Liverpool Skyline

Astrophysics Research Institute

Dr Benjamin Davies

Publications

Highlighted publications

Davies B, Kudritzki RP, Lardo C, Bergemann M, Beasor E, Plez B, Evans C, Bastian N, Patrick LR. 2017. Red Supergiants as Cosmic Abundance Probes: Massive Star Clusters in M83 and the Mass-Metallicity Relation of Nearby Galaxies Astrophysical Journal, 847 >DOI

Beasor ER, Davies B. 2016. The evolution of red supergiants to supernova in NGC 2100 MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 463 :1269-1283 >DOI >Link

Gazak JZ, Kudritzki R, Evans C, Patrick L, Davies B, Bergemann M, Plez B, Bresolin F, Bender R, Wegner M, Bonanos AZ, Williams SJ. 2015. RED SUPERGIANTS AS COSMIC ABUNDANCE PROBES: THE SCULPTOR GALAXY NGC 300 ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 805 >DOI >Link

Davies B, Kudritzki R-P, Gazak Z, Plez B, Bergemann M, Evans C, Patrick L. 2015. RED SUPERGIANTS AS COSMIC ABUNDANCE PROBES: THE MAGELLANIC CLOUDS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 806 >DOI >Link

Davies B, Kudritzki R-P, Plez B, Trager S, Lancon A, Gazak Z, Bergemann M, Evans C, Chiavassa A. 2013. THE TEMPERATURES OF RED SUPERGIANTS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 767 >DOI >Link

Davies B, Beasor E. The Initial Masses of the Red Supergiant Progenitors to Type-II Supernovae >Link

Journal Articles

Davies B. 2017. Red supergiants as supernova progenitors PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES, 375 >DOI >Link

Davies B, Kudritzki RP, Lardo C, Bergemann M, Beasor E, Plez B, Evans C, Bastian N, Patrick LR. 2017. Red Supergiants as Cosmic Abundance Probes: Massive Star Clusters in M83 and the Mass-Metallicity Relation of Nearby Galaxies Astrophysical Journal, 847 >DOI

Lardo C, Cabrera-Ziri I, Davies B, Bastian N. 2017. Searching for globular cluster-like abundance patterns in young massive clusters - II. Results from the Antennae galaxies MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 468 :2482-2488 >DOI >Link

Patrick LR, Evans CJ, Davies B, Kudritzki R-P, Ferguson AMN, Bergemann M, Pietrzynski G, Turner O. 2017. Physical properties of the first spectroscopically confirmed red supergiant stars in the Sculptor Group galaxy NGC 55 MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 468 :492-500 >DOI >Link

Beasor ER, Davies B. 2016. The evolution of red supergiants to supernova in NGC 2100 MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 463 :1269-1283 >DOI >Link

Cabrera-Ziri I, Lardo C, Davies B, Bastian N, Beccari G, Larsen SS, Hernandez S. 2016. Searching for GC-like abundance patterns in young massive clusters MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 460 :1869-1875 >DOI >Link

de la Fuente D, Najarro F, Borissova J, Ramirez Alegria S, Hanson MM, Trombley C, Figer DF, Davies B, Garcia M, Kurtev R, Urbaneja MA, Smith LC, Lucas PW, Herrero A. 2016. Probing the Dragonfish star-forming complex: the ionizing population of the young massive cluster Mercer 30 ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 589 >DOI >Link

Cabrera-Ziri I, Bastian N, Hilker M, Davies B, Schweizer F, Kruijssen JMD, Mejia-Narvaez A, Niederhofer F, Brandt TD, Rejkuba M, Bruzual G, Magris G. 2016. Is the escape velocity in star clusters linked to extended star formation histories? Using NGC 7252: W3 as a test case MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 457 :809-821 >DOI >Link

Patrick LR, Evans CJ, Davies B, Kudritzki R-P, Henault-Brunet V, Bastian N, Lapenna E, Bergemann M. 2016. Chemistry and kinematics of red supergiant stars in the young massive cluster NGC 2100 MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 458 :3968-3976 >DOI >Link

