Results for "S. Kozłowski"

total 146984took 0.18s
Detecting circumbinary planets using eclipse timing of binary stars - numerical simulationsFeb 09 2010The presence of a body in an orbit around a close eclipsing binary star manifests itself through the light time effect influencing the observed times of eclipses as the close binary and the circumbinary companion both move around the common centre of ... More
Is Quasar Optical Variability a Damped Random Walk?Feb 16 2012Feb 22 2013The damped random walk (DRW) model is increasingly used to model the variability in quasar optical light curves, but it is still uncertain whether the DRW model provides an adequate description of quasar optical variability across all time scales. Using ... More
Non-Keplerian effects in precision radial velocity measurements of double-line spectroscopic binary stars: numerical simulationsFeb 18 2013Mar 08 2013Current precision in radial velocity (RV) measurements of binary stars reaches $\sim$2 ms$^{-1}$. This level of precision means that RV models have to take into account additional non-Keplerian effects such as tidal and rotational distortion of the components ... More
Application of Stochastic Modeling to Analysis of Photometric Reverberation Mapping DataOct 24 2013Mar 03 2016We use both simulated and real quasar light curves to explore modeling photometric reverberation-mapping (RM) data as a stochastic process. We do this using modifications to our previously developed RM method based on modeling quasar variability as a ... More
Limitations on the recovery of the true AGN variability parameters using Damped Random Walk modelingNov 24 2016Context: The damped random walk (DRW) stochastic process is nowadays frequently used to model aperiodic light curves of AGNs. A number of correlations between the DRW model parameters, the signal decorrelation timescale and amplitude, and the physical ... More
Empirical Conversions of Broad-Band Optical and Infrared Magnitudes to Monochromatic Continuum Luminosities for Active Galactic NucleiApr 22 2015Oct 29 2015We use public data for 105783 quasars from The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Data Release 7 (DR7) that include spectral monochromatic luminosities at 5100\AA, 3000\AA, and 1350\AA, and the corresponding observed broad-band ugriz, VRI (converted), JHK ... More
Revisiting Stochastic Variability of AGNs with Structure FunctionsApr 20 2016Jul 04 2016Discrepancies between reported structure function (SF) slopes and their overall flatness as compared to expectations from the damped random walk (DRW) model, which generally well describes the variability of active galactic nuclei (AGNs), have triggered ... More
Virial Black Hole Mass Estimates for 280,000 AGNs from the SDSS Broad-Band Photometry and Single Epoch SpectraSep 29 2016We use the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Quasar Data Release 12 (DR12Q), containing nearly 300,000 AGNs, to calculate the monochromatic luminosities at 5100\AA, 3000\AA, and 1350\AA, derived from the broad-band extinction-corrected SDSS magnitudes. ... More
On the geometry of the normal bundle with a metric of Cheeger-Gromoll typeSep 23 2008We investigate the geometry of a normal bundle equipped with a $(p,q)$-metric, i.e., Riemannian metric of Cheeger-Gromoll type, to the submanifold of a Riemannian manifold. We derive all natural object as the Levi-Civita connection, curvature tensor, ... More
BACHES - a compact échelle spectrograph for radial velocity surveys with small telescopesJun 10 2014We evaluate a pre-production BACHES \'{e}chelle spectrograph in terms of its usefulness for radial velocity surveys of binary stars with small telescopes in a remote and autonomous. We use the Solaris-4 observatory located in Casleo, Argentina, that is ... More
OGLE-2016-BLG-0613LABb: A Microlensing Planet in a Binary SystemOct 02 2017We present the analysis of OGLE-2016-BLG-0613, for which the lensing light curve appears to be that of a typical binary-lens event with two caustic spikes but with a discontinuous feature on the trough between the spikes. We find that the discontinuous ... More
HIDES spectroscopy of bright detached eclipsing binaries from the $Kepler$ field - I. Single-lined objectsJun 21 2016We present results of our spectroscopic observations of nine detached eclipsing binaries (DEBs), selected from the $Kepler$ Eclipsing Binary Catalog, that only show one set of spectral lines. Radial velocities (RVs) were calculated from the high resolution ... More
