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Associate Professor and DeanKaren Pollard

Associate Professor
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

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Teodoro M., Damineli A., Richardson N., Moffat AFJ., St-Jean L., Russell C., Gull TR., Madura T., Pollard KR. and Walter FM. (2016) Unveiling the nature of the He II λ4686 periodic minima in η Carinae.. Kissimmee, FL, USA: American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #227, 4-8 Jan 2016