Benito

Marcote

radio astronomer

Benito Marcote

Born in Santander (Spain), I studied Physics at the University of Cantabria. I got my PhD in Physics at the University of Barcelona in 2015 on the Non-thermal emission from high-energy binaries through interferometric radio observations. Nowadays I am Support Scientist of the European VLBI Network (EVN) at the Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE).

My research is mainly focused on the study of different high-energy transient sources through their radio emission. Although I cover a variety of different fields, most of the times I am studying Galactic binary systems (such as gamma-ray binaries, high-mass X-ray binaries or colliding wind binaries) or Fast Radio Bursts. However, I also work on the follow up of Gravitational Wave mergers at radio frequencies. And as secondary fields I have also worked on gamma-ray bursts, continuum emission from pulsars, or active galactic nuclei.
I typically work with very long baseline interferometric (VLBI) radio observations from the European VLBI Network (EVN) or the Australian Long Baseline Array (LBA). But I also work with data at low radio frequencies (100 MHz–1 GHz) taken from the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) or the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR).

Curriculum Vitae

Education

PhD in Physics (2011–2015)
University of Barcelona
Master in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology (2011–2012)
University of Barcelona
Physics Degree (2006–2011)
University of Cantabria

Experience

Permanent Support Scientist of the European VLBI Network (EVN) (2019–current)
Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE), Dwingeloo (The Netherlands).
Support Scientist of the European VLBI Network (EVN) (2016–2019)
Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE), Dwingeloo (The Netherlands).
Predoctoral fellowship (2011–2015)
Formación de Personal Investigador (FPI), fellowship from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness from Spain (MINECO) at University of Barcelona (Spain).
JAE Intro fellowship (2010)
Introduction to research fellowship from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at University of Valencia (Spain). Working on Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity in the Early Universe.
Introduction to research fellowship (2009–2010)
University of Cantabria, Santander (Spain). Working on the X-ray emission from nearby galaxies


Skills

Radio: EVN, GMRT, LOFAR, VLA, WSRT, LBA, VLBA
X-rays: XMM-Newton, Chandra
TeV: MAGIC
Sources: Gamma-Ray Binaries, Fast Radio Bursts, Gravitational Wave mergers, Colliding-Wind Binaries, High Mass X-Ray Binaries, Active Galactic Nuclei
OSs: GNU/Linux, Mac OS X
Languages: Python, C, Obj C, Ruby, Java, Bash, HTML, CSS, Octave, Ada, Fortran
Packages: CASA, AIPS, ParselTongue, Difmap, Sched, Xspec, QDP, Iraf, Maple
Typesetting: LaTeX, LibreOffice, iWork

Full version of the CV here.

Contact

Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE)
Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
Dwingeloo PD 7991
The Netherlands.
See map in OpenStreetMap
marcote@jive.eu
+31 (0) 521 59 65 08

My research

My research is focused on the study of the continuum 0.1–15 GHz radio emission of different high-energy transient sources. On one hand, I study different kinds of Galactic binary systems, such as gamma-ray binaries, high-mass X-ray binaries or colliding wind binaries. On the other hand, I am also focused on the study of Fast Radio Bursts through interferometric observations, and the follow up of Gravitational Wave mergers to explore the evolution of their radio afterglows. As side topics, I have done a few projects on gamma-ray bursts, active galactic nuclei, or continuum emission from pulsars.
I work with very long baseline interferometric (VLBI) radio observations from the European VLBI Network (EVN) or the Australian Long Baseline Array (LBA). And I also work with data from more compact interferometers: at low radio frequencies (100 MHz–1 GHz) taken from the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) or the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR); and at high frequencies (1–15 GHz) with the Very Large Array (VLA) or the former Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT).

High-energy binary systems

Colliding Wind Binaries

Most of the stars are located in multiple systems (i.e. two or more stars orbiting between them). A tiny fraction of these systems are composed of, at least, one massive star and another object in a very close orbit. When the second object is either another massive star or a compact object (such as a black hole or a neutron star), a strong interaction between both objects is observed.
In the case of systems composed of two massive stars in a close orbit, the winds of the two stars typically collide producing a powerful region of shocked material (we call these systems as Colliding Wind Binaries). This shock acts as a particle accelerator ejecting particles up to relativistic energies. This collision region can be observed and studied with very high resolution radio observations, although it radiates from radio to even gamma-rays in the most powerful cases.

High-Mass X-Ray Binaries

Some binary systems are composed of a massive star and a compact object (which can be either a black hole or a neutron star). In these systems the wind of the massive star falls into the compact object, creating an accretion disk around it. This disk warms the material to high temperatures, producing an intense emission in X-rays. The closest material to the compact object can be accelerated and ejected out of the system, typically through the jets that are generated from the poles of the compact object. This jets are generally relativistic, expelling material that strongly radiate radiowaves.

Gamma-Ray Binaries

There is a kind of binaries involving a massive star and a compact object which is even much more energetic than the previous one. In this case it is thought that the compact object is a neutron star in all cases. Though the scenario is not completely understood yet, there are clues that the strong interaction between the neutron star and the massive star avoids the accretion (as seen in X-ray Binaries), but produces a strong collision between both winds (as seen in Colliding Wind Binaries). In this case the collision is produced between the powerful wind of the massive star (usually O or B spectral type stars) and the relativistic wind of the neutron star. The exciting fact of these systems is that most of the energy is radiated as gamma-rays, requiring thus extreme energetic environments.

Transient sources

Fast Radio Bursts

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are objects that produce a single and bright pulse that only lasts milliseconds. The origin of these pulses remains unknown, mainly due to the limited resolution of the instruments (all of them detected with single-dish radio observations). The first FRB was discovered in 2007 by Lorimer and collaborators, and thus far 18 FRBs have been discovered. The dispersion measures observed in the pulses point to an extragalactic origin, although their origin remains unknown.

