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Dr James McKee

Dr James McKee

Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Data Science AI and Modelling Centre (DAIM)

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of Hull)
  • PhD (University of Manchester)

Summary

I am an astrophysicist at the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics and a lecturer in the Centre of Excellence for Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Modelling (DAIM). I work on radio astronomy of pulsars, using some of the most sensitive telescopes in the world. My main areas of research are pulsar timing, the interstellar medium, and single pulse emission from pulsars.

I studied Physics at the University of Hull and was awarded a Ph.D. in Astronomy & Astrophysics by The University of Manchester. I have held research positions at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics.

I am a member of several international collaborations including:

Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME)

North American NanoHertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav)

Large European Array for Pulsars (LEAP)

European Pulsar Timing Array (EPTA)

International Pulsar Timing Array (IPTA)

The NenuFAR array

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Long-term scintillation studies of EPTA pulsars I. Observations and basic results

Liu, Y., Verbiest, J. P., Main, R. A., Wu, Z., Ambalappat, K. M., Champion, D. J., …Theureau, G. (2022). Long-term scintillation studies of EPTA pulsars I. Observations and basic results. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 664, Article A116. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/202142552

The Large Dispersion and Scattering of FRB 20190520B Are Dominated by the Host Galaxy

Koch Ocker, S., Cordes, J. M., Chatterjee, S., Niu, C. H., Li, D., McKee, J. W., …Cruces, M. (2022). The Large Dispersion and Scattering of FRB 20190520B Are Dominated by the Host Galaxy. The Astrophysical journal, 931(2), Article 87. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ac6504

Searches for Gravitational Waves from Known Pulsars at Two Harmonics in the Second and Third LIGO-Virgo Observing Runs

Abbott, R., Abe, H., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adhikari, N., Adhikari, R., …Weltevrede, P. (2022). Searches for Gravitational Waves from Known Pulsars at Two Harmonics in the Second and Third LIGO-Virgo Observing Runs. The Astrophysical journal, 935(1), Article 1. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ac6acf

Detection of quasi-periodic micro-structure in three millisecond pulsars with the Large European Array for Pulsars

Liu, K., Antoniadis, J., Bassa, C. G., Chen, S., Cognard, I., Gaikwad, M., …Possenti, A. (2022). Detection of quasi-periodic micro-structure in three millisecond pulsars with the Large European Array for Pulsars. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 513(3), 4037-4044. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stac1082

Probing the Local Interstellar Medium with Scintillometry of the Bright Pulsar B1133 + 16

McKee, J. W., Zhu, H., Stinebring, D. R., & Cordes, J. M. (2022). Probing the Local Interstellar Medium with Scintillometry of the Bright Pulsar B1133 + 16. The Astrophysical journal, 927(1), Article 99. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ac460b

Research interests

Pulsars

Neutron stars

The interstellar medium

Gravitational waves

Radio astronomy

Testing theories of gravity

Postgraduate supervision

Radio astronomy of pulsars

Current student: Georgia Lowes, "Shedding light on pulsar emission and its propagation through plasma environments"

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

International Astronomical Union

2018

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