Astronomy and Astrophysics
We study a range of topics in galactic and extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, including both theory and observation and the development of astronomical instrumentation related to these topics.
Our key research examines:
- observations of high-redshift galaxies and their implications for both cosmology and galaxy formation
- theoretical, computational and observational studies of the formation of stars and planetary systems
- the design and construction of astronomical instrumentation, especially at millimetre and sub-millimetre wavelengths, for ground and space-based observatories and for studies of the Cosmic Microwave Background theoretical work on early Universe cosmology and the large-scale structure of the Universe.
There is also a varied and highly active community of postgraduate research students based within our group.
Our research activity is organised into three research units: