The University of Southampton

Dr Francesco Shankar 

Publications

Shankar, Francesco, Bernardi, Mariangela and Haiman, Zoltan (2009) The evolution of the M_BH-sigma relation inferred from the age distribution of local early-type galaxies and active galactic nuclei evolution. The Astrophysical Journal, 694 (2), 867-878. (doi:10.1088/0004-637X/694/2/867).

Shankar, Francesco, Weinberg, David H. and Miralda-Escude, Jordi (2009) Self-consistent models of the AGN and black hole populations: duty cycles, accretion rates, and the mean radiative efficiency. The Astrophysical Journal, 690, 20-41. (doi:10.1088/0004-637X/690/1/20).

Shankar, Francesco, Marulli, Federico, Bernardi, Mariangela, Mei, Simona, Meert, Alan and Vikram, Vinu (2013) Size evolution of spheroids in a hierarchical Universe. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 428 (1), 109-128. (doi:10.1093/mnras/sts001).

Shankar, Francesco, Crocce, Martin, Miralda-Escude', Jordi, Fosalba, Pablo and Weinberg, David H. (2010) On the radiative efficiencies, Eddington ratios, and duty cycles of luminous high-redshift quasars. The Astrophysical Journal, 718 (1), 231-250. (doi:10.1088/0004-637X/718/1/231).

Shankar, Francesco, Calderone, Giorgio, Knigge, Christian, Matthews, James, Buckland, Rachel, Hryniewicz, Krzysztof, Sivakoff, Gregory, Dai, Xinyu, Richardson, Kayleigh, Riley, Jack, Gray, James, La Franca, Fabio, Altamirano, Diego, Croston, Judith, Gandhi, Poshak, Hoenig, Sebastian, Mchardy, Ian and Middleton, Matthew (2016) The optical-UV emissivity of quasars: dependence on black hole mass and radio loudness. The Astrophysical Journal, 818 (1), 1-6. (doi:10.3847/2041-8205/818/1/L1).

Shankar, Francesco, Buchan, Stewart, Rettura, Alessandro, Bouillot, Vincent R., Moreno, Jorge, Licitra, Rossella, Bernardi, Mariangela, Hertas-Company, Marc, Mei, Simona, Ascaso, Begona, Sheth, Ravi, Delaye, Lauriane and Raichoor, Anand (2015) Avoiding progenitor bias: the structural and mass evolution of brightest group and cluster galaxies in hierarchical models since Z~1. The Astrophysical Journal, 802 (2), 1-9. (doi:10.1088/0004-637X/802/2/73).

Shankar, Francesco, Guo, Hon, Bouillot, Vincent, Rettura, Alessandro, Meert, Alan, Buchan, Stewart, Kravtsov, Andrey, Bernardi, Mariangela, Sheth, Ravi, Vikrum, Vinu, Marchesini, Danilo, Behroozie, Peter, Zheng, Zheng, Maraston, Claudia, Ascasp, Begona, Lemaux, Brian C., Capozzi, Diego, Huertas-Company, Marc, Gal, Roy R., Lubin, Lori M., Conselice, Christopher J., Carollo, Marcella and Cattaneo, Andrea (2014) On the intermediate-redshift central stellar mass-halo mass relation, and implications for the evolution of the most massive galaxies since Z~1. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 797 (L27), 1-6. (doi:10.1088/2041-8205/797/2/L27).

Shankar, Francesco, Mei, Simona, Huertas-Company, Marc, Moreno, Jorge, Fontanot, Fabio, Monaco, Pierluigi, Bernardi, Mariangela, Cattaneo, Andrea, Sheth, Ravi, Licitra, Rossella, Delaye, Lauriane and Raichoor, Anand (2014) Environmental dependence of bulge-dominated galaxy sizes in hierarchical models of galaxy formation. Comparison with the local Universe. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 439 (4), 3189-3212. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stt2470).

Gatti, M., Shankar, F., Boillot, V., Menci, N., Lamastra, A., Hirschmann, M. and Fiore, F. (2016) Constraining AGN triggering mechanisms through the clustering analysis of active black holes. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 456 (1), 1073-1092. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stv2754).

Brook, Chris B. and Shankar, Francesco (2016) A matter of measurement: rotation velocities and the velocity function of dwarf galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 455 (4), 3841-3847. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stv2550).

Shankar, Francesco, Bernardi, Mariangela, Sheth, Ravi K., Ferrarese, Laura, Graham, Alister W., Savorgnan, Giulia, Allevato, Viola, Marconi, Alessandro, Lasker, Ronald and Lapi, Andrea (2016) Selection bias in dynamically-measured super-massive black hole samples: its consequences and the quest for the most fundamental relation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 460 (3), 3119-3142. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stw678).

