Professor Simon Goodwin

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics

Simon Goodwin
+44 114 22 23585

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Professor Simon Goodwin
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Hicks Building
Hounsfield Road
S3 7RH
Research interests

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).


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Journal articles

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Journal articles


  • Goodwin S (2013) Star Formation, Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems (pp. 243-277). Springer Netherlands RIS download Bibtex download
  • Goodwin SP, Kroupa P, Goodman A & Burkert A () The Fragmentation of Cores and the Initial Binary Population View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

Teaching interests

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.