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

The use of convolutional neural networks for modelling large optically-selected strong galaxy-lens samples

Pearson, Li, Dye
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 488, Issue 1, p.991-1004, 2019


SDSS-IV MaNGA: stellar population gradients within barred galaxies

Fraser-McKelvie, Merrifield, Aragón-Salamanca, Peterken, et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, Volume 488, Issue 1, p.L6-L11, 2019


Evolution of the galaxy stellar mass functions and UV luminosity functions at z = 6-9 in the Hubble Frontier Fields

Bhatawdekar, Conselice, Margalef-Bentabol, et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 486, Issue 3, p.3805-3830, 2019


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, Volume 485, Issue 2, p.1546-1558, 2019


See full list on ADS.

Upcoming Events

20 Aug
Lunch Talk
The build-up of compact spheroidal galaxies in 1<z<2 clusters
Lisa Sazonova (Johns Hopkins) 1.00pm A113
11 Sep
Weekly Seminar
Extragalactic Star Clusters and the Assembly History of Galaxies
Jean Brodie (UCSC) 3.45pm C12
26 Sep
Lunch Talk
Lara Cullinane (Australian National University) 1.00pm A113
02 Oct
Weekly Seminar
Helen Russell (Nottingham) 3.45pm C12
For further events and talk abstracts, see the Events page.