cara battersby

Submillimeter Array Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

The Central Molecular Zone of our Galaxy

PUBLICATIONS

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Summary: I have an h-index of 19, am an author on 37 refereed publications, and my total citation count is 1344.
I have 4 first-author refereed publications, with an h-index of 4 and 124 citations (computed Oct. 29, 2015 from
NASA ADS). My complete publication list is below.


First Author or Advised Student Lead


[1] Zucker, C., Battersby, C., & Goodman, A., The Skeleton of the Milky Way, June, 2015, accepted to
ApJ, 2015arXiv150608807Z

[2] Vutisalchavakul, N., Evans, II, N. J., & Battersby, C., The Star-formation Relation for Regions in the
Galactic Plane: The Effect of Spatial Resolution, December, 2014, ApJ, 797, 77.  2014ApJ...797...77V

[3] Battersby, C., Ginsburg, A., Bally, J., Longmore, S., Dunham, M., & Darling, J., The Onset of Massive
Star Formation: The Evolution of Temperature and Density Structure in an Infrared Dark Cloud, June,
2014, ApJ, 787, 113. 2014ApJ...787..113B

[4] Battersby, C., Bally, J., Dunham, M., Ginsburg, A., Longmore, S., & Darling, J., The Comparison of
Physical Properties Derived from Gas and Dust in a Massive Star-forming Region, May, 2014, ApJ, 786,
116.  2014ApJ...786..116B

[5] Battersby, C. D., 2013, in The Formation of Massive Stars and Star Clusters in the Milky Way New
Horizons in Astronomy (BASH 2013) - Invited Review Paper.  2013nha..confE...5B

[6] Battersby, C., Bally, J., Ginsburg, A., Bernard, J.-P., Brunt, C., Fuller, G. A., Martin, P., Molinari,
S., Mottram, J., Peretto, N., Testi, L., & Thompson, M. A., Characterizing precursors to stellar clusters
with Herschel, November, 2011, A&A, 535, A128.  2011A&A...535A.128B

[7] Battersby, C., Bally, J., Jackson, J. M., Ginsburg, A., Shirley, Y. L., Schlingman, W., & Glenn, J., An
Infrared Through Radio Study of the Properties and Evolution of IRDC Clumps, September, 2010, ApJ,
721, 222.  2010ApJ...721..222B


Papers as Part of Main Science Team


[1] Ginsburg, A., Walsh, A., Henkel, C., Jones, P. A., Cunningham, M., Kauffmann, J., Pillai, T., Mills,
E. A. C., Ott, J., Kruijssen, J. M. D., Menten, K. M., Battersby, C., Rathborne, J., Contreras, Y.,
Longmore, S., Walker, D., & Dawson, J., High-mass star-forming cloud G0.38+0.04 in the Galactic
Center Dust Ridge contains H2CO and SiO masers, October. 2015, accepted to ApJ Letters. 
2015arXiv151006401G

[2] Lu, X., Zhang, Q., Kauffmann, J., Pillai, T., Longmore, S. N., Kruijssen, J. M. D., Battersby, C.,
& Gu, Q., Deeply Embedded Protostellar Population in the 20 km s-1 Cloud of the Central Molecular
Zone, October. 2015, accepted to ApJ Letters.   2015arXiv151004901L

[3] Ginsburg, A., Henkel, C., Ao, Y., Riquelme, D., Kauffmann, J., Pillai, T., Mills, E. A. C., Requena-
Torres, M. A., Immer, K., Testi, L., Ott, J., Bally, J., Battersby, C., Darling, J., Aalto, S., Stanke,
T., Kendrew, S., Kruijssen, J. M. D., Longmore, S., Dale, J., Guesten, R., & Menten, K. M., Dense gas
in the Galactic central molecular zone is warm and heated by turbulence, September. 2015, accepted to
A&A.  2015arXiv150901583G

[4] Ellsworth-Bowers, T. P., Glenn, J., Riley, A., Rosolowsky, E., Ginsburg, A., II, N. J. E., Battersby,
C., & Shirley, Y. L., The bolocam galactic plane survey. xiii. physical properties and mass functions of
dense molecular cloud structures, June. 2015, ApJ, 805, 157.  2015ApJ...805..157E

[5] Merello, M., Evans, II, N. J., Shirley, Y. L., Rosolowsky, E., Ginsburg, A., Bally, J., Battersby, C., &
Dunham, M. M., The Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey. XI. Temperatures and Substructure of Galactic
Clumps Based On 350 micron Observations.  May. 2015, ApJS, 218, 1.  2015ApJS..218....1M

[6] Ellsworth-Bowers, T. P., Rosolowsky, E., Glenn, J., Ginsburg, A., II, N. J. E., Battersby, C., Shirley,
Y. L., & Svoboda, B., The bolocam galactic plane survey. xii. distance catalog expansion using kinematic
isolation of dense molecular cloud structures with 13co(1-0), May 2015, ApJS, 218, 1.  2015ApJ...799...29E

[7] Ginsburg, A., Bally, J., Battersby, C., Youngblood, A., Darling, J., Rosolowsky, E., Arce, H., &
Lebr´on Santos, M. E., The dense gas mass fraction in the w51 cloud and its protoclusters, January
2015, A&A, 573, A106. 2014arXiv1411.1756G

[8] Shirley, Y. L., Ellsworth-Bowers, T. P., Svoboda, B., Schlingman, W. M., Ginsburg, A., Rosolowsky,
E., Gerner, T., Mairs, S., Battersby, C., Stringfellow, G., Dunham, M. K., Glenn, J., & Bally, J., The
Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey. X. A Complete Spectroscopic Catalog of Dense Molecular Gas Observed
toward 1.1 mm Dust Continuum Sources with 7. 5 <= l <= 194, November, 2013, ApJS, 209, 2. 
2013ApJS..209....2S

[9] Ginsburg, A., Glenn, J., Rosolowsky, E., Ellsworth-Bowers, T. P., Battersby, C., Dunham, M.,
Merello, M., Shirley, Y., Bally, J., Evans, II, N. J., Stringfellow, G., & Aguirre, J., The Bolocam
Galactic Plane Survey. IX. Data Release 2 and Outer Galaxy Extension, October, 2013, ApJS, 208, 14. 
2013ApJS..208...14G

[10] Kendrew, S., Ginsburg, A., Johnston, K., Beuther, H., Bally, J., Cyganowski, C. J., & Battersby, C.,
Early-stage Massive Star Formation near the Galactic Center: Sgr C, October, 2013, ApJ, 775, L50.
2013ApJ...775L..50K

[11] Ellsworth-Bowers, T. P., Glenn, J., Rosolowsky, E., Mairs, S., Evans, II, N. J., Battersby, C., Ginsburg,
A., Shirley, Y. L., & Bally, J., The Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey. VIII. A Mid-infrared Kinematic
Distance Discrimination Method, June, 2013, ApJ, 770, 39.  2013ApJ...770...39E

[12] Longmore, S. N., Kruijssen, J. M. D., Bally, J., Ott, J., Testi, L., Rathborne, J., Bastian, N., Bressert,
E., Molinari, S., Battersby, C., & Walsh, A. J., Candidate super star cluster progenitor gas clouds
possibly triggered by close passage to Sgr A*, June, 2013, MNRAS, 433, L15.  2013MNRAS.433L..15L

[13] Longmore, S. N., Bally, J., Testi, L., Purcell, C. R., Walsh, A. J., Bressert, E., Pestalozzi, M., Molinari,
S., Ott, J., Cortese, L., Battersby, C., Murray, N., Lee, E., Kruijssen, J. M. D., Schisano, E., & Elia,
D., Variations in the Galactic star formation rate and density thresholds for star formation, February,
2013, MNRAS, 429, 987.  2013MNRAS.429..987L

[14] Bressert, E., Ginsburg, A., Bally, J., Battersby, C., Longmore, S., & Testi, L., How to Find Young
Massive Cluster Progenitors, October, 2012, ApJ, 758, L28.  2012ApJ...758L..28B

[15] Ginsburg, A., Bressert, E., Bally, J., & Battersby, C., There are No Starless Massive Proto-clusters
in the First Quadrant of the Galaxy, October, 2012, ApJ, 758, L29.  2012ApJ...758L..29G

[16] Longmore, S. N., Rathborne, J., Bastian, N., Alves, J., Ascenso, J., Bally, J., Testi, L., Longmore, A.,
Battersby, C., Bressert, E., Purcell, C., Walsh, A., Jackson, J., Foster, J., Molinari, S., Meingast, S.,
Amorim, A., Lima, J., Marques, R., Moitinho, A., Pinhao, J., Rebordao, J., & Santos, F. D., G0.253
+ 0.016: A Molecular Cloud Progenitor of an Arches-like Cluster, February, 2012, ApJ, 746, 117.
2012ApJ...746..117L

[17] Ginsburg, A., Darling, J., Battersby, C., Zeiger, B., & Bally, J., Galactic H2CO Densitometry. I.
Pilot Survey of Ultracompact H II Regions and Methodology, August, 2011, ApJ, 736, 149. 
2011ApJ...736..149G

[18] Schlingman, W. M., Shirley, Y. L., Schenk, D. E., Rosolowsky, E., Bally, J., Battersby, C., Dunham,
M. K., Ellsworth-Bowers, T. P., Evans, II, N. J., Ginsburg, A., & Stringfellow, G., The Bolocam Galactic
Plane Survey. V. HCO+ and N2H+ Spectroscopy of 1.1 mm Dust Continuum Sources, August, 2011,
ApJS, 195, 14.  2011ApJS..195...14S