Henshaw JD, Longmore SN, Kruijssen JMD, Davies B, Bally J, Barnes A, Battersby C, Burton M, Cunningham MR, Dale JE, Ginsburg A, Immer K, Jones PA, Kendrew S, Mills EAC, Molinari S, Moore TJT, Ott J, Pillai T, Rathborne J, Schilke P, Schmiedeke A, Testi L, Walker D, Walsh A, Zhang Q. 2016. Molecular gas kinematics within the central 250 pc of the Milky Way MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 457 :2675-2702 >DOI >Link

Lardo C, Davies B, Kudritzki R-P, Gazak JZ, Evans CJ, Patrick LR, Bergemann M, Plez B. 2015. RED SUPERGIANTS AS COSMIC ABUNDANCE PROBES: THE FIRST DIRECT METALLICITY DETERMINATION OF NGC 4038 IN THE ANTENNAE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 812 >DOI >Link

Gazak JZ, Kudritzki R, Evans C, Patrick L, Davies B, Bergemann M, Plez B, Bresolin F, Bender R, Wegner M, Bonanos AZ, Williams SJ. 2015. RED SUPERGIANTS AS COSMIC ABUNDANCE PROBES: THE SCULPTOR GALAXY NGC 300 ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 805 >DOI >Link

Davies B, Kudritzki R-P, Gazak Z, Plez B, Bergemann M, Evans C, Patrick L. 2015. RED SUPERGIANTS AS COSMIC ABUNDANCE PROBES: THE MAGELLANIC CLOUDS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 806 >DOI >Link

Messineo M, Clark JS, Figer DF, Kudritzki R-P, Najarro F, Rich RM, Menten KM, Ivanov VD, Valenti E, Trombley C, Chen C-HR, Davies B. 2015. MASSIVE STARS IN THE W33 GIANT MOLECULAR COMPLEX ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 805 >DOI >Link

Bergemann M, Kudritzki R-P, Gazak Z, Davies B, Plez B. 2015. RED SUPERGIANT STARS AS COSMIC ABUNDANCE PROBES. III. NLTE EFFECTS IN J-BAND MAGNESIUM LINES ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 804 >DOI >Link

Patrick LR, Evans CJ, Davies B, Kudritzki R-P, Gazak JZ, Bergemann M, Plez B, Ferguson AMN. 2015. RED SUPERGIANT STARS AS COSMIC ABUNDANCE PROBES: KMOS OBSERVATIONS IN NGC 6822 ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 803 >DOI >Link

Cabrera-Ziri I, Bastian N, Longmore SN, Brogan C, Hollyhead K, Larsen SS, Whitmore B, Johnson K, Chandar R, Henshaw JD, Davies B, Hibbard JE. 2015. Constraining globular cluster formation through studies of young massive clusters - V. ALMA observations of clusters in the Antennae MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 448 :2224-2231 >DOI >Link

de la Fuente D, Najarro F, Trombley C, Davies B, Figer DF. 2015. First detections of FS Canis Majoris stars in clusters Evolutionary state as constrained by coeval massive stars ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 575 >DOI >Link

Evans CJ, Puech M, Barbuy B, Bonifacio P, Cuby J-G, Guenther E, Hammer F, Jagoure P, Kaper L, Morris SL, Afonso J, Amram P, Ausse H, Basden A, Bastian N, Battaglia G, Biller B, Bouche N, Caffau E, Charlot S, Clenet Y, Combes F, Conselice C, Contini T, Dalton G, Davies B, Disseau K, Dunlop J, Fiore F, Flores H, Fuco T, Gadotti D, Gallazzi A, Giallongo E, Goncalves T, Gratadour D, Hill V, Huertas-Company M, Ibata R, Larsen S, Le Fevre O, Lemasle B, Maraston C, Mei S, Mellier Y, Ostlin G, Paumard T, Pe R, Pentericci L, Petitjean P, Roth M, Rouan D, Schaerer D, Telles E, Trager S, Welikala N, Zibetti S, Ziegler B. 2014. Science Case and Requirements for the MOSAIC Concept for a Multi-Object Spectrograph for the European Extremely Large Telescope Ramsay SK, McLean IS, Takami H. GROUND-BASED AND AIRBORNE INSTRUMENTATION FOR ASTRONOMY V, 9147 >DOI >Link

