Doctor Nicholas Tothill

Doctor Nicholas Tothill

Senior Lecturer - Computational Imaging, Visual Science & Computational Astrophysics,
Computing & Ict

Biography

Nick Tothill was educated in the UK, graduating with an MA in Physics from Cambridge, an MSc in Radioastronomy from Manchester, and a PhD in Astrophysics from Queen Mary College, University of London. He has worked in Germany (at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy), Canada (St Mary's University), the USA (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), the UK (University of Exeter) and Australia (UNSW). Along the way, he spent a year at the South Pole, running a radio telescope.

He joined UWS in 2011 as a Lecturer in the Computational Astrophysics, Imaging and Simulation group, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2015. He is using new developments in hardware and software to make large-scale images of the dense, dark clouds of gas and dust that are dotted around our Galaxy, and imaging distant galaxies to study the evolution of the universe. He is also interested in Antarctic Astrophysics (using the unique characteristics of Antarctica to provide new sites for telescopes) and in Star Formation (the study of how new stars form in clouds of dark gas). He gives public talks on Astronomy at the UWS Observatory.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Tothill.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of London
  • MSc University of Manchester
  • BA University of Cambridge (UK)

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Astronomical Society of Australia (2014 - 2020)
  • Member, International Astronomical Union (2003 - 2020)

Interests

  • Antarctic Astrophysics
  • Astrophysics and Astrochemistry of Molecular Clouds
  • Star Formation
  • mm-wave/submm-wave/THz astronomy

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Computing & Ict

Contact

Email: N.Tothill@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 956
Mobile:
Location: Y.2.09
Penrith (Kingswood)
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 300916 Astroinformatics, 2015
  • 300966 The Cosmos in Perspective: Information and Life, 2015

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Tothill, N. and Martin, C. (2013), 'Winterover scientists in Antarctic astrophysics', Astrophysics from Antarctica: Proceedings of the 288th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Beijing, China, August 20-24, 2012, Cambridge University Press 9781107033771.
  • Tothill, N., Gagne, M., Stecklum, B. and Kenworthy, M. (2008), 'The Lagoon Nebula and its Vicinity', Handbook of Star Forming Regions Volume 2, The Southern Sky, Astronomical Society of the Pacific 9781583816714.

