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.

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Professor Justin Read and Professor Mark Gieles give an insight into Astrophysics at the University of Surrey.

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Our goal is to solve key problems in modern astrophysics.

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We have found evidence for a dark matter cusp in a nearby dwarf galaxy, Draco, whose star formation shut down long…
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New work on emission of gravitational waves from black holes in the Galactic Centre by Manuel Arca Sedda and…
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New idea for the origin of multiple stellar populations of globular clusters: supermassive stars formed with the cl…

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Astrophysics Research Group
University of Surrey