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 two master's courses: Stellar Structure and Evolution (ASTM25) and High-Energy Astrophysics (ASTM12). I also teach parts of Galaxies and Cosmology (ASTA33) and Statistical Physics and Quantum Statistics (FYSB12). I also supervise bachelor and master projects.

Recent research outputs

Valeriya Korol, Ilya Mandel, M. Coleman Miller, 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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