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Jose Groh
Assistant Professor, Physics

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Thöne C.~C, de Ugarte Postigo A, Leloudas G, Gall C, Cano Z, Maeda K, Schulze S, Campana S, Wiersema K, Groh J, de la Rosa J, Bauer F.~E, Malesani D, Maund J, Morrell N, Beletsky Y, SN 2015bh: NGC 2770's 4th supernova or a luminous blue variable on its way to a Wolf-Rayet star?, \aap, 599, 2017, pA129- Journal Article, 2017

Poletti D, Fabbian G, Le Jeune M, Peloton J, Arnold K, Baccigalupi C, Barron D, Beckman S, Borrill J, Chapman S, Chinone Y, Cukierman A, Ducout A, Elleflot T, Errard J, Feeney S, Goeckner-Wald N, Groh J, Hall G, Hasegawa M, Hazumi M, Hill C, Howe L, Inoue Y, Jaffe A.~H, Jeong O, Katayama N, Keating B, Keskitalo R, Kisner T, Kusaka A, Lee A.~T, Leon D, Linder E, Lowry L, Matsuda F, Navaroli M, Paar H, Puglisi G, Reichardt C.~L, Ross C, Siritanasak P, Stebor N, Steinbach B, Stompor R, Suzuki A, Tajima O, Teply G, Whitehorn N, Making maps of cosmic microwave background polarization for B-mode studies: the POLARBEAR example, \aap, 600, 2017, pA60- Journal Article, 2017

Smith N, Groh J.~H, France K, McCray R, Ultraviolet spectroscopy of the blue supergiant SBW1: the remarkably weak wind of a SN 1987A analogue, \mnras, 468, 2017, p2333 - 2344 Journal Article, 2017

Yaron O, Perley D.~A, Gal-Yam A, Groh J.~H, Horesh A, Ofek E.~O, Kulkarni S.~R, Sollerman J, Fransson C, Rubin A, Szabo P, Sapir N, Taddia F, Cenko S.~B, Valenti S, Arcavi I, Howell D.~A, Kasliwal M.~M, Vreeswijk P.~M, Khazov D, Fox O.~D, Cao Y, Gnat O, Kelly P.~L, Nugent P.~E, Filippenko A.~V, Laher R.~R, Wozniak P.~R, Lee W.~H, Rebbapragada U.~D, Maguire K, Sullivan M, Soumagnac M.~T, Confined dense circumstellar material surrounding a regular type II supernova, Nature Physics, 13, 2017, p510 - 517 Journal Article, 2017

Groh J.~H, Predicting the nature of supernova progenitors, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series A, 375, 2017, p20170219- Journal Article, 2017

Corcoran M.~F, Liburd J, Morris D, Russell C.~M.~P, Hamaguchi K, Gull T.~R, Madura T.~I, Teodoro M, Moffat A.~F.~J, Richardson N.~D, Hillier D.~J, Damineli A, Groh J.~H, The 2014 X-Ray Minimum of $\eta$ Carinae as Seen by Swift, \apj, 838, 2017, p45- Journal Article, 2017

Richardson N.~D, Madura T.~I, St-Jean L, Moffat A.~F.~J, Gull T.~R, Russell C.~M.~P, Damineli A, Teodoro M, Corcoran M.~F, Walter F.~M, Clementel N, Groh J.~H, Hamaguchi K, Hillier D.~J, To v$_â, $ and beyond! The He I absorption variability across the 2014.6 periastron passage of $\eta$ Carinae, \mnras, 461, 2016, p2540 - 2558 Journal Article, 2016

Mehner A, Steffen W, Groh J.~H, Vogt F.~P.~A, Baade D, Boffin H.~M.~J, Davidson K, de Wit W.~J, Humphreys R.~M, Martayan C, Oudmaijer R.~D, Rivinius T, Selman F, Dissecting a supernova impostor's circumstellar medium: MUSEing about the SHAPE of $\eta$ Carinae's outer ejecta, \aap, 595, 2016, pA120- Journal Article, 2016

Mehner A, de Wit W.~J, Groh J.~H, Oudmaijer R.~D, Baade D, Rivinius T, Selman F, Boffin H.~M.~J, Martayan C, VLT/MUSE discovers a jet from the evolved B[e] star MWC 137, \aap, 585, 2016, pA81- Journal Article, 2016

