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Deanne Coppejans (she/her)

I am an assistant professor in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group of the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick. I use multi-wavelength observations to study the high energy physics of astronomical outflows such as jets, winds and stellar explosions in extreme environments. Some of the questions that I am most interested in include: How are jets launched and collimated? What is the physics driving the explosions of supernovae and transients? What are the new fast transients that being discovered by modern telescopes? My research spans the explosions of stars, to the accretion physics of compact objects (black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs) as they strip material off of companion stars, to the merger of compact objects as revealed by gravitational wave detectors.

Artist's illustration of different types of explosive transients

Image credit: Bill Saxton / NRAO / AUI / NSF

  • Transients
    • fast blue optical transients
    • tidal disruption events
    • supernovae
    • gamma ray bursts (long and short)
    • gravitational wave sources
  • Cataclysmic Variables
  • X-ray binaries

You can find a list of my research papers here.

Photo of Deanne Coppejans teaching

Photograph of Deanne Coppejans

Write to:

Deanne Coppejans,
Department of Physics,
University of Warwick,
Coventry CV4 7AL

Contact details:

Office: A1.20 Milburn House
deanne.coppejans (at)