Journal Articles

  • Pattle, K., Ward-Thompson, D., Kirk, J., Di Francesco, J., Kirk, H., Mottram, J., Keown, J., Buckle, J., Beaulieu, S., Berry, D., Broekhoven-Fiene, H., Currie, M., Fich, M., Hatchell, J., Jenness, T., Johnstone, D., Nutter, D., Pineda, J., Quinn, C., Salji, C., Tisi, S., Walker-Smith, S., Hogerheijde, M., Bastien, P., Bresnahan, D., Butner, H., Chen, M., Chrysostomou, A., Coude, S., Davis, C., Drabek-Maunder, E., Duarte-Cabral, A., Fiege, J., Friberg, P., Friesen, R., Fuller, G., Graves, S., Greaves, J., Gregson, J., Holland, W., Joncas, G., Knee, L., Mairs, S., Marsh, K., Matthews, B., Moriarty-Schieven, G., Mowatt, C., Rawlings, J., Richer, J., Robertson, D., Rosolowsky, E., Rumble, D., Sadavoy, S., Thomas, H., Tothill, N., Viti, S., White, G., Wouterloot, J., Yates, J. and Zhu, M. (2017), 'The JCMT Gould Belt Survey : first results from SCUBA-2 observations of the Cepheus Flare region', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 464, no 4 , pp 4255 - 4281.
  • Johnstone, D., Ciccone, S., Kirk, H., Mairs, S., Buckle, J., Berry, D., Broekhoven-Fiene, H., Currie, M., Hatchell, J., Jenness, T., Mottram, J., Pattle, K., Tisi, S., Francesco, J., Hogerheijde, M., Ward-Thompson, D., Bastien, P., Bresnahan, D., Butner, H., Chen, M., Chrysostomou, A., Coude, S., Davis, C., Drabek-Maunder, E., Duarte-Cabral, A., Fich, M., Fiege, J., Friberg, P., Friesen, R., Fuller, G., Graves, S., Greaves, J., Gregson, J., Holland, W., Joncas, G., Kirk, J., Knee, L., Marsh, K., Matthews, B., Moriarty-Schieven, G., Mowat, C., Nutter, D., Pineda, J., Salji, C., Rawlings, J., Richer, J., Robertson, D., Rosolowsky, E., Rumble, D., Sadavoy, S., Thomas, H., Tothill, N., Viti, S., White, G., Wouterloot, J., Yates, J. and Zhu, M. (2017), 'The JCMT Gould Belt Survey : a first look at IC 5146', Astrophysical Journal, vol 836, no 1 .
  • Mowat, C., Hatchell, J., Rumble, D., Kirk, H., Buckle, J., Berry, D., Broekhoven-Fiene, H., Currie, M., Jenness, T., Johnstone, D., Mottram, J., Pattle, K., Tisi, S., Di Francesco, J., Hogerheijde, M., Ward-Thompson, D., Bastien, P., Bresnahan, D., Butner, H., Chen, M., Chrysostomou, A., Coude, S., Davis, C., Drabek-Maunder, E., Duarte-Cabral, A., Fich, M., Fiege, J., Friberg, P., Friesen, R., Fuller, G., Graves, S., Greaves, J., Holland, W., Joncas, G., Kirk, J., Knee, L., Mairs, S., Marsh, K., Matthews, B., Moriarty-Schieven, G., Rawlings, J., Retter, B., Richer, J., Robertson, D., Rosolowsky, E., Sadavoy, S., Thomas, H., Tothill, N., Viti, S., White, G., Wouterloot, J., Yates, J. and Zhu, M. (2017), 'The JCMT Gould Belt Survey : a first look at SCUBA-2 observations of the Lupus I molecular cloud', Monthly Notices of The Royal Astronomical Society, vol 467, no 1 , pp 812 - 835.
  • Yang, Y., Moore, A., Krisciunas, K., Wang, L., Ashley, M., Fu, J., Brown, P., Cui, X., Feng, L., Gong, X., Hu, Z., Lawrence, J., Luong-Van, D., Riddle, R., Shang, Z., Sims, G., Storey, J., Suntzeff, N., Tothill, N., Travouillon, T., Yang, H., Yang, J., Zhou, X. and Zhu, Z. (2017), 'Optical sky brightness and transparency during the winter season at Dome A Antarctica from the Gattini-all-sky camera', Astronomical Journal, vol 154, no 1 .
  • Kirk, H., Di Francesco, J., Johnstone, D., Duarte-Cabral, A., Sadavoy, S., Hatchell, J., Mottram, J., Buckle, J., Tothill, N. and [and forty-eight others], .. (2016), 'The JCMT Gould belt survey : a first look at dense cores in Orion B', Astrophysical Journal, vol 817, no 2 .
  • Collier, J., Norris, R., Filipovic, M. and Tothill, N. (2016), 'An evolutionary sequence of young radio galaxies', Astronomische Nachrichten, vol 337, no 1-2 , pp 36 - 41.
  • Galvin, T., Seymour, N., Filipovic, M., Tothill, N., Marvil, J., Drouart, G., Symeonidis, M. and Huynh, M. (2016), 'Characterising the radio-continuum emission from intense starburst galaxies', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 461, no 1 , pp 825 - 838.
  • Mairs, S., Johnstone, D., Kirk, H., Buckle, J., Berry, D., Broekhoven-Fiene, H., Currie, M., Fich, M., Tothill, N. and [and forty-six others], .. (2016), 'The JCMT Gould Belt Survey : a first look at Southern Orion A with SCUBA-2', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 461, no 4 , pp 4022 - 4048.
