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Prof David Alexander

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Professor in the Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43594
Room number: ocw119
Room number: 335

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Responsibilities within department

Head of Section for Astronomy

Director of Postgraduate Research

Teaching Activity

Stars Lecturer for Level 2 Stars and Galaxies course

Research Groups

Department of Physics

Research Interests

  • Active Galactic Nuclei, black holes, galaxy formation and evolution

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2003: Royal Society University Research Fellowship
  • 2008: Philip Leverhulme Prize
  • 2012: Leverhulme Research Fellowship
  • 2014: Thomson Reuters ESI highly cited researcher over 2002-2012

Selected Publications

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Selected Grants

  • 2020: Astronomy Consolidated Grant 2020 2023 CfAI (£1197810.10 from Ernest Rutherford Fellowship)
  • 2020: Astronomy Consolidated Grant 2020-2023 CEA (£2408347.17 from Ernest Rutherford Fellowship)