Warrick Lawson

Associate Dean (Research)

PhD Study Opportunities

Are you interested in Graduate Research?  Explore some of the PhD Study Opportunities at UNSW Canberra.  We offer a diverse range of Scholarships Opportunities to domestic and international students to suit you and your situation.

Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available for PhD applicants who achieved H1 (High Distinction) in their undergraduate program and/or have completed a Masters by Research.

Professor Warrick Lawson is Head of the School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences at UNSW Canberra.  Professor Lawson is an astrophysicist with significant expertise in star formation, young stellar populations, and stellar evolution. 
 
For Future Research Students: PhD scholarships worth AUD $35,000 per year are available for high performing students (1st class Honours or equivalent undergraduate degrees, or Master of Philosophy or Masters by Research postgraduate degrees) to study properties of the stellar populations of some of the nearest star forming regions to Earth. These studies will make use of Australian and international ground-based optical, infrared and radio facilities, and archival space-based data from satellites such as NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.
 
Keywords: star formation, young stellar populations, stellar evolution, circumstellar disks, planet formation

Preprints
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Murphy SJ; Lawson WA; Onken CA; Yong D; Da Costa GS; Zhou G; Mamajek EE; Bell CPM; Bessell MS; Feinstein AD, 2019, THOR 42: A touchstone $\sim$24 Myr-old eclipsing binary spanning the fully-convective boundary
2019
Murphy SJ; Lawson WA; Bento J, 2015, New members of the TW Hydrae Association and two accreting M-dwarfs in Scorpius-Centaurus
2015
Murphy SJ; Lawson WA, 2014, New low-mass members of the Octans stellar association and an updated 30-40 Myr lithium age
2014
Murphy SJ; Lawson WA; Bessell MS, 2013, Re-examining the membership and origin of the Epsilon Cha association
2013
Murphy SJ; Lawson WA; Bessell MS, 2012, RX J0942.7-7726AB: an isolated pre-main sequence wide binary
2012
Bullock E; Szkody P; Mukadam AS; Borges BW; Fraga L; Gänsicke BT; Harrison TE; Henden A; Holtzman J; Howell SB; Lawson WA; Levine S; Plotkin RM; Seibert M; Templeton M; Teske J; Vrba FJ, 2011, GALEX and Optical Observations of GW Librae During the Long Decline from Superoutburst
2011
Roccatagliata V; Bouwman J; Henning T; Gennaro M; Feigelson E; Kim JS; Sicilia-Aguilar A; Lawson WA, 2011, Disk Evolution in OB Associations - Deep Spitzer/IRAC Observations of IC 1795
2011
Book Chapters
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Lawson WA, 1986, 'RY Sgr: Pulsation Related Phenomenon', in Hydrogen Deficient Stars and Related Objects, Springer Netherlands, pp. 211 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-4744-3_24
1986
Conference Papers
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Murphy SJ; Lawson WA; Bento J, 2015, 'New Low-mass Accretors in the Scorpius-Centaurus OB Association', in Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, pp. 58 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1743921315006031
2015
Mamajek EE; Lawson WA; Feigelson ED, 2001, 'The Eta Chamaeleontis Cluster A 10 M year old Stellar Evolution Laboratory', in ESO Workshop: The Origins of Stars and Planets: The VLT View, ESO Workshop: The Origins of Stars and Planets: The VLT View, Garching bei Munchen, Germany, pp. 1 - 1, presented at ESO Workshop: The Origins of Stars and Planets: The VLT View, Garching bei Munchen, Germany, 24 April 2001 - 27 April 2001
2001
Lawson WA, 2001, 'The eta Chamaeleontis Cluster: Recent Results', in McNamara DH; Moody JW (ed.), Young Stars Near Earth: Progress and Prospects, ASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC, California, USA, pp. 32 - 36, presented at Young Stars Near Earth: Progress and Prospects, California, USA, 28 March 2001 - 30 March 2001, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000175724200006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2001