Cabrera-Ziri I, Bastian N, Davies B, Magris G, Bruzual G, Schweizer F. 2014. Constraining globular cluster formation through studies of young massive clusters - II. A single stellar population young massive cluster in NGC 34 MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 441 :2754-2759 >DOI >Link

Bastian N, Adamo A, Schirmer M, Hollyhead K, Beletsky Y, Carraro G, Davies B, Gieles M, Silva-Villa E. 2014. The effect of spatial resolution on optical and near-IR studies of stellar clusters: implications for the origin of the red excess MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 444 :3829-3836 >DOI >Link

Messineo M, Zhu Q, Ivanov VD, Figer DF, Davies B, Menten K, Kudritzki RP, Chen C-HR. 2014. Near-infrared spectroscopy of candidate red supergiant stars in clusters ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 571 >DOI >Link

Messineo M, Menten KM, Figer DF, Davies B, Clark JS, Ivanov VD, Kudritzki R-P, Rich RM, MacKenty JW, Trombley C. 2014. Massive stars in the giant molecular cloud G23.3-0.3 and W41 ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 569 >DOI >Link

Gazak JZ, Davies B, Kudritzki R, Bergemann M, Plez B. 2014. QUANTITATIVE SPECTROSCOPIC J-BAND STUDY OF RED SUPERGIANTS IN PERSEUS OB-1 ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 788 >DOI >Link

Gazak JZ, Davies B, Bastian N, Kudritzki R, Bergemann M, Plez B, Evans C, Patrick L, Bresolin F, Schinnerer E. 2014. A NEW METHOD FOR MEASURING METALLICITIES OF YOUNG SUPER STAR CLUSTERS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 787 >DOI >Link

Davies B, Kudritzki RP, Plez B, Bergemann M, Lançon A, Trager S, Gazak Z, Evans C, Chiavassa A. 2013. The temperatures of red supergiants: How cool are the coolest massive stars? EAS Publications Series, 60 :69-76 >DOI

Davies B, Kudritzki RP, Plez B, Bergemann M, Gazak Z, Evans C. 2013. Red supergiants as cosmic abundance probes EAS Publications Series, 60 :287-292 >DOI

Bergemann M, Kudritzki RP, Davies B, Plez B, Gazak Z, Chiavassa A. 2013. <3D> NLTE line formation in the atmospheres of red supergiants EAS Publications Series, 60 :103-109 >DOI

Bergemann M, Kudritzki R-P, Wuerl M, Plez B, Davies B, Gazak Z. 2013. RED SUPERGIANT STARS AS COSMIC ABUNDANCE PROBES. II. NLTE EFFECTS IN J-BAND SILICON LINES ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 764 >DOI >Link

Bastian N, Cabrera-Ziri I, Davies B, Larsen SS. 2013. Constraining globular cluster formation through studies of young massive clusters - I. A lack of ongoing star formation within young clusters MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 436 :2852-2863 >DOI >Link

Murakawa K, Lumsden SL, Oudmaijer RD, Davies B, Wheelwright HE, Hoare MG, Ilee JD. 2013. Near-infrared integral field spectroscopy of massive young stellar objects MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 436 :511-525 >DOI >Link

Hindson L, Thompson MA, Urquhart JS, Faimali A, Johnston-Hollitt M, Clark JS, Davies B. 2013. The G305 star-forming complex: radio continuum and molecular line observations MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 435 :2003-2022 >DOI >Link

