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Prof Ray Sharples, BSc, PhD, FRAS, CPhys, MInstP

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Professor in the Department of Physics
Telephone: 43719 / 44819
Room number: ocw031 / Netpark

(email at r.m.sharples@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Responsibilities within department

Director of Research

Director, Centre for Advanced Instrumentation

Teaching activity

L4 Projects

Postgraduate lectures:

Stellar Structure & Evolution

Research interests

I am the Director of the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation which develops advanced instrumentation for large ground- and space-based telescopes, with spinoffs into imaging for the life sciences, fusion diagnostics and remote sensing. I am also a member of the Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics. My technical interests are in infrared integral field spectroscopy, adaptive optics, fusion diagnostics and hyperspectral remote sensing. On the observational astronomy side I work on extragalactic globular cluster systems as probes of galaxy formation theories and on the evolution of galaxies in clusters and the field. I am the Principal Investigator for KMOS, a £15M multi-object, near-infrared, integral field spectrometer constructed for the 8.2m ESO Very Large Telescope in Chile, and for SALT-HRS, a high-resolution echelle spectrograph for the 11m diameter South African Large Telescope. I am currently supervising 6 PhD students and 1 MSc student working in fusion science & technology and astronomy.

Research Groups

Department of Physics

  • Centre for Advanced Instrumentation
  • Centre for Advanced Instrumentation

Research Interests

  • Astronomical instrumentation
  • Fusion diagnostics
  • Observational cosmology
  • Remote sensing

Publications

Authored book

  • Sharples, Ray, Gray, Peter and Hatzidimitriou, Despina (1991). Autofib Manual.
  • Gray, Peter & Sharples, Ray (1985). AAO fibre system.

Chapter in book

  • Gardner, JP, Sharples, RM, Frenk, CS & Carrasco, BE (1998). The K-band luminosity function of galaxies. In New Horizons from Multi-Wavelength Sky Surveys Proceedings of the 179th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Baltimore, U.S.A., August 26–30, 1996. Brian J. McLean, Daniel A. Golombek, Jeffrey J. E. Hayes & Harry E. Payne 278-280.