Lawson WA; Feigelson ED, 2000, 'The eta Chamaeleontis cluster: A laboratory for pre-main sequence stellar evolution', in Montmerle T; Andre P (ed.), FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT: ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF YOUNG STELLAR CLUSTERS, ASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC, CARGESE, FRANCE, pp. 591 - 598, presented at 3rd 3-Island European Conference on Stellar Clusters and Associations - From Darkness to Light, CARGESE, FRANCE, 03 April 2000 - 08 April 2000, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000175724100059&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2000
Lawson WA, 1998, 'Target for MONS Dor Stars, Be stars and T Tauri stars, and the capabilities of ground-based support observing.', in Hans Kjeldsen (ed.), 1st MONS Workshop, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark, 1st MONS Workshop, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark, Aarhus, Denmark, pp. 141 - 146, presented at 1st MONS Workshop, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark, Aarhus, Denmark
1998
Lawson WA; Jones AF, 1995, 'A 3000-d visual light curve for the [WC11] star CPD-56 degrees 8032 (V837 Ara)', in Jeffery CS; Heber U (ed.), HYDROGEN DEFICIENT STARS, ASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC, BAMBERG, GERMANY, pp. 151 - 151, presented at 2nd International Colloquium on Hydrogen-Deficient Stars, BAMBERG, GERMANY, 28 August 1995 - 01 September 1995, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1996BG32F00026&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
1995
Lawson W; Kilkenny D, 1995, 'The observational characterization of hydrogen-deficient carbon stars as pulsating stars', in Jeffery CS; Heber U (ed.), HYDROGEN DEFICIENT STARS, ASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC, BAMBERG, GERMANY, pp. 349 - 360, presented at 2nd International Colloquium on Hydrogen-Deficient Stars, BAMBERG, GERMANY, 28 August 1995 - 01 September 1995, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1996BG32F00068&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
1995
Cottrell PL; Gilmore AC; Kilmartin PM; Lawson WR, 1995, 'Long-term photometric monitoring of cool hydrogen deficient carbon stars', in IAU Colloquium, IAU Colloquium, Cape Town, South Africa, presented at IAU Colloquium, Cape Town, South Africa, 06 February 1995 - 10 February 1995
1995
Journal articles
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Murphy SJ; Lawson WA; Onken CA; Yong D; Da Costa GS; Zhou G; Mamajek EE; Bell CPM; Bessell MS; Feinstein AD, 2019, 'THOR 42: A touchstone ∼24 Myr-old eclipsing binary spanning the fully-convective boundary', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz3198
2019
Do Duy T; Lawson WA, 2019, 'Evidence for the absorption of crystalline silicates at 11.1 $\mu$m in the spectra of the nucleus of the Circinus galaxy', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, vol. 488, pp. 75 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnrasl/slz096
2019
Wright CM; Do Duy T; Lawson W, 2016, 'Absorption at 11μm in the interstellar medium and embedded sources: Evidence for crystalline silicates', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 457, pp. 1593 - 1625, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw041
2016
Murphy SJ; Lawson WA, 2015, 'New low-mass members of the Octans stellar association and an updated 30-40 Myr lithium age', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 447, pp. 1267 - 1281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu2450
2015
Murphy SJ; Lawson WA; Bento J, 2015, 'New members of the TWHydrae Association and two accreting M-dwarfs in Scorpius-Centaurus', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 453, pp. 2220 - 2231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stv1745
2015
Fang M; Van boekel R; Bouwman J; Henning T; Lawson WA; Sicilia-Aguilar A, 2013, 'Young stars in epsilon Chamaleontis and their disks: disk evolution in sparse associations', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 549, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201118528
2013
Murphy SJ; Lawson WA; Bessell MS, 2013, 'Re-examining the membership and origin of the Ε Cha association', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 435, pp. 1325 - 1349, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stt1375
2013
Becker C; Moraux E; Duchene G; Maschberger T; Lawson WA, 2013, 'Reverse dynamical evolution of eta Chamaeleontis', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 552, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201219204
2013
