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McLeod, Brian

Astrophysicist

Optical and infrared instrumentation; gravitational lensing; galaxy evolution.

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Background And Education

Education And Training

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Selected Publications

  • Article

    • Crnojević, D., Sand, D. J., Bennet, P., Pasetto, S., Spekkens, K., Caldwell, Nelson, Guhathakurta, P., McLeod, Brian A., Seth, A., Simon, J. D., Strader, J., and Toloba, E. 2019. "The Faint End of the Centaurus A Satellite Luminosity Function." The Astrophysical Journal 872:80. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aafbe7 2019
    • Toloba, Elisa, Sand, David J., Spekkens, Kristine, Crnojevic, Denija, Simon, Joshua D., Guhathakurta, Puragra, Strader, Jay, Caldwell, Nelson, McLeod, Brian A., and Seth, Anil C. 2016. "A Tidally Disrupting Dwarf Galaxy in the Halo of NGC 253." The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 816, L5. IOP Publishing, https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8205/816/1/L5. 2016
    • Crnojević, D., Sand, D. J., Spekkens, K., Caldwell, Nelson, Guhathakurta, P., McLeod, Brian A., Seth, A., Simon, J. D., Strader, J., and Toloba, E. 2016. "The Extended Halo of Centaurus A: Uncovering Satellites, Streams, and Substructures." The Astrophysical Journal, 823 19. https://doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/823/1/19. 2016
    • Sand, D. J., Crnojević, D., Bennet, P., Willman, B., Hargis, J., Strader, J., Olszewski, E., Tollerud, E. J., Simon, J. D., Caldwell, Nelson, Guhathakurta, P., James, B. L., Koposov, S., McLeod, Brian A., Morrell, N., Peacock, M., Salinas, R., Seth, A. C., Stark, D. P., and Toloba, E. 2015. "A Comprehensive Archival Search for Counterparts to Ultra-compact High-Velocity Clouds: Five Local Volume Dwarf Galaxies." The Astrophysical Journal, 806 95. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/806/1/95. 2015
    • Chilingarian, Igor, Beletsky, Yuri, Moran, Sean, Brown, Warren, McLeod, Brian A., and Fabricant, Daniel. 2015. "Data Reduction Pipeline for the MMT and Magellan Infrared Spectrograph." Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 127:406-420. https://doi.org/10.1086/680598 2015
    • McLeod, Brian A., Geary, John, Conroy, Maureen, Fabricant, Daniel, Ordway, Mark, Szentgyorgyi, Andrew H., Amato, Stephen, Ashby, Matthew L. N., Caldwell, Nelson, Curley, Dylan, Gauron, Thomas, Holman, Matthew, Norton, Timothy, Pieri, Mario, Roll, John, Weaver, David, Zajac, Joseph, Palunas, Povilas, and Osip, David. 2015. "Megacam: A Wide-Field CCD Imager for the MMT and Magellan." Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 127:366-382. https://doi.org/10.1086/680687 2015
    • Crnojević, D., Sand, D. J., Caldwell, Nelson, Guhathakurta, P., McLeod, Brian A., Seth, A., Simon, J. D., Strader, J., and Toloba, E. 2014. "Discovery of a Close Pair of Faint Dwarf Galaxies in the Halo of Centaurus A." The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 795 L35. https://doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/795/2/L35. 2014
    • Sand, D. J., Crnojević, D., Strader, J., Toloba, E., Simon, J. D., Caldwell, Nelson, Guhathakurta, P., McLeod, Brian A., and Seth, A. C. 2014. "Discovery of a New Faint Dwarf Galaxy Associated with NGC 253." The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 793 L7. https://doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/793/1/L7. 2014
