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Webb JK; Lee C-C; Carswell RF; Milaković D, 2020, 'Getting the model right; an information criterion for spectroscopy', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa3551

Milaković D; Lee C-C; Carswell RF; Webb JK; Molaro P; Pasquini L, 2020, 'A new era of fine structure constant measurements at high redshift', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 500, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa3217

Hu J; Webb JK; Ayres TR; Bainbridge MB; Barrow JD; Barstow MA; Berengut JC; Carswell RF; Dumont V; Dzuba V; Flambaum VV; Lee CC; Reindl N; Preval SP; Tchang-Brillet W-ÜL, 2020, 'Measuring the fine structure constant on a white dwarf surface; a detailed analysis of Fe V absorption in G191-B2B', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa3066

Wilczynska MR; Webb JK; Bainbridge M; Barrow JD; Bosman SEI; Carswell RF; Dąbrowski MP; Dumont V; Lee CC; Leite AC; Leszczyńska K; Liske J; Marosek K; Martins CJAP; Milaković D; Molaro P; Pasquini L, 2020, 'Four direct measurements of the fine-structure constant 13 billion years ago', Science Advances, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aay9672

Milakovic D; Pasquini L; Webb JK; Curto GL, 2020, 'Precision and consistency of astrocombs', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 493, pp. 3997 - 4011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa356

Wilczynska MR; Webb JK; Bainbridge M; Barrow JD; Bosman SEI; Carswell RF; Dąbrowski MP; Dumont V; Lee C-C; Leite AC; Leszczyńska K; Liske J; Marosek K; Martins CJAP; Milaković D; Molaro P; Pasquini L, 2020, 'Four direct measurements of the fine-structure constant 13 billion years ago.', Sci Adv, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aay9672

Hu J; Webb JK; Ayres TR; Bainbridge MB; Barrow JD; Barstow MA; Berengut JC; Carswell RF; Dzuba VA; Flambaum VV; Holberg JB; Lee CC; Preval SP; Reindl N; Tchang-Brillet WÜL, 2019, 'Constraining the magnetic field on white dwarf surfaces; Zeeman effects and fine structure constant variation', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 485, pp. 5050 - 5058, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz739

Preval SP; Barstow MA; Bainbridge M; Reindl N; Ayres T; Holberg JB; Barrow JD; Lee CC; Webb JK; Hu J, 2019, 'A far-UV survey of three hot, metal-polluted white dwarf stars: WD0455-282, WD0621-376, and WD2211-495', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 487, pp. 3470 - 3487, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz1506

Zavarygin EO; Webb JK, 2019, 'A search for cosmological anisotropy using the Lyman alpha forest from SDSS quasar spectra', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 489, pp. 3966 - 3980, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2416

Mas-Ribas L; Riemer-Sorensen S; Hennawi JF; Miralda-Escudé J; O'Meara JM; Pérez-Rafols I; Murphy MT; Webb JK, 2018, 'Origin of Metals around Galaxies. I. Catalogs of Metal-line Absorption Doublets from High-resolution Quasar Spectra', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 862, http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aac81a

Zavarygin EO; Webb JK; Dumont V; Riemer-Sørensen S, 2018, 'The primordial deuterium abundance at zabs = 2.504 from a high signal-to-noise spectrum of Q1009+2956', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 477, pp. 5536 - 5553, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/MNRAS/STY1003

Riemer-Sørensen S; Kotuš S; Webb JK; Ali K; Dumont V; Murphy MT; Carswell RF, 2017, 'A precise deuterium abundance: Remeasurement of the z = 3.572 absorption system towards the quasar PKS1937-101', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 468, pp. 3239 - 3250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx681

Dzuba VA; Flambaum VV; Webb JK, 2017, 'Isotope shift and search for metastable superheavy elements in astrophysical data', Physical Review A, vol. 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.95.062515

Bainbridge MB; Webb JK, 2017, 'Artificial intelligence applied to the automatic analysis of absorption spectra. Objective measurement of the fine structure constant', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 468, pp. 1639 - 1670, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx179

Bainbridge MB; Webb JK, 2017, 'Evaluating the new automatic method for the analysis of absorption spectra using synthetic spectra', Universe, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/universe3020034

Dumont V; Webb JK, 2017, 'Modelling long-range wavelength distortions in quasar absorption echelle spectra', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 468, pp. 1568 - 1574, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx381

