Professor Simon Goodwin
Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics
Group web pages
Astronomy and Astrophysics Group
Theoretical Physics Research Group
Personal web page
My research centres on star formation. In particular, how stars move and interact in their first few million years (and the potential impact on planet formation), and how we can compare observations to theory/simulations. At Sheffield I work with Claire Esau (Postdoc) and Dan Griffiths, Rebecca Arnold, and Suraiya Atker (PhD students).
I teach several astronomy courses: 'Our Evolving Universe' (PHY111), 'Extrasolar Planets and Astrobiology' (PHY229), and 'Star formation and Evolution (PHY404 with Paul Crowther). I also supervise 3rd and 4th year projects, run first year induction, am a personal tutor and PhD mentor.
- Outreach Coordinator
- UG advisor and PG mentor
- 'Mass segregation in star clusters is not energy equipartition' (Parker et al., 2016) http://adsabs.harvard.edu/doi/10.1093/mnrasl/slw061
- 'The difficult early stages of embedded star clusters and the importance of the pre-gas expulsion virial ratio' (Farias et al., 2015) http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015MNRAS.450.2451F
- 'Evolution of prolate molecular clouds at H II boundaries - II. Formation of BRCs of asymmetrical morphology' (Kinnear et al. 2015) http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015MNRAS.450.1017K
- 'Comparisons between different techniques for measuring mass segregation' (Parker & Goodwin, 2015) http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015MNRAS.449.3381P
- 'The Dynamical Evolution of Low-mass Hydrogen-burning Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and Planetary-mass Objects Formed through Disk Fragmentation' (Li et al. 2015) http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ApJ...805..116L
- 'The M-dwarfs in Multiples (MINMS) survey - I. Stellar multiplicity among low-mass stars within 15 pc' (Ward-Duong et al. 2015) <http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015MNRAS.449.2618W>