Refereed journal articles

Refereed journal article list

104. Riemer-Sørensen S., Webb J.K., Crighton N.H.M., Dumont V., Ali K., Kotuš S., Bainbridge M., Murphy M.T., Carswell R.F.,
A robust deuterium abundance: re-measurement of the z=3.256 absorption system towards the quasar PKS 1937-1009,
2014, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., accepted, arXiv:1412.4043.
(ADS)

103. Whitmore J.B., Murphy M.T.,
Impact of instrumental systematic errors on fine-structure constant measurements with quasar spectra,
2014, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., accepted, arXiv:1409.4467.
(ADS)

102. Kacprzak G.G., Churchill C.W., Murphy M.T., Cooke J.,
Probing the circumgalactic medium of active galactic nuclei with background quasars,
2015, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 446, 2861, arXiv:1411.2611.
(ADS: 0 citations.)

101. Crighton N.H.M., Hennawi J.F., Simcoe R.A., Cooksey K.L., Murphy M.T., Fumagalli M., Prochaska J.X., Shanks T.,
Metal-enriched, subkiloparsec gas clumps in the circumgalactic medium of a faint z = 2.5 galaxy,
2015, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 446, 18, arXiv:1406.4239.
(ADS: 5 citations.)

100. Worseck G., Prochaska J.X., O'Meara J.M., Becker G.D., Ellison S.L., Lopez S., Meiksin A., Ménard B., Murphy M.T., Fumagalli M.,
The Giant Gemini GMOS survey of zem > 4.4 quasars - I. Measuring the mean free path across cosmic time,
2014, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 445, 1745, arXiv:1402.4154.
(ADS: 4 citations.)

99. Evans T.M., Murphy M.T., Whitmore J.B., Misawa T., Centurion M., D'Odorico S., Lopez S., Martins C.J.A.P., Molaro P., Petitjean P., Rahmani H., Srianand R., Wendt M.,
The UVES Large Program for testing fundamental physics - III. Constraints on the fine-structure constant from three telescopes,
2014, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 445, 128, arXiv:1409.1923.
(ADS: 1 citation.)

98. Bagdonaite J., Salumbides E.J., Preval S.P., Barstow M.A., Barrow J.D., Murphy M.T., Ubachs W.,
Limits on a Gravitational Field Dependence of the Proton-Electron Mass Ratio from H2 in White Dwarf Stars,
2014, Phys. Rev. Lett., 113, 123002, arXiv:1409.1000.
(ADS: 1 citation.)

97. Jorgenson R.A., Murphy M.T., Thompson R., Carswell R.F.,
The Magellan uniform survey of damped Lyman α systems - II. Paucity of strong molecular hydrogen absorption,
2014, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 443, 2783, arXiv:1407.1111.
(ADS: 2 citations.)
Background and publicity images. Media releases: Swinburne, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

96. Boera E., Murphy M.T., Becker G.D., Bolton J.S.,
The thermal history of the intergalactic medium down to redshift z = 1.5: a new curvature measurement,
2014, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 441, 1916, arXiv:1404.1083.
(ADS: 2 citations.)
Background and publicity movie. Media release: Swinburne.

95. Muller S., Combes F., Guélin M., Gérin M., Aalto S., Beelen A., Black J.H., Curran S.J., Darling J., V-Trung D., García-Burillo S., Henkel C., Horellou C., Martín S., Martí-Vidal I., Menten K.M., Murphy M.T., Ott J., Wiklind T., Zwaan M.A.,
An ALMA Early Science survey of molecular absorption lines toward PKS 1830-211. Analysis of the absorption profiles,
2014, Astron. Astrophys., 566, AA112, arXiv:1404.7667.
(ADS: 3 citations.)

94. Murphy M.T., Berengut J.C.,
Laboratory atomic transition data for precise optical quasar absorption spectroscopy,
2014, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 438, 388, arXiv:1311.2949.
(ADS: 6 citations.)
Full, updated atomic transition database available through Research Data Australia (hosted on GitHub).

93. Bagdonaite J., Ubachs W., Murphy M.T., Whitmore J.B.,
Analysis of Molecular Hydrogen Absorption toward QSO B0642-5038 for a Varying Proton-to-electron Mass Ratio,
2014, Astrophys. J., 782, 10, arXiv:1308.1330.
(ADS: 11 citations.)

92. Cooke R.J., Pettini M., Jorgenson R.A., Murphy M.T., Steidel C.C.,
Precision Measures of the Primordial Abundance of Deuterium,
2014, Astrophys. J., 781, 31, arXiv:1308.3240.
(ADS: 44 citations.)