Journal Article

  • Swinbank, M., Harrison, C., Trayford, J., Schaller, M., Smail, I., Schaye, J., Theuns, T., Smit, R., Alexander, D., Bacon, R., Bower, R., Contini, T., Crain, R., de Breuck, C., Decarli, R., Epinat, B., Fumagalli, M., Furlong, M., Galametz, A., Johnson, H.L., Lagos, C., Richard, J., Vernet, J., Sharples, R., Sobral, D. & Stott, J.P. (2017). Angular momentum evolution of galaxies over the past 10 Gyr: a MUSE and KMOS dynamical survey of 400 star-forming galaxies from z = 0.3 to 1.7. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 467(3): 3140-3159.
  • Kirk, A., Adamek, J., Akers, R., Allan, S., Appel, L., Arese Lucini, F., Barnes, M., Barrett, T., Ben Ayed, N., Boeglin, W., Bradley, J., Browning, P., Brunner, J., Cahyna, P., Carr, M., Casson, F., Cecconello, M., Challis, C., Chapman, I., Chapman, S., Conroy, S., Conway, N., Cooper, W., Cox, M., Crocker, N., Crowley, B., Cardnell, S., Chorley, J., Cunningham, G., Danilov, A., Darrow, D., Dendy, R., Dickinson, D., Dorland, W., Dudson, B., Easy, L., Elmore, S., Evans, M., Farley, T., Fedorczak, N., Field, A., Fitzgerald, I., Fox, M., Freethy, S., Garzotti, L., Ghim, Y., Gi, K., Gorelenkova, M., Gracias, W., Gurl, C., Guttenfelder, W., Ham, C., Harting, D., Havlickova, E., Hawkes, N., Hender, T., Henderson, S., Hillesheim, J., Hnat, B., Horacek, J., Howard, J., Howell, D., Dunai, D., Fishpool, G., Gibson, K., Harrison, J., Highcock, E., Huang, B., Inomoto, M., Imazawa, R., Jones, O., Kadowaki, K., Kaye, S., Keeling, D., Kocan, M., Kogan, L., Komm, M., Lai, W., Leddy, J., Leggate, H., Imada, K., Klimek, I., Hollocombe, J., Lipschultz, B., Lisgo, S., Liu, Y., Lloyd, B., Lomanowski, B., Lukin, V., Maddison, G., Madsen, J., Mailloux, J., Martin, R., McArdle, G., Lupelli, I., McClements, K., McMillan, B., Meakins, A., Meyer, H., Michael, C., Militello, F., Milnes, J., Motojima, G., Muir, D., Naylor, G., Nielsen, A., O'Brien, M., O'Mullane, M., Olsen, J., Omotani, J., Ono, Y., Pamela, S., Morris, A., O'Gorman, T., Pangione, L., Parra, F., Patel, A., Peebles, W., Perez, R., Pinches, S., Piron, L., Price, M., Reinke, M., Ricci, P., Riva, F., Roach, C., Romanelli, M., Ryan, D., Saarelma, S., Saveliev, A., Scannell, R., Schekochihin, A., Sharapov, S., Sharples, R., Shevchenko, V., Shinohara, K., Silburn, S., Simpson, J., Stanier, A., Storrs, J., Summers, H., Takase, Y., Tamain, P., Tanabe, H., Tanaka, H., Tani, K., Taylor, D., Thomas, D., Thomas-Davies, N., Thornton, A., Turnyanskiy, M., Valovic, M., Vann, R., Van Wyk, F., Walkden, N., Watanabe, T., Wilson, H., Wischmeier, M., Yamada, T., Young, J., Zoletnik, S., the MAST Team & the EUROfusion MST1 Team (2017). Overview of recent physics results from MAST. Nuclear Fusion 57(10): 102007.
  • Turner, O.J., Cirasuolo, M., Harrison, C.M., McLure, R.J., Dunlop, J.S., Swinbank, A.M., Johnson, H.L., Sobral, D., Matthee, J. & Sharples, R.M. (2017). The KMOS Deep Survey (KDS) I: dynamical measurements of typical star-forming galaxies at z $\simeq$ 3.5. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Harrison, C.M., Johnson, H.L., Swinbank, A.M., Stott, J.P., Bower, R.G., Smail, I., Tiley, A.L., Bunker, A.J., Cirasuolo, M., Sobral, D., Sharples, R.M., Best, P., Bureau, M., Jarvis, M.J. & Magdis, G. (2017). The KMOS Redshift One Spectroscopic Survey (KROSS): rotational velocities and angular momentum of z ≈ 0.9 galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 467(2): 1965-1983.
  • Kim, H.-S., Cho, J., Sharples, R.M., Vazdekis, A., Beasley, M.A. & Yoon, S.-J. (2016). A new catalog of homogenised absorption line indices for Milky Way globular clusters from high-resolution integrated spectroscopy. Astrophysical Journal Supplement 227(2): 24.
  • Lovell, Jack, Naylor, Graham, Field, Anthony, Drewelow, Peter & Sharples, Ray (2016). An FPGA-Based Bolometer for the MAST-U Super-X Divertor. Review of Scientific Instruments 87(11): 11E721.
  • Magdis, G.E., Bureau, M., Stott, J.P., Tiley, A., Swinbank, A.M., Bower, R., Bunker, A.J., Jarvis, M., Johnson, H. & Sharples, R. (2016). KROSS: mapping the Hα emission across the star formation sequence at z ≈ 1. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 456(4): 4533-4541.
  • Brunner, K.J., Chorley, J.C., Dipper, N.A., Naylor, G., Sharples, R.M., Taylor, G., Thomas, D.A. & Vann, R.G.L. (2016). Modifications to the synthetic aperture microwave imaging diagnostic. Review of Scientific Instruments 87(11): 11E129.
  • Chan, J.C.C., Beifiori, A., Mendel, J.T., Saglia, R.P., Bender, R., Fossati, M., Galametz, A., Wegner, M., Wilman, D.J., Cappellari, M., Davies, R.L., Houghton, R.C.W., Prichard, L.J., Lewis, I.J., Sharples, R. & Stott, J.P. (2016). Sizes, Colour gradients and Resolved Stellar Mass Distributions for the Massive Cluster Galaxies in XMMUJ2235-2557 at z = 1.39. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 458(3): 3181-3209.
  • Burkert, A., Förster Schreiber, N.M., Genzel, R., Lang, P., Tacconi, L.J., Wisnioski, E., Wuyts, S., Bandara, K., Beifiori, A., Bender, R., Brammer, G., Chan, J., Davies, R., Dekel, A., Fabricius, M., Fossati, M., Kulkarni, S., Lutz, D., Mendel, J.T., Momcheva, I., Nelson, E.J., Naab, T., Renzini, A., Saglia, R., Sharples, R.M., Sternberg, A., Wilman, D. & Wuyts, E. (2016). The Angular Momentum Distribution and Baryon Content of Star-forming Galaxies at z \tilde 1-3. Astrophysical Journal 826(2): 214.
  • Stott, J.P., Swinbank, A.M., Johnson, H.L., Tiley, A., Magdis, G., Bower, R., Bunker, A.J., Bureau, M., Harrison, C.M., Jarvis, M.J., Sharples, R., Smail, I., Sobral, D., Best, P. & Cirasuolo, M. (2016). The KMOS Redshift One Spectroscopic Survey (KROSS): dynamical properties, gas and dark matter fractions of typical z~1 star-forming galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 457(2): 1888-1904.
  • Tiley, A. L., Stott, J. P., Swinbank, A. M., Bureau, M., Harrison, C. M., Bower, R., Johnson, H. L., Bunker, A. J., Jarvis, M. J., Magdis, G., Sharples, R., Smail, I., Sobral, D. & Best, P. (2016). The KMOS Redshift One Spectroscopic Survey (KROSS): the Tully–Fisher relation at z ∼ 1. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 460(1): 103-129.
