Dr Edward Gillen

Edward Gillen

Senior Lecturer in Observations of Exoplanets
SPCS Postgraduate Subject Exam Board Chair

School of Physical and Chemical Sciences
Queen Mary University of London

Research

Exoplanets, Stars, Planetary system evolution, Origin and prevalence of life, Astrophysics

Interests

My primary research interests focus on understanding the evolution, diversity and habitability of planetary systems, which I pursue using a variety of ground- and space-based observatories. Within these overarching themes, some areas of particular interest include:
- Detecting and characterising transiting exoplanet systems at different evolutionary stages (from young to mature).
- Observationally calibrating stellar (and hence planetary) evolution using stellar rotation, activity and eclipsing binaries.
- Assessing the potential habitability of exoplanets by characterising their stellar environments to probe origin of life scenarios and exploring the possibility of detecting biosignatures.

I completed my PhD at the University of Oxford in 2015 and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge. In 2018, I was awarded a Winton Exoplanet Fellowship, which I held initially at Cambridge before moving it to Queen Mary in 2020 to take up a lectureship position.

I am a member various international research and space mission consortia, such as the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS), Atmospheric Remote-sensing Exoplanet Large-survey (ARIEL) and PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO).

Publications

Relevant PublicationPublications of specific relevance to the Centre for Fundamental Physics

2023

Relevant PublicationDuffy CDP, Canchon G, Haworth TJ, Gillen E, Chitnavis S and Mullineaux CW (2023). Photosynthesis under a red Sun: predicting the absorption characteristics of an extraterrestrial light-harvesting antenna. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press vol. 526 (2), 2265-2277.  
18-09-2023
Relevant PublicationLowson N, Zhou G, Huang CX, Wright DJ, Edwards B, Nabbie E, Venner A, Quinn SN, Collins KA, Gillen E, Battley M, Triaud A, Hellier C, Seager S, Winn JN, Jenkins JM, Wohler B, Shporer A, Schwarz RP, Murgas F, et al. (2023). Two mini-Neptunes transiting the adolescent K-star HIP 113103 confirmed with TESS and CHEOPS. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press (OUP) vol. 527 (1), 1146-1162.  
12-09-2023
Relevant PublicationSmith GD, Gillen E, Hodgkin ST, Alves DR, Anderson DR, Battley MP, Burleigh MR, Casewell SL, Gill S, Goad MR, Henderson BA, Jenkins JS, Kendall A, Moyano M, Ramsay G, Tilbrook RH, Vines JI, West RG and Wheatley PJ (2023). NGTS clusters survey – V. Rotation in the Orion star-forming complex. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press (OUP) vol. 523 (1), 169-188.  
15-05-2023
Relevant PublicationKreutzer LT, Gillen E, Briegal JT and Queloz D (2023). S-ACF: a selective estimator for the autocorrelation function of irregularly sampled time series. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press (OUP) vol. 522 (4), 5049-5061.  
27-04-2023
Relevant PublicationBarragán O, Gillen E, Aigrain S, Meech A, Klein B, Nielsen LD, Yu H, O’Sullivan NK, Nicholson BA and Lillo-Box J (2023). Revisiting K2-233 spectroscopic time-series with multidimensional Gaussian processes. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press (OUP) vol. 522 (3), 3458-3471.  
18-04-2023
Relevant PublicationMoulton T, Hodgkin ST, Smith GD, Briegal JT, Gillen E, Acton JS, Battley MP, Burleigh MR, Casewell SL, Gill S, Goad MR, Henderson BA, Kendall A, Ramsay G, Tilbrook RH and Wheatley PJ (2023). NGTS clusters survey – IV. Search for Dipper stars in the Orion Nebular Cluster. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press (OUP) vol. 521 (2), 1700-1726.  
10-03-2023
Relevant PublicationHeitzmann A, Zhou G, Quinn SN, Huang CX, Dong J, Bouma LG, Dawson RI, Marsden SC, Wright D, Petit P, Collins KA, Barkaoui K, Wittenmyer RA, Gillen E, Brahm R, Hobson M, Hellier C, Ziegler C, Briceño C, Law N, et al. (2023). TOI-4562b: A Highly Eccentric Temperate Jupiter Analog Orbiting a Young Field Star. The Astronomical Journal, American Astronomical Society vol. 165 (3) 
22-02-2023

