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Dr. Luca Matra
Assistant Professor, Physics

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Lovell, J.B., Kennedy, G.M., Marino, S., Wyatt, M.C., Ansdell, M., Kama, M., Manara, C.F., Matrà, L., Rosotti, G., Tazzari, M., Testi, L., Williams, J.P., Rapid CO gas dispersal from NO Lup's class III circumstellar disc, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, 502, (1), 2021, pL66-L71 Journal Article, 2021

Pawellek, N., Wyatt, M., Matra, L., Kennedy, G., Yelverton6, B., A ~75 per cent occurrence rate of debris discs around F stars in the ß Pic moving group, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 502, (4), 2021, p5390-5416 Journal Article, 2021

Schneiderman, T., Matrà, L., Jackson, A.P., Kennedy, G.M., Kral, Q., Marino, S., Öberg, K.I., Su, K.Y.L., Wilner, D.J., Wyatt, M.C., Carbon monoxide gas produced by a giant impact in the inner region of a young system, Nature, 598, (7881), 2021, p425-428 Journal Article, 2021

Klusmeyer, J., Meredith Hughes, A., Matrà, L., Flaherty, K., Kóspál, Á., Moór, A., Roberge, A., Öberg, K., Boley, A., White, J., Wilner, D., Ábrahám, P., A deep search for five molecules in the 49 ceti debris disk, Astrophysical Journal, 921, (1), 2021 Journal Article, 2021

Lovell, J.B., Wyatt, M.C., Ansdell, M., Kama, M., Kennedy, G.M., Manara, C.F., Marino, S., Matrà, L., Rosotti, G., Tazzari, M., Testi, L., Williams, J.P., ALMA survey of Lupus class III stars: Early planetesimal belt formation and rapid disc dispersal, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 500, (4), 2021, p4878-4900 Journal Article, 2021

Gulick, H.C., Sadavoy, S., Matrà, L., Sheehan, P., Van Der Marel, N., Detection of Substructures in Young Transition Disk WL 17, Astrophysical Journal, 922, (2), 2021 Journal Article, 2021

Lovell, J.B., Marino, S., Wyatt, M.C., Kennedy, G.M., MacGregor, M.A., Stapelfeldt, K., Dent, B., Krist, J., Matrà, L., Kral, Q., Pani", O., Pearce, T.D., Wilner, D., High-resolution ALMA and HST images of q1Eri: An asymmetric debris disc with an eccentric Jupiter, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 506, (2), 2021, p1978-2001 Journal Article, 2021

Kral, Q., Pringle, J.E., Guilbert-Lepoutre, A., Matrà, L., Moses, J.I., Lellouch, E., Wyatt, M.C., Biver, N., Bockelée-Morvan, D., Bonsor, A., Le Petit, F., Randall Gladstone, G., A molecular wind blows out of the Kuiper belt, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 653, 2021 Journal Article, 2021

Faramaz, V., Marino, S., Booth, M., Matrà, L., Mamajek, E.E., Bryden, G., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Casassus, S., Cuadra, J., Hales, A.S., Zurlo, A., A detailed characterization of HR 8799's debris disk with ALMA in band 7, Astronomical Journal, 161, (6), 2021 Journal Article, 2021

Tanner, A., Plavchan, P., Bryden, G., Kennedy, G., Matrá, L., Cronin-Coltsmann, P., Lowrance, P., Henry, T., Riaz, B., Gizis, J.E., Riedel, A., Choquet, E., Herschel observations of disks around late-type stars, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 132, (1014), 2020, p1-10 Journal Article, 2020

Marino, S., Flock, M., Henning, T., Kral, Q., Matrà, L., Wyatt, M.C., Population synthesis of exocometary gas around A stars, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, (3), 2020, p4409-4429 Journal Article, 2020

Rosotti, G.P., Benisty, M., Juhász, A., Teague, R., Clarke, C., Dominik, C., Dullemond, C.P., Klaassen, P.D., Matrà, L., Stolker, T., Spiral arms in the protoplanetary disc HD100453 detected with ALMA: Evidence for binary-disc interaction and a vertical temperature gradient, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 491, (1), 2020, p1335-1347 Journal Article, 2020