Gull T.~R, Madura T.~I, Teodoro M, Clementel N, Corcoran M, Damineli A, Groh J.~H, Hamaguchi K, Hillier D.~J, Moffat A.~F.~J, Richardson N.~D, Weigelt G, Lindler D, Feggans K, The fossil wind structures of Eta Carinae: changes across one 5.54-yr cycle, \mnras, 462, 2016, p3196 - 3220 Journal Article, 2016

Teodoro M, Damineli A, Heathcote B, Richardson N.~D, Moffat A.~F.~J, St-Jean L, Russell C, Gull T.~R, Madura T.~I, Pollard K.~R, Walter F, Coimbra A, Prates R, Fernández-Lajús E, Gamen R.~C, Hickel G, Henrique W, Navarete F, Andrade T, Jablonski F, Luckas P, Locke M, Powles J, Bohlsen T, Chini R, Corcoran M.~F, Hamaguchi K, Groh J.~H, Hillier D.~J, Weigelt G, He II $\lambda$4686 Emission from the Massive Binary System in $\eta$ Car: Constraints to the Orbital Elements and the Nature of the Periodic Minima, \apj, 819, 2016, p131- Journal Article, 2016

Weigelt G, Hofmann K.-H, Schertl D, Clementel N, Corcoran M.~F, Damineli A, de Wit W.-J, Grellmann R, Groh J, Guieu S, Gull T, Heininger M, Hillier D.~J, Hummel C.~A, Kraus S, Madura T, Mehner A, Mérand A, Millour F, Moffat A.~F.~J, Ohnaka K, Patru F, Petrov R.~G, Rengaswamy S, Richardson N.~D, Rivinius T, Schöller M, Teodoro M, Wittkowski M, VLTI-AMBER velocity-resolved aperture-synthesis imaging of $\eta$ Carinae with a spectral resolution of 12 000. Studies of the primary star wind and innermost wind-wind collision zone, \aap, 594, 2016, pA106- Journal Article, 2016

, The Polarbear-2 and the Simons Array Experiments, Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Hamaguchi K, Corcoran M.~F, Gull T.~R, Takahashi H, Grefenstette B.~W, Yuasa T, Stuhlinger M, Russell C.~M.~P, Moffat A.~F.~J, Sharma N, Madura T.~I, Richardson N.~D, Groh J, Pittard J.~M, Owocki S, Eta Carinae's Thermal X-Ray Tail Measured with XMM-Newton and NuSTAR, \apj, 817, 2016, p23- Journal Article, 2016

Shivvers I, Groh J.~H, Mauerhan J.~C, Fox O.~D, Leonard D.~C, Filippenko A.~V, Early Emission from the Type IIn Supernova 1998S at High Resolution, \apj, 806, 2015, p213- Journal Article, 2015

Meynet G, Chomienne V, Ekström S, Georgy C, Granada A, Groh J, Maeder A, Eggenberger P, Levesque E, Massey P, Impact of mass-loss on the evolution and pre-supernova properties of red supergiants, \aap, 575, 2015, pA60- Journal Article, 2015

Steffen W, Teodoro M, Madura T.~I, Groh J.~H, Gull T.~R, Mehner A, Corcoran M.~F, Damineli A, Hamaguchi K, The three-dimensional structure of the Eta Carinae Homunculus, \mnras, 442, 2014, p3316 - 3328 Journal Article, 2014

Groh J.~H, Meynet G, Ekström S, Georgy C, The evolution of massive stars and their spectra. I. A non-rotating 60 M$_â $ star from the zero-age main sequence to the pre-supernova stage, \aap, 564, 2014, pA30- Journal Article, 2014

Groh J.~H, Early-time spectra of supernovae and their precursor winds. The luminous blue variable/yellow hypergiant progenitor of SN 2013cu, \aap, 572, 2014, pL11- Journal Article, 2014

Aartsen M.~G, Abbasi R, Ackermann M, Adams J, Aguilar J.~A, Ahlers M, Altmann D, Arguelles C, Arlen T.~C, Auffenberg J, et al, Search for a diffuse flux of astrophysical muon neutrinos with the IceCube 59-string configuration, \prd, 89, (6), 2014, p062007- Journal Article, 2014

Chesneau O, Meilland A, Chapellier E, Millour F, van Genderen A.~M, Nazé Y, Smith N, Spang A, Smoker J.~V, Dessart L, Kanaan S, Bendjoya P, Feast M.~W, Groh J.~H, Lobel A, Nardetto N, Otero S, Oudmaijer R.~D, Tekola A.~G, Whitelock P.~A, Arcos C, Curé M, Vanzi L, The yellow hypergiant HR 5171 A: Resolving a massive interacting binary in the common envelope phase, \aap, 563, 2014, pA71- Journal Article, 2014

