Publications

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On the Feasibility of Intense Radial Velocity Surveys for Earth-twin discoveries, Richard D. Hall, Samantha J. Thompson, Will Handley and Didier Queloz, MNRAS, Volume 479, Issue 3 (2018).

Discovery of WASP-174b: Doppler tomography of a near-grazing transit, L.Y. Temple, C. Hellier, Y. Almleaky, D.R. Anderson, F. Bouchy, D.J.A. Brown, A. Burdanov, A. Collier Cameron, L. Delrez, M. Gillon, R. Hall, E. Jehin, M. Lendl, P.F.L. Maxted, L. D. Nielsen, F. Pepe, D. Pollacco, D. Queloz, D. Segransan, B. Smalley, S. Sohy, S. Thompson, A.H.M.J. Triaud, O.D. Turner, S. Udry, R.G. West, submitted, Feb 2018.

The Origin of RNA Precursors on Exoplanets, Paul B. Rimmer, Jianfeng Xu, Samantha J. Thompson, Ed Gillen, John D. Sutherland and Didier Queloz, submitted (in review) Dec 2017.

Book review for "How Do You Find an Exoplanet" by John Asher Johnson (Princeton U. Press, Year: 2016), Published in Physics Today, Volume 69, Issue 11, page 59, 2016.

HARPS3 for a Roboticized Isaac Newton Telescope, Samantha J. Thompson, Didier Queloz, Isabelle Baraffe, Martyn Brake, Andrey Dolgopolov, Martin Fisher, Michel Fleury, Joost Geelhoed and 20 co-authors, Proc. SPIE vol. 9908 (2016).

Measuring the Effective Pixel Positions for the HARPS3 CCD, Richard Hall, Samantha J. Thompson, Didier Queloz and John Young, Proc. SPIE vol. 9915 (2016).

Reconstruction of a conic-section surface from autocollimator-based deflectometric profilometry, Samantha J. Thompson, Richard Lang, Paul Rees and Gareth W. Roberts, Appl. Opt. 55(10), 2827-2836 (2016).

Use of a NOM profilometer to measure large aspheric surfaces, J. L. Pearson, G. W. Roberts, P. C. T. Rees, S. J. Thompson, Proc. SPIE vol. 9628 (2015).

Influence of ply misalignment on form error in the manufacturing of CFRP mirrors, Samantha J. Thompson, Samuel Bichon, Richard J. Grant, Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 1, pp.79-91 (2014).

Large Aperture Telescope Technology: a design for an active lightweight multi-segmented fold-out space mirror, S. J. Thompson, A. P. Doel, M. Whalley, R. Edeson, I. Tosh, O. Poyntz-Wright, E. Atad- Ettedgui, D. Montgomery, J. Nawasra, Proc. of International Conference on Space Optics (ICSO) 2010.

Advances in active x-ray telescope technologies, Atkins, Carolyn; Doel, Peter; Brooks, David; Thompson, Samantha; Feldman, Charlotte; Willingale, Richard and 7 co-authors, Proc. SPIE vol 7437 (2009).

A 1-metre Ni coated CFRP demonstrator for large deformable mirrors, Samantha J. Thompson, Peter Doel, David Brooks, Martin Strangwood, Proc. 1st AO4ELT conference (2009).

Active x-ray optics for the next generation of x-ray telescopes, Atkins, Carolyn; Wang, Hongchang; Doel, Peter; Brooks, David; Thompson, Samantha; Feldman, Charlotte and 8 co-authors, Proc. SPIE vol. 7360 (2009).

Towards a large, lightweight mirror for AO - Development of a 1 m Ni coated CFRP mirror, S. J. Thompson, A. P. Doel, D. Brooks, M. Strangwood, Proc. SPIE vol.7018 (2008).

Future high-resolution x-ray telescope technologies: prototype fabrication methods and finite element analysis, Carolyn Atkins, Hongchang Wang, Peter Doel, David Brooks, Samantha Thompson, Charlotte Feldman and 6 co-authors, Proc. SPIE vol. 7011 (2008).

A nickel-carbon-fibre composite for large adaptive mirrors: Fabrication methods and properties, S. J. Thompson, D. Brooks, and A. P. Doel, Opt. Express 16, 1321-1330 (2008).

Active x-ray mirror development at UCL: preliminary results, Carolyn Atkins, Peter Doel, Jun Yao, David Brooks, Samantha Thompson, Richard Willingale, Charlotte Feldman, Tim Button, Dou Zhang, Ady James, Proc. SPIE vol. 6721 (2007).

Large thin adaptive x-ray mirrors, Peter Doel, Carolyn Atkins, Samantha Thompson, David Brooks, Jun Yao, Charlotte Feldman, Richard Willingale, Tim Button, Dou Zhang, Ady James, Proc. SPIE vol. 6705 (2007).

A Nickel-Carbon-Fibre Mirror for Large Adaptive Secondaries, S. J. Thompson, P. Doel, and D. Brooks, Adaptive Optics: Analysis and Methods Topical Meetings on CD-ROM, OSA Technical Digest (CD), paper ATuD5 (Optical Society of America, 2007).

Results from the adaptive optics coronagraph at the WHT, S. J. Thompson, A. P. Doel, R. G. Bingham, A. Charalambous, R. M. Myers, N. Bissonauth, P. Clark, G. Talbot, MNRAS, Vol. 364, Issue 4 (2005).

OSCA - The Coronographic Mask Device for NAOMI, S. G. Els, S. Thompson, P. Doel, P. Jolley, C. Benn, M. Blanken, T. Gregory, R. Ostensen, F. Prada, I. Soechting, The Newsletter of the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, Issue no. 7 (Dec 2003).

OSCA, an Optimised Stellar Coronagraph for Adaptive optics: Description and first light, Thompson, Samantha, Doel, Andrew P., Bingham, Richard G., Charalambous, Andrew, Bissonauth, Nirmal, Clark, Paul, Myers, Richard M., Talbot, Gordon, Proc. SPIE vol. 4839 (2003).