Kral, Q., Matrà, L., Kennedy, G.M., Marino, S., Wyatt, M.C., Survey of planetesimal belts with ALMA: Gas detected around the Sun-like star HD 129590, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 497, (3), 2020, p2811-2830 Journal Article, 2020

Marino, S., Wyatt, M.C., Kennedy, G.M., Kama, M., Matra, L., Triaud, A.H.M.J., Henning, Th., Searching for a dusty cometary belt around TRAPPIST-1 with ALMA, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 492, (4), 2020, p6067-6073 Journal Article, 2020

Marino, S., Zurlo, A., Faramaz, V., Milli, J., Henning, Th., Kennedy, G.M., Matrà, L., Pérez, S., Delorme, P., Cieza, L.A., Hughes, A.M., Insights into the planetary dynamics of HD 206893 with ALMA, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 498, (1), 2020, p1319-1334 Journal Article, 2020

Strøm, P.A., Bodewits, D., Knight, M.M., Kiefer, F., Jones, G.H., Kral, Q., Matrà, L., Bodman, E., Capria, M.T., Cleeves, I., Fitzsimmons, A., Haghighipour, N., Harrison, J.H.D., Iglesias, D., Kama, M., Linnartz, H., Majumdar, L., de Mooij, E.J.W., Milam, S.N., Opitom, C., Rebollido, I., Rogers, L.K., Snodgrass, C., Sousa-Silva, C., Xu, S., Lin, Z.-Y., Zieba, S., Exocomets from a solar system perspective, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 132, (1016), 2020, p1-19 Journal Article, 2020

Benac, P., Matrà, L., Wilner, D.J., Jimènez-Donaire, M.J., Monnier, J.D., Harries, T.J., Laws, A., Rich, E.A., Zhang, Q., A Dust Trap in the Young Multiple System HD 34700, Astrophysical Journal, 905, (2), 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Bayo, A., Olofsson, J., Matrà, L., Beamín, J.C., Gallardo, J., De Gregorio-Monsalvo, I., Booth, M., Zamora, C., Iglesias, D., Henning, T., Schreiber, M.R., Cáceres, C., Sub-millimetre non-contaminated detection of the disc around TWA7 by ALMA, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 486, (4), 2019, p5552-5557 Journal Article, 2019

Matra, L., Wyatt, M.C., Wilner, D.J., Dent, W.R.F., Marino, S., Kennedy, G.M., Milli, J., Kuiper Belt-like Hot and Cold Populations of Planetesimal Inclinations in the ß Pictoris Belt Revealed by ALMA, Astronomical Journal, 157, (4), 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Sepulveda, A.G., Matra, L., Kennedy, G.M., Burgo, C.D., Oberg, K.I., Wilner, D.J., Marino, S., Booth, M., Carpenter, J.M., Davies, C.L., Dent, W.R.F., Ertel, S., Lestrade, J.-F., Marshall, J.P., Milli, J., Wyatt, M.C., Macgregor, M.A., Matthews, B.C., The REASONS Survey: Resolved Millimeter Observations of a Large Debris Disk around the Nearby F Star HD 170773, Astrophysical Journal, 881, (1), 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Kral, Q., Marino, S., Wyatt, M.C., Kama, M., Matrà, L., Imaging [CI] around HD 131835: Reinterpreting young debris discs with protoplanetary disc levels of CO gas as shielded secondary discs, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 489, (3), 2019, p3670-3691 Journal Article, 2019

Matrà, L., Kral, Q., Su, K., Brandeker, A., Dent, W., Gaspar, A., Kennedy, G., Marino, S., Öberg, K., Roberge, A., Wilner, D., Wilson, P., Wyatt, M., Cataldi, G., Higuchi, A., Meredith Hughes, A., Kiefer, F., des Etangs, A.L., Lyra, W., Matthews, B., Moór, A., Welsh, B., Zuckerman, B., Astro2020 science white paper exocometary science, arXiv, 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Su, K.Y.L., Ballering, N., Ertel, S., Gaspar, A., Kennedy, G., Leisawitz, D., MacGregor, M., Matthews, B., Moro-Martin, A., Rieke, G., White, J., Wilner, D., Wyatt, M., Plavchan, P., Chen, C., Kral, Q., Matra, L., Werner, M., Booth, M., Debes, J., Probing unseen planet populations with resolved debris disk structures, arXiv, 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Kennedy, G.M., Matrà, L., Facchini, S., Milli, J., Pani", O., Price, D., Wilner, D.J., Wyatt, M.C., Yelverton, B.M., A circumbinary protoplanetary disk in a polar configuration, Nature Astronomy, 3, (3), 2019, p230-235 Journal Article, 2019

