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  1. An HST/COS legacy survey of high-velocity ultraviolet absoption in the Milky Way’s circumgalactic medium and the Local Group
    Richter P., Ben Bekhti N., Nuza S., Fox A.J., Wakker B.P., Lehner N., Fechner C., Wendt M., Howk J.C., Muzahid S., Charlton J.C. & Ganguly R.
    A&A, in press (2017)
  2. Dust depletion of Ca and Ti in QSO absorption-line systems
    Guber C. & Richter P
    A&A 591, A137 (2017)
  3. Stellar laboratories. VII. New Kr IV - VII oscillator strengths and an improved spectral analysis of the hot, hydrogen-deficient DO-type white dwarf RE 0503-289
    Rauch T., Quinet P., Hoyer D., Werner K., Richter P., Kruk J.W. & Demleitner M.
    A&A 590, A128 (2016)
  4. An HST/COS legacy survey of intervening Si III absorption in the extended gaseous halos of low-redshift galaxies
    Richter P., Wakker B.P., Fechner C., Herenz P., Tepper-García T. & Fox A.J.
    A&A 590, A68 (2016)
  5. Possible Signatures of a Cold-flow Disk from MUSE Using a z=1 Galaxy-Quasar Pair toward SDSS J1422-0001
    Bouché N., Finley H., Schroetter I., Murphy M.T., Richter P., Bacon R., et al.
    ApJ 820, 121 (2016)
  6. A high-redshift quasar absorber without C IV. A galactic outflow caught in the act?
    Fox A. & Richter P.
    A&A 588, A94 (2016)
  7. High-velocity gas toward the LMC resides in the Milky Way halo
    Richter P., de Boer K.S., Werner K. & Rauch T.
    A&A 584, L6 (2015)
  8. First Detection of HCO+ Absorption in the Magellanic System
    Murray C.E., Stanimirovic S., McClure-Grifiths N.M., Putman M.E., Liszt H.S., Wong T., Richter P., Dason J.R., Dickey J.M., Lindner R.R., Babler B.L. & Allison J.R.
    ApJ 808, L41 (2015)
  9. VLT/UVES observations of peculiar α abundances in a sub-DLA at z=1.8 towards the quasar B1101-26
    Fox A., Richter, P. & Fechner, C.
    A&A 572, A102 (2014)
  10. The COS/UVES Absorption Survey of the Magellanic Stream. III. Ionization, Total Mass, and Inflow Rate onto the Milky Way
    Fox A.J., Wakker B.P., Barger K.A., Hernandez A.K., Richter P., Lehner N., Bland-Hawthorn J., Charlton J.C., Westmeier T., Thom C., Tumlinson J., Misawa T., Howk J.C., Haffner L.M., Ely, J., Rodriguez-Hidalgo P. & Kumari, N.
    ApJ 787, 147 (2014)
  11. The distribution of gas in the Local Group from constrained cosmological simulations: the case for Andromeda and the Milky Way galaxies
    Nuza S.E., Parisi F., Scannapieco C., Richter P., Gottloeber S. & Steinmetz M.
    MNRAS 441, 2593 (2014)
  12. High-resolution absorption spectroscopy of the circumgalactic medium of the Milky Way
    Richter P., Fox A.J., Ben Bekhti N., Murphy M.T., Bomans D. & Frank S.
    AN 335, 92 (2014)
  13. Absorption signatures of warm-hot gas at low redshift: NeVIII
    Tepper-Garcia T., Richter P. & Schaye J.
    MNRAS 436, 2063 (2013)
  14. The COS/UVES Absorption Survey of the Magellanic Stream. II. Evidence for a Complex Enrichment History of the Stream from the Fairall 9 Sightline
    Richter P., Fox A.J., Wakker B.P., Lehner N., Howk J.C., Bland-Hawthorn J., Ben Bekhti N. & Fechner C.
    ApJ 772, 111 (2013)
  15. The COS/UVES absorption survey of the Magellanic Stream: I. One-tenth solar abundances along the body of the Stream
    Fox A.J., Richter P., Wakker B.P., Lehner N., Howk J.C., Ben Bekhti N., Bland-Hawthorn J. & Lucas S.
    ApJ 772, 110 (2013)
  16. The Milky Way halo as a quasar absorption-line system. New results from an HST/STIS absorption-line catalogue of Galactic high-velocity clouds
    Herenz P., Richter P., Charlton J.C. & Masiero J.R
    A&A 550, A87 (2013)
  17. The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey. IX. The interstellar medium seen through Diffuse Interstellar Bands and neutral sodium
    Van Loon J.T., Bailey M., Tatton B.L., Maiz Appellaniz J., Crowther P.A., de Koter A., Evans C., Henault-Brunet V., Howarth I., Richter P., Sana H., Simon-Diaz S., Taylor W. & Walborn N.R.
    A&A 550, A108 (2013)
  18. An absorption-selected survey of neutral gas in the Milky Way halo. New results based on a large sample of CaII, NaI, and HI spectra towards QSOs
    Ben Bekhti N., Winkel B., Richter P., Kerp J., Klein U. & Murphy M.T.
    A&A 542, A110 (2012)
  19. Absorption signatures of warm-hot gas at low redshift: Broad Lyman-Alpha Absorbers
    Tepper-García T., Richter P., Schaye J., Booth C.M., Dalla Vecchia C.,& Theuns T.
    MNRAS 425, 1640 (2012)
  20. Cold gas accretion by high-velocity clouds and their connection to QSO absorption-line systems
    Richter, P.
    ApJ 750, 165 (2012)
  21. High-Resolution Observations of Two OVI Absorbers at z=2 towards PKS 1448-232
    Draganova N., Richter P. & Fechner C.
    A&A 533, A105 (2011)
  22. High-Velocity Cloud Complex GCN as Seen by EBHIS and GASS. I. Cloud Catalog and Global Properties
    Winkel B., Ben Bekhti N., Darmstädter V., Flöer L., Kerp J., & Richter P.
    A&A 533, A105 (2011)
  23. The End of Helium Reionization at z=2.7 Inferred from Cosmic Variance in HST/COS He II Lya Absorption Spectra
    Worseck G., Prochaska J.X., McQuinn M., Dall'Aglio A., Fechner C., Hennawi J.F., Reimers D., Richter P., & Wisotzki L.
    ApJ 733, L24 (2011)
  24. The Neutral Gas Extent of Galaxies Derived From Weak Intervening CaII Absorbers
    Richter P., Krause F., Charlton J.C., Fechner C., & Murphy M.T.
    A&A 528, A12 (2011)
  25. Absorption Signatures of Warm-Hot Gas at Low Redshift: OVI
    Tepper-García T., Richter P., Schaye J., Booth C.M., Dalla Vecchia C., Theuns T. & Wiersma R.P.C
    MNRAS 413, 190 (2011)
  26. Exploring the Origin and Fate of the Magellanic Stream with Ultraviolet and Optical Absorption
    Fox A.J., Wakker B.P., Smoker J.V., Richter P., Savage B.D., & Sembach K.R.
    ApJ 718, 1046 (2011)
  27. Interstellar Absorption towards the LMC: Small-Scale Density Variations in Milky Way disk gas
    Nasoudi-Shoar, S., Richter, P., de Boer, K.S., & Wakker, B.P.
    A&A 520, A26 (2010)
  28. High-resolution 21cm Observations of Low-Column Density Gas Clumps in the Milky Way Halo
    Ben Bekhti N., Richter P., Winkel B., Kenn F., & Westmeier T.
    A&A 503, 483 (2009)
  29. The nature of NV Absorbers at High Redshift
    Fechner C. & Richter P.
    A&A 496, 31
  30. A Population of Weak Metal-Line Absorbers Surrounding the Milky Way
    Richter P., Charlton J.C., Fangano A.P.M., Ben Bekhti N., & Masiero J.
    ApJ 695, 1631 (2009)
  31. Ca II and Na II Absorption Signatures from Extraplanar Gas in the Halo of the Milky Way
    Ben Bekhti N., Richter P., Westmeier T., & Murphy M.T.
    A&A 487, 583 (2008)
  32. A High-Resolution Survey of Low-Redshift QSO Absorption Lines: Statistics and Physical Conditions of O VI Absorbers
    Tripp T.M., Sembach K.R., Bowen D.V., Savage B.D., Jenkins E.B., Lehner N., & Richter P.
    ApJS 177, 39 (2008)
  33. Origin of Chromatic Features in Multiple Quasars -Variability, Dust, or Microlensing
    Yonehara A., Hirashita H., & Richter P.
    A&A 478, 95 (2008)
  34. Distances to Galactic high-velocity clouds: Cohen Stream, complex GCP, cloud g1
    Wakker B.P., York D.G., Wilhelm R., Barentine J.C., Richter P., Beers T. C., Ivezic Z., & Howk J. C.
    ApJ 672, 298 (2008)
  35. Distances to High-Velocity Clouds: Complex C
    Wakker B.P., York D.G., Howk J. C., Barentine J. C., Wilhelm R., Peletier R.F., van Woerden H, Beers T.C., Ivezic Z., Richter P., & Schwarz U.J.
    ApJ 670, L113 (2007)
  36. Physical Properties, Baryon Content, and Evolution of the Ly Forest: New Insights from High-Resolution Observations at z<0.4
    Lehner N., Savage B.D., Richter P., Sembach K.R., Tripp T.M., & Wakker B.P.
    ApJ 658, 680 (2007)
  37. Absorption Signatures of High-Redshift Galaxies
    Fangano A., Ferrara A, & Richter P.