91. Richter P., Fox A.J., Ben Bekhti N., Murphy M.T., Bomans D., Frank S.,
High-resolution absorption spectroscopy of the circumgalactic medium of the Milky Way,
2014, Astron. Nachr., 335, 92, arXiv:1310.4514.
(ADS: 0 citations.)

90. Bonifacio P., Rahmani H., Whitmore J.B., Wendt M., Centurion M., Molaro P., Srianand R., Murphy M.T., Petitjean P., Agafonova I.I., D'Odorico S., Evans T.M., Levshakov S.A., Lopez S., Martins C.J.A.P., Reimers D., Vladilo G.,
Fundamental constants and high-resolution spectroscopy,
2014, Astron. Nachr., 335, 83, arXiv:1310.6280.
(ADS: 7 citations.)

89. Evans T.M., Murphy M.T.,
A New Method for Detecting Velocity Shifts and Distortions between Optical Spectra,
2013, Astrophys. J., 778, 173, arXiv:1310.5703.
(ADS: 4 citations.)

88. Rahmani H., Wendt M., Srianand R., Noterdaeme P., Petitjean P., Molaro P., Whitmore J.B., Murphy M.T., Centurion M., Fathivavsari H., D'Odorico S., Evans T.M., Levshakov S.A., Lopez S., Martins C.J.A.P., Reimers D., Vladilo G.,
The UVES large program for testing fundamental physics - II. Constraints on a change in μ towards quasar HE 0027-1836,
2013, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 435, 861, arXiv:1307.5864.
(ADS: 29 citations.)

87. Jorgenson R.A., Murphy M.T., Thompson R.,
The Magellan uniform survey of damped Lyman α systems - I. Cosmic metallicity evolution,
2013, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 435, 482, arXiv:1307.4429.
(ADS: 13 citations.)

86. Nielsen N.M., Churchill C.W., Kacprzak G.G., Murphy M.T.,
MAGIICAT I. The Mg II Absorber-Galaxy Catalog,
2013, Astrophys. J., 776, 114, arXiv:1304.6716.
(ADS: 16 citations.)

85. Rodríguez Hidalgo P., Eracleous M., Charlton J., Hamann F., Murphy M.T., Nestor D.,
Discovery of the Transition of a Mini-broad Absorption Line into a Broad Absorption Line in the SDSS Quasar J115122.14+020426.3,
2013, Astrophys. J., 775, 14, arXiv:1307.6266.
(ADS: 3 citations.)

84. Bouché N., Murphy M.T., Kacprzak G.G., Péroux C., Contini T., Martin C.L., Dessauges-Zavadsky M.,
Signatures of Cool Gas Fueling a Star-Forming Galaxy at Redshift 2.3,
2013, Science, 341, 50, arXiv:1306.0134.
(ADS: 32 citations.)
Background, publicity images and movies. Media releases: ESO, Swinburne, UCSB.

83. Molaro P., Centurión M., Whitmore J.B., Evans T.M., Murphy M.T., Agafonova I.I., Bonifacio P., D'Odorico S., Levshakov S.A., Lopez S., Martins C.J.A.P., Petitjean P., Rahmani H., Reimers D., Srianand R., Vladilo G., Wendt M.,
The UVES Large Program for testing fundamental physics I. Bounds on a change in α towards quasar HE 2217-2818,
2013, Astron. Astrophys., 555, AA68, arXiv:1305.1884.
(ADS: 31 citations.)

82. Cooke R., Pettini M., Jorgenson R.A., Murphy M.T., Rudie G.C., Steidel C.C.,
The explosion energy of early stellar populations: the Fe-peak element ratios in low-metallicity damped Lyα systems,
2013, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 431, 1625, arXiv:1211.2805.
(ADS: 3 citations.)

81. Evans J.L., Churchill C.W., Murphy M.T., Nielsen N.M., Klimek E.S.,
The Redshift Distribution of Intervening Weak Mg II Quasar Absorbers and a Curious Dependence on Quasar Luminosity,
2013, Astrophys. J., 768, 3, arXiv:1303.2111.
(ADS: 4 citations.)

80. Cooke R., Pettini M., Murphy M.T.,
A new candidate for probing Population III nucleosynthesis with carbon-enhanced damped Lyα systems,
2012, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 425, 347, arXiv:1201.1004.
(ADS: 21 citations.)

