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Dr Jonathan Mackey

Name: Jonathan Mackey

Title(s): Royal Society-SFI University Research Fellow

Email: jmackey@cp.dias.ie

Phone: +353 1 4406656 x338

Skype: jmackey_work


Address: Astronomy & Astrophysics Section, 31 Fitzwilliam Place Dublin 2, Ireland


Related Links: https://homepages.dias.ie/jmackey/


Full list of publications link: J Mackey listing


Research Interests

Photoionization, stellar winds, supernova remnants, hydrodynamics, radiative transfer


Biographical Sketch

Jonathan Mackey studied at NUI Galway, received a Masters thesis at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and in 2010 completed his PhD at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies working with Andrew Lim and Tom Ray.  He spent 5 years working as a postdoctoral researcher in Germany, first as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in the group of Norbert Langer at the University of Bonn, and then in the group of Stefanie Walch-Gassner at the Unversity of Cologne.  He was awarded one of the first Royal Society-SFI University Research Fellowships to establish a research group at DIAS to investigate “Massive Stars in the Interstellar Medium”, running from 2016 to 2020.


Selected Publications

“Wind bubbles within H II regions around slowly moving stars”
2015, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 573, A10.
Mackey, Gvaramadze, Mohamed, & Langer.
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“Interacting supernovae from photoionization-confined shells around red supergiant stars,”
2014, Nature, 512, 282-285.
Mackey, Mohamed, Gvaramadze, Kotak, Langer, Meyer, Moriya, & Neilson.
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“Double bow shocks around young, runaway red supergiants: application to Betelgeuse,”
2012, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 751, L10.
Mackey, Mohamed, Neilson, Langer, & Meyer.
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“Three Epochs of Star Formation in the High Redshift Universe,”
2003, The Astrophysical Journal, 586, 1.
Mackey, Bromm & Hernquist.
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“Theoretical Estimates of Intrinsic Galaxy Alignment,”
2002, Monthly Notices of the RAS, 332, 788.
Mackey, White & Kamionkowski.
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