Photo of Peter Thomas

Peter Thomas
Professor of Astronomy (Physics and Astronomy)
E:
T: +44 (0)1273 678648


Selected publications

Article

Martindale, Hazel, Thomas, Peter A, Henriques, Bruno M and Loveday, Jon (2017) Towards a consistent model for both the Hi and stellar mass functions of galaxies. Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society, 472 (2). pp. 1981-1990. ISSN 0035-8711

Barnes, David J, Kay, Scott T, Bahé, Yannick M, Dalla Vecchia, Claudio, McCarthy, Ian G, Schaye, Joop, Bower, Richard G, Jenkins, Adrian, Thomas, Peter A, Schaller, Matthieu, Crain, Robert A, Theuns, Tom and White, Simon D M (2017) The Cluster-EAGLE project: global properties of simulated clusters with resolved galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 471 (1). pp. 1088-1106. ISSN 0035-8711

Tojeiro, Rita, Eardley, Elizabeth, Peacock, John A, Norberg, Peder, Alpaslan, Mehmet, Driver, Simon P, Henriques, Bruno, Hopkins, Andrew M, Kafle, Prajwal R., Robotham, Aaron S G, Thomas, Peter, Tonini, Chiara and Wild, Vivienne (2017) Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): halo formation times and halo assembly bias on the cosmic web. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 470 (3). pp. 3720-3741. ISSN 0035-8711

Bahé, Yannick M, Barnes, David J, Dalla Vecchia, Claudio, Kay, Scott T, White, Simon D M, McCarthy, Ian G, Schaye, Joop, Bower, Richard G, Crain, Robert A, Theuns, Tom, Jenkins, Adrian, McGee, Sean L, Schaller, Matthieu, Thomas, Peter A and Trayford, James W (2017) The Hydrangea simulations: galaxy formation in and around massive clusters. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 470 (4). pp. 4186-4208. ISSN 0035-8711

Henriques, Bruno M D, White, Simon D M, Thomas, Peter A, Angulo, Raul E, Guo, Qi, Lemson, Gerard and Wang, Wenting (2017) Galaxy formation in the Planck cosmology - IV. Mass and environmental quenching, conformity and clustering. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 469 (3). pp. 2626-2645. ISSN 0035-8711

Yates, Robert M, Thomas, Peter A and Henriques, Bruno M B (2017) Iron in galaxy groups and clusters: confronting galaxy evolution models with a newly homogenized data set. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 464 (3). pp. 3169-3193. ISSN 0035-8711

Wilson, Susan, Hilton, Matt, Rooney, Philip J, Caldwell, Caroline, Kay, Scott T, Collins, Chris A, McCarthy, Ian G, Romer, A Kathy, Bermeo, Alberto, Bernstein, Rebecca, da Costa, Luiz, Gifford, Daniel, Hollowood, Devon, Hoyle, Ben, Jeltema, Tesla, Liddle, Andrew R, Maia, Marcio A G, Mann, Robert G, Mayers, Julian A, Mehrtens, Nicola, Miller, Christopher J, Nichol, Robert C, Ogando, Ricardo, Sahlén, Martin, Stahl, Benjamin, Stott, John P, Thomas, Peter A, Viana, Pedro T P and Wilcox, Harry (2016) The XMM Cluster Survey: evolution of the velocity dispersion–temperature relation over half a Hubble time. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 463 (1). pp. 413-428. ISSN 0035-8711

Wang, Yang, Pearce, Frazer R, Knebe, Alexander, Schneider, Aurel, Srisawat, Chaichalit, Tweed, Dylan, Jung, Intae, Han, Jiaxin, Helly, John, Onions, Julian, Elahi, Pascal J, Thomas, Peter A, Behroozi, Peter, Yi, Sukyoung K, Rodriguez-Gomez, Vicente, Mao, Yao-Yuan, Jing, Yipeng and Lin, Weipeng (2016) Sussing merger trees: stability and convergence. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 459 (2). pp. 1554-1568. ISSN 0035-8711

Wilkins, Stephen M, Feng, Yu, Di-Matteo, Tiziana, Croft, Rupert, Stanway, Elizabeth R, Bouwens, Rychard J and Thomas, Peter (2016) The Lyman-continuum photon production efficiency in the high-redshift universe. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, 458 (1). L6-L9. ISSN 1745-3925

Shamshiri, S, Thomas, P A, Henriques, B M, Tojeiro, R, Lemson, G, Oliver, S J and Wilkins, S (2015) Galaxy formation in the Planck cosmology - II. Star-formation histories and post-processing magnitude reconstruction. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 451 (3). pp. 2681-2691. ISSN 0035-8711

Clay, S J, Thomas, P A, Wilkins, S M and Henriques, B M B (2015) Galaxy formation in the Planck cosmology - III. The high-redshift universe. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 451 (3). pp. 2692-2702. ISSN 0035-8711

