We run high resolution hydrodynamical simulations to investigate the dynamics of gas in clusters of galaxies and the intergalactic medium.
Galaxy Cluster Surveys
Searching for and characterising clusters of galaxies - the most massive objects in the Universe.
Exploring the cosmological perturbations that lead to the large-scale structure, gravitational waves and magnetic fields in the Universe.
Resolving pulsation modes in hot sub-dwarf and white dwarfs to model their evolution and internal structure. We are also searching for brown dwarf planetary companions through study of evolved eclipsing binaries and pulsating stars.
Combining large datasets taken at multiple wavelengths, to maximise our understanding of the Universe.
Image: Merging galaxies in radio at 325 MHz and in optical.
Understanding the formation and evolution of galaxies throughout the course of cosmic history.
Image: Starburst galaxy HXMM01.
Measuring the properties of luminous and distant Active Galactic Nuclei.
Image: Stacked optical spectra of 200,000 quasars.
High resolution hydrodynamical simulations to investigate the dynamics of gas in clusters of galaxies and the intergalactic medium.
Image: The evolution of cosmic structure from the early Universe until today, overlaid with the fractions of cosmic baryons in various temperature phases.
Are you interested in space, galaxies, or questions about how the universe came to exist? Do the mysteries of black holes, dark matter and dark energy intrigue you? Then come and visit the UWC Astrophysics group at the UWC Open Day on Saturday 6th May to find out more about joining us
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