Lumsden SL, Hoare MG, Urquhart JS, Oudmaijer RD, Davies B, Mottram JC, Cooper HDB, Moore TJT. 2013. The red MSX source survey: The massive young stellar population of our galaxy Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, 208 >DOI

Davies B, Kudritzki R-P, Plez B, Trager S, Lancon A, Gazak Z, Bergemann M, Evans C, Chiavassa A. 2013. THE TEMPERATURES OF RED SUPERGIANTS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 767 >DOI >Link

Cooper HDB, Lumsden SL, Oudmaijer RD, Hoare MG, Clarke AJ, Urquhart JS, Mottram JC, Moore TJT, Davies B. 2013. The RMS survey: Near-IR spectroscopy of massive young stellar objects Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 430 :1125-1157 >DOI

Gazak JZ, Bastian N, Kudritzki RP, Adamo A, Davies B, Plez B, Urbaneja MA. 2013. Age dating stellar populations in the near infrared: An absolute age indicator from the presence/absence of red supergiants Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, 430 >DOI

Messineo M, Davies B, Figer DF, Trombley C, Valenti E, Najarro F, MacKenty J, Menten K, Rich RM, Kudritzki RP, Clark S, Ivanov V. 2012. Young massive stellar clusters in the Milky Way: The Cl1813-178 and GLIMPSE 9 clusters Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings, :185-190 >DOI

Murakawa K, Lumsden SL, Oudmaijer RD, Davies B, Hoare MG. 2012. NIR integral field spectroscopy of high mass young stellar objects Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 8 :53 >DOI

Evans CJ, Barbuy B, Bonifacio P, Chemla F, Cuby J-G, Dalton GB, Davies B, Disseau K, Dohlen K, Flores H, Gendron E, Guinouard I, Hammer F, Hastings P, Horville D, Jagourel P, Kaper L, Laporte P, Lee D, Morris SL, Morris T, Myers R, Navarro R, Parr-Burman P, Petitjean P, Puech M, Rollinde E, Rousset G, Schnetler H, Welikala N, Wells M, Yang Y. 2012. Multi-Object Spectroscopy with the European ELT: Scientific synergies between EAGLE & EVE McLean IS, Ramsay SK, Takami H. GROUND-BASED AND AIRBORNE INSTRUMENTATION FOR ASTRONOMY IV, 8446 >DOI >Link

Bergemann M, Kudritzki R-P, Plez B, Davies B, Lind K, Gazak Z. 2012. RED SUPERGIANT STARS AS COSMIC ABUNDANCE PROBES: NLTE EFFECTS IN J-BAND IRON AND TITANIUM LINES ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 751 >DOI >Link

Hindson L, Thompson MA, Urquhart JS, Faimali A, Clark JS, Davies B. 2012. The G305 star-forming complex: a wide-area radio survey of ultracompact H ii regions MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 421 :3418-3430 >DOI >Link

Davies B, Clark JS, Trombley C, Figer DF, Najarro F, Crowther PA, Kudritzki R-P, Thompson M, Urquhart JS, Hindson L. 2012. The G305 star-forming complex: the central star clusters Danks 1 and Danks 2 MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 419 :1871-1886 >DOI >Link

Davies B, de la Fuente D, Najarro F, Hinton JA, Trombley C, Figer DF, Puga E. 2012. A newly discovered young massive star cluster at the far end of the Galactic Bar MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 419 :1860-1870 >DOI >Link

Evans CJ, Davies B, Kudritzki R-P, Puech M, Yang Y, Cuby J-G, Figer DF, Lehnert MD, Morris SL, Rousset G. 2011. Stellar metallicities beyond the Local Group: the potential of J-band spectroscopy with extremely large telescopes ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 527 >DOI >Link

Messineo M, Davies B, Figer DF, Kudritzki RP, Valenti E, Trombley C, Najarro F, Rich RM. 2011. MASSIVE STARS IN THE Cl 1813-178 CLUSTER: AN EPISODE OF MASSIVE STAR FORMATION IN THE W33 COMPLEX ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 733 >DOI >Link

