Astrophysics is taught at Oxford as part of the undergraduate Physics degree, with both option and core courses in astrophysics, and the opportunity of an astrophysics project in the final year.
Astrophysics research and graduate study is carried in the A&L, AOPP, Theory and Astrophysics sub-departments You are currently reading the web page of the sub-department of Astrophysics.
The dynamics of fluid flow in astrophysics
Group Leaders Steven Balbus
Harnessing the power of hundreds of thousands of volunteers to make discoveries
Group Leaders Chris Lintott
Our research focuses on studies of the Interstellar Medium, properties of dust and molecules both in our own and distant galaxies. We investigate the interplay between star formation and AGN activity.
Group Leaders Dimitra Rigopoulou
This research area focuses on the detection and characterisation of planets around other stars than the Sun, or exoplanets.
Group Leaders Suzanne Aigrain, Niranjan Thatte
We design, build and use novel radio telescopes to study the evolution and structure of the Universe.
Academics Michael Jones, Angela Taylor
The physics of evolving planetary systems
Group Leaders Caroline Terquem
NGC 4414, a typical spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices, is about 55,000 light-years in diameter and approximately 60 million light-years away from Earth. (Image: NASA)
Group Leaders Martin Bureau
Group Leaders Andrew Bunker
We design and build state-of-the-art instruments for a wide range of ground based observatories.
Group Leaders Matthias Tecza, Niranjan Thatte
Development of ultra-sensitive cryogenic detectors for submillimetre telescopes.
Group Leaders Ghassan Yassin
The Dark Universe Research Group aims to understand the problem of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe
Group Leaders Pedro Ferreira, Jo Dunkley, Lance Miller, Isobel Hook
Studying the multi-wavelength observation, detection, analysis, and physical interpretation of time-variable phenomena in the local and distant Universe. Picture credit: The Hubble Key Project Team and The High-Z Supernova Search Team
Group Leaders Aris Karastergiou, Isobel Hook
Other research groups
Other groups in Astrophysics