Publications

Refereed Articles

  1. Neilson, H.R.; McNeil, J.T.; Ignace, R.; & Lester, J.B. Limb darkening and planetary transits: testing centre-to-limb intensity variations and limb darkening directly fro model stellar atmospheres, 2017, ApJ, accepted, ArXiv:170407376
  2. Antoniadis, J.; Moon, D.-S.; Ni, Y.Q.; Kim, D.-J.; Lee, Y.; & Neilson, H.R. Discovery of a rapid, luminous nova in NGC 300 by the KMTNet supernova program, 2017, ApJ, accepted
  3. Engle, S.G.; Guinan, E.F.; Harper, G.M.; Evans, N.R.; Cuntz, M.; Neilson, H.R.; & Fawzy, D.E. The secret lives of Cepheids: δ Cep, the prototype of a new class of pulsating x-ray variables, 2017, ApJ, 838, 67
  4. Lester, J.B.; Khatu, V.C.; & Neilson, H.R. Indicators of stellar mass in the photometric H-band, 2017, PASP, 129. 972
  5. Nardetto, N.; Poretti, E.; Rainer, M.; Fokin, A.; Mathias, P.; Anderson, R.; Gallenne, A.; Gieren, W.; Graczyk, D.; Kervella, P.; Mérand, A.; Mourard, D.; Neilson, H.R.; Pietrzynski, G.; Pilecki, B.; & Storm, J. HARPS-N high spectral resolution observations of Cepheids I. The Baade-Wesselink projection factor of δ Cep revisited, 2017, A&A, 597, 73
  6. Neilson, H.R.; Percy, J.; & Smith, H. Period changes and evolution in pulsating variable stars, 2016, JAVSO, 44, 179
  7. He, M.Y.; Moon, D.-S.; Neilson, H.R.; Lee, J.-J.; Kim, S.C.; Pak, M.; Park, H.S.; Kim, D.-J.; Lee, Y.; Kim, S.-L.; & Lee, C.-U. KMTNet supernova program variable objects I. NGC 2784 field, 2016, JKAS, 49, 209
  8. Neilson, H.R.; Baron, F.; Norris, R.; Kloppenberg, B.; & Lester, J.B. Stellar atmospheres, atmospheric extension & weighing stars using the stellar mass index, 2016, ApJ, 830, 103
  9. Nardetto, N.; Mérand, A.; Mourard, D.; Storm, J.; Gieren, W.; Fouqué, P.; Gallenne, A.; Kervella, P.; Neilson, H.R.; Pietrzynski, G.; Pilecki, B.; Breitfelder, J.; Berio, P.;  Challouf, M.; Clausse, J.-M.; Ligi, R.; Mathias, P.; Meilland, A.; Perraut, K.; Poretti, E.; Reiner, M.; Spang, A.; Stee, P.; Tallon-Bosc, I.; & ten Bummelaar, T. VEGA/CHARA interferometric observations of Cepheids I. A resolved structure around the prototype classical Cepheid δ Cep in the visible spectral range, 2016, A&A, 593, 45
  10. Neilson, H.R.; Bisol, A.C.; Guinan, E.; Engle, S.G.; & Butterworth, X. The secret lives of Cepheids: evolution, mass loss and ultraviolet observations of the long-period classical Cepheid l Carinae, 2016, ApJ, 824, 1
  11. Neilson, H.R.; & Ignace, R. Period change and evolution of β Cephei stars, 2015, A&A, 584, 58
  12. Neilson, H.R.; Izzard, R.I.; Langer, N.; & Ignace, R. The strange evolution of the Large Magellanic Cloud Cepheid OGLE-LMC-CEP1812, 2015, A&A, 581, 1
  13. Neilson, H.R.; Schneider, F.R.N.; Izzard, R.G.; Evans, N.R.; & Langer, N. The occurrence of classical Cepheids in binary systems, 2015, A&A, 574, 2
  14. Lomax, J.R.; Nazé, Y.; Hoffman, J.L.; Russell, C.M.P.; De Becker, M.; Corcoran, M.F.; Davidson, J.W.; Neilson, H.R.; Owocki, S.; Pittard, J.M.; & Pollock, A.M.T. V444 X-ray and polarimetric variability: radiative and coriolis forces shape the wind collision region, 2015, A&A, 573, 43
