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Ryan Cutter

I'm Ryan, a PhD student at the University of Warwick studying astronomy and astrophysics. My supervisor is Danny Steeghs and my project focuses primarily on GOTO in search for the optical counterpart to gravitational waves. My research interests revolve around compact binaries.

See my publication history: NASA ADS search link


PG-SSLC:- Secretary (2016 - 2017), Astro Rep(2017-2018), PG Seminar Coordinator (2017 - 2019)

PX271:- Microprocessors Lab Demonstrator (2016-2019)

PX148:- Exam Marker(2017-2019)

Open days:- Talking to parents and prospective students

Created the Astro Journal Club (2018-2019)

Courses Taken

CH950:- Doctoral Skills 1

CH951:- Doctoral Skills 2

CH952:- Doctoral Skills 3

CH957:- Business Innovation, and Commercialisation

CH953:- Teamworking in a Research Environment

CH955:- Decision Making and Leadership

PX444:- The Distant Universe

AS8:- Planetary formation

Other Affiliations



STEM Ambassador

I'm a scientist get me out of here (Winner of the gravity zone Nov 2017,Championed Stephen Hawking for the £50 note and won that too!)

HEA - Associate Fellow


Older stuff

Svalbard Blog :- My 6 month adventure in the arctic circle (somewhat incomplete)

Wonders of the Moon :- I made a brief appearence on national television!

See the Warwick Planitarium!

XMAS Gala - Building Crystals


Write to:

Ryan Cutter,
Department of Physics,
University of Warwick,
Coventry CV4 7AL

Contact details:

E-Mail: R.Cutter at