[19] Aguirre, J. E., Ginsburg, A. G., Dunham, M. K., Drosback, M. M., Bally, J., Battersby, C., Bradley,
E. T., Cyganowski, C., Dowell, D., Evans, II, N. J., Glenn, J., Harvey, P., Rosolowsky, E., Stringfellow,
G. S., Walawender, J., & Williams, J. P., The Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey: Survey Description and
Data Reduction, January, 2011, ApJS, 192, 4.  2011ApJS..192....4A

[20] Bally, J., Aguirre, J., Battersby, C., Bradley, E. T., Cyganowski, C., Dowell, D., Drosback, M.,
Dunham, M. K., Evans, II, N. J., Ginsburg, A., Glenn, J., Harvey, P., Mills, E., Merello, M., Rosolowsky,
E., Schlingman, W., Shirley, Y. L., Stringfellow, G. S., Walawender, J., & Williams, J., The Bolocam
Galactic Plane Survey: l = 1.1 and 0.35 mm Dust Continuum Emission in the Galactic Center Region,
September, 2010, ApJ, 721, 137.  2010ApJ...721..137B

[21] Bally, J., Anderson, L. D., Battersby, C., Calzoletti, L., Digiorgio, A. M., Faustini, F., Ginsburg,
A., Li, J. Z., Nguyen-Luong, Q., Molinari, S., Motte, F., Pestalozzi, M., Plume, R., Rodon, J., Schilke,
P., Schlingman, W., Schneider-Bontemps, N., Shirley, Y., Stringfellow, G. S., Testi, L., Traficante, A.,
Veneziani, M., & Zavagno, A., Herschel observations of the W43 “mini-starburst”, July, 2010, A&A,
518, L90.  2010A&A...518L..90B

[22] Dunham, M. K., Rosolowsky, E., Evans, II, N. J., Cyganowski, C. J., Aguirre, J., Bally, J., Battersby,
C., Bradley, E. T., Dowell, D., Drosback, M., Ginsburg, A., Glenn, J., Harvey, P., Merello, M., Schlingman,
W., Shirley, Y. L., Stringfellow, G. S., Walawender, J., & Williams, J. P., The Bolocam Galactic
Plane Survey. III. Characterizing Physical Properties of Massive Star-forming Regions in the Gemini
OB1 Molecular Cloud, July, 2010, ApJ, 717, 1157.  2010ApJ...717.1157D

[23] Rosolowsky, E., Dunham, M. K., Ginsburg, A., Bradley, E. T., Aguirre, J., Bally, J., Battersby, C.,
Cyganowski, C., Dowell, D., Drosback, M., Evans, II, N. J., Glenn, J., Harvey, P., Stringfellow, G. S.,
Walawender, J., & Williams, J. P., The Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey. II. Catalog of the Image Data,
May, 2010, ApJS, 188, 123.  2010ApJS..188..123R

[24] Pratap, P., Shute, P. A., Keane, T. C., Battersby, C., & Sterling, S., Class i Methanol Masers:
Signposts of Star Formation?, May, 2008, AJ, 135, 1718.  2008AJ....135.1718P


Papers as Member of Collaboration


[1] Wilcock, L. A., Ward-Thompson, D., Kirk, J. M., Stamatellos, D., Whitworth, A., Battersby, C.,
Elia, D., Fuller, G. A., DiGiorgio, A., Gri n, M. J., Molinari, S., Martin, P., Mottram, J. C., Peretto,
N., Pestalozzi, M., Schisano, E., Smith, H. A., & Thompson, M. A., Isolated starless cores in infrared
dark clouds in the Hi-GAL survey, July, 2012, MNRAS, 424, 716.  2012MNRAS.424..716W

[2] Molinari, S., Bally, J., Noriega-Crespo, A., Compi`egne, M., Bernard, J. P., Paradis, D., Martin, P., Testi,
L., Barlow, M., Moore, T., Plume, R., Swinyard, B., Zavagno, A., Calzoletti, L., Di Giorgio, A. M.,
Elia, D., Faustini, F., Natoli, P., Pestalozzi, M., Pezzuto, S., Piacentini, F., Polenta, G., Polychroni,
D., Schisano, E., Traficante, A., Veneziani, M., Battersby, C., Burton, M., Carey, S., Fukui, Y., Li,
J. Z., Lord, S. D., Morgan, L., Motte, F., Schuller, F., Stringfellow, G. S., Tan, J. C., Thompson, M. A.,
Ward-Thompson, D., White, G., & Umana, G., A 100 pc Elliptical and Twisted Ring of Cold and Dense
Molecular Clouds Revealed by Herschel Around the Galactic Center, July, 2011, ApJ, 735, L33.
2011ApJ...735L..33M