HIDES spectroscopy of bright detached eclipsing binaries from the $Kepler$ field - III. Spectral analysis, updated parameters, and new systemsJan 02 2019We present the latest results of our spectroscopic observations and refined modelling of a sample of detached eclipsing binaries (DEBs), selected from the $Kepler$} Eclipsing Binary Catalog, that are also double-lined spectroscopic binaries (SB2). New ... More
Orbital and physical parameters of eclipsing binaries from the ASAS catalogue -- IX. Spotted pairs with red giantsAug 17 2016We present spectroscopic and photometric solutions for three spotted systems with red giant components. Absolute physical and orbital parameters for these double-lined detached eclipsing binary stars are presented for the first time. These were derived ... More
Blazhko-type modulation in the double-mode RR Lyrae stars of the OGLE Galactic bulge collectionNov 10 2014Dec 16 2014We present the analysis of Blazhko-type modulation in double-mode RR Lyrae (RRd) stars found in the OGLE photometry of the Galactic bulge. Modulation is detected in 15 stars. Most of them have non-typical period ratio of the radial modes. In the Petersen ... More
OGLE-2013-BLG-0578L: Microlensing Binary Composed of A Brown Dwarf And An M DwarfMar 11 2015Determining physical parameters of binary microlenses is hampered by the lack of information about the angular Einstein radius due to the difficulty of resolving caustic crossings. In this paper, we present the analysis of the binary microlensing event ... More
Eclipsing Binaries with Classical Cepheid Component in the Magellanic SystemJan 07 2016We present a census of eclipsing binary systems with classical Cepheid as a component. All such systems known were found in the OGLE collection of classical Cepheids in the Magellanic System. We extend the list of potential candidates adding four new ... More
The Dusty Aftermath of the V1309 Sco Binary MergerJan 08 2013Jan 10 2013We present mid-IR photometry and spectra of the merged binary V1309 Sco taken between 18 and 23 months after outburst. Strong mid-IR emission and a solid state absorption feature indicate the presence of a significant amount of dust in the circumstellar ... More
OGLE Collection of Galactic CepheidsOct 22 2018We present here a new major part of the OGLE Collection of Variable Stars - OGLE Collection of Galactic Cepheids. The new dataset was extracted from the Galaxy Variability Survey images - a dedicated large-scale survey of the Galactic disk and outer bulge ... More
Three-Dimensional Distributions of Type II Cepheids and Anomalous Cepheids in the Magellanic Clouds. Do these Stars Belong to the Old, Young or Intermediate-Age Population?Sep 05 2018Oct 24 2018The nature of type II Cepheids and anomalous Cepheids is still not well known and their evolutionary channels leave many unanswered questions. We use complete collection of classical pulsating stars in the Magellanic Clouds discovered by the OGLE project, ... More
Separation theorems for compact Hausdorff foliationsDec 21 2008We investigate compact Hausdorff foliations on compact Riemannian manifolds in the context of the Gromov-Hausdorff distance theory. We give some sufficient conditions for such foliations to be separated in the Gromov-Hausdorff topology.
Gaia and Variable StarsNov 24 2016We present a comparison of the Gaia DR1 samples of pulsating variable stars - Cepheids and RR Lyrae type - with the OGLE Collection of Variable Stars aiming at the characterization of the Gaia mission performance in the stellar variability domain. Out ... More
OGLE-ing the Magellanic System: Photometric Metallicity from Fundamental Mode RR Lyrae StarsJul 29 2016Nov 08 2016In an era of extensive photometric observations, the catalogs of RR Lyr type variable stars number tens of thousands of objects. The relation between the iron abundance [Fe/H] and the Fourier parameters of the stars light curve allows us to investigate ... More
The Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment. Dwarf Novae in the OGLE Data. I. Three New Dwarf Novae: One in the Period Gap and Two Longer Period ObjectsJul 12 2011We report serendipitous discovery of three new dwarf novae which eruptions in 2010 were observed by the ongoing microlensing survey OGLE-IV. All three objects are located in the Galactic bulge fields observed with the highest cadence of 20 minutes. In ... More
OGLE-2014-BLG-0257L: A Microlensing Brown Dwarf Orbiting a Low-mass M DwarfMar 15 2016In this paper, we report the discovery of a binary composed of a brown dwarf and a low-mass M dwarf from the observation of the microlensing event OGLE-2014-BLG-0257. Resolution of the very short-lasting caustic crossing combined with the detection of ... More