Murphy SJ; Lawson WA; Bessell MS, 2012, 'RX J0942.7−7726AB: an isolated pre-main-sequence wide binary', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 424, pp. 625 - 634, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21243.x
2012
Dupree AK; Brickhouse NS; Cranmer SR; Luna GJM; Schneider EE; Bessell MS; Bonanos A; Crause LA; Lawson WA; Mallik SV; Schuler SC, 2012, 'TW Hya: Spectral Variability, X-rays, and Accretion Diagnostics', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 750, pp. 73 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/750/1/73
2012
Murphy SJ; Lawson WA; Bessell MS; Bayliss DDR, 2011, 'Episodic disk accretion in the halo of the 'old' pre-main-sequence cluster eta Chamaeleontis', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society -Letters, vol. 411, pp. 51 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-3933.2010.00992.x
2011
Bullock E; Szkody P; Mukadam AS; Borges BW; Fraga L; Gansicke B; Harrison TE; Henden A; Holtzman J; Howell SB; Lawson WA; Levine S; Plotkin R; Seibert M; Templeton M; Teske J; Vrba FJ, 2011, 'GALEX and optical observations of GW Librae during the long decline from superoutburst', Astronomical Journal, vol. 141, pp. 84-1 - 84-11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-6256/141/3/84
2011
Clayton GC; Sugarman B; Stanford SA; Whitney B; Honor J; Babler B; Barlow MJ; Gordon KJ; Andrews JE; Geballe TR; Bond HE; De Marco O; Lawson WA; Sibthorpe B; Olofsson G; Polehampton E; Gomez HL; Matsuura M; Hargrave PC; Ivison RJ; Weeson R; Leeks SJ; Swinyard BM; Lim TL, 2011, 'The Circumstellar Environment of R Coronae Borealis Stars: White Dwarf Merger or Final-Helium-Shell Flash', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 743, pp. 44 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/743/1/44
2011
Clayton GC; De Marco O; Whitney BA; Babler B; Gallagher JS; Nordhaus J; Speck AK; Wolff MJ; Freeman WR; Camp KA; Lawson WA; Roman-Duval J; Misselt KA; Meade M; Sonneborn G; Matsuura M; Meixner M, 2011, 'The Dust Properties of Two Hot R Coronae Borealis Stars and a Wolf-Rayet Central Star of a Planetary Nebula: In Search of a Possible Link', Astronomical Journal, vol. 142, pp. 54-1 - 54-8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-6256/142/2/54
2011
Roccatagliata V; Bouwman J; Henning T; Gennaro M; Feigelson ED; Kim JS; Sicilia-Aquilar A; Lawson WA, 2011, 'Disk evolution in OB associations: deep Spitzer/IRAC observations of IC 1795', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 733, pp. 113-1 - 113-20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/733/2/113
2011
Lawson WA; Crause LA, 2011, 'Rotational Variability in Pre-Main Sequence Stars: TWA 6 in 2008', Information Bulletin on Variable Stars, vol. 5989, pp. 1 - 4
2011
Murphy SJ; Lawson WA; Bessell MS, 2010, 'First detection of a low-mass halo around the young open cluster ç Chamaeleontis', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society -Letters, vol. 406, pp. L50 - L54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-3933.2010.00879.x
2010
Bouwman J; Lawson WA; Juhasz A; Dominik C; Feigelson ED; Henning T; Tielens AGGM; Waters LBFM, 2010, 'The protoplanetary disk around the M4 star RECX 5: witnessing the influence of planet formation?', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 723, pp. L243 - L247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/723/2/L243
2010
Sicilia-Aguilar A; Bouwman J; Juhasz A; Henning T; Roccatagliata V; Lawson WA; Acke B; Feigelson ED; Tielens AG; Decin L; Meeus G, 2009, 'The long-lived disks in the eta Chamaeleontis cluster', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 701, pp. 1188 - 1203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/701/2/1188
2009
Meeus G; Juhasz A; Henning T; Bouwman J; Chen CW; Lawson WA; Apai D; Pascucci I; Sicilia-Aguilar A, 2009, 'MBM 12: young protoplanetary discs at high galactic latitude', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 497, pp. 379 - 392, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200811490
2009
Lawson WA; Crause LA, 2009, 'Rotational and Candidate-Eclipsing-Binary Light Curves for Pre-Main-Sequence Stars in the Chamaeleon I Star-Forming Cloud', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol. 26, pp. 31 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AS08018
2009
