Karen Pollard

Associate Professor and DeanKaren Pollard

Director of The University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory
West 620
Internal Phone: 95816

Qualifications, Memberships & Awards

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., Udalski A., Han C., Bond IA., Beaulieu JP., Skowron J., Gaudi BS., Koshimoto N., Abe F. and Asakura Y. (2018) The First Planetary Microlensing Event with Two Microlensed Source Stars. Astronomical Journal 155(3) http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/aaadfa.
  • Brunsden E., Pollard KR., Wright DJ., De Cat P. and Cottrell PL. (2018) Frequency and mode identification of γ Doradus from photometric and spectroscopic observations. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 475(3): 3813-3822. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty034.
  • Pollard KR., Barnes SI., Persson SI. and Tobin W. (2017) Two families of comets falling onto Beta PIctoris. Coyhaique, Chile: Astrobiology 2017, 27 Nov-1 Dec 2017
  • 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.
  • Damineli A., Teodoro M., Richardson ND., Gull TR., Corcoran MF., Hamaguchi K., Groh JH., Weigelt G., Hillier DJ. and Russell C. (2016) The wind-wind collision hole in eta Car. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union 12(S329): 186-190. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1743921317002630.