  • Rumble, D., Hatchell, J., Pattle, K., Kirk, H., Wilson, T., Buckle, J., Berry, D., Broekhoven-Fiene, H., Tothill, N. and [and fifty others], x. (2016), 'The JCMT Gould Belt Survey : evidence for radiative heating and contamination in the W40 complex', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 460, no 4 , pp 4150 - 4175.
  • Chen, M., Di Francesco, J., Johnstone, D., Sadavoy, S., Hatchell, J., Mottram, J., Kirk, H., Buckle, J., Tothill, N. and [and fifty others], x. (2016), 'The JCMT Gould Belt Survey : evidence for dust grain evolution in Perseus star-forming clumps', Astrophysical Journal, vol 826, no 1 .
  • Wong, G., Horiuchi, S., Green, J., Tothill, N., Sugimoto, K. and Filipovic, M. (2016), 'Implementation of Tidbinbilla 70-m on-the-fly mapping and Hydrogen radio recombination line early results', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 458, no 1 , pp 151 - 157.
  • Saul, M., Tothill, N. and Purcell, C. (2015), 'Observations of warm carbon chain chemistry in NGC 3576', Astrophysical Journal, vol 798, no 1 .
  • Pattle, K., Ward-Thompson, D., Kirk, J., White, G., Drabek-Maunder, E., Buckle, J., Beaulieu, S., Berry, D., Broekhoven-Fiene, H., Currie, M., Fich, M., Hatchell, J., Kirk, H., Jenness, T., Johnstone, D., Mottram, J., Nutter, D., Pineda, J., Quinn, C. and Tothill, N. (2015), 'The JCMT Gould Belt Survey : first results from the SCUBA-2 observations of the Ophiuchus molecular cloud and a virial analysis of its prestellar core population', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 450, no 1 , pp 1094 - 1122.
  • Rumble, D., Hatchell, J., Gutermuth, R., Kirk, H., Buckle, J., Beaulieu, S., Berry, D., Broekhoven-Fiene, H., Currie, M., Fich, M., Jenness, T., Johnstone, D., Mottram, J., Nutter, D., Pattle, K., Pineda, J., Quinn, C., Salji, C., Tisi, S. and Tothill, N. (2015), 'The JCMT Gould Belt Survey : evidence for radiative heating in Serpens MWC 297 and its influence on local star formation', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 448, no 2 , pp 1551 - 1573.
  • Braiding, C., Burton, M., Blackwell, R., Gluck, C., Hawkes, J., Kulesa, C., Maxted, N., Tothill, N., Wong, G. and [and seven others], .. (2015), 'The Mopra southern Galactic plane CO Survey - Data Release 1', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol 32 .
  • Buckle, J., Drabek-Maunder, E., Greaves, J., Richer, J., Matthews, B., Johnstone, D., Kirk, H., Beaulieu, S., Berry, D., Broekjoven-Fiene, H., Currie, M., Fich, M., Hatchell, J., Jeness, T., Mottram, J., Nutter, D., Pattle, K., Pineda, J., Salji, C., Tisi, S., Di Francesco, J., Hogerheijde, M., Ward-Thompson, D., Bastien, P., Butner, H., Chen, M., Chrysostomou, A., Coude, S., Davis, C., Duarte-Cabral, A., Friberg, P., Friesen, R., Fuller, G., Graves, S., Gregson, J., Holland, W., Joncas, G., Kirk, J., Knee, L., Mairs, S., Marsh, K., Moriarty-Schieven, G., Rawlings, J., Rosolowsky, E., Rumble, D., Sadavoy, S., Thomas, H., Tothill, N., Viti, S., White, G., Wilson, C., Wouterloot, J., Yates, J. and Zhu, M. (2015), 'The JCMT Gould Belt Survey : SCUBA-2 observations of circumstellar discs in L 1495', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 449, no 3 , pp 2472 - 2488.
  • Salji, C., Richer, J., Buckle, J., Hatchell, J., Kirk, H., Beaulieu, S., Berry, D., Broekhove-Fiene, H., Currie, M., Fich, M., Jenness, T., Johnstone, D., Mottram, J., Nutter, D., Pattle, K., Pineda, J., Quinn, C., Tisi, S., Walker-Smith, S., Di Francesco, J., Hogerheijde, M., Ward-Thompson, D., Bastien, P., Butner, H., Chen, M., Chrysostomou, A., Coude, S., Davis, C., Drabek-Maunder, E., Duarte-Cabral, A., Fiege, J., Friberg, P., Friesen, R., Fuller, G., Graves, S., Greaves, J., Gregson, J., Holland, W., Joncas, G., Kirk, J., Knee, L., Mairs, S., Marsh, K., Matthews, B., Moriarty-Schieven, G., Rawlings, J., Robertson, D., Rosolowsky, E., Rumble, D., Sadavoy, S., Thomas, H., Tothill, N., Viti, S., White, G., Wilson, C., Wouterloot, J., Yates, J. and Zhu, M. (2015), 'The JCMT Gould Belt Survey : constraints on prestellar core properties in Orion A North', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 449, no 2 , pp 1769 - 1781.
  • De Horta, A., Sommer, E., Filipovic, M., O'Brien, A., Bozzetto, L., Collier, J., Wong, G., Crawford, E., Tothill, N., Maggi, P. and Haberl, F. (2014), 'Multi-frequency observations of a superbubble in the LMC : the case of LHA 120-N 70', Astronomical Journal, vol 147, no 6 .