  • Pota, V., Brodie, J.P., Bridges, T., Strader, J., Romanowsky, A.J., Villaume, A., Jennings, Z., Faifer, F.R., Pastorello, N., Forbes, D.A., Campbell, A., Usher, C., Foster, C., Spitler, L.R., Caldwell, N., Forte, J.C., Norris, M.A., Zepf, S.E., Beasley, M.A., Gebhardt, K., Hanes, D.A., Sharples, R.M. & Arnold, J.A. (2015). A SLUGGS and Gemini/GMOS combined study of the elliptical galaxy M60: wide-field photometry and kinematics of the globular cluster system. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 450(2): 1962-1983.
  • Lomanowski, B.A., Meigs, A.G., Sharples, R.M., Stamp, M., Guillemaut, C. & Contributors, J. (2015). Inferring divertor plasma properties from hydrogen Balmer and Paschen series spectroscopy in JET-ILW. Nuclear Fusion 55(12): 123028.
  • Chapman, I.T., Adamek, J., Akers, R.J., Allan, S., Appel, L., Asunta, O., Barnes, M., Ben Ayed, N., Bigelow, T., Boeglin, W., Bradley, J., Brünner, J., Cahyna, P., Carr, M., Caughman, J., Cecconello, M., Challis, C., Chapman, S., Chorley, J., Colyer, G., Conway, N., Cooper, W.A., Cox, M., Crocker, N., Crowley, B., Cunningham, G., Danilov, A., Darrow, D., Dendy, R., Diallo, A., Dickinson, D., Diem, S., Dorland, W., Dudson, B., Dunai, D., Easy, L., Elmore, S., Field, A., Fishpool, G., Fox, M., Fredrickson, E., Freethy, S., Garzotti, L., Ghim, Y.C., Gibson, K., Graves, J., Gurl, C., Guttenfelder, W., Ham, C., Harrison, J., Harting, D., Havlickova, E., Hawke, J., Hawkes, N., Hender, T., Henderson, S., Highcock, E., Hillesheim, J., Hnat, B., Holgate, J., Horacek, J., Howard, J., Huang, B., Imada, K., Jones, O., Kaye, S., Keeling, D., Kirk, A., Klimek, I., Kocan, M., Leggate, H., Lilley, M., Lipschultz, B., Lisgo, S., Liu, Y.Q., Lloyd, B., Lomanowski, B., Lupelli, I., Maddison, G., Mailloux, J., Martin, R., McArdle, G., McClements, K., McMillan, B., Meakins, A., Meyer, H., Michael, C., Militello, F., Milnes, J., Morris, A.W., Motojima, G., Muir, D., Nardon, E., Naulin, V., Naylor, G., Nielsen, A., O'Brien, M., O'Gorman, T., Ono, Y., Oliver, H., Pamela, S., Pangione, L., Parra, F., Patel, A., Peebles, W., Peng, M., Perez, R., Pinches, S., Piron, L., Podesta, M., Price, M., Reinke, M., Ren, Y., Roach, C., Robinson, J., Romanelli, M., Rozhansky, V., Saarelma, S., Sangaroon, S., Saveliev, A., Scannell, R., Schekochihin, A., Sharapov, S., Sharples, R., Shevchenko, V., Silburn, S., Simpson, J., Storrs, J., Takase, Y., Tanabe, H., Tanaka, H., Taylor, D., Taylor, G., Thomas, D., Thomas-Davies, N., Thornton, A., Turnyanskiy, M., Valovic, M., Vann, R., Walkden, N., Wilson, H., Wyk, L.V., Yamada, T., Zoletnik, S., MAST & MAST Upgrade Teams (2015). Overview of MAST results. Nuclear Fusion 55(10): 104008.
  • Miah, J.A., Sharples, R.M. & Cho, J. (2015). Young star clusters in the interacting galaxies of Hickson Compact Group 90. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 447(4): 3639-3648.
  • Wuyts, E., Kurk, J., Förster Schreiber, N.M., Genzel, R., Wisnioski, E., Bandara, K., Wuyts, S., Beifiori, A., Bender, R., Brammer, G.B., Burkert, A., Buschkamp, P., Carollo, C.M., Chan, J., Davies, R., Eisenhauer, F., Fossati, M., Kulkarni, S.K., Lang, P., Lilly, S.J., Lutz, D., Mancini, C., Mendel, J.T., Momcheva, I.G., Naab, T., Nelson, E.J., Renzini, A., Rosario, D., Saglia, R.P., Seitz, S., Sharples, R.M., Sternberg, A., Tacchella, S., Tacconi, L.J., van Dokkum, P. & Wilman, D.J. (2014). A Consistent Study of Metallicity Evolution at 0.8 < z < 2.6. Astrophysical Journal Letters 789(2): L40.
  • Stott, J.P., Sobral, D., Swinbank, A.M., Smail, I., Bower, R., Best, P.N., Sharples, R.M., Geach, J.E. & Matthee, J. (2014). A relationship between specific star formation rate and metallicity gradient within z ∼ 1 galaxies from KMOS-HiZELS. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 443(3): 2695-2704.
  • Clark, P., Massey, R., Chang, H.L., Galloway, M., Israel, H., Jones, L.L., Li, L., Mandic, M., Morris, T., Netterfield, C.B., Peacock, J., Sharples, R. & Susca, S. (2014). Characterization of a Commercial, Front-Illuminated Interline Transfer CCD Camera for use as a Guide Camera on a Balloon-Borne Telescope. Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation 3(2): 1440003.
  • Silburn, S. A., Harrison, J. R., Howard, J., Gibson, K. J., Meyer, H., Michael, C. A. & Sharples, R.M. (2014). Coherence imaging of scrape-off-layer and divertor impurity flows in the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (invited). Review of Scientific Instruments 85(11): 11D703.
  • Lomanowski, B.A., Meigs, A.G., Conway, N.J., Zastrow, K.-D., Sharples, R.M., Heesterman, P., Kinna, D. & JET EFDA Contributors (2014). Enhanced visible and near-infrared capabilities of the JET mirror-linked divertor spectroscopy systema). Review of Scientific Instruments 85(11): 11E432.
  • Genzel, R., Förster Schreiber, N.M., Rosario, D., Lang, P., Lutz, D., Wisnioski, E., Wuyts, E., Wuyts, S., Bandara, K., Bender, R., Berta, S., Kurk, J., Mendel, J.T., Tacconi, L.J., Wilman, D., Beifiori, A., Brammer, G., Burkert, A., Buschkamp, P., Chan, J., Carollo, C.M., Davies, R., Eisenhauer, F., Fabricius, M., Fossati, M., Kriek, M., Kulkarni, S., Lilly, S.J., Mancini, C., Momcheva, I., Naab, T., Nelson, E.J., Renzini, A., Saglia, R., Sharples, R.M., Sternberg, A., Tacchella, S. & van Dokkum, P. (2014). Evidence for Wide-spread Active Galactic Nucleus-driven Outflows in the Most Massive z \~ 1-2 Star-forming Galaxies. The Astrophysical Journal 796(1): 7.
  • Content, R., Blake, S., Dunlop, C., Nandi, D., Sharples, R., Talbot, G., Shanks, T., Donoghue, D.N.M., Galiatsatos, N. & Luke, P. (2013). New Microslice Technology for Hyperspectral Imaging. Remote Sensing 5(3): 1204-1219.
  • Sobral, D., Swinbank, A.M., Stott, J.P., Matthee, J., Bower, R.G., Smail, I., Best, P., Geach, J.E. & Sharples, R.M. (2013). The dynamics of z = 0.8 Hα-selected star-forming galaxies from KMOS/CF-HiZELS. The Astrophysical Journal 779(2): 139.
  • Davies, R.I., Agudo Berbel, A., Wiezorrek, E., Cirasuolo, M., Förster Schreiber, N.M., Jung, Y., Muschielok, B., Ott, T., Ramsay, S., Schlichter, J., Sharples, R. & Wegner, M. (2013). The software package for astronomical reductions with KMOS: SPARK. Astronomy and astrophysics 558: A56.
  • Huang, B. K., Vann, R. G. L., Freethy, S., Myers, R. M., Naylor, G., Sharples, R. M. & Shevchenko, V. F. (2012). FPGA-based embedded Linux technology in fusion: The MAST microwave imaging system. Fusion Engineering and Design 87(12, SI): 2106-2111.
  • Cho, J., Sharples, R.M., Blakeslee, J.P., Zepf, S.E., Kundu, A., Kim, H.-S. & Yoon, S.-J. (2012). Globular cluster systems of early-type galaxies in low-density environments. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 422(4): 3591-3610.
