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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.

April 24th | 12 - 6 PM | University of Nottingham

Prof. Françoise Combes,
Observatorie de Paris & Collège de France

Women are still under-represented across almost every level of science.

This RAS lecture series highlights outstanding individuals in astronomy and invites PhD students and junior researchers to connect, support each other and grow in a friendly environment.

  • 12:30 Informal lunch and mentoring session with Prof. Francoise Combes
  • 16:00 Colloquium (B13) "When supermassive black holes are too gluttonous".
  • 17:00 Wine, cheese & conversation

To apply for travel funding, please contact


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Recent Publications

SDSS IV MaNGA: Full spectroscopic bulge-disc decomposition of MaNGA early-type galaxies

Tabor, Merrifield, Aragón-Salamanca, Fraser-McKelvie, Peterken, et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access, 2019

THETHREEHUNDRED Project: ram pressure and gas content of haloes and subhaloes in the phase-space plane

Arthur, Pearce, Gray, et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 484, Issue 3, p.3968-3983, 2019

Cosmic CARNage II: the evolution of the galaxy stellar mass function in observations and galaxy formation models

Asquith, Pearce, Almaini, ..., Onions, et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 480, Issue 1, p.1197-1210, 2018

AUTOSPEC: Fast Automated Spectral Extraction Software for IFU Data Cubes

Griffiths, Conselice
The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 869, Issue 1, article id. 68, 8 pp. (2018)., 2018

See full list on ADS.

Upcoming Events

27 Feb
Weekly Seminar
VIPERS: The decline and fall of the most massive star-forming galaxies since z=1
Chris Haines (Birmingham) 3.45pm C12
06 Mar
Weekly Seminar
Preparing for JWST: What can we learn about high redshift galaxy evolution?
Emma Curtis-Lake (Cambridge) 3.45pm C12
07 Mar
Lunch Talk
Amelia Fraser-McKelvie 1.00pm A113
13 Mar
Weekly Seminar
Shedding light on gas around galaxies across cosmic time
Michele Fumagalli (Durham) 3.45pm C12
For further events and talk abstracts, see the Events page.