Astronomy and Astrophysics Group
- We are interested in the formation and evolution of stars and brown dwarfs, individually, within star clusters, and in starbursts using major ground- and space-based observatories plus numerical simulations
- We are concerned with the properties of active galactic nuclei (AGN) and their influence on their host galaxies, using observations from X-ray to radio wavelengths
- We investigate a wide-range of astrophysical phenomena (from Kuiper Belt Objects and gamma-ray bursts) at high time resolution using the Sheffield-led ULTRACAM, ULTRASPEC instruments plus supernovae using large ground-based telescopes and the Hubble Space Telescope
For more details on our research please visit the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group website:
Academic staff and research fellows
- Professor Paul Crowther
- Professor Vik Dhillon
- Professor Simon Goodwin
- Dr Stuart Littlefair
- Professor Clive Tadhunter
- Dr Justyn Maund
- Dr James Mullaney
- Dr Richard Parker
The Astronomy and Astrophysics group also has 2 PDRAs, and 9 PhD students.
- Dr Chris Benn - Visiting Senior Lecturer
- Prof Robert Fosbury - Visiting Professor
- Prof Pavel Kroupa - Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor
- Leading the construction, use and exploitation of ULTRACAM, a high time resolution instrument.
- Highly sucessful when applying for time on space and ground-based telescopes (including HST, Spitzer, VLT and Gemini)
- Undertaking world-leading numerical hydrodynamical and N-body simulations.