Gravitational Wave events

When two neutron stars or two black holes merge, a fraction of the energy in the system is liberated and emitted as gravitational waves, which can be detected by the current instruments such as LIGO or VIRGO. In the case of neutron star mergers, a significant electromagnetic emission (light) is expected to arise from the event. The first of these events was discovered in 2017, and a follow up involving thousands astronomers determined the properties of such event using observations from radio wavelengths to gamma rays. I am focused on the study of the radio afterglow (produced after the merger) on milliarcsecond scales through VLBI observations.





Publications

To see an updated list of all my references, see the ADS, where you will also see the articles from the MAGIC Collaboration (not listed here).

Astronomer's Telegram

PRECISE detects high activity from FRB~20220912A at 1.4~GHz but no bursts at 5~GHz using the Effelsberg telescope

  • F. Kirsten, J. W. T. Hessels, D. M. Hewitt, O. S. Ould-Boukattine, M. P. Snelders, A. Gopinath, K. Nimmo, R. Karuppusamy, W. Herrmann, J. Yang, M. Gawronski, R. Blaauw, S. T. Buttaccio, G. Maccaferri, U. Bach), R. Feiler, J. Bray, D. Williams, N. Wrigley, B. Marcote, A. Keimpema, Z. Paragi, M. Burgay, A. Corongiu, M. Giroletti, M. Kramer, M. Pilia, L. Spitler, G. Surcis, M. Trudu, J. Yuan, N. Wang, V. Bezrukovs
  • The Astronomer's Telegram, #15727
see ATel

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A burst storm from the repeating FRB 20200120E in an M81 globular cluster

  • K. Nimmo, J. W. T. Hessels, M. P. Snelders, R. Karuppusamy, D. M. Hewitt, F. Kirsten, B. Marcote, U. Bach, A. Bansod, E. D. Barr, J. Behrend, V. Bezrukovs, S. Buttaccio, R. Feiler, M. P. Gawronski, M. Lindqvist, A.Orbidans, W. Puchalska, N. Wang, T. Winchen, P. Wolak, J. Wu, J. Yuan
  • arXiv:2206.03759, 2022
see paper

Paper

CASA on the fringe -- Development of VLBI processing capabilities for CASA

  • I. M. van Bemmel, M. Kettenis, D. Small, M. Janssen, G. A. Moellenbrock, D. Petry, C. Goddi, J. D. Linford, K .L. J. Rygl, E. Liuzzo, \textbf{B. Marcote}, O. S. Bayandina, N. Schweigart, M. Verkouter, A. Keimpema, A. Szomoru, H. Jan van Langevelde
  • PASP, 2022, in press (arXiv:2210.02275)
see paper

Paper

Astrometry of variable compact radio sources: A search for Galactic black hole X-ray binaries

  • P. Atri, J. C. A. Miller-Jones, A. Bahramian, R. M. Plotkin, T. J. Maccarone, \textbf{B. Marcote}, C. O. Heinke, G. R. Sivakoff, A. Ginsburg, L. Chomiuk
  • MNRAS, 2022, in press
see paper

Paper

Radio interferometric imaging of RS Oph bipolar ejecta for the 2021 nova outburs

  • U. Munari, M. Giroletti, B. Marcote, T. O'Brien, P. Veres, J. Yang, D. R. A. Williams, P. Woudt
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2022, 666, L6
see paper

Paper

VLBI observations of GRB 201015A, a relatively faint GRB with a hint of Very High Energy gamma-ray emission

  • S. Giarratana, L. Rhodes, B. Marcote, R. Fender, G. Ghirlanda, M. Giroletti, L. Nava, J. M. Paredes, M. E. Ravasio, M. Ribó
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2022, 664, A36
see paper

Paper

MultiWavelength View of the Close-by GRB 190829A Sheds Light on Gamma-Ray Burst Physics

  • O. S. Salafia, M. E. Ravasio, J. Yang, T. An, M. Orienti, G. Ghirlanda, L. Nava, M. Giroletti, P. Mohan, R. Spinelli, Y. Zhang, B. Marcote, G. Cimó, X. Wu, Z. Lii
  • The Astrophysical Journal, 2022, 931, L19
see paper

Paper

FRB~121102: drastic changes in the burst polarization contrasts with the stability of the persistent emission

  • A. Plavin, Z. Paragi, B. Marcote, A. Keimpema, J. W. T. Hessels, K. Nimmo, H. K. Vedantham, L. G. Spitler
  • MNRAS, Vol. 511, 3, p. 6033, 2022
see paper

Paper

Milliarcsecond localisation of the repeating FRB 20201124A

  • K. Nimmo, D. M. Hewitt, J. W. T. Hessels, F. Kirsten, B. Marcote, U. Bach, R. Blaauw, M. Burgay, A. Corongiu, R. Feiler, M. P. Gawro'nski, M. Giroletti, R. Karuppusamy, A. Keimpema, M. A. Kharinov, M. Lindqvist, G. Maccaferri, A. Melnikov, A. Mikhailov, O. S. Ould-Boukattine, Z. Paragi, M. Pilia, A. Possenti, M. P. Snelders, G. Surcis, M. Trudu, T. Venturi, W. Vlemmings, N. Wang, J. Yang, J. Yuan
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 927, L3, 2022
see paper

Astronomer's Telegram

e-EVN observations of V1674 Her

  • Z. Paragi, U. Munari, J. Yang, P. Veres, B. Marcote, M. Giroletti
  • The Astronomer's Telegram, #14758
see ATel