2022

Relevant PublicationJackson DG, Watson CA, de Mooij EJW, Acton JS, Alves DR, Anderson DR, Armstrong DJ, Bayliss D, Belardi C, Bouchy F, Bryant EM, Burleigh MR, Casewell SL, Costes JC, Eigmüller P, Goad MR, Gill S, Gillen E, Günther MN, Hawthorn F, et al. (2022). The discovery of three hot Jupiters, NGTS-23b, 24b, and 25b, and updated parameters for HATS-54b from the Next Generation Transit Survey. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press (OUP) vol. 518 (4), 4845-4860.  
09-11-2022
Relevant PublicationAlves DR, Jenkins JS, Vines JI, Nielsen LD, Gill S, Acton JS, Anderson DR, Bayliss D, Bouchy F, Breytenbach H, Bryant EM, Burleigh MR, Casewell SL, Eigmüller P, Gillen E, Goad MR, Günther MN, Henderson BA, Kendall A, Lendl M, et al. (2022). NGTS-21b: an inflated Super-Jupiter orbiting a metal-poor K dwarf. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press (OUP) vol. 517 (3), 4447-4457.  
07-10-2022
Relevant PublicationZhou G, Wirth CP, Huang CX, Venner A, Franson K, Quinn SN, Bouma LG, Kraus AL, Mann AW, Newton ER, Dragomir D, Heitzmann A, Lowson N, Douglas ST, Battley M, Gillen E, Triaud A, Latham DW, Howell SB, Hartman JD, et al. (2022). A Mini-Neptune from TESS and CHEOPS Around the 120 Myr Old AB Dor Member HIP 94235. The Astronomical Journal, American Astronomical Society vol. 163 (6) 
24-05-2022
Relevant PublicationBriegal JT, Gillen E, Queloz D, Hodgkin S, Acton JS, Anderson DR, Armstrong DJ, Battley MP, Bayliss D, Burleigh MR, Bryant EM, Casewell SL, Costes JC, Eigmüller P, Gill S, Goad MR, Günther MN, Henderson BA, Jackman JAG, Jenkins JS, et al. (2022). Periodic stellar variability from almost a million NGTS light curves. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press (OUP) vol. 513 (1), 420-438.  
05-04-2022
Relevant PublicationGill S, Ulmer-Moll S, Wheatley PJ, Bayliss D, Burleigh MR, Acton JS, Casewell SL, Watson CA, Lendl M, Worters HL, Sefako RR, Anderson DR, Alves DR, Bouchy F, Bryant EM, Eigmüller P, Gillen E, Goad MR, Grieves N, Günther MN, et al. (2022). TIC-320687387 B: a long-period eclipsing M-dwarf close to the hydrogen burning limit. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press (OUP) vol. 513 (2), 1785-1793.  
29-03-2022
Relevant PublicationGünther MN, Berardo DA, Ducrot E, Murray CA, Stassun KG, Olah K, Bouma LG, Rappaport S, Winn JN, Feinstein AD, Matthews EC, Sebastian D, Rackham BV, Seli B, Triaud AHMJ, Gillen E, Levine AM, Demory B-O, Gillon M, Queloz D, et al. (2022). Complex Modulation of Rapidly Rotating Young M Dwarfs: Adding Pieces to the Puzzle. The Astronomical Journal, American Astronomical Society vol. 163 (4) 
02-03-2022