Hussain GA; Collier Cameron A; Jardine MM; Dunstone N; Ramirez Velez J; Stempels HC; Donati J; Semel M; Aulanier G; Harries T; Bouvier J; Dougados C; Ferreira J; Carter BD; Lawson WA, 2009, 'Surface magnetic fields on two accreting T Tauri stars: CV Cha and CR Cha', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 398, pp. 189 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.14881.x
2009
Lawson WA; Lyo AR; Bessell MS, 2009, 'The age rank of the nearest pre-main-sequence groups', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 400, pp. L29 - L33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-3933.2009.00755.x
2009
Skelly MB; Unruh YC; Barnes JR; Lawson WA; Donati J; Collier Cameron A, 2009, 'Doppler images and chromospheric variability of TWA 17', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 399, pp. 1829 - 1838, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.15411.x
2009
Revnivtsev MG; Kniazev AY; Sazonov SY; Burenin RA; Tekola A; Buckley DA; Pretorius ML; Menzies J; Lawson WA, 2009, 'Optical identification of the source IGR J08390-4833 from the INTEGRAL all-sky survey', Astronomy Letters - a Journal of Astronomy and Space Astrophysics, vol. 35, pp. 33 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/S1063773709010046
2009
Skelly MB; Unruh YC; Collier Cameron A; Barnes JR; Donati J; Lawson WA; Carter BD, 2008, 'Doppler images and chromospheric variability of TWA 6', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 385, pp. 708 - 718, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.12917.x
2008
Lyo AR; Lawson WA; Bessell MS, 2008, 'Spectrophotometric properties of pre-main-sequence stars: the epsilon Chamaeleontis cluster', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 389, pp. 1461 - 1469, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13688.x
2008
Getman KV; Feigelson ED; Lawson WA; Broos PS; Garmire GP, 2008, 'The stellar population and origin of the mysterious high-latitude star-forming cloud CG 12', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 673, pp. 331 - 353, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/524004
2008
Smith RG; Lawson WA; Wright CM, 2007, 'A Herbig-Haro object associated with GGD30 and its exciting source', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 375, pp. 257 - 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2006.11292.x
2007
Moraux E; Lawson WA; Clarke C, 2007, 'η Chamaeleontis: Abnormal initial mass function or dynamical evolution?', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 473, pp. 163 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066847
2007
Moraux E; Lawson WA; Clarke CL, 2007, 'eta Chamaeleontis: abnormal initial mass function or dynamical evolution?', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 473, pp. 163 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20066847
2007
Crause LA; Lawson WA; Henden A, 2007, 'Pulsation-decline relationships in R Coronae Borealis stars', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 375, pp. 301 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2006.11299.x
2007
Feigelson ED; Lawson WA; Garmire GP, 2006, 'Erratum: “The ε Chamaeleontis Young Stellar Group and the Characterization of Sparse Stellar Clusters” (ApJ, 599, 1207 [2003])', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 649, pp. 1184 - 1184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/506202
2006
Feigelson ED; Lawson WA; Stark M; Townsley L; Garmire GP, 2006, '51 Eridani and GJ 3305: A 10-15 Myr old binary star system at 30 Parsecs', Astronomical Journal, vol. 131, pp. 1730 - 1739, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/499923
2006
Lyo AR; Song I; Lawson WA; Bessell MS; Zuckerman B, 2006, 'A deep photometric survey of the eta Chamaeleontis cluster down to the brown dwarf - planet boundary', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 368, pp. 1451 - 1455, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2006.10232.x
2006
Bouwman J; Lawson WA; Dominik C; Feigelson ED; Henning T; Tielens AG; Waters LB, 2006, 'Binarity as a Key Factor in Protoplanetary Disk Evolution: SPITZER Disk Census of the Eta Camaeleontis Cluster', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 653, pp. L57 - L60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/510365
2006
Crause LA; Lawson WA; Menzies J; Marang F, 2005, 'V838 Mon: light echo evolution and distance estimate', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 358, pp. 1352 - 1360, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2005.08856.x
