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Andrew Shannon

Andrew Shannon

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  • Assistant Research Professor and CEHW Fellow
420 Davey Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Email: abs46@psu.edu
Phone: (814) 863-7346

Education

  1. B.Sc., Physics, University of Waterloo, 2005
  2. Ph.D., Astronomy & Astrophyics, University of Toronto, 2012

Selected Publications

Bonsor, A., Wyatt, M., Kral, Q., Kennedy, G., Shannon, A., & Ertel, S. ``Using warm dust to infer the presence of planets'', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 480, 4, (2018)

Shannon, A. & Dawson, R., ``Limits on the number of primordial Scattered Disk objects at Pluto mass and higher from the absence of their dynamical signatures on the present day trans-Neptunian Populations'', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 480, 2, (2018)

van Lieshout, R., Kral, Q., Charnoz, S., Wyatt, M., & Shannon, A., ``Exoplanet recycling in massive white-dwarf debris discs'', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 480, 2, (2018)

Matthews, E., Hinkley, S., Vigan, A., Kennedy, G., Sutlieff, B., Wickenden, D., Treves, S., David, T., Meshkat, T., Mawet, D., Morales, F., Shannon, A., & Stapelfeldt, K. ``Debris Sculptors: Combining VLT/SPHERE direct imaging limits with dynamical arguments to constrain the possible planets in two-belt debris disk systems'', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 482, 2, (2018)

Ertel, S., Defrère, D., Hinz, P., Mennesson, B., Kennedy, G. M., Danchi, W. C., Gelino, C., Hill, J. M., Hoffmann, W. F., Rieke, G., Shannon, A., Spalding, E., Stone, J. M., Vaz, A., Weinberger, A. J., Willems, P., Absil, O., Arbo, P., Bailey, V. P., Beichman, C., Bryden, G., Downey, E. C., Durney, O., Esposito, S., Gaspar, A., Grenz, P., Haniff, C. A., Leisenring, J. M., Marion, L., McMahon, T. J., Millan-Gabet, R., Montoya, M., Morzinski, K. M., Pinna, E., Power, J., Puglisi, A., Roberge, A., Serabyn, E., Skemer, A. J., Stapeldfeld, K., Su, K. Y. L., Vaitheeswaran, V., & Wyatt, M. C. ``The HOSTS survey - Exo-zodiacal Dust Measurements for 30 Stars'', The Astronomical Journal, 155, 194E (2018)

Marino, S., Wyatt, M., Kennedy, G., Holland, W., Matrà, L., Shannon, A., & Ivison, R., ``ALMA observations of the multiplanet system 61 Vir: What lies outside super-Earth systems?'', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 469, 3, (2017)

Matrà, L., MacGregor, M., Kalas, P., Wyatt, M., Kennedy, G., Wilner, D., Duchene, G., Hughes, M., Pan, M., Shannon, A., Clampin, M., Fitzgerald, M., Graham, J., Holland, W., Panić, O., & Su, K. ``Detection of exocometary CO within the 440 Myr-old Fomalhaut belt: A similar CO+CO2 ice abundance in exocomets and Solar system comets'', The Astrophysical Journal, 842, 9, (2017)

MacGregor, M., Matrà, L., Kalas, P., Wilner, D., Pan, M., Kennedy, G., Wyatt, M., Duchene, G., Hughes, M., Rieke, G., Clampin, M., Fitzgerald, M., Graham, J., Holland, W., Panić, O., Shannon, A., & Su, K. ``A complete ALMA map of the Fomalhaut debris disk'', The Astrophysical Journal, 842, 8 (2017)

Wyatt, M.C, Bonsor, A., Jackson, A.P., Marino, S., & Shannon, A.,``How to design a planetary system for different scattering outcomes: giant impact sweet spot, maximizing exocomets, scattered discs'', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 464, 3385 (2017)

Shannon, A., Bonsor, A., Kral, Q., & Matthews, E. ``The unseen planets of double belt debris disk systems'', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, 462L, 116, (2016)

Smullen, R., Kratter, K. & Shannon, A., ``Planet Scattering Around Binaries: Ejections, Not Collisions'', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 461, 1288, (2016)

Shannon, A., Wu, Y., & Lithwick, Y., ``Forming the Cold Classical Kuiper Belt in a light disk'', The Astrophysical Journal, 818, 175, (2016)

Shannon, A., Mustill, A., & Wyatt, M.,``Capture and evolution of dust in planetary mean-motion resonances: a fast, semi-analytic method for generating resonantly trapped disc images'', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society}, 448, 684, (2015)

Shannon, A., Wu, Y., & Lithwick, Y. ``Conglomeration of Kilometer-sized Planetesimals", The Astrophysical Journal, 801, 15, (2015)

Kennedy, G., Wyatt, M., Bailey, V., Bryden, G., Danchi, W., Defrère, D., Haniff, C., Hinz, P., Lebreton, J., Mennesson, B., Millan-Gabet, R., Morales, F., Panić, O., Rieke, G., Roberge, A., Serabyn, E., Shannon, A., Skemer, A., Stapelfeldt, K., Su, K., & Weinberger, A. ``Exo-zodi Modeling for the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer'' The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, 216, 23, (2015)

Shannon, A., Jackson, A., Veras, D., & Wyatt, M.,``Eight billion asteroids in the Oort cloud'', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 446, 2059, (2015)

Veras, D., Shannon, A., & Gänsicke, B., ``Hydrogen delivery onto white dwarfs from remnant exo-Oort cloud comets'', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 445, 4175, (2014)

Shannon, A., Clarke, C., & Wyatt, M.,``Dancing with the stars: formation of the Fomalhaut triple system and its effect on the debris discs", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 442, 142, (2014)

Kratter, K. & Shannon, A.,``Planet packing in circumbinary systems", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 437, 3727, (2014)

Shannon, A. & Wu, Y., ``Planetesimals in Debris Disks of Sun-like Stars", The Astrophysical Journal, 739, 36, (2011)

Research Interests

Planet Formation; Debris Disk Evolution; Small Solar System Bodies

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