  15. Engle, S.G.; Guinan, E.F.; Harper, G.M.; Neilson, H.R.; & Evans, N.R. The secret lives of Cepheids: evolutionary changes and pulsation-induced shock heating in the prototype classical Cepheids δ Cep, 2014, ApJ, 794, 80
  16. Mackey, J.; Mohamed, S.; Gvaramadze, V.; Kotak, R.; Langer, N.; Meyer, D.M.-A.; Moriya, T.; & Neilson, H.R. Interacting supernovae from photoionization-confined shells around red supergiants, 2014, Nature, 512, 282
  17. Neilson, H.R.; Ignace, R.; Smith, B.J.; Henson, G.; & Adams, A.M. Evidence of a Mira-like tail and bow shock about the semi-regular variable V CVn from four decades of polarization measurements, 2014, A&A, 568, 88
  18. Neilson, H.R.; & Ignace, R. Convection, granulation and period jitter in classical Cepheids, 2014, A&A, 563, 4
  19. Neilson, H.R. Revisiting the fundamental properties of the Cepheid Polaris using detailed stellar evolution models, 2014, A&A, 563, 48
  20. Baron, F.; Monnier, J.D.; Kiss, L.L.;  Neilson, H.R.; Zhao, M.; Anderson, M.; Aarnio, A.; Pedretti, E.; Thureau, N.; ten Brummelaar, T.A.; Ridgway, S.T.; McAlister, H.A.; Sturmann, J.; Sturmann, L.; & Turner, N. CHARA/MIRC observations of two M supergiants from the Perseus double cluster: temperature, bayesian modeling and compressed sensing imaging, 2014, ApJ, 785, 46
  21. Neilson, H.R.; & Lester, J.B. Spherically-symmetric model stellar atmospheres and limb darkening II: limb-darkening laws, gravity-darkening coefficients and angular diameter corrections for FGK dwarf stars, 2013, A&A, 556, 86
  22. Neilson, H.R.; & Lester, J.B. Spherically-symmetric model stellar atmospheres and limb darkening I: limb-darkening laws, gravity-darkening coefficients and angular diameter corrections for red giant stars, 2013, 554, 98
  23. Lester, J.B.; Dinshaw, R.; & Neilson, H.R. Indicators of mass in spherical stellar atmospheres, 2013, PASP, 125, 335
  24. Neilson, H.R.; Langer, N.; Engle, S.G.; Guinan, E.; & Izzard, R. Classical Cepheids require enhanced mass loss, 2012, ApJ, 760L, 18
  25. Lebzelter, T.; Heiter, U.; Abia, C.; Eriksson, K.; Ireland, M.; Neilson, H.R.; Nowotny, W.; Maldonado, J.; Merle, T.; Peterson, R.; Plez, B.; Short, C.I.; Wahlgren, G.M.; Worley, C.; Aringer, B.; Bladh, S.; de Laverny, P.; Goswami, A.; Mora, A.; Norris, R.P.; Recio-Blanco, A.; Scholz, M.; Thevenin, F.; Tsuji, T.; Kordopatis, G.; Montesinos, B.;  & Wing, R.F. Comparative modelling of the spectra of cool giants, 2012, A&A, 547, 108
  26. Neilson, H.R.; & Lester, J.B. Using limb darkening to measure fundamental parameters of stars, 2012, A&A, 544, 117
  27. Ngeow, C.-C.; Neilson, H.R.; Nardetto, N.; & Marengo, M. Calibrating the projection factor for Galactic Cepheids, 2012, A&A, 543, 55
  28. Mackey, J.; Mohamed, S.; Neilson, H.R.; Langer, N.; & Meyer, D.M.-A. Double bow shocks around young, runaway red supergiants: application to Betelgeuse, 2012, ApJ, 751L, 10