2005
Lawson WA; Crause LA, 2005, 'Rotation periods for stars of the TW Hydrae association: the evidence for two spatially and rotationally distinct pre-main-sequence populations', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 357, pp. 1399 - 1406, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2005.08793.x
2005
Lyo AR; Lawson WA; Bessell MS, 2004, 'The spectroscopic characteristics of intermediate-aged pre-main-sequence starts: the eta Chamaeleontis cluster', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 355, pp. 363 - 373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2004.08318.x
2004
Lyo AR; Lawson WA; Feigelson ED; Crause LA, 2004, 'Population and dynamical state of the eta Chamaeleontis sparse youngopen cluster', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 347, pp. 246 - 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2004.07194.x
2004
Feigelson ED; Lawson WA, 2004, 'An X-ray census of young stars in the Chamaeleon I North cloud', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 614, pp. 267 - 283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/423613
2004
Lawson WA; Lyo AR; Muzerolle J, 2004, 'Long-lived disc accretion in the eta Chamaeleontis pre-main sequencestar cluster', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 351, pp. L39 - L43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2004.07959.x
2004
Feigelson ED; Lawson WA; Garmire GP, 2003, 'The epsilon Chamaeleontis young stellar group and the characterizationof sparse stellar clusters', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 599, pp. 1207 - 1222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/379365
2003
Feigelson ED; Lawson WA; Garmire GP, 2003, 'The e Chamaeleontis Young Stellar Group and the Characterization of Sparse Stellar Clusters', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 599, pp. 1207 - 1222
2003
Lyo AR; Lawson WA; Mamajek EE; Feigelson ED; Sung EC; Crause LA, 2003, 'Infrared study of the eta Chamaeleontis cluster and the llongevity of circumstellar discs', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 338, pp. 616 - 622, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-8711.2003.06084.x
2003
Crause LA; Lawson WA; Kilkenny D; Van Wyk F; Marang F; Jones AF, 2003, 'The post-outburst photometric behaviour of V838 Mon', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 341, pp. 785 - 791, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-8711.2003.06441.x
2003
Feigelson ED; Lawson WA; Garmire GP, 2003, 'The ε Chamaeleontis young stellar group and the characterization of sparse stellar clusters', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 599, pp. 1207 - 1222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/379365
2003
Lawson WA; Crause LA; Mamajek EE; Feigelson ED, 2002, 'ECHA J0843.3-7905: Discovery of an `Old` Classical T Tauri Star in the eta Chamaeleontis Cluster', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 329, pp. 29 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-8711.2002.05093.x
2002
Maxted PF; Marsh TR; Heber U; Morales-Rueda L; North RC; Lawson WA, 2002, 'Photometry of Four Binary Subdwarf B Stars and the Nature of their Unseen Companion Stars', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 333, pp. 231 - 240, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-8711.2002.05406.x
2002
Lawson WA; Crause LA; Mamajek EE; Feigelson ED, 2001, 'The eta Chamaeleontis Cluster: Photometric Study of the ROSAT-detected Weak-lined T Tauri Stars', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 321, pp. 57 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-8711.2001.03967.x
2001
Lawson WA; Crause LA; Mamajek EE; Feigelson ED, 2001, 'The η Chamaeleontis cluster: Photometric study of the ROSAT-detected weak-lined T Tauri stars', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 321, pp. 57 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-8711.2001.03967.x
2001
Balona LA; Lawson WA, 2001, 'Short period line profile variations in the Be star e Cap', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 321, pp. 131 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-8711.2001.03994.x
2001
Balona LA; James DJ; Lawson WA; Shobbrook RR, 2001, 'Short period line profile variations in the Be star mu Centauri', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 324, pp. 1041 - 1053, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-8711.2001.04383.x