Davies B, Hoare MG, Lumsden SL, Hosokawa T, Oudmaijer RD, Urquhart JS, Mottram JC, Stead J. 2011. The Red MSX Source survey: critical tests of accretion models for the formation of massive stars MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 416 :972-990 >DOI >Link

Davies B, Bastian N, Gieles M, Seth AC, Mengel S, Konstantopoulos IS. 2011. GLIMPSE-CO1: The most massive intermediate-age stellar cluster in the Galaxy Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 411 :1386-1394 >DOI

Mottram JC, Hoare MG, Davies B, Lumsden SL, Oudmaijer RD, Urquhart J, Moore TJT, Cooper HDB, Stead JJ. 2011. The RMS survey: The luminosity functions and timescales of massive young stellar objects and compact H II regions Astrophysical Journal Letters, 730 >DOI

Urquhart JS, Moore TJT, Hoare MG, Lumsden SL, Oudmaijer RD, Rathborne JM, Mottram JC, Davies B, Stead JJ. 2011. The Red MSX Source survey: distribution and properties of a sample of massive young stars MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 410 :1237-1250 >DOI >Link

Urquhart JS, Morgan LK, Figura CC, Moore TJT, Lumsden SL, Hoare MG, Oudmaijer RD, Mottram JC, Davies B, Dunham MK. 2011. The Red MSX Source survey: Ammonia and water maser analysis of massive star-forming regions Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 418 :1689-1706 >DOI

Messineo M, Figer DF, Davies B, Kudritzki RP, Rich RM, MacKenty J, Trombley C. 2010. HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE/NEAR-INFRARED CAMERA AND MULTI-OBJECT SPECTROMETER OBSERVATIONS OF THE GLIMPSE9 STELLAR CLUSTER ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 708 :1241-1253 >DOI >Link

Hindson L, Thompson MA, Urquhart JS, Clark JS, Davies B. 2010. The G305 star-forming complex: wide-area molecular mapping of NH3 and H2O masers MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 408 :1438-1451 >DOI >Link

Davies B. 2010. Young Massive Clusters as Probes of Stellar Evolution Leitherer C, Bennett PD, Morris PW, VanLoon JT. HOT AND COOL: BRIDGING GAPS IN MASSIVE-STAR EVOLUTION, 425 :37-44 >Link

Davies B, Lumsden SL, Hoare MG, Oudmaijer RD, de Wit W-J. 2010. The circumstellar disc, envelope and bipolar outflow of the massive young stellar object W33A MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 402 :1504-1515 >DOI >Link

Davies B, Kudritzki R-P, Figer DF. 2010. The potential of red supergiants as extragalactic abundance probes at low spectral resolution MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 407 :1203-1211 >DOI >Link

Mottram JC, Hoare MG, Urquhart JS, Lumsden SL, Oudmaijer RD, Robitaille TP, Moore TJT, Davies B, Stead J. 2010. The Red MSX Source survey: The bolometric fluxes and luminosity distributions of young massive stars Astronomy and Astrophysics, 525 >DOI

Vink JS, Davies B, Harries TJ, Oudmaijer RD, Walborn NR. 2009. On the presence and absence of disks around O-type stars ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 505 :743-753 >DOI >Link

Messineo M, Davies B, Ivanov VD, Figer DF, Schuller F, Habing HJ, Menten KM, Petr-Gotzens MG. 2009. NEAR-INFRARED SPECTRA OF GALACTIC STELLAR CLUSTERS DETECTED ON SPITZER/GLIMPSE IMAGES ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 697 :701-712 >DOI >Link

Clark JS, Davies B, Najarro F, MacKenty J, Crowther PA, Messineo M, Thompson MA. 2009. The P Cygni supergiant [OMN2000] LS1-implications for the star formation history of W51 ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 504 :429-435 >DOI >Link