  • Faifer, F.R., Forte, J.C., Norris, M.A., Bridges, T., Forbes, D.A., Zepf, S.E., Beasley, M., Gebhardt, K., Hanes, D.A. & Sharples, R.M. (2012). Globular clusters in five early-type galaxies (Faifer+, 2011). VizieR Online Data Catalog 741: 60155.
  • den Herder, J.-W., Piro, L., Ohashi, T., Kouveliotou, C., Hartmann, D.H., Kaastra, J.S., Amati, L., Andersen, M.I., Arnaud, M., Attéia, J.-L., Bandler, S., Barbera, M., Barcons, X., Barthelmy, S., Basa, S., Basso, S., Boer, M., Branchini, E., Branduardi-Raymont, G., Borgani, S., Boyarsky, A., Brunetti, G., Budtz-Jorgensen, C., Burrows, D., Butler, N., Campana, S., Caroli, E., Ceballos, M., Christensen, F., Churazov, E., Comastri, A., Colasanti, L., Cole, R., Content, R., Corsi, A., Costantini, E., Conconi, P., Cusumano, G., de Plaa, J., De Rosa, A., Del Santo, M., Di Cosimo, S., De Pasquale, M., Doriese, R., Ettori, S., Evans, P., Ezoe, Y., Ferrari, L., Finger, H., Figueroa-Feliciano, T., Friedrich, P., Fujimoto, R., Furuzawa, A., Fynbo, J., Gatti, F., Galeazzi, M., Gehrels, N., Gendre, B., Ghirlanda, G., Ghisellini, G., Gilfanov, M., Giommi, P., Girardi, M., Grindlay, J., Cocchi, M., Godet, O., Guedel, M., Haardt, F., den Hartog, R., Hepburn, I., Hermsen, W., Hjorth, J., Hoekstra, H., Holland, A., Hornstrup, A., van der Horst, A., Hoshino, A., in't Zand, J., Irwin, K., Ishisaki, Y., Jonker, P., Kitayama, T., Kawahara, H., Kawai, N., Kelley, R., Kilbourne, C., de Korte, P., Kusenko, A., Kuvvetli, I., Labanti, M., Macculi, C., Maiolino, R., Hesse, M.M., Matsushita, K., Mazzotta, P., McCammon, D., Méndez, M., Mignani, R., Mineo, T., Mitsuda, K., Mushotzky, R., Molendi, S., Moscardini, L., Natalucci, L., Nicastro, F., O'Brien, P., Osborne, J., Paerels, F., Page, M., Paltani, S., Pedersen, K., Perinati, E., Ponman, T., Pointecouteau, E., Predehl, P., Porter, S., Rasmussen, A., Rauw, G., Röttgering, H., Roncarelli, M., Rosati, P., Quadrini, E., Ruchayskiy, O., Salvaterra, R., Sasaki, S., Sato, K., Savaglio, S., Schaye, J., Sciortino, S., Shaposhnikov, M., Sharples, R., Shinozaki, K., Spiga, D., Sunyaev, R., Suto, Y., Takei, Y., Tanvir, N., Tashiro, M., Tamura, T., Tawara, Y., Troja, E., Tsujimoto, M., Tsuru, T., Ubertini, P., Ullom, J., Ursino, E., Verbunt, F., van de Voort, F., Viel, M., Wachter, S., Watson, D., Weisskopf, M., Werner, N., White, N., Willingale, R., Wijers, R., Yamasaki, N., Yoshikawa, K. & Zane, S. (2012). ORIGIN: metal creation and evolution from the cosmic dawn. Experimental Astronomy 34: 519-549.
  • Rhodes, J., Dobke, B., Booth, J., Massey, R., Liewer, K., Smith, R., Amara, A., Aldrich, J., Berge, J., Bezawada, N., Brugarolas, P., Clark, P., Dubbeldam, C.M., Ellis, R., Frenk, C., Gallie, A., Heavens, A., Henry, D., Jullo, E., Kitching, T., Lanzi, J., Lilly, S., Lunney, D., Miyazaki, S., Morris, D., Paine, C., Peacock, J., Pellegrino, S., Pittock, R., Pool, P., Refregier, A., Seiffert, M., Sharples, R., Smith, A., Stuchlik, D., Taylor, A., Teplitz, H., Ali Vanderveld, R. & Wu, J. (2012). Space-quality data from balloon-borne telescopes: The High Altitude Lensing Observatory (HALO). Astroparticle Physics 38: 31-40.
  • Norris, M.A., Gebhardt, K., Sharples, R.M., Faifer, F.R., Bridges, T., Forbes, D.A., Forte, J.C., Zepf, S.E., Beasley, M.A., Hanes, D.A., Proctor, R. & Kannappan, S.J. (2012). The globular cluster kinematics and galaxy dark matter content of NGC 3923. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 421(2): 1485-1498.
  • Strader, J., Romanowsky, A.J., Brodie, J.P., Spitler, L.R., Beasley, M.A., Arnold, J.A., Tamura, N., Sharples, R.M. & Arimoto, N. (2012). The M87 globular cluster system (Strader+, 2011). VizieR Online Data Catalog 219: 70033.
  • Faifer, F.R., Forte, J.C., Norris, M.A., Bridges, T., Forbes, D.A., Zepf, S.E., Beasley, M., Gebhardt, K., Hanes, D.A. & Sharples, R.M. (2011). Gemini/GMOS imaging of globular cluster systems in five early-type galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 416(1): 155-177.
  • Peng, E.W., Ferguson, H.C., Goudfrooij, P., Hammer, D., Lucey, J.R., Marzke, R.O., Puzia, T.H., Carter, D., Balcells, M., Bridges, T., Chiboucas, K., del Burgo, C., Graham, A.W., Guzmán, R., Hudson, M.J., Matkovic, A., Merritt, D., Miller, B.W., Mouhcine, M., Phillipps, S., Sharples, R., Smith, R.J., Tully, B. & Verdoes Kleijn, G. (2011). The HST/ACS Coma Cluster Survey. IV. Intergalactic Globular Clusters and the Massive Globular Cluster System at the Core of the Coma Galaxy Cluster. \The Astrophysical Journal 730(1): 23.
  • Strader, J., Romanowsky, A.J., Brodie, J.P., Spitler, L.R., Beasley, M.A., Arnold, J.A., Tamura, N., Sharples, R.M. & Arimoto, N. (2011). Wide-field Precision Kinematics of the M87 Globular Cluster System. Astrophysical Journal Supplement 197(2): 33.
  • Kimura, M, Maihara, T, Iwamuro, F, Akiyama, M, Tamura, N, Dalton, GB, Takato, N, Tait, P, Ohta, K, Eto, S, Mochida, D, Elms, B, Kawate, K, Kurakami, T, Moritani, Y, Noumaru, J, Ohshima, N, Sumiyoshi, M, Yabe, K, Brzeski, J, Farrell, T, Frost, G, Gillingham, PR, Haynes, R, Moore, AM, Muller, R, Smedley, S, Smith, G, Bonfield, DG, Brooks, CB, Holmes, AR, Lake, EC, Lee, H, Lewis, IJ, Froud, TR, Tosh, IA, Woodhouse, GF, Blackburn, C, Content, R, Dipper, N, Murray, G, Sharples, R & Robertson, DJ (2010). Fibre Multi-Object Spectrograph (FMOS) for the Subaru Telescope. Publications Of The Astronomical Society Of Japan 62(5): 1135-1147.
  • Hammer, D, Kleijn, GV, Hoyos, C, den Brok, M, Balcells, M, Ferguson, HC, Goudfrooij, P, Carter, D, Guzman, R, Peletier, RF, Smith, RJ, Graham, AW, Trentham, N, Peng, E, Puzia, TH, Lucey, JR, Jogee, S, Aguerri, AL, Batcheldor, D, Bridges, TJ, Chiboucas, K, Davies, JI, del Burgo, C, Erwin, P, Hornschemeier, A, Hudson, MJ, Huxor, A, Jenkins, L, Karick, A, Khosroshahi, H, Kourkchi, E, Komiyama, Y, Lotz, J, Marzke, RO, Marinova, I, Matkovic, A, Merritt, D, Miller, BW, Miller, NA, Mobasher, B, Mouhcine, M, Okamura, S, Percival, S, Phillipps, S, Poggianti, BM, Price, J, Sharples, RM, Tully, RB & Valentijn, E (2010). THE HST/ACS COMA CLUSTER SURVEY. II. DATA DESCRIPTION AND SOURCE CATALOGS. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 191(1): 143-159.