2001
Balona LA; James D; Lawson WA; Shobbrook RR, 2000, 'Co-rotating Photospheric Clouds in μ Centauri', International Astronomical Union Colloquium, vol. 175, pp. 220 - 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s025292110005586x
2000
Mamajek EE; Lawson WA; Feigelson ED, 2000, 'The η chamaeleontis cluster: Origin in the sco-cen ob association', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 544, pp. 356 - 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/317181
2000
Mamajek EE; Lawson WA; Feigelson ED, 2000, 'The eta Chamaeleontis cluster: Origin in the Sco-Cen OB association', ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, vol. 544, pp. 356 - 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/317181
2000
Lawson WA; De Marco O; Kilkenny D; Van Wyk F; Roberts, G; Jones, A, 1999, 'Long term light curves for [WC] stars', Observatory, vol. 119, pp. 76 - 80
1999
Mamajek EE; Lawson WA; Feigelson ED, 1999, 'The eta Chamaelontis cluster: a remarkable new nearby young open cluster', The Astrophysical Journal, pp. L77 - L80
1999
Kilkenny D; Lawson WA; Marang F; Van Wyk F; Roberts G, 1999, 'A photometric study of the hydrogen-deficient stars BD+1 degrees 4381 (FQ Aqr) and BD-1 degrees 3438 (NO Ser)', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, pp. 103 - 108
1999
Clayton GC; Ayres TR; Lawson WA; Drilling JS; Woitke P; Asplund M, 1999, 'First observations of an R Coronae Borealis star with the space telescope imaging spectograph', The Astrophysical Journal, pp. 351 - 355
1999
Clayton GC; Kerber F; Gordon K; Lawson WA; Wolff MJ; Pollacco DL; Furlan E, 1999, 'The ever changing circumstellar nebula around UW Centauri', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 517, pp. L143 - L146
1999
Lawson WA; Maldoni MM; Clayton GC; Valencic L; Kilkenny D; Van Wyk F; Marang F; Roberts G; Jones AF, 1999, 'The fall and rise of V854 Centauri: long-term ultraviolet spectroscopy of a highly active R Coronae Borealis star', Astronomical Journal, vol. 117, pp. 3007 - 3020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/300897
1999
Mamajek EE; Lawson WA; Feigelson ED, 1999, 'A radio survey of older T Tauri stars in the eta Chamaeleontis cluster', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol. 16, pp. 257 - 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AS99257
1999
Kilkenny D; Lawson WA; Marang F; Roberts GC; Van Wyk F, 1999, 'A photometric study of the hydrogen-deficient stars BD+1 4381 (FQ Aqr)an BD-1 3438 (NO Ser)', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 305, pp. 103 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-8711.1999.02398.x
1999
Mamajek EE; Lawson WA; Feigelson ED, 1999, 'The η Chamaeleontis cluster: A remarkable new nearby young open cluster', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 516, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/312005
1999
Clayton GC; Ayres TR; Lawson WA; Drilling JS; Woitke P; Asplund M, 1999, 'First observations of an R Coronae Borealis star with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph: RY Sagittarii near maximum light', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 515, pp. 351 - 355
1999
Cottrell PL; Lawson WA, 1998, 'Hipparcos Observations of Hydrogen-deficient Carbon Stars', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol. 15,179-82, pp. 180 - 182
1998
Alcock C; Allsman RA; Alves DR; Axelrod TS; Becker A; Bennett D; Cook KH; Griest K; Lawson WA; Lehner MJ; Marshall SL; Minniti D; Peterson BA; Pollard KR; Pratt MR; Quinn PJ; Rodgers AW; Tomaney A; Welch D; bennett D; Freeman KC; Sutherland W, 1998, 'The Macho Project LMC Variable Star Inventory. VII. The discovery of RV Tauri stars and New Type II Cepheids in the large Magellanic Cloud', Astronomical Journal, vol. 115, pp. 1921 - 1933, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/300317
1998
Cottrell PL; Lawson WA, 1998, 'Hipparcos observations of hydrogen-deficient carbon stars', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol. 15, pp. 179 - 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AS98179
1998
Cottrell PL; Skuljan L; Kilmartin PM; Gilmore C; Lawson WA, 1998, 'R Coronae Borealis Stars: Long-Term Photometric & Spectroscopic Studies', Highlights of Astronomy, vol. 11, pp. 379 - 379, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s1539299600021298
1998
