Robert Izzard's Pages of Astronomical Happiness

  Robert Izzard's page of astronomical happiness

This page is outdated. Please go to my page at the University of Surrey.

I am an STFC Rutherford fellow and lecturer in the astrophysics group at the University of Surrey.
I was previously at the Institute of Astronomy,
part of the University of Cambridge.
I was also a teaching by-fellow at Churchill College.

  • The evolution of single, binary and multiple stars.
  • The origin of the chemical elements.
  • Disc and planet formation in binary stars.
  • Stellar nucleosynthesis and chemically peculiar stars.
  • Astrostatistics of single and multiple stellar systems.
  • Globular clusters and their multiple stellar generations.
  • Chemical evolution of the Galaxy.
  • The progenitors of Gamma-Ray Bursts.
  • Computational astrophysics.
  • Science education and realisation with advanced visualization tools.
  • Citizen of the world.
Previously on...
  • 2015-: STFC Rutherford fellow (IOA Cambridge until September 2017, then as a lecturer at the University of Surrey).
  • 2010-15: W2 Professor of Astrophysics at the Argelander Institute for Astronomy at the University of Bonn.
  • 2008-10: Marie-Curie Fellow at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  • 2005-08: NWO Fellow at Utrecht University.
  • 2000-04: PhD student at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.
See also my teaching page

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Recent Publications

To the left you can find links to my publications, talks, posters, teaching material and computer codes.

At the NAM 2011 with Albert and Liz, doing real observing and getting my free Jodcast T-shirt (in exchange for an interview!).


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