79. King J.A., Webb J.K., Murphy M.T., Flambaum V.V., Carswell R.F., Bainbridge M.B., Wilczynska M.R., Koch F.E.,
Spatial variation in the fine-structure constant - new results from VLT/UVES,
2012, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 422, 3370, arXiv:1202.4758.
(ADS: 76 citations.)
Appendix C: Voigt profile fits. Text table containing all 154 & 141 Δα/α values from VLT and Keck, respectively.

78. Ben Bekhti N., Winkel B., Richter P., Kerp J., Klein U., Murphy M.T.,
An absorption-selected survey of neutral gas in the Milky Way halo. New results based on a large sample of Ca ii, Na i, and H i spectra towards QSOs,
2012, Astron. Astrophys., 542, AA110, arXiv:1203.5603.
(ADS: 8 citations.)

77. Carswell R.F., Becker G.D., Jorgenson R.A., Murphy M.T., Wolfe A.M.,
The kinetic temperature in a damped Lyman α absorption system in Q2206-199 - an example of the warm neutral medium,
2012, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 422, 1700, arXiv:1202.3012.
(ADS: 12 citations.)

76. Murphy M.T., Locke C.R., Light P.S., Luiten A.N., Lawrence J.S.,
Laser frequency comb techniques for precise astronomical spectroscopy,
2012, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 422, 761, arXiv:1202.0819.
(ADS: 6 citations.)

75. Bagdonaite J., Murphy M.T., Kaper L., Ubachs W.,
Constraint on a variation of the proton-to-electron mass ratio from H2 absorption towards quasar Q2348-011,
2012, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 421, 419, arXiv:1112.0428.
(ADS: 8 citations.)

74. Bouché N., Murphy M.T., Péroux C., Contini T., Martin C.L., Forster Schreiber N.M., Genzel R., Lutz D., Gillessen S., Tacconi L., Davies R., Eisenhauer F.,
Enriched haloes at redshift z = 2 with no star formation: implications for accretion and wind scenarios,
2012, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 419, 2, arXiv:1107.4618.
(ADS: 27 citations.)

73. Webb J.K., King J.A., Murphy M.T., Flambaum V.V., Carswell R.F., Bainbridge M.B.,
Indications of a Spatial Variation of the Fine Structure Constant,
2011, Phys. Rev. Lett., 107, 191101, arXiv:1008.3907.
(ADS: 179 citations.)

72. King J.A., Murphy M.T., Ubachs W., Webb J.K.,
New constraint on cosmological variation of the proton-to-electron mass ratio from Q0528-250,
2011, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 417, 3010, arXiv:1106.5786.
(ADS: 26 citations.)

71. Kacprzak G.G., Churchill C.W., Evans J.L., Murphy M.T., Steidel C.C.,
Morphological properties of z˜ 0.5 absorption-selected galaxies: the role of galaxy inclination,
2011, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 416, 3118, arXiv:1106.3068.
(ADS: 41 citations.)

70. Curran S.J., Whiting M.T., Combes F., Kuno N., Francis P., Nakai N., Webb J.K., Murphy M.T., Wiklind T.,
On the absence of molecular absorption in high-redshift millimetre-band searches,
2011, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 416, 2143, arXiv:1106.0578.
(ADS: 6 citations.)

69. Chornock R., Filippenko A.V., Li W., Marion G.H., Foley R.J., Modjaz M., Rafelski M., Becker G.D., de Vries W.H., Garnavich P., Jorgenson R.A., Lynch D.K., Malec A.L., Moran E.C., Murphy M.T., Rudy R.J., Russell R.W., Silverman J.M., Steele T.N., Stockton A., Wolfe A.M., Woodward C.E.,
The Transitional Stripped-envelope SN 2008ax: Spectral Evolution and Evidence for Large Asphericity,
2011, Astrophys. J., 739, 41, arXiv:1001.2775.
(ADS: 35 citations.)

68. van Weerdenburg F., Murphy M.T., Malec A.L., Kaper L., Ubachs W.,
First Constraint on Cosmological Variation of the Proton-to-Electron Mass Ratio from Two Independent Telescopes,
2011, Phys. Rev. Lett., 106, 180802, arXiv:1104.2969.
(ADS: 34 citations.)

67. Curran S.J., Whiting M.T., Murphy M.T., Webb J.K., Bignell C., Polatidis A.G., Wiklind T., Francis P., Langston G.,
Redshifted H I and OH absorption in radio galaxies and quasars,
2011, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 413, 1165, arXiv:1012.1972.
(ADS: 13 citations.)

66. Richter P., Krause F., Fechner C., Charlton J.C., Murphy M.T.,
The neutral gas extent of galaxies as derived from weak intervening Ca ii absorbers,
2011, Astron. Astrophys., 528, AA12, arXiv:1008.2201.
(ADS: 14 citations.)

65. Carswell R.F., Jorgenson R.A., Wolfe A.M., Murphy M.T.,
A cold component and the complex velocity structure of DLA1331 + 170,
2011, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 411, 2319, arXiv:1010.2821.
(ADS: 11 citations.)

64. Hamann F., Kanekar N., Prochaska J.X., Murphy M.T., Ellison S., Malec A.L., Milutinovic N., Ubachs W.,
A high-velocity narrow absorption line outflow in the quasar J212329.46 - 005052.9,
2011, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 410, 1957, arXiv:1008.3728.
(ADS: 36 citations.)

63. King J.A., Webb J.K., Murphy M.T., Flambaum V.V., Carswell R.F., Bainbridge M.B., Koch F.E.,
Possible Cosmological Spatial Variation in the Fine-structure Constant,
2010, J. Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales, 143, 35.
(PDF)

62. Whitmore J.B., Murphy M.T., Griest K.,
Wavelength Calibration of the VLT-UVES Spectrograph,
2010, Astrophys. J., 723, 89, arXiv:1004.3325.
(ADS: 35 citations.)

61. Tumlinson J., Malec A.L., Carswell R.F., Murphy M.T., Buning R., Milutinovic N., Ellison S.L., Prochaska J.X., Jorgenson R.A., Ubachs W., Wolfe A.M.,
Cosmological Concordance or Chemical Coincidence? Deuterated Molecular Hydrogen Abundances at High Redshift,
2010, Astrophys. J., 718, L156, arXiv:1007.0030.
(ADS: 15 citations.)
Swinburne media release

60. Kacprzak G.G., Murphy M.T., Churchill C.W.,
Galaxy group at z = 0.3 associated with the damped Lyman α system towards quasar Q1127-145,
2010, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 406, 445, arXiv:1003.3669.
(ADS: 18 citations.)

59. Malec A.L., Buning R., Murphy M.T., Milutinovic N., Ellison S.L., Prochaska J.X., Kaper L., Tumlinson J., Carswell R.F., Ubachs W.,
Keck telescope constraint on cosmological variation of the proton-to-electron mass ratio,
2010, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 403, 1541, arXiv:1001.4078.
(ADS: 58 citations.)
Appendix B: Supporting information including full version of Figure 1. Text version of Table 1.

58. Kacprzak G.G., Churchill C.W., Ceverino D., Steidel C.C., Klypin A., Murphy M.T.,
Halo Gas and Galaxy Disk Kinematics Derived from Observations and ΛCDM Simulations of Mg II Absorption-selected Galaxies at Intermediate Redshift,
2010, Astrophys. J., 711, 533, arXiv:0912.2746.
(ADS: 52 citations.)

57. Curran S.J., Tzanavaris P., Darling J.K., Whiting M.T., Webb J.K., Bignell C., Athreya R., Murphy M.T.,
New searches for HI 21 cm in damped Lyman α absorption systems,
2010, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 402, 35, arXiv:0910.3742.
(ADS: 12 citations.)

56. Bochanski J.J., Hennawi J.F., Simcoe R.A., Prochaska J.X., West A.A., Burgasser A.J., Burles S.M., Bernstein R.A., Williams C.L., Murphy M.T.,
MASE: A New Data-Reduction Pipeline for the Magellan Echellette Spectrograph,
2009, Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 121, 1409, arXiv:0910.1834.
(ADS: 40 citations.)

55. Dessauges-Zavadsky M., Ellison S.L., Murphy M.T.,
Revisiting the origin of the high metallicities of sub-damped Lyman-alpha systems,
2009, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 396, L61, arXiv:0904.2531.
(ADS: 20 citations.)

54. Henkel C., Menten K.M., Murphy M.T., Jethava N., Flambaum V.V., Braatz J.A., Muller S., Ott J., Mao R.Q.,
The density, the cosmic microwave background, and the proton-to-electron mass ratio in a cloud at redshift 0.9,
2009, Astron. Astrophys., 500, 725, arXiv:0904.3081.
(ADS: 58 citations.)

53. Alves-Brito A., Forbes D.A., Mendel J.T., Hau G.K.T., Murphy M.T.,
The outer halo globular clusters of M31,
2009, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 395, L34, arXiv:0902.0639.
(ADS: 17 citations.)

