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Dr Leah Morabito

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Member of the Department of Physics

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Research Groups

Department of Physics

Research Interests

  • AGN
  • Galaxy surveys
  • Radio interferometry

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  • Jimenez-Gallardo, Ana, Massaro, Francesco, Paggi, Alessandro, D'Abrusco, Raffaele, Prieto, M. Almudena, Peña-Herazo, Harold A., Berta, Vittoria, Ricci, Federica, Stuardi, Chiara, Wilkes, Belinda J., O'Dea, Christopher P., Baum, Stefi A., Kraft, Ralph P., Froman, William R., Jones, Christine, Mingo, Beatriz, Liuzzo, Elisabetta, Balmaverde, Barbara, Capetti, Alessandro, Missaglia, Valentina Hardcastle, Martin J., Baldi, Ranieri D. & Morabito, Leah K. (2021). Extended X-ray emission around FR II radio galaxies: hotspots, lobes and galaxy clusters. the Astrophysical Journal Supplements
  • Morabito, L. K. & Silk, J. (2021). Reaching small scales with low-frequency imaging: applications to the Dark Ages. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 379(2188): 20190571.
  • Tasse, C., Shimwell, T., Hardcastle, M. J., O'Sullivan, S. P., van Weeren, R., Best, P. N., Bester, L., Hugo, B., Smirnov, O., Sabater, J., Calistro-Rivera, G., de Gasperin, F., Morabito, L. K., Röttgering, H., Williams, W. L., Bonato, M., Bondi, M., Botteon, A., Brüggen, M., Brunetti, G. Chyży, K. T., Garrett, M. A., Gürkan, G., Jarvis, M. J., Kondapally, R., Mandal, S., Prandoni, I., Repetti, A., Retana-Montenegro, E., Schwarz, D. J., Shulevski, A. & Wiaux, Y. (2021). The LOFAR Two Meter Sky Survey: Deep Fields, I -- Direction-dependent calibration and imaging. Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Duncan, K. J., Kondapally, R., Brown, M. J. I., Bonato, M., Best, P. N., Röttgering, H. J. A., Bondi, M., Bowler, R. A. A., Cochrane, R. K., Gürkan, G., Hardcastle, M. J., Jarvis, M. J., Kunert-Bajraszewska, M., Leslie, S. K., Małek, K., Morabito, L. K., O'Sullivan, S. P., Prandoni, I., Sabater, J., Shimwell, T. W. Smith, D. J. B., Wang, L. & Wołowska, A. (2021). The LOFAR Two-metre Sky Survey Deep Fields -- Data Release 1: IV. Photometric redshifts and stellar masses. Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Bonnassieux, Etienne, Edge, Alastair, Morabito, Leah & Bonafede, Annalisa (2020). Decoherence in LOFAR-VLBI beamforming. Astronomy & Astrophysics 637: A51.
  • Delhaize, J, Heywood, I, Prescott, M, Jarvis, M J, Delvecchio, I, Whittam, I H, White, S V, Hardcastle, M J, Hale, C L, Afonso, J, Ao, Y, Brienza, M, Brüggen, M, Collier, J D, Daddi, E, Glowacki, M, Maddox, N, Morabito, L K, Prandoni, I, Randriamanakoto, Z, Sekhar, S, An, Fangxia, Adams, N J, Blyth, S, Bowler, R A A, Leeuw, L, Marchetti, L, Randriamampandry, S M, Thorat, K, Seymour, N, Smirnov, O, Taylor, A R, Tasse, C & Vaccari, M (2020). MIGHTEE: Are giant radio galaxies more common than we thought?. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Mingo, B, Croston, J H, Hardcastle, M J, Best, P N, Duncan, K J, Morganti, R, Rottgering, H J A, Sabater, J, Shimwell, T W, Williams, W L, Brienza, M, Gurkan, G, Mahatma, V H, Morabito, L K, Prandoni, I, Bondi, M, Ineson, J & Mooney, S (2019). Revisiting the Fanaroff–Riley dichotomy and radio-galaxy morphology with the LOFAR Two-Metre Sky Survey (LoTSS). Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 488(2): 2701.
  • de Gasperin, F., Dijkema, T. J., Drabent, A., Mevius, M., Rafferty, D., van Weeren, R., Brüggen, M., Callingham, J. R., Emig, K. L., Heald, G., Intema, H. T., Morabito, L. K., Offringa, A. R., Oonk, R., Orrù, E., Röttgering, H., Sabater, J., Shimwell, T., Shulevski, A. & Williams, W. (2019). Systematic effects in LOFAR data: A unified calibration strategy. Astronomy & Astrophysics 622: A5.