  • Cimatti, A., Robberto, M., Baugh, C., Beckwith, S.V.W., Content, R., Daddi, E., De Lucia, G., Garilli, B., Guzzo, L., Kauffmann, G., Lehnert, M., Maccagni, D., Martínez-Sansigre, A., Pasian, F., Reid, I.N., Rosati, P., Salvaterra, R., Stiavelli, M., Wang, Y., Zapatero Osorio, M., Balcells, M., Bersanelli, M., Bertoldi, F., Blaizot, J., Bottini, D., Bower, R., Bulgarelli, A., Burgasser, A., Burigana, C., Butler, R.C., Casertano, S., Ciardi, B., Cirasuolo, M., Clampin, M., Cole, S., Comastri, A., Cristiani, S., Cuby, J.-G., Cuttaia, F., de Rosa, A., Sanchez, A.D., di Capua, M., Dunlop, J., Fan, X., Ferrara, A., Finelli, F., Franceschini, A., Franx, M., Franzetti, P., Frenk, C., Gardner, J.P., Gianotti, F., Grange, R., Gruppioni, C., Gruppuso, A., Hammer, F., Hillenbrand, L., Jacobsen, A., Jarvis, M., Kennicutt, R., Kimble, R., Kriek, M., Kurk, J., Kneib, J.-P., Le Fevre, O., Macchetto, D., MacKenty, J., Madau, P., Magliocchetti, M., Maino, D., Mandolesi, N., Masetti, N., McLure, R., Mennella, A., Meyer, M., Mignoli, M., Mobasher, B., Molinari, E., Morgante, G., Morris, S., Nicastro, L., Oliva, E., Padovani, P., Palazzi, E., Paresce, F., Perez Garrido, A., Pian, E., Popa, L., Postman, M., Pozzetti, L., Rayner, J., Rebolo, R., Renzini, A., Röttgering, H., Schinnerer, E., Scodeggio, M., Saisse, M., Shanks, T., Shapley, A., Sharples, R., Shea, H., Silk, J., Smail, I., Spanó, P., Steinacker, J., Stringhetti, L., Szalay, A., Tresse, L., Trifoglio, M., Urry, M., Valenziano, L., Villa, F., Villo Perez, I., Walter, F., Ward, M., White, R., White, S., Wright, E., Wyse, R., Zamorani, G., Zacchei, A., Zeilinger, W.W. & Zerbi, F. (2009). SPACE: the spectroscopic all-sky cosmic explorer. Experimental Astronomy 23(1): 39-66.
  • Guzman, D, Guesalaga, A, Myers, R, Sharples, R, Morris, T, Basden, A, Saunter, C, Dipper, N, Young, L, Rodriguez, L, Reyes, M & Martin, Y (2008). Deformable Mirror Controller for Open-Loop Adaptive Optics - art. no. 70153X. Adaptive Optics Systems, Pts 1-3 7015: X153-X153.
  • Norris, MA, Sharples, RM, Bridges, T, Gebhardt, K, Forbes, DA, Proctor, R, Faifer, FR, Forte, JC, Beasley, MA, Zepf, SE & Hanes, DA (2008). Gemini/GMOS spectroscopy of the spheroid and globular cluster system of NGC 3923. Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society 385(1): 40-52.
  • Carter, D, Goudfrooij, P, Mobasher, B, Ferguson, HC, Puzia, TH, Aguerri, AL, Balcells, M, Batcheldor, D, Bridges, TJ, Davies, JI, Erwin, P, Graham, AW, Guzman, R, Hammer, D, Hornschemeier, A, Hoyos, C, Hudson, MJ, Huxor, A, Jogee, S, Komiyama, Y, Lotz, J, Lucey, JR, Marzke, RO, Merritt, D, Miller, BW, Miller, NA, Mouhcine, M, Okamura, S, Peletier, RF, Phillipps, S, Poggianti, BM, Sharples, RM, Smith, RJ, Trentham, N, Tully, RB, Valentijn, E & Kleijn, GV (2008). The Hubble Space Telescope advanced camera for surveys coma cluster survey. I. Survey objectives and design. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 176(2): 424-437.
  • Benson, AJ, Dzanovic, D, Frenk, CS & Sharples, R (2007). Luminosity and stellar mass functions of discs and spheroids in the SDSS and the supermassive black hole mass function. Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society 379(3): 841-866.
  • Tamura, N, Sharples, RM, Arimoto, N, Onodera, M, Ohta, K & Yamada, Y (2006). A Subaru/Suprime-Cam wide-field survey of globular cluster populations around M87 - I. Observation, data analysis and luminosity function. Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society 373(2): 588-600.
  • Tamura, N, Sharples, RM, Arimoto, N, Onodera, M, Ohta, K & Yamada, Y (2006). A Subaru/Suprime-Cam wide-field survey of globular cluster populations around M87 - II. Colour and spatial distribution. Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society 373(2): 601-612.
  • Tamura, N., Murray, G.J., Luke, P., Blackburn, C., Robertson, D.J., Dipper, N.A., Sharples, R.M. & Allington-Smith, J.R. (2006). Cryogenic tests of volume-phase holographic gratings: results at 100 K. Applied Optics 45(23): 5923-5928.
  • Pierce, M, Beasley, MA, Forbes, DA, Bridges, T, Gebhardt, K, Faifer, FR, Forte, JC, Zepf, SE, Sharples, R, Hanes, DA & Proctor, R (2006). Gemini/GMOS spectra of globular clusters in the Leo group elliptical NGC 3379. Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society 366(4): 1253-1264.
  • Pierce, M, Bridges, T, Forbes, DA, Proctor, R, Beasley, MA, Gebhardt, K, Faifer, FR, Forte, JC, Zepf, SE, Sharples, R & Hanes, DA (2006). Gemini/GMOS spectra of globular clusters in the Virgo giant elliptical NGC 4649. Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society 368(1): 325-334.
  • Norris, MA, Sharples, RM & Kuntschner, H (2006). GMOS spectroscopy of the S0 galaxy NGC 3115. Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society 367(2): 815-824.
  • Sharples, RM (2006). Integral field spectroscopy - Conference summary. New Astronomy Reviews 50(4-5): 443-445.
  • Sharples, R, Bender, R, Bennett, R, Burch, K, Carter, P, Clark, P, Content, R, Davies, R, Davies, R, Dubbeldam, M, Genzel, R, Hess, A, Laidlaw, K, Lehnert, M, Lewis, I, Muschielok, B, Ramsey-Howat, S, Rees, P, Robertson, D, Robson, I, Saglia, R, Tecza, M, Thatte, N, Todd, S, Wall, B & Wegner, M (2006). KMOS: A multi-object deployable-IFU spectrometer for the ESO VLT. New Astronomy Reviews 50(4-5): 370-373.
  • Bridges, T, Gebhardt, K, Sharples, R, Faifer, FR, Forte, JC, Beasley, MA, Zepf, SE, Forbes, DA, Hanes, DA & Pierce, M (2006). The globular cluster kinematics and galaxy dark matter content of NGC 4649 (M60). Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society 373(1): 157-166.
  • Bergond, G, Zepf, SE, Romanowsky, AJ, Sharples, RM & Rhode, KL (2006). Wide-field kinematics of globular clusters in the Leo I group. Astronomy & Astrophysics 448(1): 155-164.
  • Tamura, N., Murray, G.J., Sharples, R.M., Robertson, D.J. & Allington-Smith, J.R. (2005). Measurement of throughput variation across a large format volume-phase holographic grating. Optics Express 13(11): 4125-4133.
  • Forbes, Duncan A., Raul Faifer, Favio, Carlos Forte, Juan, Bridges, Terry, Beasley, Michael A., Gebhardt, Karl, Hanes, David A., & Sharples, Ray and Zepf, Stephen E. (2004). Gemini/GMOS imaging of globular clusters in the Virgo galaxy NGC 4649 (M60). Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 355: 608-616.
