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

Searching for the shadows of giants - II. The effect of local ionization on the Ly α absorption signatures of protoclusters at redshift z 2.4

Miller, Bolton, Hatch
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 506, Issue 4, pp.6001-6013, 2021-10


The detectability of strong 21-cm forest absorbers from the diffuse intergalactic medium in late reionization models

Šoltinský, Bolton, Hatch, ..., et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 506, Issue 4, pp.5818-5835, 2021-10


Strong lens modelling: comparing and combining Bayesian neural networks and parametric profile fitting

Pearson, Maresca, Li, Dye
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 505, Issue 3, pp.4362-4382, 2021-08


Quantifying Non-parametric Structure of High-redshift Galaxies with Deep Learning

Tohill, Ferreira, Conselice, Bamford, ..., et al.
The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 916, Issue 1, id.4, 14 pp., 2021-07


See full list on ADS

Upcoming Events

07 Dec
Journal Club
Leonardo de Albernaz Ferreira 1.00pm A113
10 Dec
Machine Learning
The Rise of Artificial Intelligence for Space Applications
Bertrand Le Saux; James Wheeler; Athanasia Nikolaou; Rochelle Schneider; Gabriele Meoni; Dawa Derksen & Pierre Philippe Mathieu (European Space Agency) 1.00pm TEAMS
13 Jan
Lunch Talk
Jacob Maresca 1.00pm A113/TEAMS
14 Jan
Machine Learning
TBA 1.00pm TEAMS
For further events and talk abstracts, see the Events page.