    • Nguyen, Dieu D., Seth, Anil C., Reines, Amy E., den Brok, Mark, Sand, David, and McLeod, Brian A. 2014. "Extended Structure and Fate of the Nucleus in Henize 2-10." The Astrophysical Journal 794:34. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/794/1/34 2014
    • Parker, Alex H., Buie, Marc W., Osip, David J., Gwyn, Stephen D. J., Holman, Matthew J., Borncamp, David M., Spencer, John R., Benecchi, Susan D., Binzel, Richard P., DeMeo, Francesca E., Fabbro, Sébastian, Fuentes, Cesar I., Gay, Pamela L., Kavelaars, J. J., McLeod, Brian A., Petit, Jean-Marc, Sheppard, Scott S., Stern, S. Alan, Tholen, David J., Trilling, David E., Ragozzine, Darin A., Wasserman, Lawrence H., and Ice Hunters, the. 2013. "2011 HM102: Discovery of a High-inclination L5 Neptune Trojan in the Search for a Post-Pluto New Horizons Target." The Astronomical Journal 145:96. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-6256/145/4/96 2013
    • Chornock, R., Berger, E., Rest, A., Milisavljevic, D., Lunnan, R., Foley, R. J., Soderberg, A. M., Smartt, S. J., Burgasser, A. J., Challis, P., Chomiuk, L., Czekala, I., Drout, M., Fong, W., Huber, M. E., Kirshner, Robert P., Leibler, C., McLeod, Brian A., Marion, G. H., Narayan, G., Riess, A. G., Roth, K. C., Sanders, N. E., Scolnic, D., Smith, K. et al. 2013. "PS1-10afx at z = 1.388: Pan-STARRS1 Discovery of a New Type of Superluminous Supernova." The Astrophysical Journal 767:162. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/767/2/162 2013
    • McLeod, Brian A., Fabricant, Daniel, Nystrom, George, McCracken, Ken, Amato, Stephen, Bergner, Henry, Brown, Warren, Burke, Michael, Chilingarian, Igor, Conroy, Maureen, Curley, Dylan, Furesz, Gabor, Geary, John, Hertz, Edward, Holwell, Justin, Matthews, Anne, Norton, Tim, Park, Sang, Roll, John, Zajac, Joseph, Epps, Harland, and Martini, Paul. 2012. "MMT and Magellan Infrared Spectrograph." Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 124:1318-1335. https://doi.org/10.1086/669044 2012
    • Fabricant, Daniel, Fata, Robert, Brown, Warren R., McLeod, Brian A., Mueller, Mark, Gauron, Thomas, Roll, John, Bergner, Henry, Geary, John, Kradinov, Vladimir, Norton, Tim, Smith, Matt, and Zajac, Joseph. 2012. "NIRMOS: a wide-field near-infrared spectrograph for the Giant Magellan Telescope." Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series 8446:https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926262 2012
    • Szentgyorgyi, Andrew H., McLeod, Brian A., Fabricant, D., Fata, R., Norton, T., Ordway, M., Roll, J., Bergner, H., Conroy, M., Curley, D., Epps, H., Gauron, T., Geary, J., Mueller, M., Uomoto, A., Amato, S., Barberis, J., Eng, R., Furesz, G., Hertz, E., Hull, C., McCracken, K., Nystrom, G., Osip, D., Palunas, P. et al. 2012. "The F/5 instrumentation suite for the Clay Telescope." Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series 8446:28. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925510 2012
    • Sand, David J., Strader, Jay, Willman, Beth, Zaritsky, Dennis, McLeod, Brian A., Caldwell, Nelson, Seth, Anil, and Olszewski, Edward. 2012. "Tidal Signatures in the Faintest Milky Way Satellites: The Detailed Properties of Leo V, Pisces II, and Canes Venatici II." The Astrophysical Journal 756:79. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/756/1/79 2012
