Research Group

We have a very active time-domain research group at Birmingham!

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Current members (left to right):

Samantha Oates (postdoctoral fellow) is an expert on gamma-ray burst afterglows and is finding new kinds of transients in the ultraviolet

Aysha Aamer (PhD) studies superluminous supernovae to work out what kinds of stars produce these incredibly powerful explosions

Xinyue Sheng (PhD) is building a machine learning classifier to rapidly identify rare types of transients in the biggest all-sky surveys

Matt Nicholl (group leader)

Evan Ridley (PhD) researches the disruptions of stars by supermassive black holes and the diversity of transients in the centres of galaxies

Ben Gompertz (postdoctoral fellow) uses multi-wavelength and multi-messenger signals to understand the mergers of neutron stars and black holes