52. Zych B.J., Murphy M.T., Hewett P.C., Prochaska J.X.,
Dust depletion, chemical uniformity and environment of CaII H&K quasar absorbers,
2009, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 392, 1429, arXiv:0810.5131.
(ADS: 7 citations.)

51. Ellison S.L., Murphy M.T., Dessauges-Zavadsky M.,
The kinematic signature of damped Lyman alpha systems: using the D-index to screen for high column density HI absorbers,
2009, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 392, 998, arXiv:0810.3700.
(ADS: 11 citations.)

50. King J.A., Webb J.K., Murphy M.T., Carswell R.F.,
Stringent Null Constraint on Cosmological Evolution of the Proton-to-Electron Mass Ratio,
2008, Phys. Rev. Lett., 101, 251304, arXiv:0807.4366.
(ADS: 82 citations.)

49. Pettini M., Zych B.J., Murphy M.T., Lewis A., Steidel C.C.,
Deuterium abundance in the most metal-poor damped Lyman alpha system: converging on Ωb,0h2,
2008, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 391, 1499, arXiv:0805.0594.
(ADS: 142 citations.)

48. Curran S.J., Whiting M.T., Wiklind T., Webb J.K., Murphy M.T., Purcell C.R.,
A survey for redshifted molecular and atomic absorption lines - II. Associated HI, OH and millimetre lines in the z >~ 3 Parkes quarter-Jansky flat-spectrum sample,
2008, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 391, 765, arXiv:0805.1581.
(ADS: 23 citations.)

47. Steinmetz T., Wilken T., Araujo-Hauck C., Holzwarth R., Hänsch T.W., Pasquini L., Manescau A., D'Odorico S., Murphy M.T., Kentischer T., Schmidt W., Udem T.,
Laser Frequency Combs for Astronomical Observations,
2008, Science, 321, 1335, arXiv:0809.1663.
(ADS: 137 citations.)
Preprint with high resolution figures: PDF. Background, publicity images and movies. Media releases: Swinburne, ESO.

46. Ben Bekhti N., Richter P., Westmeier T., Murphy M.T.,
Ca II and Na I absorption signatures from extraplanar gas in the halo of the Milky Way,
2008, Astron. Astrophys., 487, 583, arXiv:0806.3204.
(ADS: 28 citations.)

45. Murphy M.T., Flambaum V.V., Muller S., Henkel C.,
Strong Limit on a Variable Proton-to-Electron Mass Ratio from Molecules in the Distant Universe,
2008, Science, 320, 1611, arXiv:0806.3081.
(ADS: 93 citations.)
Background, publicity images and colour figures. Media releases: Swinburne, MPIfR.

44. Liske J., Grazian A., Vanzella E., Dessauges M., Viel M., Pasquini L., Haehnelt M., Cristiani S., Pepe F., Avila G., Bonifacio P., Bouchy F., Dekker H., Delabre B., D'Odorico S., D'Odorico V., Levshakov S., Lovis C., Mayor M., Molaro P., Moscardini L., Murphy M.T., Queloz D., Shaver P., Udry S., Wiklind T., Zucker S.,
Cosmic dynamics in the era of Extremely Large Telescopes,
2008, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 386, 1192, arXiv:0802.1532.
(ADS: 89 citations.)
Swinburne Media release.

43. Murphy M.T., Webb J.K., Flambaum V.V.,
Revision of VLT/UVES constraints on a varying fine-structure constant,
2008, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 384, 1053, arXiv:astro-ph/0612407.
(ADS: 119 citations.)
Text version of Table 1.

42. Kacprzak G.G., Churchill C.W., Steidel C.C., Murphy M.T.,
Halo Gas Cross Sections and Covering Fractions of Mg II Absorption Selected Galaxies,
2008, Astron. J., 135, 922, arXiv:0710.5765.
(ADS: 77 citations.)

41. Ellison S.L., York B.A., Murphy M.T., Zych B.J., Smith A.M., Sarre P.J.,
Diffuse interstellar bands in z < 0.6 CaII absorbers,
2008, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 383, L30, arXiv:0710.0901.
(ADS: 23 citations.)

40. Murphy M.T., Webb J.K., Flambaum V.V.,
Comment on ``Limits on the Time Variation of the Electromagnetic Fine-Structure Constant in the Low Energy Limit from Absorption Lines in the Spectra of Distant Quasars'',
2007, Phys. Rev. Lett., 99, 239001, arXiv:0708.3677.
(ADS: 70 citations.)
Swinburne Media release.