Henriques, Bruno M B, White, Simon D M, Thomas, Peter A, Angulo, Raul, Guo, Qi, Lemson, Gerard, Springel, Volker and Overzier, Roderik (2015) Galaxy formation in the Planck cosmology - I. Matching the observed evolution of star formation rates, colours and stellar masses. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 451 (3). pp. 2663-2680. ISSN 0035-8711

Schaye, Joop, Crain, Robert A, Bower, Richard G, Furlong, Michelle, Schaller, Matthieu, Theuns, Tom, Vecchia, Claudio Dalla, Frenk, Carlos S, McCarthy, I G, Helly, John C, Jenkins, Adrian, Rosas-Guevara, Y M, White, Simon D M, Baes, Maarten, Booth, C M, Camps, Peter, Navarro, Julio F, Qu, Yan, Rahmati, Alireza, Sawala, Till, Thomas, Peter A and Trayford, James (2015) The EAGLE project: simulating the evolution and assembly of galaxies and their environments. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 446. p. 521. ISSN 0035-8711

Knebe, Alexander, Pearce, Frazer R, Thomas, Peter A, Benson, Andrew, Blaizot, Jeremy, Bower, Richard, Carretero, Jorge, Castander, Francisco J, Cattaneo, Andrea, Cora, Sofia A, Croton, Darren J, Cui, Weiguang, Cunnama, Daniel, De Lucia, Gabriella, Devriendt, Julien E, Elahi, Pascal J, Font, Andreea, Fontanot, Fabio, Garcia-Bellido, Juan, Gargiulo, Ignacio D, Gonzalez-Perez, Violeta, Helly, John, Henriques, Bruno, Hirschmann, Michaela, Lee, Jaehyun, Mamon, Gary A, Monaco, Pierluigi, Onions, Julian, Padilla, Nelson D, Power, Chris, Pujol, Arnau, Skibba, Ramin A, Somerville, Rachel S, Srisawat, Chaichalit, Vega-Martínez, Cristian A and Yi, Sukyoung K (2015) nIFTy cosmology: comparison of galaxy formation models. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 451 (4). pp. 4029-4059. ISSN 0035-8711

Pike, Simon R, Kay, Scott T, Newton, Richard D A, Thomas, Peter A and Jenkins, Adrian (2014) Cosmological simulations of galaxy clusters with feedback from active galactic nuclei: profiles and scaling relations. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 445 (2). pp. 1774-1796. ISSN 0035-8711

Avila, Santiago, Knebe, Alexander, Pearce, Frazer R, Schneider, Aurel, Srisawat, Chaichalit, Thomas, Peter, Behroozi, Peter, Elahi, Pascal J, Han, Jiaxin, Mao, Yao-Yuan, Onions, Julian, Rodriguez-Gomez, Vicente and Tweed, Dylan (2014) Sussing merger trees: the influence of the halo finder. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 441 (4). pp. 3488-3501. ISSN 0035-8711

Cusworth, Sam J, Kay, Scott T, Battye, Richard A and Thomas, Peter A (2014) Impact of baryons on the cluster mass function and cosmological parameter determination. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. ISSN 0035-8711

Lee, Jaehyun, Yi, Sukyoung K, Elahi, Pascal J, Thomas, Peter A, Pearce, Frazer R, Behroozi, Peter, Han, Jiaxin, Helly, John, Jung, Intae, Knebe, Alexander, Mao, Yao- Yuan, Onions, Julian, Rodriguez-Gomez, Vicente, Schneider, Aurel, Srisawat, Chaichalit and Tweed, Dylan (2014) Sussing merger trees: the impact of halo merger trees on galaxy properties in a semi-analytic model. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 445 (4). pp. 4197-4210. ISSN 0035-8711

Yates, Robert M, Henriques, Bruno, Thomas, Peter A, Kauffmann, Guinevere, Johansson, Jonas and White, Simon D M (2013) Modelling element abundances in semi-analytic models of galaxy formation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 435 (4). pp. 3500-3520. ISSN 0035-8711

Henriques, Bruno M B, White, Simon D M, Thomas, Peter A, Angulo, Raul E, Guo, Qi, Lemson, Gerard and Springel, Volker (2013) Simulations of the galaxy population constrained by observations from z=3 to the present day: implications for galactic winds and the fate of their ejecta. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 431 (4). pp. 3373-3395. ISSN 0035-8711

Short, C J, Thomas, P A and Young, O E (2013) Heating and enriching the intracluster medium. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 428 (2). pp. 1225-1247. ISSN 1365-2966

Guo, Qi, White, Simon, Angulo, Raul E, Henriques, Bruno, Lemson, Gerard, Boylan-Kolchin, Michael, Thomas, Peter and Short, Chris (2013) Galaxy formation in WMAP1 and WMAP7 cosmologies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 428 (2). pp. 1351-1365. ISSN 0035-8711