  • Zepf, S. E., Bergond, G., Romanowsky, A. J., Rhode, K. L., & and Sharples, R. M. (2004). Some Dynamical Constraints on the Halo of NGC 3379 from Wide-Field Spectroscopy of Its Globular Cluster System. American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts 205.
  • Tamura, N., Murray, G. J., Luke, P., Blackburn, C., Robertson, D. J., Dipper, N. A., Sharples, R. M. & Allington-Smith, J. R. (2003). Cryogenic Tests of Volume-Phase Holographic Gratings: I. Results at 200 K. Experimental Astronomy 15(1): 1-12.
  • Romanowsky, A. J., Douglas, N. G., Kuijken, K., Merrifield, M. R., Arnaboldi, M., Merrett, H., Napolitano, N. R., Capaccioli, M., Freeman, K. C., Bergond, G., Sharples, R. M., Zepf, S. E., & and Rhode, K. L. (2003). Halo Tracers in Nearby Galaxies. American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts 203.
  • Džanović, Dajana, Sharples, R. M., Benson, A. J. and Frenk, & C. S. (2003). Quantitative Study of Galaxy Morphology. Astrophysics and Space Science 285: 73-77.
  • Burke, D. J., Collins, C. A., Sharples, R. M., Romer, A. & K. and Nichol, R. C. (2003). The Southern SHARC catalogue (Burke+, 2003). VizieR Online Data Catalog 734: 11093-.
  • Burke, D. J., Collins, C. A., Sharples, R. M., Romer, A. & K. and Nichol, R. C. (2003). The Southern SHARC catalogue: a ROSAT survey for distant galaxy clusters. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 341: 1093-1108.
  • Beasley, M. A., Baugh, C. M. , Forbes, D. A. Sharples, R. M. & Frenk, C. S. (2002). On the formation of globular cluster systems in a hierarchical universe. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 333(2): 383-399.
  • Beasley, M. A., Hoyle, F. & Sharples, R. M. (2002). Testing stellar population models with star clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 336(1): 168-188.
  • Lewis, I. J., Cannon, R. D., Taylor, K., Glazebrook, K., Bailey, J. A., Baldry, I. K., Barton, J. R., Bridges, T. J., Dalton, G. B., Farrell, T. J., Gray, P. M., Lankshear, A., McCowage, C., Parry, I. R., Sharples, R. M., Shortridge, K., Smith, G. A., Stevenson, J., Straede, J. & O., Waller, L. G., Whittard, J. D., Wilcox, J. K. and Willis, K. C. (2002). The Anglo-Australian Observatory 2dF facility. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 333: 279-299.
  • Benson, A. J., Frenk, C. S. & Sharples, R. M. (2002). The luminosity functions and stellar masses of galactic disks and spheroids. Astrophysical Journal 574(1): 104-113.
  • Kuntschner, H. , Ziegler, B. L. Sharples, R. M. , Worthey, G. & Fricke, K. J. (2002). VLT spectroscopy of NGC 3115 globular clusters. Astronomy & Astrophysics 395(3): 761-777.
  • Sharples, R.M., Allington-Smith, J.R., Buscher, D.F., Content, R., Haynes, R. & Myers, R.M. (2001). Recent developments in spectroscopy. New Astronomy Reviews 45: 77-81.
  • Beasley, M. A., Sharples, R. M., Bridges, T. J., Hanes, D. A., Zepf, S. E., Ashman, K. M. & Geisler, D. (2000). Ages and metallicities of globular clusters in NGC 4472. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 318(4): 1249-1263.
  • Sharples, R. & Murdin, P. (2000). M87: The Massive Galaxy. Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Sharples, R. & Murdin, P. (2000). Spectrographs: Fiber-fed Spectrographs. Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Beasley, M.A. & Sharples, R.M. (2000). Spectroscopy of globular cluster candidates in the Sculptor group galaxies NGC 253 and 55. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 311: 673-682.
  • Doel, A. P., Dunlop, C. N., Buscher, D. F., Myers, R. M., & Sharples, R. M. and Major, J. V. (2000). The MARTINI adaptive optics instrument. New Astronomy 5: 223-233.
  • Terlevich, A.I., Kuntschner, H., Bower, R.G., Caldwell, N. & Sharples, R.M. (1999). Colour-magnitude relations and spectral line strengths in the Coma cluster. Monthly Notices of Royal Astronomical Society 310: 445-452.
  • Haynes, Roger, Lee, David, Allington-Smith, Jeremy, Content, Robert, Dodsworth, George, Lewis, Ian, Sharples, Ray, Turner, James, Webster, John, Done, Christine, Peletier, Reynier, Parry, Ian & Chapman, Scott (1999). Multiple-Object and Integral Field Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Using Fibers. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 111: 1451-1468.
  • Zepf, S. E., Beasley, M. A., Sharples, R. M., Bridges, T. & J., Hanes, D. A., Ashman, K. M. and Giesler, D. (1998). Constraints on the Formation History and Mass Distribution of NGC 4472 from Spectroscopy of 150 of its Globular Clusters. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 30: 1261-.
  • Smail, I., Dressler, A., Couch, W. J., Ellis, R. S., & Oemler, A. Jr., Butcher, H. and Sharples, R. M. (1998). Morphological Types in 10 Distant Rich Clusters (Smail+ 1997). VizieR Online Data Catalog 211: 213-.
  • Barger, A. J., Aragon-Salamanca, A., Smail, I., Ellis, R. S., Couch, W. J., Dressler, A., Oemler, A., Poggianti, B. M. and Sharples, & R. M. (1998). New Constraints on the Luminosity Evolution of Spheroidal Galaxies in Distant Clusters. Astrophysical Journal 501: 522-.
  • Bold, G. T., Barnes, T. H., Gourlay, J., Sharples, R. M., & and Haskell, T. G. (1998). Practical issues for the use of liquid crystal spatial light modulators in adaptive optics. Optics Communications 148: 323-330.
  • Sharples, R. M., Zepf, S. E., Bridges, T. J., Hanes, D. & A., Carter, D., Ashman, K. M. and Geisler, D. (1998). Spectroscopy of Globular Clusters in NGC 4472. Astronomical Journal 115: 2337-2344.
  • Gardner, J. P., Sharples, R. M., Frenk, C. S., Baugh, C. M. & Carrasco, B. E. (1997). A Wide-Field K-band Galaxy Survey: The Color and Surface Brightness Distribution of Nearby Galaxies. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 29(2): 837.
  • Gardner, JP, Sharples, RM, Frenk, CS & Carrasco, BE (1997). A wide-field K-band survey: The luminosity function of galaxies. Astrophysical Journal 480(2): L99-L102.
  • Bridges, T. J., Ashman, K. M., Zepf, S. E., Carter, D., & Hanes, D. A., Sharples, R. M. and Kavelaars, J. J. (1997). Kinematics and metallicities of globular clusters in M104. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 284: 376-384.
  • Collins, C. A., Burke, D. J., Romer, A. K., Sharples, R. & M. and Nichol, R. C. (1997). On the Evolution of X-Ray Clusters at High Redshift. Astrophysical Journal 479: L117-.
  • Burke, D. J., Collins, C. A., Sharples, R. M., Romer, A. & K., Holden, B. P. and Nichol, R. C. (1997). The Southern SHARC Survey: the Z = 0.3--0.7 Cluster X-Ray Luminosity Function 1. Astrophysical Journal 488: L83-.