  • Collier, J., Banfield, J., Norris, R., Schnitzeler, D., Kimball, A., Filipovic, M., Jarrett, T., Lonsdale, C. and Tothill, N. (2014), 'Infrared-faint radio sources : a new population of high-redshift radio galaxies', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 439, no 1 , pp 545 - 565.
  • Broekhoven-Fiene, H., Matthews, B., Harvey, P., Gutermuth, R., Huard, T., Tothill, N., Nutter, D., Bourke, T., DiFrancesco, J., J?rgensen, J., Allen, L., Chapman, N., Dunham, M., Merin, B., Miller, J., Terebey, S., Peterson, D. and Stapelfeldt, K. (2014), 'The Spitzer survey of Interstellar Clouds in the Gould Belt. VI. The Auriga-California Molecular Cloud observed with IRAC and MIPS', Astrophysical Journal, vol 786, no 1 .
  • Andersen, M., Thi, W., Steinacker, J. and Tothill, N. (2014), 'A common column density threshold for scattering at 3.6 ? m and water-ice in molecular clouds', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol 568, no L3 .
  • Green, C., Green, J., Burton, M., Horiuchi, S., Tothill, N., Walsh, A., Purcell, C., Lovell, J. and Millar, T. (2014), 'New detections of HC5N towards hot cores associated with 6.7 GHz methanol masers', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 443, no 3 , pp 2252 - 2263.
  • Galvin, T., Filipovic, M., Tothill, N., Crawford, E., O'Brien, A., Seymour, N., Pannuti, T., Kosakowski, A. and Sharma, B. (2014), 'Radio-continuum study of the nearby sculptor group galaxies. Part 3: NGC 7793 at (lambda)=12.2, 6 and 3 cm', Astrophysics and Space Science, vol 353, no 2 , pp 603 - 611.
  • De Horta, A., Collier, J., Filipovic, M., Crawford, E., Uro?evic, D., Stootman, F. and Tothill, N. (2013), 'Radio confirmation of Galactic supernova remnant G308.3-1.4', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 428, no 3 , pp 1980 - 1985.
  • Jones, P., Burton, M., Cunningham, M., Tothill, N. and Walsh, A. (2013), 'Spectral imaging of the central molecular zone in multiple 7-mm molecular lines', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 433, no 1 , pp 221 - 234.
  • Tothill, N., Smith, A. and Regan, D. (2013), 'Heterosexual partner acquisition rates in the Australian population', Sexual Health, vol 10, no 4 , pp 382 - 384.
  • O'Brien, A., Filipovic, M., Crawford, E., Tothill, N., Collier, J., De Horta, A., Wong, G., Draskovic, D., Payne, J., Pannuti, T., Napier, J., Griffith, S., Staggs, W. and Kotu?, S. (2013), 'Radio-continuum study of the nearby Sculptor group Galaxies. Part 2: NGC 55 at ?=20, 13, 6 and 3 cm', Astrophysics and Space Science, vol 347, no 1 , pp 159 - 168.
  • Sadavoy, S., Di Francesco, J., Johnstone, D., Currie, M., Drabek, E., Hatchell, J., Nutter, D., Andre, P., Arzoumanian, D., Benedettini, M., Bernard, J., Duarte-Cabral, A., Fallscheer, C., Friesen, R., Greaves, J., Hennemann, M., Hill, T., Jenness, T., Konyves, V., Matthews, B., Mottram, J., Pezzuto, S., Roy, A., Rygl, K., Schneider-Bontemps, N., Spinoglio, L., Testi, L., Tothill, N., Ward-Thompson, D. and White, G. (2013), 'The Herschel and JCMT Gould belt surveys : constraining dust properties in the perseus B1 clump with PACS, SPIRE, and SCUBA-2', Astrophysical Journal, vol 767, no 2 .
  • Sturm, R., Draskovic, D., Filipovic, M., Haberl, F., Collier, J., Crawford, E., Ehle, M., De Horta, A., Pietsch, W., Tothill, N. and Wong, G. (2013), 'Active galactic nuclei behind the SMC selected from radio and X-ray surveys', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol 558 , pp 1 - 9.
  • Filipovic, M., Cajko, K., Collier, J. and Tothill, N. (2013), 'Radio-continuum observations of a giant radio source QSO J0443.8-6141', Serbian Astronomical Journal, vol 187 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Filipovic, M., Horner, J., Crawford, E., Tothill, N. and White, G. (2013), 'Mass extinction and the structure of the Milky Way', Serbian Astronomical Journal, vol 187 , pp 43 - 52.
  • Burton, M., Braiding, C., Glueck, C., Goldsmith, P., Hawkes, J., Hollenbach, D., Kulesa, C., Martin, C., Pineda, J., Rowell, G., Simon, R., Stark, A., Stutzki, J., Tothill, N., Urquhart, J., Walker, C., Walsh, A. and Wolfire, M. (2013), 'The Mopra southern Galactic plane CO survey', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol 30, no e044 .
  • De Horta, A., Filipovic, M., Bozzetto, L., Maggi, P., Haberl, F., Crawford, E., Sasaki, M., Uro?evic, D., Pietsch, W., Gruendl, R., Dickel, J., Tothill, N., Chu, Y., Payne, J. and Collier, J. (2012), 'Multi-frequency study of supernova remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud : the case of LMC SNR J0530-7007', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol 540 , pp 1 - 6.
  • Galvin, T., Filipovic, M., Crawford, E., Wong, G., Payne, J., De Horta, A., White, G., Tothill, N., Draskovic, D., Pannuti, T., Grimes, C., Cahall, B., Millar, W. and Laine, S. (2012), 'Radio-continuum study of the nearby Sculptor Group galaxies. Part 1 : NGC300 at Lambda=20 cm', Astrophysics and Space Science, vol 340, no 1 , pp 133 - 142.
  • Haberl, F., Filipovic, M., Bozzetto, L., Crawford, E., Points, S., Pietsch, W., De Horta, A., Tothill, N., Payne, J. and Sasaki, M. (2012), 'Multi-frequency observations of SNR J0453-6829 in the LMC : a composite supernova remnant with a pulsar wind nebula', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol 543 .
  • Bozzetto, L., Filipovic, M., Crawford, E., Haberl, F., Sasaki, M., Uro?evic, D., Pietsch, W., Payne, J., De Horta, A., Stupar, M., Tothill, N., Dickel, J., Chu, Y. and Gruendl, R. (2012), 'Multifrequency study of the Large Magellanic Cloud supernova remnant J0529-6653 near pulsar B0529-66', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 420, no 3 , pp 2588 - 2595.
  • Sims, G., Ashley, M., Cui, X., Everett, J., Feng, L., Gong, X., Hengst, S., Hu, Z., Lawrence, J., Luong-Van, D., Moore, A., Riddle, R., Shang, Z., Storey, J., Tothill, N., Travouillon, T., Wang, L., Yang, H., Yang, J. and Zhou, X. (2012), 'Airglow and aurorae at Dome A, Antarctica', Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, vol 124, no 916 , pp 637 - 649.
  • Wong, G., Filipovic, M., Crawford, E., Tothill, N., De Horta, A. and Galvin, T. (2012), 'New 20-cm radio-continuum study of the Small Magellanic Cloud. Part III, Compact H II regions', Serbian Astronomical Journal, vol 185 , pp 53 - 64.
  • Buckle, J., Davis, C., Di Francesco, J., Graves, S., Nutter, D., Richer, J., Roberts, J., Ward-Thompson, D., White, G., Brunt, C., Butner, H., Cavanagh, B., Chrysostomou, A., Curtis, E., Duarte-Cabral, A., Extaluze, M., Fich, M., Friberg, P., Friesen, R., Fuller, G., Greaves, J., Hatchell, J., Hogerheijde, M., Johnstone, D., Matthews, B., Matthews, H., Rawlings, J., Sadavoy, S., Simpson, R., Tothill, N., Tsamis, Y., Viti, S., Wouterloot, J. and Yates, J. (2012), 'The JCMT Legacy Survey of the Gould Belt : mapping 13CO and C18O in Orion A', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 422 , pp 521 - 541.
  • Wong, G., Crawford, E., Filipovic, M., De Horta, A., Tothill, N., Collier, J., Draskovic, D., Galvin, T. and Payne, J. (2012), 'New 6 and 3-cm radio-continuum maps of the Small Magellanic Cloud : Part 2 - point source catalogue', Serbian Astronomical Journal, vol 184 , pp 93 - 95.
  • Galvin, T., Filipovic, M., Crawford, E., Tothill, N., Wong, G. and De Horta, A. (2012), '20 cm VLA radio-continuum study of M31 - images and point source catalogues', Serbian Astronomical Journal, vol 184 , pp 41 - 68.
  • Crawford, E., Filipovic, M., De Horta, A., Wong, G., Tothill, N., Draskovic, D., Collier, J. and Galvin, T. (2012), 'New 6 and 3-cm radio-continuum maps of the small Magellanic Cloud. Part I-The maps', Serbian Astronomical Journal, vol 183 , pp 95 - 102.
  • Wong, G., Filipovic, M., Crawford, E., Tothill, N., De Horta, A., Draskovic, D., Galvin, T., Collier, J. and Payne, J. (2012), 'New 20-cm radio-continuum study of the Small Magellanic Cloud. Part II : Point sources', Serbian Astronomical Journal, vol 183 , pp 103 - 106.
  • Sims, G., Ashley, M., Cui, X., Feng, L., Gong, X., Hu, Z., Lawrence, J., Luong-Van, D., Shang, Z., Storey, J., Tothill, N., Wang, L., Yang, H., Yang, J., Zhou, X. and Zhu, Z. (2012), 'First look at HRCAM images from Dome A, Antarctica', Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, vol 8, no S288 , pp 38 - 41.
  • Crawford, E., Filipovic, M., De Horta, A., Wong, G., Tothill, N., Draskovic, D., Collier, J. and Galvin, T. (2011), 'New 6 and 3-cm Radio-Continuum Maps of the Small Magellanic Cloud. Part I - The Maps', Serbian Astronomical Journal, vol 183 , pp 95 - 102.
