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Prof Richard Bower, BA Physics, PhD.

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Professor in the Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43526
Room number: ocw214

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Responsibilities within department

Organisation of the astronomical computingfor the Level 4 astronomy projects.

Teaching activity

Post-graduate course in Statistical Methods in Astronomy

Research interests

My reasearch time is shared between observational andtheoretical cosmology.In particular, I work on the formation and evolution of galaxiesand clusters of galaxies. I am fascinated by the existence ofgalaxies and the ways in which they formed. Why is the nightsky so full of stars? What has made the different types ofgalaxies so different from each other? I like to speculate aboutwhat it would be like to live in a galaxy cluster. Interested? metoo. Take this link to find out more about my research interestsand recent papers...

Research Groups

Department of Physics

Research Projects

Department of History

Research Interests

  • Extragalactic astronomy and cosmology


Journal Article

Conference Paper

Doctoral Thesis

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics: Cosmology: the formation of galaxies and the universe we see.