UCL Astrophysics Group

Dr Adam Burnley

Dr Adam Burnley

Honorary Lecturer

Dept of Physics & Astronomy

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Oct 2021


University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2002
University College London
Other higher degree, Master of Natural Science | 1999


Dr Adam Burnley is a professional astronomer. A childhood passion for the subject led him to achieving a degree and then a PhD in Astrophysics. He now works as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at University College London (UCL). Adam's particular field of interest is hot, massive stars, both in our own Milky Way and in other galaxies. These stars are galactic movers and shakers, leading short, but eventful lives, before exploding dramatically as supernovae. Adam is also very actively involved in astronomy education, whether it be lecturing undergraduates, running outreach events in schools, or speaking about his research at amateur astronomical societies.