  • Shimwell, T. W., Tasse, C., Hardcastle, M. J., Mechev, A. P., Williams, W. L., Best, P. N., Röttgering, H. J. A., Callingham, J. R., Dijkema, T. J., de Gasperin, F., Hoang, D. N., Hugo, B., Mirmont, M., Oonk, J. B. R., Prandoni, I., Rafferty, D., Sabater, J., Smirnov, O., van Weeren, R. J., White, G. J., Atemkeng, M., Bester, L., Bonnassieux, E., Brüggen, M., Brunetti, G., Chyży, K. T., Cochrane, R., Conway, J. E., Croston, J. H., Danezi, A., Duncan, K., Haverkorn, M., Heald, G. H., Iacobelli, M., Intema, H. T., Jackson, N., Jamrozy, M., Jarvis, M. J., Lakhoo, R., Mevius, M., Miley, G. K., Morabito, L., Morganti, R., Nisbet, D., Orrú, E., Perkins, S., Pizzo, R. F., Schrijvers, C., Smith, D. J. B., Vermeulen, R., Wise, M. W., Alegre, L., Bacon, D. J., van Bemmel, I. M., Beswick, R. J., Bonafede, A., Botteon, A., Bourke, S., Brienza, M., Calistro Rivera, G., Cassano, R., Clarke, A. O., Conselice, C. J., Dettmar, R. J., Drabent, A., Dumba, C., Emig, K. L., Enßlin, T. A., Ferrari, C., Garrett, M. A., Génova-Santos, R. T., Goyal, A., Gürkan, G., Hale, C., Harwood, J. J., Heesen, V., Hoeft, M., Horellou, C., Jackson, C., Kokotanekov, G., Kondapally, R., Kunert-Bajraszewska, M., Mahatma, V., Mahony, E. K., Mandal, S., McKean, J. P., Merloni, A., Mingo, B., Miskolczi, A., Mooney, S., Nikiel-Wroczyński, B., O’Sullivan, S. P., Quinn, J., Reich, W., Roskowiński, C., Rowlinson, A., Savini, F., Saxena, A., Schwarz, D. J., Shulevski, A., Sridhar, S. S., Stacey, H. R., Urquhart, S., van der Wiel, M. H. D., Varenius, E., Webster, B. & Wilber, A. (2019). The LOFAR Two-metre Sky Survey. II. First data release. Astronomy & Astrophysics 622: A1.
  • Morabito, L. K., Matthews, J. H., Best, P. N., Gürkan, G., Jarvis, M. J., Prandoni, I., Duncan, K. J., Hardcastle, M. J., Kunert-Bajraszewska, M., Mechev, A. P., Mooney, S., Sabater, J., Röttgering, H. J. A., Shimwell, T. W., Smith, D. J. B., Tasse, C. & Williams, W. L. (2019). The origin of radio emission in broad absorption line quasars: Results from the LOFAR Two-metre Sky Survey. Astronomy & Astrophysics 622: A15.
  • Morabito, Leah K & Harwood, Jeremy J (2018). Investigating the cause of the α–z relation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 480(2): 2726.
  • Morabito, Leah K., Williams, W. L., Duncan, Kenneth J., Röttgering, H. J. A., Miley, George, Saxena, Aayush, Barthel, Peter, Best, P. N., Bruggen, M., Brunetti, G., Chyży, K. T., Engels, D., Hardcastle, M. J., Harwood, J. J., Jarvis, Matt J., Mahony, E. K., Prandoni, I., Shimwell, T. W., Shulevski, A. & Tasse, C. (2017). Investigating the unification of LOFAR-detected powerful AGN in the Boötes field. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 469(2): 1883.
  • Jackson, N., Tagore, A., Deller, A., Moldón, J., Varenius, E., Morabito, L., Wucknitz, O., Carozzi, T., Conway, J., Drabent, A., Kapinska, A., Orrù, E., Brentjens, M., Blaauw, R., Kuper, G., Sluman, J., Schaap, J., Vermaas, N., Iacobelli, M., Cerrigone, L., Shulevski, A., ter Veen, S., Fallows, R., Pizzo, R., Sipior, M., Anderson, J., Avruch, I. M., Bell, M. E., van Bemmel, I., Bentum, M. J., Best, P., Bonafede, A., Breitling, F., Broderick, J. W., Brouw, W. N., Brüggen, M., Ciardi, B., Corstanje, A., de Gasperin, F., de Geus, E., Eislöffel, J., Engels, D., Falcke, H., Garrett, M. A., Grießmeier, J. M., Gunst, A. W., van Haarlem, M. P., Heald, G., Hoeft, M., Hörandel, J., Horneffer, A., Intema, H., Juette, E., Kuniyoshi, M., van Leeuwen, J., Loose, G. M., Maat, P., McFadden, R., McKay-Bukowski, D., McKean, J. P., Mulcahy, D. D., Munk, H., Pandey-Pommier, M., Polatidis, A. G., Reich, W., Röttgering, H. J. A., Rowlinson, A., Scaife, A. M. M., Schwarz, D. J., Steinmetz, M., Swinbank, J., Thoudam, S., Toribio, M. C., Vermeulen, R., Vocks, C., van Weeren, R. J., Wise, M. W., Yatawatta, S. & Zarka, P. (2016). LBCS: The LOFAR Long-Baseline Calibrator Survey. Astronomy & Astrophysics 595: A86.
  • Morabito, Leah K., Deller, Adam T., Röttgering, Huub, Miley, George, Varenius, Eskil, Shimwell, Timothy W., Moldón, Javier, Jackson, Neal, Morganti, Raffaella, van Weeren, Reinout J. & Oonk, J. B. R. (2016). LOFAR VLBI studies at 55 MHz of 4C 43.15, az= 2.4 radio galaxy. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 461(3): 2676.
  • Morabito, Leah K., Dai, Xinyu, Leighly, Karen M., Sivakoff, Gregory R. & Shankar, Francesco (2014). UNVEILING THE INTRINSIC X-RAY PROPERTIES OF BROAD ABSORPTION LINE QUASARS WITH A RELATIVELY UNBIASED SAMPLE. The Astrophysical Journal 786(1): 58.
  • Morabito, Leah K. & Dai, Xinyu (2012). A BAYESIAN MONTE CARLO ANALYSIS OF THE M-σ RELATION. The Astrophysical Journal 757(2): 172.
  • Morabito, Leah K., Dai, Xinyu, Leighly, Karen M., Sivakoff, Gregory R. & Shankar, Francesco (2011). SUZAKUOBSERVATIONS OF THREE FeLoBAL QUASI-STELLAR OBJECTS: SDSS J0943+5417, J1352+4239, AND J1723+5553. The Astrophysical Journal 737(1): 46.

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