Dr. Andrea Stolte


Image: Hubble Space Telescope/WFC3,
Credits: A. M. Ghez, M. R. Morris, A. Stolte


Master Thesis in Environmental Sciences

The detection of microplastics in beach sediments –
Extraction methods, biases, and results from samples along the German Baltic Sea coast

Stolte, Andrea, University of Rostock, January 2015

Refereed Publications

Publications of the Emmy Noether group at the Argelander Institute for Astronomy

Circumstellar discs in Galactic centre clusters: Disc-bearing B-type stars in the Quintuplet and Arches clusters
Stolte, A., Hußmann, B., Olczak, C., Brandner, W., Habibi, M., Ghez, A. M., Morris, M. R., Lu, J. R., Clarkson, W. I., Anderson, J. 2015, Astronomy & Astrophysics, in press

The Orbital Motion of the Quintuplet Cluster---A Common Origin for the Arches and Quintuplet Clusters?
Stolte, A., Hußmann, B., Morris, M. R., Ghez, A. M., Brandner, W., Lu, J. R., Clarkson, W. I., Habibi, M., Matthews, K. 2014, Astrophysical Journal, 789, 115

Isolated massive stars in the Galactic center: The dynamic contribution from the Arches and Quintuplet star clusters
Habibi, M., Stolte, A., Harfst, S. 2014, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 566, A6

Ages of Young Star Clusters, Massive Blue Stragglers, and the Upper Mass Limit of Stars: Analyzing Age-dependent Stellar Mass Functions
Schneider, F. R. N., Izzard, R. G., de Mink, S. E., Langer, N., Stolte, A., de Koter, A., Gvaramadze, V. V., Hußmann, B., Liermann, A., Sana, H. 2014, Astrophyiscal Journal, 780, 117

The Arches cluster out to its tidal radius: dynamical mass segregation and the effect of the extinction law on the stellar mass function
Habibi, M., Stolte, A., Brandner, W., Hußmann, B., Motohara, K. 2013, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 556, A26

The present-day mass function of the Quintuplet cluster based on proper motion membership
Hußmann, B., Stolte, A., Brandner, W., Gennaro, M., Liermann, A. 2012, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 540, A57

Disks in the Arches Cluster---Survival in a Starburst Environment
Stolte, A., Morris, M. R., Ghez, A. M., Do, T., Lu, J. R., Wright, S. A., Ballard, C., Mills, E., Matthews, K. 2010, Astrophysical Journal, 718, 810

The Proper Motion of the Arches Cluster with Keck Laser-Guide Star Adaptive Optics
Stolte, A., Ghez, A. M., Morris, M., Lu, J. R., Brandner, W., Matthews, K. 2008, Astrophysical Journal, 675, 1278

PhD theses from members of the Emmy Noether group

The Quintuplet Cluster: A young massive cluster study based on proper motion membership
Hußmann, Benjamin, PhD thesis, University of Bonn, 2014:

Starburst clusters in the Galactic centre
Habibi, Maryam, PhD thesis, Univerisity of Bonn, 2014:

Publications from collaborations with other institutions

The Discovery of a Very Massive Star in W49
Wu, S.-W., Bik, A., Henning, T., Pasquali, A., Brandner, W., Stolte, A. 2014, Astronomy & Astrophysics Letters, 568, 13

Deep near-infrared imaging of W3 Main: constraints on stellar cluster formation
Bik, A., Stolte, A., Gennaro, M., Brandner, W., Gouliermis, D., Hußmann, B., Tognelli, E., Rochau, B., Henning, Th., Adamo, A., Beuther, H., Pasquali, A., Wang, Y. 2014, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 561, A12

Keck Adaptive Optics Observations of the Protostellar Disk around Radio Source I in the Orion Kleinmann-Low Nebula
Sitarski, B. N., Morris, M. R., Lu, J. R., Duchêne, G., Stolte, A., Becklin, E. E., Ghez, A. M., Zinnecker, H. 2013, Astrophysical Journal, 770, 134

Age Spread in W3 Main: Large Binocular Telescope/LUCI Near-infrared Spectroscopy of the Massive Stellar Content
Bik, A., Henning, Th., Stolte, A., Brandner, W., Gouliermis, D. A., Gennaro, M., Pasquali, A., Rochau, B., Beuther, H., Ageorges, N., Seifert, W., Wang, Y., Kudryavtseva, N. 2012, Astrophysical Journal, 744, 87