Zhu Q, Davies B, Figer DF, Trombley C. 2009. A NEAR-INFRARED STUDY OF THE STELLAR CLUSTER: [DBS2003] 45 ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 702 :929-939 >DOI >Link

Davies B, Origlia L, Kudritzki R-P, Figer DF, Rich RM, Najarro F. 2009. THE CHEMICAL ABUNDANCES IN THE GALACTIC CENTER FROM THE ATMOSPHERES OF RED SUPERGIANTS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 694 :46-55 >DOI >Link

Davies B, Origlia L, Kudritzki R-P, Figer DF, Rich RM, Najarro F, Negueruela I, Clark JS. 2009. CHEMICAL ABUNDANCE PATTERNS IN THE INNER GALAXY: THE SCUTUM RED SUPERGIANT CLUSTERS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 696 :2014-2025 >DOI >Link

Clark JS, Negueruela I, Davies B, Larionov VM, Ritchie BW, Figer DF, Messineo M, Crowther PA, Arkharov AA. 2009. A third red supergiant rich cluster in the Scutum-Crux arm ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 498 :109-114 >DOI >Link

Davies B, Figer DF, Kudritzki R-P, Trombley C, Kouveliotou C, Wachter S. 2009. THE PROGENITOR MASS OF THE MAGNETAR SGR1900+14 ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 707 :844-851 >DOI >Link

Urquhart JS, Hoare MG, Lumsden SL, Oudmaijer RD, Moore TJT, Brook PR, Mottram JC, Davies B, Stead JJ. 2009. The RMS survey Astronomy and Astrophysics, 507 :795-802 >DOI

Urquhart JS, Hoare MG, Lumsden SL, Oudmaijer RD, Moore TJT, Brook PR, Mottram JC, Davies B, Stead JJ. 2009. The RMS survey H2O masers towards a sample of southern hemisphere massive YSO candidates and ultra compact HII regions ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 507 :795-802 >DOI >Link

Urquhart JS, Hoare MG, Purcell CR, Lumsden SL, Oudmaijer RD, Moore TJT, Busfield AL, Mottram JC, Davies B. 2009. The RMS survey 6 cm continuum VLA observations towards candidate massive YSOs in the northern hemisphere ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 501 :539-551 >DOI >Link

Patel M, Oudmaijer RD, Vink JS, Bjorkman JE, Davies B, Groenewegen MAT, Miroshnichenko AS, Mottram JC. 2008. Spectropolarimetry of the massive post-red supergiants IRC+10420 and HD 179821 MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 385 :967-978 >DOI >Link

Messineo M, Figer DF, Davies B, Rich RM, Valenti E, Kudritzki RP. 2008. Discovery of a young massive stellar cluster near hess J1813-178 ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS, 683 :L155-L158 >DOI >Link

Davies B, Figer DF, Law CJ, Kudritzki R-P, Najarro F, Herrero A, MacKenty JW. 2008. The cool supergiant population of the massive young star cluster RSGC1 ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 676 :1016-1028 >DOI >Link

Davies B, Vink JS, Oudmaijer RD. 2007. Modelling the clumping-induced polarimetric variability of hot star winds ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 469 :1045-1056 >DOI >Link

Davies B, Oudmaijer RD, Sahu KC. 2007. Integral-field spectroscopy of the post-red supergiant IRC+10420: Evidence for an axisymmetric wind ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 671 :2059-2067 >DOI >Link

Davies B, Figer DF, Kudritzki R-P, MacKenty J, Najarro F, Herrero A. 2007. A massive cluster of red supergiants at the base of the Scutum-Crux arm ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 671 :781-801 >DOI >Link

Patel M, Oudmaijer RD, Vink JS, Mottram JC, Davies B. 2006. A polarimetric study of the B[e] star HD 45677 MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 373 :1641-1647 >DOI >Link

Davies B, Oudmaijer RD, Vink JS. 2006. The clumpiness of LBV winds Kraus M, Miroshnnichenko AS. STARS WITH THE B[E] PHENOMENON, PROCEEDINGS, 355 :173-+ >Link

