Dr Emma Whelan

Experimental Physics

Lecturer / Assistant Professor

Science Building
2.14
(01) 708 3863

Biography

Emma Whelan graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2001 with a BA in Physics with Astrophysics. From 2001 to 2005 she studied at the Dublin Institute for Advanced studies for a PhD in observational astronomy specialising in star formation and graduated with a PhD from Trinity College Dublin in 2005. She continued her work in this area at the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies as part of the Marie Curie Research and Training Network JETSET from 2005 to 2009. In 2009 she was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship at the Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble and studied there until 2011. In 2012 she moved to the Institut für Astronomie und Astrophysik Tübingen. In 2016 she was appointed as a lecturer in the Experimental Physics Department and is currently the coordinator of the Certificate in Science course. Dr Whelan is also a research associate of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'The near-infrared outflow and cavity of the proto-brown dwarf candidate ISO-Oph 200'
Whelan, ET;Riaz, B;Rouze, B (2018) 'The near-infrared outflow and cavity of the proto-brown dwarf candidate ISO-Oph 200'. Astronomy &Amp; Astrophysics, 610 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2017 'Optical spectroscopy of the Be/X-ray binary V850 Centauri/GX 304-1 during faint X-ray periodical activity'
Malacaria, C.; Kollatschny, W.; Whelan, E.; Santangelo, A.; Klochkov, D.; McBride, V.; Ducci, L. (2017) 'Optical spectroscopy of the Be/X-ray binary V850 Centauri/GX 304-1 during faint X-ray periodical activity'. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 603 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2017 'First Large-scale Herbig–Haro Jet Driven by a Proto-brown Dwarf'
Riaz, B.; Briceño, C.; Whelan, E. T.; Heathcote, S. (2017) 'First Large-scale Herbig–Haro Jet Driven by a Proto-brown Dwarf'. Astrophysical Journal, 844 (1) [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2017 'The 2008 outburst in the young stellar system Z CMa. III. Multi-epoch high-angular resolution images and spectra of the components in near-infrared'
Bonnefoy, M.; Chauvin, G.; Dougados, C.; Kóspál, Á.; Benisty, M.; Duchêne, G.; Bouvier, J.; Garcia, P. J. V.; Whelan, E.; Antoniucci, S.; Podio, L. (2017) 'The 2008 outburst in the young stellar system Z CMa. III. Multi-epoch high-angular resolution images and spectra of the components in near-infrared'. Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 597 (id.A91) [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Two evolved supernova remnants with newly identified Fe-rich cores in the Large Magellanic Cloud'
Kavanagh P.;Sasaki M.;Bozzetto L.;Points S.;Crawford E.;Dickel J.;Filipović M.;Haberl F.;Maggi P.;Whelan E.T. (2016) 'Two evolved supernova remnants with newly identified Fe-rich cores in the Large Magellanic Cloud'. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 586 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Very low-luminosity Class I/flat outflow sources in sigma Orionis'
Riaz, B;Thompson, M;Whelan, ET;Lodieu, N (2015) 'Very low-luminosity Class I/flat outflow sources in sigma Orionis'. Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society, 446 :2550-2559 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'XMM-Newton observation of SNR J0533-7202 in the Large Magellanic Cloud'
Kavanagh P.;Sasaki M.;Whelan E.T.;Maggi P.;Haberl F.;Bozzetto L.;Filipović M.;Crawford E. (2015) 'XMM-Newton observation of SNR J0533-7202 in the Large Magellanic Cloud'. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 579 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'HH 1158: The LOWEST LUMINOSITY EXTERNALLY IRRADIATED HERBIG-HARO JET'
Riaz B.;Whelan E. (2015) 'HH 1158: The LOWEST LUMINOSITY EXTERNALLY IRRADIATED HERBIG-HARO JET'. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 815 (2) [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Spectro-astrometry of LkCa 15 with X-Shooter: Searching for emission from LkCa 15b'
Whelan E.T.;Huélamo N.;Alcalá J.;Lillo-Box J.;Bouy H.;Barrado D.;Bouvier J.;Merín B. (2015) 'Spectro-astrometry of LkCa 15 with X-Shooter: Searching for emission from LkCa 15b'. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 579 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'ESO-H alpha 574 and Par-Lup 3-4 jets: Exploring the spectral, kinematical, and physical properties'
