Robert Izzard's Pages of Astronomical Happiness

I am an STFC Rutherford fellow and lecturer in the astrophysics group at the University of Surrey.
I was previously at the Institute of Astronomy, part of the University of Cambridge.
I was also a teaching by-fellow at Churchill College.

  • The evolution of single, binary and multiple stars.
  • The origin of the chemical elements.
  • Disc and planet formation in binary stars.
  • Stellar nucleosynthesis and chemically peculiar stars.
  • Astrostatistics of single and multiple stellar systems.
  • Globular clusters and their multiple stellar generations.
  • Chemical evolution of the Galaxy.
  • The progenitors of Gamma-Ray Bursts.
  • Computational astrophysics.
  • Science education and realisation with advanced visualization tools.
Previously on...
  • 2017-: Lecturer and STFC Rutherford fellow at the University of Surrey.
  • 2015-: STFC Rutherford fellow (IOA Cambridge until September 2017).
  • 2010-15: W2 Professor of Astrophysics at the Argelander Institute for Astronomy at the University of Bonn.
  • 2008-10: Marie-Curie Fellow at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  • 2005-08: NWO Fellow at Utrecht University.
  • 2000-04: PhD student at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.
See also my teaching page

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Recent Publications

At the NAM 2011 with Albert and Liz, doing real observing and getting my free Jodcast T-shirt (in exchange for an interview!).

Surrey astro - IOA - CHU - SJC - STARS - BRIDGCE - UCam - Binary_c Online - Binary_c  facebook - Tarantula

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