2021

bullet iconSmith GD, Gillen E, Queloz D, Hillenbrand LA, Acton JS, Alves DR, Anderson DR, Bayliss D, Briegal JT, Burleigh MR, Casewell SL, Delrez L, Dransfield G, Ducrot E, Gill S, Gillon M, Goad MR, Günther MN, Henderson BA, Jenkins JS, et al. (2021). NGTS clusters survey – III. A low-mass eclipsing binary in the Blanco 1 open cluster spanning the fully convective boundary. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press (OUP) vol. 507 (4), 5991-6011.  
07-09-2021
bullet iconActon JS, Goad MR, Burleigh MR, Casewell SL, Breytenbach H, Nielsen LD, Smith G, Anderson DR, Battley MP, Bayliss D, Bouchy F, Bryant EM, Csizmadia S, Eigmüller P, Gill S, Gillen E, Grieves N, Günther MN, Henderson BA, Hodgkin ST, et al. (2021). NGTS-19b: A high mass transiting brown dwarf in a 17-day eccentric orbit. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 
22-05-2021
bullet iconJackman JAG, Wheatley PJ, Acton JS, Anderson DR, Bayliss D, Briegal JT, Burleigh MR, Casewell SL, Gänsicke BT, Gill S, Gillen E, Goad MR, Günther MN, Henderson BA, Hodgkin ST, Jenkins JS, Pugh C, Queloz D, Raynard L, Tilbrook RH, et al. (2021). Stellar flares detected with the Next Generation Transit Survey. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press (OUP) vol. 504 (3), 3246-3264.  
14-04-2021
bullet iconTilbrook RH, Burleigh MR, Costes JC, Gill S, Nielsen LD, Vines JI, Queloz D, Hodgkin ST, Worters HL, Goad MR, Acton JS, Henderson BA, Armstrong DJ, Anderson DR, Bayliss D, Bouchy F, Briegal JT, Bryant EM, Casewell SL, Chaushev A, et al. (2021). NGTS 15b, 16b, 17b, and 18b: four hot Jupiters from the Next-Generation Transit Survey. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press (OUP) vol. 504 (4), 6018-6032.  
30-03-2021
bullet iconBarragán O, Aigrain S, Gillen E and Gutiérrez-Canales F (2021). TESS Re-observes the Young Multi-planet System TOI-451: Refined Ephemeris and Activity Evolution. Research Notes of the AAS vol. 5 (3), 51-51.  
01-03-2021
bullet iconGrieves N, Nielsen LD, Vines JI, Bryant EM, Gill S, Bouchy F, Lendl M, Bayliss D, Eigmueller P, Segransan D, Acton JS, Anderson DR, Burleigh MR, Casewell SL, Chaushev A, Cooke BF, Gillen E, Goad MR, Günther MN, Henderson BA, et al. (2021). NGTS-13b: A hot 4.8 Jupiter-mass planet transiting a subgiant star. Astronomy and Astrophysics vol. 647 
01-03-2021
bullet iconSmith AMS, Acton JS, Anderson DR, Armstrong DJ, Bayliss D, Belardi C, Bouchy F, Brahm R, Briegal JT, Bryant EM, Burleigh MR, Cabrera J, Chaushev A, Cooke BF, Costes JC, Csizmadia S, Eigmüller P, Erikson A, Gill S, Gillen E, et al. (2021). NGTS-14Ab: A Neptune-sized transiting planet in the desert. Astronomy and Astrophysics vol. 646 
01-02-2021

