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DegreesUniversity of Manchester, Ph.D.
University of Cambridge, M.A.
University of Manchester, M.S.
University of Cambridge, B.A.
ExpertiseRadio astronomy. Cosmology. High energy astrophysics. Extragalactic radio sources. Quasars. Active Galactic Nuclei. X-ray astronomy. Black Hole X-ray Binary systems.
ProfileMy research concerns observational and theoretical studies of the powerful jets which are seen to shoot out at close to the speed of light from the hearts of active galaxies and quasars, and also from some x-ray binary systems (dubbed “micro-quasars”) within our own Galaxy. These are thought to originate from the vicinity of black holes that range in mass from ten to ten billion times the mass of the Sun.
|FYS||71b||Exploring Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the New Universe|
|PHYS||18b||Introductory Laboratory II|
|PHYS||168b||Introduction to Astrophysics|
Awards and Honors
Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (1994 - 1995)
Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society (1970)
Andrew Chael, Michael Johnson, Ramesh Narayan, Shepherd Doeleman, John Wardle, Katherine Bouman. "“High Resolution Linear Polarimetric Imaging for the Event Horizon Telescope”." accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal (2016) (2016).
Fish, Vincent L.; Johnson, Michael D.; Doeleman, Sheperd S.; Broderick, Avery E.; Psaltis, Dimitrios; Lu, Ru-Sen; Akiyama, Kazunori; Alef, Walter; Algaba, Juan Carlos; Asada, Keiichi; and 62 coauthors. "“Persistent Asymmetric Structure of Sagittarius A* on Event Horizon Scales”." The Astrophysical Journal Vol 820. (2016): pp 90-101.
Johnson, Michael D.; Fish, Vincent L.; Doeleman, Sheperd S.; Marrone, Daniel P.; Plambeck, Richard L.; Wardle, John F. C.; Akiyama, Kazunori; Asada, Keiichi; Beaudoin, Christopher; Blackburn, Lindy; and 38 coauthors,. "“Resolved magnetic-field structure and variability near the event horizon of Sagittarius A*”." Science Vol 350. Issue 6265 (2016): pp 1242-1245.
Gobeille, Doug B.; Wardle, John F. C.; Cheung, C. C.. "VLA Observations of a Complete Sample of Radio Loud Quasars between redshifts 2.5 and 5.28: I. high-redshift sample summary and the radio images." eprint arXiv:1406.4797, (2015): 31 pages.
Johnson, Michael D.; Fish, Vincent L.; Doeleman, Sheperd S.; Broderick, Avery E.; Wardle, John F. C.; Marrone, Daniel P.,. "Relative Astrometry of Compact Flaring Structures in Sgr A* with Polarimetric Very Long Baseline Interferometry." Astrophys. J. 794. (2015): pp 150-157.
K.J. Van Gorkom*, J.F.C. Wardle, A.P. Rauch and D.B. Gobeille (* indicates undergraduate author). "Comparing Different Indicators of Quasar Orientation." Mon. Not. Roy. Astr. Soc. Vol 450,. (2015): pp 4240-4247.
Wardle, John FC, Ivan Agudo and 21 coauthors. "Studies of Relativistic Jets in Active Galactic Nuclei with SKA." eprint arXiv:1501.00420, in Conference Proceedings "Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array (AASKA14). 9 -13 June, 2014. Giardini Naxos, Italy (2015).
Wardle, John FC. "Magnetic fields and polarization in AGN jets." Invited review at "The Innermost Regions of Relativistic Jets and Their Magnetic Fields,", Granada, Spain. EPJ Web of Conferences, Volume 61, id.06001, Edited by José L. Gómez;, December 2013.
Wardle, John FC (with Roberts, D. H. & Marchenko, V. V.). "The Structure and Linear Polarization of the Kiloparsec-scale Jet of the Quasar 3C 345." Astronomical Journal 145. (2013): 49-58.