Paper

A repeating fast radio burst source in a globular cluster

  • F. Kirsten, B. Marcote, K. Nimmo, J. W. T. Hessels, M. Bhardwaj, S. P. Tendulkar, A. Keimpema, J. Yang, M. P. Snelders, P. Scholz, A. B. Pearlman, C. J. Law, W. M. Peters, M. Giroletti, D. M. Hewitt, U. Bach, V. Bezukovs, M. Burgay, S. T. Buttaccio, J. E. Conway, A. Corongiu, R. Feiler, O. Forssén, M. P. Gawronski, R. Karuppusamy, M. A. Kharinov, M. Lindqvist, G. Maccaferri, A. Melnikov, O. S. Ould-Boukattine, Z. Paragi, A. Possenti, G. Surcis, N. Wang, J. Yuan, K. Aggarwal, R. Anna-Thomas, G. C. Bower, R. Blaauw, S. Burke-Spolaor, T. Cassanelli, T. E. Clarke, E. Fonseca, B. M. Gaensler, A. Gopinath, V. M. Kaspi, N. Kassim, T. J. W. Lazio, C. Leung, D. Li, H. H. Lin, K. W. Masui, R. Mckinven, D. Michilli, A. Mikhailov, C. Ng, A. Orbidans, U. L. Pen, E. Petroff, M. Rahman, S. M. Ransom, K. Shin, K. M. Smith, I. H. Stairs, W. Vlemmings
  • Nature, Vol. 602, Issue 7898, p. 585, 2022
see paper

Paper

Burst timescales and luminosities as links between young pulsars and fast radio bursts

  • K. Nimmo, J. W. T. Hessels, F. Kirsten, A. Keimpema, J. M. Cordes, M. P. Snelders, D. M. Hewitt, R. Karuppusamy, A. M. Archibald, V. Bezukovs, M. Bhardwaj, R. Blaauw, S. T. Buttaccio, T. Cassanelli, J. E. Conway, A. Corongiu, R. Feiler, E. Fonseca, O. Forssén, M. M. Giroletti Gawronski, M. A. Kharinov, C. Leung, M. Lindqvist, G. Maccaferri, B. Marcote, K. W. Masui, R. Mckinven, A. Melnikov, D. Michilli, A. Mikhailov, C. Ng, A. Orbidans, O. S. Ould-Boukattine, Z. Paragi, A. B. Pearlman, E. Petroff, M. Rahman, P. Scholz, K. Shin, K. M. Smith, I. H. Stairs, G. Surcis, S. P. Tendulkar, W. Vlemmings, N. Wang, J. Yang, J. Yuan
  • Nature Astronomy, Vol. 6, p. 393, 2022
see paper

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Radio modelling of the brightest and most luminous non-thermal colliding-wind binary Apep

  • S. Bloot, J. R. Callingham, B. Marcote
  • MNRAS, Vol. 509, p. 475, 2022
see paper

Astronomer's Telegram

Two bright bursts from FRB 20201124A with the Onsala 25-m telescope at 1.4 GHz, with no simultaneous emission detected at 330 MHz with Westerbork 25-m

  • F. Kirsten, O. S. Ould-Boukattine, K. Nimmo, J. W. T. Hessels, J. Yang, M. Gawronski, M. P. Snelders, R. Feiler, B. Marcote, O. Forssén
  • The Astronomer's Telegram, #14605
see ATel

Astronomer's Telegram

VLBI localization of FRB 20201124A and absence of persistent emission on milliarcsecond scales

  • B. Marcote, F. Kirsten, J. W. T. Hessels, K. Nimmo, A. Keimpema, Z. Paragi, U. Bach, M. Burgay, A. Corongiu, R. Feiler, O. Forssén, M. Gawronski, M. Giroletti, A. Gopinath, D. M. Hewitt, R. Karuppusamy, M. Kramer, O. S. Ould-Boukattine, M. Pilia, M. P. Snelders, L. Spitler, G. Surcis, M. Trudu, J. Yang
  • The Astronomer's Telegram, #14603
see ATel

Paper

Highly polarised microstructure from the repeating FRB 20180916B

  • K. Nimmo, J. W. T. Hessels, A. Keimpema, A. M. Archibald, J. M. Cordes, R. Karuppusamy, F. Kirsten, D. Z. Li, B. Marcote, Z. Paragi
  • Nature Astronomy, Vol. 5, p. 594, 2021
see paper

Paper

Cygnus X-1 contains a 21-solar mass black hole -- Implications for massive star winds

  • J. C. A. Miller-Jones, A. Bahramian, J. A. Orosz, I. Mandel, L. Gou, T. J. Maccarone, C. J. Neijssel, X. Zhao, J Ziólkowski, M. J. Reid, P. Uttley, X. Zheng, D.-Y. Byun, R. Dodson, V. Grinberg, T. Jung, J.-S. Kim, B. Marcote, S. Markoff, M. J. Rioja, A. P. Rushton, D. M. Russell, G. R. Sivakoff, A. J. Tetarenko, V. Tudose, J. Wilms
  • Science, Vol. 371, 6533, p. 1046, 2021
see paper

Paper

LOFAR Detection of 110-188 MHz Emission and Frequency-Dependent Activity from FRB 20180916B

  • Z. Pleunis, D. Michilli, C. G. Bassa, J. W. T. Hessels, A. Naidu, B. C. Andersen, P. Chawla, E. Fonseca, A. Gopinath, V. M. Kaspi, V. I. Kondratiev, D. Z. Li, M. Bhardwaj, P. J. Boyle, C. Brar, T. Cassanelli, Y. Gupta, A. Josephy, R. Karuppusamy, F. Kirsten, A. Keimpema, C. Leung, B. Marcote, K. Masui, R. Mckinven, B. W. Meyers, C. Ng, K. Nimmo, Z. Paragi, M. Rahman, P. Scholz, K. Shin, K. M. Smith, I. H. Stairs, S. P. Tendulkar
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol. 911, pg. L3, 2021
see paper

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The 60-pc Environment of FRB 20180916B

  • S. P. Tendulkar, A. Gil de Paz, A. Y. Kirichenko, J. W. T. Hessels, M. Bhardwaj, F. Ávila, C. Bassa, P. Chawla, E. Fonseca, V. M. Kaspi, A. Keimpema, F. Kirsten, T. J.W. Lazio, B. Marcote, K. Masui, K. Nimmo, Z. Paragi, M. Rahman, D. Reverte Payá, P. Scholz, I. Stairs
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol. 908, pg. L12, 2021
see paper

