Gregg A. Wade

Dr Gregg Wade
Dr.
Gregg A. Wade
BSc, MSc, PhD, Professor
Office: 
Sawyer Building, Room 4314
Telephone: 
(613) 541-6000 ext 6140
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(613) 541-6040
Department of Physics
Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
K7K 7B4

Head of Physics Department

Research

Dr. Wade investigates the structure, evolution, origin and impact of magnetic fields in stars. His research concentrates on intermediate and high mass stars, which are the evolutionary progenitors of most white dwarfs, neutron stars and stellar-mass black holes. His current research aims at understanding the origin of and evolution of magnetic fields in stars; the role of magnetic fields in generating spectroscopic activity and in mediating accretion in late stellar formative stages; the interaction of magnetic fields and stellar winds; the factors influencing stellar rotational angular momentum; and the ultimate impact of internal and external magnetic fields on stellar evolution. Dr. Wade is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Magnetism in Massive Stars (MiMeS) collaboration, co-PI of the Binarity and Magnetic Interactions in Stars (BinaMIcS) project, and a member of the BRITE Executive Science Team (BEST) for the BRITE-Constellation mission.

In the context of RMC’s Space Surveillance Research Laboratory (SSRL), Dr. Wade also directs research related to the characterization of the structure, surface composition, and rotation of artificial satellites.

Recent Publications

  • The BRITE Constellation nanosatellite mission: Testing, commissioning and operations, Pablo, H., Whittaker, G. N., Popowicz, A., Mochnacki, S. M., Kuschnig, R., Grant, C. C., Moffat, A. F. J., Rucinski, S. M., Matthews, J. M., Schwarzenberg-Czerny, A., Handler, G., Weiss, W. W., Baade, D., Wade, G. A., et al., Publication of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, accepted and in press
  • HD 35502: a hierarchical triple system with a magnetic B5IVpe primary, Sikora, J., Wade, G. A., Bohlender, D. A., Shultz, M., Adelman, S. J., Alecian, E., Hanes, D., Monin, D., Neiner, C., MiMeS Collaboration, BinaMIcS Collaboration, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 460, 1811
  • Massive pulsating stars observed by BRITE-Constellation. I. The triple system β Centauri (2016) Pigulski, A., Cugier, H., Popowicz, A., Kuschnig, R., Moffat, A. F. J., Rucinski, S. M., Schwarzenberg-Czerny, A., Weiss, W. W., Handler, G., Wade, G. A., et al., Astronomy & Astrophysics, 588, 55
  • Magnetic field topology of τ Scorpii. The uniqueness problem of Stokes V ZDI inversions (2016) Kochukhov, O. & Wade, G. A., Astronomy & Astrophysics, 586, 30
  • X-ray emission from the giant magnetosphere of the magnetic O-type star NGC 1624-2 (2015) Petit, V., Cohen, D. H., Wade, G. A., Nazé, Y., Owocki, S. P., Sundqvist, J.O., ud-Doula, A., Fullerton, A., Leutenegger, M., & Gagné, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 453, 3288
  • Detection of magnetic fields in both B-type components of the ε Lupi system: a new constraint on the origin of fossil fields? (2015) Shultz, M., Wade, G. A., Alecian, E., & the BinaMIcS Collaboration, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 454, 1
  • Laboratory Characterization of Homogeneous Spacecraft Materials (2015) Bédard, Donald, Wade, Gregg A. and Abercromby, Kira, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, in press
  • Spectral Variations of Of?p Oblique Magnetic Rotator Candidates in the Magellanic Clouds (2015) Walborn, Nolan R., Morrell, Nidia I., Naze, Yael, Wade, Gregg A., Bagnulo, Stefano, Barba, Rodolfo H., Maiz Apellaniz, Jesus, Howarth, Ian D., Evans, Christopher J., & Sota, Alfredo, Astronomical Journal, 150, 99
  • The magnetic field topology and chemical abundance distributions of the Ap star HD 32633 (2015) Silvester, J., Kochukhov, O., & Wade, G.A., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 453, 2163
  • The changing UV and X-ray properties of the Of?p star CPD -28 2561 (2015) Nazé, Yael, Sundqvist, Jon O., Fullerton, Alex W., ud-Doula, Asif, Wade, Gregg A., Rauw, Gregor, & Walborn, Nolan R., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 452, 2641
  • Detection of 610-MHz radio emission from hot magnetic stars (2015) Chandra, P., Wade, G. A., Sundqvist, J. O., Oberoi, D., Grunhut, J. H., ud-Doula, A., Petit, V., Cohen, D. H., Oksala, M. E., & David-Uraz, A., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 452, 1245
  • Observations of the Spin Period Variations of Inactive Box-wing Geosynchronous Satellites (2015) Earl, Michael A., Wade, Gregg A., Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 52, 968

A complete publication list is available from the NASA Astrophysics Data System.

In the News

 
 

Graduate students

Current  students

  • Giuseppe Ramacieri (MSc, RMC)
  • Michael Earl (PhD, RMC)
  • Zsolt Keszthelyi (PhD, Queen's)
  • James Sikora (MSc, Queen's)

Past students 

  • Jason Shaw (MSc, RMC) (with Dr. Donald Bédard) - Canadian Forces
  • Matthew Shultz (PhD, Queen's) - NSERC postdoctoral fellow, Uppsala University
  • Carl Clancy (MSc, RMC) (with Dr. Donald Bédard) - Flt Lt, Australian Air Force
  • Alexandre David-Uraz (PhD, Queen's) - Postdoctoral fellow, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Alex Willison (MSc) (with Dr. Donald Bédard) - Research assistant RMC
  • James Silvester (PhD) - Postdoc, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Andrew Jolley (MSc) - Australian Air Force
  • Donald Bédard (PhD) - Assistant Professor, RMC
  • Michael Earl (MSc) - PhD candidate, RMC
  • Jason Grunhut (PhD) - Postdoc, Dunlap Institute, Canada
  • Matthew Shultz (MSc) - PhD Candidate, Queen’s University
  • M. Oksala (PhD) (with Prof. Stanley Owocki) - Postdoc, Observatoire de Paris, France
  • Véronique Petit (PhD) (with Prof. Laurent Drissen) - Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Katherine Likuski (MSc) - Canadian Forces
  • Jason Grunhut (MSc) - Postdoc, Dunlap Institute, Canada
  • Mouhamadou Thiam (MSc) (with Prof. Francis LeBlanc) - Secondary school teacher, Alberta, Canada
  • Jennifer Power (MSc) - Observing assistant, Kitt Peak Observatory, USA
  • Colin Folsom (MSc) - Postdoc, Grenoble, France
  • James Silvester (MSc) - Postdoc, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Dominic Drouin (MSc) - Canadian Forces
  • Noémie Johnson (MSc) - MD graduate, Canadian Forces physician
 
 

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