OGLE-ing the Magellanic System: Photometric Metallicity from Fundamental Mode RR Lyrae StarsJul 29 2016In an era of extensive photometric observations, the catalogs of RR Lyrae type variable stars number tens of thousands of objects. The relation between the iron abundance [Fe/H] and the Fourier parameters of the stars light curve allows us to investigate ... More
Analysis of photometric uncertainties in the OGLE-IV Galactic Bulge microlensing survey dataApr 07 2016We present a statistical assessment of both, observed and reported, photometric uncertainties in the OGLE-IV Galactic bulge microlensing survey data. This dataset is widely used for the detection of variable stars, transient objects, discovery of microlensing ... More
The OGLE Collection of Variable Stars. Over 45 000 RR Lyrae Stars in the Magellanic SystemJun 08 2016Jul 14 2016We present the largest collection of RR Lyrae stars in the Magellanic System and in its foreground. The sample consists of 45 451 RR Lyr stars, of which 39 082 were detected toward the Large Magellanic Cloud and 6369 toward the Small Magellanic Cloud. ... More
First Space-based Microlens Parallax Measurement of an Isolated Star: Spitzer Observations of OGLE-2014-BLG-0939Oct 20 2014Nov 23 2014We present the first space-based microlens parallax measurement of an isolated star. From the striking differences in the lightcurve as seen from Earth and from Spitzer (~1 AU to the West), we infer a projected velocity v_helio,projected ~ 250 km/s, which ... More
Spitzer as Microlens Parallax Satellite: Mass Measurement for the OGLE-2014-BLG-0124L Planet and its Host StarOct 15 2014We combine Spitzer and ground-based observations to measure the microlens parallax vector ${\mathbf \pi}_{\rm E}$, and so the mass and distance of OGLE-2014-BLG-0124L, making it the first microlensing planetary system with a space-based parallax measurement. ... More
Modeling the Time Variability of SDSS Stripe 82 Quasars as a Damped Random WalkApr 02 2010Aug 21 2010We model the time variability of ~9,000 spectroscopically confirmed quasars in SDSS Stripe 82 as a damped random walk. Using 2.7 million photometric measurements collected over 10 years, we confirm the results of Kelly et al. (2009) and Koz{\l}owski et ... More
OGLE-BLG182.1.162852: An Eclipsing Binary with a Circumstellar DiskOct 09 2014We present the discovery of a plausible disk-eclipse system OGLE-BLG182.1.162852. The OGLE light curve for OGLE-BLG182.1.162852 shows three episodes of dimming by $I \simeq 2 - 3$ magnitudes, separated by 1277 days. The shape of the light curve during ... More
Intriguing triple-mode RR Lyrae star with period doublingNov 11 2014Dec 22 2014We report the discovery of an intriguing triple-mode RR Lyrae star found in the OGLE Galactic bulge collection, OGLE-BLG-RRLYR-24137. In the OGLE catalog the star was identified as RRd star - double-mode pulsator, pulsating simultaneously in the fundamental ... More
OGLE-ing the Magellanic System: Three-Dimensional Structure of the Clouds and the Bridge Using RR Lyrae StarsNov 08 2016We present a three-dimensional analysis of a sample of 22 859 type $ab$ RR Lyrae stars in the Magellanic System from the OGLE-IV Collection of RR Lyrae stars. The distance to each object was calculated based on its photometric metallicity and a theoretical ... More
A Gravitationally Lensed Quasar Discovered in OGLEJan 25 2018We report the discovery of a new gravitationally lensed quasar (double) from the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) identified inside the $\sim$670 sq. deg area encompassing the Magellanic Clouds. The source was selected as one of $\sim$60 ... More
OGLE-ing the Magellanic System: Three-Dimensional Structure of the Clouds and the Bridge Using RR Lyrae StarsNov 08 2016Jul 10 2017We present a three-dimensional analysis of a sample of 22 859 type $ab$ RR Lyrae stars in the Magellanic System from the OGLE-IV Collection of RR Lyrae stars. The distance to each object was calculated based on its photometric metallicity and a theoretical ... More
The Proper Motion Field of the Small Magellanic Cloud: Kinematic Evidence for its Tidal DisruptionApr 11 2018Nov 08 2018We present a new measurement of the systemic proper motion of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), based on an expanded set of 30 fields containing background quasars and spanning a $\sim$3 year baseline, using the \textit{Hubble Space Telescope} (\textit{HST}) ... More
$12\;660$ spotted stars toward the OGLE Galactic bulge fieldsMar 13 2019We present the discovery and statistical analysis of $12\;660$ spotted variable stars toward and inside the Galactic bulge from over two-decade-long Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) data. We devise a new method of dereddening of individual ... More