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AU-scale radio imaging of the wind collision region in the brightest and most luminous non-thermal colliding wind binary Apep

  • B. Marcote, J. R. Callingham, M. De Becker, P. G. Edwards, Y. Han, R. Schulz, J. Stevens, P. G. Tuthill
  • MNRAS, Vol. 501, 2, p. 2478, 2021
see paper

GCN Circular

GRB 201015A: 5-GHz radio afterglow detection with the EVN

  • B. Marcote, M Ribó, J. M. Paredes, M. Giroletti, S. Giarratana, G. Ghirlanda
  • GCN 29028
see GCN

GCN Circular

GRB 201015A radio afterglow with e-MERLIN

  • S. Giarratana, M. Giroletti, B. Marcote, G. Ghirlanda, M Ribó, J. M. Paredes
  • GCN 28939
see GCN

Astronomer's Telegram

VLASS constraints on the radio afterglow of the GRB afterglow/hypernova candidate SRGe J195057.5+672122

  • B. Marcote, M. Giroletti, G. Migliori, S. Giarratana
  • The Astronomer's Telegram, #14059
see ATel

Paper

The extreme colliding-wind system Apep: resolved imagery of the central binary and dust plume in the infrared

  • Y. Han, P. G. Tuthill, R. M. Lau, A. Soulain, J. R. Callingham, P. M. Williams, P. A. Crowther, B. J. S. Pope, B. Marcote
  • MNRAS, Vol. 498, 4, p. 5604, 2020
see paper

Paper

Simultaneous X-Ray and Radio Observations of the Repeating Fast Radio Burst FRB 180916.J0158+65

  • P. Scholz, A. Cook, M. Cruces, J. W. T. Hessels, V. M. Kaspi, W. A. Majid, A. Naidu, A. B. Pearlman, L. G. Spitler, K. M. Bandura, M. Bhardwaj, T. Cassanelli, P. Chawla, B. M. Gaensler, D. C. Good, A. Josephy, R. Karuppusamy, A. Keimpema, A. Yu. Kirichenko, J. F. Kocz Kirsten, C. Leung, B. Marcote, K. Masui, J. Mena-Parra, M. Merryfield, D. Michilli, C. J. Naudet, K. Nimmo, Z. Pleunis, T. A. Prince, M. Rafiei-Ravandi, M. Rahman, K. Shin, K. M. Smith, I. H. Stairs, S. P. Tendulkar, K. Vanderlinde
  • The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 901, 2, id. 165, 2020
see paper

Paper

VLBI20-30: a scientific roadmap for the next decade -- The future of the European VLBI Network

  • T. Venturi, Z. Paragi, M. Lindqvist, A. Bartkiewicz, R. Beswick, T. Bogdanović, W. Brisken, P. Charlot, F. Colomer, J. Conway, S. Frey, J. C. Guirado, L. Gurvits, H. van Langevelde, A. Lobanov, J. McKean, R. Morganti, T. Muxlow, M. Pérez-Torres, K. Rygl, R. Schulz, A. Szomoru, P. de Vicente, T. An, G. Anglada, M. Argo, R. Azulay, I. van Bemmel, T. Bocanegra, B. Boccardi, P. Castangia, J. Chibueze, G. Cimò, J. B. Climent, R. Deane, A. Deller, R. Dodson, D. Duev, S. Etoka, D. Fenech, K. Gabányi, D. Gabuzda, M. Garrett, M. Gawroński, G. Ghirlanda, M. Giroletti, C. Goddi, J. L. Gómez, M. Gray, J. Greaves, J. W. T. Hessels, A. van der Horst, T. Hunter, R. Laing, D. Vir Lal, S. Lambert, L. Loinard, B. Marcote, A. Merloni, J. Miller-Jones, G. Molera Calvés, L. Moscadelli, H. Olofsson, L. Petrov, R. Pizzo, A. Possenti, L. H. Quiroga-Nuñez, C. Reynolds, A. Richards, M. Rioja, A. Sanna, T. Savolainen, T. Sbarrato, C. Spingola, G. Surcis, C. Trigilio, E. Varenius, W. Vlemmings, S. van Velzen, J. van der Walt
  • arXiv:2007.02347, 2020
see White Book

Astronomer's Telegram

A search for persistent radio emission and millisecond-duration radio bursts from SGR 1935+2154 using the European VLBI Network

  • K. Nimmo, B. Marcote, J. W.T. Hessels, U. Bach, M. Jenkins, R. Karuppusamy, F. Kirsten, Z. Paragi, M. Snelders
  • The Astronomer's Telegram, #13786
see ATel

Paper

Periodic activity from a fast radio burst source

  • The CHIME/FRB Collaboration, M. Amiri, B. C. Andersen, K. M. Bandura, M. Bhardwaj, P. J. Boyle, C. Brar, P. Chawla, T. Chen, J. F. Cliche, D. Cubranic, M. Deng, N. T. Denman, M. Dobbs, F. Q. Dong, M. Fandino, E. Fonseca, B. M. Gaensler, U. Giri, D. C. Good, M. Halpern, J. W. T. Hessels, A. S. Hill, C. H\"ofer, A. Josephy, J. W. Kania, R. Karuppusamy, V. M. Kaspi, A. Keimpema, F. Kirsten, T. L. Landecker, D. A. Lang, C. Leung, D. Z. Li, H.-H. Lin, B. Marcote, K. W. Masui, R. Mckinven, J. Mena-Parra, M. Merryfield, D. Michilli, N. Milutinovic, A. Mirhosseini, A. Naidu, L. B. Newburgh, C. Ng, K. Nimmo, Z. Paragi, C. Patel, U.-L. Pen, T. Pinsonneault-Marotte, Z. Pleunis, M. Rafiei-Ravandi, M. Rahman, S. M. Ransom, A. Renard, P. Sanghavi, P. Scholz, J. R. Shaw, K. Shin, S. R. Siegel, S. Singh, R. J. Smegal, K. M. Smith, I. H. Stairs, S. P. Tendulkar, I. Tretyakov, K. Vanderlinde, H. Wang, X. Wang, D. Wulf, P. Yadav, A. V. Zwaniga
  • Nature, Vol. 582, 7812, p. 351, 2020
see paper