Srisawat, Chaichalit, Knebe, Alexander, Pearce, Frazer R, Schneider, Aurel, Thomas, Peter A, Behroozi, Peter, Dolag, Klaus, Elahi, Pascal J, Han, Jiaxin, Helly, John, Jing, Yipeng, Jung, Intae, Lee, Jaehyun, Mao, Yao-Yuan, Onions, Julian, Rodriguez-Gomez, Vicente, Tweed, Dylan and Yi, Sukyoung K (2013) Sussing merger trees: the Merger Trees Comparison Project. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 436 (1). pp. 150-162. ISSN 0035-8711

Griffen, B F, Drinkwater, M J, Iliev, Ilian T, Thomas, P A and Mellema, Garrelt (2013) The inhomogeneous reionization of the local intergalactic medium by metal-poor globular clusters. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 431 (4). pp. 3087-3102. ISSN 0035-8711

Hilton, Matt, Romer, A Kathy, Kay, Scott T, Mehrtens, Nicola, Lloyd-Davies, E J, Thomas, Peter A, Short, Chris J, Mayers, Julian A, Rooney, Philip J, Stott, John P, Collins, Chris A, Harrison, Craig D, Hoyle, Ben, Liddle, Andrew R and et al, (2012) The XMM Cluster Survey: evidence for energy injection at high redshift from evolution of the X-ray luminosity-temperature relation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 424 (3). pp. 2086-2096. ISSN ISSN: 0035-8711

Mauduit, J-C, Thomas, P A and et al, (2012) The Spitzer extragalactic representative volume survey (SERVS): survey definition and goals. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 124. pp. 714-736. ISSN 0004-6280

Kay, Scott T, Peel, Michael W, Short, C J, Thomas, Peter A, Young, Owain E, Battye, Richard A, Liddle, Andrew R and Pearce, Frazer R (2012) Sunyaev-Zel'dovich clusters in millennium gas simulations. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 422. pp. 1999-2023. ISSN 0035-8711

Henriques, Bruno M B, White, Simon D M, Lemson, Gerard, Thomas, Peter A, Guo, Qi, Marleau, Gabriel-Dominque and Overzier, Roderique A (2012) Confronting theoretical models with the observed evolution of the galaxy population out to z= 4. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 421 (4). pp. 2904-2916. ISSN 0035-8711

Mauduit, J-C, Lacy, M, Farrah, D, Surace, J A, Jarvis, M, Oliver, S, Maraston, C, Vaccari, M, Marchetti, L, Zeimann, G, Gonzáles-Solares, E A, Pforr, J, Petric, A O, Henriques, B, Thomas, P A, Afonso, J, Rettura, A, Wilson, G, Falder, J T, Geach, J E, Huynh, M, Norris, R P, Seymour, N, Richards, G T, Stanford, S A, Alexander, D M, Becker, R H, Best, P N, Bizzocchi, L, Bonfield, D, Castro, N, Cava, A, Chapman, S, Christopher, N, Clements, D L, Covone, G, Dubois, N, Dunlop, J S, Dyke, E, Edge, A, Ferguson, H C, Foucaud, S, Franceschini, A, Gal, R R, Grant, J K, Grossi, M, Hatziminaoglou, E, Hickey, S, Hodge, J A, Huang, J-S, Ivison, R J, Kim, M, LeFevre, O, Lehnert, M, Lonsdale, C J, Lubin, L M, McLure, R J, Messias, H, Martínez-Sansigre, A, Mortier, A M J, Nielsen, D M, Ouchi, M, Parish, G, Perez-Fournon, I, Pierre, M, Rawlings, S, Readhead, A, Ridgway, S E, Rigopoulou, D, Romer, A K, Roseboom, I G, Rottgering, H J A, Rowan-Robinson, M, Sajina, A, Simpson, C J, Smail, I, Squires, G K, Stevens, J A, Taylor, R, Trichas, M, Urrutia, T, van Kampen, E, Verma, A and Xu, C K (2012) The Spitzer Extragalactic Representative Volume Survey (SERVS): survey definition and goals (PASP, 124, 714, [2012]). Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 124 (920). pp. 1135-1136. ISSN 0004-6280