OGLE Collection of Star Clusters. New Objects in the Magellanic Bridge and the Outskirts of the Small Magellanic CloudJan 17 2018The Magellanic System (MS) encompasses the nearest neighbors of the Milky Way, the Large (LMC) and Small (SMC) Magellanic Clouds, and the Magellanic Bridge (MBR). This system contains a diverse sample of star clusters. Their parameters, such as the spatial ... More
OGLE-ing the Magellanic System: Stellar populations in the Magellanic BridgeMay 28 2014Sep 30 2014We report the discovery of a young stellar bridge, that forms a continuous connection between the Magellanic Clouds. This finding is based on number density maps for stellar populations found in data gathered by OGLE-IV, that fully cover over 270 deg^2 ... More
Orbital and physical parameters of eclipsing binaries from the All-Sky Automated Survey catalogue - X. Three high-contrast systems with secondaries detected with IR spectroscopyDec 11 2018We present results of the combined photometric and spectroscopic analysis of three detached eclipsing binaries, which secondary components are not visible or very hard to identify in the optical spectra - ASAS J052743-0359.7, ASAS J065134-2211.5, and ... More
OGLE Collection of Star Clusters. New Objects in the Outskirts of the Large Magellanic CloudSep 26 2016The Magellanic System (MS), consisting of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) and the Magellanic Bridge (MBR), contains diverse sample of star clusters. Their spatial distribution, ages and chemical abundances may provide ... More
OGLE-ing the Magellanic System: Three-Dimensional Structure of the Clouds and the Bridge Using Classical CepheidsFeb 29 2016Jul 12 2016We analyzed a sample of 9418 fundamental-mode and first-overtone Classical Cepheids from the OGLE-IV Collection of Classical Cepheids. The distance to each Cepheid was calculated using the period-luminosity relation for the Wesenheit magnitude, fitted ... More
Extreme Magnification Microlensing Event OGLE-2008-BLG-279: Strong Limits on Planetary Companions to the Lens StarJul 30 2009We analyze the extreme high-magnification microlensing event OGLE-2008-BLG-279, which peaked at a maximum magnification of A ~ 1600 on 30 May 2008. The peak of this event exhibits both finite-source effects and terrestrial parallax, from which we determine ... More
Light-curve instabilities of Beta Lyrae observed by the BRITE satellitesMar 28 2018May 04 2018Photometric instabilities of $\beta$ Lyr were observed in 2016 by two red-filter BRITE satellites over more than 10 revolutions of the binary, with $\sim$100-minute sampling. Analysis of the time series shows that flares or fading events take place typically ... More
Space-based Microlens Parallax Observation As a Way to Resolve the Severe Degeneracy between Microlens-parallax and Lens-orbital EffectJun 04 2016In this paper, we demonstrate the severity of the degeneracy between the microlens-parallax and lens-orbital effects by presenting the analysis of the gravitational binary-lens event OGLE-2015-BLG-0768. Despite the obvious deviation from the model based ... More
Spitzer IRAC Photometry for Time Series in Crowded FieldsAug 31 2015Oct 13 2015We develop a new photometry algorithm that is optimized for $Spitzer$ time series in crowded fields and that is particularly adapted to faint and/or heavily blended targets. We apply this to the 170 targets from the 2015 $Spitzer$ microlensing campaign ... More
Extremely metal-poor stars from the cosmic dawn in the bulge of the Milky WayNov 12 2015The first stars are predicted to have formed within 200 million years after the Big Bang, initiating the cosmic dawn. A true first star has not yet been discovered, although stars with tiny amounts of elements heavier than helium ('metals') have been ... More
OGLE-2015-BLG-0196: Ground-based Gravitational Microlens Parallax Confirmed By Space-Based ObservationNov 08 2016In this paper, we present the analysis of the binary gravitational microlensing event OGLE-2015-BLG-0196. The event lasted for almost a year and the light curve exhibited significant deviations from the lensing model based on the rectilinear lens-source ... More
An eclipsing binary distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud accurate to 2 per centMar 08 2013In the era of precision cosmology it is essential to determine the Hubble Constant with an accuracy of 3% or better. Currently, its uncertainty is dominated by the uncertainty in the distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) which as the second nearest ... More