Papastergis, E. and Shankar, F. (2016) An assessment of the "too big to fail" problem for field dwarf galaxies in view of baryonic feedback effects. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 591 (A58), 1-13. (doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201527854).

Buchan, Stewart and Shankar, Francesco (2016) Setting firmer constraints on the evolution of the most massive, central galaxies from their local abundances and ages. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 462 (2), 2001-2010. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stw1771).

Sesana, Alberto, Shankar, Francesco, Bernardi, Mariangela and Sheth, Ravi K. (2016) Selection bias in dynamically measured supermassive black hole samples: consequences for pulsar timing arrays. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, 463 (1), L6-L11. (doi:10.1093/mnrasl/slw139).

Marchesi, S., Civano, F., Salvato, M., Shankar, F., Comastri, A., Elvis, M., Lanzuisi, G., Trakhtenbrot, B., Vignali, C., Zamorani, G., Allevato, V., Brusa, M., Fiore, F., Gilli, R., Griffiths, R., Hasinger, G., Miyaji, T., Schawinski, K., Treister, E. and Urry, C.M. (2016) The Chandra COSMOS-Legacy Survey: The z>3 sample. The Astrophysical Journal, 827 (150), 1-16. (doi:10.3847/0004-637X/827/2/150).

Fontanot, Fabio, Monaco, Pierluigi and Shankar, Francesco (2016) Interpreting the possible break in the black hole-bulge mass relation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 453 (4), 4112-4120. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stv1930).

Allevato, V., Civano, F., Finoguenov, A., Marchesi, S., Shankar, F., Zamorani, G., Hasinger, G., Salvato, M., Miyaji, T., Gilli, R., Cappelluti, N., Brusa, M., Suh, H., Lanzuisi, G., Trakhtenbrot, B., Griffiths, R., Vignali, C., Schawinski, K. and Karim, A. (2016) The Chandra Cosmos legacy survey: clustering of x-ray selected AGN at 2.9. The Astrophysical Journal, 832 (1), 1-10. (doi:10.3847/0004-637X/832/1/70).

Papastergis, E., Giovanelli, R., Haynes, M.P. and Shankar, F. (2015) Is there a "too big to fail" problem in the field? Astronomy & Astrophysics, 574 (A113), 1-16. (doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201424909).

Aversa, R., Lapi, A., de Zotti, G., Shankar, F. and Danese, L. (2015) Black hole and galaxy coevolution from continuity equation and abundance matching. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 810 (74), 1-40. (doi:10.1088/0004-637X/810/1/74).

Huertas-Company, M., Bernardi, M., Perez-Gonzalez, P.G., Ashby, M.L.N., Barro, G., Conselice, C., Daddi, E., Dekel, A., Dimauro, P., Faber, S.M., Grogin, N.A., Kartaltepe, J.S., Kocevski, D.D., Koekemoer, A.M., Koo, D.C., Mei, S. and Shankar, F. (2016) Mass assembly and morphological transformations since z~3 from CANDELS. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 462 (4), 4495-4516. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stw1866).

Hoenig, S.F., Watson, D., Kishimoto, M., Gandhi, P., Goad, M., Horne, K., Shankar, F., Banerji, M., Boulderstone, B., Jarvis, M., Smith, M. and Sullivan, M. (2017) Cosmology with AGN dust time lags–simulating the new VEILS survey. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 464 (2), 1693-1703. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stw2484).

Ricci, Federica, Marchesi, Stefano, Shankar, Francesco, La Franca, Fabio and Civano, Francesca (2017) Constraining the UV emissivity of AGN throughout cosmic time via X-ray surveys. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, 465 (2), 1915–1925. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stw2909).

Shankar, Francesco (2016) Host galaxies of luminous z? 0.6 quasars: Major mergers are not prevalent at the highest AGN luminosities. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1-20. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stw3037).

Shankar, Francesco (2017) The high mass end of the stellar mass function: Dependence on stellar population models and agreement between fits to the light profile. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1-18. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stx176).

Shankar, Francesco, Bernardi, Mariangela and Sheth, Ravi K. (2017) Selection bias in dynamically-measured super-massive black hole samples: dynamical masses and dependence on Sérsic index. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 466, 4029-4039. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stw3368).

Morabito, L. K., Dai, Xinyu, Leighly, Karen M, Sivakoff, Gregory and Shankar, F (2014) Unveiling the intrinsic x-ray properties of broad absorption line quasars with a relatively unbiased sample. The Astrophysical Journal. (In Press)

Schulze, A., Bongiorno, A., Gavignaud, I and Shankar, F (2014) The cosmic growth of the active black hole population at 1 < z < 2 in zCOSMOS, VVDS and SDSS. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (In Press)

Huertas-Company, M., Perez-Gonzalez, P.G., Mei, S. and Shankar, F (2015) The morphologies of massive galaxies from z 3 - witnessing the 2 channels of bulge growth. The Astrophysical Journal.