39. Bouché N., Murphy M.T., Péroux C., Davies R., Eisenhauer F., Förster Schreiber N.M., Tacconi L.,
The SINFONI Mg II Program for Line Emitters (SIMPLE): Discovering Starbursts near QSO Sight Lines,
2007, Astrophys. J., 669, L5, arXiv:0709.4248.
(ADS: 46 citations.)
Media releases: ESO, Swinburne.

38. Curran S.J., Tzanavaris P., Murphy M.T., Webb J.K., Pihlström Y.M.,
Detection of broad 21-cm absorption at zabs = 0.656 in the complex sight-line towards 3C336,
2007, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 381, L6, arXiv:0706.2692.
(ADS: 23 citations.)

37. Cristiani S., Avila G., Bonifacio P., Bouchy F., Carswell B., D'Odorico S., D'Odorico V., Delabre B., Dekker H., Dessauges M., Dimarcantonio P., Garcia-Lopez R., Grazian A., Haehnelt M., Herreros J.M., Israelian G., Levshakov S., Liske J., Lovis C., Manescau A., Martin E., Mayor M., Megevand D., Molaro P., Murphy M.T., Pasquini L., Pepe F., Perez J., Queloz D., Rebolo R., Santin P., Shaver P., Spanò P., Udry S., Vanzella E., Viel M., Zapatero M.R., Zerbi F., Zucker S.,
The CODEX-ESPRESSO experiment: Cosmic dynamics, fundamental physics, planets and much more...,
2007, Nuovo Cimento B Ser., 122, 1165, arXiv:0712.4152.
(ADS: 18 citations.)

36. Murphy M.T., Udem T., Holzwarth R., Sizmann A., Pasquini L., Araujo-Hauck C., Dekker H., D'Odorico S., Fischer M., Hänsch T.W., Manescau A.,
High-precision wavelength calibration of astronomical spectrographs with laser frequency combs,
2007, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 380, 839, arXiv:astro-ph/0703622.
(ADS: 95 citations.)

35. Zych B.J., Murphy M.T., Pettini M., Hewett P.C., Ryan-Weber E.V., Ellison S.L.,
The host galaxies of strong CaII quasar absorption systems at z < 0.5,
2007, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 379, 1409, arXiv:0705.3462.
(ADS: 12 citations.)

34. Murphy M.T., Tzanavaris P., Webb J.K., Lovis C.,
Selection of ThAr lines for wavelength calibration of echelle spectra and implications for variations in the fine-structure constant,
2007, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 378, 221, arXiv:astro-ph/0703623.
(ADS: 54 citations.)
Supplementary material, including electronic versions of all input and output ThAr atlases and updates. Colour versions of Fig. 3(right): EPS or GIF.

33. Kacprzak G.G., Churchill C.W., Steidel C.C., Murphy M.T., Evans J.L.,
A Correlation between Galaxy Morphology and Mg II Halo Absorption Strength,
2007, Astrophys. J., 662, 909, arXiv:astro-ph/0703377.
(ADS: 41 citations.)

32. Murphy M.T., Curran S.J., Webb J.K., Ménager H., Zych B.J.,
The connection between metallicity and metal-line kinematics in (sub-)damped Lyα systems,
2007, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 376, 673, arXiv:astro-ph/0701028.
(ADS: 35 citations.)

31. Bouché N., Murphy M.T., Péroux C., Csabai I., Wild V.,
Are strong Mg II absorbers the signature of outflows?,
2007, New Astron. Rev., 51, 131.
(ADS: 4 citations.)

30. Tzanavaris P., Murphy M.T., Webb J.K., Flambaum V.V., Curran S.J.,
Probing variations in fundamental constants with radio and optical quasar absorption-line observations,
2007, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 374, 634, arXiv:astro-ph/0610326.
(ADS: 47 citations.)

29. Bouché N., Murphy M.T., Péroux C., Csabai I., Wild V.,
New perspectives on strong z ~= 0.5 MgII absorbers: are halo mass and equivalent width anticorrelated?,
2006, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 371, 495, arXiv:astro-ph/0606328.
(ADS: 91 citations.)
On-line MgII absorber catalogue (Table 1).

28. Curran S.J., Whiting M.T., Murphy M.T., Webb J.K., Longmore S.N., Pihlström Y.M., Athreya R., Blake C.,
A survey for redshifted molecular and atomic absorption lines - I. The Parkes half-Jansky flat-spectrum red quasar sample,
2006, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 371, 431, arXiv:astro-ph/0607582.
(ADS: 22 citations.)