    MNRAS 381, 469 (2007)
  38. Simulations of Thermally Broadened HI Lyman alpha Absorption Arising in the Warm-Hot Intergalactic Medium
    Richter P., Fang, T., & Bryan, G.L.
    A&A 451, 767 (2006)
  39. The Most Metal-Poor Damped Lyman alpha Systems at z<3: Contraints on Early Nucleosynthesis
    Erni, P., Richter, P., Ledoux, C., & Petitjean, P.
    A&A 451, 767 (2006)
  40. Tracing Baryons in the Warm-Hot Intergalactic Medium with Broad Lyman alpha Absorption
    Richter P., Savage, B.D., Sembach, K.R., & Tripp, T.M.
    A&A 445, 827 (2006)
  41. Low-column Density Gas Clumps in the Halo of the Milky Way
    Richter P., Westmeier, T., & Bruens, C.
    A&A 442, L49 (2005)
  42. The Sub-Damped Lyman alpha System toward HE 0001-2340: Galaxy Formation at z=2
    Richter P., Ledoux C., Petitjean P., & Bergeron J.
    A&A 440, 819 (2005)
  43. Physical Properties and Baryonic Content of Low-Redshift Intergalactic Ly and O VI Absorption Line Systems: The PG 1116+215 Sight Line
    Sembach K.R., Tripp T.M., Savage B.D., & Richter, P.
    ApJS 155, 351 (2004)
  44. FUSE and STIS Observations of the Warm-Hot Intergalactic Medium Towards PG 1259+593
    Richter P., Savage B.D., Tripp T.M., & Sembach K.R.
    ApJS 153, 165 (2004)
  45. Highly Ionized Gas Surrounding High Velocity Cloud Complex C
    Fox A.J., Savage B.D., Wakker B.P., Richter P., Sembach K.R., & Tripp T.M.
    ApJ 602, 738 (2004)
  46. The Deuterium-to-Hydrogen Ratio in a Low-Metallicity Cloud Falling onto the Milky Way
    Sembach K.R., Wakker B.P., Tripp T.M., Richter P., et al.
    ApJS 150, 387 (2004)
  47. The Composition of the Interstellar Medium towards the Lockman Hole
    Kappes M., Kerp J. & Richter P.
    A&A 405, 607 (2003)
  48. Molecular Hydrogen in Damped Lyman Alpha Systems: Spatial Distribution
    Hirashita H., Ferrara A., Wada K., & Richter P.
    MNRAS 341, L18 (2003)
  49. H2 Absorption in a Dense Interstellar Filament in the Milky Way Halo
    Richter P., Sembach K.R., & Howk J.C.
    A&A 405, 1013 (2003)
  50. The FUSE Survey of O VI Absorption in and near the Galaxy
    Wakker B.P., Savage B.D., Sembach K.R., Richter P., et al.
    ApJS 146, 1 (2003)
  51. Distribution and Kinematics of O VI in the Galactic Halo
    Savage B.D., Sembach K.R., Wakker B.P., Richter P., et al.
    ApJS 146, 125 (2003)
  52. Highly-Ionized High-Velocity Gas in the Vicinity of the Galaxy
    Sembach K.R., Wakker B.P., Savage B.D., Richter P., et al.
    ApJS 146, 165 (2003)
  53. A FUSE Survey of Molecular Hydrogen in Intermediate Velocity Clouds in the Milky Way Halo
    Richter P., Wakker B.P., Savage B.D., & Sembach K.R.
    ApJ 586, 230 (203)
  54. Interstellar Molecular Hydrogen in M33 detected with FUSE
    Bluhm H., de Boer K.S., Marggraf O., Richter P., & Wakker B.P.
    A&A 398, 983 (2003)
  55. Origins of the Highly Ionized Gas along the Line of Sight toward HD 116852
    Fox A.J., Savage B.D., Fabian D., Richter P., Sembach K.R., et al.
    ApJ 582, 793 (2003)
  56. Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer Observations of O VI Overlying the Scutum Supershell
    Sterling N.C., Savage B.D., Richter P., Fabian D., & Sembach K.R.
    ApJ 567, 354 (2002)
  57. FUSE and STIS Observations of Intervening OVI Absorption Line Systems in the Spectrum of PG 0953+415
    Savage B.D., Sembach K.R., Tripp T.M., & Richter P.
    ApJ 564, 631 (2002)
  58. Molecular Hydrogen in High-Velocity Clouds
    Richter P., Sembach K.R., Wakker B.P., Savage B.D., Tripp T.M., Kalberla P.M.W., & Jenkins E.B
    ApJL 562, 181 (2001)
  59. The Diversity of High- and Intermediate-Velocity Clouds: Complex C versus IV Arch
    Richter P., Sembach K.R., Wakker B.P., Savage B.D., Tripp T.M., Murphy E.M., Kalberla P.M.W., & Jenkins E.B.
