Ross Church

Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology


I am a senior lecturer in Observational and Theoretical Astrophysics at the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, Lund University.  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 (ASTM25) and also teach parts of other courses including High-Energy Astrophysics (ASTM12).  I also supervise bachelor and master projects.  I am also one of the study directors for the COMPUTE graduate research school.

Recent research outputs

Korol, V., Mandel, I., Coleman Miller, M., Ross P. Church & Melvyn B. Davies, 2020, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 496, 1, p. 994-1000 7 p.

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Traven, G., Feltzing, S., Merle, T., Van Der Swaelmen, M., Cotar, K., Church, R., Zwitter, T., Ting, Y. S., Sahlholdt, C., Asplund, M., Bland-Hawthorn, J., De Silva, G., Freeman, K., Martell, S., Sharma, S., Zucker, D., Buder, S., Casey, A., D'Orazi, V., Kos, J. & 7 others, Lewis, G., Lin, J., Lind, K., Simpson, J., Stello, D., Munari, U. & Wittenmyer, R. A., 2020, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 638, 202037484.

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