[3] Wilcock, L. A., Kirk, J. M., Stamatellos, D., Ward-Thompson, D., Whitworth, A., Battersby, C.,
Brunt, C., Fuller, G. A., Gri n, M., Molinari, S., Martin, P., Mottram, J. C., Peretto, N., Plume,
R., Smith, H. A., & Thompson, M. A., The initial conditions of high-mass star formation: radiative
transfer models of IRDCs seen in the Herschel Hi-GAL survey, February, 2011, A&A, 526, A159.
2011A&A...526A.159W

[4] Elia, D., Schisano, E., Molinari, S., Robitaille, T., Angl´es-Alc´azar, D., Bally, J., Battersby, C.,
Benedettini, M., Billot, N., Calzoletti, L., di Giorgio, A. M., Faustini, F., Li, J. Z., Martin, P., Morgan,
L., Motte, F., Mottram, J. C., Natoli, P., Olmi, L., Paladini, R., Piacentini, F., Pestalozzi, M., Pezzuto,
S., Polychroni, D., Smith, M. D., Strafella, F., Stringfellow, G. S., Testi, L., Thompson, M. A., Traficante,
A., & Veneziani, M., A Herschel study of YSO evolutionary stages and formation timelines in
two fields of the Hi-GAL survey, July, 2010, A&A, 518, L97.  2010A&A...518L..97E

[5] Molinari, S., Swinyard, B., Bally, J., Barlow, M., Bernard, J.-P., Martin, P., Moore, T., Noriega-Crespo,
A., Plume, R., Testi, L., Zavagno, A., Abergel, A., Ali, B., Anderson, L., Andr´e, P., Baluteau, J.-P.,
Battersby, C., Beltr´an, M. T., Benedettini, M., Billot, N., Blommaert, J., Bontemps, S., Boulanger,
F., Brand, J., Brunt, C., Burton, M., Calzoletti, L., Carey, S., Caselli, P., Cesaroni, R., Cernicharo, J.,
Chakrabarti, S., Chrysostomou, A., Cohen, M., Compiegne, M., de Bernardis, P., de Gasperis, G., di
Giorgio, A. M., Elia, D., Faustini, F., Flagey, N., Fukui, Y., Fuller, G. A., Ganga, K., Garcia-Lario, P.,
Glenn, J., Goldsmith, P. F., Griffin, M., Hoare, M., Huang, M., Ikhenaode, D., Joblin, C., Joncas, G.,
Juvela, M., Kirk, J. M., Lagache, G., Li, J. Z., Lim, T. L., Lord, S. D., Marengo, M., Marshall, D. J.,
Masi, S., Massi, F., Matsuura, M., Minier, V., Miville-Deschˆenes, M.-A., Montier, L. A., Morgan, L.,
Motte, F., Mottram, J. C., M¨uller, T. G., Natoli, P., Neves, J., Olmi, L., Paladini, R., Paradis, D.,
Parsons, H., Peretto, N., Pestalozzi, M., Pezzuto, S., Piacentini, F., Piazzo, L., Polychroni, D., Pomar`es,
M., Popescu, C. C., Reach, W. T., Ristorcelli, I., Robitaille, J.-F., Robitaille, T., Rod´on, J. A., Roy,
A., Royer, P., Russeil, D., Saraceno, P., Sauvage, M., Schilke, P., Schisano, E., Schneider, N., Schuller,
F., Schulz, B., Sibthorpe, B., Smith, H. A., Smith, M. D., Spinoglio, L., Stamatellos, D., Strafella,
F., Stringfellow, G. S., Sturm, E., Taylor, R., Thompson, M. A., Traficante, A., Tu↵s, R. J., Umana,
G., Valenziano, L., Vavrek, R., Veneziani, M., Viti, S., Waelkens, C., Ward-Thompson, D., White, G.,
Wilcock, L. A., Wyrowski, F., Yorke, H. W., & Zhang, Q., Clouds, filaments, and protostars: The
Herschel Hi-GAL Milky Way, July, 2010, A&A, 518, L100.  2010A&A...518L.100M

[6] Peretto, N., Fuller, G. A., Plume, R., Anderson, L. D., Bally, J., Battersby, C., Beltran, M. T.,
Bernard, J.-P., Calzoletti, L., Digiorgio, A. M., Faustini, F., Kirk, J. M., Lenfestey, C., Marshall, D.,
Martin, P., Molinari, S., Montier, L., Motte, F., Ristorcelli, I., Rod´on, J. A., Smith, H. A., Traficante, A.,
Veneziani, M., Ward-Thompson, D., & Wilcock, L., Mapping the column density and dust temperature
structure of IRDCs with Herschel, July, 2010, A&A, 518, L98.  2010A&A...518L..98P