  • Gardner, J. P., Sharples, R. M., Frenk, C. S., Baugh, C. M. & Carrasco, B. E. (1996). A Wide-Field K-band Galaxy Survey. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 28(4): 1424.
  • Gardner, J. P., Sharples, R. M., Carrasco, B. E. and & Frenk, C. S. (1996). A wide-field K-band survey - I. Galaxy counts in B, V, I and K. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 282: L1-L6.
  • Baugh, C. M., Gardner, J. P., Frenk, C. S. and Sharples, & R. M. (1996). A wide-field K-band survey - II. Galaxy clustering. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 283: L15-L19.
  • Kneib, J.-P., Ellis, R. S., Smail, I., Couch, W. J. and & Sharples, R. M. (1996). Hubble Space Telescope Observations of the Lensing Cluster Abell 2218. Astrophysical Journal 471: 643-.
  • Barger, A. J., Aragon-Salamanca, A., Ellis, R. S., Couch, & W. J., Smail, I. and Sharples, R. M. (1996). The life-cycle of star formation in distant clusters. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 279: 1-24.
  • Love, Gordon D., Andrews, Nigel, Birch, Philip, Buscher, David, Doel, Peter, Dunlop, Colin, Major, John, Myers, Richard, Purvis, Alan, Sharples, Ray, Vick, Andrew, Zadrozny, Andrew, Restaino, Sergio R., & and Glindemann, Andreas (1995). Binary adaptive optics: atmospheric wave-front correction with a half-wave phase shifter. Applied Optics 34: 6058-.
  • Sharples, R. M., Whitelock, P. A. and Feast, M. W. (1995). M giants at high galactic latitudes: an old metal-rich population? Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 272: 139-149.
  • Barger, A. J., Aragon-Salamanca, A., Ellis, R. S., Couch, & W. J., Smail, I. and Sharples, R. M. (1995). The Photometric, Spectroscopic and Morphological Evolution of Starburstin G Galaxies in Distant Clusters. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 27: 1374-.
  • Sharples, R. (1994). Book Review: The hidden universe / Ellis Horwood, 1991. Observatory -Didcot- 114: 190-.
  • Sharples, R., Walker, A. & Cropper, M. (1994). Late-type giants in Baade's window (Sharples+ 1990). VizieR Online Data Catalog 724: 60054-.
  • Lewis, J. R., Walton, N. A., Meikle, W. P. S., Cumming, R. J., Catchpole, R. M., Arevalo, M., Argyle, R. W., Benn, C. R., Bunclark, P. S., Castaneda, H. O., Centurion, M., Clegg, R. E. S., Delgado, A., Dhillon, V. S., Goudfrooij, P., Harlaftis, E. H., Hassall, B. J. M., Helmer, L., Hill, P. W., Jones, D. H. P., King, D. L., Lazaro, C., Lucey, J. R., Martin, E. L., Miller, L., Morrison, L. V., Penny, A. J., Perez, E., Read, M., Rudd, P. J., Rutten, R. G. M., Sharples, R. M., Unger, S. W. and & Vilchez, J. (1994). Optical Observations of Supernova 1993J from La-Palma - Part One - Days 2 TO 125. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 266: L27-.
  • Barger, A. J., Aragón-Salamanca, A., Ellis, R. S., Couch, & W. J., Smail, I. and Sharples, R. M. (1994). Star Formation Cycle in Distant Clusters. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 27: 768-.
  • Zepf, S., Ashman, K., Carter, D., English, J., Freeman, & K. and Sharples, R. (1994). The Formation of Globular Clusters in Galaxy Mergers. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 26: 1431-.
  • Mobasher, B., Sharples, R.M. & Ellis, R.S. (1993). A Complete Galaxy Redshift Survey - Part Five - Infrared Luminosity Functions for Field Galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 263: 560-.
  • Bell, D. Lynden & Sharples, R. (1991). Book Review: Baryonic dark matter / Kluwer, 1990. Observatory -Didcot- 111: 136-.
  • Oegerle, W. R., Fitchett, M. J., Danly, L. and Sharples, & R. (1991). Book-Review - Clusters of Galaxies. Observatory -Didcot- 111: 138-.
  • Sharples, R., Walker, A. & Cropper, M. (1990). Kinematics of the Late M Giants in Baade's Window. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 246: 54-.
  • Staveley-Smith, L., Bland, J., Axon, D. J., Davies, R. D., & and Sharples, R. M. (1990). Michigan 160 - Internal kinematics and the cosmic distance scale. Astrophysical Journal 364: 23-34.
  • Allen, D., Couch, W., Malin, D., Sharples, R. and & McNaught, R. H. (1988). Supernova 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud. International Astronomical Union Circular 4633: 2-.
  • Sharples, R.M., Ellis, R.S. & Gray, P.M. (1988). The structure and dynamics of Abell 2670. I - M/L ratio and orbital anisotropy. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 231: 479-508.
  • Couch, Warrick J. & Sharples, R.M. (1987). A spectroscopic study of three rich galaxy clusters at Z = 0.31. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 229: 423-456.
  • Mobasher, B., Ellis, R.S. & Sharples, R.M. (1986). A complete galaxy redshift sample. IV - Optical and infrared colour-luminosity relations. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 223: 11-37.
  • Wilkinson, A., Sharples, R. M., Fosbury, R. A. E. and & Wallace, P. T. (1986). Erratum - Stellar Dynamics of Centaurus-A. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 220: 799-.
  • Wilkinson, A., Sharples, R. M., Fosbury, R. A. E. and & Wallace, P. T. (1986). Stellar dynamics of CEN A. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 218: 297-329.
  • Sharples, R. M., Ellis, R. S., Couch, W. J. and Gray, P. & M. (1985). Multi-object spectroscopy of the distant cluster AC103. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 212: 687-707.
  • Longmore, A. J., Sharples, R. M., Tokunaga, A. T., Robson, & E. I., Ade, P. A. R., Radostitz, J. and Rudy, R. J. (1984). Continuum emission from the nucleus of NGC 1275. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 209: 373-385.
  • Sharples, R. M., Longmore, A. J., Hawarden, T. G. and & Carter, D. (1984). NGC 7172 - an obscured active nucleus. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 208: 15-24.
  • Sharples, R. M., Carter, D., Hawarden, T. G. and & Longmore, A. J. (1983). Kinematics of elliptical-like galaxies with dust lanes. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 202: 37-52.
  • Wilkinson, A., Fosbury, R. A. E., Wallace, P. T. and & Sharples, R. (1983). Stellar Dynamics of Cen A. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 15: 921-.
  • Longmore, A.J. & Sharples, R.M. (1982). Infrared observations of early-type galaxies with dust-lanes. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 201: 111-119.

