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Assoc Prof Stephen Marsden

Name Stephen Marsden
Position Associate Professor (Astronomy)
Section School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Office G318A
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4687 5841
Extension 5841
Qualifications BSc(Hons) Monash , MSc Monash , PhD USQ

Research interests
The Magnetic Activity of Stars

USQ Research affiliations

  • Computational Engineering and Science Research Centre (CESRC)

Research most recent
- Marsden S.C., Petit P., Jeffers S.V., Aurière M., Bouvier J., Carter B.D., Catala C., Dintrans B., do Nascimento Jr. J.-D., Donati J.-F., Fares R., Gastine T., Jardine M., Konstantinova-Antova R., Lanoux J., Lignières F., Morgenthaler A., Morin J., Ramìrez-Vèlez J.C., Thèado S., Van Grootel V. and the Bcool Collaboration, 2014 “A Bcool magnetic snapshot survey of solar-type stars”, MNRAS, 444, 3517.
- Järvinen S.P., Arlt R., Hackman T., Marsden S.C., Küker M., Ilyin I.V., Berdyugina S.V., Strassmeier K.G. Waite I.A., 2014, “Do the observations reveal the underlying dynamo? Case AF Lep”, A & A, accepted.
- Jeffers S.V., Petit P., Marsden S.C., Morin J., Donati J.-F., 2014, “e Eridani: an active K dwarf or a planet hosting star? I: The cyclic variability of its large-scale magnetic field topology” A & A, 569, A79.

Research most notable
- Vidotto A.A., Gregory S.G., Jardine M., Donati J.-F., Petit P., Morin J., Folsom C.P., Bouvier J., Cameron A.C., Hussain G., Marsden S., Waite I.A., Fares R., Jeffers S., do Nascimento J.D. Jr., 2014 “Stellar magnetism: empirical trends with age and rotation”, MNRAS, 441, 2361.
- Donati J.-F., Jardine M.M., Gregory S.G., Petit P., Paletou F., Bouvier J., Dougadous C., Ménard F., Cameron A.C., Harries T.J., Hussain G.A.J, Unruh Y., Morin J., Marsden S.C., Manset N., Aurière M., Catala C., Alecain E., 2008, “Magnetospheric accretion on the T Tauri star BP Tauri”, MNRAS, 386, 1234.
- Aurière M., Wade G.A., Silvester J., Lignières F., Bagnulo S., Bale K., Dintrans B., Donati J.-F., Folsom C.P., Gruberbauer M., Bon Hoa A. Hui, Jeffers S., Johnson N., Landstreet J.D., Lèbre A., Lueftinger T., Marsden S., Mouillet D., Naseri S., Paletou F., Petit P., Power J., Rincon F., Strasser S., Toqué N., 2007, “Weak magnetic fields in Ap/Bp stars. Evidence for a dipole field lower limit and a tentative interpretation of the magnetic dichotomy”, A & A, 475, 1053.
- Barnes J.R., Collier Cameron A., Donati J.-F., James D.J., Marsden S.C., Petit P., 2005, “The dependence of differential rotation on temperature and rotation”, MNRAS, 357, L1.

Publications in ePrints

Mengel, M. W. and Marsden, S. C. and Carter, B. D. and Horner, J. and King, R. and Fares, R. and Jeffers, S. V. and Petit, P. and Vidotto, A. A. and Morin, J. and BCool Collaboration, (2017) A BCool survey of the magnetic fields of planet-hosting solar-type stars. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 465 (3). pp. 2734-2747. ISSN 0035-8711

Hengst, S. and Marshall, J. P. and Horner, J. and Marsden, S. C. (2017) A Herschel resolved debris disc around HD 105211. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 468 (4). pp. 4725-4734. ISSN 0035-8711

Waite, I. A. and Marsden, S. C. and Carter, B. D. and Petit, P. and Jeffers, S. V. and Morin, J. and Vidotto, A. A. and Donati, J.-F. and BCool Collaboration, (2017) Magnetic fields on young, moderately rotating Sun-like stars – II. EK Draconis (HD 129333). Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 465 (2). pp. 2076-2091. ISSN 0035-8711

See, V. and Jardine, M. and Vidotto, A. A. and Donati, J-F. and Boro Saikia, S. and Fares, R. and Folsom, C. P. and Hebrard, E. M. and Jeffers, S. V. and Marsden, S. C. and Morin, J. and Petit, P. and Waite, I. A. and BCool Collaboration, (2017) Studying stellar spin-down with Zeeman–Doppler magnetograms. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 466 (2). pp. 1542-1554. ISSN 0035-8711

Wood, Jeremy and Horner, Jonti and Hinse, Tobias C. and Marsden, Stephen C. (2017) The dynamical history of Chariklo and its rings. The Astronomical Journal, 153 (6). ISSN 0004-6256

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