Short-term Visitors Programme for Astrophysical Research at the University of Exeter

Lead Research Organisation: University of Exeter
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

There are two groups at the University of Exeter that conduct astrophysical research, the Astrophysics Group in the School of Physics and the Centre for Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics (CGAFD) within the School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics. The primary areas of research of the Astrophysics Group are star formation, one of the current priority areas for astronomical research in the UK, planet formation, and exoplanets. CGAFD conducts research into astrophysical fluid dynamics, in particular dynamo theory and planetary atmospheres. Research on exoplanets provides a clear link between the groups. Together, these groups collaborate with many researchers both across the UK and overseas. However, Exeter is relatively geographically isolated. In order that these collaborations continue to flourish and that new links be formed it is essential that a short-term visitors programme be maintained at Exeter. This grant application is intended to fund our visitors programme over the next three years.

Publications

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Bate M (2010) Chaotic star formation and the alignment of stellar rotation with disc and planetary orbital axes in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Buckle J (2010) The JCMT Legacy Survey of the Gould Belt: a first look at Orion B with HARP in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Davis C (2010) The JCMT Legacy Survey of the Gould Belt: a first look at Taurus with HARP in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Graves S (2010) The JCMT Legacy Survey of the Gould Belt: a first look at Serpens with HARP GBS: first look at Serpens in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Liao X (2010) A new Legendre-type polynomial and its application to geostrophic flow in rotating fluid spheres in Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

 
Description This grant supported visitors to the Astrophysics Group at the University of Exeter. Many of these visits resulted in scientific publications.
Exploitation Route Via journal publications
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software)

 
Description Findings were published in refereed journal papers.
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software)
Impact Types Cultural

 
Description STFC Consolidated Grant
Amount £1,734,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/J001627/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2012 
End 09/2015