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Academic Staff

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Dr Diego Altamirano
Principal Research Fellow, RS URF
Room 4076; Ext 21277
accretion and outflows, black holes and neutron stars, time domain astrophysics, X-ray transients
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Prof Tony Bird
Professor
Room 5013; Ext 22190
high-energy astrophysics, high-mass X-ray binaries, instrumentation
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Prof Malcolm Coe
Professor
Room 5049; Ext 22108
high mass X-ray binaries in the Small Magellanic Cloud
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Dr Robert Fear
Principal Research Fellow, STFC ERF
Room 4091; Ext 22099
aurora, magnetic reconnection, magnetospheres
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Dr Poshak Gandhi
Associate Professor, STFC ERF
Room 4073a; Ext 22089
accretion and outflows, multiwavelength surveys, time-domain astronomy
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Dr Wynn Ho
Associate Professor
Room 5007; Ext 23932
accretion, atmosphere modelling, gravitational waves, neutron stars
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Dr Sebastian Hoenig
Associate Professor, ERC CG
Room 4061; Ext 27370
active galactic nuclei, dust, infra-red astronomy, time-domain astronomy
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Dr Caitriona Jackman
Associate Professor, STFC ERF
Room 4088; Ext 22048
aurora, magnetic reconnection, magnetospheres, solar wind
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Prof Christian Knigge
Professor, Head of Astronomy Group
Room 5009; Ext 23955
accretion and outflows, active galactic nuclei, interacting binaries
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Dr Matt Middleton
Lecturer, STFC ERF
Room 4063; Ext 22111
ultra-luminous X-ray sources (ULXs), AGN, X-ray binaries, multiwavelength time domain observations
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Dr Francesco Shankar
Associate Professor
Room 5067; Ext 22150
active galactic nuclei, black holes, galaxy evolution
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Dr Daniel Whiter
Lecturer
Room 4089; Ext 22095
aurora, instrumentation
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Administrators

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Ceris French
Senior Administrator
Room 5001; Ext 22093
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Judy Orsmond
Astro Support
Room 5001; Ext 22097

Post-doctoral Researchers

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Dr Triana Almeyda
Postdoctoral Researcher
AGN, reverberation mapping
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Dr Charlotte Angus
Postdoctoral Researcher
Room 4053; Ext 22087
supernovae and host galaxies
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Dr Ranieri Baldi
Postdoctoral Researcher
Room 4077
active galactic nuclei, radio galaxies
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Dr Aru Beri
Postdoctoral Researcher/RS Newton International Fellow
Room 4075
X-ray binaries
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Dr Josh Chadney
Postdoctoral Researcher
upper planetary atmospheres, aurora, stellar variability, exoplanets
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Dr John Coxon
Postdoctoral Researcher
magnetospheres
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Dr Claudia P. Gutiérrez
Postdoctoral Researcher
SNe, SNe progenitors, circumstellar interactions
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Dr Nick Higginbottom
Postdoctoral Researcher
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Dr Mathew Smith
Postdoctoral Researcher
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Dr Philip Wiseman
Postdoctoral Researcher
Supernovae & gamma-ray bursts, host galaxies, dust

Postgraduate Students

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Kevin Alabarta
PhD Student
Room 4075
X-ray binaries
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Dominic Ashton
PhD Student
Room 4075
ULXs
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Bella Boulderstone
PhD Student
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Steve Browett
PhD Student
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Rory Brown
PhD Student
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Noel Castro Segura
PhD Student
CVs, blazars
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Alessandra Costantino
PhD Student
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Michael Johnson
PhD Student
Room 4075
LSST, X-ray binaries
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Jamie Court
PhD Student
Room 4075
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Philip Grylls
PhD Student
Room 4067
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Lisa Kelsey
PhD Student
Room 4053
Supernovae
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Victoria Lepingwell
PhD Student
Room 4057
INTEGRAL, machine learning
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Brian Luff
PhD Student
Room 4057
Accretion onto compact objects
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Sam Mangham
PhD Student
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Christopher Marsden
PhD Student
Room 4057
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Tomas Müller
PhD Student
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John Paice
PhD Student
AstroSat, X-ray binaries, multiwavelength fast timing
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Edward Parkinson
PhD Student
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Szymon Prajs
PhD Student
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David Price
PhD Student
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Miika Pursiainen
PhD Student
Room 4057
DES, supernovae
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Joe Reed
PhD Student
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Jade Reidy
PhD Student
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Andy Smith
PhD Student
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David Williams
PhD Student
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Lorenzo Zanisi
PhD Student

Visiting Researchers and Emeritus

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Prof Phil Charles
Professor
observational high-energy astrophysics
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Dr Adam Hill
Visiting Researcher

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Dr Judith Ineson
Visiting Researcher
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Prof Betty Lanchester
Professor
aurora, ionosphere

Former members

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Chris Boon
PhD Student

2017

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Dr Regis Cartier Ugarte
Postdoctoral Researcher

2017t

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Sam Connolly
Postdoctoral Researcher

2016

active galactic nuclei
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Stewart Buchan
PhD Student

2017

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Alex Clarke
PhD Student

2014