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Danny Steeghs

Professor and head of the Astronomy & Astrophysics group within the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick.

Accreting black hole My research interests focus on the formation and evolution of interacting binary stars, particularly those that contain one (or two) compact stellar remnant(s). In order to find these systems, I am involved in a number of sky surveys where we combine custom sky surveys with data mining of public survey data at multiple wavebands. Compact object binaries are also responsible for spectacular explosions and are principal source of gravitational waves. I am interested in the astrophysics with gravitational waves as well as what can be learned from combined GW & electromagnetic information.

I am an observationally focused astronomer, exploiting the spectrum of facilities available to us including the Hubble Space Telescope, X-ray satellites such as XMM and SWIFT and a wide range of ground-based facilities. I am currently working on a new facility that will hunt for EM signatures of binary mergers, called GOTO.

If you are interested in a Ph.D position in our group, a description of current projects on offer can be found here.


Danny Steeghs

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

Contact Details:

Office: PS 005A
Tel: +44 (0)247 657 3873
Fax: +44 (0)247 669 2016