Computing and Short-term Visitor Support for the Astronomy & Astrochemistry Group at The University of Nottingham

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: Sch of Chemistry

Abstract

The aim of the grant is to support and enhance the observational and laboratory-based research programme of the Astronomy and Astrochemistry Group at The University of Nottingham through replacement and enhancement of the computer hardware resources of the Group, and a continuation of our current PPARC Visitors Grant. The research programme of the Group focusses on observational spectroscopic studies of the role of molecules and dust chemistry in astrophysical processes in stellar, circumstellar and nebular media, coupled with laboratory astrophysics of interstellar dust reactions and processes of particular importance in star-forming regions. The continued success of the research depends strongly on a sound level of computer support for data reduction, analysis and modelling, and maintaining and extending our collaborations with both UK-based and international researchers through short-term visits to Nottingham.

Publications

10 25 50

publication icon
Cordiner M (2008) Diffuse interstellar bands in M 33 in Astronomy & Astrophysics

publication icon
Ellison S (2008) Diffuse interstellar bands in z < 0.6 Ca II absorbers in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters

publication icon
Pathak A (2008) Protonated PAHs as carriers of diffuse interstellar bands in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters

publication icon
Sarre P (2008) Organic compounds as carriers of the diffuse interstellar bands in Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union

publication icon
Song I (2007) The 3.3-µm PAH emission band of the Red Rectangle The 3.3-µm emission of the Red Rectangle in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

 
Description Advancement of understanding of interstellar matter
First Year Of Impact 2011
Sector Education
Impact Types Cultural

 
Description Hong Kong Research Grants Council
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Research Grants Council Hong Kong 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 01/2009 
End 12/2011
 
Description Diffuse bands 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department Goddard Space Flight Center
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Observational programme
Collaborator Contribution Research Publications
Impact Research publications
Start Year 2007
 
Description EU COST Chemical Cosmos 
Organisation European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in observational and laboratory molecular astrophysics
Collaborator Contribution Networking with multiple European research units
Impact Upcoming extended visit of researcher to Toulouse, France
Start Year 2009
 
Description Hong Kong University 
Organisation University of Hong Kong
Department Department of Chemistry HKU
Country Hong Kong 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is an interdisciplinary research programme in astrochemistry. The Nottingham group provides expertise in observational and computational aspects and the the HKU group undertakes experiments
Collaborator Contribution Exchange of staff
Impact Experiments have just started but will lead to submission of research papers in 2011
Start Year 2007
 
Description Infrared astronomy 
Organisation Joint Astronomy Centre
Department United Kingdom Infrared Telescope
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observational programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical advice, research publications
Impact Technical advice, research publication
 
Description UIR band research 
Organisation Sejong University
Department Astronomy
Country Korea, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observational programme
Collaborator Contribution Research Publications
Impact Research publication
Start Year 2007
 
Description International Year of Chemistry, Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 50 attendees. Lots of interest at the astronomy/chemistry interface

None directly
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011