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Dr Elizabeth Stanway

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I am a Reader in the Astronomy group at the University of Warwick with a specific interest in observational cosmology, both at optical and radio wavelengths, and in the stellar population synthesis we need to interpret distant galaxies. 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. My main research interest is in the study of distant galaxies, taking a multi-wavelength approach and modelling stelalr populations to explore different components of the galaxies and the nature, lifetime and behaviour of star formation at early times in the universe.

I also interested in best practice in teaching and learning and have completed Warwick's Postgraduate Certificate in Academic and Professional Practice. I publish a blog on the relationship between science and science fiction.

For details please see my website on the Astro Group webpages.

Contact Details:

Office: PS003
Tel: +44 (0)247 615 0945
E-Mail: e.r.stanway(at)