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: constraining the origin of spiral arms

Hart, Bamford, Keel, ..., Smethurst
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access, 2018


Modelling high-resolution ALMA observations of strongly lensed highly star-forming galaxies detected by Herschel

Dye, Furlanetto, Dunne, et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 476, Issue 4, p.4383-4394, 2018


The enhancement of rapidly quenched galaxies in distant clusters at 0.5 < z < 1.0

Socolovsky, Almaini, Hatch, ..., Maltby, et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 476, Issue 1, p.1242-1257, 2018


MUSE spectroscopy and deep observations of a unique compact JWST target, lensing cluster CLIO

Griffiths, Conselice, Alpaslan, ..., Bhatawdekar, et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 475, Issue 3, p.2853-2869, 2018


See full list on ADS.

Upcoming Events

23 May
Weekly Seminar
Using globular cluster stellar populations to understand galaxy formation
Chris Usher (LJMU)   3.45pm   Physics C12
06 Jun
Weekly Seminar
It came from outer space: interstellar visitor 1l/'Oumuamua
Colin Snodgrass (Open)   3.45pm   Physics C12
13 Jun
Weekly Seminar
Resolved star formation at cosmic noon
John Stott (Lancaster)   3.45pm   Physics C12
20 Jun
Weekly Seminar
Results from the JCMT Gould Belt and Transients surveys of local star formation
Jennifer Hatchell (Exeter)   3.45pm   Physics C12
For further events and talk abstracts, see the Events page.