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 Merger Rates up to z ∼ 3 Using a Bayesian Deep Learning Model: A Major-merger Classifier Using IllustrisTNG Simulation Data

Ferreira, Conselice, Duncan, Cheng, Griffiths, Whitney
The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 895, Issue 2, id.115, 17 pp. (2020), 2020-06


SDSS-IV MaNGA: spatially resolved dust attenuation in spiral galaxies

Greener, Aragón-Salamanca, Merrifield, ..., et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 495, Issue 2, pp.2305-2320, 2020-05


Optimizing automatic morphological classification of galaxies with machine learning and deep learning using Dark Energy Survey imaging

Cheng, Conselice, Aragón-Salamanca, ..., et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 493, Issue 3, p.4209-4228, 2020-04


Identifying strong lenses with unsupervised machine learning using convolutional autoencoder

Cheng, Li, Conselice, Aragón-Salamanca, Dye, ..., et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 494, Issue 3, pp.3750-3765, 2020-04


See full list on ADS

Upcoming Events

21 Oct
Weekly Seminar
The Planes of Satellite Galaxies Problem of NOVEMBER Λ CDM cosmology
Marcel Pawlowski (Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics) 3.45pm TEAMS
29 Oct
Lunch Talk
Julian Onions 1.00pm TEAMS
05 Nov
Lunch Talk
Joel Miller 1.00pm TEAMS
11 Nov
Weekly Seminar
Morphological transformations of galaxies in the local Universe: an observational and theoretical perspective
Camila Correa (University of Amsterdam) 3.45pm TEAMS
For further events and talk abstracts, see the Events page.