Astrophysics Research Group

Our research is focused on solving key problems in modern astrophysics: How do stars and galaxies form? What are dark matter and dark energy? How did the Milky Way form and evolve? And how did supermassive black holes form? 

We seek to answer these questions by comparing multi-scale numerical simulations, from dense collisional stellar systems to the Universe as a whole to a host of observational data.

About the Astrophysics Research Group

Research areas

Our goal is to solve key problems in modern astrophysics.

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Physics with Astronomy BSc (Hons) or MPhys (Hons)

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Astrophysics researcher awarded STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship

The award of one of the UK’s most prestigious Fellowships for early career researchers will allow Dr Fabio Antonini to spend five years in Surrey’s Department of Physics, furthering his pioneering research on black holes.

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Press release

New research reveals hundreds of undiscovered black holes

New research by the University of Surrey published today in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society has shone light on a globular cluster of stars that could host several hundred black holes, a phenomenon that until recently was thought impossible. 

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Surrey researcher contributes to ground-breaking research on dwarf galaxies

A paper published by arXiv.org reveals the discovery of celestial objects that may be rare satellite galaxies, which hold the key to understanding how larger galaxies form.

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