  • Wong, G., Filipovic, M., Crawford, E., Tothill, N., De Horta, A., Draskovic, D., Galvin, T., Collier, J. and Payne, J. (2011), 'New 20-cm radio-continuum study of the Small Magellanic Cloud. Part II : Point sources', Serbian Astronomical Journal, vol 183 , pp 103 - 106.
  • Spezzi, L., Vernazza, P., Merin, B., Allen, L., Evans, N., Jorgensen, J., Bourke, T., Cieza, L., Dunham, M., Harvey, P., Huard, T., Peterson, D. and Tothill, N. (2011), 'The Spitzer Survey of Interstellar Clouds in the Gould Belt. IV. Lupus V and VI Observed with IRAC and MIPS', The Astrophysical Journal, vol 730, no 2 , pp 65 - 83.
  • Jones, P., Burton, M., Tothill, N. and Cunningham, M. (2011), 'Similar Title published in 2013 - Spectral imaging of the central molecular zone in multiple 7-mm molecular lines', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 411, no 4 , pp 2293 - 2310.
  • Bressert, E., Bastian, N., Gutermuth, R., Megeath, T., Allen, L., Evans, N., Rebull, L., Hatchell, J., Johnstone, D., Bourke, T., Cieza, L., Harvey, P., Merin, B., Ray, T. and Tothill, N. (2010), 'The spatial distribution of star formation in the solar neighbourhood : do all stars form in dense clusters?', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 409, no 1 , pp 54 - 58.
  • Graves, S., Richer, J., Buckle, J., Duarte-Cabral, A., Fuller, G., Hogerheijde, M., Owen, J., Brunt, C., Butner, H., Cavanagh, B., Chrysostomou, A., Curtis, E., Davis, C., Etxaluze, M., Di Francesco, J., Friberg, P., Friesen, R., Greaves, J., Hatchell, J., Johnstone, D., Matthews, B., Matthews, H., Matzner, C., Nutter, D., Rawlings, M., Roberts, J., Sadavoy, S., Simpson, R., Tothill, N., Tsamis, Y., Ward-Thompson, D., White, G., Wouterloot, J. and Yates, J. (2010), 'The JCMT Legacy Survey of the Gould Belt : a first look at Serpens with HARP', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 409, no 4 , pp 1412 - 1428.
  • Urquhart, J., Hoare, M., Purcell, C., Brooks, K., Voronkov, M., Indermuhle, B., Burton, M., Tothill, N. and Edwards, P. (2010), 'Characterisation of the Mopra Radio Telescope at 16-50GHz', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol 27 , pp 321 - 330.
  • Davis, C., Chrysostomou, A., Hatchell, J., Wouterloot, J., Buckle, J., Nutter, D., Fich, M., Brunt, C., Butner, H., Cavanagh, B., Curtis, E., Duarte-Cabral, A., Di Francesco, J., Etxaluze, M., Friberg, P., Friesen, R., Fuller, G., Graves, S., Greaves, J., Hogerheijde, M., Johnstone, D., Matthews, B., Matthews, H., Rawlings, J., Richer, J., Roberts, J., Sadavoy, S., Simpson, R., Tothill, N., Tsamis, Y., Viti, S., Ward-Thompson, D., White, G. and Yates, J. (2010), 'The JCMT Legacy Survey of the Gould Belt : a first look at Taurus with HARP', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 405 , pp 759 - 776.
  • Yang, H., Kulesa, C., Walker, C., Tothill, N., Yang, J., Ashley, M., Cui, X., Feng, L., Lawrence, J., Luong-Van, D., McCaughrean, M. and Storey, J. (2010), 'Exceptional terahertz transparency and stability above Dome A, Antarctica', Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, vol 122 , pp 490 - 494.
  • Buckle, J., Curtis, E., Roberts, J., White, G., Hatchell, J., Brunt, C., Butner, H., Cavanagh, B., Chrysostomou, A., Davis, C., Duarte-Cabral, A., Etxaluze, M., Di Francesco, J., Friberg, P., Friesen, R., Fuller, G., Graves, S., Greaves, J., Hogerheijde, M., Johnstone, D., Matthews, B., Nutter, D., Rawlings, J., Richer, J., Sadavoy, S., Simpson, R., Tothill, N., Tsamis, Y., Viti, S., Ward-Thompson, D., Wouterloot, J. and Yates, J. (2010), 'The JCMT Legacy Survey of the Gould Belt : a first look at Orion B with HARP', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 401, no 1 , pp 204 - 222.
  • Tothill, N., Loehr, A., Parshley, S., Stark, A., Lane, A., Harnett, J., Wright, G. and Walker, C. (2009), 'Large-scale CO maps of the Lupus Molecular Cloud complex', Astrophysical Journal Supplement, vol 185 , pp 98 - 123.
  • Yang, H., Allen, G., Ashley, M., Bonner, C., Bradley, S., Cui, X., Everett, J. and Tothill, N. (2009), 'The PLATO Dome A site-testing observatory : instrumentation and first results', Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, vol 121 , pp 174 - 184.
  • Strassmeier, K., Agabi, K., Agnoletto, L., Allan, A., Andersen, M., Ansorge, W., Bortoletto, F. and Tothill, N. (2007), 'Telescope and Instrument Robotization at Dome C', Astronomische Nachrichten, vol 328 , pp 451 - 474.
