Dr Stuart Littlefair

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Reader in Astrophysics

Dr Stuart Littlefair
s.littlefair@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 22 24525

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Dr Stuart Littlefair
Department of Physics and Astronomy
F29
Hicks Building
Hounsfield Road
Sheffield
S3 7RH
Research interests
  • Interacting binary stars
  • Brown dwarfs and low-mass stars
  • Star formation
  • High time resolution Astrophysics
Publications

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Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Dyer MJ, Dhillon VS, Littlefair S, Steeghs D, Ulaczyk K, Chote P, Lyman J, Galloway D, Ackley K & Mong YL (2020) Developing the GOTO telescope control system. Proceedings of SPIE : Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy VI, Vol. 11452. Online conference, 14 December 2020 - 18 December 2020. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bezawada N, Gao X, Henry D, Black M, Miller C, Lunney D, Dhillon V, Littlefair S, Kerry P, Gamble T , Dixon S et al (2018) Configuration of readout electronics and data acquisition for the HiPERCAM instrument. Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 10709, 10 June 2018 - 15 June 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dhillon V, Dixon S, Gamble T, Kerry P, Littlefair S, Parsons S, Marsh T, Bezawada N, Black M, Gao X , Henry D et al (2018) First light with HiPERCAM on the GTC. Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 10702, 10 June 2018 - 15 June 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Green MJ, Marsh TR, Steeghs DTH, Breedt E, Campbell HC, Dhillon VS, Hardy LK & Littlefair SP (2017) Gaia14aae: the first fully-eclipsing AM CVn. 20th European Workshop on White Dwarfs (EuroWD16), Vol. 509 (pp 567-570), 25 July 2016 - 29 July 2016. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alvarez-Candal A, Ortiz JL, Morales N, Duffard R, Pinilla-Alonso N, Littlefair S, Dillhon VS, Sicardy B, Mottola S, Hellmich S , Marsh T et al (2012) Stellar occultation by the trans-Neptunian object 2002 KX14. European Planetary Science Congress 2012 (pp 482-482) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Burton J, Watson CA & Littlefair SP (2012) Probable z’-band Ground-based Detection of the Secondary Eclipse of WASP-19b. American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #219, Vol. 219 (pp #432.05-#432.05) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cegla HM, Watson C, Marsh T, Shelyag S, Moulds V, Littlefair S, Mathioudakis M, Pollacco D & Bonfils X (2012) Towards Earth-like Worlds: Identifying and Removing Stellar Jitter. American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #219, Vol. 219 (pp #432.03-#432.03) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ortiz JL, Sicardy B, Assafin M, Alvarez-Candal A, Ivanov VD, Camargo J, Littlefair S, Unda-Sanzana E, Jehin E, Braga-Ribas F , Lellouch E et al (2011) The stellar occultation by Makemake on 2011 April 23. EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2011 (pp 704-704) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hessman FV, Beuermann K, Dreizler S, Marsh TR, Parsons SG, Copperwheat CM, Winget DE, Miller GF, Hermes JJ, Schreiber MR , Kley W et al (2011) The Planets around the post-Common Envelope Binary NN Serpentis. PLANETARY SYSTEMS BEYOND THE MAIN SEQUENCE, Vol. 1331 (pp 281-286) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Copperwheat C, Marsh T, Dhillon V, Littlefair S, Hickman R, Gaensicke B & Southworth J (2010) Physical properties of IP Pegasi: an eclipsing dwarf nova with an unusually cool white dwarf. Proceedings of High Time Resolution Astrophysics - The Era of Extremely Large Telescopes (HTRA-IV). May 5 - 7, 2010. Agios Nikolaos, Crete Greece. Published online at http://pos.sissa.it/cgi-bin/reader/conf.cgi?confid=108, id.45 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Copperwheat C, Marsh T, Littlefair S, Dhillon V, Ramsay G, Drake A, Gaensicke B, Groot P, Hakala P, Koester D , Nelemans G et al (2010) ULTRACAM observations of SDSS J0926+3624: The first known eclipsing AM CVn star. Proceedings