Paper

Two Wolf-Rayet stars at the heart of colliding-wind binary Apep

  • J. R. Callingham, P. A. Crowther, P. M. Williams, P. G. Tuthill, Y. Han, B. J. S. Pope, B. Marcote
  • MNRAS, Vol. 495, 3, p. 3323, 2020
see paper

Paper

A repeating fast radio burst source localized to a nearby spiral galaxy

  • B. Marcote, K. Nimmo, J. W. T. Hessels, S. P. Tendulkar, C. G. Bassa, Z. Paragi, A. Keimpema, M. Bhardwaj, R. Karuppusamy, V. M. Kaspi, C. J. Law, D. Michilli, K. Aggarwal, B. Andersen, A. M. Archibald, K. Bandura, G. C. Bower, P. J. Boyle, C. Brar, S. Burke-Spolaor, B. J. Butler, T. Cassanelli, P. Chawla, P. Demorest, M. Dobbs, E. Fonseca, U. Giri, D. C. Good, K. Gourdji, A. Josephy, A. Yu. Kirichenko, F. Kirsten, T. L. Landecker, D. Lang, T. J. W. Lazio, D. Z. Li, H.-H. Lin, J. D. Linford, K. Masui, J. Mena-Parra, A. Naidu, C. Ng, C. Patel, U.-L. Pen, Z. Pleunis, M. Rafiei-Ravandi, M. Rahman, A. Renard, P. Scholz, S. R. Siegel, K. M. Smith, I. H. Stairs, K. Vanderlinde, A. V. Zwaniga
  • Nature, Vol. 577, p. 190, 2020
see paper

Paper

VLBI observations of the G25.65+1.05 water maser 'Super-burst'

  • R. A. Burns, G. Orosz, O. Bayandina, G. Surcis, M. Olech, G. MacLeod, A. Volvach, G. Rudnitskii, T. Hirota, K. Immer, J. Blanchard, B. Marcote, H. J. van Langevelde, J. O. Chibueze, K. Sugiyama, Kee-Tae Kim, I. Val’tts, N. Shakhvorostova, B. Kramer, W. A. Baan, C. Brogan, T. Hunter, S. Kurtz, A. M. Sobolev, J. Brand, L. Volvach
  • MNRAS, Vol. 491, 3, p. 4069, 2020
see paper

Paper

Probing the origin of the off-pulse emission from the pulsars B0525+21 and B2045-16

  • B. Marcote, Y. Maan, Z. Paragi, A. Keimpema
  • Astrononomy & Astrophysics, Vol. 627, L2, 2019
see paper

Paper

FRB 121102 Bursts Show Complex Time─Frequency Structure

  • J. W. T. Hessels, L. G. Spitler, A. D. Seymour, J. M. Cordes, D. Michilli, R. S. Lynch, K. Gourdji, A. M. Archibald, C. G. Bassa, G. C. Bower, S. Chatterjee, L. Connor, F. Crawford, J. S. Deneva, V. Gajjar, V. M. Kaspi, A. Keimpema, A.; C. J. Law, B. Marcote, M. A. McLaughlin, Z. Paragi, E. Petroff, S. M. Ransom, P. Scholz, B. W. Stappers, S. P. Tendulkar
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol. 876, 2, L23, 2019
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Paper

Resolving the Decades-long Transient FIRST J141918.9+394036: An Orphan Long Gamma-Ray Burst or a Young Magnetar Nebula?

  • B. Marcote, K. Nimmo, O. S. Salafia, Z. Paragi, J. W. T. Hessels, E. Petroff, R. Karuppusamy
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol. 876, 1, L14, 2019
see paper

Paper

Compact radio emission indicates a structured jet was produced by a binary neutron star merger

  • G. Ghirlanda, O. S. Salafia, Z. Paragi, M. Giroletti, J. Yang, B. Marcote, J. Blanchard, I. Agudo, T. An, M. G. Bernardini, R. Beswick, M. Branchesi, S. Campana, C. Casadio, E. Chassande-Mottin, M. Colpi, S. Covino, P. D'Avanzo, V. D'Elia, S. Frey, M. Gawronski, G. Ghisellini, L. I. Gurvits, P. G. Jonker, H. J. van Langevelde, A. Melandri, J. Moldon, L. Nava, A. Perego, M. A. Perez-Torres, C. Reynolds, R. Salvaterra, G. Tagliaferri, T. Venturi, S. D. Vergani, M. Zhang.
  • Science, Vol. 363, 6430, 968, 2019.
see paper

Proceedings

Localizations of Fast Radio Bursts on milliarcsecond scales

  • B. Marcote, Z. Paragi
  • Proceedings of the 14th European VLBI Network Symposium & Users Meeting (2018, Granada)
see proceedings

Paper

Refining the origins of the gamma-ray binary 1FGL J1018.6-5856

  • B. Marcote, M. Ribó, J. M. Paredes, M. Y. Mao, P. G. Edwards
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics, vol. 619, A26, 2018
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Astronomer's Telegram

First EVN measurements of the transient FIRST J141918.9+394036 on milliarcsecond scales

  • B. Marcote, Z. Paragi, J. W. T. Hessels
  • The Astronomer's Telegram, #12126
see ATel

Paper

Constraining very-high-energy and optical emission from FRB 121102 with the MAGIC telescopes

  • MAGIC Collaboration (129 authors) and B. Marcote, L. G. Spitler, J. W. T. Hessels, K. Kashiyama, K. Murase, V. Bosch-Ramon, D. Michilli, A. Seymour.
    Corresponding authors: T. Hassan, B. Marcote, S. Inoue, and J. Hoang
  • MNRAS, 481, 2, 2479, 2018
see paper