Huertas-Company, Marc, Gravet, R and Shankar, F (2015) A catalog of visual-like morphologies in the 5 CANDELS fields using deep-learning. The Astrophysical Journal. (In Press)

Fiore, F., Feruglio, C and Shankar, F (2017) AGN wind scaling relations and the co-evolution of black holes and galaxies. Astronomy & Astrophysics. (doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201629478).

Bernardi, M., Meert, Alan and Shankar, F (2015) The massive end of the luminosity and stellar mass functions and clustering from CMASS to SDSS:: evidence for and against passive evolution. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (In Press)

Bernardi, M., Fischer, J.-L., Sheth, R.K., Meert, A., Huertas-Company, M., Shankar, F. and Vikram, V. (2017) Comparing PyMorph and SDSS photometry. II.: The differences are more than semantics and are not dominated by intracluster light. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 468 (3), 2569-2581.

Barausse, Enrico, Shankar, F and Bernardi, Mariangela (2017) Selection bias in dynamically measured supermassive black hole samples: Scaling relations and correlations between residuals in semi-analytic galaxy formation models: Scaling relations and correlations between residuals in semi-analytic galaxy formation models. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 468 (4), 4782-4791. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stx799).

Delaye, L., Huertas-Company, M., Mei, S., Lidman, C., Licitra, R., Newman, A., Raichoor, A., Shankar, F., Barrientos, F., Bernardi, M., Cerulo, P., Couch, W., Demarco, R., Munoz, R., Sanchez-Janssen, R. and Tanaka, M. (2014) Larger sizes of massive quiescent early-type galaxies in clusters than in the field at 0.8 < z < 1.5. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 441 (1), 203-223. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stu496).

Adhikari, R., Agostini, M., Ky, N. Anh, Araki, T., Archidiacono, M., Bahr, M., Baur, J., Behrens, J., Bezrukov, F., Dev, P. S. Bhupal, Borah, D., Boyarsky, A., Gouvea, A. de, Pires, C. A. de S., Vega, H. J. de, Dias, A. G., Bari, P. Di, Djurcic, Z., Dolde, K., Dorrer, H., Durero, M., Dragoun, O., Drewes, M., Drexlin, G., Düllmann, Ch E., Eberhardt, K., Eliseev, S., Enss, C., Faessler, A., Filianin, P., Fischer, V., Fleischmann, A., Formaggio, J. A., Franse, J., Fraenkle, F. M., Frenk, C. S., Fuller, G., Gastaldo, L., Garzilli, A., Giunti, C., Glück, F., Goodman, M. C., Gonzalez-Garcia, M. C., Gorbunov, D., Hamann, J., Hannen, V., Hannestad, S., Hansen, S. H., Merle, A. and Shankar, F. , White Paper on keV Sterile Neutrino Dark Matter collaboration (2017) A White Paper on keV sterile neutrino Dark Matter. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2017 (1). (doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/01/025).

Ricci, F., La Franca, F., Marconi, A., Onori, F., Shankar, F., Schneider, R., Sani, E., Bianchi, S., Bongiorno, A., Brusa, M., Fiore, F., Maiolino, R. and Vignali, C. (2017) Detection of faint broad emission lines in type 2 AGNs – III. On the MBH-σ⋆ relation of type 2 AGNs. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 471 (1), L41-L46. (doi:10.1093/mnrasl/slx103).

Lasker, Ronald, Ferrarese, Laura, Van De Ven, Glenn and Shankar, F (2013) Supermassive black holes and their host galaxies – ii. The correlation with near-infrared luminosity revisited. The Astrophysical Journal. (In Press)

Shankar, Francesco (2017) Revisiting the bulge-halo conspiracy I: dependence on galaxy properties and halo mass. The Astrophysical Journal. (doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa66ce).

Shankar, F (2018) Revisiting the Bulge-Halo Conspiracy II: Towards explaining its puzzling dependence on redshift. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2878-2890. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stx3086).

Calderone, G., Nicastro, L., Ghisellini, G., Dotti, M., Sbarrato, T., Shankar, F. and Colpi, M. (2017) QSFit: Automatic analysis of optical AGN spectra. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 472 (4), 4051-4080. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stx2239).