2020

bullet iconBryant EM, Bayliss D, Nielsen LD, Veras D, Acton JS, Anderson DR, Armstrong DJ, Bouchy F, Briegal JT, Burleigh MR, Cabrera J, Casewell SL, Chaushev A, Cooke BF, Csizmadia S, Eigmüller P, Erikson A, Gill S, Gillen E, Goad MR, et al. (2020). NGTS-12b: A sub-Saturn mass transiting exoplanet in a 7.53 day orbit. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society vol. 499 (3), 3139-3148.  
01-12-2020
bullet iconJenkins JS, Díaz MR, Kurtovic NT, Espinoza N, Vines JI, Rojas PAP, Brahm R, Torres P, Cortés-Zuleta P, Soto MG, Lopez ED, King GW, Wheatley PJ, Winn JN, Ciardi DR, Ricker G, Vanderspek R, Latham DW, Seager S, Jenkins JM, et al. (2020). Author Correction: An ultrahot Neptune in the Neptune desert. Nature Astronomy, Springer Nature vol. 4 (12), 1202-1202.  
13-10-2020
bullet iconJenkins JS, Díaz MR, Kurtovic NT, Espinoza N, Vines JI, Rojas PAP, Brahm R, Torres P, Cortés-Zuleta P, Soto MG, Lopez ED, King GW, Wheatley PJ, Winn JN, Ciardi DR, Ricker G, Vanderspek R, Latham DW, Seager S, Jenkins JM, et al. (2020). An ultrahot Neptune in the Neptune desert. Nature Astronomy 
21-09-2020
bullet iconJackman JAG, Wheatley PJ, Acton JS, Anderson DR, Belardi C, Burleigh MR, Casewell SL, Eigmüller P, Gill S, Gillen E, Goad MR, Grange A, Hodgkin ST, Jenkins JS, McCormac J, Moyano M, Queloz D, Raynard L, Tilbrook RH, Watson CA, et al. (2020). NGTS clusters survey – II. White-light flares from the youngest stars in Orion. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society vol. 497 (1), 809-817.  
01-09-2020
bullet iconLienhard F, Queloz D, Gillon M, Burdanov A, Delrez L, Ducrot E, Handley W, Jehin E, Murray CA, Triaud AHMJ, Gillen E, Mortier A and Rackham BV (2020). Global analysis of the TRAPPIST Ultra-Cool Dwarf Transit Survey. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society vol. 497 (3), 3790-3808.  
01-09-2020
bullet iconActon JS, Goad MR, Casewell SL, Vines JI, Burleigh MR, Eigmüller P, Nielsen LD, Gänsicke BT, Bayliss D, Bouchy F, Bryant EM, Gill S, Gillen E, Günther MN, Jenkins JS, McCormac J, Moyano M, Raynard LR, Tilbrook RH, Udry S, et al. (2020). An eclipsing M-dwarf close to the hydrogen burning limit from NGTS. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 
20-08-2020
bullet iconGill S, Wheatley PJ, Cooke BF, Jordán A, Nielsen LD, Bayliss D, Anderson DR, Vines JI, Lendl M, Acton JS, Armstrong DJ, Bouchy F, Brahm R, Bryant EM, Burleigh MR, Casewell SL, Eigmüller P, Espinoza N, Gillen E, R. Goad M, et al. (2020). NGTS-11 b (TOI-1847 b): A Transiting Warm Saturn Recovered from a TESS Single-transit Event. Astrophysical Journal Letters vol. 898 (1) 
20-07-2020
bullet iconGillen E, Hillenbrand LA, Stauffer J, Aigrain S, Rebull L and Cody AM (2020). Mon-735: a new low-mass pre-main-sequence eclipsing binary in NGC 2264. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society vol. 495 (2), 1531-1548.  
21-06-2020
bullet iconMcCormac J, Gillen E, Jackman JAG, Brown DJA, Bayliss D, Wheatley PJ, Anderson DR, Armstrong DJ, Bouchy F, Briegal JT, Burleigh MR, Cabrera J, Casewell SL, Chaushev A, Chazelas B, Chote P, Cooke BF, Costes JC, Csizmadia S, Eigmueller P, et al. (2020). NGTS-10b: the shortest period hot Jupiter yet discovered. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY vol. 493 (1), 126-140.  
01-03-2020
bullet iconGillen E, Briegal JT, Hodgkin ST, Foreman-Mackey D, Van Leeuwen F, Jackman JAG, McCormac J, West RG, Queloz D, Bayliss D, Goad MR, Watson CA, Wheatley PJ, Belardi C, Burleigh MR, Casewell SL, Jenkins JS, Raynard L, Smith AMS, Tilbrook RH, et al. (2020). NGTS clusters survey - I. Rotation in the young benchmark open cluster Blanco 1. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society vol. 492 (1), 1008-1024.  
01-02-2020
bullet iconLendl M, Bouchy F, Gill S, Nielsen LD, Turner O, Stassun K, Acton JS, Anderson DR, Armstrong DJ, Bayliss D, Belardi C, Bryant EM, Burleigh MR, Chaushev A, Casewell SL, Cooke BF, Eigmüller P, Gillen E, Goad MR, Günther MN, et al. (2020). TOI-222: A single-transit TESS candidate revealed to be a 34-d eclipsing binary with CORALIE, EulerCam, and NGTS. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press (OUP) vol. 492 (2), 1761-1769.  
01-02-2020
bullet iconGuenther MN, Zhan Z, Seager S, Rimmer PB, Ranjan S, Stassun KG, Oelkers RJ, Daylan T, Newton E, Kristiansen MH, Olah K, Gillen E, Rappaport S, Ricker GR, Vanderspek RK, Latham DW, Winn JN, Jenkins JM, Glidden A, Fausnaugh M, et al. (2020). Stellar Flares from the First TESS Data Release: Exploring a New Sample of M Dwarfs. The Astronomical Journal, American Astronomical Society vol. 159 (2) 
20-01-2020
bullet iconGillen E, Rimmer PB and Catling DC (2020). Statistical analysis of Curiosity data shows no evidence for a strong seasonal cycle of Martian methane. Icarus vol. 336 
15-01-2020

