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Durham University

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Dr Richard Bielby, M.Sci., PhD

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Research Associate in the Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 44148
Room number: ocw127

Contact Dr Richard Bielby (email at richard.bielby@durham.ac.uk)

Research Groups

Department of Physics

Research Interests

  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Inter-galactic medium
  • QSO absorption line studies
  • Galaxy evolution
  • Galaxy clustering

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  • Dey, Arjun, Schlegel, David J., Lang, Dustin, Blum, Robert, Burleigh, Kaylan, Fan, Xiaohui, Findlay, Joseph R., Finkbeiner, Doug, Herrera, David, Juneau, Stéphanie, Landriau, Martin, Levi, Michael, McGreer, Ian, Meisner, Aaron, Myers, Adam D., Moustakas, John, Nugent, Peter, Patej, Anna, Schlafly, Edward F., Walker, Alistair R., Valdes, Francisco, Weaver, Benjamin A., Yèche, Christophe, Zou, Hu, Zhou, Xu, Abareshi, Behzad, Abbott, T. M. C., Abolfathi, Bela, Aguilera, C., Alam, Shadab, Allen, Lori, Alvarez, A., Annis, James, Ansarinejad, Behzad, Aubert, Marie, Beechert, Jacqueline, Bell, Eric F., BenZvi, Segev Y., Beutler, Florian, Bielby, Richard M., Bolton, Adam S., Briceño, César, Buckley-Geer, Elizabeth J., Butler, Karen, Calamida, Annalisa, Carlberg, Raymond G., Carter, Paul, Casas, Ricard, Castander, Francisco J., Choi, Yumi, Comparat, Johan, Cukanovaite, Elena, Delubac, Timothée, DeVries, Kaitlin, Dey, Sharmila, Dhungana, Govinda, Dickinson, Mark, Ding, Zhejie, Donaldson, John B., Duan, Yutong, Duckworth, Christopher J., Eftekharzadeh, Sarah, Eisenstein, Daniel J., Etourneau, Thomas, Fagrelius, Parker A., Farihi, Jay, Fitzpatrick, Mike, Font-Ribera, Andreu, Fulmer, Leah, Gänsicke, Boris T., Gaztanaga, Enrique, George, Koshy, Gerdes, David W., A Gontcho, Satya Gontcho, Gorgoni, Claudio, Green, Gregory, Guy, Julien, Harmer, Diane, Hernandez, M., Honscheid, Klaus, Huang, Lijuan (Wendy), James, David J., Jannuzi, Buell T., Jiang, Linhua, Joyce, Richard, Karcher, Armin, Karkar, Sonia, Kehoe, Robert, Kneib, Jean-Paul,, Kueter-Young, Andrea, Lan, Ting-Wen, Lauer, Tod R., Guillou, Laurent Le, Van Suu, Auguste Le, Lee, Jae Hyeon, Lesser, Michael, Levasseur, Laurence Perreault, Li, Ting S., Mann, Justin L., Marshall, Robert, Martínez-Vázquez, C. E., Martini, Paul, du Mas des Bourboux, Hélion, McManus, Sean, Meier, Tobias Gabriel, Ménard, Brice, Metcalfe, Nigel, Muñoz-Gutiérrez, Andrea, Najita, Joan, Napier, Kevin, Narayan, Gautham, Newman, Jeffrey A., Nie, Jundan, Nord, Brian, Norman, Dara J., Olsen, Knut A. G., Paat, Anthony, Palanque-Delabrouille, Nathalie, Peng, Xiyan, Poppett, Claire L., Poremba, Megan R., Prakash, Abhishek, Rabinowitz, David, Raichoor, Anand, Rezaie, Mehdi, Robertson, A. N., Roe, Natalie A., Ross, Ashley J., Ross, Nicholas P., Rudnick, Gregory, Safonova, Sasha, Saha, Abhijit, Sánchez, F. Javier, Savary, Elodie, Schweiker, Heidi, Scott, Adam, Seo, Hee-Jong, Shan, Huanyuan, Silva, David R., Slepian, Zachary, Soto, Christian, Sprayberry, David, Staten, Ryan, Stillman, Coley M., Stupak, Robert J., Summers, David L., Tie, Suk Sien, Tirado, H., Vargas-Magaña, Mariana, Vivas, A. Katherina, Wechsler, Risa H., Williams, Doug, Yang, Jinyi, Yang, Qian, Yapici, Tolga, Zaritsky, Dennis, Zenteno, A., Zhang, Kai, Zhang, Tianmeng, Zhou, Rongpu & Zhou, Zhimin (2019). Overview of the DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys. The Astronomical Journal 157(5): 168.
