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.
- Citizen of the world.
- 2015-: STFC Rutherford fellow (IOA Cambridge until September 2017, then as a lecturer at the University of Surrey).
- 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.
|Recent and upcoming meetings and workshops|
- The Impact of Binaries on Stellar Evolution, ESO Garching, July 3-7, 2017
- Binary Stars, IoA, Cambridge 2016.
- IMPRS-Heidelberg Summer School on Frontiers of Stellar Structure and Evolution (September 2014).
- 568. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar: Nucleosynthesis in AGB Stars, July 2014 (organiser). Photos: Group - with Herbert - Download talk videos here and slides here.
- Binary systems, their evolution and environments, September 2014 (invited speaker, SOC).
- Why Galaxies Care About AGB Stars III, July 2014 (invited review).
- Stellar tango at the Rockies '14 March 2014 (invited speaker).
- The impact of companions on stellar evolution - A Dawes review for PASA. De Marco and Izzard (2016).
- Cannibals in the thick disk: the young α−rich stars as evolved blue stragglers Jofre, Jorissen, Van Eck, Izzard et al. (2016).
- Core-collapse supernova progenitor constraints using the spatial distributions of massive stars in local galaxies, Kangas et al. (2016).
- Observable fractions of core-collapse supernova light curves brightened by binary companions Moriya, Liu and Izzard (2015).
- Evolution of mass functions of coeval stars through wind mass loss and binary interactions Schneider, Izzard, Langer, de Mink, (ApJ accepted 2015)
- Carbon-enhanced metal-poor stars: a window on AGB nucleosynthesis and binary evolution. I. Detailed analysis of 15 binary stars with known orbital periods (2015)
- HV2112, a Thorne-Zytkow Object or a Super Asymptotic Giant Branch Star Tout, Zytkow, Church, Lau, Izzard, Doherty (2015)
- The occurrence of classical Cepheids in binary systems Neilson et al. (2015)
- Theoretical uncertainties of the type Ia supernova rate Claeys, Pols, Izzard, Vink and Verbunt (A&A 563, 83).
- The Ages of Young Star Clusters and the Upper Mass Limit of Stars: Analysing Age-dependent Stellar Mass Functions. Schneider, Izzard, de Mink, Langer, Stolte, de Koter, Gvaramadze, Hussmann, Liermann, Sana. (ApJ 780, 117).
- A nova re-accretion model for J-type carbon stars Sengupta, Izzard and Lau (A&A 559, 66).
- Planetary nebulae after common-envelope phases initiated by low-mass red giants Hall, Tout, Izzard and Keller (MNRAS 435, 2048).
- Wind Roche-lobe overflow: Application to carbon-enhanced metal-poor stars Abate, Pols, Izzard, Mohamed and de Mink (2013 A&A; 552, 26).
- The rotation rates of massive stars: the role of binary interaction through tides, mass transfer and mergers de Mink, Langer, Izzard, Sana and de Koter (2013 ApJ; 764, 166).
- BINSTAR: a new binary stellar evolution code. Tidal interactions Siess, L.; Izzard, R. G.; Davis, P. J.; Deschamps, R. (2013 A&A; 550, 100).
- Classical Cepheids Require Enhanced Mass Loss Neilson, Langer, Engle, Guinan and Izzard (accepted for publication in (2012 ApJ; 760L, 18).
- The occurrence of nitrogen-enhanced metal-poor stars: implications for the initial mass function in the early Galactic halo Pols, Izzard, Stancliffe and Glebbeek (2012 A&A; 547, 76), also on arXiv.
- Binary Interaction Dominates the Evolution of Massive Stars
(Sana et al., Science 337, 444).
To the left you can find links to my publications, talks, posters, teaching material and computer codes.
At the NAM 2011 with Albert and Liz, doing real observing and getting my free Jodcast T-shirt (in exchange for an interview!).