Paper

Science with e-ASTROGAM. A space mission for MeV-GeV gamma-ray astrophysics

  • A. de Angelis et al.
  • White Book. Journal of High Energy Astrophysics, vol. 19, pag. 1–106, 2018
see paper

Paper

Re-solving the jet/cocoon riddle of the first gravitational wave with an electromagnetic counterpart

  • G. Ghirlanda, O. S. Salafia, Z. Paragi, M. Giroletti, J. Yang, B. Marcote, J. Blanchard, I. Agudo, T. An, M. G. Bernardini, R. Beswick, M. Branchesi, S. Campana, C. Casadio, E. Chassande-Mottin, M. Colpi, S. Covino, P. D'Avanzo, V. D'Elia, S. Frey, M. Gawronski, G. Ghisellini, L. I. Gurvits, P. G. Jonker, H. J. van Langevelde, A. Melandri, J. Moldon, L. Nava, A. Perego, M. A. Perez-Torres, C. Reynolds, R. Salvaterra, G. Tagliaferri, T. Venturi, S. D. Vergani, M. Zhang
  • Submitted, (arXiv:1808.00469)
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Paper

An extreme magneto-ionic environment associated with the fast radio burst source FRB 121102

  • D. Michilli, A. Seymour, J. W. T. Hessels, L. G. Spitler, V. Gajjar, A. M. Archibald, G. C. Bower, S. Chatterjee, J. M. Cordes, K. Gourdji, G. H. Heald, V. M. Kaspi, C. J. Law, C. Sobey, E. A. K. Adams, C. G. Bassa, S. Bogdanov, C. Brinkman, P. Demorest, F. Fernandez, G. Hellbourg, T. J. W. Lazio, R. S. Lynch, N. Maddox, B. Marcote, M. A. McLaughlin, Z. Paragi, S. M. Ransom, P. Scholz, A. P. V. Siemion, S. P. Tendulkar, P. Van Rooy, R. S. Wharton, D. Whitlow
  • Nature, vol. 553, 182, 2018
see paper

Paper

Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger

  • B. P. Abbott et al.
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 848, issue 2, L12, 2017
see paper

Talk

The first localization of a Fast Radio Burst and resulting high-energy implications

  • Contributed talk at the High-Energy Phenomena in Relativistic Outflows VI Conference (Moscow, Russia) on 12 September 2017
see talk

GCN Circular

LIGO/Virgo G298048: Further European VLBI Network (EVN) observations of SSS17a

  • Z. Paragi, J. Yang, B. Marcote, et al. for the Euro VLBI Team
  • GCN 21939
see GCN

GCN Circular

LIGO/Virgo G298048: European VLBI Network (EVN) upper limit on 5 GHz compact emission from SSS17a

  • Z. Paragi, I. Agudo, T. An, P. Bacon, R. Beswick, C. Casadio, E. Chassande-Mottin, S. Frey, M. Giroletti, P. Jonker, M. Kettenis, B. Marcote, A. Szomoru, H. van Langevelde, J. Yang for the Euro VLBI Team
  • GCN 21763
see GCN

Talk

AR Scorpii, a low-mass binary with the first known radio pulsar white dwarf

  • Invited talk at the Variable Galactic Gamma-Ray Sources (Tokyo, Japan) on 5 July 2017
see talk

Talk & proceedings

Multiwavelength emission of the gamma-ray binary LS I +61 303

  • Invited talk at the Multifrequency Behavior of High Energy Cosmic Sources (Palermo, Italy) on 14 June 2017
see talk see proceedings

Paper

Simultaneous X-ray, gamma-ray, and Radio Observations of the repeating Fast Radio Burst FRB 121102

  • P. Scholz, S. Bogdanov, J. W. T. Hessels, R. S. Lynch, L. G. Spitler, C. G. Bassa, G. C. Bower, S. Burke-Spolaor, B. J. Butler, S. Chatterjee, J. M. Cordes, K. Gourdji, V. M. Kaspi, C. J. Law, B. Marcote, M. A. McLaughlin, D. Michilli, Z. Paragi, S. M. Ransom, A. Seymour, S. P. Tendulkar, R. S. Wharton
  • The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 846, issue 1, 80, 2017
see paper

Paper

FRB 121102 is coincident with a star forming region in its host galaxy

  • C. G. Bassa, S. P. Tendulkar, E. A. K. Adams, N. Maddox, S. Bogdanov, G. C. Bower, S. Burke-Spolaor, B. J. Butler, S. Chatterjee, J. M. Cordes, J. W. T. Hessels, V. M. Kaspi, C. J. Law, B. Marcote, Z. Paragi, S. M. Ransom, P. Scholz, L. G. Spitler, H. J. van Langevelde
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 843, issue 1, L8, 2017
see paper

Talk

Localizing a Fast Radio Burst on milliarcsecond angular scales

  • Talk at the Labyrinth of the Unexpected: unforeseen treasures in impossible regions of phase space (Kerastari, Greece) on 31 May 2017
see talk

Paper

A model for the repeating FRB 121102 in the AGN scenario

  • F. L. Vieyro, G. E. Romero, V. Bosch-Ramon, B. Marcote, M. V. del Valle
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics, vol. 602, A64, 2017
see paper

Talk

Fast Radio Bursts and their possible emission at high energies

  • Invited talk at the MAGIC Physics Spring Meeting (CERN, Switzerland) on 27 April 2017
see talk

Talk

AR Sco: the first pulsing white dwarf

  • Talk at the ASTRON/JIVE Astrolunch (Dwingeloo, The Netherlands) on 19 April 2017
see talk

Paper

Towards the origin of the radio emission in AR Scorpii, the first radio-pulsing white dwarf binary

  • B. Marcote, T. R. Marsh, E. R. Stanway, Z. Paragi, J. M. Blanchard
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics, vol. 601, L7, 2017
see paper

Talk

Localizing a Fast Radio Burst for the first time

  • Talk at the Instituto de Física de Cantabria (IFCA), Santander (Spain) on 13 March 2017
see talk

Paper

The First Simultaneous X-Ray/Radio Detection of the First Be/BH System MWC 656

  • M. Ribó, P. Munar-Adrover, J. M. Paredes, B. Marcote , K. Iwasawa, J. Moldón, J. Casares, S. Migliari, X. Paredes-Fortuny
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 835, issue 2, L33, 2017
see paper

Paper

The Host Galaxy and Redshift of the Repeating Fast Radio Burst FRB 121102

  • S. P. Tendulkar, C. G. Bassa, J. M. Cordes, G. C. Bower, C. J. Law, S. Chatterjee, E. A. K. Adams, S. Bogdanov, S. Burke-Spolaor, B. J. Butler, P. Demorest, J. W. T. Hessels, V. M. Kaspi, T. J. W. Lazio, N. Maddox, B. Marcote, M. A. McLaughlin, Z. Paragi, S. M. Ransom, P. Scholz, A. Seymour, L. G. Spitler, H. J. van Langevelde, R. S. Wharton
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 834, issue 2, L7, 2017
see paper

Paper

The Repeating Fast Radio Burst FRB 121102 as Seen on Milliarcsecond Angular Scales

  • B. Marcote, Z. Paragi, J. W. T. Hessels, A. Keimpema, H. J. van Langevelde, Y. Huang, C. G. Bassa, S. Bogdanov, G. C. Bower, S. Burke-Spolaor, B. J. Butler, R. M. Campbell, S. Chatterjee, J. M. Cordes, P. Demorest, M. A. Garrett, T. Ghosh, V. M. Kaspi, C. J. Law, T. J. W. Lazio, M. A. McLaughlin, S. M. Ransom, C. J. Salter, P. Scholz, A. Seymour, A. Siemion, L. G. Spitler, S. P. Tendulkar, R. S. Wharton
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 834, issue 2, L8, 2017
  • Highlighted in the Research Highlight section of Nature Astronomy (2017, 1, 2, art. 50)
see paper

Paper

A direct localization of a fast radio burst and its host

  • S. Chatterjee, C. J. Law, R. S. Wharton, S. Burke-Spolaor, J. W. T. Hessels, G. C. Bower, J. M. Cordes, S. P. Tendulkar, C. G. Bassa, P. Demorest, B. J. Butler, A. Seymour, P. Scholz, M. W. Abruzzo, S. Bogdanov, V. M. Kaspi, A. Keimpema, T. J. W. Lazio, B. Marcote, M. A.McLaughlin, Z. Paragi, S. M. Ransom, M. Rupen, L. G. Spitler, H. J. van Langevelde
  • Nature, vol. 541, 58, 2017
  • Cover in Nature vol. 541, no. 7635 (5 Jan 2017)
see paper

Talk

Localizing a Fast Radio Burst for the first time

  • Talk at the ICC Winter Meeting, University of Barcelona (Spain) on 6 February 2017
see talk

Talk

On the origin of Fast Radio Bursts and sub-milliarcsecond localization

  • Talk at the Departament de Física Quàntica i Astrofísica, University of Barcelona (Spain) on 18 October 2016
see talk

Talk

Is FRB 150418 localized in WISE J0716−19? Clues from EVN observations

  • Talk at the 13th EVN Symposium & Users Meeting Proceedings (St. Petersburg, Russia) on 22 September 2016
see talk

Poster

The origin of the Fast Radio Bursts, still an open question

  • B. Marcote, M. Giroletti, M. Garrett, Z. Paragi, J. Yang, K. Hada, T. W. B. Muxlow, C. C. Cheung
  • Poster at the XII Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Astronomical Society (Bilbao, Spain) on 18–22 July 2016
see poster

Paper

FRB 150418: clues to its nature from European VLBI Network and e-MERLIN observations

  • M. Giroletti, B. Marcote, M. Garrett, Z. Paragi, J. Yang, K. Hada, T. W. B. Muxlow, C. C. Cheung
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics, vol. 593, L16, 2016
see paper

Astronomer's Telegram

EVN measurement of the FRB 150418 host galaxy candidate and its stability on VLBI scales

  • B. Marcote, M. Giroletti, M. Garrett, J. Yang, Z. Paragi, K. Hada, C. C. Cheung
  • The Astronomer's Telegram, #8959
see ATel

Astronomer's Telegram

EVN limits to compact milliarcsecond-scale radio emission from the proposed galaxy counterpart to FRB 150418

  • B. Marcote, M. Giroletti, M. Garrett, J. Yang, Z. Paragi, K. Hada, C. C. Cheung
  • The Astronomer's Telegram, #8865
see ATel

Paper

Orbital and superorbital variability of LS I +61 303 at low radio frequencies with GMRT and LOFAR

  • B. Marcote, M. Ribó, J. M. Paredes, C. H. Ishwara-Chandra, J. D. Swinbank, J. W. Brod- erick, S. Markoff, R. Fender, R. A. M. J. Wijers, G. G. Pooley, A. J. Stewart, M. E. Bell, R. P. Breton, D. Carbone, S. Corbel, J. Eislöffel, H. Falcke, J.-M. Grießmeier, M. Kuniyoshi, M. Pietka, A. Rowlinson, M. Serylak, A. J. van der Horst, J. van Leeuwen, M. W. Wise
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 456, 1791, 2016
see paper

Talk

Studies on high-energy binary sources through radio observations

  • Talk at the ASTRON (Dwingeloo, The Netherlands) on 3 November 2015
see talk

PhD Thesis

Non-thermal emission from high-energy binaries through interferometric radio observations

  • Supervisors: Marc Ribó and Josep M. Paredes
  • PhD Thesis defense: 27 October 2015. University of Barcelona
  • arXiv:1603.09276
see thesis see talk

Poster

Orbital and superorbital variability of LS I +61 303 at low radio frequencies with GMRT and LOFAR

