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.
The University of Surrey's Astrophysics research group started in 2013 and teaches the popular Physics with Astronomy BSc (Hons) or MPhys (Hons) programme.
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.
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.
The University of Surrey’s Astrophysics Research Group recently celebrated the announcement of its new learning and outreach telescope on Stag Hill campus by holding a live demonstration, night-time lecture and observation session for Surrey students, staff and the general public.