Bainbridge MB; Barstow MA; Reindl N; Lydia Tchang-Brillet W; Ayres TR; Webb JK; Barrow JD; Hu J; Holberg JB; Preval SP; Ubachs W; Dzuba VA; Flambaum VV; Dumont V; Berengut JC, 2017, 'Probing the gravitational dependence of the fine-structure constant from observations of white dwarf stars', Universe, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/universe3020032

Wilczynska MR; Webb JK; King JA; Murphy MT; Bainbridge MB; Flambaum VV, 2015, 'A new analysis of fine-structure constant measurements and modelling errors from quasar absorption lines', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 454, pp. 3082 - 3093, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stv2148

Riemer-Sørensen S; Webb JK; Crighton N; Dumont V; Ali K; Kotuš S; Bainbridge M; Murphy MT; Carswell R, 2015, 'A robust deuterium abundance; re-measurement of the z = 3.256 absorption system towards the quasar PKS 1937-101', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 447, pp. 2925 - 2936, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu2599

Barrow JD; Webb JK, 2014, 'Shifting Universal ”Constants” Could Reveal Spaces Hidden Dimensions. Do the inner workings of nature change with time?', Scientific American, vol. 23, pp. 70 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/scientificamericantime1114-70

Tanna A; Curran SJ; Whiting MT; Webb JK; Bignell C, 2013, 'A fourth HI 21 cm absorption system in the sight line of MG J0414+0534: A record for intervening absorbers', Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 772, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/772/2/L25

Berengut JC; Flambaum V; Ong A; Webb JK; Barrow JD; Barstow MA; Preval SP; Holberg JB, 2013, 'Limits on the Dependence of the Fine-Structure Constant on Gravitational Potential from White-Dwarf Spectra', Physical Review Letters, vol. 111, pp. 010801-1 - 010801-5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.010801

King JA; Webb JK; Murphy MT; Flambaum VV; Carswell RF; Bainbridge MB; Wilczynska MR; Koch FE, 2013, 'VizieR Online Data Catalog: Spatial variation in fine-structure constant (King+, 2012)', VizieR Online Data Catalog, vol. 742, pp. 23370, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013yCat..74223370K

King J; Webb JK; Murphy MT; Flambaum V; Carswell RF; Bainbridge MB; Wilczynska MR; Koch FE, 2012, 'Spatial variation in the fine-structure constant - new results from VLT/UVES', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 422, pp. 3370 - 3414, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20852.x

Curran SJ; Whiting MT; Tanna A; Bignell CM; Webb JK, 2011, 'A third HI 21-cm absorption system in the sight-line of MG J0414+0534: a redshift for Object X?', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society -Letters, vol. 413, pp. L86 - L90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-3933.2011.01039.x

Webb JK; King JA; Murphy MT; Flambaum V; Carswell RF; Bainbridge MB, 2011, 'Indications of a spatial variation of the fine structure constant', Physical Review Letters, vol. 107, pp. 191101-1 - 191101-5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.191101

Berengut JC; Flambaum V; King JA; Curran SJ; Webb JK, 2011, 'Is there further evidence for spatial variation of fundamental constants?', Physical Review - Section D - Particles and Fields, vol. 83, pp. 123506-1 - 123506-8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.83.123506

Curran SJ; Whiting MT; Webb JK; Athreya R, 2011, 'Localized HI 21-cm absorption towards a double lobed z=0.24 radio galaxy', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society -Letters, vol. 44, pp. L26 - L30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-3933.2011.01049.x

Curran SJ; Tanna A; Koch FE; Berengut JC; Webb JK; Stark A; Flambaum V, 2011, 'Measuring space-time variation of the fundamental constants with redshifted submillimetre transitions of neutral carbon', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 533, pp. A55-1 - A55-9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201117457

King J; Murphy MT; Ubachs W; Webb JK, 2011, 'New constraint on cosmological variation of the proton-to-electron mass ratio from Q0528-250', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 417, pp. 3010 - 3024, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19460.x

Curran SJ; Whiting MT; Combes F; Kuno N; Francis PJ; Nakai N; Webb JK; Murphy MT; Wiklind T, 2011, 'On the absence of molecular absorption in high-redshift millimetre-band searches', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 416, pp. 2143 - 2153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19193.x

King JA; Webb JK; Murphy MT; Flambaum V; Carswell RF; Bainbridge MB; Koch FE, 2011, 'Possible cosmological spatial variation in the fine-structure constant', Journal and Proceedings of Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 143, pp. 35 - 39

Curran SJ; Whiting MT; Murphy MT; Webb JK; Bignell CM; Polatidis AG; Wiklind T; Francis PJ; Langston G, 2011, 'Redshifted HI and OH absorption in radio galaxies and quasars', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 413, pp. 1165 - 1173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.18209.x

