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Thomas Killestein

About me:

I am currently a first year PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick. My supervisor is Danny Steeghs, and I work as part of the GOTO team, searching for optical counterparts to gravitational wave-driven merger events.

Research interests:
  • Astrophysical transients - both galactic variables and extragalactic transients
  • Exploiting large scale astronomical surveys to find unusual objects
  • Pro-am collaboration in astronomy
  • Machine learning for big data

For a list of papers I've contributed to, see the ADS.

Teaching and Outreach:

I am currently a problems class tutor for the first year modules PX145/PX148.

I am always keen to give outreach talks to schools and astronomy societies, on a variety of topics -- previously I've done talks on the solar system, exoplanets, asteroids, and astrophotography. Please contact me for more information!

Picture of Thomas Killestein (2019)

Write to:

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

Contact details:

E-Mail: t.killestein <at>