Peter Cottrell

Peter Cottrell

Rutherford 808
Internal Phone: 6532

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Research interests include:- Spectroscopic and photometric analyses of stars, including a range of pulsating stars: Cepheid variables; R Coronae Borealis stars; RV Tauri stars; post-AGB stars; Extreme He and other rapidly pulsating stars.- Abundances, particularly s-process elements, in late type stars.- Astronomical instrumentation developments for Mt John Observatory and the Southern African Large Telescope: Adaptive Optics and SCIDAR measurements at Mt John; High Resolution Spectrograph (SALT HRS) design for SALT.

Recent Publications

  • Brunsden E., Pollard KR., Cottrell PL., Uytterhoeven K., Wright DJ. and De Cat P. (2015) The classification of frequencies in the γ doradus/δ scuti hybrid star HD 49434. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 447(3): 2970-2980. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu2615.
  • Davie MW., Pollard KR., Cottrell PL., Brunsden E., Wright DJ. and De Cat P. (2015) Spectroscopic Pulsational Frequency and Mode Determination of the γ Doradus Star HD 189631. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/pasa.2014.20.
  • Sódor A., De Cat P., Wright DJ., Neiner C., Briquet M., Lampens P., Dukes RJ., Henry GW., Williamson MH. and Brunsden E. (2014) Extensive study of HD 25558, a long-period double-lined binary with two SPB components. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 438(4): 3535-3556. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stt2466.
  • Brunsden E., Pollard KR., Cottrell PL., Wright DJ. and De Cat P. (2012) Spectroscopic pulsational frequency identification and mode determination of γ Doradus star HD12901. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 427(3): 2512-2522. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.22125.x.
  • Brunsden E., Pollard KR., Cottrell PL., Wright DJ., De Cat P. and Kilmartin PM. (2012) Spectroscopic pulsational frequency identification and mode determination of γ Doradus star HD135825. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 422(4): 3535-3545. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20861.x.