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Research project

C Knigge - Astrophysics at Southampton


Lead researcher

Professor Christian Knigge

Professor of Astrophysics

Research interests

  • accretion phenomena and associated outflows
  • cataclysmic variables

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Other researchers

Professor Tony Bird

Professor of Astronomy

Research interests

  • My main research interest is in instrumentation and data analysis for high energy astrophysics.
  • I am a co-investigator for the IBIS imaging telescope on the European Space Agency's INTEGRAL space telescope mission, operating successfully since its launch in 2001.

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Professor Mark Sullivan

Head of School

Research interests

  • Supernovae
  • Time domain astronomy

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Professor Francesco Shankar

Professor of Astrophysics

Research interests

  • Super-massive Black Hole Demography and Evolution
  • Galaxy Evolution: Spheroids and Bulges, Environment, High-redshift galaxies

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Professor Diego Altamirano


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Professor Poshak Gandhi

Professor of Astrophysics

Research interests

  • Accretion & Outflows
  • Time-domain astronomy

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Professor Sebastian Hoenig

Professor of Obs'l & Comp'l Astrophysics

Research interests

  • Active Galactic Nuclei
  • Dust

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Doctor Matthew Middleton

Associate Professor

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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

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