Lawson WA; Kilkenny D, 1998, 'Variability in Intermediate-and high-temperature extreme helium stars', Observatory, vol. 118, pp. 1 - 6
1998
Feigelson ED; Lawson WA, 1997, 'A new stallar nursery in the southern cross', Astronomical Journal, vol. 113, pp. 2130 - 2133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/118424
1997
Pollard KR; Cottrell PL; Lawson WA; Albrow MD; Tobin W, 1997, 'RV Tauri stars - II. A spectroscopic study', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 286, pp. 1 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/286.1.1
1997
Feigelson ED; Lawson WA, 1997, 'On "a new stellar nursery in the southern cross" [Astron. J., 112, 693 (1996)]', Astronomical Journal, vol. 113, pp. 2130 - 2133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/118424
1997
Lawson WA; Cottrell PL, 1997, 'The radial velocity variations of cool hydrogen-deficient carbon stars', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 285, pp. 266 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/285.2.266
1997
Feigelson ED; Huenemoerder DP; Lawson, W , 1996, 'An improved HR diagram for Chamaeleon I pre-main-sequence stars', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 280, pp. 1071 - 1088
1996
Balona LA; Bohm T; Foing BH; Ghosh KK; Janot-Pacheo E; Krisciunas K; Lagrange AM; James SG; Baudrand J; Catala C; Dreux M; Felenbok P; Hearnshaw JB; lawson , 1996, 'Line profile variations in y Doradus', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 281, pp. 1315 - 1325, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/281.4.1315
1996
Sood RK; James SD; Lawson WA; Sharma DP; Grey DG; Manchanda RK, 1995, 'The orbital period of the X-ray binary GX 1+4', Advances in Space Research, vol. 16, pp. 131 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0273-1177(95)00061-I
1995
FRAME DJ; COTTRELL PL; GILMORE AC; KILMARTIN PM; LAWSON WA, 1995, 'HYDROGEN-DEFICIENT BINARIES - PHOTOMETRY AND ORBITS', MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 276, pp. 383 - 396, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/276.2.383
1995
Clayton GC; Whitney BA; Lawson WA, 1995, 'Pulsations and Dust Formation in R Coronae Borealis Stars', International Astronomical Union Colloquium, vol. 155, pp. 433 - 434, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0252921100037866
1995
Lawson WA; James SD, 1994, 'The emission-line spectrum of Nova Sgr 1993 in the 35 d after maximum', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 269, pp. L7 - L10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/269.1.l7
1994
Clayton GC; Lawson WA; Cottrell PL; Whitney BA; Adam Stanford S; De Ruyter F, 1994, 'An ultraviolet and visible spectroscopic study of a pulsational cycle of RY Sagittarii', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 432, pp. 785 - 792, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/174616
1994
Lawson WA; Clark M; Cottrell PL, 1994, 'HD 183133: A new Be interacting binary', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 266, pp. 740 - 744, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/266.3.740
1994
O'Donoghue D; Kilkenny D; Chen A; Stobie RS; Koen C; Warner B; Lawson WA, 1994, 'EC15330-1403 and the AM CVn stars', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 271, pp. 910 - 918, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/271.4.910
1994
Pollard KR; Cottrell PL; Lawson WA, 1994, 'An abundance analysis of R Coronae Borealis stars in the galaxy and the LMC', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 268, pp. 544 - 560, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/268.2.544
1994
Glass IS; Lawson WA; Laney CD, 1994, 'Infrared observations of RCB stars in the LMC', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 270, pp. 347 - 350, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/270.2.347
1994
Lawson WA; Cottrell PL; Kilkenny D; Gilmore AC; Kilmartin PM; Marang F; Roberts G; Van Wyk F, 1994, 'The variability of the R Coronae Borealis star UX Antliae at maximum light', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 271, pp. 919 - 923, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/271.4.919
1994
Huenemoerder DP; Lawson WA; Feigelson ED, 1994, 'X-ray-selected t Tauri stars in the Chamaeleon I cloud', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 271, pp. 967 - 975, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/271.4.967
1994