  29. Neilson, H.R.; Nardetto, N.; Ngeow, C.-C.; Fouqué, P.; & Storm, J. Cepheid limb darkening, angular diameter corrections and projection factor from static spherical model stellar atmospheres,  2012, A&A, 541, 134
  30. Neilson, H.R.; Engle, S.G.; Guinan, E.; Langer, N.; Wasatonic, R.P.; & Williams, D.B. The period change of the Cepheid Polaris suggest enhanced mass loss, 2012, ApJ, 745L, 32
  31. Neilson, H.R; & Langer, N. Is there a mass discrepancy in the Cepheid binary OGLE-LMC-CEP0227?,  2012, 537, 26
  32. Croll, B.; Albert, L.; Jayawardhana, R.; Miller-Ricci Kempton, E.; Fortney, J.J.; Murray, N.; & Neilson, H.R. Broadband transmission spectroscopy of the super-earth GJ 1214b suggests a low mean molecular weight atmosphere, 2011, ApJ, 736, 78
  33. Neilson, H.R. & Lester, J.B. Limb darkening in spherical stellar atmospheres, 2011, A&A, 530, 65
  34. Neilson, H.R.; Cantiello, M.; & Langer, N. The Cepheid mass discrepancy and pulsation-driven mass loss, 2011, A&A, 529L, 9
  35. Ngeow, C.-C.; Ita, Y.; Kanbur, S.M.; Neilson, H.R.; Onaka, T.; & Kato, D. Cepheid period-luminosity relation from the AKARI observations, 2010, MNRAS, 408, 983
  36. Neilson, H.R.; Ngeow, C.-C.; Kanbur, S.M.; & Lester, J.B.  Testing mass loss in Large Magellanic Cloud Cepheids using infrared and optical observations II. predictions and tests of the OGLE-III fundament-mode Cepheids, 2010, ApJ, 716, 1136
  37. Ngeow, C.-C.; Kanbur, S.M.; Neilson, H.R.; Nanthakumar, A.; & Buonaccorsi, J. Period-luminosity relations derived from the OGLE-III fundamental mode Cepheids, 2009, ApJ, 693, 691
  38. Neilson, H.R.; Ngeow, C.-C.; Kanbur, S.M.; & Lester, J.B.  Testing mass loss in Large Magellanic Cloud Cepheids using infrared and optical observations, 2010, ApJ, 692, 81
  39. Neilson, H.R. & Lester, J.B. On the enhancement of mass loss in Cepheids due to radial pulsation II. the effect of metallicity, 2009, ApJ, 690, 1829
  40. Lester, J.B. & Neilson, H.R. SATLAS: spherical versions of the ATLAS stellar atmosphere program, 2008, A&A, 491. 633
  41. Neilson, H.R. & Lester, J.B. Determining parameters of cool giant stars by modeling spectrophotometric and interferometric observations using the SATLAS program, 2008, A&A,  490, 807
  42. Neilson, H.R. & Lester, J.B. On the enhancement of mass loss in Cepheids due to radial pulsation, 2008, ApJ, 684, 569

Non-refereed articles

  1. Huenemoerder, D.; Oskinova, L.; Ignace, R.; Hamann, W.-R.; Schulz, N.S.; Neilson, H.R.; & Shenar, T. A Deep X-ray look at a very massive star: HETGS spectroscopy of the blue hypergiant Cyg OB2-12 (HIP 101364), 2016, HEAD, 1511702
  2. Neilson, H.R.; Bisol, A.C.; Guinan, E.; & Engle, S.G. Pulsation period change & classical Cepheids: probing the details of stellar evolution, 2015, IAUS, 307, 224
  3. Mackey, J.; Langer, N.; Meyer, D.M.-A.; Gvaramadze, V.V.; Mohamed, S.; Neilson, H.R.; & Mignone, A. The circumstellar medium of massive stars in motion, 2014, NIC Symposium, ArXiv: 1406.0878
  4. Mackey, J.; Langer, N.; Mohamed, S.; Gvaramadze, V.V.; Neilson, H.R.; & Meyer, D.M.-A. Effects of stellar evolution and ionizing radiation on the environments of massive stars, 2014, ASTRA proceedings, 1, 61
