Institute of Astronomy

Mr Poul E R Alexander


Office: KAVLI K14
Office Tel: (01223) 760796
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My principal research interest is in the dynamical evolution of star clusters.

Star clusters are extra-galactic objects containing up to a million stars in an environment largely free of dark matter. These objects have been shown by both observation and simulation to be evolving dynamically over a time-scale comparable to the Hubble time. In addition, these objects show great susceptibility to external tidal fields from the local galactic environment - information that can be used to reconstruct the local potential around the star cluster.

I also retain an interest in near-field cosmology, in particular the local universe distribution of dark matter.


2010 - MPhys (Hons) from Durham University

Professional Organisations

Institute of Physics, Associate Member

Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society

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