Miroshnichenko A.~S, Manset N, Zharikov S.~V, Zsargó J, Juárez Jiménez J.~A, Groh J.~H, Levato H, Grosso M, Rudy R.~J, Laag E.~A, Crawford K.~B, Puetter R.~C, Reichart D.~E, Ivarsen K.~M, Haislip J.~B, Nysewander M.~C, LaCluyze A.~P, Confirmation of the Luminous Blue Variable Status of MWC 930, Advances in Astronomy, 2014, 2014, p130378- Journal Article, 2014

Groh J.~H, Georgy C, Ekström S, Progenitors of supernova Ibc: a single Wolf-Rayet star as the possible progenitor of the SN Ib iPTF13bvn, \aap, 558, 2013, pL1- Journal Article, 2013

Groh J.~H, Meynet G, Georgy C, Ekström S, Fundamental properties of core-collapse supernova and GRB progenitors: predicting the look of massive stars before death, \aap, 558, 2013, pA131- Journal Article, 2013

Moriya T.~J, Groh J.~H, Meynet G, Episodic modulations in supernova radio light curves from luminous blue variable supernova progenitor models, \aap, 557, 2013, pL2- Journal Article, 2013

Groh J.~H, Meynet G, Ekström S, Massive star evolution: luminous blue variables as unexpected supernova progenitors, \aap, 550, 2013, pL7- Journal Article, 2013

Georgy C, Ekström S, Eggenberger P, Meynet G, Haemmerlé L, Maeder A, Granada A, Groh J.~H, Hirschi R, Mowlavi N, Yusof N, Charbonnel C, Decressin T, Barblan F, Grids of stellar models with rotation. III. Models from 0.8 to 120 M$_â $ at a metallicity Z = 0.002, \aap, 558, 2013, pA103- Journal Article, 2013

Lobel A, Groh J.~H, Martayan C, Frémat Y, Torres Dozinel K, Raskin G, Van Winckel H, Prins S, Pessemier W, Waelkens C, Hensberge H, Dumortier L, Jorissen A, Van Eck S, Lehmann H, Modelling the asymmetric wind of the luminous blue variable binary MWC 314, \aap, 559, 2013, pA16- Journal Article, 2013

Madura T.~I, Gull T.~R, Okazaki A.~T, Russell C.~M.~P, Owocki S.~P, Groh J.~H, Corcoran M.~F, Hamaguchi K, Teodoro M, Constraints on decreases in $\eta$ Carinae's mass-loss from 3D hydrodynamic simulations of its binary colliding winds, \mnras, 436, 2013, p3820 - 3855 Journal Article, 2013

Groh J.~H, Madura T.~I, Hillier D.~J, Kruip C.~J.~H, Weigelt G, A Companion as the Cause of Latitude-dependent Effects in the Wind of Eta Carinae, \apjl, 759, 2012, pL2- Journal Article, 2012

Madura T.~I, Gull T.~R, Owocki S.~P, Groh J.~H, Okazaki A.~T, Russell C.~M.~P, Constraining the absolute orientation of $\eta$ Carinae's binary orbit: a 3D dynamical model for the broad [Fe III] emission, \mnras, 420, 2012, p2064 - 2086 Journal Article, 2012

Groh J.~H, Hillier D.~J, Madura T.~I, Weigelt G, On the influence of the companion star in Eta Carinae: 2D radiative transfer modelling of the ultraviolet and optical spectra, \mnras, 423, 2012, p1623 - 1640 Journal Article, 2012

Madura T.~I, Groh J.~H, A Lighthouse Effect in Eta Carinae, \apjl, 746, 2012, pL18- Journal Article, 2012

Teodoro M, Damineli A, Arias J.~I, de Araújo F.~X, Barbá R.~H, Corcoran M.~F, Borges Fernandes M, Fernández-Lajús E, Fraga L, Gamen R.~C, González J.~F, Groh J.~H, Marshall J.~L, McGregor P.~J, Morrell N, Nicholls D.~C, Parkin E.~R, Pereira C.~B, Phillips M.~M, Solivella G.~R, Steiner J.~E, Stritzinger M, Thompson I, Torres C.~A.~O, Torres M.~A.~P, Zevallos Herencia M.~I, He II $\lambda$4686 in $\eta$ Carinae: Collapse of the Wind-Wind Collision Region during Periastron Passage, \apj, 746, 2012, p73- Journal Article, 2012