of High Time Resolution Astrophysics - The Era of Extremely Large Telescopes (HTRA-IV). May 5 - 7, 2010. Agios Nikolaos, Crete Greece. Published online at http://pos.sissa.it/cgi-bin/reader/conf.cgi?confid=108, id.23 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Naylor T, Mayne NJ, Jeffries RD, Littlefair SP & Saunders ES (2009) New methods for determining the ages of PMS stars. AGES OF STARS, Vol. 4(258) (pp 103-110) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Copperwheat CA, Marsh TR, Dhillon VS, Littlefair S, Woudt P & Gansicke B (2008) ULTRACAM observations of two CV pulsators. HYDROGEN-DEFICIENT STARS, Vol. 391 (pp 289-292) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Littlefair SP, Dhillon VS, Marsh TR, Gansicke BT & Copperwheat C (2008) On the evolutionary status of short period cataclysmic variables. UNIVERSE AT SUB-SECOND TIMESCALES: HIGH TIME RESOLUTION ASTROPHYSICS, Vol. 984 (pp 23-31) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Littlefair SP (2008) High time resolution observations of cataclysmic variables. HIGH TIME RESOLUTION ASTROPHYSICS, Vol. 351 (pp 21-35) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Barros SCC, Marsh TR, Dhillon VS, Groot PJ, Littlefair S, Nelemans G, Roelofs G, Steeghs D & Wheatley PJ (2007) Photometry of V407 Vul and RXJ0806.3+1527: Twin systems ?. MULTICOLORED LANDSCAPE OF COMPACT OBJECTS AND THEIR EXPLOSIVE ORIGINS, Vol. 924 (pp 873-876) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Burleigh MR, Marsh TR, Gansicke BT, Goad MR, Dhillon VS, Littlefair SP, Wells M, Dobbie PD, Farihi J, Bannister NP , Casewell SL et al (2007) The nature of the close magnetic white dwarf plus probable brown dwarf SDSS J121209.31+013627.7. 15TH EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON WHITE DWARFS, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 372 (pp 477-482) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Silvotti R, Fontaine G, Pavlov M, Marsh TR, Dhillon VS & Littlefair SP (2007) Search for p-mode pulsations in DA white dwarfs with VLT-ULTRACAM. 15TH EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON WHITE DWARFS, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 372 (pp 593-596) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Marsh TR, Dhillon VS, Littlefair SP, Groot PJ, Hakala P, Nelemans G, Ramsay G, Roelofs GHA & Steeghs D (2007) SDSS J0926+3624, the first eclipsing AM CVn star, as seen with ULTRACAM. 15TH EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON WHITE DWARFS, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 372 (pp 431-436) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Burningham B, Naylor T, Littlefair SP & Jeffries RD (2005) Can Variability Account for Apparent Age Spreads in OB Association Colour-Magnitude Diagrams?. Protostars and Planets V (pp 8491-8491) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Burningham B, Naylor T, Littlefair SP & Jeffries RD (2005) Estimating the low-mass IMF in OB associations: sigma orionis. Initial Mass Function 50 years Later, Vol. 327 (pp 141-142) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Littlefair SP, Naylor T, Retter A & O Toole S (2003) Age Spreads and Composite Spectra. Galactic Star Formation Across the Stellar Mass Spectrum, Vol. 287 (pp 133-139-133-139) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Littlefair SP, Dhillon VS, Marsh TR & Harlaftis ET (2002) Mirror eclipses in the dwarf nova IP Peg. The Physics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects, Vol. 261 (pp 499-499) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kupfer T, Geier S, McLeod AF, Groot PJ, Verbeek K, Schaffenroth V, Heber U, Heuser C, Ziegerer E, Østensen R , Nemeth P et al () Finding compact hot subdwarf binaries in the Galactic disc View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities

PHY241 Observational Astronomy

Professional activities
  • ESO Observing Programmes Committee Member 2013-2015
  • ING Board Member
  • LSST:UK Board Member"Member PPARC/STFC Time Allocation Committees 2004-2007

Departmental administration

  • Head of Second Year Astrophysics
  • Research Committee Member
  • Space Committee Member