the ESO VLT ." Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV. Edinburgh, United Kingdom 26 Jun - 01 Jul 2016 United States. SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232837

Characterizing the cross dispersion reflection gratings of CRIRES+

Follert, Roman, Taubert, Dieter, Hollandt, Joerg, Monte, Christian, Oliva, Ernesto, Seemann, Ulf, Loewinger, Tom, Anwand-Heerwart, Heiko, Schmidt, Christof, Dorn, Reinhold J., Bristow, Paul, Hatzes, Artie, Reiners, Ansgar, Piskunov, Nikolai, Heiter, Ulrike, Stempels, Eric, Marquart, Thomas, Lavail, Alexis, Cumani, Claudio, ..., Tordo, Sebastien. 2016. "Characterizing the cross dispersion reflection gratings of CRIRES+." SPIE - Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy. United States. SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232569

Temporal variability of the wind from the star τ Boötis

Nicholson, B. A., Vidotto, A. A., Mengel, M., Brookshaw, L., Carter, B., Petit, P., Marsden, S. C., Jeffers, S. V. and Fares, R.. 2016. "Temporal variability of the wind from the star τ Boötis." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 459 (2), pp. 1907-1915. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw731

Winds of planet hosting stars

Nicholson, B. A., Mengel, M. W., Brookshaw, L., Vidotto, A. A., Carter, B. D., Marsden, S. C., Soutter, J., Waite, I. A. and Horner, J.. 2015. "Winds of planet hosting stars." Short, Wayne and Cairns, Iver (ed.) 14th Australian Space Research Conference (ASRC 2014). Adelaide, Australia 29 Sep - 01 Oct 2014 Sydney, Australia.