Groh J.~H, Vink J.~S, The bi-stability jump as the origin for multiple P-Cygni absorption components in luminous blue variables, \aap, 531, 2011, pL10- Journal Article, 2011

Weigelt G, Grinin V.~P, Groh J.~H, Hofmann K.-H, Kraus S, Miroshnichenko A.~S, Schertl D, Tambovtseva L.~V, Benisty M, Driebe T, Lagarde S, Malbet F, Meilland A, Petrov R, Tatulli E, VLTI/AMBER spectro-interferometry of the Herbig Be star MWC 297 with spectral resolution 12 000, \aap, 527, 2011, pA103- Journal Article, 2011

Groh J, Multi-wavelength diagnostics of massive binary interaction in Eta Carinae, Bulletin de la Societe Royale des Sciences de Liege, 80, 2011, p590 - 594 Journal Article, 2011

Groh J.~H, Hillier D.~J, Damineli A, On the Nature of the Prototype Luminous Blue Variable AG Carinae. II. Witnessing a Massive Star Evolving Close to the Eddington and Bistability Limits, \apj, 736, 2011, p46- Journal Article, 2011

Gull T.~R, Madura T.~I, Groh J.~H, Corcoran M.~F, Imaging the Time Evolution of Eta Carinae's Colliding Winds with HST, \apjl, 743, 2011, pL3- Journal Article, 2011

Groh J.~H, Nielsen K.~E, Damineli A, Gull T.~R, Madura T.~I, Hillier D.~J, Teodoro M, Driebe T, Weigelt G, Hartman H, Kerber F, Okazaki A.~T, Owocki S.~P, Millour F, Murakawa K, Kraus S, Hofmann K.-H, Schertl D, Detection of high-velocity material from the wind-wind collision zone of Eta Carinae across the 2009.0 periastron passage, \aap, 517, 2010, pA9- Journal Article, 2010

Groh J.~H, Madura T.~I, Owocki S.~P, Hillier D.~J, Weigelt G, Is Eta Carinae a Fast Rotator, and How Much Does the Companion Influence the Inner Wind Structure?, \apjl, 716, 2010, pL223 - L228 Journal Article, 2010

Driebe T, Groh J.~H, Hofmann K.-H, Ohnaka K, Kraus S, Millour F, Murakawa K, Schertl D, Weigelt G, Petrov R, Wittkowski M, Hummel C.~A, Le Bouquin J.~B, Merand A, Schöller M, Massi F, Stee P, Tatulli E, Resolving the asymmetric inner wind region of the yellow hypergiant IRC +10420 with VLTI/AMBER in low and high spectral resolution mode, \aap, 507, 2009, p301 - 316 Journal Article, 2009

Millour F, Driebe T, Chesneau O, Groh J.~H, Hofmann K.-H, Murakawa K, Ohnaka K, Schertl D, Weigelt G, VLTI/AMBER unveils a possible dusty pinwheel nebula in WR118, \aap, 506, 2009, pL49 - L52 Journal Article, 2009

Groh J.~H, Hillier D.~J, Damineli A, Whitelock P.~A, Marang F, Rossi C, On the Nature of the Prototype Luminous Blue Variable Ag Carinae. I. Fundamental Parameters During Visual Minimum Phases and Changes in the Bolometric Luminosity During the S-Dor Cycle, \apj, 698, 2009, p1698 - 1720 Journal Article, 2009

Groh J.~H, Damineli A, Hillier D.~J, Barbá R, Fernández-Lajús E, Gamen R.~C, Moisés A.~P, Solivella G, Teodoro M, Bona Fide, Strong-Variable Galactic Luminous Blue Variable Stars are Fast Rotators: Detection of a High Rotational Velocity in HR Carinae, \apjl, 705, 2009, pL25 - L30 Journal Article, 2009

Damineli A, Hillier D.~J, Corcoran M.~F, Stahl O, Groh J.~H, Arias J, Teodoro M, Morrell N, Gamen R, Gonzalez F, Leister N.~V, Levato H, Levenhagen R.~S, Grosso M, Colombo J.~F.~A, Wallerstein G, A multispectral view of the periodic events in $\eta$ Carinae\dagger\Dagger\sect\para, \mnras, 386, 2008, p2330 - 2344 Journal Article, 2008

Groh J.~H, Oliveira A.~S, Steiner J.~E, The qWR star HD 45166. II. Fundamental stellar parameters and evidence of a latitude-dependent wind, \aap, 485, 2008, p245 - 256 Journal Article, 2008