Multiple episodes of star formation in the CN15/16/17 molecular complex
Gennaro, M., Bik, A., Brandner, W., Stolte, A., Rochau, B., Beuther, H., Gouliermis, D., Tackenberg, J., Kudryavtseva, N., Hußmann, B., Schuller, F., Henning, Th. 2012, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 542, 74

Instantaneous Starburst of the Massive Clusters Westerlund 1 and NGC 3603 YC
Kudryavtseva, N., Brandner, W., Gennaro, M., Rochau, B., Stolte, A., Andersen, M., Da Rio, N., Henning, Th., Tognelli, E., Hogg, D., Clark, S., Waters, R. 2012, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 750, 44

Proper Motions of the Arches Cluster with Keck Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics: The First Kinematic Mass Measurement of the Arches
Clarkson, W. I., Ghez, A. M., Morris, M. R., Lu, J. R., Stolte, A., McCrady, N., Do, T., Yelda, S. 2012, Astrophysical Journal, 751, 132

A benchmark for multiconjugated adaptive optics: VLT-MAD observations of the young massive cluster Trumpler 14
Rochau, B., Brandner, W., Stolte, A., Henning, T., Da Rio, N., Gennaro, M., Hormuth, F., Marchetti, E., Amico, P. 2011, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 418, 949

Mass segregation and elongation of the starburst cluster Westerlund 1
Gennaro, M., Brandner, W., Stolte, A., Henning, T., 2011, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 412, 2469

Internal dynamics and membership of NGC 3603 Young Cluster from microarcsecond astrometry
Rochau, B., Brandner, W., Stolte, A., Gennaro, M., Gouliermis, D., Da Rio, N., Dzyurkevich, N., Henning, T., 2010, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 716, 90

Reconstructing the Arches I: Constraining the Initial Conditions
Harfst, S., Portegies Zwart, S., Stolte, A., 2010, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 409, 628

Sequential Star Formation in RCW 34: A Spectroscopic Census of the Stellar Content of High-Mass Star-Forming Regions
Bik, A., Puga, E., Waters, L. B. F. M., Horrobin, M., Henning, Th., Vasyunina, T., Beuther, H., Linz, H., Kaper, L., van den Ancker, M., Lenorzer, A., Churchwell, E., Kurtz, S., Kouwenhoven, M. B. N., Stolte, A., de Koter, A., Thi, W. F., Comeron, F., Waelkens, Ch., 2010, Astrophysical Journal, 713, 883

Disentangling Protostellar Evolutionary Stages in Clustered Environments Using Spitzer-IRS Spectra and Comprehensive Spectral Energy Distribution Modeling
Forbrich, J., Tappe, A., Robitaille, T., Muench, A. A., Teixeira, P. S., Lada, E. A., Stolte, A., Lada, C. J., 2010, Astrophysical Journal, 716, 1453

Earlier refereed publications

Intermediate to low-mass stellar content of Westerlund 1
Brandner, W., Clark, J. S., Stolte, A., Waters, R., Negueruela, I., Goodwin, S. P. 2008, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 478, 137

The secrets of the nearest starburst cluster: II. The present-day mass function in NGC 3603 YC
Stolte, A., Brandner, W., Brandl, B., Zinnecker, H., 2006, Astronomical Journal, 132, 253

The Arches Cluster: Evidence for a truncated mass function?
Stolte, A., Brandner, W., Grebel, E. K., Lenzen, R., Lagrange, A.-M., 2005, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 628, 113

The secrets of the nearest starburst cluster: I. VLT/ISAAC photometry of NGC 3603
Stolte, A., Brandner, W., Brandl, B., Zinnecker, H., Grebel, E. K. 2004, Astronomical Journal, 128, 765

The Mass Function of the Arches Cluster from Gemini Adaptive Optics Data
Stolte, A., Grebel, E. K., Brandner, W., Figer, D. F. 2002, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 394, 459

Galactic Halo Substructure in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: The Ancient Tidal Stream from the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy
Ibata, R., Irwin, M., Lewis, G. F., Stolte, A. 2001, ApJ, 547, L133

