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Ashley Chrimes

I am a PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick. My supervisors are Elizabeth Stanway and Andrew Levan.


My research looks at the environments of high energy, extragalactic transients, in particular gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) - the most luminous electromagnetic events in the Universe. By identifying and studying the host galaxies where these explosions occur, we learn about the stellar populations and conditions which are capable of producing them. GRBs show great variety in terms of their duration, lightcurves, isotropic energy and spectral shapes (manifesting as short, long, ultra long, low luminosity, dark bursts and more). The study of GRB environments continues to prove invaluable in determining the origin of this variety.

Conference Talks & Posters

Talk - Investigating a Population of Infrared-Bright GRB Host Galaxies (National Astronomy Meeting,University of Hull, July 2017)


I have participated in a number of outreach events, such as planetarium trips to local schools, a family day and departmental open day at the University, and a Christmas 2016 public lecture.

Start date: Oct 2016, STFC Grant Code: 1763016

A member of the RAS and IOP


Write to:

Ashley Chrimes,
Department of Physics,
University of Warwick,
Coventry CV4 7AL

Contact details:

E-Mail: A.Chrimes AT