  • B. Marcote, M. Ribó, J. M. Paredes, C. H. Ishwara-Chandra, J. D. Swinbank, J. W. Brod- erick, S. Markoff, R. Fender, R. A. M. J. Wijers, G. G. Pooley, A. J. Stewart, M. E. Bell, R. P. Breton, D. Carbone, S. Corbel, J. Eislöffel, H. Falcke, J.-M. Grießmeier, M. Kuniyoshi, M. Pietka, A. Rowlinson, M. Serylak, A. J. van der Horst, J. van Leeuwen, M. W. Wise
  • Poster at the High-Energy Phenomena in Relativistic Outflows, HEPRO V (La Plata, Argentina) from 5 to 8 October 2015
see talk

Talk

Physical properties of the gamma-ray binary LS 5039 through low- and high-frequency radio observations

  • Talk at the High-Energy Phenomena in Relativistic Outflows, HEPRO V (La Plata, Argentina) on 7 October 2015
see talk

Paper

Physical properties of the gamma-ray binary LS 5039 through low- and high-frequency radio observations

  • B. Marcote, M. Ribó, J. M. Paredes, C. H. Ishwara-Chandra
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 451, 4578, 2015
see paper

Paper

A radio-map of the colliding winds in the very massive binary system HD 93129A

  • P. Benaglia, B. Marcote, J. Moldón, E. Nelan, M. De Becker, S. Dougherty, B. Koribalski
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics, vol. 579, A99, 2015
see paper

Paper

In quest of non-thermal signatures in early-type stars

  • J. Martí, P. L. Luque-Escamilla, J. Casares, B. Marcote, X. Paredes-Fortuny, M. Ribó, J. M. Paredes, J. Núñez
  • Astrophysics and Space Science, vol. 356, 2, 277, 2015
see paper

Talk

Absorption mechanisms in the gamma-ray binary LS 5039 from its full radio spectrum

  • Talk at the Variable Galactic Gamma-ray Sources (Heidelberg, Germany) on 4 May 2015
see talk

Talk

Gamma-ray binaries: from low frequencies to high resolution

  • Talk at the ASTRON/JIVE Astrolunch (Dwingeloo, The Netherlands) on 15 October 2014
see talk

Talk and proceeding

Discovering the colliding wind binary HD 93129A

  • B. Marcote, P. Benaglia, J. Moldón, E. Nelan, M. De Becker, S. Dougherty, B. Koribalski
  • Talk at the EVN Symposium 2014 (Cagliari, Italy) on 10 October 2014
  • Proceedings of Science (EVN 2014) 57
see talk see proceeding

Poster and proceeding

The changing morphology of the radio outflow of HESS J0632+057 along its orbit

  • B. Marcote, J. Moldón, M. Ribó, J. M. Paredes, Z. Paragi
  • Poster presented at the EVN Symposium 2014 (Cagliari, Italy) from 7 to 10 October 2014
  • Proceedings of Science (EVN 2014) 95
see poster see proceeding

Talk

Variable Very Low Frequency Emission from the Gamma-Ray Binary LS I +61 303

  • B. Marcote, M. Ribó, J. M. Paredes, C. H. Ishwara-Chandra
  • Talk at the Be X-ray Binaries workshop (Valencia, España) on 11 July 2014
  • Proceeding: Bull. Astr. Soc. India, 2014
see talk

Talk and proceeding

First LOFAR Observations of Gamma-Ray Binaries

  • B. Marcote, M. Ribó, J. M. Paredes, C. H. Ishwara-Chandra, J. Swinbank, J. Broderick, R. Fender, S. Markoff, R. Wijers
  • Talk at the Metrewavelength Sky (Pune, India) on 10 December 2013
  • Proceeding: Bull. Astr. Soc. India, 2014
see talk see proceeding

Talk

The very low-frequency emission from gamma-ray binaries

  • Talk at the Anton Pannekoek Institute (University of Amsterdam) on 17 October 2013
see talk

Talk

El cielo menos conocido... de radio a rayos gamma

  • Divulgative talk at Cultural Center Dr. Madrazo (Santander, Spain) on 20 August 2013
see talk

Talk

An Overview of the Modern Radio Universe

  • Presented at the Departament d'Astronomia i Meteorologia (University of Barcelona) on 3 May 2013
see talk

Poster

First LOFAR Observations of Gamma-Ray Binaries

  • B. Marcote, M. Ribó, J.M. Paredes, J. Swinbank, J. Broderick, R. Fender, S. Markoff, R. Wijers
  • Presented at the 2013 Modern Radio Universe conference (Bonn, Germany) from 23 to 26 April 2013
see poster

Poster and proceeding

First LOFAR Observations of Gamma-Ray Binaries

  • B. Marcote, M. Ribó, J.M. Paredes, J. Swinbank, J. Broderick, R. Fender, S. Markoff, R. Wijers
  • Poster presented at the 2012 Heidelberg International Symposium on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy from 9 to 13 July 2012
  • Proceeding: American Institute of Physics Conference Series, 1505, 374, 2012
see poster see proceeding

Master Thesis

Low-frequency radio observations of gamma-ray binaries

  • Supervisor: Josep M. Paredes
  • Master Thesis: September 2012. University of Barcelona
see thesis see talk

Bachelor Thesis

Emisión en Rayos X de galaxias cercanas

  • Supervisor: Xavier Barcons
  • Bachelor Thesis: July 2011. University of Cantabria
  • (X-ray emission from nearby galaxies)
see thesis see talk

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Universo primitivo: etapa inflacionaria

  • Work from the Physics Degree. University of Cantabria
  • (General Relativity and Cosmology Course)
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Efecto del Sol sobre la atmósfera terrestre

  • Work from the Physics Degree. University of Cantabria
  • (Física de la Atmósfera Course)
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Apuntes de Física Nuclear

  • Work from the Physics Degree. University of Cantabria
  • (Física Nuclear Course)
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Impacto de meteoros

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Tamaños y distancias del Sistema Solar

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Cosmología Cuántica y creación del Universo

  • Work from the Physics Degree. University of Cantabria
  • (Mecánica Cuántica Course)
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Aventureros marcianos

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Chapuzas astronómicas

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