I'm Roger Wesson, an astronomer working at University College London, where I carry out research on evolved stars and their outflows as part of the sndust group. Previously I spent four years in Chile, where I was a Fellow at the European Southern Observatory and spent 80 nights a year supporting operations at the Very Large Telescope, including nighttime support on UT3 (Melipal). Before that I was at UCL, where I was an undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoc. These pages contain information about my research.
My most recent 5 publications:
- October 2021: Observational limits on the early-time dust mass in SN1987A
Wesson, Roger, Bevan, Antonia
- September 2021: The ionised and molecular mass of post-common-envelope planetary nebulae. The missing mass problem
Santander-García, M., Jones, D., Alcolea, J., Bujarrabal, V., Wesson, R.
- September 2021: The Nearby Evolved Stars Survey II: Constructing a volume-limited sample and first results from the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
Scicluna, P., Kemper, F., McDonald, I., Srinivasan, S., Trejo, A., Wallström, S. H. J., Wouterloot, J. G. A., Cami, J., et al.
- August 2021: VizieR Online Data Catalog: Gemini/GMOS-S spectra of the type IIn SN 2010jl (Bevan+, 2020)
Bevan, A. M., Krafton, K., Wesson, R., Andrews, J. E., Montiel, E., Niculescu-Duvaz, M., Barlow, M. J., de Looze, I., et al.
- August 2021: SN 2018bsz: significant dust formation in a nearby superluminous supernova
Chen, T. -W., Brennan, S. J., Wesson, R., Fraser, M., Schweyer, T., Inserra, C., Schulze, S., Nicholl, M., et al.
Some of the codes I've written:
- alfa - automated line fitting algorithm
- neat - nebular empirical analysis tool
- astro-ph sorter - list up to 30 days of astro-ph abstracts, sorted according to your research interests
- airmass.org - visibility plotting tool for observation planning
See more on my codes page.