Conference Paper

  • Beasley, M. A., Baugh, C. M., Forbes, D. A., Sharples, R. & M. and Frenk, C. S. (2003), Forming Globular Cluster Systems Semi-analytically, Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica Conference Series 17: 140-141.
  • Bridges, Terry,, Beasley, Mike,, Faifer, Favio,, Forbes, Duncan,, Forte, Juan,, Gebhardt, Karl,, Hanes, Dave,, Sharples, Ray & Zepf, Steve (2003), Globular Clusters in Early-Type Galaxies with Gemini/gmos, 6: Extragalactic Globular Clusters and their Host Galaxies, 25th meeting of the IAU, Joint Discussion 6. Sydney, Australia, Sydney.
  • Kuntschner, Harald, Ziegler, Bodo L., Sharples, R. M., & Worthey, Guy and Fricke, Klaus J. (2003), VLT Spectroscopy of NGC 3115 Globular Clusters, Extragalactic Globular Cluster Systems 121-.
  • Morris, Simon, Content, Robert, Sharples, Ray, Bower, Richard, Davies, Roger & Baugh, Carlton (2002), A Million Element Integral Field Unit (MEIFU), Scientific Drivers for ESO Future VLT/VLTI Instrumentation Proceedings of the ESO Workshop held in Garching, Germany, 11-15 June, 2001 ESO Workshop. Garching, Germany, Springer, 99-107.
  • Beasley, M. A., Sharples, R. M., Bridges, T. J., Hanes, D. A., Zepf, S. E., Ashman, K. M. & Geisler, D. (2002), Ages and Metallicities of Globular Clusters in NGC 4472, in Geisler, D. P., Grebel, E. K. & Minniti, D. eds, Proceedings of the symposium of the IAU, 207 207: Extragalactic Star Clusters, 207th IAU Symposium 207. Pucón, Chile, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 318.
  • Beasley, M. A., Baugh, C. M., Forbes, D. A., Sharples, R. & M. and Frenk, C. S. (2002), Forming Globular Cluster Systems Semi-Analytically, Galaxy evolution, theory and observations
  • Bacon, R., Adam, G., Cabrit, S., Combes, F., Davies, R. L., Emsellem, E., Ferruit, P., Franx, M., Gilmore, G., Guiderdoni, B., Lefèvre, O., Morris, S., Pécontal, E., Prieto, E., Sharples, R., van der & Werf, P. and de Zeeuw, P. T. (2002), IGER Bacon R., et al., 1995, A&AS, 113, 347, Scientific Drivers for ESO Future VLT/VLTI Instrumentation Proceedings of the ESO Workshop held in Garching, Germany, 11-15 June, 2001. p. 108 108-.
  • Sharples, R., Morris, S. & Content, R. (2002), MEIFU - A Million Element Integral Field Unit for Deep Ly-α Searches, Next Generation Wide-Field Multi-Object Spectroscopy. ASP Conf. Ser 280: 125-.
  • Wright, Gillian, Ivison, Rob, Hastings, Peter, Wells, Martyn, Sharples, Ray, Allington-Smith, Jeremy & Content, Robert (2002), Multiple Integral Field Spectroscopy, Scientific Drivers for ESO Future VLT/VLTI Instrumentation Proceedings of the ESO Workshop held in Garching, Germany, 11-15 June, 2001 128-.
  • Bridges, T. J., Ashman, K., Beasley, M., Geisler, D., & Hanes, D., Sharples, R. and Zepf, S. (2000), Globular Clusters as Dynamical Probes of the Virgo Giant Elliptical M49, IAU Symposium 201.
  • Freeman, K. C., Arnaboldi, M., Capaccioli, M., Ciardullo, R., Feldmeier, J., Ford, H., Gerhard, O., Kudritzki, R., Jacoby, G., Méndez, & R. H. and Sharples, R. (2000), Intracluster Planetary Nebulae in the Virgo Cluster, ASP Conf. Ser. 197: Dynamics of Galaxies: from the Early Universe to the Present 197: 389-.
  • Burke, D. J., Collins, C. A., Nichol, R. C., Romer, A. K., & Reichart, D. E., Holden, B. P., Castander, F. J. and Sharples, R. M. (1999), Clusters of Galaxies, X-Rays, and Dark Matter, The Identification of Dark Matter 37-.
  • Zadrozny, A., Chang, M. P. J. L., Buscher, D. F., Myers, & R. M., Doel, A. P., Dunlop, C. N., Sharples, R. M. and Arnold, R. L. (1999), First Atmospheric Compensation with a Linearized High-Order Adaptive Mirror-Electra, Astronomy with adaptive optics present results and future programs 459-.
  • Carrasco, B. E., Vazquez, S., Ren, D., Sharples, R. M., & Langarica, R., Lewis, I. J. and Parry, I. R. (1998), Multi-Fiber Spectroscopy at the Observatorio "Guillermo Haro", ASP Conf. Ser. 152: Fiber Optics in Astronomy III 152: 117-.
  • Gardner, J. P., Sharples, R. M., Baugh, C. M., Frenk, C. S. & Carrasco, B. E. (1997), A Wide-Field K-Band Galaxy Survey, in Mamon, Gary Allan, Trinh, Xuan Thuan & Tran, J. Thanh Van eds, Moriond proceedings, 97 17th Moriond Astrophysics Meeting. Les Arcs, Savoie, France, Editions Frontieres, Paris, 415.
  • Sharples, R. M., Gardner, J. P., Frenk, C. S. and & Carrasco, B. E. (1997), The K-band Luminosity Function of Early-Type Galaxies, ASP Conf. Ser. 116: The Nature of Elliptical Galaxies; 2nd Stromlo Symposium 116: 559-.
  • Gardner, J. P., Sharples, R. M., Frenk, C. S. and & Carrasco, B. E. (1997), The K-Band Luminosity Function of Galaxies, American Institute of Physics Conference Series 393: 543-.
  • Burke, D. J., Collins, C. A., Nichol, R. C., Romer, A. K., & Holden, B., Sharples, R. M. and Ulmer, M. P. (1996), A Search for distant X-ray galaxy clusters, Roentgenstrahlung from the Universe 569-570.
  • Doel, P., Buscher, D., Dunlop, C., Sharples, R. and & Andrews, N. (1996), Recent results from the MARTINI III/WHIRCAM infra-red adaptive optics system, Adaptive Optics 69-.
  • Sharples, R.M. (1996), The Butcher-Oemler Effect in Nearby Clusters, IAU Symp. 171: New Light on Galaxy Evolution 171: 199-.
  • Lewis, I. J., Parry, I. R., Sharples, R. M. and Taylor, & K. (1993), Fibre-to-Object Allocation Algorithms for Autofib Type Fibre Positioners, ASP Conf. Ser. 37: Fiber Optics in Astronomy II 37: 249-.
  • Parry, I. R., Sharples, R. M., Lewis, I. J. and Gray, P. & M. (1993), High Precision Fibre Positioning for the Prime Foci of 4-metre class Telescopes, ASP Conf. Ser. 37: Fiber Optics in Astronomy II 37: 36-.
  • Young, P., Sharples, R., Lucey, J. and Staveley-Smith, L. (1993), Improved galaxy cluster distances from an optical Tully-Fisher relation, Cosmic Velocity Fields 601-.
  • Clegg, R. E. S., Devaney, M. N., Doel, A. P., Dunlop, C. & N., Major, J. V., Myers, R. M. and Sharples, R. M. (1993), Morphology & Kinematics of the 'Born-Again' Planetary Abell 78, IAU Symp. 155: Planetary Nebulae 155: 388-.
  • Gray, P. M., Taylor, K., Parry, I. R., Lewis, I. J. and & Sharples, R. M. (1993), The AAT 2dF Project - Current Status, ASP Conf. Ser. 37: Fiber Optics in Astronomy II 37: 145-.
  • Sharples, R. M., Smail, I. R., Ellis, R. S., Couch, W. J., & Fitchett, M. J. and Jørgensen, H. E. (1992), Deep WFC Imaging of the z=0.3 Cluster AC114, Science with the Hubble Space Telescope 119-.
  • Doel, A. P., Dunlop, C. N., Major, J. V., Myers, R. M., & and Sharples, R. M. (1992), MARTINI - A Partial Adaptive System in the Visible; Status and Development, Progress in Telescope and Instrumentation Technologies 523-.
  • Doel, A. P., Dunlop, C. N., Major, J. V., Myers, R. M., & and Sharples, R. M. (1992), MARTINI - Sensing and control system design, Active and adaptive optical components; Proceedings of the Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 24-26, 1991 (A93-39559 15-74), p. 472-478 1543: 472-478.
  • Feast, M.W., Whitelock, P.A. & Sharples, R. (1992), The Galactic Bulge and the Thick Disc, IAU Symp. 149: The Stellar Populations of Galaxies 149: 77-.
  • Doel, A. P., Dunlop, C. N., Major, J. V., Myers, R. M., & and Sharples, R. M. (1991), MARTINI - System operation and astronomical performance, Active and adaptive optical systems; Proceedings of the Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 22-24, 1991 (A93-39451 15-74), p. 319-326 1542: 319-326.
  • Walker, Alistair, Sharples, Ray and Cropper, Mark (1990), Kinematics of the Baade Window late M giants, Workshop on Bulges of Galaxies 99-102.
  • Rose, J., Sharples, R. M., Ellis, R. S. and Bower, R. G. (1989), The stellar content of early-type galaxies in dense environments, NATO ASIC Proc. 264: The Epoch of Galaxy Formation 371-.
  • Sharples, R. (1988), A complete sample of globular clusters in NGC 5128, IAU Symp. 126: The Harlow-Shapley Symposium on Globular Cluster Systems in Galaxies 126: 545-546.
  • Parry, I. & Sharples, R.M. (1988), AUTO FIB Current Status, ASP Conf. Ser. 3: Fiber Optics in Astronomy 3: 93-.
  • Ellis, R. S., Mobasher, B. and Sharples, R. M. (1986), Infrared colour-luminosity relations for field galaxies, NATO ASIC Proc. 180: Galaxy Distances and Deviations from Universal Expansion 81-85.

Conference Proceeding

  • Buscher, D.F. Doel, A.P. Andrews, N. Dunlop, C. , Morris, P.W., Myers, R.M., Sharples, R.M., Vick, A.J.A. Zadrozny, A., Haniff, C.A. & Wilson, R.W. (1996). Novel adaptive optics with the Durham University ELECTRA system.

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