  • Loehr, A., Bourke, T., Lane, A., Myers, P., Parshley, S., Stark, A. and Tothill, N. (2007), 'AST/RO 13CO2-1 and CO4-3 Mapping of Spitzer c2d Small Clouds and Cores', Astrophysical Journal Supplement, vol 171 , pp 478 - 492.
  • Larsson, B., Liseau, R., Pagani, L., Bergman, P., Bernath, P., Biver, N., Black, J. and Tothill, N. (2007), 'Molecular Oxygen in the rho-Ophiuchi Cloud', Astronomy & Astrophysics, vol 466 , pp 999 - 1003.
  • Oberst, T., Parshley, S., Stacey, G., Nikola, T., Loehr, A., Harnett, J., Tothill, N. and Lane, A. (2006), 'Detection of the 205mu NII Line from the Carina Nebula', Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol 652 , pp 125 - 128.
  • Pagani, L., Olofsson, A., Bergman, P., Bernath, P., Black, J., Booth, R., Buat, V., Crovisier, J., Curry, C., Encrenaz, P., Falgarone, E., Feldman, P., Fich, M., Floren, H., Frisk, U., Gerin, M., Gregersen, E., Harju, J., Hasegawa, T. and Tothill, N. (2003), 'Low upper limits on the O2 abundance from the Odin satellite', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol 402, no 3 , pp 77 - 81.
  • Larsson, B., Liseau, R., Bergman, P., Bernath, P., Black, J., Booth, R., Buat, V., Curry, C., Encrenaz, P., Falgarone, E., Feldman, P., Fich, M., Floren, H., Frisk, U., Gerin, M., Gregersen, E., Harju, J., Hasegawa, T., Johansson, L., Kwok, S., Lecacheux, A., Liljestrom, T., Mattila, K., Mitchell, G., Nordh, L., Olberg, M., Olofsson, G., Pagani, L., Plume, R., Ristorcelli, I., Sandqvist, A., von Scheele, F., Tothill, N., Volk, K., Wilson, C. and Hjalmarson, A. (2003), 'First NH3 detection of the Orion Bar', Astronomy & Astrophysics, vol 402, no 3 , pp 69 - 72.
  • Liseau, R., Larsson, B., Brandeker, A., Bergman, P., Bernath, P., Black, J., Booth, R., Buat, V., Curry, C., Encrenaz, P., Falgarone, E., Feldman, P., Fich, M., Floren, H., Frisk, U., Gerin, M., Gregersen, E., Harju, J., Hasegawa, T., Hjalmarson, A., Johansson, L., Kwok, S., Lecacheux, A., Liljestrom, T., Mattila, K., Mitchell, G., Nordh, L., Olberg, M., Olofsson, G., Pagani, L., Plume, R., Ristorcelli, I., Sandqvist, A., von Scheele, F., Serra, G., Tothill, N., Volk, K. and Wilson, C. (2003), 'First detection of NH3(1 - 0) from a low mass cloud core*,** : on the low ammonia abundance of the p Oph A core', Astronomy & Astrophysics, vol 402, no 3 , pp 73 - 76.
  • Sandqvist, A., Bergman, P., Black, J., Booth, R., Buat, V., Curry, C., Encrenaz, P., Falgarone, E., Feldman, P., Fich, M., Floren, H., Frisk, U., Gerin, M., Gregersen, E., Harju, J., Hasegawa, T., Hjalmarson, A., Johansson, L., Kwok, S., Larsson, B. and Tothill, N. (2003), 'Odin observations of H2O in the Galactic Centre', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol 402, no 3 , pp 63 - 67.
  • Wilson, C., Mason, A., Gregersen, E., Olofsson, A., Bergman, P., Booth, R., Boudet, N., Buat, V., Curry, C., Encrenaz, P., Falgarone, E., Feldman, P., Fich, M., Floren, H., Frisk, F., Gerin, M., Harju, J., Hasegawa, T., Hjalmarson, A., Juvela, M. and Tothill, N. (2003), 'Submillimeter emission from water in the W3 region', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol 402, no 3 , pp 59 - 62.
  • Olofsson, A., Olofsson, G., Hjalmarson, A., Bergman, P., Black, J., Booth, R., Buat, V., Curry, C., Encrenaz, P., Falgarone, E., Feldman, P., Fich, M., Floren, H., Frisk, U., Gerin, M., Gregersen, E., Harju, J., Hasegawa, T., Johansson, L., Kwok, S. and Tothill, N. (2003), 'Odin water mapping in the Orion KL region', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol 402, no 3 , pp 47 - 54.
  • Hjalmarson, A., Frisk, U., Olberg, M., Bergman, P., Bernath, P., Biver, N., Black, J., Booth, R., Buat, V., Crovisier, J., Curry, C., Dahlgren, M., Encrenaz, P., Falgarone, E., Feldman, P., Fich, M., Floren, H., Fredrixon, M., Larsson, B. and Tothill, N. (2003), 'Highlights from the first year of Odin observations', Astronomy & Astrophysics, vol 402 , pp 39 - 46.
  • Mitchell, G., Johnstone, D., Moriarty-Schieven, G., Fich, M. and Tothill, N. (2001), 'A submillimeter dust and gas study of the Orion B molecular cloud', Astrophysical Journal, vol 556, no 1 , pp 215 - 229.
  • White, G., Tothill, N., Matthews, H., McCutcheon, W., Huldtgren, M. and McCaughrean, M. (1997), 'Intense molecular emission from the Lagoon nebula, M8', Astronomy & Astrophysics, vol 323, no 2 , pp 529 - 533.