Whelan, ET;Bonito, R;Antoniucci, S;Alcala, JM;Giannini, T;Nisini, B;Bacciotti, F;Podio, L;Stelzer, B;Comeron, F (2014) 'ESO-H alpha 574 and Par-Lup 3-4 jets: Exploring the spectral, kinematical, and physical properties'. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 565 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Accretion-ejection connection in the young brown dwarf candidate ISO-ChaI 217'
Whelan, ET;Alcala, JM;Bacciotti, F;Nisini, B;Bonito, R;Antoniucci, S;Stelzer, B;Biazzo, K;D'Elia, V;Ray, TP (2014) 'Accretion-ejection connection in the young brown dwarf candidate ISO-ChaI 217'. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 570 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Jets from young stars and brown dwarfs'
Whelan, ET (2014) 'Jets from young stars and brown dwarfs'. Astronomische Nachrichten, 335 :537-542 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'CLASSICAL T TAURI-LIKE OUTFLOW ACTIVITY IN THE BROWN DWARF MASS REGIME (vol 706, pg 1054, 2009)'
Whelan, ET;Ray, TP;Podio, L;Bacciotti, F;Randich, S (2014) 'CLASSICAL T TAURI-LIKE OUTFLOW ACTIVITY IN THE BROWN DWARF MASS REGIME (vol 706, pg 1054, 2009)'. Astrophysical Journal, 788 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'THE DIAGNOSTIC POTENTIAL OF Fe LINES APPLIED TO PROTOSTELLAR JETS'
Giannini, T;Nisini, B;Antoniucci, S;Alcala, JM;Bacciotti, F;Bonito, R;Podio, L;Stelzer, B;Whelan, ET (2013) 'THE DIAGNOSTIC POTENTIAL OF Fe LINES APPLIED TO PROTOSTELLAR JETS'. Astrophysical Journal, 778 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Disks, accretion and outflows of brown dwarfs'
Joergens, V;Herczeg, G;Liu, Y;Pascucci, I;Whelan, E;Alcala, J;Biazzo, K;Costigan, G;Gully-Santiago, M;Henning, T;Natta, A;Rigliaco, E;Rodriguez-Ledesma, MV;Sicilia-Aguilar, A;Tottle, J;Wolf, S (2013) 'Disks, accretion and outflows of brown dwarfs'. Astronomische Nachrichten, 334 :159-163 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'A molecular outflow driven by the brown dwarf binary FU Tauri'
Monin, JL;Whelan, ET;Lefloch, B;Dougados, C;de Oliveira, CA (2013) 'A molecular outflow driven by the brown dwarf binary FU Tauri'. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 551 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'SPATIALLY RESOLVED OBSERVATIONS OF THE BIPOLAR OPTICAL OUTFLOW FROM THE BROWN DWARF 2MASS J12073347-3932540'
Whelan, ET;Ray, TP;Comeron, F;Bacciotti, F;Kavanagh, PJ (2012) 'SPATIALLY RESOLVED OBSERVATIONS OF THE BIPOLAR OPTICAL OUTFLOW FROM THE BROWN DWARF 2MASS J12073347-3932540'. Astrophysical Journal, 761 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'An X-shooter survey of star forming regions: Low-mass stars and sub-stellar objects'
Alcala, JM;Stelzer, B;Covino, E;Cupani, G;Natta, A;Randich, S;Rigliaco, E;Spezzi, L;Testi, L;Bacciotti, F;Bonito, R;Covino, S;Flaccomio, E;Frasca, A;Gandolfi, D;Leone, F;Micela, G;Nisini, B;Whelan, E (2011) 'An X-shooter survey of star forming regions: Low-mass stars and sub-stellar objects'. Astronomische Nachrichten, 332 :242-248 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'VLT integral field spectroscopy of embedded protostars: using near-infrared emission lines as tracers of accretion and outflow'
Davis, CJ;Cervantes, B;Nisini, B;Giannini, T;Takami, M;Whelan, E;Smith, MD;Ray, TP;Chrysostomou, A;Pyo, TS (2011) 'VLT integral field spectroscopy of embedded protostars: using near-infrared emission lines as tracers of accretion and outflow'. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 528 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'THE FIRST X-SHOOTER OBSERVATIONS OF JETS FROM YOUNG STARS'
Bacciotti, F;Whelan, ET;Alcala, JM;Nisini, B;Podio, L;Randich, S;Stelzer, B;Cupani, G (2011) 'THE FIRST X-SHOOTER OBSERVATIONS OF JETS FROM YOUNG STARS'. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 737 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'UNCOVERING THE OUTFLOW DRIVEN BY THE BROWN DWARF LS-RCrA 1: H alpha AS A TRACER OF OUTFLOW ACTIVITY IN BROWN DWARFS'
Whelan, ET;Ray, TP;Bacciotti, F (2009) 'UNCOVERING THE OUTFLOW DRIVEN BY THE BROWN DWARF LS-RCrA 1: H alpha AS A TRACER OF OUTFLOW ACTIVITY IN BROWN DWARFS'. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 691 :106-110 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'CLASSICAL T TAURI-LIKE OUTFLOW ACTIVITY IN THE BROWN DWARF MASS REGIME'
Whelan, ET;Ray, TP;Podio, L;Bacciotti, F;Randich, S (2009) 'CLASSICAL T TAURI-LIKE OUTFLOW ACTIVITY IN THE BROWN DWARF MASS REGIME'. Astrophysical Journal, 706 :1054-1068 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Discovery of a bipolar outflow from 2MASSW J1207334-393254, A 24 M-jup brown dwarf'