OGLE16aaa - a Signature of a Hungry Super Massive Black HoleJun 09 2016Oct 12 2016We present the discovery and first three months of follow-up observations of a currently on-going unusual transient detected by the OGLE-IV survey, located in the centre of a galaxy at redshift z=0.1655. The long rise to absolute magnitude of -20.5 mag, ... More
A Wide Orbit Exoplanet OGLE-2012-BLG-0838LbJan 16 2019We present the discovery of a planet on a very wide orbit in the microlensing event OGLE-2012-BLG-0838. The signal of the planet is well separated from the main peak of the event and the planet-star projected separation is found to be twice larger than ... More
OGLE-2014-BLG-1112LB: A Microlensing Brown Dwarf Detected Through the Channel of a Gravitational Binary-Lens EventMay 30 2017Due to the nature depending on only the gravitational field, microlensing, in principle, provides an important tool to detect faint and even dark brown dwarfs. However, the number of identified brown dwarfs is limited due to the difficulty of the lens ... More
OGLE-2015-BLG-0051/KMT-2015-BLG-0048Lb: a Giant Planet Orbiting a Low-mass Bulge Star Discovered by High-cadence Microlensing SurveysJun 30 2016We report the discovery of an extrasolar planet detected from the combined data of a microlensing event OGLE-2015-BLG-0051/KMT-2015-BLG-0048 acquired by two microlensing surveys. Despite that the short planetary signal occurred in the very early Bulge ... More
OGLE16aaa - a Signature of a Hungry Super Massive Black HoleJun 09 2016We present the discovery and first three months of follow-up observations of a currently on-going unusual transient detected by the OGLE-IV survey, located in the centre of a galaxy at redshift z=0.1655. The long rise to absolute magnitude of -20.5 mag, ... More
OGLE-2016-BLG-0596Lb: High-Mass Planet From High-Magnification Pure-Survey Microlensing EventJul 17 2016We report the discovery of a high mass-ratio planet $q=0.012$, i.e., 13 times higher than the Jupiter/Sun ratio. The host mass is not presently measured but can be determined or strongly constrained from adaptive optics imaging. The planet was discovered ... More
OGLE-2017-BLG-0373Lb: A Jovian Mass-Ratio Planet Exposes A New Accidental Microlensing DegeneracyFeb 27 2018Apr 05 2018We report the discovery of microlensing planet OGLE-2017-BLG-0373Lb. We show that while the planet-host system has an unambiguous microlens topology, there are two geometries within this topology that fit the data equally well, which leads to a factor ... More
OGLE-2016-BLG-0596Lb: High-Mass Planet From High-Magnification Pure-Survey Microlensing EventJul 17 2016Feb 20 2017We report the discovery of a high mass-ratio planet $q=0.012$, i.e., 13 times higher than the Jupiter/Sun ratio. The host mass is not presently measured but can be determined or strongly constrained from adaptive optics imaging. The planet was discovered ... More
The OGLE-III planet detection efficiency from six years of microlensing observations (2003 to 2008)Feb 08 2016We use six years (2003 to 2008) of Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment III microlensing observations to derive the survey detection efficiency for a range of planetary masses and projected distances from the host star. We perform an independent analysis ... More
OGLE-2017-BLG-1522: A giant planet around a brown dwarf located in the Galactic bulgeMar 14 2018We report the discovery of a giant planet in the OGLE-2017-BLG-1522 microlensing event. The planetary perturbations were clearly identified by high-cadence survey experiments despite the relatively short event timescale of $t_{\rm E} \sim 7.5$ days. The ... More
A Super-Jupiter Microlens Planet Characterized by High-Cadence KMTNet Microlensing Survey Observations of OGLE-2015-BLG-0954Feb 29 2016Jun 23 2016We report the characterization of a massive (m_p=3.9 +- 1.4 M_jup) microlensing planet (OGLE-2015-BLG-0954Lb) orbiting an M dwarf host (M=0.33 +- 0.12 M_sun) at a distance toward the Galactic bulge of 0.6 (+0.4,-0.2) kpc, which is extremely nearby by ... More
OGLE-2017-BLG-0537: Microlensing Event with a Resolvable Lens in $\lesssim 5$ years from High-resolution Follow-up ObservationsJun 21 2018We present the analysis of the binary-lens microlensing event OGLE-2017-BLG-0537. The light curve of the event exhibits two strong caustic-crossing spikes among which the second caustic crossing was resolved by high-cadence surveys. It is found that the ... More
Chemical evolution of the Galactic bulge as traced by microlensed dwarf and subgiant stars. VI. Age and abundance structure of the stellar populations in the central sub-kpc of the Milky WayFeb 09 2017Jul 10 2017We present a detailed elemental abundance study of 90 F and G dwarf, turn-off and subgiant stars in the Galactic bulge. Based on high-resolution spectra acquired during gravitational microlensing events, stellar ages and abundances for 11 elements (Na, ... More