Davies B, Oudmaijer RD, Vink JS. 2005. Asphericity and clumpiness in the winds of Luminous Blue Variables ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 439 :1107-1125 >DOI >Link

Beasor ER, Davies B. The evolution of Red Supergiant mass-loss rates >Link

Davies B, Beasor E. The Initial Masses of the Red Supergiant Progenitors to Type-II Supernovae >Link

Beasor ER, Davies B. The evolution of red supergiants to supernovae >DOI >Link

Davies B, Vink JS, Oudmaijer RD. Using polarization to study the winds of massive stars >Link

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Messineo M, Clark JS, Figer DF, Menten KM, Kudritzki RP, Najarro F, Rich RM, Ivanov VD, Valenti E, Trombley C, Chen CHR, Davies B, MacKenty JW, Nota A. 2015. Evolved massive stars in W33 and in GMC G23.3-0.3 Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 12 :167-168 >DOI

Messineo M, Davies B, Figer DF, Trombley C, Valenti E, Najarro F, MacKenty J, Menten K, Rich RM, Kudritzki RP, Clark S, Ivanov V. 2012. Young Massive Stellar Clusters in the Milky Way: the Cl1813-178 and GLIMPSE 9 Clusters Moitinho A, Alves J. STAR CLUSTERS IN THE ERA OF LARGE SURVEYS, Joint European and National Astronomy Meeting (JENAM)/18th Annual Meeting of the European-Astronomical-Society/20th Annual Portuguese Meeting of Astronomy and Astrophysics/Symposium 7 - Square Kilometre Array (SKA) :185-190 >DOI >Link

Davies B. 2012. Young Star Clusters: Keys to Understanding Massive Stars Drissen L, Robert C, StLouis N, Moffat AFJ. FOUR DECADES OF RESEARCH ON MASSIVE STARS, Meeting on 4 Decades of Research on Massive Stars in Honor of Anthony FJ Moffat 465 :383-391 >Link

Oudmaijer RD, Davies B, Dawson F, Lockett O, Mottram JC, Patel M, Groenewegen MAT. 2006. The post-red supergiant IRC+10420 Kraus M, Miroshnnichenko AS. STARS WITH THE B[E] PHENOMENON, PROCEEDINGS, Meeting on Stars with the B (e) Phenomenon 355 :181-+ >Link

Oudmaijer RD, Davies B, Vink JS, Drew JE. 2005. Spectropolarimetry of young and evolved stars Adamson A, Aspin C, Davis CJ, Fujiyoshi T. Astronomical Polarimetry: Current Status and Future Directions, Meeting on Astronomical Polarimetry - Current Status and Future Directions 343 :227-231 >Link

Engagement & Impact

Conference organisation:

Conference name: MIAPP - The Chemical Evolution of Galaxies, Position: Chair, SOC

Conference name: Stellar Behemoths - Red Supergiants Across the Local Universe (Focus Meeting of the IAU General Assembly, Hawaii), Position: Chair, SOC

Conference name: Frontiers of Stellar Spectroscopy - MPIA Heidelberg, Position: Co-chair, SOC

Conference name: Massive stars and the diversity of supernovae, Position: Chair

External committees:

Committee name: Ernest Rutherford Fellowships Committee, Organisation: STFC, Position: Panel member

Committee name: Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee, Organisation: Space Telescope Science Institute, Position: member

Committee name: ING Telescope Allocation Group, Organisation: Issac Newton Group of Telescopes, Position: Panel member

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: University of Manchester, Award student examined for: MPhil, Thesis title: AGB stars

Name of University: University of Leeds, Award student examined for: MPhil

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

Name of University: Rochester Institute of Technology, Award gained by the student: PhD

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: RAS research fellowship, Organisation: Royal Astronomical Society

Research Grants Awarded:

STFC, Using Massive Stars to Chart the Chemical Evolution of Galaxies, Grant value (£): 100000, Duration of research project: 2 years (+)