Textbooks

  1. The Super-Massive Black Hole close environment in Active Galactic Nuclei (arXiv, ADS )
  2. William Alston, Margherita Giustini & Pierre-Oliver Petrucci, Springer 2022
  3. Tutorial Guide to X-ray and Gamma-ray Astronomy: Data Reduction and Analysis (Springer)
  4. Editor: Cosimo Bambi, Springer 2020

Publications

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  1. (53) X-ray Reverberation Mapping of Ark 564 using Gaussian Process Regression (arXiv, ADS )
  2. Lewin, Kara, Wilkins, Mastroserio, García, Zhang, Alston, Connors, Dauser, Fabian, Ingram, Jiang, Lohfink, Lucchini, Reynolds, Tombesi, van der Klis, Wang, 2022, ApJ, in press
  3. (52) XMM-Newton observations of the narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxy IRAS 13224-3809: X-ray spectral analysis II (arXiv, ADS )
  4. Jiang, Dauser, Fabian, Alston, Gallo, Parker, Reynolds, 2022, MNRAS, 514, 1107
  5. (51) High-density disc reflection spectroscopy of low-mass active galactic nuclei (arXiv, ADS )
  6. Mallick, Fabian, García, Tomsick, Parker, Dauser, Wilkins, De Marco, Steiner, Connors, Mastroserio, Markowitz, Pinto, Alston, Lohfink, Gandhi 2022, MNRAS, 513, 4361
  7. (50) Ejection-accretion connection in NLS1 AGN 1H 1934-063 (arXiv, ADS )
  8. Xu, Pinto, Kara, Masterson, García, Fabian, Parker, Barret, Alston, Cusumano 2022, MNRAS, 513, 1910
  9. (49) Evidence for a compact object in the aftermath of the extragalactic transient AT2018cow (arXiv, ADS, Nature Astronomy, Nat. Astron. free access)
  10. Dheeraj R. Pasham, Wynn C. G. Ho, William Alston, Ronald Remillard, Mason Ng, Keith Gendreau, Brian D. Metzger, Diego Altamirano, Deepto Chakrabarty, Andrew Fabian, Jon Miller, Peter Bult, Zaven Arzoumanian, James F. Steiner, Tod Strohmayer, Francesco Tombesi, Jeroen Homan, Edward M. Cackett, Alice Harding 2022, Nat.As 6, 249
  11. (48) The nature of the extreme X-ray variability in the NLS1 1H 0707-495 (arXiv, ADS)
  12. Parker, Alston, Härer, Igo, Joyce, Buisson, Chainakun, Fabian, Jiang, Kosec, Matzeu, Pinto, Xu, Zaidouni 2021, MNRAS, 508, 1798
  13. (47) The Chameleon on the branches: spectral state transition and dips in NGC 247 ULX-1 (arXiv, ADS)
  14. D'Aì, Pinto, Del Santo, Pintore, Soria, Robba, Ambrosi, Alston, Barret, Fabian, Fürst, Kara, Kosec, Middleton, Roberts, Rodriguez-Castillo, Walton 2021, MNRAS, 507, 5567
  15. (46) NuSTAR reveals the hidden nature of SS433 (arXiv, ADS)
  16. Middleton, Walton, Alston, Dauser, Eikenberry, Jiang, Fabian, Fuerst, Brightman, Marshall, Parker, Pinto, Harrison, Bachetti, Altamirano, Bird, Perez, Miller-Jones, Charles, Boggs, Christensen, Craig, Forster, Grefenstette, Hailey, Madsen, Stern, Zhang 2021, MNRAS, 506, 1045
  17. (45) Quasi-periodic dipping in the ultraluminous X-ray source, NGC 247 ULX-1 (arXiv, ADS)
  18. Alston, Pinto, Barret, D'Ai, Del Santo, Earnshaw, Fabian, Fuerst, Kara, Kosec, Middleton, Parker, Pintore, Robba, Roberts, Sathyaprakash, Walton, Ambrosi 2021, MNRAS, 505, 3722
  19. (44) XMM-Newton campaign on the ultraluminous X-ray source NGC 247 ULX-1: outflows (arXiv, ADS)
  20. Pinto, Soria, Walton, D'Ai, Pintore, Kosec, Alston, Fuerst, Middleton, Roberts, Del Santo, Barret, Ambrosi, Robba, Earnshaw, Fabian 2021, MNRAS, 505, 5058