2019

bullet iconCostes JC, Watson CA, Belardi C, Braker IP, Burleigh MR, Casewell SL, Eigmüller P, Günther MN, Jackman JAG, Nielsen LD, Soto MG, Turner O, Anderson DR, Bayliss D, Bouchy F, Briegal JT, Bryant EM, Cabrera J, Chaushev A, Csizmadia S, et al. (2019). NGTS-8b and NGTS-9b: Two non-inflated hot Jupiters. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press (OUP) vol. 491 (2), 2834-2844.  
20-11-2019
bullet iconJackman JAG, Wheatley PJ, Bayliss D, Gill S, Hodgkin ST, Burleigh MR, Braker IP, Günther MN, Louden T, Turner O, Anderson DR, Belardi C, Bouchy F, Briegal JT, Bryant EM, Cabrera J, Casewell SL, Chaushev A, Costes JC, Csizmadia S, et al. (2019). NGTS-7Ab: An ultrashort-period brown dwarf transiting a tidally locked and active M dwarf. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society vol. 489 (4), 5146-5164.  
01-11-2019
bullet iconVines JI, Jenkins JS, Acton JS, Briegal J, Bayliss D, Bouchy F, Belardi C, Bryant EM, Burleigh MR, Cabrera J, Casewell SL, Chaushev A, Cooke BF, Csizmadia S, Eigmüller P, Erikson A, Foxell E, Gill S, Gillen E, Goad MR, et al. (2019). NGTS-6b: An ultrashort period hot-Jupiter orbiting an old K dwarf. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society vol. 489 (3), 4125-4134.  
27-08-2019
bullet iconWest RG, Gillen E, Bayliss D, Burleigh MR, Delrez L, Günther MN, Hodgkin ST, Jackman JAG, Jenkins JS, King G, McCormac J, Nielsen LD, Raynard L, Smith AMS, Soto M, Turner O, Wheatley PJ, Almleaky Y, Armstrong DJ, Belardi C, et al. (2019). NGTS-4b: A sub-Neptune transiting in the desert. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society vol. 486 (4), 5094-5103.  
01-07-2019
bullet iconEigmueller P, Chaushev A, Gillen E, Smith A, Nielsen LD, Turner O, Csizmadia S, Smalley B, Bayliss D, Belardi C, Bouchy F, Burleigh MR, Cabrera J, Casewell SL, Chazelas B, Cooke BF, Erikson A, Gansicke BT, Guenther MN, Goad MR, et al. (2019). NGTS-5b: a highly inflated planet offering insights into the sub-Jovian desert. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS vol. 625 
28-05-2019
bullet iconDavid TJ, Hillenbrand LA, Gillen E, Cody AM, Howell SB, Isaacson HT and Livingston JH (2019). Age Determination in Upper Scorpius with Eclipsing Binaries. Astrophysical Journal vol. 872 (2) 
01-02-2019
bullet iconJackman JAG, Wheatley PJ, Pugh CE, Kolotkov DY, Broomhall AM, Kennedy GM, Murphy SJ, Raddi R, Burleigh MR, Casewell SL, Eigmüller P, Gillen E, Günther MN, Jenkins JS, Louden T, McCormac J, Raynard L, Poppenhaeger K, Udry S, Watson CA, et al. (2019). Detection of a giant flare displaying quasi-periodic pulsations from a pre-main-sequence M star by the Next Generation Transit Survey. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society vol. 482 (4), 5553-5566.  
01-02-2019