  • Husemann, B., Bielby, R., Jahnke, K., Arrigoni-Battaia, F., Worseck, G., Shanks, T., Wardlow, J. & Scholtz, J. (2018). Cosmic dance at z ~ 3: Detecting the host galaxies of the dual AGN system LBQS 0302–0019 and Jil with HAWK-I+GRAAL. Astronomy & Astrophysics 614: L2.
  • Smith, Brent M., Windhorst, Rogier A., Jansen, Rolf A., Cohen, Seth H., Jiang, Linhua, Dijkstra, Mark, Koekemoer, Anton M., Bielby, Richard, Inoue, Akio K., MacKenty, John W., O’Connell, Robert W. & Silk, Joseph I. (2018). Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3 Observations of Escaping Lyman Continuum Radiation from Galaxies and Weak AGN at Redshifts z ∼ 2.3–4.1. The Astrophysical Journal 853(2): 191.
  • Erfanianfar, G., Popesso, P., Finoguenov, A., Wilman, D., Wuyts, S., Biviano, A., Salvato, M., Mirkazemi, M., Morselli, L., Ziparo, F., Nandra, K., Lutz, D., Elbaz, D., Dickinson, M., Tanaka, M., Altieri, M.B., Aussel, H., Bauer, F., Berta, S., Bielby, R.M., Brandt, N., Cappelluti, N., Cimatti, A., Cooper, M.C., Fadda, D., Ilbert, O., Le Floch, E., Magnelli, B., Mulchaey, J.S., Nordon, R., Newman, J.A., Poglitsch, A. & Pozzi, F. (2016). Non-linearity and environmental dependence of the star-forming galaxies main sequence. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 455(3): 2839-2851.
  • Chehade, B., Shanks, T., Findlay, J., Metcalfe, N., Sawangwit, U., Irwin, M., González-Solares, E., Fine, S., Drinkwater, M.J., Croom, S., Jurek, R.J., Parkinson, D. & Bielby, R. (2016). The 2QDES Pilot The luminosity and redshift dependence of quasar clustering. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 459(2): 1179-1200.
  • Bielby, R.M., Tummuangpak, P., Shanks, T., Francke, H., Crighton, N.H.M., Bañados, E., González-López, J., Infante, L. & Orsi, A. (2016). The VLT LBG redshift survey - V. Characterizing the z = 3.1 Lyman α emitter population. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 456(4): 4061-4080.
  • Tejos, N., Prochaska, J. X., Crighton, N. H. M., Morris, S. L., Werk, J. K., Theuns, T., Padilla, N., Bielby, R. M. & Finn, C. W. (2016). Towards the statistical detection of the warm-hot intergalactic medium in intercluster filaments of the cosmic web. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 455(3): 2662-2697.
  • Erfanianfar, G., Popesso, P., Finoguenov, A., Wuyts, S., Wilman, D., Biviano, A., Ziparo, F., Salvato, M., Nandra, K., Lutz, D., Elbaz, D., Dickinson, M., Tanaka, M., Mirkazemi, M., Balogh, M.L., Altieri, M.B., Aussel, H., Bauer, F., Berta, S., Bielby, R.M., Brandt, N., Cappelluti, N., Cimatti, A., Cooper, M., Fadda, D., Ilbert, O., Le Floch, E., Magnelli, B., Mulchaey, J.S., Nordon, R., Newman, J.A., Poglitsch, A. & Pozzi, F. (2014). The evolution of star formation activity in galaxy groups. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 445(3): 2725-2745.
  • Tummuangpak, P., Bielby, R.M., Shanks, T., Theuns, T., Crighton, N.H.M., Francke, H. & Infante, L. (2014). The Very Large Telescope Lyman-Break Galaxy Redshift Survey – IV. Gas and galaxies at z ∼ 3 in observations and simulations. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 442(3): 2094-2115.
  • Bielby, R.M., Gonzalez-Perez, V., McCracken, H.J., Ilbert, O., Daddi, E., Le Fèvre, O., Hudelot, P., Kneib, J.-P., Mellier, Y. & Willott, C. (2014). The WIRCam Deep Survey. II. Mass selected clustering. Astronomy & Astrophysics 568: A24.