The Ghost of Sagittarius and Lumps in the Halo of the Milky Way
Newberg, H. J., Yanny, B., Rockosi, C., Grebel, E. K., Rix, H.-W., Brinkmann, J., Csabai, I., Hennessy, G., Hindsley, R. B., Ibata, R., Ivezic, Z., Lamb, D., Nash, E. T., Odenkirchen, M., Rave, H. A., Schneider, D. P., Smith, J. A., Stolte, A., York, D. G. 2002, Astrophysical Journal, 569, 245

Detection of Massive Tidal Tails around the Globular Cluster Palomar 5 with Sloan Digital Sky Survey Commissioning Data
Odenkirchen, M., Grebel, E. K., Rockosi, C. M., Dehnen, W., Ibata, R., Rix, H.-W., Stolte, A., Wolf, C., Anderson, J. E., Jr., Bahcall, N. A., Brinkmann, J., Csabai, I., Hennessy, G., Hindsley, R. B., Ivezic, Z., Lupton, R. H., Munn, J. A., Pier, J. R., Stoughton, C., York, D. G. 2001, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 548, 165

Non-refereed Publications & Reviews

PhD Thesis

Mass functions and mass segregation in young starburst clusters
Stolte, A., Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy and University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2003

Diploma Thesis

High resolution spectra of active galactic nuclei
Stolte, A., Astronomical Institute of the University of Bochum, Germany, 1996

Conference Contributions & Invited Reviews

The formation and early evolution of young massive clusters
Longmore, S., Kruijssen, D., Bastian, N., Bally, J., Rathborne, J., Testi, L., Stolte, A., Bressert, E., Dale, J., Alves, J. 2013, Protostars & Planets VI, University of Arizona Space Science Series (eds. Beuther, H., Klessen, R., Dullemond, K., Henning, Th.)

Massive Star Formation
Tan, J., Beltran, M., Caselli, P., Fontani, F., Fuente, A., Krumholz, M., McKee, C., Stolte, A. 2013, Protostars & Planets VI, University of Arizona Space Science Series (eds. Beuther, H., Klessen, R., Dullemond, K., Henning, Th.)

Massive Star Clusters & Star Formation in the Galactic centre
Stolte, A., June 2013, invited review, Massive Stars: From α to Ω, Rhodes, Greece

Constraining the initial conditions of Galactic centre cluster formation
Stolte, A., July 2012, oral presentation, Star Formatin in the Galactic centre, Heidelberg, Germany

Milky Way Starburst Clusters
Stolte, A., July 2012, Astronomical Colloquium, University of Heidelberg, Germany

The Orbital Motion and Formation of Star Clusters in the Centre of the Galaxy
Stolte, A., Morris, M., Ghez, A., Clarkson, W., Hussmann, B., McCrady, N., Lu, J. R., Matthews, K., 2011, oral presentation, Stellar Clusters & Associations, Granada, Spain, Proceedings, pp. 304-308 (eds. Alfaro Navarro, E.J., Gallego Calvente, A.T., Zapatero Osorio, M.R.)

Clusters Near the Center of the Galaxy - How Weird is Their IMF?
Stolte, A., 2011, oral presentation, UP2010: Have Observations Revealed a Variable Upper End of the Initial Mass Function?, Sedona, Arizona, USA, ASP Conf. Series, 440, 55 (eds. Treyer, M., Wyder, T.K., Neill, J.D., Seibert, M., Lee, J.C.)

Proper-motion studies of Milky Way starburst clusters - a new definition of starburst cluster templates
Stolte, A., Brandner, W., oral presentation, in Star clusters: basic galactic building blocks throughout time and space, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, IAU Symposium 266, 123

The orbital motion of the Arches cluster: clues on cluster formation near the Galactic Center
Stolte, A., Ghez, A. M., Morris, M. R., Lu, J. R., Brandner, W., Matthews, K. 2009, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Volume 131, Proceedings of The Universe Under the Microscope - Astrophysics at High Angular Resolution, 21-25 April 2008, Bad Honnef, Germany (Eds. R. Schoedel, A. Eckart, S. Pfalzner, E. Ros).

Young, massive star(burst) clusters near the Galactic center
Stolte, A., invited review, Star Formation Across the Milky Way Galaxy, ESO Workshop, Santiago de Chile, 3-6 March 2008

NAOS-CONICA performance in a crowded field - the Arches cluster
Stolte, A., Brandner, W., Grebel, E. K., Figer, D. F., Eisenhauer, F., Lenzen, R., Harayama, Y. 2003, The ESO Messenger 111, 9