Nardetto N, Groh J.~H, Kraus S, Millour F, Gillet D, High-resolution spectroscopy for Cepheids distance determination. IV. Time series of H$\alpha$ line profiles, \aap, 489, 2008, p1263 - 1269 Journal Article, 2008

Teodoro M, Damineli A, Sharp R.~G, Groh J.~H, Barbosa C.~L, Near-infrared integral field spectroscopy of the Homunculus nebula around $\eta$ Carinae using Gemini/CIRPASS, \mnras, 387, 2008, p564 - 576 Journal Article, 2008

Damineli A, Hillier D.~J, Corcoran M.~F, Stahl O, Levenhagen R.~S, Leister N.~V, Groh J.~H, Teodoro M, Albacete Colombo J.~F, Gonzalez F, Arias J, Levato H, Grosso M, Morrell N, Gamen R, Wallerstein G, Niemela V, The periodicity of the $\eta$ Carinae events\dagger\Dagger\sect\para, \mnras, 384, 2008, p1649 - 1656 Journal Article, 2008

Groh J.~H, Damineli A, Jablonski F, Spectral atlas of massive stars around He I 10 830 Ã , \aap, 465, 2007, p993 - 1002 Journal Article, 2007

Groh J.~H, Hillier D.~J, Damineli A, AG Carinae: A Luminous Blue Variable with a High Rotational Velocity, \apjl, 638, 2006, pL33 - L36 Journal Article, 2006

Groh J.~H, Damineli A, Teodoro M, Barbosa C.~L, Detection of additional Wolf-Rayet stars in the starburst cluster Westerlund 1 with SOAR, \aap, 457, 2006, p591 - 594 Journal Article, 2006

Groh J.~H, Damineli A, $\eta$ Car recovering from the 2003.5 spectroscopic event, Information Bulletin on Variable Stars, 5492, 2004 Journal Article, 2004



Elected member of the International Astronomical Union Committee G2 Massive Stars: highly prestigious honor that highlights my position of leadership in the discipline. 2014-present

Nominated Irish Managing Committee Member of the Horizon 2020/COST action ChETC. My role is to ensure that the Irish and TCD interests will be taken into account in this action related to nucleosynthesis. 2017-present

Referee for international research funding agencies: evaluate and select proposals for research funding for NWO (Netherlands), FWO (Belgium), ISF (Israel), and CONYCIT (Chile). Over 4 Million Euros of budget. 2016-present

Referee for leading scientific peer-reviewed journals: ApJ, A&A, MNRAS, and AJ. I peer-reviewed 4 papers in 2016/17.

Conference Organization: major role in the Scientific Organizing Committee of 3 conferences in 2016 (Prague, Athens, New Zealand) and 2 in 2017 (Dublin and Armagh). 10 conferences in total.

8 Invited keynote talks at international conferences (2016-17). 16 in total.

Member of the Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee: this is the leading astrophysical facility, and I evaluated 85 proposals of observing time and selected the best proposals for observing time. 2016

Member of the ESO Observing Panel Committee: world-leading telescope, I evaluated 180 observing proposals per year. 2015-2016

Member of the Scientific Consortium of UVmag, a satellite proposed to ESA for the M5 call. 2014-present

Internal Examiner for 2 TCD Master Transfer Exams 2016-present

Awards and Honours

Irish Research Council New Foundations Award (EUR 5000) 2017

Irish Research Council Postgraduate Fellowship Award to supervise Ms Murphy (EUR 81000) 2017

SSAA IAU Travel Grant Award (EUR 1500) 2015

Enterprise Ireland Horizon 2020 ERC Consolidator Proposal Support Award (EUR 2900) 2016

MERAC Foundation Award (EUR 3000) 2013

Ambizione prize of the Swiss National Science Foundation (EUR 360 000) 2012-2015

Max-Planck-Society Postdoctoral and Advanced Awards
(EUR 150 000) 2012-2015

CNPq Visiting Pre-doctoral Award (EUR 15 000) 2005-2006

FAPESP Doctoral Fellowship (EUR 40000) 2003-2007

CNPq Undergraduate research award (EUR 1000) 2000-2003

Telescope time awards at the world largest telescopes and satellites, including the Hubble Space Telescope and European Southern Observatory (worth > EUR 200 000 in value) 2001-present


Member of the International Astronomical Union 2009 – present

Member of the Astrophysical Science Group Ireland 2016 – present

Member of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics 2012 – present

Member of the Brazilian Astronomical Society 2004 – present