Dr Steve Fossy

Dr Steve Fossey- wins UCL Communication and Culture Award

Dr Steve Fossey has been awarded the UCL Communication and Culture Award for Media Communicator of the Year (news story). More...

Hiranya on Newsnight

UCL open letter to Paul Dacre, Editor of the Daily Mail

Professor David Price, Vice-Provost for Research at UCL, has written an open letter to Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail, to raise concerns about an article commenting on the race and gender of UCL academics appearing on Newsnight. The contents of this letter are reproduced in full below. More...

Dr Hiranya Peiris

Dr Hiranya Peiris discusses 'Gravity waves seen for the first time. What does it prove?' on BBC Two Newsnight

Prof. David Walker

Professor David Walker wins IOP Optics and Photonics Prize

Professor David Walker has been awarded the Institute of Physics (IOP)
Optics and Photonics Prize for 2014. More...

UCL Astrophysics Group

The Astrophysics Group at UCL forms part of the Physics & Astronomy Department. We are one of the largest Astrophysics groups in the UK, comprising about 80 members of academic, research and support staff. 

The research areas cover massive stars, star formation, interstellar and circumstellar processes, astrochemistry, cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, extra-solar planets, atmospheric physics and instrumentation. An overview of the group's research can be found in the most recent Departmental Annual Review.

Our group members are also playing leadership roles in many international projects, covering a time line from the present to 2020 or so.  They include the Dark Energy Survey, DESI, Euclid, the Hubble Space Telescope, JWST, SPICA, Cassini, Laplace / JUICE, EChO, LOFAR, Planck, Herschel, e-MERLIN and ALMA. In addition, we are part of UCL's Institute of Origins which promotes inter-departmental research.

Head of Group: Prof. Mike Barlow
Administrator:  Mrs Kay Nakum

Current vacancies in the Astrophysics group are listed on the Physics and Astronomy Vacancies page 

M82 Super Wind
Cosmology Stars and Galaxies Instrumentation Planetary Science: Earth, Solar System and Exoplanets

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