  • Willott, C.J., McLure, R.J., Hibon, P., Bielby, R., McCracken, H.J., Kneib, J.-P., Ilbert, O., Bonfield, D.G., Bruce, V.A. & Jarvis, M.J. (2013). An Exponential Decline at the Bright End of the z = 6 Galaxy Luminosity Function. \aj 145: 4.
  • Bielby, R., Hill, M.D., Shanks, T., Crighton, N.H.M., Infante, L., Bornancini, C.G., Francke, H., Héraudeau, P., Lambas, D.G., Metcalfe, N., Minniti, D., Padilla, N., Theuns, T., Tummuangpak, P. & Weilbacher, P. (2013). The VLT LBG Redshift Survey - III. The clustering and dynamics of Lyman-break galaxies at z~3. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 430(1): 425-449.
  • Erfanianfar, G., Finoguenov, A., Tanaka, M., Lerchster, M., Nandra, K., Laird, E., Connelly, J.L., Bielby, R., Mirkazemi, M., Faber, S.M., Kocevski, D., Cooper, M., Newman, J.A., Jeltema, T., Coil, A.L., Brimioulle, F., Davis, M., McCracken, H.J., Willmer, C., Gerke, B., Cappelluti, N. & Gwyn, S. (2013). X-Ray Groups of Galaxies in the AEGIS Deep and Wide Fields. ApJ 765: 117.
  • Cucciati, O., Tresse, L., Ilbert, O., Le Fèvre, O., Garilli, B., Le Brun, V., Cassata, P., Franzetti, P., Maccagni, D., Scodeggio, M., Zucca, E., Zamorani, G., Bardelli, S., Bolzonella, M., Bielby, R.M., McCracken, H.J., Zanichelli, A. & Vergani, D. (2012). The star formation rate density and dust attenuation evolution over 12 Gyr with the VVDS surveys. A&A 539: A31.
  • Bielby, R., Hudelot, P., McCracken, H.J., Ilbert, O., Daddi, E., Le Fèvre, O., Gonzalez-Perez, V., Kneib, J.-P., Marmo, C., Mellier, Y., Salvato, M., Sanders, D.B. & Willott, C.J. (2012). The WIRCam Deep Survey. I. Counts, colours, and mass-functions derived from near-infrared imaging in the CFHTLS deep fields. Astronomy and Astrophysics 545: A23.
  • Cassata, P., Le Fèvre, O., Garilli, B., Maccagni, D., Le Brun, V., Scodeggio, M., Tresse, L., Ilbert, O., Zamorani, G., Cucciati, O., Contini, T., Bielby, R., Mellier, Y., McCracken, H.J., Pollo, A., Zanichelli, A., Bardelli, S., Cappi, A., Pozzetti, L., Vergani, D. & Zucca, E. (2011). The VIMOS VLT Deep Survey: star formation rate density of Ly$\alpha$ emitters from a sample of 217 galaxies with spectroscopic redshifts 2 \le z \le 6.6. A&A 525: A143.
  • Bielby, R.M., Shanks, T., Weilbacher, P.M., Infante, L., Crighton, N.H.M., Bornancini, C., Bouché, N., Héraudeau, P., Lambas, D.G., Lowenthal, J., Minniti, D., Padilla, N., Petitjean, P. & Theuns, T. (2011). The VLT LBG Redshift Survey – I. Clustering and dynamics of ≈1000 galaxies at z≈ 3†. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 414(1): 2-27.
  • Bielby, R., Shanks, T., Sawangwit, U., Croom, S.M., Ross, N.P. & Wake, D.A. (2010). Photometric selection of emission-line galaxies, clustering analysis and a search for the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect. MNRAS 403: 1261-1273.
  • Bielby, R.M., Finoguenov, A., Tanaka, M., McCracken, H.J., Daddi, E., Hudelot, P., Ilbert, O., Kneib, J.P., Le Fèvre, O., Mellier, Y., Nandra, K., Petitjean, P., Srianand, R., Stalin, C.S. & Willott, C.J. (2010). The WIRCAM Deep Infrared Cluster Survey. I. Groups and clusters at z \gap 1.1. A&A 523: A66.
  • Bielby, R.M. & Shanks, T. (2007). Anomalous SZ contribution to three-year WMAP data. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 382: 1196-1202.

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