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Elizabeth Stanway

I am a Reader in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick with a specific interest in the study of stellar populations and their role in observational cosmology, both at optical and radio wavelengths. The question of how the universe evolved, from the birth of the first stars to the highly structured and massive galaxies we see around us today, is one of the most fundamental that astrophysicists seek to address. It underpins our understanding of nearby galaxies, and is a key driver for the development of the next generation of telescopes. By modelling the stars that combine to produce the light we see from unresolved galaxies we can improve our understanding of distant systems.

For details of my experience and qualifications please see my brief CV.

A list of my publications (including links to open access ArXiv copies) can be found on the NASA ADS system.

I also have side interests in the role of science fiction in popular understanding of science, and in the history of astronomy.

For more information please see the following pages:


Write to:

Dr Elizabeth Stanway,
Department of Physics,
University of Warwick,
Coventry CV4 7AL

Contact Details:

Office: A1.18 (Milburn House)
Tel: +44 (0)247 615 0945
Fax: +44 (0)247 669 2016
E-Mail: e.r.stanway(at)