Fernie JD; Lawson WA, 1993, 'The pulsational nature of R Coronae Borealis: light and radial velocity variations during 1990 and 1991', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 265, pp. 899 - 904, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/265.4.899
1993
Lawson WA; Kilkenny D; van Wyk F; Marang F; Pollard K; Ryder SD, 1993, 'Luminosity and radial velocity variations of the six coolest extreme helium stars', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 265, pp. 351 - 358, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/265.2.351
1993
CLAYTON GC; LAWSON WA; WHITNEY BA; POLLACCO DL, 1993, 'HIGH-VELOCITY SPECTRAL FEATURES IN V854 CENTAURI - EVIDENCE FOR DUST FORMATION', MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 264, pp. L13 - L16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/264.1.L13
1993
Lawson WA; Cottrell PL; Gilmore AC; Kilmartin PM, 1992, 'Predicting mass-loss events in r coronae borealis stars: Declines of v854 cen', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 256, pp. 339 - 348, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/256.2.339
1992
Lawson WA, 1992, 'Spectroscopy of the R Coronae Borealis star v 854 Cen through a decline onset', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 258, pp. 33P - 36P, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/258.1.33P
1992
Pollacco DL; Lawson WA; Clegg RES; Hill PW, 1992, 'A hydrogen-deficient flow in the centre of the planetary nebula a 58', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 257, pp. 33P - 36P, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/257.1.33P
1992
Lawson WA; Cottrell PL; Pollard KR, 1991, 'A photometric and spectroscopic study of R Coronae Borealis stars in the LMC', Symposium - International Astronomical Union, vol. 148, pp. 351 - 352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0074180900200806
1991
Cottrell PL; Lawson WA, 1991, 'Photometric and Spectroscopic Analyses of Cool HdC Stars', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol. 9, pp. 135 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s1323358000025236
1991
Lawson WA; Cottrell PL; Clark M, 1991, 'Radial velocity variations of the R Coronae Borealis star RY Sgr', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 251, pp. 687 - 692, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/251.4.687
1991
Lawson WA, 1991, 'What is the pulsation period of R Coronae Borealis?', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 253, pp. 625 - 632, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/253.4.625
1991
Lawson WA; Cottrell PL, 1990, 'A change in the pulsation period of the R Coronae Borealis star RY Sgr', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 242, pp. 259 - 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/242.2.259
1990
Lawson WA; Cottrell PL, 1989, 'The R Coronae Borealis star NSV 6708', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 240, pp. 689 - 700, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/240.3.689
1989
Lawson WA; Cottrell PL, 1989, 'Photometric observations of RCB stars In the LMC', International Astronomical Union Colloquium, vol. 106, pp. 57 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0252921100062667
1989
Lawson WA; Cottrell PL; Gilmore AC; Kilmartin PM, 1989, 'The reclassification of the suspected R coronae borealis star SY hyi as a semiregular variable', Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy, vol. 10, pp. 151 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf02719311
1989
Cottrell PL; Lawson WA; Smith SM, 1988, 'High Time Resolution Spectroscopic Observations of Stellar Shock Waves', Symposium - International Astronomical Union, vol. 132, pp. 205 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0074180900035026
1988
Lawson WA; Cottrell PL, 1988, 'RY Sgr: pulsation period variations reinterpreted', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 231, pp. 609 - 615, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/231.3.609
1988
Lawson WA, 1985, 'Ry Sgr: Pulsation Related Phenomenon', International Astronomical Union Colloquium, vol. 87, pp. 211 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0252921100090795
1985
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Star formation, young stellar populations, stellar evolution, circumstellar disks, planet formation.

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