Whelan, ET;Ray, TP;Randich, S;Bacciotti, F;Jayawardhana, R;Testi, L;Natta, A;Mohanty, S (2007) 'Discovery of a bipolar outflow from 2MASSW J1207334-393254, A 24 M-jup brown dwarf'. Astrophysical Journal, 659 :45-48 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Adaptive-optics-assisted near-infrared spectroscopy of SVS 13 and its jet'
Davis, CJ;Nisini, B;Takami, M;Pyo, TS;Smith, MD;Whelan, E;Ray, TP;Chrysostomou, A (2006) 'Adaptive-optics-assisted near-infrared spectroscopy of SVS 13 and its jet'. Astrophysical Journal, 639 :969-974 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'A resolved outflow of matter from a brown dwarf'
Whelan E.;Ray T.;Bacciotti F.;Natta A.;Testi L.;Randich S. (2005) 'A resolved outflow of matter from a brown dwarf'. Nature, 435 (7042):652-654 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Paschen beta emission as a tracer of outflow activity from T-Tauri stars, as compared to optical forbidden emission'
Whelan, ET;Ray, TP;Davis, CJ (2004) 'Paschen beta emission as a tracer of outflow activity from T-Tauri stars, as compared to optical forbidden emission'. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 417 :247-261 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'Near-IR echelle spectroscopy of Class I protostars: Mapping Forbidden Emission-line (FEL) regions in [FeII]'
Davis, CJ;Whelan, E;Ray, TP;Chrysostomou, A (2003) 'Near-IR echelle spectroscopy of Class I protostars: Mapping Forbidden Emission-line (FEL) regions in [FeII]'. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 397 :693-710 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2008 Jets from Young Stars II: Clues from High Angular Resolution Observations
Bacciotti, Francesca; Testi, Leonardo; Whelan, Emma (Ed.). (2008) Jets from Young Stars II: Clues from High Angular Resolution Observations Heidelberg, Germany: Lecture Notes in Physics Springer-Verlag. [Details]
2007 Jets from Young Stars I: Models and Constraints
Ferreira, Jonathan; Dougados, Catherine; Whelan, Emma (Ed.). (2007) Jets from Young Stars I: Models and Constraints Heidelberg, Germany: Lecture Notes in Physics Springer-Verlag. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2008 'Spectro-astrometry: The Method, its Limitations, and Applications'
Whelan, E;Garcia, P (2008) 'Spectro-astrometry: The Method, its Limitations, and Applications' In: JETS FROM YOUNG STARS II. BERLIN: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2014 Emission line diagnostics for accretion and outflows in young very low-mass stars and brown dwarfs
Stelzer, B;Alcala, JM;Whelan, E;Scholz, A (2014) Emission line diagnostics for accretion and outflows in young very low-mass stars and brown dwarfs PHYSICS AT THE MAGNETOSPHERIC BOUNDARY [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 Brown dwarf jets: Investigating the universality of jet launching mechanisms at the lowest masses
Whelan, ET;Bacciotti, F;Ray, T;Dougados, C (2011) Brown dwarf jets: Investigating the universality of jet launching mechanisms at the lowest masses JETS AT ALL SCALES , pp.396-399 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 The 2008-2009 outburst of the young binary system Z CMa unraveled by interferometry with high spectral resolution
Malbet, F;Benisty, M;Dougados, C;Natta, A;Le Bouquin, JB;Massi, F;Bouvier, J;Grankin, K;Bonnefoy, M;Whelan, E (2010) The 2008-2009 outburst of the young binary system Z CMa unraveled by interferometry with high spectral resolution OPTICAL AND INFRARED INTERFEROMETRY II [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 The hydrogen emission of young stellar objects: key science for next-generation instruments and facilities
Garcia, PJV;Benisty, M;Rajabi, S;Dougados, C;Massi, F;Bacciotti, F;Le Bouquin, JB;Malbet, F;Berger, JP;Podio, L;Renard, S;Whelan, E (2010) The hydrogen emission of young stellar objects: key science for next-generation instruments and facilities OPTICAL AND INFRARED INTERFEROMETRY II [DOI] [Details]
2006 Probing outflow activity in very low mass stars and brown dwarfs
Whelan, ET;Ray, TP;Bacciotti, F;Jayawardhana, R (2006) Probing outflow activity in very low mass stars and brown dwarfs NEW ASTRONOMY REVIEWS , pp.582-589 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2010 Classical T Tauri-like Outflow Activity in the Brown Dwarf Mass Regime.
Whelan, ET;Ray, TP;Bacciotti, F;Podio, L;Randich, S (2010) Classical T Tauri-like Outflow Activity in the Brown Dwarf Mass Regime. CAMBRIDGE: Magazine Article [DOI] [Details]