27. Aldenius M., Johansson S., Murphy M.T.,
Accurate laboratory ultraviolet wavelengths for quasar absorption-line constraints on varying fundamental constants,
2006, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 370, 444, arXiv:astro-ph/0605053.
(ADS: 25 citations.)

26. Purcell C.R., Balasubramanyam R., Burton M.G., Walsh A.J., Minier V., Hunt-Cunningham M.R., Kedziora-Chudczer L.L., Longmore S.N., Hill T., Bains I., Barnes P.J., Busfield A.L., Calisse P., Crighton N.H.M., Curran S.J., Davis T.M., Dempsey J.T., Derragopian G., Fulton B., Hidas M.G., Hoare M.G., Lee J.-K., Ladd E.F., Lumsden S.L., Moore T.J.T., Murphy M.T., Oudmaijer R.D., Pracy M.B., Rathborne J., Robertson S., Schultz A.S.B., Shobbrook J., Sparks P.A., Storey J., Travouillion T.,
A CH3CN and HCO+ survey towards southern methanol masers associated with star formation,
2006, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 367, 553, arXiv:astro-ph/0512589.
(ADS: 66 citations.)

25. Tzanavaris P., Webb J.K., Murphy M.T., Flambaum V.V., Curran S.J.,
Limits on Variations in Fundamental Constants from 21-cm and Ultraviolet Quasar Absorption Lines,
2005, Phys. Rev. Lett., 95, 041301, arXiv:astro-ph/0412649.
(ADS: 63 citations.)

24. Fenner Y., Murphy M.T., Gibson B.K.,
On variations in the fine-structure constant and stellar pollution of quasar absorption systems,
2005, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 358, 468, arXiv:astro-ph/0501168.
(ADS: 23 citations.)

23. Curran S.J., Murphy M.T., Pihlström Y.M., Webb J.K., Purcell C.R.,
Spin temperatures and covering factors for HI 21-cm absorption in damped Lyman α systems,
2005, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 356, 1509, arXiv:astro-ph/0410647.
(ADS: 32 citations.)

22. Murphy M.T., Liske J.,
Dust-reddening and gravitational lensing of SDSS QSOs due to foreground damped Lyman α systems,
2004, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 354, L31, arXiv:astro-ph/0405472.
(ADS: 85 citations.)
Text version of Table 1.

21. Bouché N., Murphy M.T., Péroux C.,
The clustering of luminous red galaxies around MgII absorbers,
2004, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 354, L25, arXiv:astro-ph/0408468.
(ADS: 29 citations.)
Text version of Table 1. arXiv version includes appendix on correlation functions.

20. Curran S.J., Murphy M.T., Pihlström Y.M., Webb J.K., Bolatto A.D., Bower G.C.,
Molecular fraction limits in damped Lyman α absorption systems,
2004, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 352, 563, arXiv:astro-ph/0404516.
(ADS: 20 citations.)

19. Curran S.J., Webb J.K., Murphy M.T., Carswell R.F.,
Cosmological evolution of heavy-element and H2 abundances,
2004, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 351, L24, arXiv:astro-ph/0311357.
(ADS: 20 citations.)

18. Murphy M.T., Flambaum V.V., Webb J.K., Dzuba V.A., Prochaska J.X., Wolfe A.M.,
Constraining Variations in the Fine-Structure Constant, Quark Masses and the Strong Interaction,
2004, Lecture Notes Phys., 648, 131, arXiv:astro-ph/0310318.
(ADS: 119 citations.)
Table of all 143 Δα/α values.

17. Murphy M.T., Webb J.K., Flambaum V.V.,
Further evidence for a variable fine-structure constant from Keck/HIRES QSO absorption spectra,
2003, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 345, 609, arXiv:astro-ph/0306483.
(ADS: 356 citations.)
Colour versions of Fig. 6: EPS, GIF. Colour versions of Fig. 8: EPS, GIF. Colour versions of Fig. 10: EPS, GIF. Text version of Table 3.

16. Murphy M.T., Curran S.J., Webb J.K.,
A search for high-redshift molecular absorption lines towards millimetre-loud, optically faint quasars,
2003, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 342, 830, arXiv:astro-ph/0303074.
(ADS: 10 citations.)

