Welcome

To the Nottingham Astronomy group website

The group is part of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham, England. Also involved in astronomical research at the University are the Astronomy and Astrophysical Chemistry Group and the Particle Theory Group.

Our research runs the gamut of cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics, from the structure of the Universe to studies of distant and nearby galaxies, and benefits from the interplay of observations, theory, and computation.


The Hubble space telescope
The Trent Building
Nottingham's supercomputer Minerva

Recent Publications

SDSS-IV MaNGA: the different quenching histories of fast and slow rotators

Smethurst, Masters, Lintott, ..., Merrifield, ..., Aragón-Salamanca, et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 473, issue 2, pp. 2679-2687, 2018


Galaxy Zoo and sparcfire: constraints on spiral arm formation mechanisms from spiral arm number and pitch angles

Hart, Bamford, Hayes, ..., Smethurst
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 472, Issue 2, p.2263-2279, 2017


See full list on ADS.

Upcoming Events

06 Dec
Weekly Seminar
The spiralling signatures of planet formation
Farzana Meru (Cambridge)   3.45pm   Physics C12
13 Dec
Weekly Seminar
Detecting and characterising exoplanets with direct imaging
Beth Biller (Edinburgh)   3.45pm   Physics C12
For further events and talk abstracts, see the Events page.