2018

bullet iconRaynard L, Goad MR, Gillen E, Nielsen LD, Watson CA, Thompson APG, McCormac J, Bayliss D, Soto M, Csizmadia S, Chaushev A, Burleigh MR, Alexander R, Armstrong DJ, Bouchy F, Briegal JT, Cabrera J, Casewell SL, Chazelas B, Cooke BF, et al. (2018). NGTS-2b: An inflated hot-Jupiter transiting a bright F-dwarf. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society vol. 481 (4), 4960-4970.  
01-12-2018
bullet iconCasewell SL, Raynard L, Watson CA, Gillen E, de Mooij E, Bayliss D, Bouchy F, Thompson A, Jackman JAG, Burleigh MR, Chaushev A, Belardi C, Louden T, Goad MR, Nielsen LD, Poppenhaeger K, Eigmüller P, Günther MN, Jenkins JS, McCormac J, et al. (2018). A low-mass eclipsing binary within the fully convective zone from the Next Generation Transit Survey. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society vol. 481 (2), 1897-1907.  
01-12-2018
bullet iconGünther MN, Queloz D, Gillen E, Delrez L, Bouchy F, McCormac J, Smalley B, Almleaky Y, Armstrong DJ, Bayliss D, Burdanov A, Burleigh M, Cabrera J, Casewell SL, Cooke BF, Csizmadia S, Ducrot E, Eigmüller P, Erikson A, Gänsicke BT, et al. (2018). Unmasking the hidden NGTS-3Ab: A hot Jupiter in an unresolved binary system. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society vol. 478 (4), 4720-4737.  
21-08-2018
bullet iconArmstrong DJ, Günther MN, McCormac J, Smith AMS, Bayliss D, Bouchy F, Burleigh MR, Casewell S, Eigmüller P, Gillen E, Goad MR, Hodgkin ST, Jenkins JS, Louden T, Metrailler L, Pollacco D, Poppenhaeger K, Queloz D, Raynard L, Rauer H, et al. (2018). Automatic vetting of planet candidates from ground-based surveys: Machine learning with NGTS. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society vol. 478 (3), 4225-4237.  
01-08-2018
bullet iconRimmer PB, Xu J, Thompson SJ, Gillen E, Sutherland JD and Queloz D (2018). The origin of RNA precursors on exoplanets. Sci Adv vol. 4 (8) 
01-08-2018
bullet iconWheatley PJ, West RG, Goad MR, Jenkins JS, Pollacco DL, Queloz D, Rauer H, Udry S, Watson CA, Chazelas B, Eigmüller P, Lambert G, Genolet L, McCormac J, Walker S, Armstrong DJ, Bayliss D, Bento J, Bouchy F, Burleigh MR, et al. (2018). The Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS). Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society vol. 475 (4), 4476-4493.  
21-04-2018
bullet iconBayliss D, Gillen E, Eigmüller P, McCormac J, Alexander RD, Armstrong DJ, Booth RS, Bouchy F, Burleigh MR, Cabrera J, Casewell SL, Chaushev A, Chazelas B, Csizmadia S, Erikson A, Faedi F, Foxell E, Gänsicke BT, Goad MR, Grange A, et al. (2018). NGTS-1b: A hot Jupiter transiting an M-dwarf. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society vol. 475 (4), 4467-4475.  
21-04-2018
bullet iconJackman JAG, Wheatley PJ, Pugh CE, Gansicke BT, Gillen E, Broomhall A-M, Armstrong DJ, Burleigh MR, Chaushev A, Eigmueller P, Erikson A, Goad MR, Grange A, Gunther MN, Jenkins JS, McCormac J, Raynard L, Thompson APG, Udry S, Walker S, et al. (2018). Ground-based detection of G star superflares with NGTS. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press (OUP) vol. 477 (4), 4655-4664.  
10-04-2018

2017

bullet iconGünther MN, Queloz D, Gillen E, McCormac J, Bayliss D, Bouchy F, Walker SR, West RG, Eigmüller P, Smith AMS, Armstrong DJ, Burleigh M, Casewell SL, Chaushev AP, Goad MR, Grange A, Jackman J, Jenkins JS, Louden T, Moyano M, et al. (2017). Centroid vetting of transiting planet candidates from the Next Generation transit Survey. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society vol. 472 (1), 295-307.  
01-11-2017
bullet iconGillen E, Hillenbrand LA, David TJ, Aigrain S, Rebull L, Stauffer J, Cody AM and Queloz D (2017). New Low-mass Eclipsing Binary Systems in Praesepe Discovered by K2. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL vol. 849 (1) 
01-11-2017
bullet iconPepper J, Gillen E, Parviainen H, Hillenbrand LA, Cody AM, Aigrain S, Stauffer J, Vrba FJ, David T, Lillo-Box J, Stassun KG, Conroy KE, Pope BJS and Barrado D (2017). A Low-mass Exoplanet Candidate Detected by K2 Transiting the Praesepe M Dwarf JS 183. Astronomical Journal vol. 153 (4) 
01-04-2017
bullet iconGillen E, Aigrain S, Terquem C, Bouvier J, Alencar SHP, Gandolfi D, Stauffer J, Cody A, Venuti L, Almeida PV, Micela G, Favata F and Deeg HJ (2017). CoRoT 223992193: Investigating the variability in a low-mass, pre-main sequence eclipsing binary with evidence of a circumbinary disk. Astronomy and Astrophysics vol. 599 
01-03-2017

2016

bullet iconRebull LM, Stauffer JR, Bouvier J, Cody AM, Hillenbrand LA, Soderblom DR, Valenti J, Barrado D, Bouy H, Ciardi D, Pinsonneault M, Stassun K, Micela G, Aigrain S, Vrba F, Somers G, Christiansen J, Gillen E and Cameron AC (2016). ROTATION in the PLEIADES with K2. I. DATA and FIRST RESULTS. Astronomical Journal vol. 152 (5) 
01-11-2016
bullet iconRebull LM, Stauffer JR, Bouvier J, Cody AM, Hillenbrand LA, Soderblom DR, Valenti J, Barrado D, Bouy H, Ciardi D, Pinsonneault M, Stassun K, Micela G, Aigrain S, Vrba F, Somers G, Gillen E and Cameron AC (2016). ROTATION in the PLEIADES with K2. II. MULTIPERIOD STARS. Astronomical Journal vol. 152 (5) 
01-11-2016
bullet iconDemory BO, Queloz D, Alibert Y, Gillen E and Gillon M (2016). Probing trappist-1-like systems with K2. Astrophysical Journal Letters vol. 825 (2) 
10-07-2016
bullet iconStauffer J, Cody AM, Rebull L, Hillenbrand LA, Turner NJ, Carpenter J, Carey S, Terebey S, Morales-Calderón M, Alencar SHP, McGinnis P, Sousa A, Bouvier J, Venuti L, Hartmann L, Calvet N, Micela G, Flaccomio E, Song I, Gutermuth R, et al. (2016). CSI 2264: CHARACTERIZING YOUNG STARS in NGC 2264 with STOCHASTICALLY VARYING LIGHT CURVES. Astronomical Journal vol. 151 (3) 
01-03-2016

2015

bullet iconDavid TJ, Stauffer J, Hillenbrand LA, Cody AM, Conroy K, Stassun KG, Pope B, Aigrain S, Gillen E, Cameron AC, Barrado D, Rebull LM, Isaacson H, Marcy GW, Zhang C, Riddle RL, Ziegler C, Law NM and Baranec C (2015). HII 2407: An eclipsing binary revealed by K2 observations of the Pleiades. Astrophysical Journal vol. 814 (1) 
20-11-2015
bullet iconLohr ME, Norton AJ, Gillen E, Busuttil R, Kolb UC, Aigrain S, McQuillan A, Hodgkin ST and González E (2015). The doubly eclipsing quintuple low-mass star system 1SWASP J093010.78+533859.5. Astronomy and Astrophysics vol. 578 
01-06-2015
bullet iconStauffer J, Cody AM, McGinnis P, Rebull L, Hillenbrand LA, Turner NJ, Carpenter J, Plavchan P, Carey S, Terebey S, Morales-Calderón M, Alencar SHP, Bouvier J, Venuti L, Hartmann L, Calvet N, Micela G, Flaccomio E, Song I, Gutermuth R, et al. (2015). CSI 2264: Characterizing young stars in NGC 2264 with short-duration periodic flux dips in their light curves. Astronomical Journal vol. 149 (4) 
01-04-2015

2014

bullet iconCody AM, Stauffer J, Baglin A, Micela G, Rebull LM, Flaccomio E, Morales-Calderón M, Aigrain S, Bouvier J, Hillenbrand LA, Gutermuth R, Song I, Turner N, Alencar SHP, Zwintz K, Plavchan P, Carpenter J, Findeisen K, Carey S, Terebey S, et al. (2014). CSI 2264: Simultaneous optical and infrared light curves of young disk-bearing stars in NGC 2264 with CoRoT and Spitzer - Evidence for multiple origins of variability. Astronomical Journal vol. 147 (4) 
01-04-2014
bullet iconGillen E, Aigrain S, McQuillan A, Bouvier J, Hodgkin S, Alencar SHP, Terquem C, Southworth J, Gibson NP, Cody A, Lendl M, Morales-Calderón M, Favata F, Stauffer J and Micela G (2014). CoRoT* 223992193: A new, low-mass, pre-main sequence eclipsing binary with evidence of a circumbinary disk. Astronomy and Astrophysics vol. 562 
01-02-2014

Grants

solid heart iconGrants of specific relevance to the Centre for Fundamental Physics
solid heart iconAstronomy Research at Queen Mary 2023 - 2026
Christopher Clarkson, Richard Nelson, Timothy Clifton, William Sutherland, Edward Gillen, Karim Malik, Thomas James Haworth, Sijme-Jan Paardekooper, Theresa Baker, David Mulryne, Philip Bull, Juan Antonio Valiente Kroon, Charalampos Markakis, Mohammad Mahdi Godazgar, Katherine Clough, Pau Figueras and Chung Tse Shao
£1,625,769 Science & Technology Research Council (STFC) (01-04-2023 - 30-09-2026)
solid heart iconPhotosynthesis on Alien Worlds: What might it look like, and can it be detected?
Christopher Duffy, Edward Gillen, Conrad Mullineaux and Thomas James Haworth
£161,373 Leverhulme Trust (01-09-2023 - 31-08-2026)
solid heart iconWinton Exoplanet Fellowship - transfer in
Edward Gillen
£106,514 David and Claudia Harding Foundation (01-05-2020 - 30-04-2026)
solid heart iconPlanets through time: understanding the evolution and diversity of planetary systems
Edward Gillen
£265,920 Science & Technology Research Council (STFC) (01-04-2022 - 31-03-2025)