Conference Papers

  • O'Brien, A., Tothill, N., Norris, R. and Filipovic, M. (2015), 'The ATLAS-SPT radio survey of cluster galaxies', EXTRA-RADSUR, Bologna, Italy.
  • Moore, A., Yang, Y., Fu, J., Ashley, M., Cui, X., Feng, L., Gong, X., Hu, Z., Lawrence, J., Luong-Van, D., Riddle, R., Shang, Z., Sims, G., Storey, J., Tothill, N., Travouillon, T., Wang, L., Yang, H., Yang, J., Zhou, X. and Zhu, Z. (2013), 'Winter sky brightness and cloud cover at Dome A, Antarctica', International Astronomical Union. Symposium, Beijing, China.
  • Kulesa, C., Ashley, M., Augarten, Y., Bonner, C., Burton, M., Bycroft, L., Lawrence, J., Lesser, D., Loomis, J., Luong-Van, D., Martin, C., McLaren, C., Stapleton, S., Storey, J., Swift, B., Tothill, N., Walker, C. and Young, A. (2012), 'Opportunities for terahertz facilities on the high plateau', International Astronomical Union. Symposium, Beijing, China.
  • Moore, A., Ahmed, S., Ashley, M., Barretto, M., Cui, X., Delacroix, A., Feng, L. and Tothill, N. (2010), 'Gattini 2010: Cutting Edge Science at the Bottom of the World', Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • Ashley, M., Allen, G., Bonner, C., Bradley, S., Cui, X., Everett, J., Feng, L., Gong, X., Hengst, S., Hu, J., Jiang, Z., Kulesa, C., Lawrence, J., Li, Y., Luong-Van, D., McCaughrean, M., Moore, A., Pennypacker, C., Qin, W., Riddle, R., Shang, Z., Storey, J., Sun, B., Suntzeff, N., Tothill, N., Travouillon, T., Walker, C., Wang, L., Yan, J., Yang, H., Yang, J., York, D., Yuan, X., Zhang, X., Zhang, Z., Zhou, X. and Zhu, Z. (2010), 'PLATO : a robotic observatory for the Antarctic Plateau', ARENA Conference, Frascati, Italy.
  • Tothill, N., Kulesa, C., Walker, C., Yang, J., Ashley, M., Lawrence, J., Luong-Van, D., Storey, J., Yang, H., Zhou, X., Zhu, Z., Bardin, J., Cui, X., Everett, J., Feng, L., Golish, D., Gong, X., Hu, J., Jacobs, K., Jiang, Z., Jones, G., Li, Y., Martin, C., McCaughrean, M., Qin, W., Schein, M., Shang, Z., Siegel, P., Sun, B., Walsh, W., Wang, L., Weinreb, S., Xu, Z., Yan, J., Yuan, X. and Zhang, X. (2010), 'THz astrophysics from Dome A', ARENA Conference, Frascati, Italy.
  • Gong, X., Wang, L., Cui, X., Feng, L., Yuan, X., Ashley, M., Allen, G., Bonner, C., Bradley, S., Everett, J., Hengst, S., Hu, J., Jiang, Z., Kulesa, C., Lawrence, J., Li, Y., Luong-Van, D., McCaughrean, M., Moore, A., Pennypacker, C., Qin, W., Riddle, R., Shang, Z., Storey, J., Sun, B., Suntzeff, N., Tothill, N., Travouillon, T., Walker, C., Yan, J., Yang, H., Yang, J., York, D., Zhang, X., Zhang, Z., Zhou, X. and Zhu, Z. (2010), 'Dome A site testing and future plans', ARENA Conference, Frascati, Italy.
  • Minier, V., Olmi, L., Durand, G., Daddi, E., Israel, F., Kramer, C., Lagage, P., De Petris, M., Sabbatini, L., Spinoglio, L., Schneider, N., Tothill, N., Tremblin, P., Valenziano, L. and Veyssiere, C. (2010), 'The Antarctic Submillimetre Telescope', ARENA Conference, Frascati, Italy.
  • Tothill, N., Mccaughrean, M., Walker, C., Kulesa, C., Loehr, A. and Parshley, S. (2009), 'Watching Star Birth from the Antarctic Plateau', Smithsonian at the Poles, Washington.
  • Moore, A., Allen, G., Aristidi, E., Ashley, M., Bedding, T., Beichman, C., Briguglio, R. and Tothill, N. (2008), 'Gattini : a multisite campaign for the measurement of sky brightness in Antarctica', Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, Marseille.
  • Lawrence, J., Allen, G., Ashley, M., Bonner, C., Bradley, S., Cui, X., Everett, J. and Tothill, N. (2008), 'The PLATO Antarctic site testing observatory', Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, Marseille.
  • Kulesa, C., Walker, C., Schein, M., Golish, D., Tothill, N., Siegel, P., Weinreb, S. and Jones, G. (2008), 'Pre-HEAT : submillimeter site testing and astronomical spectra from Dome A, Antarctica', Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, Marseille.
  • Tothill, N., Martin, C., Kulesa, C. and Briguglio, R. (2008), 'Does your robot need a flamethrower? : automated astronomical instrumentation in Antarctica', Hot-wiring the Transient Universe, Tucson.
  • Tothill, N., Kulesa, C., Walker, C., Ashley, M., Bonner, C., Cui, X., Everett, J., Feng, L., Hengst, S., Hu, J., Jiang, Z., Lawrence, J., Li, Y., Luong-Van, D., Moore, A., Pennypacker, C., Qin, W., Riddle, R., Storey, J., Shang, Z., Sun, B., Travouillon, T., Wang, L., Xu, Z., Yang, H., Yan, J., York, D., Yuan, X. and Zhu, Z. (2008), 'Astrophysics from Dome A', ARENA Conference, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Minier, V., Olmi, L., Lagage, P., Spinoglio, L., Durand, G., Daddi, E., Galilei, D., Gallee, H., Kramer, C., Marrone, D., Pantin, E., Sabbatini, L., Schneider, N., Tothill, N., Valenziano, L. and Veyssiere, C. (2008), 'Submm/FIR astronomy in Antarctica : potential for a large telescope facility', ARENA Conference, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Tothill, N. (2007), 'AST/RO : lessons from a decade of sub-mm astronomy at the South Pole', ARENA Conference, Roscoff, France.

Other Publications

  • 2013, 'The Interstellar Medium White Paper: A Discussion Paper for Australian Engagement within this Arena of Astronomy', Research Report

Research

Previous Projects

Title: The Nanten2 sub-millimetre telescope [via UNSW - no funding to UWS]
Years: 2012-01-01 - 2016-12-31
ID: P00020714
Western Researchers: Miroslav Filipovic and Nicholas Tothill
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Title: TAIPAN - a spectrograph to survey the southern sky [via ANU - no funding to UWS]
Years: 2014-06-11 - 2015-06-10
ID: P00021623
Western Researchers: Nicholas Tothill and Miroslav Filipovic
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Title: The Cherenkov Telescope Array [via Uni of Adelaide - no funding to UWS]
Years: 2015-02-20 - 2016-02-19
ID: P00022197
Western Researchers: Miroslav Filipovic and Nicholas Tothill
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Title: The Mopra Radio Telescope [via UNSW - no funding to Western Sydney Uni]
Years: 2016-04-22 - 2017-04-21
ID: P00022797
Western Researchers: Nicholas Tothill
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)

Supervision

Doctor Tothill is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: The ATLAS-SPT Radio Survey of Cluster Galaxies
Field of Research:
Title: Physics and Chemistry of Molecular Gas in the Milky Way Galaxy
Field of Research:
Title: Robotising the UWS Penrith Observatory
Field of Research:

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