Karen Pollard

Associate Professor and DeanKaren Pollard

Director, Mt John Observatory
Physics 620
Internal Phone: 95816

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Research interests include: - discovering new planets- PLANET: Probing Lensing Anomalies NETwork- the evolutionary status of RV Tauri variables- an investigation of post-AGB stars

Recent Publications

  • Bennett DP., Rhie SH., Udalski A., Gould A., Tsapras Y., Kubas D., Bond IA., Greenhill J., Cassan A. and Rattenbury NJ. (2016) The first circumbinary planet found by microlensing: OGLE-2007-BLG-349L(AB)c. Astronomical Journal 152(5) http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/0004-6256/152/5/125.
  • Jeffery CS; Pollard KR; Guzik J (Ed.) (2016) Proceedings of IAU Focus Meeting 17, Astronomy in Focus, as presented at the IAU XXIX General Assembly, 2015. (Proceedings of IAU Focus Meeting 17, Astronomy in Focus, as presented at the IAU XXIX General Assemb ed.) IAU.
  • Kahraman Aliçavuş F., Niemczura E., De Cat P., Soydugan E., Kołaczkowski Z., Ostrowski J., Telting JH., Uytterhoeven K., Poretti E. and Rainer M. (2016) Spectroscopic survey of γ Doradus stars - I. Comprehensive atmospheric parameters and abundance analysis of γ Doradus stars. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 458(3): 2307-2322. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw393.
  • Pollard KR., Jeffery S., Handler G., Catelan M., Eyer L., Hekker S., Kolenberg K., Mkrtichian., Kepler S. and Stello D. (2016) Triennial Report (2012-2015): the Legacy Issue.Commissioned by International Astronomical Union. 413-427.
  • Teodoro M., Damineli A., Heathcote B., Richardson ND., Moffat AFJ., St-Jean L., Russell C., Gull TR., Madura TI. and Pollard KR. (2016) He II λ4686 EMISSION from the MASSIVE BINARY SYSTEM in η CAR: CONSTRAINTS to the ORBITAL ELEMENTS and the NATURE of the PERIODIC MINIMA. Astrophysical Journal 819(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/819/2/131.