  21. (43) Extreme relativistic reflection in the active galaxy, ESO 033-G002 (arXiv, ADS)
  22. Walton, Baloković, Fabian, Gallo, Koss, Nardini, Reynolds, Ricci, Stern, Alston, Dauser, García, Kosec, Reynolds, Harrison, Miller 2021, MNRAS, 505, 1557
  23. (42) Broadband X-ray spectral variability of the pulsing ULX NGC 1313 X-2 (arXiv, ADS)
  24. Robba, Pinto, Walton, Soria, Kosec, Pintore, Roberts, Alston, Middleton, Cusumano, Earnshaw, Fuerst, Sathyaprakash, Kyritsis, Fabian 2021, A&A, 652, 118
  25. (41) Modelling the Multiwavelength Variability of Mrk 335 using Gaussian Processes (arXiv, ADS)
  26. Griffiths, Jiang, Buisson, Wilkins, Gallo, Ingram, Lee, Grupe, Kara, Parker, Alston, Bourached, Cann, Young, Komossa 2020, ApJ, 914, 144
  27. (40) Discovery of soft and hard X-ray time lags in low-mass AGNs (arXiv, ADS)
  28. Mallick, Wilkins, Alston, Markowitz, De Marco, Parker, Lohfink, Stalin 2020, MNRAS, 503, 3775
  29. (39) Modelling X-ray RMS spectra II: the ultra-fast outflow of PDS 456 (arXiv, ADS)
  30. Härer, Parker, Joyce, Igo, Alston, Fürst, Lobban, Matzeu, Reeves 2020, MNRAS, 500, 4506
  31. (38) A full characterization of the supermassive black hole in IRAS 09149-6206 (arXiv, ADS)
  32. Walton, Alston, Kosec, Fabian, Gallo, Garcia, Miller, Nardini, Reynolds, Ricci, Stern, Dauser, Harrison, Reynolds 2020, MNRAS, 499, 1480
  33. (37) Detection of a possible multiphase ultra-fast outflow in IRAS 13349+2438 with NuSTAR and XMM-Newton (arXiv, ADS)
  34. Parker, Matzeu, Alston, Fabian, Lobban, Miniutti, Pinto, Santos-Lleó, Schartel, 2020, MNRAS, 498, 140
  35. (36) The first broad-band X-ray view of the narrow-line Seyfert 1 Ton S180 (arXiv, ADS)
  36. Matzeu, Nardini, Parker, Reeves, Braito, Porquet, Middei, Kammoun, Lusso, Alston, Giustini, Lobban, Joyce, Igo, Ebrero, Ballo, Santos-Lleó, Schartel 2020, MNRAS 497, 2352
  37. (35) Characterising continuum variability in the radio-loud narrow-line Seyfert 1
    galaxy IRAS 17020+4544
    (arXiv, ADS)
  38. Gonzalez, Gallo, Kosec, Fabian, Alston, Berton & Wilkins, 2020, MNRAS, 496, 3708
  39. (34) A dynamic black hole corona in an active galaxy through X-ray reverberation mapping (arXiv, ADS, Nature Astronomy, Nat. Astron. free access)
  40. Alston, Fabian, Kara, Parker, Dovciak, Pinto, Jiang, Middleton, Miniutti, Walton, Wilkins, Buisson, Caballero-Garcia, Cackett, De Marco, Gallo, Lohfink, Reynolds, Uttley, Young & Zogbhi, 2020, Nature Astronomy, 4, 597-602
  41. (33) Blueshifted absorption lines from X-ray reflection in IRAS 13224-3809 (arXiv, ADS)
  42. Fabian, Reynolds, Jiang, Pinto, Gallo, Parker, Lasenby, Alston, Buisson, Cackett, De Marco, Garcia, Kara, Kosec, Middleton, Miller, Miniutti, Walton, Wilkins, Young, 2020, MNRAS, 493, 2518
  43. (32) Searching for Ultra-fast Outflows in AGN using Variability Spectra (arXiv, ADS)
  44. Igo, Parker, Matzeu, Alston, Alvarez Crespo, Buisson, Fürst, Joyce, Mallick, Schartel, Santos-Lleó, 2020, MNRAS, 493, 1088
  45. (31) Modelling X-ray RMS spectra I: intrinsically variable AGN (arXiv, ADS)
  46. Parker, Alston, Igo & Fabian 2020, MNRAS, 492, 1363
  47. (30) The Unusual Broadband X-ray Spectral Variability of NGC 1313 X-1 seen with XMM-Newton, Chandra and NuSTAR (arXiv, ADS)
  48. Walton, Pinto, Nowak, Bachetti, Sathyaprakash, Kara, Roberts, Soria, Brightman, Canizares, Earnshaw, Fürst, Heida, Middleton, Stern, Tao, Webb, Alston, Barret, Fabian, Harrison, Kosec, 2020, MNRAS, 494, 6012
  49. (29) XMM-Newton Campaign On Ultraluminous X-ray Source NGC 1313 X-1: Wind vs. State Variability (arXiv, ADS)
  50. Pinto, Walton, Kara, Parker, Soria, Kosec, Middleton, Alston, Fabian, Guainazzi, Roberts, Fuerst, Earnshaw, Sathyaprakash & Barret, 2020, MNRAS, 492, 4646
  51. (28) Discovery of a soft X-ray lag in the Ultraluminous X-ray Source NGC 1313 X-1 (arXiv, ADS)
  52. Kara, Pinto, Walton, Alston, Bachetti, Barret, Brightman, Canizares, Earnshaw, Fabian, Furst, Kosec, Middleton, Roberts, Soria, Tao & Webb, 2020, MNRAS, 491, 5172
  53. (27) The discovery of weak coherent pulsations in the ultraluminous X-ray source NGC 1313 X-2 (arXiv, ADS)
  54. Sathyaprakash, Roberts, Walton, Fuerst, Bachetti, Pinto,
    Alston, Earnshaw, Fabian, Middleton & Soria, 2019, MNRAS, 488, 35
  55. (26) Non-stationary variability in accreting compact objects (arXiv, ADS)
  56. Alston, 2019, MNRAS, 485, 260
  57. (25) The remarkable X-ray variability of IRAS 13224--3809 I: the variability process (arXiv, ADS)
  58. Alston, Fabian, Buisson, Kara, Parker, Lohfink, Uttley, Wilkins, Pinto, De Marco, Cackett, Middleton, Walton, Reynolds, Jiang, Gallo, Zogbhi, Miniutti, Dovciak & Young, 2019, MNRAS, 482, 2088
  59. (24) A high-density relativistic reflection origin for the soft and hard
    X-ray excess emission from Mrk 1044
    (arXiv, ADS)
  60. Mallick, Alston, Parker, Fabian, Pinto, Dewangan, Markowitz, Gandhi, Kembhavi & Misra, 2018, MNRAS, 479, 615
  61. (23) The 1.5 Ms Observing Campaign on IRAS 13224-3809: X-ray Spectral Analysis I (arXiv, ADS)
  62. Jiang, Parker, Fabian, Alston, Buisson, Cackett, Chiang, Dauser, Gallo, García, Harrison, Lohfink, De Marco, Kara, Miller, Miniutti, Pinto, Walton & Wilkins, 2018, MNRAS, 477, 3711
  63. (22) Ultrafast outflows disappear in high radiation fields (arXiv, ADS)
  64. Pinto, Alston, Parker, Fabian, Gallo, Buisson, Walton, Kara, Jiang, Lohfink & Reynolds, 2018, MNRAS, 476, 1021
  65. (21) Is there a UV/X-ray connection in IRAS 13224-3809? (arXiv, ADS)
  66. Buisson, Lohfink, Alston, Cackett, Chiang, Dauser, De Marco, Fabian, Gallo, García, Jiang, Kara, Middleton, Miniutti, Parker, Pinto, Uttley, Walton & Wilkins, 2018, MNRAS, 475, 2306
  67. (20) Revealing the ultra-fast outflow in IRAS 13224-3809 through spectral variability (arXiv, ADS)
  68. Parker, Alston, Buisson, Fabian, Jiang, Kara, Lohfink, Pinto & Reynolds, 2017, MNRAS, 469, 1553
  69. (19) The response of relativistic outflowing gas to the inner accretion disk of a black hole (arXiv, ADS, Nature)
  70. Parker, Pinto, Fabian, Lohfink, Buisson, Alston, Kara, Cackett, Chiang, Dauser, De Marco, Gallo, Garcia, Harrison, King, Middleton, Miller, Miniutti, Reynolds, Uttley, Vasudevan, Walton, Wilkins & Zoghbi, 2017, Nature, 543, 83
  71. (18) From ultraluminous X-ray sources to ultraluminous supersoft
    sources: NGC 55 ULX, the missing link
    (arXiv, ADS)
  72. Pinto, Alston, Soria, Middleton, Walton, Sutton, Fabian, Earnshaw, Urquhart, Kara & Roberts, 2017, MNRAS, 468, 2865
  73. (17) The Future of X-ray Reverberation from AGN (arXiv, ADS)
  74. Fabian, Alston, Cackett, Kara, Uttley & Wilkins, 2016, Astro. Nach., 338, 269
  75. (16) Ultraviolet and X-ray variability of active galactic nuclei with Swift (arXiv, ADS)
  76. Buisson, Lohfink, Alston & Fabian, 2016, MNRAS, 464, 3194
  77. (15) False periodicities in quasar time-domain surveys (arXiv, ADS)
  78. Vaughan, Uttley, Markowitz, Huppenkothen, Middleton, Alston, Scargle & Farr, 2016, MNRAS, 461, 3145
  79. (14) A global look at X-ray time lags in Seyfert Galaxies (arXiv, ADS)
  80. Kara, Alston, Fabian, Cackett, Uttley, Reynolds & Zoghbi, 2016, MNRAS, 462, 511
  81. (13) Quasi periodic oscillations in active galactic nuclei (arXiv, ADS)
  82. Alston, Fabian, Markeviciute, Parker, Middleton & Kara, 2016, Astro. Nach., 337, 417
  83. (12) A global look at X-ray time lags in Seyfert Galaxies (arXiv, ADS)
  84. Kara, Alston & Fabian, 2016, Astro. Nach., 337, 473
  85. (11) The Rhythm of Fairall 9. I. Observing the Spectral Variability with XMM-Newton and NuSTAR (arXiv, ADS)
  86. Lohfink, Reynolds, Pinto, Alston, Boggs, Christensen, Craig, Fabian, Hailey, Harrison, Kara,
    Matt, Parker, Stern, Walton & Zhang, 2016, ApJ, 821, 11
  87. (10) NuSTAR and Suzaku observations of the hard state in Cygnus X-1:
    locating the inner accretion disk
    (arXiv, ADS)
  88. Parker, Tomsick, Miller, Yamaoka, Lohfink, Nowak, Fabian, Alston, Boggs, Christensen, Craig, Fuerst, Gandhi, Grefenstette, Grinberg, Hailey, Harrison, Kara, King, Stern, Walton, Wilms & Zhang, 2015, ApJ, 808, 9
  89. (9) Discovery of a ~2 hr high frequency X-ray QPO and iron K alpha reverberation in
    the active galaxy MS 2254.9-3712
    (arXiv, ADS)
  90. Alston, Parker, Markeviciute, Fabian, Middleton, Lohfink, Kara & Pinto, 2015, MNRAS, 449, 467
  91. (8) Revealing the X-ray variability of AGN with principal component analysis (arXiv, ADS)
  92. Parker, Fabian, Matt, Koljonen, Kara, Alston, Walton, Marinucci, Brenneman & Risaliti, 2015, MNRAS, 447, 72
  93. (7) X-ray time delays from the Seyfert 2 galaxy IRAS 18325-5926 (arXiv, ADS)
  94. Lobban, Alston & Vaughan, 2014, MNRAS, 445, 3229
  95. (6) Detection of a QPO in five XMM-Newton observations of RE J1034+396 (arXiv, ADS)
  96. Alston, Markevičiūtė, Kara, Fabian & Middleton, 2014, MNRAS, 445, 16
  97. (5) The changing X-ray time lag in MCG-6-30-15 (arXiv, ADS)
  98. Kara, Fabian, Marinucci, Matt, Parker, Alston, Brenneman, Cackett & Miniutti, 2014, MNRAS, 445, 56
  99. (4) A non-thermal study of the brightest cluster galaxy NGC 1275 - the Gamma-Radio connection
    over four decades
    (arXiv, ADS)
  100. Dutson, Edge, Hinton, Hogan, Gurwell & Alston, 2014, MNRAS, 442, 2048
  101. (3) X-ray time delays in the narrow line Seyfert 1 galaxy PG 1244+026 (arXiv, ADS)
  102. Alston, Done & Vaughan, 2014, MNRAS, 439, 1548
  103. (2) The flux-dependent X-ray time lags in NGC 4051 (arXiv, ADS)
  104. Alston, Vaughan & Uttley, 2013, MNRAS, 435, 1511
  105. (1) Ultraviolet and X-ray variability of NGC 4051 over 45 days with XMM-Newton and Swift (arXiv, ADS)
  106. Alston, Vaughan & Uttley, 2013, MNRAS, 429, 75