Wardle, John FC, with Vincent Fish et al.,. "High-Angular-Resolution and High-Sensitivity Science Enabled by Beamformed ALMA." astro-ph eprint arXiv:1309.3519. (2013)
Wardle, John FC (with Cheung, C. C.; Stawarz, Ł.; Siemiginowska, A.; Gobeille, D.; Harris, D. E.; Schwartz, D. A.). "Discovery of a Kiloparsec-scale X-Ray/Radio Jet in the z = 4.72 Quasar GB 1428+4217." Astrophysical Journal 756. (2012): L20-L24.
Wardle, John FC (with Roberts, D. H.). "Evidence for Highly Relativistic Velocities in the Kiloparsec-scale Jet of the Quasar 3C 345 Authors: ." Astrophysical Journal 749. (2012): L35-L39.
Wardle, John FC (with M. R. Bell and D. R. Roberts). " Structure and Magnetic Fields in the Precessing Jet System SS433 III. Evolution of the Intrinsic Brightness of the Jets from a Deep Multi-Epoch VLA Campaign." Astrophysical Journal 736. 2 (2011): 118-132.
Wardle, John FC (with David H. Roberts, Michael R. Bell, Matthew R. Mallory, Valerie Marchenko, Phoebe Sanderbeck). "Structure and Magnetic Fields in the Precessing Jet System SS 433 II. Intrinsic Brightness of the Jets." Astrophysical Journal, 719, pp1918 - 1925 (2010).
Wardle, John FC with D. Homan, M. Lister, H. Aller, M. Aller. "Full Polarization Spectra of 3C 279." Astrophysical Journal (2009).
Wardle, John FC, with Roberts, David H.; Lipnick, Scott L.; Selesnick, Philip L.; Slutsky, Simon;. "Structure and Magnetic Fields in the Precessing Jet System SS 433. I. Multifrequency Imaging from 1998." Astrophysical Journal 676. (2008): 585-593.
Wardle, John FC with Cheung, C. C.; Stawarz, L.; Siemiginowska, A.; Harris, D. E; Schwartz, D. A.; Gobeille, D.; Lee, N. P.;. "The Highest Redshift Relativistic Jets." Extragalactic Jets: Theory and Observation from Radio to Gamma Ray, Girdwood, Alaska. Eds. T.A. Rector and D.S. De Young, 21-24 May (2007).
Wardle, John FC with Cheung, C. C.; Lee, N. P.. "Large-Scale Radio and X-ray Jets in the Highest Redshift Quasars." 22nd Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Eds. P. Chen et al. also arXiv:astro-ph/0606256. (2006).
Wardle, John FC with Sambruna, Rita M.; Gliozzi, Mario; Donato, Davide; Maraschi, L.; Tavecchio, F.; Cheung, C. C.; Urry, C. Megan. "Deep Chandra and Multicolor HST Follow-up of the Jets in Two Powerful Radio Quasars." Astrophysical Journal 641. 2 (2006): 717-731.
Wardle, John FC with Tavecchio, F.; Maraschi, L.; Sambruna, R. M.; Gliozzi, M.; Cheung, C. C.; Urry, C. Megan,. "Deceleration from Entrainment in the Jet of the Quasar 1136-135?." Astrophysical Journal 641. 2 (2006): 732-739.
Wardle, John FC, with Attridge, Joanne M.; Wardle, Homan, D. C.. "Concurrent 43 and 86 GHz Very Long Baseline Polarimetry of 3C 273." Astrophysical Journal 628. 1 (2005): 104-112.
Wardle,John FC with C Cheung & T Chen. "Optical detections of the radio hotspots in three powerful 3CR quasars." Astrophysical Journal (2005).
Wardle,John FC with D. Homan. "High levels of circulary polarized emission from the raido jet in NGC 1275 (3C84)." Astrophysical Journal 602. 13 (2004).
Wardle,John FC with R Ojha, D Homan, D. Roberts, M Aller H Aller & P Hughes. "Parsec scale blazar monitoring: the data." Astrophys. J. Supplement 150. 187 (2004).
Wardle,John FC with Z Paragi, R Vermeulen, D Homan, I Fejes, R Schillizzi, R Spencer & A Stirling. Probing the polarization characteristics of SS433 on mas scales. Proc 7th Symposium on the European VLBI network and astro_ph/0412682, 2004.