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

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


Massive post-starburst galaxies at z > 1 are compact proto-spheroids

Almaini, Wild, Maltby, ..., Hatch, et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 472, Issue 2, p.1401-1412, 2017


See full list on ADS.

Upcoming Events

17 Jan
Weekly Seminar
Connecting the initial conditions of star formation to their Galactic origins
Sarah Ragan (Cardiff)   3.45pm   Physics C12
For further events and talk abstracts, see the Events page.