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 (ASTM14) 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

Henkel, K., Karakas, A. I., Casey, A. R., Ross P. Church & Lattanzio, J. C., 2018 Aug 10, In : Astrophysical Journal Letters. 863, 1, L5.

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