Curran SJ; Tzanavaris P; Darling J; Whiting MT; Webb JK; Bignell CM; Athreya R; Murphy MT, 2010, 'New Searches for HI 21-cm in Damped Lyman-alpha Absorption Systems', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 402, pp. 35 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.15879.x

Murphy MT; Webb JK; Flambaum V, 2010, 'VizieR Online Data Catalog: Variations of the fine-structure constant (Murphy+, 2009)', VizieR Online Data Catalog (other), vol. 0370, pp. 08001, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010yCatp037008001M

Murphy MT; Webb JK; Flambaum VV, 2009, 'Keck constraints on a varying fine-structure constant: wavelength calibration errors', Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana, vol. 80, pp. 833, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009MmSAI..80..833M

King JA; Mortlock DJ; Webb JK; Murphy MT, 2009, 'Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods applied to measuring the fine structure constant from quasar spectroscopy', Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana, vol. 80, pp. 864, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009MmSAI..80..864K

Berengut JC; Dzuba VA; Flambaum VV; King JA; Kozlov MG; Murphy MT; Webb JK, 2009, 'Searching for space-time variation of the fine structure constant using QSO spectra: overview and future prospects', Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana, vol. 80, pp. 795, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009MmSAI..80..795B

Blair DG; Barriga P; Brooks AF; Charlton P; Coward D; Dumas JC; Fan Y; Galloway D; Gras S; Hosken DJ; Howell E; Hughes S; Ju L; McClelland E; Melatos A; Miao H; Munch J; Scott SM; Slagmolen J; Veitch PJ; Wen L; Webb K; Wolley A; Yan Z; Zhao C, 2008, 'The Science benefits and preliminary design of the southern hemisphere gravitational wave detector AIGO', Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/122/1/012001

Curran SJ; Whiting MT; Wiklind T; Webb JK; Purcell CR; Murphy MT, 2008, 'A survey for redshifted molecular and atomic absorption lines - II. Associated H I, OH and millimetre lines in the z greater than or similar to 3 Parkes quarter-Jansky flat-spectrum sample', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 391, pp. 765 - 784, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13925.x

Robertson D; Collon P; Henderson D; Kurtz S; Lamm L; Schmitt C; Shumard B; Webb J, 2008, 'First results from the nuclear astrophysics AMS program at the NSL using the MANTIS system in gas-filled mode', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, vol. 266, pp. 3481 - 3486, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008NIMPB.266.3481R

Murphy MT; Webb JK; Flambaum V, 2008, 'Revision of VLT/UVES constraints on a varying fine-structure constant', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 384, pp. 1053 - 1062, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2007.12695.x

Webb JK; Carswell RF; King JA; Murphy MT, 2008, 'Stringent Null Constraint on Cosmological Evolution of the Proton-to-Electron Mass Ratio', Physical Review Letters, vol. 101, pp. 251304 - 251307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.251304

Christiansen JL; Kiss L; Ashley MC; Curran SJ; Hamacher DW; Webb JK; Young T; Derekas A; Hidas M; Thompson MR, 2008, 'The University of New South Wales Extrasolar Planet Search: a catalogue of variable stars from fields observed between 2004 and 2007', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 385, pp. 1749 - 1763, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13013.x

Christiansen JL; Derekas A; Kiss LL; Ashley MCB; Curran SJ; Hamacher DW; Hidas MG; Thompson MR; Webb JK; Young TB, 2008, 'VizieR Online Data Catalog: UNSW catalog of Variable Stars (Christiansen+, 2008)', VizieR Online Data Catalog, vol. 738, pp. 51749, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008yCat..73851749C

Webb J, 2007, 'Reflections on forty', INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND LIBRARIES, vol. 26, pp. 3 - +, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000246247200002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Webb J, 2007, 'Editorial: Farewell and thank you', Information Technology and Libraries, vol. 26, pp. 2 - 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.6017/ital.v26i4.3265

Webb J, 2007, 'Editorial: Reflections on forty', Information Technology and Libraries, vol. 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.6017/ital.v26i1.3283

Webb J, 2007, 'Editorial: The virtues of deliberation', Information Technology and Libraries, vol. 26, pp. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.6017/ital.v26i2.3276

Curran SJ; Murphy MT; Webb JK; Pihlstroem Y; Tzanavaris P, 2007, 'Detection of broad 21-cm absorption at z(abs)=0.656 in the complex sight-line towards 3C 336', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society -Letters, vol. 381, pp. L6 - L10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-3933.2007.00354.x


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