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Dr Kevin Pimbblet

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Kevin Pimbblet

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

Primary areas

- Galaxy evolution, formation, and environment over cosmologically significant timescales

- Stellar populations inside galaxies and their response to their physical environment

- Clusters and superclusters of galaxies, their kinematics, constituents, and growth

- Star formation in galaxies, and active galactic nuclei

- Brightest cluster galaxies (cD galaxies), and dwarf galaxies

- Filaments of galaxies that stretch between galaxy clusters, voids, large-scale structure, and topology

- Large, wide-field, and deep redshift surveys of the sky

Other areas

- Astronomical image processing, automated classification, machine learning

- Virtual observatory, and catalogue matching and handling

- Astrophysics and physics education

- Dark energy, and the standard model of cosmology

- Random number generation, statistics, statistical methods, game theory

Post Nominals B.Sc.(Hons.), Ph.D., MInstP, M.A.I.P., F.R.A.S., F.A.S.A.
Biography Physics Research Excellence Framework Lead/ Athena Swan Departmental Champion

Kevin is an experienced British-Australian observational astronomer, having worked in multiple research intensive institutions across two continents.

He read his PhD at the University of Durham (Collingwood College) and, following more than a decade in Australia, returned to the UK in 2014.

His core research interests cover a number of modern astrophysical topics and issues in the umbrella areas of extra-galactic astronomy and astrophysics, large-scale structure of the Universe and cosmology.
Scopus Author ID 6602374588