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Mr Warrick Heinz Ball


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I finished my PhD in July 2012 under the supervision of Chris Tout. I'm currently a postdoc at the Insitute for Astrophysics at the University of Göttingen.

Selected papers

Quasi-stars, giants and the Schönberg-Chandrasekhar limit, MNRAS, 421, 2713--2721

The Structure and Evolution of Quasi-stars, MNRAS, 414, 2751--2762


Postdoc, Institute for Astrophysics, University of Göttingen (2012-)


PhD in Astronomy, University of Cambridge (2008-2012)

MSc in Astrophysics, University College London (2007-2008)

BSc (Hons) in Theoretical Physics, University of Cape Town (2006)

BSc in Mathematical, Physical and Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town (2003-2005)

Awards and Prizes

St Edmund's College Emsley Prize (2012) ("...for the student achieving the highest mark or recommendation in Sciences at a postgraduate level at St Edmund's college.")

St Edmund's College Commonwealth and Overseas Studentship (2008-2011)

UCT Council Honours Scholarship (2006)

University Research Scholarship (2006)

Joseph Stone Postgraduate Bursary (2006)

Science Faculty Scholarship (2003-2005)

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