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.
Kartik Sheth and Scott Ransom from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) as well as Eric Wilcots from the University of Wisconsin recently visited UWC. They highlighted the exciting capabilities of new/newly upgraded NRAO telescopes such as ALMA and the JVLA and spent an a
Are you feeling frustrated with you’re recent progress ? Struggling to get your collaborators in the same room at the same time or timezone ? We have the solution ! Escape on a research retreat, a highly concentrated week of research activity far from the distractions of everyda
Prof. Matt Jarvis and UWC post-docs Kim McAlpine and Patrice Okouma attended the recent Third-Generation Calibration (3GC3) workshop held in the quaint Eastern Cape town of Port Alfred. Third-generation calibration refers to new techniques which are being developed to calibrate next g
The extremely popular UWC astronomy nights are back ! These night sky viewing evenings are open to students and the public in general and take place biweekly on a Tuesday evening. Participants have the opportunity to discover something new about the night sky and to have firsthand exp
Romeel is the newest staff member to join the UWC Astrophysics group. He was Associate Professor at the University of Arizona, but has now taken up the SARChI Chair in Multi-wavelength Astronomy, based at UWC but also joint with the SA Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS). He is a theorist who uses large-scale hydrodynamic simulations to understand how the observable Universe evolves from the Big Bang until today. You can find out more about Romeel at his personal webpage.