    • Szentgyorgyi, Andrew H., Furesz, Gabor, Cheimets, Peter, Conroy, Maureen, Eng, Roger, Fabricant, Daniel, Fata, Robert, Gauron, Thomas, Geary, John, McLeod, Brian A., Zajac, Joseph, Amato, Stephen, Bergner, Henry, Caldwell, Nelson, Dupree, Andrea, Goddard, Richard, Johnston, Everett, Meibom, Søren, Mink, Douglas, Pieri, Mario, Roll, John, Tokarz, Susan, Wyatt, William, Epps, Harland, Hartmann, Lee et al. 2011. "Hectochelle: A Multiobject Optical Echelle Spectrograph for the MMT." Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 123:1188-1209. https://doi.org/10.1086/662209 2011
    • Kilic, Mukremin, Brown, Warren R., and McLeod, Brian A. 2010. "A Spitzer Search for Substellar Companions to Low-Mass White Dwarfs." The Astrophysical Journal 708:411-418. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/708/1/411 2010
    • Kilic, Mukremin, Munn, Jeffrey A., Williams, Kurtis A., Kowalski, P. M., von Hippel, Ted, Harris, Hugh C., Jeffery, Elizabeth J., DeGennaro, Steven, Brown, Warren R., and McLeod, Brian A. 2010. "Visitors from the Halo: 11 Gyr Old White Dwarfs in the Solar Neighborhood." The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 715, L21–L25. IOP Publishing, https://doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/715/1/L21. 2010
    • Hartman, J. D., Gaudi, B. S., Holman, Matthew J., McLeod, Brian A., Stanek, K. Z., Barranco, J. A., Pinsonneault, M. H., Meibom, S., and Kalirai, J. S. 2009. "Deep MMT Transit Survey of the Open Cluster M37 IV: Limit on the Fraction of Stars with Planets as Small as 0.3RJ." The Astrophysical Journal 695:336-356. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/695/1/336 2009
    • Hartman, J. D., Gaudi, B. S., Pinsonneault, M. H., Stanek, K. Z., Holman, Matthew J., McLeod, Brian A., Meibom, S., Barranco, J. A., and Kalirai, J. S. 2009. "Deep MMT Transit Survey of the Open Cluster M37. III. Stellar Rotation at 550 Myr." The Astrophysical Journal 691:342-364. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/691/1/342 2009
    • Hartman, J. D., Gaudi, B. S., Holman, Matthew J., McLeod, Brian A., Stanek, K. Z., Barranco, J. A., Pinsonneault, M. H., Meibom, S., and Kalirai, J. S. 2008. "Deep MMT Transit Survey of the Open Cluster M37. I. Observations and Cluster Parameters." The Astrophysical Journal 675:1233-1253. 2008
    • Hartman, J. D., Gaudi, B. S., Holman, Matthew J., McLeod, Brian A., Stanek, K. Z., Barranco, J. A., Pinsonneault, M. H., and Kalirai, J. S. 2008. "Deep MMT Transit Survey of the Open Cluster M37. II. Variable Stars." The Astrophysical Journal 675:1254-1277. 2008
  • Chilingarian, Igor, Brown, Warren, Fabricant, Daniel, McLeod, Brian A., Roll, John, Szentgyorgyi, Andrew H., and Friedel, D. N. 2013. "Data Reduction Pipeline for the MMT Magellan Infrared Spectrograph." from Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXII. 475, 189. 2013
  • McLeod, Brian A., Bouchez, Antonin, Acton, D. Scott, Esposito, Simone, and Fini, Luca. 2013. "The phasing system for the Giant Magellan Telescope." from Proceedings of the Third AO4ELT Conference. 64. https://doi.org/10.12839/AO4ELT3.13318. 2013
  • Van Dam, Marcos, Bouchez, Antonin, Conan, Rodolphe, McLeod, Brian A., Esposito, Simone, and Fini, Luca. 2013. "Wavefront Reconstruction for a Natural Guide Star Ground Layer Adaptive Optics System on the Giant Magellan Telescope." from Proceedings of the Third AO4ELT Conference. 1. https://doi.org/10.12839/AO4ELT3.12295. 2013

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