- Time domain astronomy
- Dark energy
- Galaxy evolution
Mark's research interests include supernovae, dark energy, galaxy evolution, and applications of data science techniques to astrophysics research. His supernova research group has been funded by the European Research Council and by the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), and he was the PI of the STFC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science (DISCnet). He is now working on preparation for the Rubin Observatory's Legacy Survey of Space and Time, and the ESO/4MOST spectrographic instrument.
Professor Mark Sullivan graduated from Southampton (MPhys with Astronomy), and received a PhD in Astronomy from Cambridge. Following postdoctoral fellowship positions in Durham, Toronto and Oxford, Mark came back to Southampton in 2012 as a Royal Society University Research Fellow. He is now a Professor of Astrophysics in the Astronomy Group, and Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy.