Astronomy

Astronomy at Durham

Durham Astronomy Research Cluster

Durham University is one of the UK's leading centres for astronomical research with world-class groups working in a wide range of fields covering the observational, theoretical and instrumentation aspects of astronomy.

Ernest Rutherford Fellowship Applications 2018
We welcome applications for STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowships. There are quota limits on ERF applications and so we require all applicants to submit a CV, publication list and a short (1 page) research outline, including a brief additional paragraph on why Durham and how the project connects to Durham. The deadline for these documents is the 3rd August and they should be submitted through an appropriate member of academic staff, selected by you, who will act as a local sponsor. We expect to short list our ERF candidates before 17th August.

Durham is ranked joint fifth globally in terms of the number of highly-cited researchers in Space Sciences (which covers research into astronomy and astrophysics), according to the most recent league table from Clarivate Analytics.


There are 28 academic staff across the combined astronomy groups, with over 100 postdocs, postgraduate students and support and technical staff involved in astronomy research. The Durham Astronomy Research Cluster hosts the following groups:
In November 2016, the three main astronomy groups in the Department of Physics, the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation, the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy and the Institute for Computational Cosmology, moved into the brand new Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics building, designed by the world renowned Studio Daniel Libeskind.

Contact Details

Department of Physics,
Durham University,
South Road,
Durham DH1 3LE
 
Tel: 44 (0)191 3343635