Faramaz, V., Krist, J., Stapelfeldt, K.R., Bryden, G., Mamajek, E.E., Matrà, L., Booth, M., Flaherty, K., Hales, A.S., Hughes, A.M., Bayo, A., Casassus, S., Cuadra, J., Olofsson, J., Su, K.Y.L., Wilner, D.J., From Scattered-light to Millimeter Emission: A Comprehensive View of the Gigayear-old System of HD 202628 and its Eccentric Debris Ring, Astronomical Journal, 158, (4), 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Marino, S., Yelverton, B., Booth, M., Faramaz, V., Kennedy, G.M., Matrà, L., Wyatt, M.C., A gap in HD 92945"s broad planetesimal disc revealed by ALMA, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 484, (1), 2019, p1257-1269 Journal Article, 2019

Matrà, L., Öberg, K.I., Wilner, D.J., Olofsson, J., Bayo, A., On the Ubiquity and Stellar Luminosity Dependence of Exocometary CO Gas: Detection around M Dwarf TWA 7, Astronomical Journal, 157, (3), 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Booth, M., Matrà, L., Su, K.Y.L., Kral, Q., Hales, A.S., Dent, W.R.F., Hughes, A.M., MacGregor, M.A., Löhne, T., Wilner, D.J., Deep ALMA search for CO gas in the HD 95086 debris disc, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 482, (3), 2019, p3443-3452 Journal Article, 2019

Kennedy, G.M., Matrà, L., Facchini, S., Milli, J., Pani", O., Price, D., Wilner, D.J., Wyatt, M.C., Yelverton, B.M., Publisher Correction: A circumbinary protoplanetary disk in a polar configuration (Nature Astronomy, (2019), 3, 3, (230-235), 10.1038/s41550-018-0667-x), Nature Astronomy, 3, (3), 2019, p278 Journal Article, 2019

Matrà, L., Wilner, D.J., Öberg, K.I., Andrews, S.M., Loomis, R.A., Wyatt, M.C., Dent, W.R.F., Molecular Reconnaissance of the ß Pictoris Gas Disk with the SMA: A Low HCN/(CO+CO2) Outgassing Ratio and Predictions for Future Surveys, Astrophysical Journal, 853, (2), 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Kennedy, G.M., Marino, S., Matrà, L., Pani", O., Wilner, D., Wyatt, M.C., Yelverton, B., ALMA observations of the narrow HR 4796A debris ring, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 475, (4), 2018, p4924-4938 Journal Article, 2018

Marshall, J.P., Milli, J., Choquet, É., Burgo, C.D., Kennedy, G.M., Matrà, L., Ertel, S., Boccaletti, A., Comprehensive Analysis of HD 105, A Young Solar System Analog, Astrophysical Journal, 869, (1), 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Matra, L., Marino, S., Kennedy, G.M., Wyatt, M.C., Oberg, K.I., Wilner, D.J., An Empirical Planetesimal Belt Radius-Stellar Luminosity Relation, Astrophysical Journal, 859, (1), 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Marino, S., Carpenter, J., Wyatt, M.C., Booth, M., Casassus, S., Faramaz, V., Guzman, V., Hughes, A.M., Isella, A., Kennedy, G.M., Matra, L., Ricci, L., Corder, S., A gap in the planetesimal disc around HD 107146 and asymmetric warm dust emission revealed by ALMA, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 479, (4), 2018, p5423-5439 Journal Article, 2018

Matthews, B.C., Greaves, J.S., Kennedy, G., Matrà, L., Wilner, D., Wyatt, M.C., Science with an ngVLA: Debris disk structure and composition, arXiv, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Marino, S., Wyatt, M.C., Pani", O., Matrà, L., Kennedy, G.M., Bonsor, A., Kral, Q., Dent, W.R.F., Duchene, G., Wilner, D., Lisse, C.M., Lestrade, J.-F., Matthews, B., ALMA observations of the " Corvi debris disc: Inward scattering of CO-rich exocomets by a chain of 3-30 M" planets?, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 465, (3), 2017, p2595-2615 Journal Article, 2017

