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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 compact objects; the remnants of stars in the form of white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes. Binaries involving one or more compact remnants offer spectacular laboratories for a broad variety of astro-physics. Such binaries are responsible for spectacular explosions and are principal source of gravitational waves. I am interested in the astrophysics enabled through gravitational waves as well as what can be learned from combined GW & electromagnetic information, aka multi-messenger astronomy.

I am an observationally focused astronomer, exploiting the spectrum of facilities available to us, both from the ground as well as space. I am currently leading a new facility that will hunt for EM signatures of binary mergers, called the Gravitational wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO).

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

  • Krzysztof Ulaczyk (research fellow)
  • Joe Lyman (future leader fellow)
  • Kendall Ackley (research fellow)
  • Amit Kumar (research fellow)
  • Thomas Killestein (PhD student)
  • Ben Godson (PhD student)


Write to:

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

Contact Details:

Office: Millburn House F.049
Tel: +44 (0)247 657 3873