  5. Neilson, H.R.; Biesiada, M.; Remage Evans, N.; Marconi, Marcella, Ngeow, C.-C.; & Reese, D.R. Asteroseismology, standard candles, and the Hubble Constant: what is the role asteroseismology in the era of precision cosmology?, 2014, IAUS, 301, 233
  6. Neilson, H.R.; Ignace, R.; & Henson, G.D. Long-term polarization observations of Mira variable stars suggest asymmetric structures, 2014, IAUS, 301, 463
  7. Neilson, H.R. Pulsation and mass loss across the HR diagram: from OB stars to Cepheids to red supergiants, 2013, 2014, IAUS, 301, 205
  8. Neilson, H.R.; Ignace, R.; Shrestra, M.; Hoffman, J.L.; & Mackey, J. Modeling near-IR polarization to constrain stellar wind bow shocks, 2013, MSAO.confE.172
  9. Mackey, J.; Mohamed, S.; Neilson, H.R.; Langer, N.; & Meyer, D.M.-A. Numerical models for the circumstellar medium around Betelgeuse, 2013, EAS Publication Series, 60, 253
  10. Ngeow, C.-C.; Neilson, H.R.; Nardetto, N.; & Marengo, M. Wesenheit function for Galactic Cepheids: application to the projection factors, 2013, IAUS, 289, 134
  11. Armstrong, J.T.; Jorgensen, A.M.; Neilson, H.R.; Mozurkewich, D.; Baines, E.K.; & Schmitt, H.R. Precise stellar diameters from coherently averaged visibilities, 2012, SPIE, 8445, 3K
  12. Neilson, H.R. Comparison of limb-darkening laws from plane-parallel and spherically-symmetric model stellar atmospheres, 2012, IAUS, 282, 243
  13. Neilson, H.R.; Ngeow, C.-C.; & Lester, J.B. Constructing a Cepheid period p-factor relation from static model stellar atmospheres, 2012, ArXiv:1201.0802
  14. Neilson, H.R.; Langer, N.; Cantiello, M. Stellar evolution with pulsation-driven mass loss: the case of LMC Cepheids, 2011, ASPC, 451, 327
  15. Neilson, H.R.; Lester, J.B.; & Haubois, X. Weighing Betelgeuse: measuring the mass of α Orionis from stellar limb-darkening, 2011, ASPC, 451, 117
  16. Neilson, H.R.; Cantiello, M.; & Langer, N. Convective core overshoot and mass loss in classical Cepheids: a solution to the mass discrepancy?, 2011, ASPC, 448, 155
  17. Neilson, H.R.; & Lester, J.B. Using limb-darkening to measure the masses of red giants, 2011, ASPC, 445, 165
  18. Neilson, H.R.; Ngeow, C.-C.; Kanbur, S.M.; & Lester, J.B. The connection between pulsation, mass loss and circumstellar shells in classical Cepheids, 2009, AIPC, 1170, 141
  19. Ngeow, C.-C.; Kanbur, S.M.; Ghobrial, L.; Neilson, H.R.; & Macri, L. IRAC band period-luminosity relation from LMC Cepheids: application to three nearby galaxies, 2009, AIPC, 1170, 37
  20. Neilson, H.R.; & Lester, J.B. Modeling stellar atmospheres with a spherically-symmetric version of the ATLAS code: testing the code by comparisons to interferometric observations and PHOENIX models, 2009, AIPC, 1094, 804
  21. Neilson, H.R.; Ngeow, C.-C.; Kanbur, S.M.; & Lester, J.B. Modeling mass loss and infrared excess in Large Magellanic Cloud Cepheids, 2008, ArXiv:0808.3995

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