Baldi, R.D., Williams, D.R.A., McHardy, I.M., Beswick, R.J., Argo, M.K., Dullo, B.T., Knapen, J.H., Brinks, E., Muxlow, T.W.B., Aalto, S., Alberdi, A., Bendo, G.J., Corbel, S., Evans, R., Fenech, D.M., Green, D.A., Klöckner, H.-R., Körding, E., Kharb, P., Maccarone, T.J., Martí-Vidal, I., Mundell, C.G., Panessa, F., Peck, A.B., Pérez-Torres, M.A., Saikia, D.J., Saikia, P., Shankar, F., Spencer, R.E., Stevens, I.R., Uttley, P. and Westcott, J. (2018) LeMMINGs. I. The eMERLIN legacy survey of nearby galaxies. 1.5-GHz parsec-scale radio structures and cores. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 476 (3), 3478-3522.

Bernardi, M., Sheth, R.K., Fischer, J.-L., Meert, A., Chae, K.-H., Dominguez-Sanchez, H., Huertas-Company, M., Shankar, F. and Vikram, V. (2018) Stellar mass functions and implications for a variable IMF. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 475 (1), 757-771. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stx3171).

Sani, Eleonora, Ricci, Federica, Le Franca, Fabio, Bianchi, Stefano, Bongiorno, Angela, Brusa, Marcella, Marconi, Alessandro, Onori, Francesca, Shankar, F and Vignali, Cristian (2018) NGC 1275: an outlier of the black hole-host scaling relations. Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences. (doi:10.3389/fspas.2018.00002).

Bernardi, M., Sheth, R.K., Dominguez-Sanchez, H., Fischer, J.-L., Chae, K.-H., Huertas-Company, M. and Shankar, F. (2018) M*/L gradients driven by IMF variation: large impact on dynamical stellar mass estimates. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 477 (2), 2560–2571. (doi:10.1093/mnras/sty781).

Lapi, A., Pantoni, L., Zanisi, L., Shi, J., Mancuso, C., Massardi, M., Shankar, F., Bressen, A. and Danese, L. (2018) The dramatic size and kinematic evolution of massive early-type galaxies. The Astrophysical Journal, 857 (1).

Dimauro, Paola, Huertas-Company, Marc, Daddi, Emanuele, Pérez-González, Pablo G., Bernardi, Mariangela, Barro, Guillermo, Buitrago, Fernando, Caro, Fernando, Cattaneo, Andrea, Dominguez-Sánchez, Helena, Faber, Sandra M., Häußler, Boris, Kocevski, Dale D., Koekemoer, Anton M., Koo, David C., Lee, Christoph T., Mei, Simona, Margalef-Bentabol, Berta, Primack, Joel, Rodriguez-Puebla, Aldo, Salvato, Mara, Shankar, Francesco and Tuccillo, Diego (2018) A catalog of polychromatic bulge-disc decompositions of ~17.600 galaxies in CANDELS. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 478 (4), 5410-5426. (doi:10.1093/mnras/sty1379).

Steinborn, Lisa K, Hirschmann, Michaela, Dolag, Klaus, Shankar, Francesco, Juneau, Stéphanie, Krumpe, Mirko, Remus, Rhea-silvia and Teklu, Adelheid F (2018) Cosmological simulations of black hole growth II: how (in)significant are merger events for fuelling nuclear activity? Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 481 (1), 341-360. (doi:10.1093/mnras/sty2288).

Yang, Lilan, Dai, Xinyu, Lu, Youjun, Zhu1, Zong Hong and Shankar, Francesco (2018) Swift monitoring observations of Mrk 231: detection of ultraviolet variability. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 480 (4), 5504-5510. (doi:10.1093/MNRAS/STY2253).

Grylls, Philip, Shankar, F., Zanisi, L. and Bernardi, M. (2019) A statistical semi-empirical model: Satellite galaxies in groups and clusters. Monthly Notice of the Royal Astronomical Society, 483 (2), 2506-2523. (doi:10.1093/mnras/sty3281).

Menci, N., Fiore, F., Feruglio, C., Lamastra, A., Shankar, F., Piconcelli, E., Giallongo, E. and Grazian, A. (2019) Outflows in the disks of active galaxies. The Astrophysical Journal, 877 (2), 1-19. (doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab1a3a).

Shankar, Francesco, Bernardi, Mariangela, Richardson, Kayleigh, Marsden, Christopher, Sheth, Ravi, Allevato, Viola, Graziani, Luca, Mezcua, Mar, Ricci, Federica, Penny, Samantha J., La Franca, Fabio and Pacucci, Fabio (2019) Black hole scaling relations of active and quiescent galaxies: Addressing selection effects and constraining virial factors. Monthly Notice of the Royal Astronomical Society, 485 (1), 1278-1292. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stz376).

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