Mauduit, J-C, Lacy, M, Farrah, D, Surace, J A, Jarvis, M, Oliver, S, Maraston, C, Vaccari, M, Marchetti, L, Zeimann, G, Gonzáles-Solares, E A, Pforr, J, Petric, A O, Henriques, B, Thomas, P A, Afonso, J, Rettura, A, Wilson, G, Falder, J T, Geach, J E, Huynh, M, Norris, R P, Seymour, N, Richards, G T, Stanford, S A, Alexander, D M, Becker, R H, Best, P N, Bizzocchi, L, Bonfield, D, Castro, N, Cava, A, Chapman, S, Christopher, N, Clements, D L, Covone, G, Dubois, N, Dunlop, J S, Dyke, E, Edge, A, Ferguson, H C, Foucaud, S, Franceschini, A, Gal, R R, Grant, J K, Grossi, M, Hatziminaoglou, E, Hickey, S, Hodge, J A, Huang, J-S, Ivison, R J, Kimura, M, LeFevre, O, Lehnert, M, Lonsdale, C J, Lubin, L M, McLure, R J, Messias, H, Martínez-Sansigre, A, Mortier, A M J, Nielsen, D M, Ouchi, M, Parish, G, Perez-Fournon, I, Pierre, M, Rawlings, S, Readhead, A, Ridgway, S E, Rigopoulou, D, Romer, A K, Roseboom, I G, Rottgering, H J A, Rowan-Robinson, M, Sajina, A, Simpson, C J, Smail, I, Squires, G K, Stevens, J A, Taylor, R, Trichas, M, Urrutia, T, van Kampen, E, Verma, A and Xu, C K (2012) The spitzer extragalactic representative volume survey (SERVS): survey definition and goals*. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 124 (917). pp. 714-736. ISSN 0004-6280

Young, Owain E, Thomas, Peter A, Short, C J and Pearce, Frazer (2011) Baryon fractions in clusters of galaxies: evidence against a pre-heating model for entropy generation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 413 (1). pp. 691-704. ISSN 0035-8711

Short, C J, Thomas, P A, Young, O E, Pearce, F R, Jenkins, A and Muanwong, O (2010) The evolution of galaxy cluster X-ray scaling relations. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 408 (4). pp. 2213-2233. ISSN 0035-8711

Henriques, Bruno M B and Thomas, Peter A (2010) Tidal disruption of satellite galaxies in a semi-analytic model of galaxy formation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 403 (2). pp. 768-779. ISSN 1365-2966

Henriques, Bruno M B, Thomas, Peter A, Oliver, Seb and Roseboom, Isaac (2009) Monte Carlo Markov Chain parameter estimation in semi-analytic models of galaxy formation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 396 (1). pp. 535-547. ISSN 0035-8711

Short, C J and Thomas, P A (2009) Combining semianalytic models with simulations of galaxy clusters: The need for heating from active galactic nuclei. Astrophysical Journal, 704 (2). pp. 915-929. ISSN 0004637X

Kay, S T, da Silva, A C, Aghanim, N, Blanchard, A, Liddle, Andrew, Puget, JL, Sadat, R and Thomas, Peter (2007) The evolution of clusters in the CLEF cosmological simulation: X-ray structural and scaling properties. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 377 (1). pp. 317-334. ISSN 0035-8711

Smith, R E, Peacock, J A, Jenkins, A, White, S D M, Frenk, C S, Pearce, F R, Thomas, Peter A, Efstathiou, G and Couchman, H M P (2003) Stable clustering, the halo model and non-linear cosmological power spectra. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 341 (4). pp. 1311-1332. ISSN 0035-8711

Evrard, A E, MacFarland, T J, Couchman, H M P, Colberg, J M, Yoshida, N, White, S D M, Jenkins, A R, Frenk, C S, Pearce, F R, Efstathiou, G, Peacock, J A and Thomas, Peter A (2002) Galaxy clusters in Hubble Volume simulations: cosmological constraints from sky survey populations. Astrophysical Journal, 573 (1). pp. 7-36. ISSN 0004-637X

Thomas, P A, Fabian, A C, Arnaud, K A, Forman, W and Jones, C (1986) The prevalence of cooling flows in early-type galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 222 (1). pp. 655-672. ISSN 1365-2966

Conference or Workshop Item

Thomas, Peter and Short, Chris (2009) Combining semi-analytic models of galaxy formation with simulations of galaxy clusters: the need for AGN heating. In: THE MONSTER'S FIERY BREATH: FEEDBACK IN GALAXIES, GROUPS, AND CLUSTERS, 1-5 June 2009, Fluno Centre, Madison, Wisconsin.

Reports and working papers

Thomas, Peter A, Onions, Julian, Tweed, Dylan, Benson, Andrew J, Croton, Darren, Elahi, Pascal, Henriques, Bruno, Iliev, Ilian T, Knebe, Alexander, Lux, Hanni, Mao, Yao-Yuan, Neyrinck, Mark, Pearce, Frazer R, Rodriguez-Gomez, Vicente, Schneider, Aurel and Srisawat, Chaichalit (2015) Sussing merger trees: a proposed merger tree data format. Technical Report. Unset.

Thomas, Peter A and Pearce, Frazer R (2014) Flood modelling with hydraTE: 2+1-dimensional smoothed-particle hydrodynamics. Technical Report. University of Sussex, Falmer.