Choquet, E., Milli, J., Wahhaj, Z., Soummer, R., Roberge, A., Augereau, J.-C., Booth, M., Absil, O., Boccaletti, A., Chen, C.H., Debes, J.H., Burgo, C.D., Dent, W.R.F., Ertel, S., Girard, J.H., Gofas-Salas, E., Golimowski, D.A., González, C.A.G., Hagan, J.B., Hibon, P., Hines, D.C., Kennedy, G.M., Lagrange, A.-M., Matrà, L., Mawet, D., Mouillet, D., N'Diaye, M., Perrin, M.D., Pinte, C., Pueyo, L., Rajan, A., Schneider, G., Wolff, S., Wyatt, M., First Scattered-light Images of the Gas-rich Debris Disk around 49 Ceti, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 834, (2), 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Booth, M., Dent, W.R.F., Jordán, A., Lestrade, J.-F., Hales, A.S., Wyatt, M.C., Casassus, S., Ertel, S., Greaves, J.S., Kennedy, G.M., Matrà, L., Augereau, J.-C., Villard, E., The Northern arc of " Eridani's Debris Ring as seen by ALMA, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 469, (3), 2017, p3200-3212 Journal Article, 2017

Milli, J., Hibon, P., Christiaens, V., Choquet, É., Bonnefoy, M., Kennedy, G.M., Wyatt, M.C., Absil, O., González, C.A.G., Del Burgo, C., Matrà, L., Augereau, J.-C., Boccaletti, A., Delacroix, C., Ertel, S., Dent, W.R.F., Forsberg, P., Fusco, T., Girard, J.H., Habraken, S., Huby, E., Karlsson, M., Lagrange, A.-M., Mawet, D., Mouillet, D., Perrin, M., Pinte, C., Pueyo, L., Reyes, C., Soummer, R., Surdej, J., Tarricq, Y., Wahhaj, Z., Discovery of a low-mass companion inside the debris ring surrounding the F5V star HD 206893, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 597, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Marino, S., Wyatt, M.C., Kennedy, G.M., Holland, W., Matrà, L., Shannon, A., Ivison, R.J., ALMA observations of the multiplanet system 61 Vir: What lies outside super-Earth systems?, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 469, (3), 2017, p3518-3531 Journal Article, 2017

Milli, J., Vigan, A., Mouillet, D., Lagrange, A.-M., Augereau, J.-C., Pinte, C., Mawet, D., Schmid, H.M., Boccaletti, A., Matrà, L., Kral, Q., Ertel, S., Chauvin, G., Bazzon, A., Ménard, F., Beuzit, J.-L., Thalmann, C., Dominik, C., Feldt, M., Henning, T., Min, M., Girard, J.H., Galicher, R., Bonnefoy, M., Fusco, T., De Boer, J., Janson, M., Maire, A.-L., Mesa, D., Schlieder, J.E., Near-infrared scattered light properties of the HR 4796 A dust ring: A measured scattering phase function from 13.6 ° to 166.6 °, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 599, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Matrá, L., Dent, W.R.F., Wyatt, M.C., Kral, Q., Wilner, D.J., Pani", O., Hughes, A.M., de Gregorio-Monsalvo, I., Hales, A., Augereau, J.-C., Greaves, J., Roberge, A., Exocometary gas structure, origin and physical properties around ß Pictoris through ALMA CO multitransition observations, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 464, (2), 2017, p1415-1433 Journal Article, 2017

Kral, Q., Matra, L., Wyatt, M.C., Kennedy, G.M., Predictions for the secondary CO, C and O gas content of debris discs from the destruction of volatile-rich planetesimals, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 469, (1), 2017, p521-550 Journal Article, 2017

