Ross ChurchSenior Lecturer, Degree of Doctor
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
I am a research fellow in Observational and Theoretical Astrophysics at the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, Lund University. My work is currently funded primarily by the Swedish Research Council. I study the physics of stars and stellar systems, currently focusing on stellar clusters, interacting binary stars, and luminous transients such as supernovae and gamma-ray bursts. I am also interested in planetary systems, in particular the history of the Sun and its solar system.
I work in collaboration with many colleagues within the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, and in other departments in Sweden and overseas. I am currently supervising two PhD students, Timmi Jørgensen and Chen Fanyao.
I am the responsible person and primary lecturer for a master's course in Stellar Structure and Evolution (ASTM14) and also teach parts of other courses including High-Energy Astrophysics (ASTM12) and Extragalactic Astrophysics (ASTM19). I also supervise bachelor and master projects.