Co atoms on Bi$_{2}$Se$_{3}$ revealing a coverage dependent spin reorientation transitionNov 18 2013We investigate Co nanostructures on Bi$_{2}$Se$_{3}$ by means of scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy [STM/STS], X-ray absorption spectroscopy [XAS], X-ray magnetic dichroism [XMCD] and calculations using the density functional theory [DFT]. ... More
Identification of blazar candidates behind Small and Large Magellanic CloudsSep 10 2018We report the identification of blazar candidates behind the Magellanic Clouds. The objects were selected from the Magellanic Quasars Survey (MQS), which targeted the entire Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and 70\% of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). Among ... More
Spectroscopic Survey of Eclipsing Binaries with a Low Cost Échelle Spectrograph -- Scientific CommissioningFeb 03 2016We present scientific results obtained with a recently commissioned \'{e}chelle spectrograph on the 0.5-m Solaris-1 telescope in the South African Astronomical Observatory. BACHES is a low-cost slit \'{e}chelle spectrograph that has a resolution of 21,000 ... More
MOA 2011-BLG-028Lb: a Neptune-mass Microlensing Planet in the Galactic BulgeDec 10 2015We present the discovery of a Neptune-mass planet orbiting a 0.8 +- 0.3 M_Sun star in the Galactic bulge. The planet manifested itself during the microlensing event MOA 2011-BLG-028/OGLE-2011-BLG-0203 as a low-mass companion to the lens star. The analysis ... More
OGLE-2016-BLG-1045: A Test of Cheap Space-Based Microlens ParallaxesDec 30 2017Jun 19 2018Microlensing is a powerful and unique technique to probe isolated objects in the Galaxy. To study the characteristics of these interesting objects based on the microlensing method, measurement of the microlens parallax is required to determine the properties ... More
OGLE-2016-BLG-0168 Binary Microlensing Event: Prediction and Confirmation of the Micorlens Parallax Effect from Space-based ObservationJun 01 2017The microlens parallax is a crucial observable for conclusively identifying the nature of lens systems in microlensing events containing or composed of faint (even dark) astronomical objects such as planets, neutron stars, brown dwarfs, and black holes. ... More
OGLE-2015-BLG-1482L: the first isolated low-mass microlens in the Galactic bulgeMar 17 2017Mar 21 2017We analyze the single microlensing event OGLE-2015-BLG-1482 simultaneously observed from two ground-based surveys and from \textit{Spitzer}. The \textit{Spitzer} data exhibit finite-source effects due to the passage of the lens close to or directly over ... More
OGLE-2016-BLG-1045: A Test of Cheap Space-Based Microlens ParallaxesDec 30 2017Microlensing is a powerful and unique technique to probe isolated objects in the Galaxy. To study the characteristics of these interesting objects based on the microlensing method, measurement of the microlens parallax is required to determine the properties ... More
Spitzer Opens New Path to Break Classic Degeneracy for Jupiter-Mass Microlensing Planet OGLE-2017-BLG-1140LbMar 12 2018Apr 30 2018We analyze the combined Spitzer and ground-based data for OGLE-2017-BLG-1140 and show that the event was generated by a Jupiter-class $(m_p\simeq 1.6\,M_{\rm jup})$ planet orbiting a mid-late M dwarf $(M\simeq 0.2\,M_\odot)$ that lies $D_{LS}\simeq 1.0\,\mathrm{kpc}$ ... More
Hydrogen-rich supernovae beyond the neutrino-driven core-collapse paradigmSep 29 2017We present our study of OGLE-2014-SN-073, one of the brightest Type II SN ever discovered, with an unusually broad lightcurve combined with high ejecta velocities. From our hydrodynamical modelling we infer a remarkable ejecta mass of $60^{+42}_{-16}$~M$_\odot$, ... More
MOA-2011-BLG-322Lb: a "second generation survey" microlensing planetSep 30 2013Dec 26 2013Global "second-generation" microlensing surveys aim to discover and characterize extrasolar planets and their frequency, by means of round-the-clock high-cadence monitoring of a large area of the Galactic bulge, in a controlled experiment. We report the ... More
The frequency of snowline-region planets from four-years of OGLE-MOA-Wise second-generation microlensingOct 14 2015Mar 01 2016We present a statistical analysis of the first four seasons from a "second-generation" microlensing survey for extrasolar planets, consisting of near-continuous time coverage of 8 deg$^2$ of the Galactic bulge by the OGLE, MOA, and Wise microlensing surveys. ... More