15. Curran S.J., Murphy M.T., Webb J.K., Pihlström Y.M.,
A 22-GHz search for molecular absorption at z~ 3 with the upgraded ATCA,
2003, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 340, 139, arXiv:astro-ph/0211387.
(ADS: 3 citations.)

14. Murphy M.T., Webb J.K., Flambaum V.V., Curran S.J.,
Does the fine structure constant vary? A detailed investigation into systematic effects,
2003, Astrophys. Space Sci., 283, 577, arXiv:astro-ph/0210532.
(ADS: 54 citations.)

13. Webb J.K., Murphy M.T., Flambaum V.V., Curran S.J.,
Does the fine structure constant vary? A third quasar absorption sample consistent with varying α,
2003, Astrophys. Space Sci., 283, 565, arXiv:astro-ph/0210531.
(ADS: 52 citations.)

12. Curran S.J., Murphy M.T., Webb J.K., Rantakyrö F., Johansson L.E.B., Nikolić S.,
A search for molecules in damped Lyman-alpha absorbers occulting millimetre-loud quasars,
2002, Astron. Astrophys., 394, 763, arXiv:astro-ph/0209175.
(ADS: 8 citations.)

11. Curran S.J., Webb J.K., Murphy M.T., Bandiera R., Corbelli E., Flambaum V.V.,
A Catalogue of Damped Lyman Alpha Absorption Systems and Radio Flux Densities of the Background Quasars,
2002, Pub. Astron. Soc. Australia, 19, 455, arXiv:astro-ph/0206091.
(ADS: 30 citations.)
HTML catalogue.

10. Murphy M.T., Webb J.K., Flambaum V.V., Drinkwater M.J., Combes F., Wiklind T.,
Improved constraints on possible variation of physical constants from H i 21-cm and molecular QSO absorption lines,
2001, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 327, 1244, arXiv:astro-ph/0101519.
(ADS: 98 citations.)

9. Murphy M.T., Webb J.K., Flambaum V.V., Prochaska J.X., Wolfe A.M.,
Further constraints on variation of the fine-structure constant from alkali-doublet QSO absorption lines,
2001, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 327, 1237, arXiv:astro-ph/0012421.
(ADS: 115 citations.)

8. Murphy M.T., Webb J.K., Flambaum V.V., Churchill C.W., Prochaska J.X.,
Possible evidence for a variable fine-structure constant from QSO absorption lines: systematic errors,
2001, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 327, 1223, arXiv:astro-ph/0012420.
(ADS: 100 citations.)

7. Murphy M.T., Webb J.K., Flambaum V.V., Dzuba V.A., Churchill C.W., Prochaska J.X., Barrow J.D., Wolfe A.M.,
Possible evidence for a variable fine-structure constant from QSO absorption lines: motivations, analysis and results,
2001, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 327, 1208, arXiv:astro-ph/0012419.
(ADS: 248 citations.)

6. Webb J.K., Murphy M.T., Flambaum V.V., Dzuba V.A., Barrow J.D., Churchill C.W., Prochaska J.X., Wolfe A.M.,
Further Evidence for Cosmological Evolution of the Fine Structure Constant,
2001, Phys. Rev. Lett., 87, 091301, arXiv:astro-ph/0012539.
(ADS: 560 citations.)

5. Dzuba V.A., Flambaum V.V., Murphy M.T., Webb J.K.,
Relativistic effects in Ni II and the search for variation of the fine-structure constant,
2001, Phys. Rev. A, 63, 042509, arXiv:astro-ph/0012422.
(ADS: 24 citations.)

4. Dzuba V.A., Flambaum V.V., Murphy M.T., Webb J.K.,
Relativistic Corrections in Atoms and Space-Time Variation of the Fine Structure Constant,
2001, Lecture Notes Phys., 570, 564.
(ADS: 1 citation.)

3. Murphy M.T., Webb J.K., Heng I.S.,
A method for detecting gravitational waves coincident with gamma-ray bursts,
2000, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 316, 657, arXiv:astro-ph/9911071.
(ADS: 9 citations.)

2. Murphy M.T., Bessell M.S.,
Catalogue of candidate emission-line objects in the Small Magellanic Cloud,
2000, Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 311, 741, arXiv:astro-ph/9909196.
(ADS: 17 citations.)
Text version of catalogue.

1. Byrnes T.M.R., Murphy M.T., Sushkov O.P.,
One- and two-dimensional spin systems in the regime close to deconfinement of spinons,
1999, Phys. Rev. B, 60, 4057, arXiv:cond-mat/9902249.
(ADS: 12 citations.)