    ApJ 559, 318 (2001)
  60. The FUSE Spectrum of PG 0804+761: A Study of Atomic and Molecular Abundances in the Lower Galactic Halo and beyond
    Richter P., Savage B.D., Wakker B.P., Sembach K.R., & Kalberla P.M.W.
    ApJ 549, 281 (2001)
  61. ORFEUS II Echelle Spectra: Molecular Hydrogen in disk, IVC, and HVC gas in front of the LMC
    Bluhm H., de Boer K.S., Marggraf O., & Richter P.
    A&A 367, 299 (2001)
  62. ORFEUS II Echelle Spectra: H2 Measurements in the Magellanic Clouds
    Richter, P.
    A&A 359, 1111 (2000)
  63. ORFEUS II Echelle Spectra: Molecular Hydrogen at High Velocities toward HD 93521
    Gringel W., Barnstedt J., de Boer K.S., Grewing M., Kappelmann N., & Richter P.
    A&A 358, L37 (2000)
  64. Discovery of Molecular Hydrogen in a High-Velocity Cloud of the Galactic Halo
    Richter P., de Boer K.S., Widmann H., Kappelmann N., Gringel W., Grewing M., & Barnstedt J.
    Nature 402, 386 (1999)
  65. ORFEUS II Echelle Spectra: Deuterium and Molecular Hydrogen in the ISM toward BD+39 3226
    Bluhm H., Marggraf O., de Boer K.S., Richter P., & Heber U.
    A&A 52, 287 (1999)
  66. ORFEUS II Echelle Spectra: The H2/CO Ratio in the LMC Gas toward LH 10
    Richter P., de Boer K.S., Bomans D.J., Heithausen A., & Koornneef J.
    A&A 351, 323 (1999)
  67. Strömgren Photometry of Globular Clusters: M55 & M22
    Richter P., Hilker M., & Richtler T.
    A&A 350, 476 (1999)
  68. ORFEUS II Echelle Spectra: Detection of Molecular Hydrogen Absorption in SMC Gas
    Richter P., Widmann H., de Boer K.S., Appenzeller I., et al.
    A&A 338, L5 (1998)
  69. ORFEUS II Echelle Spectra: Absorption by Molecular Hydrogen in the LMC
    de Boer K.S., Richter P., Bomans D.J., Heithausen A., & Koornneef J.
    A&A 338, L3 (1998)
  70. ORFEUS II Echelle Spectra: The Scale Height of O VI in the Galactic Halo
    Widmann H., de Boer K.S., Richter P., Kraemer G., et al.
    A&A 338, L1 (1998)

Review Papers [-]


  1. Gas accretion onto the Milky Way
    Richter, P.
    Astrophysics and Space Science Library 430, 15 (2017)
  2. FUV and X-Ray Absorption in the Warm-Hot Intergalactic Medium
    Richter P., Paerels F.B.S., & Kaastra J.S.
    Space Science Reviews 134, 25 (2008)
  3. Clusters of Galaxies: Beyond the Thermal View
    Kaastra J.S., Bykov A.M., Schindler S., Richter P., et al.
    Space Science Reviews 134, 1 (2008)
  4. Future Instrumentation for Study of the Wam-Hot Intergalactic Medium
    Paerels F., Kaastra J.S., Ohashi T., Richter P., Bykov A., & Nevalainen J.
    Space Science Reviews 134, 405 (2008)
  5. High-Velocity Clouds and the Local Intergalactic Medium
    Richter, P.
    Reviews in Modern Astronomy 19, 31 (2006)
  6. The Coldest Phase in Halo High-Velocity Gas: Dust and Molecules
    Richter, P. & de Boer, K.S.
    Astrophysics and Space Science Library 312, 183 (2004)

Public Outreach Articles [-]


  1. The Magellanic Stream - a tail of two galaxies
    Fox, A.J., Richter, P., Wakker, B.P., Lehner, N., Howk, J.C., & Bland-Hawthorn, J.
    The Messenger, ESO, No. 153, 29 (2015)
  2. Intergalactic winds
    Richter, P.
    German Research, DFG, March Issue (2012)
  3. Kosmisches Gas
    Richter, P.
    Sterne und Weltraum, Heft September (2009)
  4. Das Interstellare Medium der Milchstrasse
    Richter, P.
    Sterne und Weltraum, Sonderheft Dezember (2006)
  5. The large programme 'Cosmic Evolution of the IGM'
    Bergeron, J., Petitjean, P., Aracil, B., ..., Richter, P., et al.
    The Messenger, ESO, No. 118, 40 (2004)
  6. Our growing, breathing galaxy
    Wakker, B.P. & Richter, P.
    Scientific American, December Issue (2003)



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