A companion on the planet/brown dwarf mass boundary on a wide orbit discovered by gravitational microlensingApr 04 2017Nov 12 2017We present the discovery of a substellar companion to the primary host lens in the microlensing event MOA-2012-BLG-006. The companion-to-host mass ratio is 0.016, corresponding to a companion mass of $\approx8~M_{\rm Jup} (M_*/0.5M_\odot)$. Thus, the ... More
Verwey transition in Fe$_{3}$O$_{4}$ at high pressure: quantum critical behavior at the onset of metallizationFeb 05 2008We provide evidence for the existence of a {\em quantum critical point} at the metallization of magnetite Fe$_{3}$O$_{4}$ at an applied pressure of $p_{c} \approx 8$ GPa. We show that the present ac magnetic susceptibility data support earlier resistivity ... More
Using Orbital Effects to Break the Close/wide Degeneracy in Binary-lens Microlensing EventsOct 16 2012Dec 14 2012Microlensing can provide an important tool to study binaries, especially those composed of faint or dark objects. However, accurate analysis of binary-lens light curves is often hampered by the well-known degeneracy between close (s<1) and wide (s>1) ... More
The second multiple-planet system discovered by microlensing: OGLE-2012-BLG-0026Lb, c, a pair of jovian planets beyond the snow lineOct 16 2012Dec 04 2012We report the discovery of a planetary system from observation of the high-magnification microlensing event OGLE-2012-BLG-0026. The lensing light curve exhibits a complex central perturbation with multiple features. We find that the perturbation was produced ... More
OGLE-2017-BLG-0329L: A Microlensing Binary Characterized with Dramatically Enhanced Precision Using Data from Space-based ObservationsFeb 27 2018Mass measurements of gravitational microlenses require one to determine the microlens parallax $\pie$, but precise $\pie$ measurement, in many cases, is hampered due to the subtlety of the microlens-parallax signal combined with the difficulty of distinguishing ... More
OGLE-2013-BLG-1761Lb: A Massive Planet Around an M/K DwarfMar 22 2017We report the discovery and the analysis of the planetary microlensing event, OGLE-2013-BLG-1761. There are some degenerate solutions in this event because the planetary anomaly is only sparsely sampled. But the detailed light curve analysis ruled out ... More
OGLE-2017-BLG-1434Lb: Eighth q < 1 * 10^-4 Mass-Ratio Microlens Planet Confirms Turnover in Planet Mass-Ratio FunctionFeb 07 2018We report the discovery of a cold Super-Earth planet (m_p=4.4 +/- 0.5 M_Earth) orbiting a low-mass (M=0.23 +/- 0.03 M_Sun) M dwarf at projected separation a_perp = 1.18 +/- 0.10 AU, i.e., about 1.9 times the snow line. The system is quite nearby for a ... More
Spitzer Microlensing Parallax for OGLE-2016-BLG-1067: a sub-Jupiter Orbiting an M-dwarf in the DiskJan 17 2018We report the discovery of a sub-Jupiter mass planet orbiting beyond the snow line of an M-dwarf most likely in the Galactic disk as part of the joint Spitzer and ground-based monitoring of microlensing planetary anomalies toward the Galactic bulge. The ... More
OGLE-2015-BLG-0479LA,B: Binary Gravitational Microlens Characterized by Simultaneous Ground-based and Space-based ObservationJun 30 2016We present a combined analysis of the observations of the gravitational microlensing event OGLE-2015-BLG-0479 taken both from the ground and by the {\it Spitzer Space Telescope}. The light curves seen from the ground and from space exhibit a time offset ... More
OGLE-2012-BLG-0724Lb: A Saturn-mass Planet around an M-dwarfApr 19 2016We report the discovery of a planet by the microlensing method, OGLE-2012-BLG-0724Lb. Although the duration of the planetary signal for this event was one of the shortest seen for a planetary event, the anomaly was well covered thanks to high cadence ... More
A Likely Detection of a Two-Planet System in a Low Magnification Microlensing EventMar 14 2018We report on the analysis of a microlensing event OGLE-2014-BLG-1722 that showed two distinct short term anomalies. The best fit model to the observed light curves shows that the two anomalies are explained with two planetary mass ratio companions to ... More
Spitzer Microlens Measurement of a Massive Remnant in a Well-Separated BinaryAug 26 2015Dec 19 2015We report the detection and mass measurement of a binary lens OGLE-2015-BLG-1285La,b, with the more massive component having $M_1>1.35\,M_\odot$ (80% probability). A main-sequence star in this mass range is ruled out by limits on blue light, meaning that ... More