Macgregor, M.A., Matrà, L., Kalas, P., Wilner, D.J., Pan, M., Kennedy, G.M., Wyatt, M.C., Duchene, G., Hughes, A.M., Rieke, G.H., Clampin, M., Fitzgerald, M.P., Graham, J.R., Holland, W.S., Pani", O., Shannon, A., Su, K., A Complete ALMA Map of the Fomalhaut Debris Disk, Astrophysical Journal, 842, (1), 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Matra, L., MacGregor, M.A., Kalas, P., Wyatt, M.C., Kennedy, G.M., Wilner, D.J., Duchene, G., Hughes, A.M., Pan, M., Shannon, A., Clampin, M., Fitzgerald, M.P., Graham, J.R., Holland, W.S., Pani", O., Su, K.Y.L., Detection of Exocometary CO within the 440 Myr Old Fomalhaut Belt: A Similar CO+CO2 Ice Abundance in Exocomets and Solar System Comets, Astrophysical Journal, 842, (1), 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Kral, Q., Wyatt, M., Carswell, R.F., Pringle, J.E., Matrá, L., Juhász, A., A self-consistent model for the evolution of the gas produced in the debris disc of ß Pictoris, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 461, (1), 2016, p845-858 Journal Article, 2016

Marino, S., Matrà, L., Stark, C., Wyatt, M.C., Casassus, S., Kennedy, G., Rodriguez, D., Zuckerman, B., Perez, S., Dent, W.R.F., Kuchner, M., Hughes, A.M., Schneider, G., Steele, A., Roberge, A., Donaldson, J., Nesvold, E., Exocometary gas in the HD 181327 debris ring, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 460, (3), 2016, p2933-2944 Journal Article, 2016

Booth, M., Jordan, A., Casassus, S., Hales, A.S., Dent, W.R.F., Faramaz, V., Matra, L., Barkats, D., Brahm, R., Cuadra, J., Resolving the planetesimal belt of HR 8799 with ALMA, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, 460, (1), 2016, pL10-L14 Journal Article, 2016

Greaves, J.S., Holland, W.S., Matthews, B.C., Marshall, J.P., Dent, W.R.F., Woitke, P., Wyatt, M.C., Matrà, L., Jackson, A., Gas and dust around A-type stars at tens of Myr: Signatures of cometary breakup, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 461, (4), 2016, p3910-3917 Journal Article, 2016

Wahhaj, Z., Milli, J., Kennedy, G., Ertel, S., Matrà, L., Boccaletti, A., Del Burgo, C., Wyatt, M., Pinte, C., Lagrange, A.-M., Absil, O., Choquet, E., Gómez González, C.A., Kobayashi, H., Mawet, D., Mouillet, D., Pueyo, L., Dent, W.R.F., Augereau, J.-C., Girard, J., The SHARDDS survey: First resolved image of the HD 114082 debris disk in the Lower Centaurus Crux with SPHERE, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 596, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Kennedy, G.M., Matrà, L., Marmier, M., Greaves, J.S., Wyatt, M.C., Bryden, G., Holland, W., Lovis, C., Matthews, B.C., Pepe, F., Sibthorpe, B., Udry, S., Kuiper belt structure around nearby super-Earth host stars, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 449, (3), 2015, p3121-3136 Journal Article, 2015

Wyatt, M.C., Pani", O., Kennedy, G.M., Matrà, L., Five steps in the evolution from protoplanetary to debris disk, Astrophysics and Space Science, 357, (2), 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Matrà, L., Pani", O., Wyatt, M.C., Dent, W.R.F., CO mass upper limits in the Fomalhaut ring - The importance of NLTE excitation in debris discs and future prospects with ALMA, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 447, (4), 2015, p3936-3947 Journal Article, 2015

Ribas, Á., Merín, B., Bouy, H., Alves De Oliveira, C., Ardila, D.R., Puga, E., Kóspál, Á., Spezzi, L., Cox, N.L.J., Prusti, T., Pilbratt, G.L., André, P., Matrà, L., Vavrek, R., Identification of transitional disks in Chamaeleon with Herschel, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 552, 2013 Journal Article, 2013

Matrà, L., Merín, B., Alves De Oliveira, C., Huélamo, N., Kóspál, A., Cox, N.L.J., Ribas, Á., Puga, E., Vavrek, R., Royer, P., Prusti, T., Pilbratt, G.L., André, P., A new Herschel view of the young star T54: Not a transitional disk?, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 548, 2012 Journal Article, 2012

Research Expertise

Keywords

Astronomical Spectroscopy; Astronomy; Astrophysics; circumstellar disks; exocomets; Exoplanetary Systems; millimetre interferometry; planet formation; radiative transfer