OGLE-2017-BLG-0039: Microlensing Event with Light from the Lens Identified from Mass MeasurementSep 28 2018We present the analysis of the caustic-crossing binary microlensing event OGLE-2017-BLG-0039. Thanks to the very long duration of the event, with an event time scale $t_{\rm E}\sim 130$ days, the microlens parallax is precisely measured despite its small ... More
OGLE-2017-BLG-0482Lb: A Microlensing Super-Earth Orbiting a Low-mass Host StarMar 28 2018We report the discovery of a planetary system in which a super-earth orbits a late M-dwarf host. The planetary system was found from the analysis of the microlensing event OGLE-2017-BLG-0482, wherein the planet signal appears as a short-term anomaly to ... More
OGLE-2013-BLG-0102LA,B: Microlensing binary with components at star/brown-dwarf and brown-dwarf/planet boundariesJul 30 2014Nov 04 2014We present the analysis of the gravitational microlensing event OGLE-2013-BLG-0102. The light curve of the event is characterized by a strong short-term anomaly superposed on a smoothly varying lensing curve with a moderate magnification $A_{\rm max}\sim ... More
OGLE-2016-BLG-0263L\lowercase{b}: Microlensing Detection of a Very Low-mass Binary Companion Through a Repeating Event ChannelAug 09 2017We report the discovery of a planet-mass companion to the microlens OGLE-2016-BLG-0263L. Unlike most low-mass companions that were detected through perturbations to the smooth and symmetric light curves produced by the primary, the companion was discovered ... More
A Terrestrial Planet in a ~1 AU Orbit Around One Member of a ~15 AU BinaryJul 04 2014We detect a cold, terrestrial planet in a binary-star system using gravitational microlensing. The planet has low mass (2 Earth masses) and lies projected at $a_{\perp,ph}$ ~ 0.8 astronomical units (AU) from its host star, similar to the Earth-Sun distance. ... More
OGLE-2015-BLG-1459L: The Challenges of Exo-Moon MicrolensingNov 27 2017May 02 2018We show that dense OGLE and KMTNet $I$-band survey data require four bodies (sources plus lenses) to explain the microlensing light curve of OGLE-2015-BLG-1459. However, these can equally well consist of three lenses and one source (3L1S), two lenses ... More
New Method to Measure Proper Motions of Microlensed Sources: Application to Candidate Free-Floating-Planet Event MOA-2011-BLG-262Dec 27 2013We develop a new method to measure source proper motions in microlensing events, which can partially overcome problems due to blending. It takes advantage of the fact that the source position is known precisely from the microlensing event itself. We apply ... More
OGLE-2016-BLG-1469L: Microlensing Binary Composed of Brown DwarfsMay 16 2017We report the discovery of a binary composed of two brown dwarfs, based on the analysis of the microlensing event OGLE-2016-BLG-1469. Thanks to detection of both finite-source and microlens-parallax effects, we are able to measure both the masses $M_1\sim ... More
OGLE-2012-BLG-0455/MOA-2012-BLG-206: Microlensing event with ambiguity in planetary interpretations caused by incomplete coverage of planetary signalMar 07 2014Apr 10 2014Characterizing a microlensing planet is done from modeling an observed lensing light curve. In this process, it is often confronted that solutions of different lensing parameters result in similar light curves, causing difficulties in uniquely interpreting ... More
OGLE-2014-BLG-0289: Precise Characterization of a Quintuple-Peak Gravitational Microlensing EventJan 16 2018We present the analysis of the binary-microlensing event OGLE-2014-BLG-0289. The event light curve exhibits very unusual five peaks where four peaks were produced by caustic crossings and the other peak was produced by a cusp approach. It is found that ... More
First assessment of the binary lens OGLE-2015_BLG-0232Nov 07 2018We present an analysis of the microlensing event OGLE-2015-BLG-0232. This event is challenging to characterize for two reasons. First, the light curve is not well sampled during the caustic crossing due to the proximity of the full Moon impacting the ... More
OGLE-2012-BLG-0563Lb: a Saturn-mass Planet around an M Dwarf with the Mass Constrained by Subaru AO imagingJun 29 2015Jan 26 2016We report the discovery of a microlensing exoplanet OGLE-2012-BLG-0563Lb with the planet-star mass ratio ~1 x 10^{-3}. Intensive photometric observations of a high-magnification microlensing event allow us to detect a clear signal of the planet. Although ... More
Strong out-of-plane magnetic anisotropy of Fe adatoms on Bi$_2$Te$_3$Mar 29 2014The electronic and magnetic properties of individual Fe atoms adsorbed on the surface of the topological insulator Bi$_2$Te$_3$(111) are investigated. Scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy prove the existence of two distinct types of Fe species, ... More